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July 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM

City drops tree-cutting charges against former Magnuson Park volunteer

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office  has dropped charges against a former Magnuson Park volunteer land steward accused of wrongly cutting down trees. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department requested the charges against Kurt Zwar, which were filed in April. But on Thursday, Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams asked that the charged be dropped, writing that while “it is clear…

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June 26, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Public comment period extended on Magnuson Park cleanup

Officials have extended the public comment period for a proposed cleanup of minor radiological contamination at Magnuson Park, state Rep. Gerry Pollet announced Wednesday afternoon. The U.S. Navy and state Department of Ecology will now take comments until July 26 and will hold a question-and-session session next month, Pollet wrote in a news release. Pollet, D-Seattle, has been…

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Comments | Topics: contamination, Department of Ecology, Gerry Pollet

May 28, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Open house Wednesday on contamination cleanup at Magnuson Park

The U.S. Navy and state environmental agencies will host an open house on Wednesday evening to discuss their plan to clean up radiological contamination near a popular gym at Seattle’s Warren G. Magnuson Park. The low-level contamination is apparently a result of glow-in-the-dark paint used on airplanes when the site served as a Naval Station. The lingering problem…

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December 27, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Stolen Toyota found in Lake Washington last night

Seattle police were called to Warren G. Magnuson Park last night after a 911 caller reported see a fully submerged car in Lake Washington around 8 p.m. The caller was unsure whether anyone was inside the vehicle. Patrol and harbor patrol officers, as well as Seattle firefighter/paramedics found an empty Toyota that had apparently been stolen…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: car, Magnuson Park, police

October 29, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Photos: Cyclocrossers pound mud at Magnuson

Cyclocross, its practitioners say, is “a bicycle-related sport combining the fitness of road riding, the technical bike handling skills of mountain biking, and the finesse of running,” all in a 30-60 minute event. That’s what was on display Saturday at Magnuson Park, when more than 700 riders competed in men’s, women’s and…

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Comments | More in General news, Photos | Topics: bicycling, cyclocrossers, Magnuson Park