Washington limits carbon pollution from large sources

SEATTLE - Washington state adopted a new rule Thursday to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large carbon polluters, joining a handful of other states in capping emissions to address climate change. Read more

Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

SEATTLE - Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes. Read more

Air pollution reduction settlement reached for six western refineries

SEATTLE - The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West. Read more

Rescue under way for climbers, snowshoer on Mount Rainier

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. - One climber has likely died from hypothermia and exposure on Mount Rainier after he and his climbing partner were caught in a winter storm over the weekend, a spokeswoman with Mount Rainier National Park said. Read more

Seattle becomes first US city to let Uber drivers unionize

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle on Monday became the first city in the nation to allow drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. Read more

Amazon opens its first bookstore as extension of website

SEATTLE (AP) - Online retail giant Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore on Tuesday, two decades after it began selling books over the Internet and helped drive a number of shops out of business. Read more

Groups form alliance to tackle climate change by initiative

SEATTLE - A coalition of diverse groups is launching a new initiative effort to tackle climate change, raising the prospect that Washington voters could face two statewide ballot measures on carbon pollution next year. Read more

Washington state to write new rule to limit carbon output

SEATTLE - The state Department of Ecology on Monday proposed capping greenhouse gases from the state's 35 largest emitters, rolling out a new rule-making process months after Gov. Read more

Seattle teachers strike on first day of school today

SEATTLE - Teachers in Seattle will walk picket lines today after last-minute negotiations over wages and other issues failed to avert a strike in Washington state's largest school district. Read more

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