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November 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Looking back at memorable Seattle-area snows

This week’s historic snow dump experienced by Buffalo, N.Y., got us thinking about our own memorable Seattle-area “snow events.” Everyone knows that snow here is  infrequent, but apparently that’s what makes it so traumatic for us when it does happen. Heaven forbid we try to drive to work with more than an inch of snow…

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August 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

7 things to know about Tim Hortons

(The Associated Press contributed to this article.) Burger King said Tuesday it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons, Canada’s favorite doughnut and coffee chain, for about $11 billion and move its corporate headquarters to Canada. The companies say the deal creates the world’s third-largest fast-food company. Here are a few things you might not know about Tim…

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June 25, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Google exec yields to concerns, will sell Portland home

Here’s a follow-up to a news item from Tuesday: PORTLAND (AP) — A venture capitalist has opted to sell his recently purchased northwest Portland home to neighbors instead of demolishing it. Kevin Rose is a general partner for Google Ventures. Earlier this year, he paid $1.3 million for a house built in 1892. He initially planned to…

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