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May 19, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Special Olympics raffle sales miss mark for $5 million mansion prize

No one will win a $5 million waterfront mansion that had been advertised in some promotional materials as a prize in a high-profile raffle benefiting Washington’s Special Olympics athletes. Special Olympics had come under scrutiny earlier this year for advertising the $5 million Sammamish house as the marquee prize in its $150-a-ticket “Dream House” raffle. A More

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May 19, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Arlington man pleads guilty to child-porn charges

A 35-year-old Arlington man faces at least 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to federal charges of distributing child pornography. As a repeat offender, Christopher David Doggett faces a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 15 years — and up to 40 years — when he is sentenced in August, the U.S. Attorney’s Office…

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April 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Gov. Inslee pushes carbon limit, appoints task force

Calling the reduction of carbon pollution “a moral responsibility,” Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order today to push Washington closer to a limit on carbon emissions. The governor’s rhetoric was urgent and his goals sweeping, but his executive order called for action to move at a deliberate pace. Inslee appointed a 21-member task force to help…

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April 23, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Snohomish County postpones vote on landslide-zone building ban

The Snohomish County Council on Wednesday morning decided to postpone a vote on an emergency moratorium that would halt new construction in areas at risk of landslides. The six-month moratorium, proposed by Council Chair Dave Somers, would disallow any new residential building-permit applications in areas within a half-mile of slopes in landslide hazard zones that have been mapped…

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April 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Snohomish County may ban development in landslide-prone areas

The Snohomish County Council will consider an emergency moratorium on development in areas at risk of landslides. Dave Somers, president of the council, said he’ll propose a vote on the six-month ban at a council meeting Wednesday. Somers, who was in Arlington today during President Obama’s visit to the site of the March 22 mudslide, said the…

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March 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Inslee, Murray holding mudslide news conference at noon

Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will hold a news conference at noon to discuss the Oso mudslide. They’ll take media questions in front of the Arlington Police Department. Other officials also will be on hand, including U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, and representatives from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s…

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March 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Arrest made in West Seattle killing

Seattle police arrested a 20-year-old man Saturday in the December killing of a 46-year-old woman in her West Seattle home. Nga Thi Nguyen’s body was discovered Dec. 14 after her daughter arrived home in the 5900 block of Highpoint Drive SW and found the front door unlocked and blood inside. Nguyen died of blunt force head injuries…

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