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September 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Senior facility cited for blowing nesting birds out of vent

The Associated Press A senior housing facility in Seattle has been issued a $375 federal ticket for blowing nesting birds out of an air vent. The Senior Housing Assistance Group facility at Cedar Park in North Seattle faces a misdemeanor charge of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds, after a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent said…

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Comments | Topics: birds, Fish and Wildlife, nest

September 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Chinook spotted in upper reaches of Elwha River

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park says that for the first time in more than a century, chinook salmon have been spotted in the upper reaches of the Elwha River following the recent removal of two dams. Fisheries staff equipped with snorkels confirmed the presence of the three big fish above where the final…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: chinook salmon, Elwha Dam, Elwha River

September 10, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Inslee asks feds to reconsider aid for wildfire homeowners

Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government to reconsider providing federal aid to people hurt by the state’s largest wildfire. Inslee said Wednesday that more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought. The governor wrote to President Obama, saying temporary housing assistance from the federal government is needed for a full economic recovery. He says hundreds…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: disaster relief, federal aid, Gov. Jay Inslee

September 6, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Bainbridge Island hiker overdue from Olympic National Park

The Associated Press OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Searchers are looking for a 64-year-old Bainbridge Island man who is two days overdue from a long hike in Olympic National Park. Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said Saturday that Kelly Hall was scheduled to meet family Thursday at the end of a six-day, 39-mile trek in the northeast corner of…

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September 6, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Snohomish County to pay $575,000 in public-records lawsuit

The Associated Press EVERETT — Snohomish County has agreed to pay $575,000 to settle a public-records lawsuit brought by a Monroe-based group that promotes environmental causes in farming areas. The county did not admit fault, but finalized an agreement Thursday with Citizens for Sustainable Development. The (Everett) Herald reports that agreement calls for the county to appoint…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: public records, Snohomish County

September 6, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Saturday Memo: Grilling weather this weekend … Capitol Hill crime … Huskies home opener

Summer temps hanging around: We’re nearly through the first week of September, but the temperatures aren’t taking many cues from the calendar. Highs this weekend are in the mid-80s, and drop into the 70s next week. Police vow crackdown on Capitol Hill crime: Seattle Police chief Kathleen O’Toole on Friday promised the neighborhood would see…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Capitol Hill, Mariners, Pedro Celis

August 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Train hits pedestrian on tracks in Mount Vernon

A BNSF freight train struck a pedestrian on the tracks Saturday afternoon in Mount Vernon. Gus Melonas, BNSF spokesman, said the man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. No further information on his condition was available. The man was struck, Melonas said, about 12:25 p.m. at the crossing at Riverside Drive, as witnesses say he was trying…

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August 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

No jail time for man, 76, who stole $400,000 from water association

A man who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from a private water association will not face jail time. The Everett Herald reports that 76-year-old Jesse Orvic Rowe was convicted of felony first-degree theft this year. He completed 240 hours of community service in lieu of a 30-day jail sentence, and agreed to pay the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Roosevelt Water Association, theft

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