Amazon Waves Its Wallet at Seattle City Council

Brian Sweeney has a long list of complaints about Amazon, from the way it treats warehouse workers to the low taxes it pays and its effort to win concessions from cities to bring in jobs. So when he learned it had poured $1 million into remaking the Seattle City Council with business-friendly candidates, he pulled out his wallet too.

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Seattle Student Among Four Killed by Falling Crane

Officials in Washington state on Monday were expected to release the identities of the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a Seattle building. The King County Medical Examiner’s office said it would release the names of the woman and three men who died Saturday afternoon when the crane crashed onto one of Seattle’s busiest streets.

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