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July 18, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Seattle Public Schools names interim superintendent

The Seattle School Board this afternoon unanimously appointed longtime local educator Larry Nyland as interim superintendent. Nyland, 66, had previously spent nine years as superintendent of the Marysville School District. In 2007, he was named Superintendent of the Year by the Washington School Administrators Association. He left Marysville in 2013 and spent the past year as an education…

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March 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Readers share photos of spring

On March 20, the day spring officially arrived, NOAA published its April-to-June forecast. For Western Washington, it’s looking pretty good, people. Think warmer and drier weather. Here’s what NOAA said: “For precipitation, odds favor drier-than-normal conditions for the Alaska panhandle, western Washington and Oregon. …”  And  temps will be  “warmer-than-normal” for western Washington. Sure, we’ll have…

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March 23, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Area before Oso landslide hit

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m12!1m3!1d4817.01329563402!2d-121.84475178011013!3d48.27989084960848!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1395604021176″ width=”600″ height=”500″ scrolling=””/] This is a Google Earth view of the area along SR 530 before the mudslide came down late Saturday morning. The view is looking north. The slide moved from the forested area north of the Stillaquamish River,  crossed the river and into the developed area all the way to the…

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August 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

After shooting, Metro bus drivers could use a shout-out

For the past 14 years, Deloy Dupuis has spent his workday behind the wheel of a Metro bus. On Monday morning, as the commute was winding down, the 64-year-old driver was shot doing his job. He survived, miraculously, despite wounds to his face and arm. He was released from Harborview Medical Center on Monday afternoon. Over on Reddit,…

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Comments | Topics: downtown Seattle, King County Metro Transit, Metro bus driver

August 10, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Saturday Memo: Thunder and more showers…ride to end cancer…Ken Griffey Jr.

That was loud. Unstable air mass triggered a lightning and thunder show over many parts of Puget Sound last night. And there’s a chance today for more flash showers, especially near the Cascade foothills. A whole lot of bikers with a cause. The  weekend-long ride Obliteride continues today through Sunday. Hundreds of bicyclists will be riding 25,…

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August 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Stranger editor says officers threatened arrest for police-stop photos

Over at The Stranger’s blog, News Editor Dominic Holden writes about an unfortunate encounter Tuesday night with King County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Patrick Saulet and SPD Officer John Marion. Holden writes that he was riding his bike past Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street about 7:25 p.m. when he stopped to snap a picture,…

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May 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Chat rewind: Experts talk about marijuana legalization

Times reporter Bob Young and a trio of marijuana experts held a live chat on Friday. State Liquor Control Board Deputy Director Rick Garza, ACLU of Washington drug-policy director Alison Holcomb, and dispensary owner John Davis all answered questions on marijuana legalization. Read their comments below. [do action=”scribblelive” chatid=”110649″ width=”630″ height=”500″/]  

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