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December 4, 2013 at 4:54 PM

$15-an-hour wage group, plans 14-mile, 8-hour march Thursday

The Good Jobs Seattle group, which seeks a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast-food workers, is staging an eight-hour march Thursday from the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center to Seattle’s City Hall. The 14-mile march begins at 9 a.m. at 17620 International Blvd. in SeaTac. Participants better dress warm. The National Weather Service says that although it will…

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December 3, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Japanese man, who may have hiked Mount St. Helens, missing since Nov. 27

A 26-year-old Japanese man who may  have set out to hike Mount St. Helens has been missing since Nov. 27, said the Cowlitz and Skamania Sheriff’s offices. They said search-and-rescue efforts have been unsuccessful in locating Yosuke Onishi, who may have started his hike from a spot called Climbers Bivouac. A Cowlitz sheriff’s deputy did locate a woman at…

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December 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Vashon-Downtown Seattle water taxi canceled today because of weather

Better catch that bus to the Fauntleroy ferry dock, all of you Vashon-Downtown Seattle water-taxi commuters. A bulletin says the route is canceled tonight “due to weather conditions.” Rochelle Ogershok, spokeswoman for the county’s Department of Transportation said that’s due to wind and large swells. Most riders on the taxi subscribe to alerts about cancelations, she said.    

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November 14, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Pedestrian sustains multiple fractures, SPD trying to unravel events

A 53-year-old male pedestrian suffered multiple fractures and was in serious but stable condition at Harborview Medical Center  at 9 p.m. Thursday after what police described as a complicated set of circumstances. Seattle Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said that one individual is being interviewed and that “we’re trying to get to the bottom of events.” The Capitol…

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November 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Detective: Body on Nisqually Reservation cut up by a person

The news just keeps getting more gruesome about the remains, determined to be those of an adult female,  found Nov. 5 in the woods of the Nisqually Indian Reservation, about 45 miles south of Seattle. “They were actually cut instead of being pulled apart by animals. There were numerous points that have been cut,” said Detective…

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September 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Flooded parking lots, power outages, fender-benders: It’s a stormy weekend

As predicted, the region is experiencing a host of hassles this weekend wrought by winds and steady rain that could make this the wettest September in Seattle since 1978. By mid-afternoon on Saturday – with the worst still expected to come — there were: Power outages, although scattered, due to broken tree limbs and other causes. Puget Sound Energy reported 2,788 out of power…

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