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November 10, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Sunday memo: Monday holiday . . . What’s closed . . . Free stuff

Honoring veterans: Monday is Veterans Day, but some started honoring those who have served in the nation’s armed forces earlier this weekend. Auburn held a parade on Saturday, and the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 19300 108th Avenue SE, Renton, is  celebrating its member veterans Sunday at both services. What’s closed: Veterans Day is an…


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December 30, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Traffic light on second day of 520 bridge tolling

Traffic on the Highway 520 bridge was even lighter today than yesterday, according to the state Department of Transportation. At 8 a.m., only a few cars could be seen crossing the floating bridge. Traffic across the region was light on most roadways as the New Year’s holiday approaches. State tolling director Craig Stone said this morning that Highway 520 …


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December 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM

AAA on holiday travel: where we're going, how we're getting there

More than 90 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Christmas holiday, a 1.4 percent increase over last year. The predicted travel is the second highest in the past decade. Of the travelers, 91 percent will drive, which AAA said is tied to lower gas prices. That’s a 2 percent increase compared…


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December 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM

The Morning Memo/Saturday: Pullman's football buzz, freezing fog, holiday trees

Weather: Expect freezing fog through Monday with afternoon clearing. Not too bad. Highs in the mid-40s with evening temperatures dipping into the mid- to low-30s. The details. Traffic: Saturday morning traffic is light with no major incidents or blocking accidents.  The map and the cams.  Thinking of getting out the holiday hacksaw? (Photo by Heather…


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November 29, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Service members "shout out" for holidays

The Department of Defense has posted video holiday greetings online from 111 armed forces members from Washington who are stationed overseas. The holiday “shout-outs” of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps members serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Germany, Guam, Japan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey are among more than 2,600 messages from warriors from…


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November 26, 2011 at 10:10 AM

The Morning Memo / Saturday: Bainbridge fire, more Viaduct changes, holiday activities

Weather: The details. If you see any sun at all today, count yourself fortunate. The forecast calls for some showers today and even more rain today. Sunday’s forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of more rain, with temperatures in the 40s. But there is hope. The sun should make an appearance on Monday. Traffic:  More

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November 23, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Friday holiday highlights

For some people, the Friday after Thanksgiving is all about shopping. But others can find a host of free holiday fun. For the full list, see Friday’s Weekend Plus section in print or A few highlights: Downtown Seattle Holiday Parade: Inflatable floats, marching bands, hundreds of costumed characters, community groups, Santa Claus, on Pine…


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October 31, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Postal Service hiring for the holidays

The U.S. Postal Service is hiring temporary employees to work during the upcoming holiday season. Mailhandler and postal support employee clerk positions are available at these locations: the Seattle-Christmas facility near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the priority mail annex in Kent, the network distribution center in Federal Way, and at the processing and distribution facilities in Seattle,…


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