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December 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM

The top 10 most-read stories on seattletimes.com in 2012

Artist Christine Fouty, left, Miller Paint sales representative Catherine Alexander, center, and commercial painter Scott Zellerhoff, right, freshen up the exterior of Cafe Racer in Seattle. They all donated their time to spruce up the place following the shooting deaths of four patrons at the cafe last May. The story on the shootings, which left six dead in all, including the shooter, was the most-viewed story on The Seattle Times website in 2012. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

The story on the deadly shootings at Cafe Racer last spring was viewed by more readers than any other story published on seattletimes.com this year. Its readership was far and above all other stories on the website in 2012.

The top stories ranged from the Cafe Racer horror to the story on the avalanche that killed three skiers near Stevens Pass to the story on Microsoft changing its logo for the first time since the late 80s.

Here’s the list. All the headlines are links to the stories themselves.

  1. Seattle shootings: day of horror, grief in a shaken city (Cafe Racer shootings)
  2. Four dead in avalanches at Stevens and Snoqualmie passes
  3. Microsoft gets a new logo for the first time since 1987
  4. Massive manhunt after ranger slain at Rainier
  5. Suspect in ranger’s slaying found dead in creek
  6. Longtime TV anchorwoman Kathi Goertzen dies after battle with tumors
  7. Signing day live thread / Husky Football Blog
  8. Storm looms, with up to 14 inches of snow Wednesday
  9. Josh Powell kills 2 young sons in ‘an act of evil,’ authorities say
  10. Experts were off, but Friday’s forecast: rain, high of 47 — really

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