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July 29, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Tuesday Memo: Bellevue prostitution … Passed out on a flagpole … Bertha poll

Doctor and prostitution ring: No charges have been filed, but the feds are investigating an Eastside anesthesiologist in connection with a large-scale Asian prostitution ring based in Bellevue. This reminds us of the Seattle anesthesiologist who was accused of sexting during surgery. These are doctors, mind you. This could have been…

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July 29, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Crash blocks several lanes of I-405 at SR 167 at Renton

UPDATE:  6:45 a.m. | The HOV lanes are open at the crash site, according to WSDOT. ORIGINAL POST: A crash on northbound I-405 at Highway 167 in Renton has closed all lanes, according to the state Transportation Department. However, traffic was squeezing by on the left shoulder. WSDOT says you can bypass the accident scene by taking the exit…

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July 28, 2014 at 6:37 AM

Monday Memo: Trust in God? Take our poll … Blue Angels return … Heat!

“In God We Trust”: A Pierce County councilman wants to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” in council chambers. Not everyone is happy with that. What do you think? Is it OK to display the national motto in a county council chamber? Vote in our poll. Blue Angels are here! More

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July 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

The Associated Press The cost of fighting this season’s wildfires in Washington, including the largest one in the state’s history, has crossed the $50 million mark. Bolstered by the nearly 400-square-mile wildfire in North Central Washington, this year’s wildfire season has been widespread, with dozens of fires burning at the same time. So far, state estimates put the…

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July 27, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Pierce Co. councilman wants ‘In God We Trust’ in chambers

TACOMA (AP) — The Pierce County Council is considering displaying the national motto of “In God We Trust” in its chambers. The Tacoma News Tribune reports the resolution by councilman Jim McCune will be considered on Monday by a subcommittee with final action scheduled for Tuesday. McCune says “In God We Trust” is a national motto…

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July 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Man drowns during Snohomish River drinking party

SNOHOMISH (AP) — The Snohomish Sheriff’s office says a 21-year-old man drowned while attempting to reach a sandbar drinking party on the Snohomish River. The sheriff’s office says the man was in a canoe with other people ferrying them to the sandbar where the group was drinking around midnight Saturday. The canoe took on water, spilling…

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July 27, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Sunday Memo: Man at party drowns in Snohomish River … Bertha repair hits snag … Marshawn Lynch poll

Young man missing, likely drowned in Snohomish River: The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says the 21-year-old man was in a canoe that capsized after midnight as he and others were being ferried to a party on a sandbar in the river. The search for the man was to resume this morning. No one…

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July 26, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Crews make progress in Wash.’s largest wildfire

The Associated Press Officials say firefighting crews are making progress against Washington’s largest wildfire, reporting that the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained. The progress at the Carlton complex fire comes as temperatures begin to rise, with the possibility of triple-digit temperatures next week. Over the past few…

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July 26, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Oregon man arrested over bribe for traffic ticket

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say they arrested a man after he tried to bribe a trooper to tear up a citation during a traffic stop. Officials say 20-year old Austen Corno, a Milwaukie resident, offered the trooper $360 to tear the citation up. Corno was stopped on Friday along Highway 101 in Tillamook County…

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July 26, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Tacoma father charged with drugging baby

TACOMA (AP) — A Tacoma man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he drugged his baby by spiking his bottle with an anesthetic called ketamine. Pierce County authorities say 34-year-old Scott Rasmus has been charged with first degree assault of a child and unlawful possession of a firearm. The charges date back to a February incident…

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