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November 4, 2014 at 4:29 PM

King Co. deputies arrest three in car-prowl, identity-theft ring

Officers have arrested three people suspected of being responsible for a rash of car prowls and identify-theft cases throughout King County. King County Sheriff’s Office and Sammamish detectives have linked two men and one woman to possibly more than 30 cases in Seattle, Redmond, Mercer Island and other jurisdictions around the county, according to the Sheriff’s…

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Comments | Topics: Danny Westneat, King County Sheriff's Office, Silver van

November 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Seattle police to review property-crime response

The Seattle Police Department will conduct an immediate review of how it responds to property crime, Chief Kathleen O’Toole said Monday. O’Toole said she has heard community concerns regarding how the department responds to property crime, including the amount of time 911 callers wait for a police response and determining what crimes are eligible for online…

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July 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM

City drops tree-cutting charges against former Magnuson Park volunteer

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office  has dropped charges against a former Magnuson Park volunteer land steward accused of wrongly cutting down trees. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department requested the charges against Kurt Zwar, which were filed in April. But on Thursday, Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams asked that the charged be dropped, writing that while “it is clear…

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March 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Times journalists win top prizes in national Scripps Howard contest

Three Seattle Times journalists won first place awards today in the national Scripps Howard contest. Reporter Craig Welch and photographer Steve Ringman won the Edward J. Meeman Award for Environmental Reporting for their series of stories examining the impact of ocean acidification around the Pacific Ocean. The series, called “Sea Change,’’ explained how the lesser-known twin…

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July 17, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Wednesday memo: Thunderstorms … Felix shines … Spying on nature

Did you wake up? Lots of thunder and lightning this morning between 2 and 3 a.m. Plus, there’s a chance of thundershowers today before 12 p.m. If you’re from the Midwest, you’re probably feeling right at home. Drones for science: Scientists are using unmanned aircraft to survey wildlife, spy on potato plants and check out…

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December 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Sunday Memo: Windy weather … McGinn’s campaign support … Seahawks

Good morning. Weather: As fall winds to a close this week — yes, it’s still technically fall — it is chilly, high winds are approaching, and in the mountains, there will be lots of snow.  Rain is expected today, tomorrow and most of the week.   Highs today in the low 40s. Tonight, the rain could be heavy and winds gusts…

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October 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Sunday Memo: Pot & driving … Mastros’ hideout … AP’s Windows 8 poll

Driving high… How much pot is too much pot for driving? That’s an issue Seattle Times staff reporter Jonathan Martin looks at in his story on I-502, which would legalize recreational marijuana sales in our state. Paying for parking via smartphone: Columnist Danny Westneat points out that for a few Seattle City Council members, a proposal to…

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