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November 25, 2014 at 8:43 AM

WSDOT offers Thanksgiving travel tips

Traveling in-state for Thanksgiving weekend?   Your destination is likely set, but if you can be flexible about when you make the trip, you might save yourself a headache. The state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has posted some helpful information online, including color-coded, hour-by hour looks at what to expect on some of the state’s most heavily traveled sections of…

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November 24, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Flood watch issued for Western Wash.; heavy rains through holiday

  UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. | Much of Western Washington, including King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, will be under a flood watch starting early Tuesday morning and continuing through Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Skagit, Whatcom and Lewis counties also are included in the watch. Heavy rains starting overnight on Monday could bring ½ to 1¼ inches…

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November 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Seattle mayor pardons tofu turkey ahead of Thanksgiving

This is what Thanksgiving in Seattle looks like, apparently. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a tofu turkey Friday. Murray posed for photos with the phony fowl at City Hall to draw attention to “hunger in our community” ahead of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, spokesman Jason Kelly said. The stunt wasn’t a nod to People for the Ethical Treatment of…

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Comments | Topics: food banks, hunger, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

November 25, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Monday Memo: Obama in Seattle’s commute … Knox trial … Dry Thanksgiving

National Weather Service forecast President Obama leaves on a jet plane this morning after two high-priced fundraising gigs in Seattle and Medina yesterday. Pay attention to road closures as Obama’s entourage wheels its way from downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac. Things could be tied up past 9 a.m. or so at various…

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November 21, 2012 at 3:22 PM

In one word, what are you thankful for?

Update 6 p.m. Thanks for your submissions. We are no longer accepting responses. See other readers’ responses below and hover over a word to say “Me too.” On the eve of Thanksgiving 2012, tell us what you are thankful for. [do action=”tudecloud” cloudid=”Thanksgiving” count=”100″ fontsize=”18″ acceptresponses=”none”/]

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November 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Plan ahead for Thanksgiving ferry traffic

A friendly warning from the Washington Department of Transportation: Plan ahead for Thanksgiving ferry traffic! WSDOT expects the longest lines to be for westbound riders on Wednesday, Nov. 21 during the afternoon and evening, and both directions on the morning of Friday, Nov. 23. Check WSDOT’s ferry schedule to see if your route has extra…

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November 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Turkey donations sought to feed needy on Thanksgiving

Election season is over, and the season of giving is beginning. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is hoping that will help it collect 2,000 donated turkeys so that thousands of local low-income and homeless people can have a proper Thanksgiving. The mission’s One Meal/One Hope program has 13 turkeys so far, and it wants to collect 1,987…

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Comments | Topics: food banks, hunger, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

November 25, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Photos: Black Friday wasn't early enough for these shoppers

Thousands of Seattle-area shoppers lined up outside retail stores Thursday night to grab early Black Friday deals.

Brian Bergerud, manager of the Tukwila Toys "R" Us, strides out of his store to let in the first Black Friday customers at 9 p.m. Thursday in Tukwila. Bergerud said the store had more shoppers than expected. His staff let in 1,200 people within 35 minutes of opening. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

The first Black Friday shoppers rush through the Tukwila Toys "R" Us Thursday night. (Photo by Aaron Jaffe / The Seattle Times)

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November 24, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Occupy Seattle occupies Thanksgiving

About 50 Occupy Seattle protesters gathered at a soggy Gas Works Park on Thursday afternoon to take stock of their movement while enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The protesters shared memories, planned future events and debated strategies (including where they might move next after the Seattle Central Community College board voted Wednesday to evict them from…

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