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November 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM

First freeze of season forecast in Northwest

A blast of cold air sweeping down from inland British Columbia is expected to give much of Western Washington its first freeze of the season Tuesday night, with temperatures just below freezing in the Seattle area and down to the teens and single digits in the mountain passes. After a clear, cold couple of days, precipitation…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: frost

November 3, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Marysville-Pilchuck sophomore: ‘It feels good to be back at school’

UPDATE, 10:55 a.m. | “It feels really good to be back at school. People are upbeat. Not in a happy way, but just in an appreciation of each other’s company,” said Jordan Reynolds, 15, a sophomore at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, where students returned Monday morning. As she arrived at the school doors, there were a…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: #MPHS, Marysville

October 25, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Girl killed in Marysville school shooting remembered as ‘nice and awesome’

The girl killed in Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School was Zoe Galasso, according to a family friend who said he’s been in touch with Zoe’s mother about a fundraising website in her honor. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14, were identified Saturday morning as the two girls who were wounded. They had surgery Friday after…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: jaylen fryberg, Marysville Pilchuck High School, shooting

October 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM

After Sunday’s sun, wet week is forecast

Catch some of Sunday afternoon’s sunshine, because a sharp change is on the way. Johnny Burg of the National Weather Service said a wet weather system is expected to move into Western Washington on Monday, with a wetter one behind it on Tuesday and Wednesday. Burg said forecasters aren’t sure how much rain to expect but said…

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October 19, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Couple suing DSHS over adopted son’s acts

A couple who say their adopted son molested their other children is suing the Department of Social and Health Services for failing to disclose information about the boy A KIRO-TV  report, identifying the couple only by their first names, Trish and Steven, said the couple accuse DSHS of failing to disclose information about problems the boy…

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October 6, 2014 at 12:51 PM

American Ebola patients could be airlifted to Harborview

Harborview Medical Center is one of five hospitals across the country that have agreed, if needed, to accept American Ebola patients airlifted from West Africa. At a news conference Monday, Dr. Timothy Dellit, Harborview’s associate medical director, said patients accepted for treatment at  the hospital likely would be residents of the Northwest or have other strong…

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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: Ebola, Harborview

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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