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November 20, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Snow, ice cause accidents across Eastern Washington

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. | Winter storms made roads slick across Eastern Washington Thursday, triggering crashes that left one person dead. In Spokane, the first snow of the season caused at least 41 collisions. A fatal crash involving a semi-truck and two passenger vehicles occurred around 8:40 a.m. on State Route 2 near Deep Creek. The collision…

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November 19, 2014 at 12:46 PM

King County joins Pierce on burn ban, agency lifts it in Snohomish

Due to continued weather conditions and air pollution levels, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for King County. Pierce Country remains on a Stage 2 ban, but restrictions were lifted in Snohomish County on Wednesday at noon. The burn bans in King and Pierce counties will be lifted at 6…

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November 18, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Moses Lake man charged with murder of Yakima teacher

Columbia Basin Herald YAKIMA — A Moses Lake man with no criminal history was arrested last week and charged with killing a Wapato Middle School teacher. Marty Grismer, 27, was arrested by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Desiree Sunford. Sunford was killed in her home in April…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Moses Lake, murder, Yakima

November 18, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Rain, warmer low temps
should return midweek

Cold and clear skies will stick with the Seattle area through Tuesday, but the rain should be returning midweek, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The high temperatures, expected to be in the mid-50s, should stay about the same, said Jay Neher, an NWS meteorologist. But with the return of cloud cover, the lows…

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November 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Pierce, Snohomish counties under Stage 2 burn bans

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for Pierce County. The Stage 2 burn ban for Snohomish county remains in effect. Clear skies, cool temperatures and calm winds are forecast to persist in Pierce and Snohomish County and the bans will remain…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: burn bans, Pierce County, reservations

November 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM

More public meetings on Navy Growler flights, noise

PORT ANGELES — The Navy has scheduled two more public meetings on plans to add as many as 36 more EA-18G Growler aircraft — electronic warfare planes — at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The hearings will provide information and take comments on the scope of an environmental impact statement. The Navy scheduled three public meetings last…

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Comments | More in General news, Military | Topics: growlers, Navy

November 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Snow hinders search for fallen Oregon climber

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m. | Bad weather is again keeping searchers from getting near the summit of Middle Sister mountain in central Oregon, where a climber has been missing two days. Lane County search-and-rescue coordinator John Miller says the 39-year-old climber has “marginal” gear for winter survival. Miller says it was too hazardous to send rescuers up the…

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November 14, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Cold weather lingering, but PSE restores power to most customers

Keep that ice scraper handy. The cold weather isn’t going away until next week, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Overnight temperatures were below freezing throughout the Seattle area and we’re expected to hit a high of only 45 on Friday. Central Oregon may see freezing rain, but the Puget Sound area should…

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November 13, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Seattle subs for Germany, Detroit in Chrysler commercial

The commercial opens with a sleek silver car whisking along the Autobahn at night with a German voice-over touting the car’s superior engineering. Then (surprise!) we take an exit for Detroit and the voice switches to English because “performance is now an American thing.” Apparently, it’s a “Seattle thing.” Filmed at the end of September, More

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November 13, 2014 at 6:27 AM

PSE says about 4,460 customers are still without power

UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. | About 4,460 Puget Sound Energy customers remain without power. Most outages are in Enumclaw, where transmission power poles were blown down by strong winds, PSE said. UPDATE, 11:15 a.m. | Puget Sound Energy continues to restore power to South King County. The utility’s website now lists around 7,500 customers without power. UPDATE, 9 a.m….

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