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Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Seattle Marathon to bring road closures Sunday

Several Seattle streets will be closed — as will the Interstate 90 express lanes to Mercer Island — or partially closed during the Seattle Marathon on Sunday. Look for some closures as early as 5:30 a.m., with more popping up through the morning. The race begins and ends at Seattle Center. Check out the map below for details about…

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November 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Car hit in drive-by shooting in South Seattle, but no one hurt

A drive-by shooting occurred in South Seattle this evening, but no one was injured despite a window being shot out in a car occupied by four people, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police responded just after 5 p.m. to a report of gunfire near the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and South College Street, according…

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November 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Water-main break in Kirkland damages stretch of Third Avenue

The Associated Press A fire official in the east Seattle suburb of Kirkland said a water main that broke Friday night sent thousands of gallons of water into city streets. KOMO-TV reported the break occurred at about 7 p.m. at Third Avenue and Fifth Street, about two blocks from City Hall. Kirkland Fire Battalion Chief Mike Haschak said…

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November 30, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Saturday Memo: Preparing for rain … Kids and pot stores … Apple Cup wrap-up

Weather: OK, but gray today. High around 50. Likelihood of rain increases as the day goes along, and prepare to be drenched Sunday (you might want to head back from Thanksgiving early?), forecasters say. Here’s the National Weather Service forecast. 90,000 UW Medicine patients told medical info stolen: UW Medicine has sent out letters, starting to notify…

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November 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Man shot in foot outside Pioneer Square club

A man was shot in the foot during a large fight outside a Pioneer Square nightclub at closing time. Just before 2:30 a.m. today Seattle police received calls about brawling and shots fired in a parking lot outside Volume at 172 S. Washington St. Witnesses offered little information, according to police. Volume employees told police a man inside…

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November 30, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Man wounded by gunshot in U District

A man was shot and critically injured in the University District early Saturday morning, but Seattle police learned little from people near the scene. At just before 2 a.m. officers on patrol near 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 42nd Street heard gunshots. A 911 call came in reporting someone had been hit by gunfire. Officers found “numerous” people…

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November 29, 2013 at 1:32 PM

State Patrol: Outdoor pot grows declining in Washington

The Associated Press The Washington State Patrol says outdoor marijuana growing operations continued to decline in 2013. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports eradication teams pulled about 39,000 plants this year across the state. That compares with the peak of 609,000 plants in 2009. In 2012, 216,000 plants were eradicated. State Patrol Chief John Batiste says the goal…

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November 29, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Inslee’s advice to regents: Get legislators to visit your campus

A few hours before the Apple Cup kickoff Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee met with the regents of the University of Washington and Washington State University and pledged support for more money for higher education. Inslee also urged the schools to invite legislators to campus, show them the universities’ top accomplishments and make the pitch for higher-education…

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November 29, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Teen faces rape charge in Walla Walla County

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A 17-year-old teenager is scheduled for a January trial on a charge he tried to rape a girl in the Waitsburg High School training room. The teen was a player for the Waitsburg-Prescott football team. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of second-degree attempted rape. Charging documents say the…

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