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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: Bellevue, bigfoot, Chicken

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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Comments | More in | Topics: basking shark, Chicken, dust storm

August 13, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Why did the chicken cross the road? Apparently to block traffic

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police were told there was a chicken — and it was attempting to cross the road. In fact, the citizen who called the police non-emergency line on Monday evening reported that the chicken’s efforts to cross a road in a north Portland neighborhood were bringing traffic nearly to a standstill. The…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Chicken, Portland