A helicopter crew scours rough terrain Sunday, Aug. 5, at Vesper Peak, in the search for missing hiker Sam Sayers, of Seattle. She went missing Aug. 1, on the hike about 30 miles east of Granite Falls. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

A year later, no plans to renew search for hiker Sam Sayers

The Seattle woman went missing on Vesper Peak last August. An 8,000-hour search turned up no sign of her.


Suitors, beware: In Seattle, Amazon also brought disruption

The company has grown there from a workforce of about 5,000 to more than 40,000 in 33 buildings.


Microsoft, old man of tech, looks like a growth stock again

By Thomas Heath, The Washington Post This week saw a tale of…


Seattle metro area surges in new million-dollar homes

By Mike Rosenberg, The Seattle Times Last year, we got word that a record 12 percent of homes in King County were selling for at… Continue reading

Here’s why you probably won’t retire in Puget Sound region

Blame the cool rainy seasons and pricey real estate for our low rankings in a new retirement… Continue reading

Jim Henson’s vastly rich worlds featured in MoPop exhibit

By Christina Okeson / Herald Writer So much has changed at the Experience Music Project since I became a charter member when it opened in… Continue reading

Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

Sears will begin selling its appliances on, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice… Continue reading

401(k) match is back, and at some firms, it’s getting bigger

By Thomas Heath, The Washington Post A common axiom among investors is to save early and often. Let time do the rest. If you save… Continue reading

Amazon sells ready-to-cook meals in bid to expand groceries

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal… Continue reading

Nordstrom family considering buyout of department store

Members of the Nordstrom family including co-presidents Blake, Peter and Erik Nordstrom are considering making an offer to buy… Continue reading

No single autism cause likely exists, UW center director says

There’s a reason scientists have searched for years trying to unlock the mystery of what causes autism. The problem is there likely will… Continue reading

Man sentenced for possessing child pornography

An Everett man is headed to federal prison for 15 years after being convicted for the second time of possessing child pornography. James… Continue reading