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January 12, 2013 at 10:57 AM

School levy campaign launched, election Feb. 12

Seattle Schools backers launched a campaign Saturday to support renewal of operating and capital levies. The measure will be on the ballot in a special election Feb. 12. Schools First, the volunteer-led organization that convenes every three years to campaign  for the levies, was holding a rally today at the McKinstry Innovation Center on South Hudson…

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June 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Rachel Beckwith honored for inspiring $1.26M in charity

Rachel Beckwith (Photo / AP – charity: water) Rachel Beckwith, the 9-year-old Bellevue girl who sought to raise $300 to provide clean water to those in need, but whose untimely death moved readers to contribute more than $1.26 million, has been named the sole recipient of Rainworks Omnimedia’s Rainmaker of the Year 2012. “As…

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May 10, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Obama’s motorcade leaves Boeing Field

President Barack Obama gets in the motorcade after arriving at Boeing Field in Seattle on Air Force One. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) Posted by Mary Jean Spadafora / Seattle Times staff reporter President Obama’s plane landed at Boeing Field shortly before noon today. The president was greeted by a number of Democratic political…

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May 10, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Waiting for the president at Boeing Field

Posted by Mary Jean Spadafora / Seattle Times staff reporter At about 10 a.m.,  public greeters started to gather in front of the Clay Lacy hangar at Boeing Field to check in for the president’s arrival. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Gov. Chris Gregoire have arrived. While waiting for her security clearance, Melanie Skinner from Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood…

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