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July 23, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Wednesday Memo: Progress in high-profile case … Long-lost dog … Disturbing journal

Here’s a surprise statement in a long unsolved case: The new head of the Seattle FBI office says there is “momentum” in the 13-year-old investigation into the fatal shooting of Seattle federal prosecutor Thomas Wales. These stories are always worth a look: An East Texas family’s dog that ran away seven years ago More

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June 23, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Arraignment in Seattle campus shooting

The Associated Press The man charged with killing one person and wounding two others in a shooting at Seattle Pacific University is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of murder, attempted murder and assault. King County prosecutors say they will seek a life sentence for 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra. His lawyer, Ramona Brandes, has said her client…

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June 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Scholarship named for SPU hero who stopped shooter

The Associated Press The president of Seattle Pacific University announced at the school’s graduation ceremony that a scholarship has been named for the hero who stopped a fatal shooting on campus earlier this month. President Daniel Martin told graduates on Saturday, including Jon Meis, that an engineering scholarship will be given in his honor. Students and their…

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June 9, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Condition of student shot at SPU upgraded to satisfactory

The 19-year-old Seattle Pacific University student critically wounded in the campus shooting on Thursday has been upgraded to satisfactory condition. Sarah Williams, who was wounded by a shotgun blast, was transferred out of the intensive-care unit over the weekend, according to Susan Gregg, Harborview Medical Center’s spokeswoman. Williams, of Phoenix, was upgraded from critical to serious condition…

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June 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM

SPU shooting victim identified as Paul Lee, 19

The student who was killed in Thursday’s shooting at Seattle Pacific University was Paul Lee, 19, Mayor Ed Murray confirmed at a news conference today. Lee was a Seattle Pacific University freshman from Portland. He enjoyed hanging out with friends and eating “delicious food,” he wrote in a Web posting last year. He wrote his “absolutely favorite thing to do is…

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June 6, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Friday Memo: Heroes young and old … stolen steaks … clear skies

Hero in tragedy: Seattle Pacific University student John Meis is a true hero after Thursday’s tragic shooting at the small Christian college on Queen Anne Hill. Aaron Ybarra allegedly opened fire at Otto Miller Hall on Thursday afternoon, but when he stopped to reload, Meis was able to pepper spray the shooter…

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