As the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death approaches in early April, police in Seattle have released new photos from the scene of the musician’s death. The lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana was 27 years old … Continue reading
At least two people are dead after a news helicopter for Seattle television and radio station KOMO crashed and burned atop several vehicles close to the iconic Space Needle Tuesday morning.
The death penalty will be suspended in Washington state for at least the next three years, first-term governor Jay Inslee announced Tuesday.
“During my term, we will not be executing people,” Inslee said during a news conference. The governor stated that he intends to issue a reprieve whenever a case comes to his office throughout the remainder of his term. However, he was clear that the reprieve would only keep the inmate in prison — not pardon the individual or commute their sentence. “Nobody is getting out of prison,” Inslee said. “Period.” Continue reading
Up and down the Pacific Coast, starfish are dying by the tens of thousands and no one knows why. Special correspondent Katie Campbell reports from Seattle on how researchers and citizen scientists are investigating the spread of the mysterious and distressing syndrome. Continue reading
Seahawks fans celebrate at CenturyLink field during a 2013 home game.Photo by Flickr userPhilip Robertson Jumping up and down in one’s living room to celebrate a touchdown pass hardly qualifies as seismic activity. Yet Monday night in Seattle’s CityLink Field, … Continue reading
A ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour in SeaTac, Wash., has won — three weeks after Election Day. King County election officials certified the 77 vote margin of victory Tuesday. The Proposition also grants paid … Continue reading
A higher minimum wage in SeaTac, Wash., would close youth and immigrants out of entry-level jobs, argue small business owners like Mike West. Raising it to $15 an hour at the airport could divert employees away from surrounding small businesses. … Continue reading
SeaTac, Wash., is aptly named after the airport located there. The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the city’s largest employer and could soon be boosting their minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour. Paul Solman reports on the debate surrounding the nation’s latest living wage initiative, SeaTac’s Proposition 1. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill gets an update on two states putting critical initiatives on the ballot Tuesday. Enrique Cerna of KCTS in Seattle offers insight on a Washington measure that would require the labeling of GMO foods. Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio talks about two tax initiatives there, one concerning recreational marijuana. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, the Department of Justice announced it will not challenge laws in Colorado and Washington state permitting the recreational use of marijuana and instead focus on drugged driving and cultivation. Also, a federal appeals court upheld a California ban on medical therapy focused on making gay youths straight. Continue reading