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September 15, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Oso-mudslide families to benefit from $1.5 million federal grant

DARRINGTON (AP) — A $1.5 million grant is on the way to help communities recover from the devastating Oso landslide in March. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money, and Snohomish County is putting together a plan for using it. County spokeswoman Rebecca Hover says plans call for buying out properties…

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September 13, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Rope rescue at Discovery Park

UPDATED: Seattle police and fire personnel rescued a “possible intoxicated person” up an embankment at Discovery Park early Sunday night. The rescue effort began around 5:55 p.m., when reports came in of two people stuck about 60 yards down from the top of the cliff.  Rescuers reached the pair at about 6:35 p.m. One person was able…

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September 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Senior facility cited for blowing nesting birds out of vent

The Associated Press A senior housing facility in Seattle has been issued a $375 federal ticket for blowing nesting birds out of an air vent. The Senior Housing Assistance Group facility at Cedar Park in North Seattle faces a misdemeanor charge of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds, after a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent said…

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September 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Green Lake closed to swimming for people and pets

Green Lake is closed to swimming, due to high levels of toxins in the algae. Neither people nor pets should swim, wade or play in the lake, public health officials announced Friday. Contact with the toxins in the water can cause a rash and irritate the eyes, nose and mouth, officials say. If accidental contact occurs,…

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September 13, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Saturday Memo: Pot tickets may be torn up … King Felix in Night Court … Can Huskies play D?

Weather: It’s all clear skies and sunshine for the next three days, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Highs will be in the upper 70s and low 80s. Conditions are prime to see the northern lights. Chief wants pot tickets torn up: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has asked the…

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September 12, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Cigarette blamed in fire at Mountlake Terrace apartments

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE (AP) — A fire department spokeswoman says a fire likely caused by a smoldering cigarette butt has displaced 25 people and caused more than $500,000 damage at a Mountlake Terrace apartment complex. Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said flames were coming from three apartments in a three-story, 24-unit building at the…

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September 11, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Paul G. Allen Foundation to give $9 million to fight Ebola

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced Thursday that it is donating $9 million to help fund the effort to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The $9 million contribution to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global Disaster Response Fund will establish emergency operations centers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which…

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September 11, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Denver-bound flight held at Sea-Tac for ‘security situation’

Update at 9:55 p.m.: The Southwest Airlines flight landed at the Denver International Airport at 6:45 p.m., about four hours later than its scheduled arrival. Port of Seattle police did not have any additional information on Thursday night about the passenger who was detained. Update at 4:02 p.m.: The security threat involved a passenger on the flight, who…

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September 11, 2014 at 6:48 AM

NW E. coli cases: 2 children die, boy improving

TACOMA (AP) — A second Northwest child has died after contracting an E. coli infection and a 5-year-old boy being treated for E. coli complications remains in critical condition but is reported steadily improving in a Tacoma hospital, authorities said Wednesday. Health officials and relatives say all three children tested positive for E. coli bacteria. Brooklyn Hoksbergen,…

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September 10, 2014 at 6:13 PM

45-year-old man hit by Sounder train in Seattle’s SoDo district

UPDATE, 6:43 p.m. | A 45-year-old man was fighting for his life Wednesday evening after he was struck by a Sounder commuter train in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood about 6 p.m. The man, who was not identified by the Seattle Fire Department, sustained heavy trauma to his body and was taken by medics to Harborview Medical Center,…

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