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At least 25 COVID-19 cases connected to Salish Lodge & Spa

Sep. 30, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — At least 25 COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, public health officials said Wednesday. The outbreak involves 23 staff and two guests, according to a news release sent by Public Health - Seattle & King County spokeswoman Sharon Bogan....

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) is greeted by his twin brother, outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin (49), after Shaquill Griffin intercepted a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Shaquem Griffin hoping to impress Seahawks yet again

Sep. 30, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — All Shaquem Griffin needed was a handful to snaps to prove he deserved another week on the Seattle Seahawks' roster. While Seattle's defensive performance has been mostly an unexpected disappointment through three weeks, Griffin was a pleasant surprise last week against Dallas and...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA chief tests changes to Boeing's grounded 737 Max

Sep. 30, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, a former military and airline pilot, said Wednesday that he liked what he saw during a two-hour test flight of Boeing’s revamped 737 Max jetliner, a key step as the agency considers whether to let the plane return to flight after two deadly crashes....

Flags for the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team and the Amazon-sponsored Climate Pledge Arena hang in the rafters Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, as work continues in Seattle on the home of the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team. Sometime in the late summer or early fall of 2021, the Kraken will open the new facility -- at a cost that will likely total $1 billion by the time it's done -- and become the NHL's 32nd franchise. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Countdown on for debut of Seattle Kraken

Sep. 30, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Standing on the recently poured concrete that will be the club level floor inside Climate Pledge Arena, Tod Leiweke nodded and pointed toward a corner of the upper deck. That’s where Leiweke envisions sitting sometime in the fall of 2021 when the Seattle Kraken skate out from the...

Washington's minimum wage to increase to $13.69 in 2021

Sep. 30, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 19 cents to $13.69 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2021, the first increase determined by inflation instead of a voter-approved ballot measure that determined increases over the past four years. The increase, announced Wednesday by the...

Seattle to require minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

Sep. 30, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Uber and Lyft drivers in Seattle are expected to make the same $16.39 an hour minimum wage as other workers in the city following a vote by city officials supporting new regulations. The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Tuesday on the new pay formula that requires ride-hailing...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Offensive numbers off the charts 3 weeks into NFL season

Sep. 30, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

The NFL has never had a start to a season like this one when it comes to offensive production. Through three weeks, teams have combined for 51 points per game, 738.2 yards per game and a 96.3 passer rating, the most ever at this juncture of an NFL season. Only the 1961 AFL, when teams combined to average 53.1...

Edmonds police search for man who shot 3 people at market

Sep. 29, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — A search was underway in Edmonds after three people were shot at a market on Highway 99. Two women and a man were shot just before 4 p.m. at the Boo Han market, according to Edmonds police spokesperson, Sgt. Josh McClure. He said two of the victims were taken to Seattle’s...

Former 'Hawks, Jets WR Jermaine Kearse announces retirement

Sep. 29, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse has announced his retirement. Kearse, who posted his decision on social media Tuesday, has not played in a regular season game since 2018 when he was with the Jets. Kearse suffered a broken leg during the 2019 preseason...

Huskies confident they'll be ready when Pac-12 season begins

Sep. 29, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Coach Jimmy Lake believes Washington will be ready when the Pac-12 season kicks off in early November, in part because most of the Huskies roster never left Seattle during the summer. Lake spoke on Tuesday shortly after the Huskies wrapped up their second practice since their out-of-town...