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April 22, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Voters rejecting measure to fund King County buses, roads

King County voters are rejecting Proposition 1, the measure to fund buses and roads, 55 percent to 45 percent. The results from Tuesday night mark what appears to be a major defeat for King County Executive Dow Constantine, County Council Chairman Larry Phillips and the labor and business interests that backed the measure. Assuming a countywide turnout…

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0 Comments | Topics: King County Proposition 1

April 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Judge rejects Steven Powell’s request for state to fund treatment

The Associated Press TACOMA — A judge has rejected Steven Powell’s request to have taxpayers pay for his court-ordered sex offender treatment after a voyeurism conviction. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper agreed Friday with the state Attorney General’s Office that Powell cited the wrong statute when he made his request. The News Tribune reported that Powell…

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0 Comments | Topics: Josh Powell, Judge Ronald Culpepper, Steven Powell

April 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Saturday Memo: Seattle’s safety rating for biking, walking … Timber sale near Oso canceled … Sounders, Mariners play on road

Weather: Upper 50s, some off-and-on rain. National Weather Service forecast Is Seattle safe for bicyclists, pedestrians? FYI Guy Gene Balk takes a look and finds that Seattle has the nation’s second-lowest fatality rate for pedestrians, and the eighth-lowest for cyclists, for an overall No. 2 ranking. It appears that when it comes to…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bike safety, Department of Natural Resources, FYI guy

April 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Saturday Memo: What life was like in Steelhead Haven … Shop class makes a comeback … Sounders take on Timbers

What was the good life like in Steelhead Haven?  Reporter Nancy Bartley takes a look back at life in that little neighborhood through the memories of those whose homes are gone, but survived the mudslide because they just happened to be away that morning. From Bartley’s story: “For many years there was a weathered…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Seattle Public Schools, Sounders, Steelhead Haven

March 29, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Saturday Memo: Profiling Travis Hots … Eat your vegetables … Zoo to boost elephant program

Weather: Rainy, in the 50s. National Weather Service forecast Mudslide-response leader: Anyone who has watched the daily news briefings from Snohomish County on the mudslide response has seen Fire Chief Travis Hots at the microphone.  Jet-black hair, weary face, bloodshot eyes — Hots is the face of the grim rescue and recovery effort….

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: childhood cancer, Snohomish County, St. Baldrick's Foundation

March 22, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Saturday Memo: Traffic troubles … No July 4 Sasquatch! … Zags prepare for Arizona

Weather: In the 50s, some showers later. National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Stretches of Highway 99, Interstate 5, I-405, and some major Seattle streets are partly or fully closed for road work this weekend. It’s likely to be tough going. For example, until 7 p.m. today, the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Highway 99 is closed in…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Gonzaga, KOMO-TV helicopter, National Transportation Safety Board

March 15, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Saturday Memo: ‘Seagull’ author flies again … Health-insurance signups … Sounders play at home

Weather: In the 50s, and a little rainy. National Weather Service forecast. Legal haze for medical pot: The list is long of what lawmakers in Olympia didn’t do this session. On the list? The Legislature failed to agree on regulations for medical marijuana, and Westerrn Washington’s federal prosecutor now says all dispensaries are…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: clint dempsey, health insurance, Michael Bradley

March 8, 2014 at 11:06 AM

750 detainees start hunger strike at ICE detention center in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed that 750 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center have refused to eat and say they are on a hunger strike. An immigrant activist says the hunger strike started Friday as a protest of deportations as well as center conditions. Activist Maru Mora says the…

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0 Comments | Topics: detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

March 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Saturday Memo: Bertha to be stuck all summer … Pearl Jam embezzler sentenced … Bluegrass in Bellevue

Traffic: Expect delays in downtown Seattle this weekend as Highway 99 between Denny Way and South Spokane Street will close from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The closures allow crews to conduct a routine inspection of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and, on Sunday, a charity race. Weather: In the 40s today. Windy,…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: alaskan way viaduct, bertha, Columbia River

February 22, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Saturday Memo: Snow ahead? … Murray backs police chief … Rice tweets apparent goodbye

Weather: Low 40s today, and dipping to mid-30s many places tonight. Still, some places could be cold enough for snow tonight and early Sunday. Check details on the National Weather Service forecast. Inslee thinks about raising state workers’ minimum wage:  Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday his administration is considering raising the minimum…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Ed Murray, Gov. Jay Inslee, Huskies basketball

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