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September 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM

More than 100 firefighters battle blaze in Fremont

Update at 4:02 p.m.: The cause of the fire is under investigation, the fire department said. Investigators haven’t been able to go inside the building because of hazardous material and the building’s strucutural integrity. Update at 3:37 p.m.: The fire department says the fire was declared extinguished as of 3:15 p.m. Twelve workers were evacuated…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: fire, Fremont

August 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM

The breaking-news account of the 2nd Avenue bike fatality

Update 1:20 p.m.: Our latest coverage of this story has moved here. Update 10:30 a.m.: Seattle police say the cyclist killed Friday morning was riding south in a bike lane on Second Avenue when she was hit by the truck, which also was on Second Avenue and turning left onto University Street. Det. Patrick Michaud, Seattle…

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| More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bicycle fatality, Seattle Police Department, Traffic accident

August 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Driscoll to take break from Mars Hill pulpit

Mark Driscoll, controversial founder of Mars Hill Church, today told his flock he is stepping away from the pulpit for six weeks, and will consult a group of advisers about what to do next. Driscoll made the announcement near the end of the church’s 8:30 a.m. service at the church’s main location in Bellevue, said Kevin…

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Comments | More in Education, Religion | Topics: Mark Driscoll

August 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Times’ Frank Blethen receives AAJA diversity award

Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen has received the “Leadership in Diversity Award” from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). The award was announced over the weekend at the AAJA’s national convention in Washington, D.C. In nominating Blethen for the honor, Lori Matsukawa, KING 5 news anchor and AAJA Seattle co-founder, said “Frank Blethen made diversity…

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July 22, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Sheriff: Found body is that of final mudslide victim

Update at 1:04 p.m.: Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary has confirmed searchers have likely found the body of Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge at the site of the Oso mudslide. He said her body will be recovered sometime today. Her remains were found about 100 yards from where the body of her husband was recovered, the sheriff said. Trenary…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: 530, body, Snohomish

July 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Okanogan County fire now largest in state history

Even as one of Washington’s wildfires became the largest in state history Monday — burning an area 4.5 times the size of Seattle —  fire crews and aid workers are bracing for the possibility that lightning could trigger a new round of fires by midweek. “It’s tough to say, at this point, what to expect,” said Ryan Fliehman, National Weather Service…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: biggest, Carlton, fire

July 18, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Blues festival goes on, despite highway closures

The Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival opens Friday, although most routes to the festival from Central and Eastern Washington were closed this morning. “That doesn’t help us,” said the event’s secretary Peter Dammann. It is still possible to get to Winthrop from Western Washington via the North Cascades Highway, and Dammann said that’s the way about 60 percent…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: blues, North Cascades Highway, Winthrop

July 18, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Fires close several highways east of Cascades

UPDATE, 3:09 p.m.: I-90 eastbound is now open, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Original post: The effects of fire and smoke continued to pose challenges for travelers in Central and Eastern Washington this morning. Among the high-impact closures: Highway 2 is closed through Tumwater Canyon west of Leavenworth. No detour was available Friday morning…

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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

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