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Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

March 23, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Spring is here! Share your Instagram photos

The start of spring in Seattle brought clouds and scattered showers, some mixed with snow. But the first weekend of spring is expected to bring some sunshine, with a forecast that calls for sunny skies and temperatures that hit the 50s on Friday. A sunny Saturday is also expected, with a high near…

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March 7, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Seattle Sunset photos

Here are some pictures of this evening’s sunset, taken around the Seattle area by some Twitter users. Sunny weather is expected to stick around in the Seattle area on Thursday as high pressure builds over the Pacific Northwest, according to the National Weather Service. Tomorrow’s forecast is mostly sunny with a high near 60,…

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February 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Gov. Gregoire signs same-sex marriage bill: Your reactions

Readers: What’s your one-word reaction to Gov. Gregoire signing a measure legalizing gay marriage in Washington state? Your responses are part of the word cloud below. See a bigger version of the word cloud here. Word clouds are created based on all of the words that are submitted through this form. The clouds give greater prominence…

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November 23, 2011 at 4:09 PM

What are you thankful for?

We’re asking readers to tell us to sum up, in one word, what they’re thankful for this year. Fill out the form below to submit your word. See a bigger version of the word cloud here (updated at 11:30 a.m. Thursday).

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November 11, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Are you ready for winter? Live chat Wednesday at 10 a.m.

We could face another La Niña winter this year. The big story of the winter – heavy snowfall ­– could hit in February and last into early March, said Ken Clark, AccuWeather.com’s Western U.S. expert.  Although overall precipitation during that period may not be above normal, more of it is expected to fall as snow,…

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October 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Two winners of the '30 minutes on Viaduct' contest

The winners of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s   “One Last Shot” contest, are the Rat City Rollergirls and the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team, WSDOT announced via Twitter this afternoon. Both groups will get 30 minutes on the viaduct on Saturday before it’s torn down. Here is the announcement tweet. If your…

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