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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,…


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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…


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November 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

FBI: Man in rubber mask robs 4 Seattle banks in past month

Who was that masked man? The FBI and Seattle Safe Streets Task Force would like to know. The bank robber dubbed “The Man in the Rubber Mask” is believed to have robbed at least four different banks in Seattle since Oct. 16, most recently Friday near Green Lake. During the robberies the man has worn a different…


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November 13, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Seattle subs for Germany, Detroit in Chrysler commercial

The commercial opens with a sleek silver car whisking along the Autobahn at night with a German voice-over touting the car’s superior engineering. Then (surprise!) we take an exit for Detroit and the voice switches to English because “performance is now an American thing.” Apparently, it’s a “Seattle thing.” Filmed at the end of September, More

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November 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Paseo files for bankruptcy

Update: Read the full story here. Paseo has filed for bankruptcy. The popular Seattle restaurant, which surprised sandwich fans by abruptly closing both of its locations Tuesday, lists assets of $81,971 and liabilities of only $30,425 in a petition for Chapter 7 voluntary bankruptcy filed Wednesday in Seattle federal court. But the petition also lists the Internal Revenue Service and…


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November 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Excavation to tunneling machine resumes; no artifacts found

Archaeologists have seen enough 19th-century shell deposits that they can let heavy excavation resume at Seattle’s Pioneer Square waterfront, where workers are digging an access pit to reach buried tunnel-boring machine Bertha. Seattle Tunnel Partners was given permission Sunday to continue digging the 120-foot-deep vault, after stopping work Oct. 23, the state Department of Transportation announced…


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October 31, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Heavy rains bring increased risk of landslides, SPU warns

With recent heavy rainfall and more predicted, the area is at a high risk for landslides, a Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) meteorologist warns. With rain late Thursday and Friday morning, Seattle exceeded the official U.S. Geological Survey’s landslide threshold. “Historically, the end of October is the start of landslide season,” SPU meteorologist James…


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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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