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May 16, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Alaskan Copper River salmon get all-star welcome to Seattle

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The summer cookout season is heralded each spring by the arrival of the first Copper River salmon from Alaska. An Alaska Air Cargo plane from Cordova touched down Friday morning and the pilots emerged with a 48-pound king salmon. They carried it down a red carpet and delivered it to three…

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May 16, 2014 at 5:50 AM

50-plus bullets: Police ‘systematically work’ block shot up in drive-by

Police plan to increase patrols after the occupants of a car fired dozens of gunshots in a South Seattle neighborhood, damaging five businesses and five vehicles last night. However, Capt. John  Hayes, who heads the Seattle Police Department’s South Precinct, concedes increasing patrols is “a cliché statement.” “What I’m going to do is pull together all of…

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May 1, 2014 at 5:36 PM

After shootings, a call to end to street violence

About 50 people set off from 23rd Avenue and Union Street for a march for nonviolence in response to recent Central District shootings. The group, calling the march “Heal the Hood,” wants to end the recent spate of violence that has seen three people killed in Seattle shootings since April 19. Marchers chanted “Save our youth” and…

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April 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Seattle property-tax initiative for transit to be filed this week

The group Friends of Transit will file a Seattle-only property-tax initiative by the end of this week, to raise money for bus operations within the city, transit activist Ben Schiendelman announced today — just hours after Tuesday night election returns showed a King County measure failing. The proposal would raise $25 million a year for six…

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April 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Seattle’s new bike plan: ride on calmer backstreets

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to overhaul its Bicycle Master Plan, to provide separated bike lanes as well as a network of calm backstreet routes known as greenways. The 2014 version is meant to serve what Councilmember Sally Bagshaw likes to call “willing but wary” riders.  That’s a shift from earlier thinking — to…

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April 11, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Man arrested after standoff in South Seattle

UPDATE 7:30 a.m.:  Officers have taken the suspect into custody, according to Seattle Police. Previous Post:  A man believed to be armed with a machete is refusing to surrender to police after threatening a roommate and a friend at his house early this morning, Seattle police have reported on their website and on Twitter. According to a…

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April 6, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Man shot dead in downtown Seattle

A 47-year-old man was shot and killed in downtown Seattle early Sunday, following an argument, according to Seattle police. Police say two men were arguing shortly after 2 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and Olive Way when, according to witnesses, one man pulled out a gun and shot the other man. When police arrived they found the…

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March 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

A list of previous news helicopter accidents in Washington state

Tuesday’s fatal crash of a KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle isn’t the first time a news aircraft has crashed in Washington state. Here are some recent accidents: In November 1999, a KIRO-TV helicopter collided with a second chopper about 1,000 feet above Lake Union. Both aircraft landed safely, and no one was seriously injured. “The impact happened almost simultaneously,” Clark Stahl, who…

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March 11, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Lake City explosion, fire blamed on hash oil

A refrigerator explosion and fire at a Lake City house last night is one of several recent explosions or fires suspected to be caused by the manufacture of a marijuana-based product. Seattle police and firefighters responded to a report of an explosion around 9:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Northeast 135th Street. The 37-year-old resident told investigators that…

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February 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Two hurt in downtown Seattle shootings

A 17-year-old and 50-year-old were shot overnight in separate incidents in downtown Seattle. Shortly before midnight Friday, a 50-year-old man was critically wounded when he was shot during a fight with three others at a Seattle homeless encampment under the Yesler Way overpass, at Fourth Avenue and Terrace Street. According to the Seattle Police Department, the shooting victim hit a…

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