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How Seattle became ‘Cloud City’: Amazon and Microsoft are leading a tech revolution

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How Seattle became ‘Cloud City’: Amazon and Microsoft are leading a tech revolution


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Landowner destroys teenage poacher's truck

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Landowner destroys teenage poacher's truck


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Supreme Court rules law student who turned life around can take bar exam

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Supreme Court rules law student who turned life around can take bar exam


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Clark County Sheriff's Office searching for suspect in construction site thefts

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Beal, defense lead Wizards to 113-94 win over Hawks

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Beal, defense lead Wizards to 113-94 win over Hawks


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The Supreme Court is coming to Tacoma — maybe to your French class

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The Supreme Court is coming to Tacoma — maybe to your French class


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So, what would Trump pay?: Syndicated editorial

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UW men’s basketball skirts Seattle U to hold on for 89-84 win
The Washington men’s basketball team built a double-digit lead early in the first quarter, but the Huskies had difficulty pulling away from Seattle University. Washington was ahead for more than 37 minutes, but neither team led by more than seven points in the second half of an 89-84 Husky win that was decided in the final minute. SU sophomore guard Matej Kavas canned a short jumper to cut SU deficit to a 83-82 with 53   Read More ...
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How Seattle became ‘Cloud City’: Amazon and Microsoft are leading a tech revolution
In a conference room in Redmond earlier this year, Washington state’s two largest employers started sketching out the future. In a daylong series of meetings at Microsoft’s Redmond campus, engineers from the software company knocked heads and keyboards with their counterparts at Boeing. The goal: tapping in to Microsoft’s Azure, the software maker’s network of on-demand computing power, to build a new generation of software   Read More ...
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Judge rules Seattle's tax on the wealthy is illegal; city vows to appeal
close Seattle’s controversial tax on the wealthy failed its first legal test this week after a judge ruled the new ordinance violates state law – but the city isn’t backing down and vows to appeal, setting the stage for a Washington State Supreme Court showdown. King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl ruled in a Wednesday that Seattle did not have the authority to impose the tax because state law prohibits tax on net income   Read More ...
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Democrats dominate again in Washington state. First up: voting rights.
After winning back a slim, one-seat majority in Washington's state Senate earlier this month, Democrats knew exactly what piece of legislation they'd take up first. Climate change is a priority for next year's legislative session, as are immigration and women's reproductive rights — all necessary to counter President Donald Trump's conservative agenda, state Sen. Susan Nelson said. But all of that will fall in line behind the Washington State Voting Rights Act, their version of the federal Voting Rights Act that Democratic lawmakers have tried — and failed — to enact several years running   Read More ...
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Cameron Dollar faces Seattle U for first time since being fired
Cameron Dollar is the tie that binds the Washington and Seattle University men’s basketball teams. After a seven-year stint as a UW assistant, he made the short trip across town and became the SU head coach in 2009 when the team returned to Division I status. During his eight-year tenure, the Redhawks posted a 107-138 record. They were 0-8 against the Huskies and lost to UW by an average of 18   Read More ...
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Redskins beat Giants 20-10 in turkey of a Thanksgiving game
Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. The two NFC East rivals combined for more punts (nine) than points (six) in the first half, which ended 3-all on a pair of short field goals — from 30 yards by New York's Aldrick Rosas, and 28 by Washington's Nick Rose   Read More ...
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Redskins turn back Giants in Thanksgiving nightcap
Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-six, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. The two NFC East rivals combined for more punts (nine) than points (six) in the first half, which ended 3-all on a pair of short field goals — from 30 yards by New York's Aldrick Rosas, and 28 by Washington's Nick Rose   Read More ...
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Redskins beat Giants 20-10 in turkey of a Thanksgiving game
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. The two NFC East rivals combined for more punts (nine) than points (six) in the first half, which ended 3-all on a pair of short field goals — from 30 yards by New York's Aldrick Rosas, and 28 by Washington's Nick Rose   Read More ...
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Redskins beat Giants 20-10 in turkey of a Thanksgiving game
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. The two NFC East rivals combined for more punts (nine) than points (six) in the first half, which ended 3-all on a pair of short field goals — from 30 yards by New York's Aldrick Rosas, and 28 by Washington's Nick Rose   Read More ...
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New gas pump stickers announce Washington state's tax price
SEATTLE (AP) - People filling up their gas tanks in Washington state will start to notice new stickers on pumps that announce the tax price. Washington's state tax on gas is the second highest in the nation. It charges 49.4 cents per gallon, which is added to the federal gas tax of 18.4 cents - making the tax price almost one-fourth of the current total of $3 per gallon in Washington state   Read More ...
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Judge rules against Seattle income tax on high earners
SEATTLE (AP) - A judge has ruled against a new income tax on wealthy Seattle residents. King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl said in a ruling Wednesday that the tax is prohibited by state law. He declined to address whether the tax is constitutional. The Seattle City Council voted unanimously in July to impose a 2.25 percent tax on the city's highest earners, saying they wanted to test the legality of an income tax in Washington state to help pay for crucial city needs   Read More ...
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Judge rules against Seattle income tax on high earners
SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has ruled against a new income tax on wealthy Seattle residents. King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl said in a ruling Wednesday that the tax is prohibited by state law. He declined to address whether the tax is constitutional. The Seattle City Council voted unanimously in July to impose a 2.25 percent tax on the city's highest earners, saying they wanted to test the legality of an income tax in Washington state to help pay for crucial city needs   Read More ...
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Mike Leach offers expert advice on wedding planning
No. 14 Washington State is just one win away from the Pac 12 championship game heading into this week's showdown with rival No. 15 Washington. But on Tuesday, one reporter had a much more pressing question for Washington State head coach Mike Leach: any advice for someone about to be married? Leach, who coached at Texas Tech from 2000-2009, kept it real in the video posted on Twitter by Aaron Levine of Fox 13 in Seattle   Read More ...
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Mike Leach offers expert advice on wedding planning
No. 14 Washington State is just one win away from the Pac 12 championship game heading into this week's showdown with rival No. 15 Washington. But on Tuesday, one reporter had a much more pressing question for Washington State head coach Mike Leach: any advice for someone about to be married? Leach, who coached at Texas Tech from 2000-2009, kept it real in the video posted on Twitter by Aaron Levine of Fox 13 in Seattle   Read More ...
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Washington state panel outlines risk of oil-by-rail terminal
SEATTLE (AP) — A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, an environmental study has found. Many of the risks could be decreased with certain mitigation measures, but the study released Tuesday outlined four areas where it said the impacts are significant and cannot be avoided   Read More ...
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Washington state panel outlines risk of oil-by-rail terminal
SEATTLE (AP) - A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, an environmental study has found. Many of the risks could be decreased with certain mitigation measures, but the study released Tuesday outlined four areas where it said the impacts are significant and cannot be avoided   Read More ...
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Motorcyclist struck by semitruck, pickup dies at hospital, State Patrol says
The man who fell off his motorcycle Monday night near Purdy and was struck by two vehicles died Tuesday, according to the Washington State Patrol. The 32-year-old Olalla man had been flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died from his injuries, State Patrol spokesman Russ Winger said Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened about 10:15 p.m. on Monday, when the man was speeding onto state Route 16 westbound from state Route 302 and laid his motorcycle down, a State Patrol news release said   Read More ...
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Cougars to face Huskies in 2017 Apple Cup Saturday
By Washington State Athletics No. 14 COUGARS FACE No. 15 WASHINGTON IN THE BOEING APPLE CUP No. 14 Washington State (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) travels to Seattle to face No. 15 University of Washington (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) in The Boeing Apple Cup Saturday. Kickoff for the 55th version of the Apple Cup is set for 5 p.m. on FOX. The series began in 1900 and Washington enters the 110th meeting leading the all-time series 71-32-6 and have claimed the last four meetings including a 45-17 contest in Pullman last season   Read More ...
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No. 14 Cougars to face No. 15 Huskies in 2017 Apple Cup
By Washington State Athletics No. 14 COUGARS FACE No. 15 WASHINGTON IN THE BOEING APPLE CUP No. 14 Washington State (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) travels to Seattle to face No. 15 University of Washington (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) in The Boeing Apple Cup Saturday. Kickoff for the 55th version of the Apple Cup is set for 5 p.m. on FOX. The series began in 1900 and Washington enters the 110th meeting leading the all-time series 71-32-6 and have claimed the last four meetings including a 45-17 contest in Pullman last season   Read More ...
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A motorcyclist wrecked on SR 16. After he went down, a semi and a pickup hit him
A man was critically injured Monday night after falling off his speeding motorcycle and being run over by two vehicles on state Route 16 north of Purdy, according to the Washington State Patrol. The 32-year-old Olalla man was attempting to get on SR 16 westbound from state Route 302 when he laid his motorcycle down about 10:15 p.m., a State Patrol news release stated   Read More ...
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Is it OK to mention a person's immigration status in court? Washington state says no
With visa in hand, Alex Salas came to the United States from Mexico in 1989, moved to Seattle the following year, worked construction jobs, raised a family and paid his taxes. His visa expired in 1994 and he applied for citizenship, but didn’t follow up. He was living in the country illegally on a rainy day in 2002 when he slipped off a ladder and fell 30 feet to the ground   Read More ...
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After visiting Washington State, offensive lineman commits to Boise State football team
The Boise State football team picked up a verbal commitment for the 2018 class from offensive lineman Garrett Curran on Monday, shortly after returning from his official visit to Washington State. Curran (6-foot-5, 285 pounds) hails from Granite Hills (Calif.) High just outside San Diego. A tackle for the Eagles, Curran also claimed offers from Arizona, Hawaii, Colorado State, Air Force, Utah State and Navy, among others   Read More ...
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One-third of Washington state town's firefighters resign
ONALASKA, Wash. (AP) - The District 1 Fire Department in Lewis County, Washington, is down to 20 members after nine resigned when the chief was fired last week. KOMO-TV reported Monday that internal fighting with fire commissioners led to one-third of the department's all-volunteer firefighters resigning. Fire Captain Randy Tobler was among those who resigned, saying the chief's firing makes him feel like commissioners could get rid of anybody without justification   Read More ...
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Snohomish County declares opioid crisis a natural disaster
SEATTLE (AP) - Snohomish County, Washington, has decided to treat its opioid crisis as a natural disaster. KING-TV reported Monday that the Department of Emergency Management is partially activating its Emergency Coordination Center in response to Snohomish County's opioid crisis. County Executive Dave Somers says that if the opioid crisis were any other disaster, the number of its victims would have already constituted emergency tools   Read More ...
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Snohomish County declares opioid crisis a natural disaster
SEATTLE (AP) — Snohomish County, Washington, has decided to treat its opioid crisis as a natural disaster. KING-TV reported Monday that the Department of Emergency Management is partially activating its Emergency Coordination Center in response to Snohomish County's opioid crisis. County Executive Dave Somers says that if the opioid crisis were any other disaster, the number of its victims would have already constituted emergency tools   Read More ...
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One-third of Washington state town's firefighters resign
ONALASKA, Wash. (AP) — The District 1 Fire Department in Lewis County, Washington, is down to 20 members after nine resigned when the chief was fired last week. KOMO-TV reported Monday that internal fighting with fire commissioners led to one-third of the department's all-volunteer firefighters resigning. Fire Captain Randy Tobler was among those who resigned, saying the chief's firing makes him feel like commissioners could get rid of anybody without justification   Read More ...
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Committee to study tolling on I-5, I-205; asking for public input
PORTLAND, Ore. — Washingtonians could soon be paying a lot more to commute into the Portland area. But, before officials make any final decision, they're asking for the public's input. House Bill 2017 has been approved by the Oregon Legislature and directs ODOT's commission to create an advisory committee to study tolling. Tolling could happen on both I-5 and I-205, from the Washington border down to where the highways meet in Tualatin   Read More ...
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Centralia couple likely face longer sentences after fleeing
CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - The Lewis County prosecutor says he'll likely seek longer sentences for a Centralia husband and wife who fled Washington state after pleading guilty to mistreating their 16-year-old son. Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer told The Chronicle last week that Anthony and Mary Foxworth violated the terms of their plea deal by skipping their Nov. 1 sentencing hearings. They were arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a few days later   Read More ...
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Centralia couple likely face longer sentences after fleeing
CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — The Lewis County prosecutor says he'll likely seek longer sentences for a Centralia husband and wife who fled Washington state after pleading guilty to mistreating their 16-year-old son. Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer told The Chronicle last week that Anthony and Mary Foxworth violated the terms of their plea deal by skipping their Nov. 1 sentencing hearings. They were arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a few days later   Read More ...
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Man held after body found in burning Okanogan County home
OMAK, Wash. (AP) - A 27-year-old man is jail on investigation of first-degree murder and arson after firefighters found a body inside a burning home in the north-central Washington city town of Omak. The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office says a person seen running from the scene of Friday's fire was later interviewed and arrested. The coroner's office is working to identify the body and determined the cause of death   Read More ...
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How Washington state might spend the $112.7M from Volkswagen emissions settlement
Washington state plans to use its $112.7 million share of a federal settlement with Volkswagen to improve air quality and “transform the transportation system,” according to a statement from the state Department of Ecology. The plan would use the money to reduce air pollution from diesel vehicles and to increase access to infrastructure for electric vehicles. That would mean installing electric-vehicle charging stations and replacing diesel engines in buses, public vehicles and vessels with electric or cleaner diesel engines   Read More ...
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White supremacist convicted of triple homicide in Washington state
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A jury has convicted a 37-year-old man of three counts of aggravated murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of three people in a home in Washington state. The Columbian reports a jury on Friday also convicted Brent Luyster of one count of attempted murder and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. Luyster, a known white supremacist, shot and killed Joseph Mark LaMar, Zachary Thompson and Janell Renee Knight on July 15, 2016, in the small town of Woodland   Read More ...
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Man convicted of triple homicide in Washington state
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A jury has convicted a 37-year-old man of three counts of aggravated murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of three people in a home in Washington state. The Columbian reported that a jury Friday also convicted Brent Luyster of one count of attempted murder and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. Luyster, a known white supremacist, shot and killed Joseph Mark Lamar, Zachary Thompson and Janell Renee Knight on July 15, 2016, in the small town of Woodland   Read More ...
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WSU’s James Allsup stripped of ‘verification’ checkmark on Twitter
Twitter has removed the blue “verification” checkmark from the account of James Allsup, the Washington State University student who built a massive online following as an alt-right provocateur. The checkmarks are a visual cue that Twitter gives to prominent accounts to help other users ensure they are authentic. Allsup, 23, is among a handful of prominent nationalist and far-right conservative figures who were stripped of their verification over the past week after the social media company faced an uproar for verifying the organizer of the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia   Read More ...
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Washington state delays Dungeness crab season
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state say they're delaying the start of Dungeness crab season by two weeks because of harmful algae. KING-TV reports (http://kng5.tv/2hAYDHh) that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the opening of the season on Washington's coast is being moved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16. Officials say the crabs contain domoic acid that can build up in crabs and is like poison for the brain for anyone who consumes the crabs   Read More ...
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Man convicted of triple homicide in Washington state
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 37-year-old man of three counts of aggravated murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of three people in a home in Washington state. The Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/2hzG9a9) a jury on Friday also convicted Brent Luyster of one count of attempted murder and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. Luyster, a known white supremacist, shot and killed Joseph Mark Lamar, Zachary Thompson and Janell Renee Knight on July 15, 2016, in the small town of Woodland   Read More ...
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Washington state delays Dungeness crab season
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state say they're delaying the start of Dungeness crab season by two weeks because of harmful algae. KING-TV reports (http://kng5.tv/2hAYDHh) that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the opening of the season on Washington's coast is being moved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16. Officials say the crabs contain domoic acid that can build up in crabs and is like poison for the brain for anyone who consumes the crabs   Read More ...
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Man convicted of triple homicide in Woodland killings
VANCOUVER -- A southwestern Washington state jury has convicted a 37-year-old man of three counts of aggravated murder following the shooting deaths of three people in a Clark County home. The Columbian reports that a jury on Friday also convicted Brent Luyster of one count of attempted murder and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. Luyster, a known white supremacist, fatally shot Joseph Mark Lamar, Zachary Thompson and Janell Renee Knight on July 15, 2016, in Woodland   Read More ...
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Washington state delays Dungeness crab season
SEATTLE (AP) - Officials in Washington state say Dungeness crab season will start two weeks later due to harmful algae. KING-TV reports (http://kng5.tv/2hAYDHh) that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the opening of the season on Washington's coast is being moved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16. Officials say the crabs contain domoic acid that can build up in crabs and is like poison for the brain for anyone who consumes the crabs   Read More ...
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Man convicted of triple homicide in Washington state
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A southwestern Washington state jury has convicted a 37-year-old man of three counts of aggravated murder following the shooting deaths of three people in a Clark County home. The Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/2hzG9a9) that a jury on Friday also convicted Brent Luyster of one count of attempted murder and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon. Luyster, a known white supremacist, fatally shot Joseph Mark Lamar, Zachary Thompson and Janell Renee Knight on July 15, 2016, in Woodland   Read More ...
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