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July 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Okanogan County fire now largest in state history

Even as one of Washington’s wildfires became the largest in state history Monday — burning an area 4.5 times the size of Seattle —  fire crews and aid workers are bracing for the possibility that lightning could trigger a new round of fires by midweek. “It’s tough to say, at this point, what to expect,” said Ryan Fliehman, National Weather Service…

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June 25, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Mayor Ed Murray presents plan for a safer Seattle

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray vowed this afternoon to crack down on gun violence, reform Seattle’’s troubled police department and create more jobs to keep teenagers off the streets. In front of a full City Council chamber, Murray unveiled an ambitious plan to increase public safety in Seattle, committing to presenting an annual status report to the…

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June 23, 2014 at 4:58 PM

City approves taller buildings, more density near Mount Baker station

The Seattle City Council voted 8-1 today in favor of a plan designed to increase urban density in the 10-block area surrounding the Mount Baker light-rail station. Councilmembers said the rezone will work in conjunction with the larger-scale neighborhood plan to make walking and biking safer, while creating space for new jobs and housing. The legislation also will…

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Comments | More in Government | Topics: city council, light rail, Mount Baker