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Category: From our partners

These posts highlight the top news from The Seattle Times news partner network. The Seattle Times has formed journalism partnerships with more than 30 of Seattle’s most highly regarded local news sites. Learn more about our network here.

December 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Video: Even drone pilots getting into the holiday spirit

Drones are popping up in the news all the time these days, but this post is evidence they’re not just for military actions or delivering merchandise. Seattle sailor and drone enthusiast Arvid Elias outfits his “Octocopter” with a video camera. Here’s a video showing what Seattle’s Christmas Ship parade on Lake Union looks…


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December 2, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Bicycle stolen, bicycle found — in a most unusual way

Beth Gunn’s bicycle was stolen recently while she was on vacation. That put her in a real pickle because the bike was the only set of wheels she had to get to work from her Queen Anne apartment. Gunn got her bike back, but in a most unusual way. She spotted it strapped to the front of…


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July 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Power outage in Everett results in 40,000-gallon sewage spill

A power outage this morning at a sewer lift station in Everett caused about 40,000 gallons of sewage to be released into Port Gardner Bay, according to My Everett News, a Seattle Times news partner. The power went out at 8:50 a.m. and was restored at 9:30 a.m., My Everett News reported. Signs were posted at Howarth…


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October 22, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Man attempts to rob Edmonds bank on its opening day

UPDATE 10-26-12: Authorities now say the man attempted to rob the bank, but fled before receiving any money. Edmonds police are looking for a man who robbed a KeyBank on 9930 Edmonds Way just after 2:30 p.m. The bank branch had just opened for the first time earlier that morning, according to More

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April 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Seattle Times announces new local news partner

The Seattle Times welcomes Seattle Globalist to its local online news partner network. That brings the total number of online partners to 50. Find out more about the online news network here, and see headlines from partners here. The folks at Seattle Globalist sent this description of their website: “The Seattle Globalist…


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April 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM

KING5 investigation prompts Gov. Gregoire to look into state’s minority contracting program

A KING5 series of stories that looked at possible fraud by companies involved in the state’s minority contracting program has prompted Gov. Chris Gregoire to ask the Washington State Patrol to investigate. The governor wants patrol investigators to look into whether the abuses detailed in the KING 5 report violated criminal laws, according to KING5’s Web…


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December 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Three people hospitalized after shooting in Des Moines

There is not points to locate on the map Three people were shot just before noon today in Des Moines. Des Moines police responded to a shooting at the Silverwood Park apartments in the 23000 block of 30th Avenue South and found a 52-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Police say the victim…


Comments | More in From our partners, The Blotter | Topics: assault, Des Moines, shooting

December 12, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Vandals strike Seattle's Candy Cane Lane

Our news partners at are reporting on some “real life Grinches” who vandalized displays at Seattle’s Candy Cane Lane over the weekend. In fact, one of the targets was the Grinch himself. Decorations outside at least two homes were destroyed sometime early Sunday morning, including an inflatable Grinch set up by…


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November 11, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Seattle businesses giving freebies to vets today

A handful of Seattle businesses, mostly restaurants, are showing their respect for local veterans in a particularly appealing way in this economy: free stuff. Below is a list of the items we know about: Dick’s Drive In: Local veterans and military members get free hamburgers and cheeseburgers starting at 10:30 a.m. until closing. Applebee’s: As part…


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November 7, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Bellevue bank robbers called 'true criminals'

Bellevue police are looking for two robbers who held up the Key Bank branch in Factoria with military-style guns this morning, according to Times news partners KING-TV. Police received reports that two armed men wearing all black clothing and ski masks held up the bank just before 10:30 a.m. One was described…


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