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May 3, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Montlake Bridge closed; I-90 express lanes head west into Seattle

Opening day of the boating season will bring extra traffic on the roads — and the closure of the Montlake Bridge through 4 p.m. today. During the closure, the ramp from westbound Highway 520 to Montlake Boulevard and the left-turn lane from eastbound 520 to Montlake Boulevard also will be closed. Also today, I-90 express lanes…

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April 8, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Tuesday Memo: Baggage thieves … Shots fired at car … No booze on party buses?

As if we didn’t already have enough crummy little problems … Thieves are posing as passengers and grabbing luggage off carousels at Sea-Tac Airport. Spokesman Perry Cooper says the thieves target bags that have gone around three or four times and then take them. . KIRO has the story. Now this is scary:…

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March 31, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Monday Memo: Mudslide update … Rampant raccoons dig latrines … M’s opener today

The death toll in the Snohomish County mudslide is now 21, with 15 of those victims identified. Four more bodies were found at the slide site yesterday. Officials are still saying 30 people are missing. Raccoons aplenty, raccoons a pain: The city of Bremerton is considering a crackdown on feeding animals outdoors by…

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May 3, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Friday Memo: School’s out for sunshine … More DUI tragedies … Tower death

Yes, spring has sprung, especially for kids at a private school in Bellingham. Saying he wants the kids at Bellingham Christian School to enjoy today’s sunshine, Principal Bob Sampson has given the school’s 205 students the day off. Seriously? We don’t remember such a thing happening when we went to school. You go, Principal Bob! By the way,…

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