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Seattle-based Nordstrom will open discount store in Albany area

Seattle - Nordstrom has announced plans to open two new stores in upstate New York. The first will be located at the Colonie Center in Albany. The other is planned for Buffalo.

Indigenous Peoples' Day replaces Columbus Day in Seattle

Seattle - Generations of youngsters in the U.S. grew up knowing Columbus discovered America. Celebrating the Italian explorer's discovery on October 12, 1492 became a celebration of Italian heritage, even though we later learned he didn't discover America at all.

Seattle Prosecutor drops seven month's worth of marijuana tickets

Seattle - Almost 100 people have had tickets for marijuana possession dismissed after the prosecutor discovered most of them were written by one officer who happens to disagree with voters over legalized marijuana.

What are they inking? Starbucks could let workers reveal tattoos

Seattle - Most customers probably do not know this, but Starbucks has always required its tattooed coffee servers to cover up body ink when behind the counter.

Christian group peacefully protests Seattle gay pride Special

Seattle - A group of Christian protesters was escorted by police along 4th Avenue prior to the start of Seattle's annual gay pride parade.

Three teens couldn't steal car: couldn't drive a stick shift

Seattle - Three teens in Seattle allegedly did not know how to drive a stick shift and for that reason failed in an attempt to steal a car. The car was owned by a 70-year-old woman.

Four shot at Seattle college

Seattle - Four people were shot and wounded Thursday at a Seattle college campus before teachers and other school workers were able to disarm him.

Seattle City Council approves $15 minimum wage

Seattle - The Seattle City Council unanimously voted to approve a $15 hourly minimum wage, the highest in the nation and nearly equal to the highest in the world.

Man steals toilet from Subway in West Seattle

Seattle - Police in West Seattle are looking for a man who removed a toilet at a Subway restaurant on Sunday night. He also trashed the bathroom.

On May Day, Seattle mayor unveils plan for $15/hour minimum wage

Seattle - Seattle's progressive mayor used May 1, International Workers' Day, as an opportunity to unveil a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour and above in the coming years.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson a big hit at Rangers game

Surprise - Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Russell Wilson switched uniforms and took the field as a Texas Ranger Monday, thrilling both football fans and baseball fans alike.

Op-Ed: Coaching CEO's and Entrepeneurs is a 'puzzle' she likes to solve Special

Seattle - Being nominated by the U.S. Small Business Administration this year for outstanding achievement is an honor. And no doubt, a highlight in the life and career of Mary Marshall who is an advisor and coach to CEO's across the nation and around the world.

Meat shop creates Skittles sausage in honor of Seahawks

A Seattle butcher is offering 'Beast Mode! Hot Skittles Sausage', a spicy pork sausage infused with Marshawn Lynch’s favorite sideline treat, Skittles.

Socialist Kshama Sawant sworn in as Seattle City Council member

Seattle - A former economics professor and Occupy Seattle organizer who won a citywide election last year has been sworn in as the first Socialist member of the Seattle City Council in modern times.

Op-Ed: Clock ticking down to first legal weed in the nation

Denver - John Denver's Rocky Mountain High attracted many people to Colorado. Now the real thing will be legal, effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Seattle man arrested for loving sandwich shop a little too much

Seattle - A man had a bizarre reaction after discovering his favorite sub sandwich shop was closed, which resulted in his subsequent arrest.

Gene therapy a big win against leukemia and blood disorders

Seattle - Leukemia has been a recognized illness since the 1800's but successful treatments are much more recent. The latest treatment being hailed as a success, in the treatment of leukemia and other blood disorders, is gene therapy.

Seattle police install NSA-worthy spying apparatus

Despite the recent Snowden revelations and the massive response thereof, the Seattle Police Department, in accordance with and funded by the Department of Homeland Security, has seen fit to pepper the city with devices capable of NSA-level spying.

Socialist elected to Seattle City Council, $15 minimum wage leads

Seattle - An Occupy Seattle organizer and Socialist Alternative party candidate has been elected to the city council of the largest city in the US Northwest, and a ballot initiative in a nearby suburb that would increase the minimum wage to $15 leads in the polls.

Inside Black Bloc activities Special

The Black Bloc has been blamed for the May Day violence in Seattle. Most of the media treats it as a coherent anarchist organization, but a former participant in Black Bloc activities explains why that is not entirely accurate.

Starbucks aims to open 50 stores in Colombia

Seattle - As part of its expansion into Latin America, Starbucks is poised to open its first store in Colombia, a country that boasts the "richest coffee in the world."

Seattle cops fight Hempfest munchies by handing out free Doritos

Seattle - Instead of citations, this year Seattle police are handing out free bags of Doritos chips at Hempfest, the world's largest annual gathering of marijuana legalization advocates.

Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery service

Los Angeles - Beginning this week, Amazon will expand their online grocery service, AmazonFresh, to the L.A. market. If the venture proves successful, AmazonFresh will tap the San Francisco market later this year.

Marijuana man Jamen Shively reveals plans for national pot brand

Entrepreneur Jamen Shively held a press conference in Seattle on Thursday and, with former Mexican president Vincente Fox by his side, said he's going ahead with plans to market a national brand of marijuana. He believes he can be the Starbucks of pot.

Video: Record-breaking snowball fight takes place in Seattle

Seattle - A group of almost 6,000 people in Seattle, Washington set the world record for the largest snowball fight ever. The snow had to be trucked in from the mountains.

Op-Ed: NFL- Blown call by refs give Seattle wild win over Green Bay

Seattle - Green Bay Packers fans, you have every right to be fuming right now. A horrible call by the referees on the last play of Monday Night Football wrongly awarded a touchdown to the Seattle Seahawks while everyone with eyes saw a Packers interception.

White supremacist couple indicted on murder charges

Portland - A federal grand jury in Portland indicted a militant white supremacist couple on murder charges this past Thursday after the pair allegedly unleashed a wave of terror across the Pacific Northwest region that left four dead last fall.

2 Seattle men held at US border over illegal chocolate eggs

Two Seattle men, returning home from a holiday in Canada, were seized at the U.S. border and held for two-and-a-half hours, for trying to bring in Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs.

Zoo euthanizes 6-week-old snow leopard cub

Seattle - A zoo in Washington state regrettably had to make the decision to euthanize a 6-week-old snow leopard cub due to multiple heart defects.

Video: Shell's fake rig spews liquor over guests at PR event Special

Seattle - A recently uploaded video shows a Shell launch event gone horribly wrong: a small fake oil rig designed to pour drinks malfunctioned and ended up spraying fancily dressed guests with liquor like an out-of-control hose. Some believe it's a hoax.
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LOCKDOWN: Photo shows Peterson Hall, the former administration building, on the Seattle Pacific University campus in Seattle.
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Seattle s progressive mayor  Ed Murray  announces his plan to raise the city s minimum wage to $15 p...
Seattle's progressive mayor, Ed Murray, announces his plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour, the nation's highest.
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A photo in support of one of the Seattle Grand Jury Resisters
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Indie rock band Minus the Bear, performing at Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2008.
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The group of Christians that protested Seattle's gay pride event gather near the foot of the Space Needle.
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Christmas colored lights at the Pacific Science Center.
Christmas colored lights at the Pacific Science Center.
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Seattle, Washington: Ferry and skyline
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Injured whale spotted in puget sound, December 1, 2010.
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Amanuel Gebreselassie with his attorney James Egan
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Screenshot from video showing a mini-rig malfunctioning at a Shell event, spraying liquor on guests
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Part of the Canada Idle No More movement, this event was held in Seattle, Washington on December 29, 2012
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Same-sex couples stand in the street while Christian protesters pass.
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Canada's Idle No More movement filmed in an event in Seattle, Washington, USA
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One of the protesters stands with her sign shortly after the conclusion of the group's march.
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A gay pride reveler blows kisses to the passing protesters.
A gay pride reveler blows kisses to the passing protesters.
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The iconic Seattle Space Needle
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