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June 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM

$9,000 grant to help Arlington schools with mudslide costs

The Arlington School District has received a $9,090 federal grant to help cover expenses incurred following the March 22 Highway 530 mudslide. The money will help pay the costs of bringing in substitute teachers who stood in for classroom staff who were receiving counseling. In addition, the grant will help with additional transportation costs, such as extra…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Cantwell, mudslide, Murray

June 15, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Body found along Skykomish River is likely missing hiker

Investigators say the body found Saturday along the Skykomish River in Snohomish County is believed to be that of a male hiker who had been reported missing earlier in the week. Foul play is not suspected. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said the body was reported about 6 p.m. by a woman who found it earlier in the…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: body, Skykomish, Snohomish

June 12, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Wreck causes four-mile backup on I-5 near Boeing Field

Traffic was backed up about four miles on northbound Interstate 5 near Boeing Field after a multi-vehicle collision shortly after 9:30 a.m. today. Reports from the scene indicate up to six vehicles may have been involved. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The accident initially blocked four lanes, but by 10 a.m., three lanes were open. Traffic…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: backup, Boeing Field, i-5

June 10, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Times takes four top ‘Best of the West’ awards

Seattle Times staffers won four first-place awards, including three for the newspaper’s “Sea Change” series on the dangers of ocean acidification, in “Best of the West” journalism awards announced today. The “Sea Change” package took first place for project reporting –- by reporter Craig Welch and photographer Steve Ringman –- as well as top honors…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: awards, sea change, Seattle Times

June 9, 2014 at 9:26 AM

SPU hero’s first statement credits ‘God’s grace’

In his first public statement since Thursday’s shootings at Seattle Pacific University, acclaimed hero Jon Meis today credited “God’s grace” for his actions in subduing the gunman, and asked that people send further donations not to him, but to the victims through the university. Meis, 22, who has declined interview requests since the shootings, issued a statement through SPU saying he finds his…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Meis, Seattle Pacific University, statement

June 9, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Video shows Redmond computer heist

Redmond police have released a video they hope might help catch thieves who took more than $25,000 in merchandise from a computer store Sunday morning. Police say the thieves were able to get into a back room of The Mac Store at Redmond Town Center about 7 a.m. and steal 16 MacBook Pro laptop computers in…

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Comments | Topics: computer, police, Redmond

June 2, 2014 at 8:56 AM

3 more who died on Rainier, a guide and 2 climbers, are identified

Update at 4:55 p.m.: One of six climbers on Mount Rainier was an executive for Intel, the San Jose Mercury News is reporting. “Intel is greatly saddened to confirm that Intel Vice President Uday Marty is among the six mountain climbers missing and presumed dead following a fall on Mount Rainier,” the company said in…

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| Topics: Alpine Ascents, climbers, rainier

May 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Traffic mess a special worry for expectant West Seattle woman

Among those caught in the morning traffic mess in Seattle was a pregnant woman, Danielle Campoamor of West Seattle, who took about an hour and a half to get from home to the University of Washington Medical Center. “Bad Seattle traffic is one thing,” she tweeted. “Bad Seattle traffic with contractions? Insert expletive deleted here.” Reached later by…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate 5, pregnant, Traffic

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