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  • King County Council committee votes to spend $135 million of taxpayer funds on Safeco Field for Mariners

    SEATTLE — A King County Council committee voted 5-4 on Wednesday to spend $135 million of taxpayer funds toward maintaining Safeco Field — less than the  $180 million that the Seattle Mariners wanted for signing a new, 25-year lease. The controversial proposal had been discussed for the past three weeks in the council’s “Committee of the Whole.” On Wednesday, the committee went ahead and took action on several amendments to the original proposal by County Executive Dow Constantine. For weeks, […]

  • Council delays vote on multimillion-dollar proposal to help M’s maintain Safeco Field under new lease

    SEATTLE — Safeco Field has been the home of the Seattle Mariners for close to 20 years. But there remains a debate on whether it’ll be their home for the next 20 years. For the second time, the King County Council heard from all sides of a controversial proposal that could potentially funnel $180 million in public money toward Safeco Field improvements. Many housing and low-income advocates are hoping that money will go toward affordable housing instead. At the King […]

  • Meet Naval Station Everett’s new commander

    EVERETT – Naval Station Everett is the newest naval installation for the country. It’s also one of two deep water ports along the west coast. It is a base first thought of during the Reagan presidency. Since that time, a lot of changes have occurred, including  a new commander who took the reigns not too long ago. It’s only been a few weeks, since Captain Michael Davis of the U.S. Navy became the commanding officer of Naval Base Everett, so […]

  • Life inside the Everett’s Boeing production facility: It’s like a city

    EVERETT – Making airplanes is big business right now. There is a need to build thousands of airplanes to meet the passenger and cargo needs of the future. Up in Everett, more than 35-thousand people work at the Boeing production facility, working round the clock, getting those planes from the factory floor, into the skies. It involves a lot of manpower, but also a lot of resources to support the workers here. In order to make some of the biggest […]

  • 21 men arrested in ‘Net Nanny’ police sting in Pierce County

    Authorities arrested 21 men this week as part of Operation Net Nanny, an undercover sting to get dangerous sexual predators off the streets.

  • Safeco Field improvements or affordable housing? Public weighs in for first time

    SEATTLE — Safeco Field has been home to the Seattle Mariners since 1999. But a battle is brewing on who should pay to maintain the ballpark in the years to come. The team says $180 million in public funding is needed in order for it to sign a new, long-term lease at Safeco, while many others say it’s money that can go a long way toward easing the city’s housing crisis. “It’s kind of sad if we were to upgrade the […]

  • Seattle nonprofit tries to turn around low graduation rate of foster kids in Washington

    SEATTLE — Just over 41% of children in foster care in Washington graduate from high school, according to recent state statistics. But a nonprofit in Seattle hopes to increase that rate to give kids a better life. One recent graduate went through the program after being in foster care for her whole life. Now she’s urging others in foster care to get their diploma. “Walking across the stage for me is like one of the happiest moments of my life,” […]

  • Hackers use fake online reviews in attempt to extort Puyallup restaurant

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — Anytime a new restaurant or business opens, many times it depends on positive online reviews. But for one restaurant in Puyallup, a string of negative online reviews wasn’t because of bad service, but because hackers were trying get money. The Napoli Italiano and Speakeasy Lounge in Puyallup is considered the new kid on the block since it opened back in March, so any review is carefully looked at. Especially the negative ones. For general manager Jason Folven, […]

  • Real Networks offers free facial recognition technology for schools

    SEATTLE — A Seattle-based digital media company is offering its facial recognition technology for free to all K-12 schools in the United States and Canada. The program, called SAFR, or Secure Accurate Facial Recognition is available through a link on its website. The software works with existing cameras or readily available hardware to recognize faces in real time. According to Real Networks, SAFR can be used for visitor check-ins or for securing doors without the use of keycards. For those […]

  • Northbound I-5 from West Seattle Bridge through Seattle CLOSED for the weekend

    This weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation is planning a full closure of portions of northbound Interstate 5 from the West Seattle bridge through downtown for major repair work.