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March 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Sunday Memo: Drunken firefighters? … Charged 23 years after prostitutes’ deaths … Bee biz

Drunken firefighters: The off-duty firefighters accused in the beating of a homeless man in Pioneer Square last night reminds us of the Bellevue cops busted after they confronted a female Seattle police officer and got into a profanity-laced altercation with a fan and his family in September 2012. In both…

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January 16, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Lost key delays Entiat firefighters as homes burn

WENATCHEE (AP) — Two manufactured homes near Entiat burned Wednesday while firefighters were slowed by a missing key to their locked fire station. The Wenatchee World reports the fire was apparently started under one home by an electrical problem, and wind spread the flames along a fence to the second residence in a mobile home…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: delayed, firefighters, key

August 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Wash. to shrink pensions for 3 ex-firefighters

The Associated Press Washington auditors have determined that pre-retirement salary increases led to more than $30,000 in excess pension payments for three former firefighters. The Department of Retirement Systems projects that it will save the system more than $140,000 over the coming years by permanently reducing the combined pension values for the three retirees. State officials concluded that…

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