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September 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Chris Hansen agrees to $50,000 fine for illegal contribution

Chris Hansen and  members of a Sacramento political committee trying to block efforts to build a new arena there have agreed to pay a $50,000 fine to settle violations of California rules on campaign contributions. Hansen was accused of making an illegal $100,000 contribution to a group seeking a vote on public financing for a new…

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May 22, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Prosecutors need more time to review case against NBA’s Terrence Williams

King County prosecutors said they need more time to review the allegations against NBA player Terrence Williams, who was arrested Sunday after the mother of his 10-year-old son told police he had flashed a handgun at her. “There’s an ongoing investigation and a charging decision will be made at a later date,” Dan Donohoe, a spokesman…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, Kent, Maple Valley

May 20, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Bail set at $25,000 for NBA’s Terrence Williams in gun case

A King County Superior Court judge this afternoon set bail at $25,000 for NBA basketball player Terrence Williams, the former Rainier Beach High School star who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly threatening a woman with a handgun. Judge Charles DeLaurenti II found probable cause to hold Williams, 25, for investigation of second-degree assault. Prosecutors…

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May 19, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Sunday Memo update: Mercer opens early . . . Hoops hopes . . . Powerball winner

Mercer Street opens: Mercer Street and Broad Street are now open to traffic, says  the Seattle Department of Transportation. Crews getting ready for the demolition of the east half of the Highway 99 bridge over Mercer got their work done earlier than the expected Monday 5 a.m. completion. The rerouting that was to go into…

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April 15, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Monday Memo: Avalanche search … NBA’s big decision … Tax day

The tragic avalanches near Snoqualmie Pass: Searchers are waiting for safer conditions today before resuming the search for 61-year-old Mitch Hungate, a Renton dentist, who was buried by an avalanche when he and two fellow hikers were swept some 1,200 feet down a mountain over the weekend. His companions survived the ordeal….

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April 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Judge dismisses lawsuit against proposed Sodo arena

A King County judge this morning dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of a new arena in Sodo. Superior Court Judge Laura Middaugh determined that there are too many unknowns to the proposed arena deal to rule now. Investor Chris Hansen is leading a group that wants to build the arena with the hopes of bringing…

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February 7, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Thursday Memo: Postal poll … Pot and driving … Raccoon aerialists

Oh no, no mail on Saturdays. Now that the U.S. Postal Service has decided to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting in August, we’re wondering how you feel about that. Vote in our poll. (And then there’s this from the secretary of state: Ending Saturday mail affects Washington balloting.) You don’t often hear the words Nazi,…

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January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Monday Memo: Kids rescued from frozen lake … NBA tickets … MLK, Jr. Day

Two kids rescued after falling through ice: Two youngsters, each about 12, were out on an ice-covered lake in south Everett yesterday when they fell through. Spotting the kids, neighbors used their raft to reach the pair. When the ice poked holes in the raft, other neighbors helped pull everyone to safety….

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