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March 3, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Power outage hits Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood overnight

A power outage in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood overnight left more that 7,000 customers in the dark, according to Seattle City Light. Mylar balloons tying up power lines were the cause of the outage, KIRO TV reported. Most of the power was restored by this morning, but City Light reports that there were still about 200 customers…

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July 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Up, up and away: two take to sky in lawn chairs

An Oregon man and an Iraqi adventurer have taken to the sky in a pair of lawn chairs suspended from helium-filled party balloons. Cheered by several hundred supporters, Kent Couch and Fareed Lafta lifted off Saturday morning from a Shell gas station in Bend, Ore., The Associated Press reported. Earlier, volunteers filled 350 5-foot-diameter balloons with helium…

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