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August 13, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Rainfall overnight shatters 32-year-old record

The overnight rainstorm not only gave your lawn a much-needed watering, it shattered a 32-year-old record. According to the National Weather Service, .85 inches of rain have fallen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since 1 a.m. This shatters a record of .33 inches set in 1982. “1.33 inches fell since 9:53 p.m. last night. This is fairly uncommon for…


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January 29, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Japanese musician, hoping to join local jam, denied entry, sent home

A Japanese man, who flew into Seattle on Tuesday, saxophone in hand, hoping to rehearse and rock out with Jay Thomas at his weekly Jazz Jam Session, was denied entry and sent home on a flight Wednesday after immigration authorities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport concluded he was really here to work. Thomas said Soichiro Hayakawa, from…


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September 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

‘Haze’ in cabin causes Seattle-to-Chicago flight to turn back

A Southwest Airlines flight from Seattle to Chicago returned to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Tuesday afternoon when crew members reported a “haze” and a faint odor in the cabin. Flight 2874, one of three daily flights from Seattle to Chicago Midway International Airport, landed safely at Sea-Tac, with its 160 passengers and six crew members uninjured.  A…


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