In pictures: Heavy snow hits Seattle

In pictures: Heavy snow hits Seattle

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some residents, and their pets, have been taking advantage of conditions Parts of the US Pacific Northwest are being inundated with unusually high levels of snow.The region, more used to rain than extreme wintry conditions, has been hit by a series of wintry storm systems.The National Weather Service says…

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‘Stolen’ plane closes Seattle airport

‘Stolen’ plane closes Seattle airport

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows stolen plane’s aerial stunts An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made “an unauthorised take-off” late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to close.Two F15 fighter jets…

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Opioids discovered in Seattle mussels

Opioids discovered in Seattle mussels

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle’s waters are testing positive for opioids.The finding suggests “a lot of people” are taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound, researchers say.Scientists used mussels as a way to test pollution in Seattle’s waters and discovered high…

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Amazon and Starbucks attack Seattle tax

Amazon and Starbucks attack Seattle tax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Supporters of the tax say property prices have soared in Seattle Amazon and Starbucks have hit out at a decision to impose a new tax on firms based in Seattle to help fight homelessness. Amazon, the US city’s number one employer, said the levy could put future expansion on…

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