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January 15, 2015 at 10:02 AM

SPD Assistant Chief Nick Metz named Aurora, Colo., police chief

Nick Metz Assistant Seattle Police Chief Nick Metz has been selected as the next chief of police in Aurora, Colo. Metz said he has always wanted to lead a department and is “excited” about the move. He said he was formally offered the job on Wednesday and expects to be confirmed by the Aurora City Council on Feb….

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: aurora, Mick Metz, Seattle Police Department

December 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

SPD assistant chief Nick Metz finalist for chief in Aurora, Colo.

Nick Metz Assistant Seattle Police Chief Nick Metz is one of four finalists to become the next police chief in Aurora, Colo., according to a news release issued by the large Denver suburb. Metz, 52, also was a recent candidate for the job of Bellevue police chief, but the city scrapped the search and decided to start…

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May 19, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Aurora Avenue North reopens

Aurora Avenue North, which had been closed over the weekend, has been reopened. The original schedule was for Aurora Avenue between Valley Street and Western Avenue to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday with two lanes in each direction. That has happened 12 hours early. Mercer Street and Broad Street also opened ahead of schedule earlier on…

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May 19, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Sunday Memo update: Mercer opens early . . . Hoops hopes . . . Powerball winner

Mercer Street opens: Mercer Street and Broad Street are now open to traffic, says  the Seattle Department of Transportation. Crews getting ready for the demolition of the east half of the Highway 99 bridge over Mercer got their work done earlier than the expected Monday 5 a.m. completion. The rerouting that was to go into…

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January 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Northern Lights could appear above Washington tonight

An unusually strong solar storm and clear skies overhead — could the Northern Lights appear over Washington tonight? It’s possible, said University of Washington electrical engineering professor John Sahr, who studies space plasma physics. The sun  released radiation and charged plasma Sunday in the largest solar storm since 2005. In an email, Sahr recommended checking the NOAA Space…

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