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January 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

What's open, closed for MLK holiday

On Monday, the federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr., here is a list of what’s open and closed as well as special hours for some public services and businesses: • Parking on Seattle streets is free. • Public schools are closed. • Garbage and recycling-pickup schedules in Seattle, Bellevue and many other municipalities are unchanged. • Post…

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January 13, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Photo: Sunset dazzles Seattle sky

A Washington state ferry sails into the sunset, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, on Elliott Bay in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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January 7, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Photo: Here comes the bridal show

Bride-to-be Duffy Tichenor, right, and her sister Anna see if it’s easy to dance in the first wedding dress she tried on at the Seattle Wedding Show. Duffy said the dress had to be “romantic and fun and modern and have bling.” It’s of organza with lace and clear sparkles with a…

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January 6, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Photo: Fishing expedition

Ying Chan displays a bag of goldfish. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)   Ying Chan displays a bag of goldfish outside of Liem’s Aquarium Shop in the Chinatown-International District in Seattle Thursday. Chan, who was bringing the fish to a restaurant for display in their tank, often stops by the tiny store that…

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January 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Photo: Fireworks welcome 2012 at the Space Needle

Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times Fireworks shoot from the Space Needle in Seattle to bring in the new year at midnight on Jan. 1, 2012.  The scene was shot from the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle. Many people walked from their homes to the nearby Ursula Judkins Viewpoint to watch the show.

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December 22, 2011 at 7:39 PM

What's open, closed for holidays

For the Christmas holiday, some businesses and most public services will keep limited hours over the weekend. A list of what’s open and closed from Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 26: Parking rates in Seattle are unchanged Saturday but parking is free Sunday and Monday. All state liquor stores are open Saturday 10 a.m. to 6…

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December 5, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Photo: Plastic Bag Monsters push for ban

(Jim Bates / The Seattle Times) Jake Harris, also known as the Seattle Plastic Bag Monster, right, and Emma Klein, also known as Mrs. Seattle Plastic Bag Monster, testify in a street-theater-type performance mocking the plastic-bag industry at a public hearing on the proposed plastic-bag ban at City Hall in Seattle on Monday….

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December 5, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Photos: Cheering students' robot contest

(Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) These LEGO bots are built from kits and are programmed by students to run a course and complete tasks. Some 3,000 Washington state students from ages 9 to 14 competed this weekend in regional qualifying tournaments across the state, including at Ballard High School. Winning…

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November 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Photo: Seasonal work piles up

(Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) Fallen leaves are blowing in the wind of Carol Hamilton’s backpack blower as she and Nancy Cifuentes of Seattle Parks and Recreation gather leaves for pick up in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The two will collect about 75 percent of the park’s deciduous leaves…

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November 14, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Cleaning lock is a draining job

The lack of any water, and the sight of workers removing barnacles, were sure signs that annual maintenance is under way at the Ballard Locks. The large lock will stay closed until next Tuesday. Also, the east gates will be pulled for replacement of the pintle bearings and for inspection, cleaning and repair of the…

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