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Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 30, 2011 at 9:27 PM

2 slightly hurt in plane accident at Boeing Field

A light plane had just lifted off from Boeing Field Wednesday evening when it veered to the right and crashed, striking a parked aircraft, according to  Rochelle Ogershok, spokesperson for King County International Airport / Boeing Field. After the 7:30 p.m. accident, there was a fire involving both planes, and that prompted a response from the…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: accident, Air traffic, Boeing Field

November 30, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Here's a hot item: Bellevue is a hive of techies

Nearly half of Bellevue’s college-educated residents have degrees in science and engineering, an unusually high number, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. That proportion of technically educated professionals puts it in the top 13 percent of cities with 65,000 or more residents, the Bellevue Planning and Community Development Department said Wednesday in a release…

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November 30, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Burn ban issued for Pierce, Snohomish counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Pierce and Snohomish counties on Wednesday, effective until air quality improves. The temporary ban is a result of air pollution caused by stagnant air, the agency said in an announcement. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning and the use of wood-burning fireplaces or uncertified …

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Weather Beat | Topics: Air pollution, Burn ban, Pierce County

November 30, 2011 at 3:18 PM

We're in for some chilly nights

We took a look at the 5-day forecasts — specifically the overnight temperatures — from six organizations: KING, KIRO, KOMO, AccuWeather, the National Weather Service and The Seattle Times, and all of them, except maybe us, tell the same story: It’s going to be rather cold. That means in the low 30s, and if you believe…

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Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: chart, cold, forecast

November 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Video of possible suspects in Vega slaying

[do action=”brightcove”]1303402179001[/do] The Seattle Police Department has released a surveillance video and still photos in connection with the recent homicide of Seattle hairdresser Danny Vega. The video and still photographs show three people who appear to be disposing of a jacket in the area of Vega’s asssault, police said. Police say they…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Danny Vega, homicide, Seattle

November 30, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Garfield students walk out to protest education cuts

Hundreds of students from Seattle’s Garfield High School walked out of classes this afternoon to protest state budget cuts to education. The students began their walk to City Hall at 12:30 p.m. to “tell the world that we are fed up with the lack of funding for education,” according to a statement sent by protest organizer Mathis Watson…

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Comments | More in Education, General news, Government | Topics: budget cuts, Garfield High School, Olympia

November 30, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Gregoire asking feds to change marijuana law

Gov. Chris Gregoire followed up on an earlier pledge by announcing today that she was asking the federal government to reschedule marijuana to a drug that can be prescribed and sold in pharmacies. Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who joined Gregoire on a conference call today, said he will also back the petition to the federal Drug…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Chris Gregoire, DEA, Drug Enforcement Administration

November 30, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Seattle windsurfer found safe after water-rescue call

There is not points to locate on the map An abandoned sailboard spotted on a breakwater near Seattle’s Shilshole Bay Marina this morning prompted a water-rescue call for Seattle police and fire departments. Fortunately, the windsurfer had made it to shore on his own by the time emergency crews arrived, according to Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Department

November 30, 2011 at 11:05 AM

UW ranks high in income from business spinoffs

The University of Washington made $69 million in license income from business spinoffs in 2010, the eighth-largest amount among universities across the country, according to a report released today by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The UW executed 196 licenses and options in 2010, also putting it near the top of the list. Like many…

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Comments | More in Business/Technology, Education | Topics: economy, licenses, technology

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