SeaTac Proposition 1 requires a $15 wage and some paid sick days for about 6,500 workers at the airport and related businesses. The voting results are important because they could guide the conversation for higher minimum wages throughout Washington and the U.S. Proponents believe this measure will
The Nelson Mandela eulogized to the world by President Barack Obama as "a giant of history" and the "last great liberator of the 20th century" seemed a different person from the one the United States held at arm's length, to put it diplomatically, for much of his life and career.
Rain, clouds and a slight chill in the weather? Yes, things are returning to normal in the Seattle area. Put your puffy coats and mittens at least for a while because the typical December weather of gray and drizzle is returning this week. Rain showers are expected to sweep through the Seattle area
Veteran Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley has a good interview in Fortune with retiring Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other Microsoft execs in which they talk about Ballmer’s legacy. Ballmer has said for a while now that he considers Longhorn — the codename for what became Windows
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York congressman for financial wrongdoing.
Heading into a congressional election year, Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would like to see their House member replaced, a new poll finds.
A mother and her youngest child have been discharged from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members from a bitter cold mountain wilderness.
The University of Washington ranked 13th, and Western Washington University ranked 93rd, on Kiplinger’s annual list of 100 public colleges that offer the best value for the money. Both schools have regularly appeared on Kiplinger’s list. The UW was 18th last year, and WWU was 74th. Kipli
Boise native Bryan Harsin will be named the next coach at Boise State, succeeding new Washington coach Chris Petersen, according to multiple reports. UW defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox was considered one of the finalists for the job, and it’s unclear where he will end up. Steve Sarkisian w
Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins was named this morning the winner of the John Mackey Award, presented to the nation’s top college tight end. He is the first Husky to win a national player of the year award since 1991. Seferian-Jenkins was one of three finalists for the aw
Beware of armed sock monkeys: Security at our airports is no laughing matter, but you can’t help chuckling at the TSA’s confiscation of a sock money’s 2-inch toy gun A Redmond woman says she had the armed monkey in a carry-on as she went through security earlier this month at St. L
Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home was robbed while he was away to attend the memorial honoring Nelson Mandela, police said Wednesday, marking the third time in recent years thieves have targeted him.
A blustery storm dropped torrential rain and snow on Lebanon and Jordan on Wednesday, forcing aid agencies to scramble to distribute desperately needed winter supplies like blankets and plastic tarps to Syrian refugees who have sought safe haven in the countries.
Microsoft says more than 2 million of its Xbox One consoles have been sold since the system's launch 18 days ago.
Costco's fiscal first-quarter net income rose 2 percent as sales improved and the wholesale club operator pulled in more money from membership fees.
The failure to finalize a landmark trans-Pacific trade pact this year as planned has dealt a blow to President Barack Obama's policy shift to Asia.
Cooper Volkman is 8 years old and full of energy. While his 10-year-old sister sits down easily to focus on projects, Cooper tends to be perpetually in motion.
An overnight fire at a farmers' market in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen killed at least 16 people and injured five others, local authorities said Wednesday.
Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said.
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexuality, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.