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April 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Rideshare companies move toward forcing vote on new rules

Seattle’s rideshare services submitted signatures today to place a referendum on the August ballot that would overturn new regulations limiting their numbers. Brad Harwood, spokesman for Keep Seattle’s Ride Options, said the group has collected “way more” than the 16,510 signatures needed to get the measure before voters. The city is  immediately blocked from enforcing…

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0 Comments | Topics: Keep Seattle's Ride Options, Lyft, Seattle rideshare services

March 25, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Mudslide spares man, kills wife sitting beside him

Linda McPherson and her husband, Gary “Mac” McPherson, were reading the newspaper Saturday morning in their Oso home, separated only by a living room end table, when the trees outside started whipping from side to side, said their daughter Kate McPherson. They then heard a tremendous noise. The couple never saw the mud. The impact shattered the house and shoved…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Darrington, Oso mudslide

March 23, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Missing woman moved to area one week ago

Among the missing was Amanda Lennick, a nurse at Providence Hospital’s Colby campus in Everett. Lennick had just moved to Steelhead Drive a week ago, her mother Jamie Lennick of Kennewick, said Sunday evening. Two men also reported missing — William Welsh, an electrician and  Stephen Neal, a plumber – were believed to be installing a hot water heater at…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Oso mudslide

March 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

I-5 shut down southbound for investigation near Georgetown

UPDATE, Sunday, 2:25 p.m. | The woman who jumped or fell from the overpass is alive and was taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to the Washington State Patrol. Earlier, the Seattle Police Department gave inaccurate information about her condition. UPDATE, Sunday, 1:23 p.m. | Washington State Department of Transportation reports on Twitter that the two left…

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March 20, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Pedestrian struck near Lynnwood

A man was struck by a car this morning at 164th Street Southwest and 36th Avenue West, just outside the Lynnwood city limits. He was take to a hospital. Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene investigating the accident. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said she did not know the man’s condition or the circumstances of the accident, but that…

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0 Comments | Topics: accident, Lynnwood, Pedestrian

March 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Murray says city will review rules on helicopter landing sites

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said this morning the city will review its rules for helicopter landing sites. The close proximity of several news stations and the heavy tourist traffic at the Seattle Center raise questions about safety. “It could have been much worse. It was a quiet day at the Center,” Murray said of this morning’s crash…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Ed Murray, helicopter crash

March 17, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Ethics complaint filed against Sawant, political allies

A 50-page ethics complaint filed last week says Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and her political allies, the Socialist Alternative party and 15 Now, the organization pushing for a hike in the minimum wage in 2015, haven’t registered as lobbyists or campaign organizations and haven’t reported campaign contributions as required by city ethics rules and…

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0 Comments | Topics: 15 Now, Elizabeth Campbell, Kshama Sawant

March 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Mayor, councilmembers visit East Coast preschools

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Council President Tim Burgess are wrapping up a study mission to Boston, New Jersey and Washington D.C., this week to learn first-hand about high-quality, publicly funded preschool programs. Both Boston and New Jersey have  implemented preschool programs that produce significant short- and long-term benefits for participating children, according to independent evaluations, Burgess…

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0 Comments | Topics: Ed Murray, universal preschool

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