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July 30, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Wednesday Memo: Gas Works shooting … Holocaust gun comment … Dramatic rescue

National Weather Service forecast Gas Works Park shooting: Seattle police officers shot a man in Gas Works Park early this morning. The man reportedly approached the officers and threatened them with a broken bottle. This story is developing. Gun debate: A gun lobbyist reportedly made inflammatory remarks referencing the Holocaust, which the Jewish Federation…

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August 8, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Man, woman set records on Pacific Crest Trail

Two hikers  — a woman from Bellingham and a man from California — are credited with setting speed records this week for hiking the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Josh Garrett, 30, a Santa Monica track coach, fitness instructor and animal-welfare activist,  completed the hike just before 9 p.m. PDT  Thursday, averaging nearly 45 miles a day…

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June 12, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Seattle U retiree missing in woods is well-known mushroom hunter

Hildegard Hendrickson has been missing since Saturday when she went on a mushroom hunting trip in Chelan County. (Photo / Chelan County) UPDATE 11:25 a.m. |  Chelan County Undersheriff John Wisemore said  searchers are working shoulder-to-shoulder doing a “grid search” of an area within a quarter-mile of where missing 79-year-old mushroom hunter Hildegard Hendrickson’s car was found at a…

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June 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Naked woman missing in SW Washington forest

UPDATED, 9:22 p.m. | Officials suspended the search for Maureen Kelly, 19, at 8 p.m. Monday, Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said. The search will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday. It is unknown whether she may have been on a road or trail in the area, or if she is moving cross-country. Anyone who may have seen…

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November 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Visit national parks for free this weekend

National parks around the country are waiving entrance fees this Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11-13. Even with dam removal under way on the Elwha River at Olympic National Park, most roads and campgrounds in the park remain open. Exceptions include Deer Park and Obstruction Point roads, which are closed for the season, and the Sol Duc…

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