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September 22, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Corrections: Woman gives birth in Anchorage jail

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — An Alaska Corrections spokeswoman says a 24-year-old Anchorage woman has given birth at the Anchorage jail. The woman reportedly told jail workers she didn’t know she was pregnant. KTUU-TV reports that Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle says both mother and baby are doing well at a local hospital after the Sunday morning birth. The…

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September 22, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Realistic emergency drills planned at King, Snohomish airports

Officials will be conducting mass-casualty incident drills at the King County International Airport and Paine Field in Snohomish County this week. Drills at the King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field, will be conducted Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The emergency scenarios will be visible…

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September 22, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Komen 3-Day walk raises $2.7 million for breast-cancer research

Susan G. Komen 3-Day participants raised more than $2.7 million for breast cancer research from the walk this weekend in Seattle. More than 900 participants spent the weekend walking 60 miles through Seattle-area communities and camping in pink tents at Marymoor Park as part of the 3-Day event, which raises money to help support research and…

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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: breast cancer, Susan G. Komen 3-Day

September 22, 2014 at 5:23 PM

UW cancer expert to be editor-in-chief of new JAMA journal

Dr. Mary L. “Nora” Disis, a cancer researcher and professor of medicine in oncology at the University of Washington, has been named editor-in-chief of JAMA Network’s new journal, JAMA Oncology, which will launch next year. Disis, 55, who specializes in breast and ovarian cancer and immunotherapy, is associate dean of translational science in the UW School of…

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September 22, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Whoops! That Bremerton-Seattle ferry wasn’t really overloaded Aug. 15

A state inquiry found that the ferry Cathlamet wasn’t truly overloaded on Aug. 15, the day it returned to Bremerton and 484 passengers had to walk off the vessel. It turns out that the real number of passengers on the 4:20 p.m. run from Bremerton to Seattle was actually near the maximum allowable load of 1,200…

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September 22, 2014 at 2:58 PM

3 semi-trucks stolen from Auburn warehouse lot

Auburn police say the theft of three semi-trucks on Saturday was an “orchestrated” crime. The semi-trucks were stolen from a warehouse parking lot in the 3900 block of I Street Northwest. According to police Cmdr. Mike Hirman, video surveillance captured an image of a white van pulling into the lot where the semi-trucks were parked on Saturday….

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September 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Idaho woman charged with felony over chewed seat

The Associated Press SANDPOINT, Idaho — A northern Idaho woman has been charged with a felony after police said she chewed up the upholstery of a patrol car seat. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Staci Anne Spence was charged late last week with felony malicious injury to property and misdemeanors including resisting arrest and…

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September 22, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Constantine proposes levy for children as he unveils budget plan

King County may ask voters next fall to approve a new levy for early childhood programs and other youth services, County Executive Dow Constantine said Monday while unveiling his budget plan for 2015 and 2016. Investing in children now will save the county money in the long run by reducing future costs associated with incarceration, violence,…

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September 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Seattle city attorney will seek dismissal of 100 pot citations

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes told the City Council on Monday morning that he will seek dismissal of 100 tickets for public marijuana use after a single police officer was found to have written the vast majority of the citations as part of a political agenda. Bicycle Officer Randy Jokela issued about 80 percent of…

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