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July 4, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Friday Memo: Fourth of July … Carrasco apologizes … Mariners in Chicago

The long holiday weekend is off to a nice start, with temperatures in the low 70s in the forecast. Perhaps the rain clouds have declared their own independence and relocated elsewhere. More from the National Weather Service forecast. Where to celebrate the Fourth of July: If you procrastinated on planning your holiday, we…


Comments | Topics: Corinthian Colleges, Fourth of July, Jorge Carrasco

July 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Seattle man may lose part of arm, leg after fireworks explosion

UPDATE 10:36 a.m. | A 26-year old Seattle man may lose a part of his arm and leg after he ignited a sparkler bomb that exploded in the middle of the street at the 14700 block of Southeast 176th street near Renton early Thursday morning, King County Sheriff’s office reported. A sheriff’s spokeswoman said that the injuries…


Comments | Topics: fireworks, Fourth of July, Renton

April 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Mayor McGinn says Fourth of July fireworks show could still be in the cards this year

Seattle may have a Fourth of July fireworks show this year after all, if Mayor Mike McGinn’s hopes are realized. The mayor says he’s working with Seafair officials and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to create a plan to have a fireworks show that can be sustained year after year. He said he was optimistic that…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news, Government | Topics: fireworks show, Fourth of July, Mayor Mike McGinn

March 5, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Fundraising campaign launched for July 4 fireworks show at Lake Union

The organizers of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Union have launched a fundraising campaign for this year’s celebration. Seattle-based One Reel has struggled to raise funds for the Family Fourth at Lake Union show for years. This year, major sponsors include Starbucks, King-5 TV,, Talking Rain, the Seattle Weekly and local radio stations:…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Fourth of July, Lake Union, One Reel

July 5, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: South Seattle shooting … motorcycle fatalities … July 4 cleanup

Weather: It’s full sun ahead. Light wind today, with a high in the 70s. Summer usually starts the day after July 4, but arrived a day early this year. The National Weather Service forecast Traffic: The map and cams. Driver shot in South Seattle: A driver was shot early Thursday after he ignored…


Comments | Topics: fireworks, Fourth of July, Morning Memo

July 4, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Seattle police: Don’t call 911 to complain about noise

Please don’t call 911 to complain about fireworks noise today, say Seattle police. Call 911 only for genuine emergencies, the department reminds us on its online blog. With reports of  fires and injuries, the Fourth of July is always a very busy time for police officer and firefighters, says Jonah Spangenthal-Lee in the posting. While 911 call centers…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Fourth of July, Seattle Police Department

July 4, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Morning Memo / Wednesday: Fourth of July … Belltown shooting … Million-dollar scam

Weather:  The forecast shows clear skies ahead, and even some warmer temperatures headed into the weekend. Is this finally the start of summer? The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The roads are clear this morning, but be prepared for some congestion tonight if you’re headed to watch the fireworks at Gas Works…


Comments | Topics: Fourth of July, Holiday events, Morning Memo

July 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Lady Liberty waiting out Tuesday’s winds

Lady Liberty is OK – just taking a break from the breeze. Some passersby at Gas Works Park Tuesday wondered why the inflated replica head of the Statue of Liberty, which was inflated Monday and which will will reign over the park’s Fourth of July activities, was deflated at midday Tuesday. It’s not  for any nefarious reason, say the…


Comments | Topics: Fourth of July, Gas Works Park, Inflated Statue of Liberty replica

May 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Seattle’s big July 4th fireworks show looking for more sponsors

The organizer of Seattle’s annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Gas Works Park on Lake Union is asking for donations. Starbucks is the event’s main sponsor, with Microsoft and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce as major sponsors, according to event organizer One Reel. But One Reel is looking for more sponsors and donations from  individuals. “The event…


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