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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…


Comments | Topics: Seattle Public Schools

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…



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…


Comments | Topics: Esquin, fine wine, Thanksgiving Day

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…


Comments | Topics: Bellevue, light rail, Sound Transit

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…


Comments | Topics: expansion joints, I-90, lae closures

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…



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…


Comments | Topics: Hillman City, home invasion

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