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April 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Washington officers to crack down on distracted driving

Law-enforcement officers throughout the state will be cracking down on distracted drivers starting later this week as part of a new national distracted-driving enforcement campaign. Officers from more than 100 law-enforcement agencies will target motorists whom they observe driving while distracted starting Thursday through April 15, according to a Washington Traffic Safety Commission news release. Motorists will…


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November 22, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Friday Memo: Missing kayaker … jaywalker gets $15,000 … hang up and fly

National Weather Service forecast Missing kayaker: Searchers with the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a kayaker missing on the Palouse River. KHQ reports that authorities were called when the woman failed to return from a kayaking trip on the river near the town of Palouse. Expensive jaywalking stop for the city of Seattle:…


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December 14, 2011 at 7:01 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Train threat … cellphone ban … hello, blue whales

Weather: Let’s see, mostly cloudy today, light rain tomorrow, mostly cloudy Friday, partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday. Looks like a pattern to us. At least there wasn’t freezing fog and ice on the windshield for some folks this morning. How about you? The details. Traffic: The map and the cams. Patience is a…


Comments | Topics: bellingham, blue whales, bomb