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Super Bowl XLVIII sets all-time record for TV viewership

Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of Denver in Super Bowl 48 offered little in the way of suspense, but 111.5 million viewers made it the most-watched television event in US history. Ratings released by the Fox network on Monday showed Sunday’s game also set a record for the most-streamed online sports event,…

Seattle’s election of Kshama Sawant shows socialism can play in America

The election of Kshama Sawant, a socialist, to the city council of Seattle seems like dropping a pebble in the ocean – particularly given the Tea Party’s inroads into Congress and the Republican hold on state legislatures. With one lone vote, we can’t expect Seattle to collectivize Starbucks and Amazon…

It’s progressive versus progressive in Seattle mayoral primary

By Elaine Porterfield SEATTLE (Reuters) – Seattle’s Democratic Mayor Mike McGinn faces a tough hurdle to re-election on Tuesday as he faces off in a primary vote against a field of overwhelmingly progressive challengers, including a state legislator known for his leadership on gay marriage. The candidates vying for a…

ACLU’s legislative counsel tells Congress: ‘Drones are coming to America’

) In this file photo, Seattle Police officer Jim Britt demonstrates an unmanned aerial vehicle during at a meeting where the police answered questions about their drone program in Seattle, Wash. (Colin Diltz, The Seattle Times/AP/File) With much of Capitol Hill riveted by…  …

Police kill man and find four other people dead after suburban Seattle shoot-out

Five people were killed Sunday night in a Seattle, Washington suburb, including one man shot dead by police after allegedly reaching for a gun as they arrived on the scene. KOMO-TV reported that authorities initially found the unidentified man wounded and lying on the ground in a parking lot while…

Loophole allows dealers to hijack Seattle’s gun buyback with makeshift gun show

The so-called gun show loophole which allows guns to be sold without a background check allowed private dealers to effectively hijack a weekend effort by Seattle police to get guns off the street. Following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last month, Seattle raised $120,000 to hold…

Afghan shooting latest scandal for troubled U.S. base

SEATTLE, Washington — The US soldier held for shooting dead 16 Afghan villagers at the weekend was stationed at a military base south of Seattle which has been plagued by scandal and tragedy. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), which could in theory host a court martial for the unidentified serviceman, has…

Help Fund Responsible Sex Education

If you’ve ever read the website Scarleteen—or even heard of it—you probably know that it’s the best damn sex education website for teenagers out there. Well, they’re having a fund-raising drive right now. If you want kids to get responsible sex education when they log in to their computer and…

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