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SIFF employees file petition to unionize
A group of year-round employees at the Seattle International Film Festival recently filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to form a union.
Harrell promises downtown fix, but offers few details
Can downtown Seattle be fixed without raising taxes? Business leaders want it. Mayor Harrell has promised to do it. But his plans on what to do and how to pay for those changes remain murky at best.
Bellevue School Board to vote on school closures
As school districts across the region and state face declining enrollment and budget shortfalls, the Bellevue School Board will decide the fate of two elementary schools on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia places order with Boeing for up to 121 planes
New Saudi Arabian airline Riyadh Air will launch with an all-Boeing fleet of 787 Dreamliners.
New law would make sexual misconduct by corrections staff a felony
A proposed bill in Olympia would impose harsher sentences for corrections officers or staff who are convicted of sexual misconduct against inmates.
Everett is the latest community to open a Bezos-funded free preschool
A new tuition-free Montessori-inspired preschool is open in downtown Everett, backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Drone skills 101: Special forces train for Ukraine in Methow Valley
It’s been more than a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Thousands of fighters and civilians have died. With no clear end in sight, Ukrainian forces are taking all the help they can get – including from surveillance drone pilots, trained in Washington’s Methow Valley.
WA lawmakers pass housing, firearm bills ahead of cutoff, leave rent control, recycling bills behind
Wednesday marked the final day for legislators to pass bills from the chamber they originated in, meaning most bills that didn't receive a vote on the floor will no longer be considered this session.
WA teacher turnover hits new high as students struggle to recover from pandemic disruptions
The number of teachers leaving Washington state classrooms has hit a nearly four-decade high.
Which WA bills survived this week's legislative deadline?
Which bills are moving forward and which are getting left behind?
FBI offers $50k reward to catch Northwest grid's armed attackers
The FBI is offering $50,000 in hopes of catching whoever shot up two electrical substations in Oregon and Washington in November.
Moving up the line: Northwest tribal women and girls gather wild celery amid challenges
Around this time each year, women and girls from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation gather wild celery. They say their ancestors come back through the plant, and the ceremonial dig marks the arrival of spring.