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December 9, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Burn ban lifted for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency lifted a burn ban in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties Monday morning. The ban had been put into effect Sunday morning because of stagnant weather conditions and increasing levels of air pollution. The ban prohibited the use of fireplaces and uncertified woodstoves in all three counties. In addition, the use…


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August 23, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Morning Memo / Thursday: Dead man’s credit cards … Tattoo ink … Dog and burglaries

Weather:  One word — chilly. Temperatures have dipped into the 60s this week and aren’t likely to reach into the 70s until the weekend. Some of us thought of wearing a sweater early this morning when it was 57 degrees. We toughed it out, though. The National Weather Service says we could…


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June 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Three suspicious fires at WSU cause $800,000 in damage

A series of suspected arsons on Washington State University’s Pullman campus have caused more than $800,000 in damage, and campus police are advising faculty and students to report anything suspicious. The most recent fire happened early Tuesday and damaged a laboratory in an annex of McCoy Hall, the school’s original veterinary teaching hospital, said spokesman Darin…


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October 27, 2011 at 6:57 AM

The Morning Memo / Thursday: Car fires, teen stabbing, studs

Weather: Yesterday we said there was a small chance of rain. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. We like a high in the mid-50s and some sun this afternoon. Looks to be wet tomorrow and Saturday, though. Can’t win them all. Traffic: Viadoom! Seattle Times transportation reporter Mike Lindblom road his bike to…


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