Google has severed its ties with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, with harsh words that ALEC is “lying” with expressions about climate change. The group has suffered numerous defections, including Microsoft and Amazon.com, beginning with its authorship of so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws such as the Florida statute used by the George Zimmerman defense in the killing of 16-year-old teenager Trayvon Martin.
A black Labrador retriever is missing even after the stolen truck she disappeared with in Bellevue was recovered. A 1984 black Mazda B2000 pickup truck was stolen Friday night from the parking lot of St.
A Watergate-style question hangs over internal investigation of misconduct accusations brought by 21 former Mars Hill Church elders against Senior Pastor Mark Driscoll. Mark Driscoll and wife Grace Driscoll discuss on “The View” their book, “Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together,” on Mar.
Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich has been tapped to succeed Cardinal Francis George as Archbishop of Chicago, in the most important ecclesiastical appointment facing Pope Francis, according to the Associated Press.
You wanna deal stolen goods, you don’t do it outside a doughnut shop. *Ba-dum POW.* I’ll be here all week. But that’s what a woman tried to do on Friday when she was reportedly set up by a victim.
Vice President Joe Biden, who paid an unannounced visit in May, is coming back to the Puget Sound area to headline Sen. Maria Cantwell’s annual “Women of Valor” awards luncheon.
A local mother has filed a formal complaint with King County Metro Transit after a driver allegedly told her to get off his bus because her crying 2-year-old was giving him a headache.
Two men are held in British Columbia in connection with the slaying of a man found in his Sammamish home.
An Olympia man faces charges as the background-check debate heats up ahead of competing Washington gun control initiatives.
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State Democrats are vowing to “confront” ex-U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Dave Reichert on Thursday, when Gingrich appears late Thursday afternoon at a Reichert fundraiser at the Issaquah Hilton Garden Inn.
A key Mars Hill Church insider, Sutton Turner, has resigned as an executive elder and departed the staff at the troubled Seattle-based mega-church. Turner was one of three people, including embattled Senior Pastor Mark Driscoll, who directed the church.
As Congress flew home Friday morning, after Speaker John Boehner adjourned the House until after November’s election, freshman Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., was receiving plaudits for a small, symbolic legislative accomplishment.
A Seattle contractor who'd landed more than $1.1 million in government contracts was sentenced Friday to three months in jail for scamming workers out of pay as part of a scheme to underbid his competitors.
A Seattle man is facing robbery and assault charges following a South Lake Union crime spree that saw two people stabbed.
The cremated remains of 137 indigent and unclaimed people were interred Wednesday afternoon in a communal burial plot at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Renton. Among those buried was Kathryn Ann Blair.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray quoted Franklin D. Roosevelt on “bold, persistent experimentation” in his first budget speech Monday, as he outlined plans for a bigger, intervention-minded Seattle government that will reach into just about every area of city life.
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes (seattlepi.com file photo) The Seattle City Attorney’s Office has requested that all 100 public pot smoking infractions issued between January and July be vacated. City Attorney Pete Holmes and top Seattle Police Department brass presented data on 2014 pot smoking enforcement and new guidelines for future public smoking incidents to the City Council at a Monday morning briefing.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A senior White House aide predicted this week that President Obama will use his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate more new national monuments — and big monuments — before he leaves office.
Police are looking for the person who fired a shot that hit an 18-year-old in the leg in West Seattle on Friday afternoon. Callers reported a fight involving up to 20 people about 3:30 p.m.
Prosecutors say a man used an accomplice to help him beat and rob the man who took him off the streets.
King County sheriff’s detectives are interviewing neighbors and combing the scene after finding a man dead in his home in Sammamish. A resident called 911 about 11 a.m. to request a welfare check on a man living in the 23100 block of Southeast 26th Place, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt.