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Deal the Kraken? Francis can't make official trades -- yet

Apr. 14, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

Just because the NHL can't release the Kraken until October doesn't mean Seattle wasn't in the mix at the trade deadline. General manager Ron Francis can't finalize any transactions until ownership makes its final expansion payment to the league, but there is precedent...

Sounders undergo overhaul after another run to MLS final

Apr. 14, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Success has been a defining characteristic of the Seattle Sounders, a team that has reached the Major League Soccer postseason in each year of its existence. Another has been the ability to correctly assess when it needs to overhaul its personnel, whether...

Amazon claims social network Parler trying to conceal owners

Apr. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has accused Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter, of trying to conceal its ownership amid a legal dispute between Amazon and Parler stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots. Angelo Calfo, an attorney representing...

WNBA to play 32-game schedule, has month break for Olympics

Apr. 13, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will play a 32-game schedule that includes mini two-game series in the same city to reduce travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced Tuesday. The season opens on Friday, May 14, with New York hosting Indiana — one of four...

King County sheriff urged to retire after shooting response

Apr. 13, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County Executive Dow Constantine has urged the county sheriff to retire after she defended a deputy who fatally shot a high school student in 2017. King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht sent an internal email last month after announcing a $5 million...

Toddler remains in critical condition after Seattle shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle toddler remained in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center Monday after she was shot along with three others in a Central District parking lot Sunday. The 2-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in a private car after police say at...

Police search for car that fatally hit cyclist in Seattle

Apr. 12, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 63-year-old cyclist is dead after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday night in Seattle. Police said the incident happened before 7 p.m. south of Seward Park, KIRO reported. The cyclist was traveling north on Seward Park Avenue South, east of...

Girl, 2, critically hurt in Seattle shooting

Apr. 11, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was critically injured in a shooting Sunday at a strip mall in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports a total of four people were hurt in the shooting in the city’s Central District neighborhood. Police...

People living outside struggle to get on housing list

Apr. 10, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On a cold and drizzling afternoon, Shawn Murphy carried a heavy, gray tarp to his tent. His is one of the larger tents among a small group on a stretch of grass in South Lake Union, pressed right next to the constant hum of Aurora traffic in Seattle. At...

3 Seattle light-rail stations to open Oct. 2

Apr. 09, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three light-rail stations in North Seattle will open Oct. 2, according to Sound Transit leaders. The agency made the announcement about the new U District, Roosevelt and Northgate stations on Friday. The $1.9 billion extension is expected to add 45,000...