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February 18, 2015 at 9:39 AM

What you should know about oil trains in Washington

A crew member walks near the scene of a train derailment near Mount Carbon, W.Va., Tuesday. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed Monday in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley) On Monday,…

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September 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Man shot at Second and Yesler dies; 2 suspects sought

A shooting occurred in the corner park at Second and Yesler in downtown Seattle. One male victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)   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…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Police Department, shooting

September 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Seattle city attorney will seek dismissal of 100 pot citations

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, center, talks with the representatives with the Seattle Police Department and the Seattle City Council about public use of marijuana. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes told the City Council on Monday morning that he will seek dismissal of 100 tickets for public…

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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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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: bad traffic, Mariners, Traffic

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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Comments | More in | Topics: Bellevue fire, education lab, felix hernandez

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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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: bus riders, Metro bus, proposition 1

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