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December 22, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Readers' picks for top local stories of 2011

Georgia LaBelle, left, looks over wine with her husband, Keith, at a Costco store in Seattle, which soon could offer liquor. (Photo by Elaine Thompson / AP)

We asked readers to rank their top local stories of 2011. The results are in, and here are the top vote getters:

1. Voters OK private liquor sales

2. Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition

3. State budget woes

4. First Boeing 787 delivery

5 (tie). Tolling on 520 bridge, and Route 99 tunnel approval

7. Seattle police investigated for civil rights abuses

8. Local economy’s slow recovery

9. Higher education funding cuts

10. Amanda Knox returns to Seattle

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