Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times

Steve Miletich

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Steve:

As Boeing’s 737 MAX nears a return to service, will flyers return to it?

Grounded worldwide after two crashes killed 346 people, Boeing’s 737 MAX faces a potential consumer backlash as its return to flight looms closer. The fate of the MAX — along with Boeing’s reputation — largely depends on winning over nervous... → Read More

Documents, family members link indicted Everett woman to possible hit man in Thomas Wales killing

A 34-year-old Everett woman indicted for allegedly obstructing a grand-jury investigation into the slaying of Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Wales has ties to two men entangled in the investigation into the unsolved killing, court documents and interviews show. → Read More

DOJ probe expands beyond Boeing 737 MAX, includes 787 Dreamliner

The subpoena was issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ), sources said, which is already conducting a criminal investigation into the certification and design of the 737 MAX after two deadly crashes of the jetliner. → Read More

Mayor Durkan backs police chief’s decision not to fire officer who lied

Police Chief Best suspended the officer for 30 days without pay, despite Police Department policy and language in the city's contract with the Seattle Police Officers Guild that presumes officers will be fired for dishonesty in their official duties. → Read More

Kirkland consultant questioned for six hours in criminal probe of Boeing 737 MAX crashes

Federal prosecutors investigating two deadly crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX had done their homework, says local expert Peter Lemme, who was summoned to Washington D.C. for the questioning. → Read More

Former city employee, North Bend man among victims of Seattle crane collapse

The four were killed when a tower crane plunged to the street on Saturday afternoon. → Read More

FAA chief stands behind Boeing 737 MAX certification, confirms it delegated part of review to the planemaker

Lawmakers question the FAA’s role in approving the Boeing 737 MAX and the underlying safety software, known as MCAS. That system was a new feature on the 737 MAX to... → Read More

Live updates from Boeing 737 MAX hearing: Senators seek answers about certification process

Where thing stand: SENATE QUESTIONS: A U.S. Senate subcommittee is set to question regulators about safety in the airline industry in the take of two 737 MAX crashes. Here's our preview. The hearing begins at noon PT (3 p.m.... → Read More

FBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 MAX

The federal grand jury investigation, based in Washington, D.C., is looking into the certification process that approved the safety of the new Boeing plane, two of which have crashed since October. → Read More

Mention of jackscrew in Boeing 737 MAX crash evokes memories of Alaska Flight 261, but key differences exist

In the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 in January 2000, federal investigators found that jackscrew failed from excessive wear. In the Ethiopian crash, there’s no suggestion that the jackscrew on the Boeing plane failed. → Read More

Controversial Seattle police union leader to retire, then return in bigger role

Sgt. Rich O'Neill, who most recently served as the guild's vice president and played a key role in contentious negotiations that led to a new labor contract with the city, will handle the union's most critical duties, including future contract... → Read More

Video released of Seattle police sergeant who sat in a chair in front of a man’s workplace, seeking an apology

The former sergeant was demoted after retaliating against a citizen by sitting in a chair in full uniform in the parking lot of the man’s workplace for most of an hour and telling passers-by he was waiting for an apology, → Read More

Seattle, police union delayed release of ruling to reinstate fired officer until after labor contract was approved

A ruling in a highly publicized excessive-force case that was likely to be used by critics of the new police labor contract wasn't issued publicly until Nov. 20, a full week after the council approved the contract. → Read More

Judge dismisses claims against 2 Seattle police officers in fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles

The ruling by Superior Court Judge Julie Spector clears the way for the city of Seattle, also a defendant in the case, to move for dismissal. → Read More

Seattle police release video of fatal shooting by officer on New Year’s Eve

Iosia Faletogo, 36, was fatally shot after he ran from police during a New Year's Eve traffic stop on Aurora Avenue North. → Read More

Barred from working by shutdown, federal attorneys seek filing delay in Seattle police reform case

Federal attorneys say they can't respond to a judge's request for information about the status of court-ordered reforms because of the partial government shutdown. → Read More

Paul Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Seattle Times reporter who championed the underdog, dies at 79

As a reporter and a private investigator, Paul Henderson helped win freedom for 14 wrongfully convicted people, almost all in murder cases. "Paul kept digging," said a former editor. → Read More

Seattle police sergeant demoted for retaliating against man angry about being towed

The demotion was ordered after former Seattle police Sgt. Frank Poblocki drove to the workplace of a man who had chewed Poblocki out for towing his car, pulled up a chair and sat for almost an hour. Poblocki referred to it as 'community policing.' → Read More

Handgun reported stolen in 1990 found atop Seattle police officer’s locker

Seattle police were unable to take any action against now-retired Officer Carl Matsumoto after he denied he improperly kept the gun. → Read More

Coast Guard rescues surfer caught in strong currents near Willapa Bay

Three surfers were in the water when one was swept away by strong currents and vanished for about 30 minutes, the Coast Guard said. → Read More