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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

February 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Monday Memo: Wet weather … Boeing to take wing to Everett … Elite Seattle climber killed

It’s Presidents Day: Before you head out, note that libraries and most government buildings are closed and street parking is free. More information on transit schedules and other holiday changes. Weather: Rain, off and on. High in the 40s. Snow in the mountain passes is making driving there tricky. National Weather Service…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: 777X, Boeing, Chad Kellogg

February 15, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Saturday Memo: Banking on pot … Mammoth news … Seattle’s gentrifying neighborhoods

Weather: Rain and in the high 40s. Also, plan for wet days ahead. National Weather Service forecast Traffic: Another rough weekend on Interstate 5 through Seattle. Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane between the Washington State Convention Center and Interstate 90 from through 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state…

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0 Comments | Topics: Interstate 5, mammoth tusk, marijuana

February 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Snow blankets Puget Sound area Saturday night

Snow that fell Saturday night around the Seattle area is still hanging around this morning. No major accumulation was predicted but the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory. While most highways and major arterials are bare and wet, roads might still be snowy or icy. Heavier snow has fallen to the south, and a…

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0 Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service, Seattle, snow

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