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July 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

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

Update |  6:05 p.m.: A total of four wildfires in the Methow Valley have claimed at least two primary homes, a fire spokesman said. Since lightning ignited a fire near Stokes Road in Carlton on Sunday night, the Carlton Complex fire has spread to 18,000 acres and includes the Cougar Flat fire, the Golden Hike fire and the…

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

May 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

UPDATE: Players, coach Carroll make an appearance outside the White House

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. | For the 75 fans who, in some cases, waited for 5 hours to see the Hawks, it was worth it. They were allowed to wait by the buses transporting the team. Bobby Wagner, Michael Bennett, and Jermaine Kearse were among those signing autographs. Pete Carroll spent a long time with…

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Comments | More in General news, Sports | Topics: Seahawks, sports, White House

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…

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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…

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January 30, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Hawks ‘cheaters,’ Sherman ‘an idiot’ — what Google says

Type in “Richard Sherman is” on a Google search, and its autocomplete feature will finish it for you. Here is the Super Bowl as the Internet sees it, which means anonymity in all its nastiness. The autocomplete is based on an algorithm of what millions of others have typed in on such a search. So take your pick…

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January 24, 2014 at 7:00 AM

The astounding 1/60th scale Boeing 777 made out of manila folder paper

He’s now spent more than 10,000 hours building an exact model replica –- at 1/60th scale — of a Boeing 777-300ER plane entirely out of cut-out manila folder parts. He’s not even done. The model that Luca Iaconi-Stewart, 22, of San Francisco, built has moving parts: Doors open, the engines twirl, the landing gear retracts. All have…

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December 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Turnover at the top for King County Library System

Both the King County Library System director, Bill Ptacek, and its director of finance, Linda Glenicki, have turned in their resignations, saying they want to do something new.

They said their resignations are amicable.

Ptacek, 63, has been with the library for 25 years and spoke proudly that in 2011 it was named “Library of the Year” by the Library Journal.

In 2012, the library handled 10.1 million visitors and leads the U.S., Canada and Australia in eBook circulation.

Ptacke’s resignation is effective Feb. 1. Julie Brand, head of community relations and marketing for the library, will be the interim director until a replacement is hired.

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Comments | Topics: Bill Ptacek, King County Library System, Linda Glenicki

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