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September 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Man shot at Second and Yesler dies; 2 suspects sought

  Update at 4:49 p.m.: Seattle police say the shooting victim has died at Harborview Medical Center.  Update at 12:17 p.m.: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole called this morning’s shooting “tragic.” O’Toole came to the scene to see the investigation first-hand. She said the victim was in critical condition and, referring to the stray bullet, added, “It’s fortunate we…

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September 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Seattle city attorney will seek dismissal of 100 pot citations

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes told the City Council on Monday morning that he will seek dismissal of 100 tickets for public marijuana use after a single police officer was found to have written the vast majority of the citations as part of a political agenda. Bicycle Officer Randy Jokela issued about 80 percent of…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: marijuana, Seattle City Council

June 11, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Let’s talk about traffic: It was terrible last night. How did it affect you?

[do action="custom_iframe" url="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15qkV-Sev85_LCha7aihGJ1B-H4342pyWmUgkTEHgOe8/viewform?embedded=true" width="630" height="1200" scrolling=""/] More: Seattle suffers traffic woes, social media ire  Police to angry commuters, sports fans: ‘Good reason’ for traffic jam

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May 19, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Morning memo: Police chief choice at 10 a.m. … Seahawks’ undrafted free agents … $2M home in flames

Mayor’s choice for top cop: Mayor Ed Murray is expected to announce his choice for police chief this morning at 10 a.m. The three finalists are: Kathleen O’Toole, Robert Lehner and Frank Milstead.  Fire damages $2M home: A firefighter fell through a home’s ceiling while fighting an early morning fire in Bellevue, reports The Associated Press. The…

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May 6, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Seattle Times, City Hall staffers discuss Mayor Murray’s minimum wage proposal

Join Seattle Times staffers and Mayor Ed Murray’s Chief of Staff Chris Gregorich from noon to 1 p.m. today for a live chat about the proposal to raise Seattle’s minimum wage. We’ll answer your questions, and discuss the impacts, at seattletimes.com. You can join the chat below, and begin submitting questions at 11:45 a.m. See you there! [do action=”scribblelive”…

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April 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM

What you told us about full Metro buses

[do action="custom_iframe" url="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?q=select+col9+from+1d6_8BvzNTkGhp7cO-qTHdnJUsXT3cwM_EnV5Jl-G&viz=MAP&h=false&lat=47.62694914600951&lng=-122.31834518777464&t=1&z=14&l=col9&y=2&tmplt=2&hml=GEOCODABLE" width="630" height="500" scrolling=""/]Last year, Metro logged an estimated 118.6 million rides — its highest mark since 2008. Now, Metro has announced plans to cut transit all over the Seattle area after King County voters rejected Proposition 1, a sales-tax and car-fee increase to support transit and roads. Metro officials say the…

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