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November 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

State gives $9.7 million toward housing project at Sand Point

The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded $9.7 million to a national nonprofit to help convert a historic Sand Point Naval Air Station building into affordable-housing units. The funding will go to Mercy Housing Northwest toward redevelopment of Building 9, into 128 units, the state commerce department announced Wednesday. The units will be designed primarily…

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September 2, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Thousands without power in Northeast Seattle, Eastside

Update at 6:40 p.m.: The outage in Northeast Seattle is affecting 700 customers, according to Seattle City Light. High winds blew trees into power lines Tuesday afternoon and caused the outages, City Light said. Update at 6:20 p.m.: Puget Sound Energy reported that 1,500 customers are without power in Sammamish. Power is expected to be restored at…

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May 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Seattle firefighters put out smoldering blaze on NOAA ship

UPDATE AT 3:35 P.M.: A Seattle Fire Department investigator has determined the fire was accidental and was caused by welding operations. Because the ship is set to be scrapped, the damage estimate is just $100. UPDATE AT 12:02 P.M.: Seattle firefighters have put out the blaze. Investigators will now look into the cause. ORIGINAL POST: Seattle firefighters and…

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