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August 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

7 things to know about Tim Hortons

People walk past a Tim Horton’s cafe in Manhattan Monday in New York City. (Photo by Associated Press) (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…


Comments | More in Business/Technology, List

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…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Portland, real estate

June 13, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Crowpocalypse 2014: Map shows more than 50 crow danger zones

This is a follow-up post to last week’s report about the annual crow-attack frenzy happening on the streets of Seattle and neighboring burgs. We asked people to help us map places where terror struck from above, and now we’ve got more than 50 areas marked. Here’s one particularly scary comment in the earlier item’s comment thread: Two…


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June 2, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Recap: How Seattle City Council meeting on $15 minimum wage unfolded

The Seattle City Council has unanimously adopted a plan to raise the minimum pay of Seattle workers to $15 an hour over the next three to seven years. The box below pulls in the tweets of Seattle Times staff covering the council meeting and reaction to the vote. Here’s the latest story about the vote. [do…


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April 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Selected tweets about Bertha tunneling delay

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March 26, 2014 at 1:31 PM

George Takei to lead Seattle Pride Parade in June

George Takei (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) George Takei, best known for portraying Lt. Sulu on the ’60s TV Show “Star Trek,” will be the celebrity grand marshal for this year’s Seattle Pride Parade, parade organizer Seattle Out & Proud announced Wednesday. The actor and director, a proponent of gay rights and active in local…


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