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December 5, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Westlake Park protest canceled Friday night to help caroling competition

It appears Westlake Park will be a protest-free area on Friday night, although one had been scheduled. Even the “Shut XMAS Down” protesters weren’t going to go up against an already-planned caroling competition to benefit the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank. Hungry seniors are potent sympathy symbols. The decision was made at around noon Friday…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Figgy Pudding, protest, Westlake Park

October 26, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Marysville girl shot by classmate dies Sunday night in Everett

UPDATED at 9:45 p.m. A freshman girl shot by a classmate at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has died at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. Gia Soriano, 14, died at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, hospital officials announced at a news conference. Her classmate,  Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, remains in critical condition, according to the hospital. “We are devastated by this senseless tragedy,” the family said…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Harborview Medical Center, Marysville Pilchuck High School, Providence Everett

August 22, 2014 at 6:28 PM

VIDEO: Methow couple survive mudslide, lose house

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”3744560417001″/] Janie Lewis tells what happened early Thursday night as a wall of mudslide hit her home along Highway 153 in the Methow Valley. Her husband Bob “Elk” Belgard was hit by an initial 10 feet of water that burst through the front door. Janie Lewis and Bob “Elk” Belgard live a mile south of…



August 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Seattle Times ‘Sea Change’ series wins SEJ award

Sea Change, the Pacific’s Perilous Turn,” the Seattle Times’ 2013 series on ocean acidification and its dramatic effects on everything from remote islands to the local fish market, has won the 2013-2014 Society of Environmental Journalists’ Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting, Large Market. The series was the work of Times reporter Craig…


Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Craig Welch, sea change, Steve Ringman

July 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Methow Valley homes destroyed, others threatened as fires grow around state

The Chiwaukum Creek fire is burning about 25 miles north of Leavenworth. It is one of several wildfires burning around the state (Photo by James Price, Air Tactical Group Commander) See photo gallery Update |  6:05 p.m.: A total of four wildfires in the Methow Valley have claimed at least two primary homes, a fire spokesman…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Leavenworth, Methow Valley, wildfire

May 12, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Plane flown by brothers, 86 and 84, found crashed near Yellowstone

A single-engine plane that went missing with an 86-year-old Seattle man and his 84-year-old brother aboard has been found this morning near Yellowstone National Park, said the Park County Sheriff’s Office in Cody, Wyo. The condition of the brothers isn’t yet known. The sheriff’s office said the 1963 Mooney M20C “settled in a steep ravine…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: airplane crash, Yellowstone National park

February 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Mammoth tusk found in South Lake Union headed to the Burke

The Burke Museum has announced that it’ll begin excavation this afternoon of the mammoth tusk that was discovered Tuesday at a dig for an apartment complex in South Lake Union. The museum reached an agreement with AMLI Residential, a multi-billion-dollar company with apartments nationwide, to take possession of the tusk that was found at…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Burke Museum, mammoth, tusk

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