Archive for December, 2013

Colorado readies for 'Green Wednesday' pot sales

While smoking pot has been legal in Colorado for the past year, so-called Green Wednesday represents another historic milestone for the decades-old legalization movement: the unveiling of the nation’s first legal pot industry. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Work around Bertha causes viaduct to sink slightly

The work to find out what’s blocking Bertha the giant tunnel boring machine is causing the Alaskan Way Viaduct to sink just slightly. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Big fireworks, crowds expected for New Year's

The city expects crowds of 15,000 or more around the Seattle Center to view the fireworks show. Seattle transportation officials plan to close several streets from 11:30 p.m. until 45 minutes after the 7-minute fireworks show. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Olympia Police: Driver took unsuspecting passenger on 100 mph joyride

It sounds like something straight out of a movie plot: a Ferrari, a high-speed chase, and a bar patron turned passenger on a joyride he wanted no part of. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Community steps in after thieves steal from sick teen

For Hailey Haulet, worry has outweighed any kind of holiday joy because her 15-year-old brother, Brady Carroll, has been in the hospital. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Light bulb ban ignites buying bonanza

The new year ushers in a new era in home lighting in the U.S. After January 1, manufacturers can no longer make 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs. So people are grabbing up the old bulbs before it’s too late. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Sales of Ford brand vehicles to top 2.4M in 2013

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says 2013 North American sales of cars and trucks bearing its namesake brand will top 2.4 million, making Ford again the top-selling U.S. brand over Toyota. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty in Colo.

DENVER (AP) — A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver marijuana dispensary. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Seahawks stimulus: Home games could give city an economic boost

The playoff games could give a major economic boost to downtown Seattle businesses and hotels. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Boeing says union vote will decide fate of jobs

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. told political leaders in the Seattle area on Monday that this week’s vote by Machinists will determine the fate of some jobs on the new 777X airplane. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites