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December 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Safety recommendations from Oso mudslide to be finalized

The Associated Press EVERETT — A panel making safety recommendations from the Oso slide is close to completing a final draft for Gov. Jay Inslee. The Joint SR 530 Landslide Commission holds its final meeting Tuesday to finalize the report going to the governor and Snohomish County Executive John Lovick. The Daily Herald reports the report will make…


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July 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Finding cool spots amid the heat wave

With temperatures expected to hit the 90s over the next few days, the city of Seattle and King County are offering locations for people to cool down, including libraries, community centers and senior centers. Because many homes in the region do not have air conditioning, King County officials say there is a significantly greater risk of heat-related…


Comments | Topics: heat, safety, tips

September 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Seattle Police adds patrols after Friday night’s fatal stabbing

Following Friday night’s double stabbing in Pioneer Square, there will be more uniformed and non-uniformed officers patrolling the streets over the weekend, Seattle police said Saturday night. A 46-year-old college English professor and his 30-year-old partner were stabbed Friday night by an alleged attacker whom police say suddenly confronted them after they left a Sounders game. The…


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January 13, 2013 at 5:51 AM

Beware of ice on lakes and ponds

Now that a genuine “Seattle freeze” has arrived, Kent Fire Department Capt. Kyle Ohashi offers survival tips for people who find themselves attracted to frosty lakes and ponds. Lesson one is, don’t walk out on them, because the ice likely won’t support the weight of a human being.  Pets can go out farther than their owners, who…


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