Socialist challenger Kshama Sawant pulled narrowly ahead of longtime Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin in updated vote totals released Tuesday afternoon. Sawant, the first socialist to make a general election for Seattle City Council in 22 years, led Conlin by 41 votes – 79,751 to
The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have accused a 38-year-old woman of killing a Tacoma man who was reported missing about six weeks ago. Margaret Effelberg was ordered held on $500,000 bail Tuesday. The News Tribune says she pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and o
Two men pleaded not guilty this morning to charges stemming from a vicious home invasion in Kirkland last month in which they are accused of breaking into a home, dragging a man from his bed and attacking him with knife. Vincent Sisounong, 21, and Blessing Gainey, 19, pleaded not guilty in King
The Seattle Times food group gathers for a live chat at noon Wednesday (Nov. 13) to talk about the restaurants we all love to keep lovin’. The chat is a preview to the Sunday (Nov. 17) Pacific Northwest Magazine Dining Out issue, where you’ll meet some of the people whose restaurant
The Whistler Mountain half of British Columbia’s Whistler Blackcomb ski resort will open this Saturday, Nov. 16, the resort announced Tuesday. The opening comes 13 days earlier than originally planned, thanks to cold temperatures, natural snowfall and productive snowmaking equipment, resort of
Josh Shirley insists he isn’t bothered by his new, specialized role in Washington’s defense. “The coaches know what’s best,” he said, “and if they think I’m fit for the pass rush and that’s where they want to put me, I’m blessed to just be on the
What’s hot? Oh, let’s not! Instead, join Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson Thursday, Nov. 14 at Town Hall when the Seattle Times, in partnership with the Seattle Public Library, hosts a panel of chefs and restaurateurs who’ve been around long enough to know that being great tru
The Race & Social Justice Initiative, a project of the city of Seattle, is conducting a survey to measure how people feel about the community. The survey lets people weigh in on a variety of topics, from rating one’s neighborhood to expressing opinions on whether Seattle is affordable and whet
“A-? It’s just like a F! In our family everybody gets an A!” So, I bet you think this is something that most Tiger Moms would say to their children. And yes, you’re right. I can’t even remember how many times my mum said it when I was younger. In the ABC show,
Light-rail is 10 years from reaching Lynnwood and Overlake, yet Sound Transit is already seeking public comment for a possible next round of rail projects. People who attend public forums can even have themselves filmed inside a video photo booth, talking about what kind of transit the region s
Songs: Ohia “The Magnolia Electric Co.” reissue (Secretly Canadian) Too few people knew the names Songs: Ohia or Magnolia Electric Co., but those who did will remember where they were the morning of March 26, 2013, when word reached them that Jason Molina had died at age 39 from organ fa
Machinists president says members must decide for themselves how to vote, while Boeing Airplanes CEO says threat to build 777X elsewhere “is not a bluff.”
The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Investigators are trying to answer questions about body parts found by searchers after a dog brought a human leg to a home in Thurston County. It’s too early to tell if the remains are from a man, woman or child, how long ago the person died and even
The northern town of York is one of the worthiest destinations in England.
Typhoon Haiyan is feared to have killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines. Here are the natural disasters in the last decade that had higher death tolls:
Carolyn Hax advises a reader whose parents want the family to get together every weekend.