Unlikely Allies: Sawant and Developers?

Unlikely Allies  1. A group of developers, land-use attorneys, and architects are sending a letter to the city council and mayor Ed Murray’s housing affordability task force today protesting the so-called linkage fee—a charge on all new development that would help pay for affordable housing. This isn’t news. Developers have been up in arms about the […]

Class 3A and 4A boys basketball tournament capsules

Class 3A Favorite Rainier Beach Vikings Location: Seattle. Record: 23-2. Coach: Mike Bethea. Key players: Dejounte Murray, 6-5, Sr., 24.2 ppg; Shadeed Shabazz, 6-0, Sr., 13.3 ppg; Ivy Smith, 5-10, Sr., 9.1 ppg. Inside look: Three-time defending champions have lost only one in-state game the past two seasons. Playing best basketball of season. Contenders Bellevue […]

Christopher keys Cleveland comeback in 3A girls quarterfinal

TACOMA –Jayde Christopher looked at the scoreboard and decided this was not happening. Her Cleveland basketball team was all out of sorts, trailing Wilson of Tacoma 20-6 early in the second quarter. Chances of a third consecutive championship at the 3A state tournament seemed slight. “I was like, oh yeah, we’ve got to do something,” […]

March 5 TV Picks: ‘Dig’ with Jason Isaacs

‘Dig’ This new 10-part “television event” has some promising elements. Executive producers Tim Kring and Gideon Raff helped create “Homeland” and “Heroes.” Jason Isaacs (the “Harry Potter” films and “The Patriot”) stars as an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who discovers a conspiracy while investigating a murder. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday, March 5, on […]

Amazon opens store on Alibaba’s Tmall to reach Chinese shoppers

Amazon has opened a store on Alibaba Group Holding’s Tmall.com, seeking to reach Chinese shoppers as the Web retailer tries to expand in the world’s second-biggest economy. “It’s a soft launch featuring their own brands,” said Candice Huang, a spokeswoman for Hangzhou, China-based Alibaba. Imported food, shoes, toys and kitchenware are listed on Amazon’s store, […]