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May Day protesters call for better wages and end to deportations

May 02, 2016

May Day protesters call for better wages and end to deportations

Seattle police used pepper spray on Sunday evening to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist May Day protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares and Molotov cocktails #Donald Trump #NewsTracker #Protests #illegal immigrants #Seattle #May Day #US President Barack Obama
Seattle police release photos of Kurt Cobain suicide gun

Mar 18, 2016

Seattle police release photos of Kurt Cobain suicide gun

Police in Seattle have released photos of the shotgun Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used to kill himself more than two decades ago. #NewsTracker #suicide #Seattle #Gun #Kurt Cobain #Nirvana
Explosion rocks Seattle neighbourhood: Nine firefighters injured, residents evacuated

Mar 09, 2016

Explosion rocks Seattle neighbourhood: Nine firefighters injured, residents evacuated

About 40 minutes after fire crews responded to reports of a natural gas leak, an explosion rocked the Seattle neighbourhood. #NewsTracker #Blast #Seattle #Firefighters #natural gas leak #Seattle Fire Department #Harborview Medical Center
Chinese President Xi Jinping trades football for hardball political negotiations

Sep 24, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping trades football for hardball political negotiations

Chinese President Xi Jinping departs Washington state Thursday for the other Washington, where tougher discussions on cybersecurity, intellectual property protections and human rights await. #China #NewsTracker #Washington #Seattle #Xi Jinping #Chinese president
Wow! This US CEO took a 90% pay cut to give lowest-paid staff a huge raise

Apr 16, 2015

Wow! This US CEO took a 90% pay cut to give lowest-paid staff a huge raise

CEO Dan Price took a 90 per cent pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so that he could give his employees a raise. Price, who heads the Seattle payment processing firm Gravity Payments that he founded, has pledged to make sure all of his staffers make at least $70,000 annually in the next three years. #Seattle #Dan Price #Phillip Akhavan #Nydelis Ortiz #Gravity Payments
Ex-Amazon Indian-American employee pulls an Anna Hazare outside its Seattle HQ

Nov 26, 2014

Ex-Amazon Indian-American employee pulls an Anna Hazare outside its Seattle HQ

Kivin Vargheseis, a former employee of American e-commerce giant Amazon, on Tuesday began a hunger strike outside the company's office in Seattle, Washington, after his three-week protest against the company's 'poor employee treatment, low ethical standards, and an abysmal environmental record' fell on deaf ears.
#Amazon #Seattle #Jeff Bezos #Kivin Vargheseis
Gunman opens fire in Seattle university, one dead, three injured

Jun 06, 2014

Gunman opens fire in Seattle university, one dead, three injured

A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and knife opened fire on Thursday in a building at a small Seattle university, fatally wounding one person. #World #NewsTracker #Seattle #gunman #shootout #Seattle Pacific University
Ice Age mammoth tusk discovered by construction workers in Seattle

Feb 13, 2014

Ice Age mammoth tusk discovered by construction workers in Seattle

Construction workers digging in a Seattle neighborhood have found the curved tusk of a mammoth, an ancient elephant relative that inhabited North America at least 10,000 years ago during the Ice Age. #Archaeology #Fossils #Mammoth #Seattle #Ice Age #Pleistocene epoch #South Lake Union #paleontologists #Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture #tusk #Seattle construction site