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January 21, 2015 at 8:31 PM

2 injured, 1 critically, in shooting near Third Avenue and Pine

Two people were injured, one critically, Wednesday night in downtown Seattle, police said. A 25-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were injured when more than a dozen shots were fired near Third Avenue and Pine Street, in the downtown core. The man and boy were taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical and serious condition, respectively, according…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle, Seattle Police Department

January 12, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Chat rewind: Is the Seattle area changing for the better — or worse?

From 2012 to 2013, Seattle was America’s fastest-growing major city, a city walking the line between frenetic change and beloved authenticity. Columnist Jon Talton and Pacific NW writer Ron Judd were talking with readers about the tension between the old and the new in Seattle and surrounding areas on Tuesday. Read what they had to…


Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: Newcomers, Seattle, Urban development

January 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Man shot in leg near University District club

A man was shot in the leg outside a University District nightclub early Sunday morning, according to the Seattle Police Department. Firefighters took the man, who was not identified, to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting occurred at about 2 a.m. in the area near Northeast 45th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast. There was…


Comments | Topics: Seattle, shooting, University of Washington

December 26, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Woman in serious condition after Seattle house fire

An elderly woman is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center after suffering burns and inhaling smoke during a house fire in Seattle on Friday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire near 39th Avenue South and South Mead Street at about 2:49 p.m., said Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Sue Stangl. By 3:30 p.m. the fire was out. The five…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: House fire, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department

December 26, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Suspect at large in Seattle bus stabbing; victim in stable condition

A man in his 40s suspected of stabbing another man on a downtown Seattle bus Wednesday evening is still at large, police said Friday. The stabbing victim, also a man in his 40s, is in stable condition and expected to survive, said Detective Drew Fowler of the Seattle Police Department. His injuries were reported as life-threatening when…


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December 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Port Angeles considering Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles is the latest city in Washington to consider adopting a holiday honoring Native Americans — but not on Columbus Day. The Peninsula Daily News reports that the City Council plans to consult with the Lower Elwha and other tribes about establishing Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This year Seattle and Bellingham decided to celebrate…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: bellingham, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Native Americans

December 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

What’s special about Seattle? We’re all about volunteering, study says

The Seattle metro area has the highest young adult (16-24) volunteer rate in the country, according to a report released Tuesday by a federal agency. Overall, the Corporation for National and Community Service’s report found that Seattle had the fourth highest volunteer rate with 34 percent of the area’s residents–972,400 people–volunteering in 2013. Collectively, the…


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December 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Emergency stop in Montana for Seattle to Paris flight

A Delta Airlines Flight 32 from Seattle to Paris with more than 200 people aboard made an emergency landing in Billings, Mont., Monday evening after an “electrical odor” was detected, the Billings Gazette reported. “They smelled an electrical odor on board, so they made a precautionary landing here,” Shane Ketterling, operations supervisor for Billings Logan International Airport,…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Billings, Delta Airlines Flight 32, emergency landing

December 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

FBI chief: Impersonating reporter, again, not ruled out

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday left open the possibility that an agent might again pose as a journalist as part of an investigation, though he said such a tactic ought to be rare and “done carefully with significant supervision, if it’s going to be done.” Comey told reporters at a roundtable…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Associated Press, FBI, James Comey

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