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October 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Endless summer is over: Cold, wet coming to Northwest

The Associated Press Tuesday may be the last day of summer-like weather across the Northwest. The National Weather Service says the change to the fall pattern will occur this week with cooler temperatures and increasing rain. Many areas saw the summer pattern ending in a blaze of sunshine Monday with some record temperatures. The 78 at Sea-Tac…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: cold, rain, Seattle

September 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

New bottleneck starts tonight near Seattle’s Mercer Street

Cars and bikes will have to merge together this week on southbound Dexter Avenue North, which is being narrowed to just one lane starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, until Friday morning, for a sewer project. Work will take place between Roy and Mercer streets in the booming South Lake Union area. The Seattle Department of Transportation…

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September 30, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Police: Man stabbed in group fight in downtown Seattle early Tuesday

A man was found stabbed downtown early Tuesday morning, according to a blog post from the Seattle Police Department. After being called to investigate a fight at Pine Street and Fourth Avenue a little after 1:30 a.m., officers found a man stabbed on the sidewalk and a car parked in the middle of Pine Street, police…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: downtown, Seattle, stabbing

September 3, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Seattle’s Transportation Department doing less business with women, minorities

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has done less business in recent years with firms run by women and minorities, an official told the City Council this week. SDOT’s use of Women- and Minority-owned Business Enterprises (WMBE) has declined dramatically since 2009 despite an ongoing, citywide effort to reduce race and gender disparities in government. WMBEs accounted for…

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Comments | More in Government | Topics: Scott Kubly, Seattle, Seattle Department of Transportation

August 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Quiz results: We fail at spelling Weyerhaeuser. … Weyerhauser?

If a timber giant is going to move its headquarters to downtown Seattle, we all better learn how to properly spell the company’s name. Of the more than 1,000 people who have taken our multiple-choice spelling quiz, just 19 percent were able to identify the correct spelling of the prominent Northwest company that has been around for generations. (Spoiler alerts…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: quiz, Seattle, spelling

August 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Spelling in Seattle is hard.
And that timber company
doesn’t make things easier

The timber company that’s moving its headquarters to downtown Seattle has been one of the most prominent Northwest businesses for generations. It also has one of the most difficult names to spell. In honor of Pioneer Square’s newest business, take our quiz to test your knowledge of local spelling. Want to know how everyone did?…

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August 11, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Seattle breaks heat record; relief expected Tuesday

UPDATE, 10 p.m. | A thunderstorm near Enumclaw produced pea-sized hail and heavy precipitation around 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The storm was moving northwest toward the Eastside. Puget Sound Energy said about 5,200 people are without power in the Redmond and Woodinville areas after an outage likely caused by lightning. ORIGINAL POST |…

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Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service, Seattle

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

Comments | Topics: Ebola, real estate, Seafair

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