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March 5, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Wednesday Memo: Wet days ahead … Waterfront ideas … First pot license

Rain today, rain tomorrow: National Weather Service says the rain may let up a bit later today, but it’s not going away. And it’s not going away on Thursday either as a series of Pacific storms roll into Washington. Looking ahead to the weekend? Sunday looks like the better day for outdoor activities. Can…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo, Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: gondola, pot license, Seattle waterfront

February 14, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Friday Memo: Happy Valentine’s Day … Amber Alert … Fixing Bertha

Happy Valentine’s Day: Lookin’ for love? You can find it on the big screen this weekend in the Northwest Rooms at the Seattle Center, where SIFF Cinema at the Film Center will be celebrating the big day with films dedicated to romance. Rather stay at home and watch a rental? Seattle Times writer Moira…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Amber Alert, Everett, movies

January 12, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Sunday memo: Mountain snow . . . Next for Seahawks . . . Legislature starts

Snowfall:  An email from the state Department of Transportation that includes mention of “multiple vehicles that are off the roadway and in need of tow trucks for removal” is never a good sign. But that’s the word from the DOT as of 8 a.m. Sunday from I-90 eastbound at milepost 47, near Denny Creek….

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0 Comments | More in Government, Morning Memo, Sports, Traffic & Transit | Topics: mountain passes, mountain snow, politics

January 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Sunday memo: Saints are coming … Fund for the Needy … Icy morning

Icy morning: Cold weather this morning might be the cause of several collisions on Seattle area roads, including Highway 520, Highway 18 and Highway 99. But the sun should be out soon with an expected high temperature today of 48 degrees. The warmer weather continues into the week with rain expected on Monday and…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Fund for the Needy, New Orleans Saints, saints

December 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Fire in Kent apartment walls, floor displaces 8 people

A fire in the floor and walls of a Kent apartment complex left eight people homeless. A resident heard a smoke or automatic fire alarm and called the fire department shortly after 1 a.m.Sunday at an apartment complex in the 9700 block of south 248th Street in  Kent. When police and fire arrived, they saw smoke coming…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: apartment building fire, Kent

December 29, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Sunday Memo: Crash critically injures 3 … Inslee’s first year … Seahawk stakes

Three hurt critically: Two people were trapped in a car and another thrown from it early Sunday morning on Auburn Way South east of the Muckleshoot Casino.  Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters and King County Medic One responded at 2:23 a.m. and found a car that had gone off the road and crashed into a…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: car crash, Gov. Jay Inslee, Seahawks

December 22, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Sunday memo: Missing man … Holiday tokin’ … Seahawks at home

Man missing: Issaquah police are reporting that an 84-year-old man with Alzheimer’s  has been missing from his Issaquah home since Saturday evening. Joseph Douret left his home to get some food for dinner and had not returned to his house as of early Sunday morning. Information should be directed to the Issaquah Police on-duty patrol…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: marijuana, missing person, pot

December 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Snoqualmie Pass reopened after closure to remove trees

Snoqualmie Pass has been reopened after an hours-long closure Sunday morning to remove trees. The state Department of Transportation reported the closure early Sunday to remove three large trees just west of the summit. Eastbound traffic was stopped  at milepost 47 near Denny Creek. Westbound traffic was halted at milepost 53 near the summit. As of noon…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: closed, downed trees, Snoqualmie Pass

December 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Rail-corridor purchase preserves freight service, could link trails

The Snohomish County Council approved buying nearly 12 miles of the Eastside Rail Corridor on Monday, preserving freight service and also opening the possibility of linking to trail systems in King County. The approval allows the county to use Conservation Futures bond money to buy the property from the Port of Seattle for $5 million. The Port…

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0 Comments | Topics: bicycle, Burke Gi, railroad

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