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August 13, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Wednesday Memo: Haboob hubbub … Power savers … Aimless chicken … Shark Week

Maybe we ARE in Kansas: Ever heard of a “Haboob“? It’s another name for a wicked dust storm. One of those rolled through Eastern Washington Tuesday evening in advance of thunderstorms and lightning. Meanwhile, back on the west side of the mountains: The heavy rains we saw overnight should taper back, but…

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August 12, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Local Shark Week: 25-foot rare shark seen in Puget Sound

Grace Coale, 19, wasn’t scared when she saw a 3-foot shark fin headed toward her fishing boat. She didn’t even scream. “I was really excited,” said Coale, who was fishing with her father near Meadowdale Wharf. She was so excited she leaned in closer to get a better look: The Edmonds native had spotted a 25-foot-long basking…

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