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January 4, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Eastbound I-90 closed briefly, now open; chains required

Interstate 90 eastbound was closed briefly at milepost 47, Denny Creek, early Sunday afternoon because of vehicle spin-outs in the slush and snow blocking the highway over Snoqualmie Pass, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Chains are required on Snoqualmie Pass for all vehicles without all-wheel drive. Traction tires are required for Stevens Pass, advised…

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January 4, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Man shot in foot in Seattle mum on what happened

A 29-year-old man who turned up in a Renton hospital and said he’d been in shot in the foot in Seattle early Sunday morning isn’t cooperating with investigators, according to Seattle police. Police responded just before 3 a.m. to a report of an argument and shots fired near Renton Avenue South and South Henderson Street. They found…

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January 4, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Man who rammed patrol car on Vashon Island arrested

A man who rammed a King County Sheriff’s patrol car several times Saturday night with a pickup truck on Vashon Island and drove off while a deputy fired several shots was found early Sunday morning on the island by deputies who fired a Taser as he tried to run. Deputies arrested the man around 4:30 a.m.,…

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Comments | Topics: Bank robbery, King County Sheriff's Office, police-involved shooting

August 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Judge: Seattle voters must choose between preschool measures

Seattle voters will have to choose between two measures on the November ballot that would affect the care and education of the city’s preschool-age children, a King County Superior Court judge ruled on Friday. Judge Helen L. Halpert decided that I-107, which seeks better wages and training for child-care workers, and a $58 million property tax…

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July 28, 2014 at 5:41 PM

School district can’t ban Horace Mann protesters from meetings

  Longtime activist and school occupier Omari Tahir-Garrett may appear on the speakers’ list at the next Seattle school board meeting in August. A King County Superior Court judge has ruled that the Seattle school district cannot ban Tahir-Garrett and other protesters arrested for trespassing at the Horace Mann school building from attending public meetings on district…

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July 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Highline school board extends Susan Enfield’s contract

The Highline school board has extended Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract through 2017, squashing any speculation that she might return to Seattle’s top job. Highline hired Enfield two years ago and the board voted unanimously Wednesday to extend her contract. Enfield had been Seattle’s chief academic officer for 18 months when she was hired in…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Highline School District, Seattle School District

July 9, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Seattle school district asks for reinstatement of No Child waiver

The Seattle school district is asking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to reinstate a waiver from the federal education law that Duncan took away from the state as a whole in April. Washington became the first state in the country to lose its waiver because it does not mandate the use of student scores…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: No Child Left Behind, Seattle Public Schools

July 2, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Seattle schools to seek vacant Fed building for possible school

In a 5-2 vote Wednesday evening, the Seattle school board took the first step toward securing the first elementary school in downtown Seattle in some 65 years. The board empowered the superintendent to negotiate with the federal government and possibly accept the former Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. If approved, the…

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June 30, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Seattle school district gets (mostly) clean audit

The Seattle school district has run afoul of the state auditor for years because of  error-ridden payrollssketchy contracts, mishandled federal grants or loss of revenue from outside groups using district facilities. But the latest audit, released Monday, found no new problems and reported that almost all of the…

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Comments | Topics: Seattle Public Schools, Washington State Auditor's Office

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