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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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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 31, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Police search for suspects in Delridge arson

UPDATE, 11:44 p.m. | Seattle Fire Department investigators concluded Thursday that the house fire was intentionally set. Seattle Police Department arson bomb squad detectives are continuing to search for possible suspects.  Original Post | Detectives from the Seattle Police Department are searching for a group of young men seen running from a burning home in a West Seattle…

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July 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Wednesday’s 0.74 inches of rain breaks records

Today’s heavy rainfall broke the record for the most rain on July 23. According to the National Weather Service, Seattle received 0.74 inches of rain. The previous record for today was 0.54 inches in 1949. “We’ve received more rain today than we normally get in the whole month of July,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Johnny…

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July 11, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Northwest heat wave expected to last into next week

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The Weather Service says a Northwest heat wave will last into the middle of next week. Forecasters have issued an excessive heat watch for the weekend in the Seattle metro area, meaning the prolonged period of high temperatures could cause heat-related illnesses and accidents. Highs in Seattle are expected in the 80s…

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June 27, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Friday Memo: Soaring rent … Measles outbreak … Clutch foils carjacking

Let’s hope there’s a gym:  Seattle-area apartment rents continue to increase, according to a new study. West Bellevue is the most expensive with an average of $1,912 a month for a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment. The cheapest places to rent? SeaTac ($901) and Des Moines ($923). Hey, you’re close to the airport. Have you…

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June 23, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sex offender pleads not guilty to kidnapping at Beacon Hill park

A Level 3 sex offender accused of dragging a 6-year-old girl from a Beacon Hill park earlier this month pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping this morning in King County Superior Court. Jesse Brisbin, 30, is accused in court documents of approaching the girl around 7 p.m. June 5 at Benefit Park while she was…

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