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March 28, 2014 at 3:56 PM

A view from inside the search area

On the sixth day after the catastrophic Snohomish County mudslide, the most frenetic activity at the site Friday was road-building. Around the edge of the mudslide, chain saws felled trees in the way and trucks dumped beds of gravel in the sodden earth, constructing an access road that will link the east and west sides…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Oso mudslide, Snohomish County

March 28, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Mudslide search hindered by wind, rain

The strongest rains of the week are expected to soak the mudslide zone today. “The biggest challenges that they are facing right now with the heavy water is, first off, the crews are extremely wet. It’s cold there. It’s windy up there. There’s no shelter” said Tom Cooper, deputy chief of the Arlington Fire Department during a…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: dead, mudslide, Oso mudslide

February 26, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Alaska Airlines CEO urges Ariz. gov to veto bill aimed at gays

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden sent a strongly worded letter Wednesday to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer urging her to veto Senate Bill 1062, which would permit businesses to refuse service to customers on religious grounds. Opponents of the measure say it’s intended to allow discrimination against gays. “This divisive law implies that all are not welcome, that diversity is…

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January 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Seattle CityClub seeks nominees for state community service awards

Seattle CityClub is accepting nominations for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service in Washington state, an annual honor for all-star but “unsung” heroes who make a difference in their community, the nation or the world through their jobs or volunteer service. A panel of community leaders will choose five Washingtonians from among the…

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Comments | Topics: Jefferson Awards, Seattle CityClub, volunteers

January 11, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Thousands remain without power in Puget Sound area

Update | 11:15 p.m: Seattle City Light outages now down to five customers.  There are still about 19,700 Puget Sound Energy customers in the dark, but PSE expects to cut that in half by morning. Update | 10:30 p.m: Puget Sound Energy expects to restore power to another 10,000 customers by morning, cutting in half the 19,700 homes and…

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September 13, 2013 at 11:36 PM

College professor fatally stabbed in Pioneer Square, companion also hurt, suspect in custody

UPDATE 4:40 p.m: The man who died after being stabbed near Pioneer Square Friday night was 46-year-old Troy Wolff, chair of the English department at Shoreline Community College, the college said Saturday.  Wolff and his partner, Kristin Ito, were walking near 3rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street after attending the Sounders soccer game at CenturyLink Field….

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: double stabbing, Sodo

July 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM

787 fire investigators call for disabling emergency beacon

British investigators confirmed in an interim report Thursday that the 787 fire at Heathrow on July 12 centered on a small electronic device, an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), and have ordered the devices disabled on all 787s pending further investigation.

The focus on a rare malfunction of this device appears to be good news for Boeing, damping fears that the fire was the result of some broader problem with the plane’s electrical systems.

The ELT, which sits in the fuselage crown just in front of the tail fin, transmits location data to satellites in the event of a crash.

The report from the U.K.’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) says Honeywell, which supplies the ELT, has produced some 6,000 units of the same design. They are fitted to a wide range of aircraft and the 787 fire has been “the only significant thermal event” to date.

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March 30, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Boeing postpones 787 flight intended to test power panels

Boeing postponed a planned test flight of the 787 Saturday that was intended to test newly engineered power panels. The reason is not known at this time. The company declines as a matter of policy to discuss the timing of flight tests before they happen. Boeing is separately conducting ground tests on its 787 battery fix,…

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Comments | More in Business/Technology, Traffic & Transit | Topics: 787, Boeing, test flight

February 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Obama touts American manufacturing in Boeing visit

President Obama addressed several hundred Boeing 787 workers at the Everett widebody jet plant Friday morning after a tour of the Dreamliner production line. He delivered a stump speech touting his efforts to protect American manufacturing jobs through proposed tax policy changes as well as new measures to boost U.S. sales via the…

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Comments | More in Business/Technology, Government | Topics: Barack Obama, Boeing, Dreamliner

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