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August 3, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Sunday Memo: Seafair finale … Real-estate bidding wars … Seattle scientists seek Ebola cure

Morning roll-overs: Two separate roll-over accidents on I-5 sent 11 people to the hospital this morning. And state troopers responded to two more. Be safe out there, drivers. More to come. From 3am to now, our troopers responded to 4 separate rollovers this morning in King County. KB #DriveSafe #DriveSober — Trooper Chris Webb (@wspd2pio) More

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July 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Seafair road closures Saturday for Viaduct, Fourth Avenue

  The northbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close Saturday night from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., for the Seafair Torchlight Run races.  Southbound lanes will remain open. Fourth Avenue also will close for the Torchlight Parade  from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday from Broad Street to South Washington Street. Downtown will be congested afterward as crowds of…

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October 21, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Blue Angels may be back at Seattle’s Seafair next summer

The Blue Angels perform at Seafair in 2010. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times) The U.S. Navy announced Monday it plans to fund the return of the Blue Angels and Fleet Week to Seattle’s Seafair next year. Seafair officials have been planning since December for the flight team to come back in 2014, said spokeswoman Melissa Jurcan. But…

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August 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Seafair sees drop in impaired boaters

Thirty-four people were cited for boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol (BUI) during the Seafair events on Lake Washington this weekend, police said. That’s a drop of more than 40 percent from last year’s Seafair BUI total, 61. Seafair officials said attendance was down from last year. Since it’s an open festival, exact numbers weren’t…

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August 3, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Saturday Memo: Seafair … Man allegedly rams building with truck … new Sounder

The weekend got off to a slightly soggy start, but forecasts call for decreasing clouds over the next couple days, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The National Weather Service forecast has more. That time of year again: Fans of airshows and hydroplane races, rejoice! It’s Seafair Weekend, which means nostalgic vehicles will be taking…

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August 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Seafair airshow and hydroplane schedule for Friday

If you’re heading out for Seafair air show or hydroplane events today, here’s a list of what’s happening and when: Friday August 2, 2013 10:40 a.m. Boeing Air Show: Red Eagle Air Sports presented by PPG Aerospace 10:50 a.m. Boeing Air Show: Flying Heritage Collection 11:15 a.m. H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Session 12:00 p.m. Formula One PROP Tour Autograph Session 12:15…

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August 1, 2013 at 10:51 AM

I-90 to close for air show Friday, Saturday and Sunday

We won’t have the Blue Angels at Seafair, but yes, we’ll still have Interstate 90 closed for an aerial display. The I-90 bridge across Lake Washington will close from 1:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the practice and performances of the California-based Patriots Jet Team, according to WSDOT. The six-jet civilian aerial acrobatics team…

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July 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Impaired boaters target of weekend crackdown on Lake Washington

Law enforcement agencies will take to the water this weekend looking for impaired boaters during the annual Seafair activities on Lake Washington. The Washington State Patrol, along with city, county and federal agencies, will participate in the Impaired Boating Emphasis from Friday through Sunday during the hydroplane races and airshow. During last year’s emphasis patrols, officers made a total of…

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