Top Seattle news: City councilmember proposes Amazon tax; city sues man who bought firehouse; more

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Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant proposes Amazon tax

Sawant is looking for $200 to $500 million from large corporations to help pay for affordable housing programs in the city.

Read the full story on KING5.

Seattle Children’s used OR without HEPA filter when infant got sick, documents say

The state investigators wanted to know why heart surgeons used an operating room that did not have a HEPA filter, unlike other operating rooms at the hospital.

Read the full story on KING5.

Jinkins sworn in as WA’s 1st female Speaker of the House

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, is applauded by her colleagues as she becomes the first woman in Washington State history to be sworn in as Speaker of the House on Monday, Jan. 13. She is also the first openly gay Speaker of the House in state history.

Read the full story on Seattle Weekly.

Man who bought ‘residential’ firehouse sued by Seattle for using it as residence

The advertisement that grabbed Thom Kroon’s attention marketed a no-longer-used fire station as a "unique residential dwelling.”

Read the full story on Boston 25 News.

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