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July 28, 2014 at 5:41 PM

School district can’t ban Horace Mann protesters from meetings

Longtime activist and school occupier Omari Tahir-Garrett may appear on the speakers’ list at the next Seattle school board meeting in August. A King County Superior Court judge has ruled that the Seattle school district cannot ban Tahir-Garrett and other protesters arrested for trespassing at the Horace Mann school building from attending public meetings on district…

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July 27, 2014 at 9:12 PM

The Blue Angels return

Seafair-bound Blue Angels will fly over Seattle on Monday afternoon. The famous F/A-18 jets of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron will soar above the west side of the city’s coastline, passing the Space Needle, at around 12:30 p.m., according to a Blue Angels news release. The Blue Angels will practice their razzle-dazzle Thursday and Friday. The…

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July 25, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Esquin wine thieves sentenced

Two men who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $650,000 in wine from a warehouse last Thanksgiving have been sentenced to prison. Samuel  Harris, 35, who orchestrated the theft and attempted arson, was given a nine-year sentence by King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector, who said he put the community at risk.  Harris had  pleaded guilty…

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July 24, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Sound Transit chooses old BNSF site for Bellevue maintenance yard

The Sound Transit Board today selected the site of the old BNSF rail yard in Bellevue — next to the planned Spring District development — as the preferred location for a new light-rail maintenance yard. A final decision is expected in late 2015, after environmental reviews of the site. Many in Bellevue have complained that placing a…

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July 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I-90 lanes reopened on schedule at 5 a.m. Friday

UPDATE, 11 a.m., Friday: Traffic opened on I-90 Friday morning as planned. ORIGINAL POST: Three closed lanes of Interstate 90 are on schedule to reopen as planned 5 a.m. Friday, state officials say. A cracked expansion joint is being replaced westbound on the East Channel Bridge, where traffic from Bellevue approaches Mercer Island. Only one through-lane, and…

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July 22, 2014 at 10:40 PM

SPD: Cellphone use at Torchlight Parade could bog down networks

For people attending Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade this Saturday, there will be extra police officers and other public-safety personnel who can help during an emergency, according to a Seattle Police Department blog post. The post said police are expecting cellular networks to be bogged down during the parade, based on last year’s Torchlight parade and this year’s Seahawks…

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July 22, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Family awakened, robbed at gunpoint in Seattle’s Hillman City

Seattle police are investigating a home-invasion robbery that reportedly involved three men who robbed a family at gunpoint in Seattle’s Hillman City neighborhood. According to a police department report, the family was sleeping when three robbers forced their way through the rear door of a home in the 4600 block of South Orcas Street at about…

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