Listen: From SYML to Lee Fields & The Expressions and more, a playlist of songs by musicians playing in Seattle Dec. 6-12

Almost every night of the week, Seattle’s stages offer a roster of regional indie-folk artists, do-it-yourself punk bands and homegrown comedians, as well as nationally touring pop stars. To that end, choosing something for your night out can be a daunting task. This weekly guide can help by filtering for recommended shows, select dates and […]

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Half of Seattle bike-share rental bikes were inoperable in late-summer maintenance slump, city audit says

Half the rental bikes along Seattle roadsides were inoperable because of low batteries or broken parts in September, the city’s latest quarterly audit says. The inspections affirm what The Seattle Times Traffic Lab reported Sept. 12, when the newspaper’s spot-checking found only 32 of 115 electric bicycles attempted could draw power and unlock. But the […]

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Seattle police believe driver was high on meth when she hit pedestrians on Aurora, killing 2

A second person has died after a high-speed crash on Aurora Avenue North on Friday afternoon, when a Nissan Sentra plowed into a group of four pedestrians and the driver attempted to flee the scene. Seattle police believe the Sentra’s 23-year-old driver was high on meth, according to the probable cause statement outlining the case against her. Police […]

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How The Seattle Times covered the WTO Seattle protests: Front pages from the week now often called the ‘Battle of Seattle’

It’s been 20 years since Seattle erupted in tear gas and protest signs. In 1999, the city secured the honor of hosting the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference, hoping to highlight the city on a global stage. The conference and the protests it prompted certainly left people talking about Seattle, just not in the […]

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