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July 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Gone in 60 seconds, then driven from Miami to Blaine in 2 days

The Associated Press Police in Blaine, near the Canadian border, found a car in a bank parking lot on July 2 that had been stolen in Miami just about two days earlier. The Bellingham Herald reports the thief was in a hurry. According to Google Maps, it would take 50 hours to drive the 3,400-plus miles…

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Comments | More in General news, Homepage, The Blotter | Topics: Blaine, Miami, stolen car

July 4, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Friday Memo: Fourth of July … Carrasco apologizes … Mariners in Chicago

The long holiday weekend is off to a nice start, with temperatures in the low 70s in the forecast. Perhaps the rain clouds have declared their own independence and relocated elsewhere. More from the National Weather Service forecast. Where to celebrate the Fourth of July: If you procrastinated on planning your holiday, we…

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Comments | More in Homepage, Morning Memo | Topics: Corinthian Colleges, Fourth of July, Jorge Carrasco

June 25, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Google exec yields to concerns, will sell Portland home

Here’s a follow-up to a news item from Tuesday: PORTLAND (AP) — A venture capitalist has opted to sell his recently purchased northwest Portland home to neighbors instead of demolishing it. Kevin Rose is a general partner for Google Ventures. Earlier this year, he paid $1.3 million for a house built in 1892. He initially planned to…

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June 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Will Google exec raze 122-year-old Portland house?

Wednesday update: Demolition of the home was averted late Tuesday when Rose agreed to sell the home to neighbors. Original story from Tuesday: The comments are rolling in hot and heavy today on an Oregonian story about a neighborhood protest against plans to demolish a house in Portland’s Willamette Heights. The Oregonian’s Steve Duin has…

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June 10, 2014 at 6:53 PM

UPDATE: 8-year-old missing in Tacoma has been found

UPDATE, 8:17 p.m. | Reports are the missing girl has been found. ORIGINAL POST | Tacoma police are looking for an 8-year-old girl who was last seen at Birney Elementary School this afternoon. Anastasia Scholtka was last seen around 3:30 p.m. at Birney Elementary, located at 1202 S. 76th St. in Tacoma. Tacoma police say she told her…

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May 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Washington E. coli outbreak linked to Idaho sprout producer

State health officials are warning consumers to avoid eating raw clover sprouts from Idaho producer Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, which has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli cases. Two cases of E. coli have been reported in King County and five have been reported in Spokane County. An additional three cases were reported in Kootenai…

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May 15, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Highway 530 in slide area could reopen by late June, Inslee is told

OSO, Snohomish County  (AP) — The roughly mile-long stretch of Highway 530 buried by the Oso mudslide could open by late June, state Department of Transportation officials told Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday The stretch of the road would be in rough shape, officials said, but it would provide a faster and safer link to Interstate…

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Comments | More in General news, Homepage, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 530, Oso mudslide

May 15, 2014 at 4:48 PM

9th Circuit puts same-sex weddings in Idaho on hold

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Same-sex couples planning to marry and supporters hoping to help them celebrate at courthouses across Idaho saw their plans put on hold Thursday by a federal appeals court. But some Boise residents said they would gather anyway, trading weddings for rallies. Idaho’s gay marriage ban was overturned Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Candy…

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May 15, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Video: Hero cat stops dog attack on 4-year-old

“Ninja cat,” read the headline of the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. Tara, a family cat in Bakersfield, went all samurai on Tuesday when a dog attacked its owner’s 4-year-old boy, Jeremy — charging, attacking and repelling the dog, which was described as an 8-month-old Labrador-chow mix. And now, Tara’s video has gone viral. Dad Roger Triantafilo posted…

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