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September 13, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Saturday Memo: Pot tickets may be torn up … King Felix in Night Court … Can Huskies play D?

Weather: It’s all clear skies and sunshine for the next three days, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Highs will be in the upper 70s and low 80s. Conditions are prime to see the northern lights. Chief wants pot tickets torn up: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has asked the…

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Comments | Topics: felix hernandez, Husky football, Kathleen O'Toole

September 12, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Doctors: Finding source unlikely in E. coli deaths

The Associated Press Investigators say they don’t expect to find the specific sources of fatal strains of E. coli that killed two children in the Pacific Northwest and left a Washington boy fighting for his life. Dr. Paul Cieslak, medical director of the communicable disease section of the Oregon Health Authority, said Thursday they need at least…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: e. coli; fatality;

September 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM

That was not an eruption: Winds kick up St. Helens dust

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A pilot observed light volcanic ash in the air Thursday near Mount St. Helens. The Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver says there is no eruptive activity at the mountain. A spokeswoman, Carolyn Driedger, said Friday the ash was kicked up by high winds — a common phenomenon at St. Helens, Mount Hood…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: dust, Mount St. Helens, wind

September 12, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Friday Memo: Mean virus … celebrate stars and moon … Rallying the M’s fans

Wash your hands! And make your kids wash their hands. Fifteen children have been hospitalized at Seattle Children’s with severe respiratory symptoms and may have enterovirus D68, a nasty strain of a common virus that’s made kids sick across the country. Bright sky: We don’t normally get a chance to see the northern…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: festivals, Mariners, Northern Lights

September 5, 2014 at 6:33 AM

Two injured in West Seattle shooting

Update at 4:20 p.m.: Seattle detectives collected video surveillance from Friday morning’s shooting at a West Seattle 7-Eleven and are now working to identify the people involved. The video shows a group of males circling through the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in a gray or silver Buick before they climb out of the car and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: shooting, West Seattle

September 3, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Governor lifts burn ban, urges caution

OLYMPIA —  Gov. Jay Inslee says he won’t extend the burn ban he put in place for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains. That ban expired Wednesday. The governor says that thanks to firefighters’ hard work and cooler weather, wildfire hazards have decreased. He did urge residents to continue to use caution and…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Burn ban

September 3, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Oregon forestry board moves to protect cool water

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry has voted unanimously to keep moving forward on developing rules to making sure logging sites leave enough trees standing along salmon streams to keep the water shaded and cool. The vote Wednesday in Salem directs the Department of Forestry to finish developing various alternatives – including…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: fish, Oregon, salmon

August 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Competency check for teen accused in 6-year-old Jenise Wright’s death

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County prosecutors say a 17-year-old accused in the rape and killing of 6-year-old Jenise Wright will be evaluated next week to see if he’s competent to stand trial. The Kitsap Sun reports Gabriel Gaeta made a brief appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court on Thursday. At that hearing, Deputy Prosecutor…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bremerton, Jenise Wright, murder

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