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December 31, 2013 at 4:25 PM

King County Housing Authority settles public-records case

The King County Housing Authority has agreed to pay $24,300 to a resident who should have gotten public records she requested over the past two years, but didn’t. The resident, Cindy Ference, lives in a Shoreline apartment owned by the housing authority. Ference made 25 requests over two years for different documents. She got most…

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December 31, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Nearly 5,000 applications have come in for pot licenses

A lot of wannabe pot entrepreneurs waited until the state deadline to apply for business licenses.

The number of applications increased by 1,200 in the past week, as state officials continue to process a glut of applications that came in just before the Dec. 20 deadline.

In data released Tuesday, the state Liquor Control Board has now received 4,946 license applications. But that’s not the final tally as an undetermined number remain unprocessed.

The state reports 2,113 applications for growing, 1,521 for processing, and 1,312 for retail stores.

There are no limits on the number of licenses for growing and processing, although the state has capped total growing space at 2 million square feet.

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Initiative 502, liquor control board, marijuana

December 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Okanogan woman made up robbery story to cover up gambling loss

By K.C. Mehaffey The Wenatchee World (MCT) OKANOGAN — An Okanogan woman who lost $330 gambling tried to hide her losses by telling police that a robber took the money from her at gunpoint. Authorities said Karen L. Beam-Davis, 62, later admitted she made up the story. But not until after Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies presented her with…

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December 31, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Police: Mountlake Terrace woman wounded as husband handles gun gift

Police in Mountlake Terrace say a 20-year-old woman was taken to a Seattle hospital after her husband apparently shot her accidentally while handling a handgun he recently received as a gift. The Daily Herald of Everett reported that police said the injuries the woman suffered Monday were not considered life threatening. Police Cmdr. Doug Hansen says…

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December 31, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Tuesday Memo: Mayor’s oath … Seahawks’ Harvin back? … Speeding Ferrari

Seattle mayoral inauguration: The ceremonial oaths of office for Mayor-elect Ed Murray and socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant are getting national media attention. Harvin back? Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin may be healthy enough to play in Seattle’s playoff game Jan. 11. Scary Ferrari ride: Olympia police chased a Ferrari at speeds up to 100 mph…

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December 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Show your Hawks spirit with fan flags in tomorrow’s newspaper

                              Beginning tomorrow look for our D-I-Y “Go Hawks” fan flags in The Seattle Times newspaper. Two flags will appear in print each day through Friday, Jan. 3. Collect all eight, create a banner – decorate it to show your 12th Man spirit — and share a photo of your creation for a chance to…

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December 30, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Boy in Auburn crash dies

A five-year-old child who was critically injured in an early morning car crash on Sunday in Auburn died at Harborview Medical Center on Monday morning, according to police. Auburn police said the collision occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday when a 21-year-old Pacific man was speeding at around 90 miles per hour when he ran off Auburn…

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