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November 18, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Seattle says no to private traffic flaggers in South Lake Union

Flaggers from a private security firm are no longer allowed to control traffic on the crowded side streets of South Lake Union, the city says. The Seattle Department of Transportation said  Tuesday that, based on a city attorney’s opinion, this kind of ongoing  private traffic control is illegal: “Based on the city’s review, only uniformed police officers…


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June 19, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Thursday Memo: Pot brownies … Cat on the move … Summer sun

National Weather Service forecast Pot brownies given to teens: A Puyallup man is accused of supplying marijuana extract that prosecutors say his 16-year-old daughter used to make brownies that later sickened several of her classmates. Cat: ‘I don’t want to move’: George the cat traveled 12 miles, crossing three highways and neighborhoods…


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May 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Gay Eagle Scout asks to stop donations

The Associated Press A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at headquarters urging the Seattle company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America. Seventeen-year-old Pascal Tessier of Kensington, Maryland, and 49-year-old Geoff McGrath say donations through the AmazonSmile…


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January 31, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Friday Memo: Amanda Knox convicted again … ‘free’ shipping could cost you more … behind every Beast there’s a mama

National Weather Service forecast Convicted again: After being convicted a second time for murder in Italy, Amanda Knox says she’s “frightened and saddened,” and that she “expected better” from the Italian justice system. Could she be extradited? Several steps would have to happen, including a formal request from Italy. Free will cost…


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January 4, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Ecuador navy airlifts Jeff Bezos for medical treatment

Update| 7 p.m: The Associated Press Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was flown by helicopter from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands for medical attention after suffering intense pain because of a kidney stone on Jan. 1, authorities said Saturday. Capt. Santiago Rubio, commander of the port of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos, told The Associated Press that…


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December 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Quiz: What’s your business IQ?

Can you spell b-o-o-m-i-n-g? Construction cranes have returned throughout the Puget Sound region as expands in Seattle and the Eastside enjoys investments from out-of-town developers. The regional economy continues to grow out of the depths of the Great Recession. Test your knowledge of how local companies fared this year.

A 787-9 makes its first flight from Paine Field in Everett. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)


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December 4, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Wednesday Memo: Cougar cold … ‘Drone masters’ … Missing hiker

Brrrr … Early today it was 29 degrees at Sea-Tac Airport, 27 in Tacoma, 26 in Everett, 12 in Spokane, 15 in Wenatchee and Yakima, and the chilly champion of them all: minus-1 in Pullman. With that temp, we’d skip classes at Wazzu today. Amazon’s delivery-by-drones plan … Columnist Danny Westneat takes on the company’s…


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November 11, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Monday Memo: Boeing machinists’ upcoming vote … Amazon-USPS deal … Sun today

National Weather Service forecast Boeing Machinists contract vote Wednesday is expected to be close. That’s interesting, because the head of the union said last week that Boeing’s offer was ‘crap.’ Apples everywhere: It’s easy to forget for folks here on the Western side of the mountains just how huge the…


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