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August 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Serial flashing suspect arrested following incidents at UW

A 22-year-old man has been charged with three counts of indecent exposure after incidents at the University of Washington campus, a grocery store and a Metro bus. Eric Kevin Ross was arrested Aug. 1, and police say he told them he has “a problem with exposing himself in public.” He has two felony convictions for indecent exposure in 2010. Documents filed…

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May 9, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Friday Memo: New skyscraper … Grow old instantly … Bertha cam … M’s shutout

High skies: Get ready for another change to the Seattle skyline. The University of Washington is planning a new 50-story tower to replace Rainier Square at Fifth Avenue and University Street.  At 795 feet, the tower will be second only to the 937-foot Columbia Center, based on data from building-research firm Emporis….

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: aging, bertha, Mariners

May 8, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Thursday Memo: Shooting death … Unladylike sorority … Roadside birth … Do you know this shoe?

Hello, Thursday. We’re one day closer to the weekend. In the news: Fatal shooting in Federal Way last night: A young man was shot to death in the parking lot of an apartment building. Police are looking for the shooter. We were surprised to hear it was a sorority, not a fraternity, that’s been…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Federal Way shooting, Sound Transit, UW

April 17, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Firefighters respond to possible haz-mat incident at UW

The Seattle Fire Department’s hazardous-material team responded to reports of a possible hazmat incident this afternoon after a broken bottle of organic waste caused a strange odor in the Foege Building on the University of Washington campus. Fifteenth Avenue Northeast is closed between Northeast Boat Street and Northeast Pacific Street, UW posted on its website. Northeast Pacific Street is open…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: hazardous materials response, Seattle Fire Department, UW

April 9, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Wednesday Memo: Passwords compromised … UW student falls from window … Mariners win, again!

You can’t run, you can’t hide: Seems as though we see a story such as this all too often: Passwords vulnerable after serious security flaw found. Another college student apparently falls from an upper story window: Here’s an interesting comment. Following the report of a UW fraternity student apparently falling from a…

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March 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM

UW seismometers record slide sequence

A seismometer about 7 miles from Saturday’s landslide recorded the ground rumbling as the hillside gave way. The instrument, at Jim Creek, picked up the initial slide at 10:37 am. The signal lasted about 2.5 minutes and probably represents the movement of the landslide mass that had sloughed off in 2006 and was lying at…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: ground motion, landslide, Oso mudslide

February 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Arrests, two shootings in post Super Bowl celebrations

The cheers, tears and joyful hugs to mark the Seahawks first-ever Super Bowl victory turned violent late last night and early this morning. Two men were shot and wounded near the massive celebration in Pioneer Square. Bottles and rocks were thrown at Seattle police, and the windows of businesses were broken out, said police spokesman Mark…

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Comments | More in Sports, The Blotter | Topics: Greek Row, Pioneer Square, Seahawks

December 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Tuesday Memo: Seismic Seahawks … Sark poll … Man missing in grain disaster

A whole lotta shaking going on: Jumping fans register a magnitude 1 or 2 quake during Seahawks TD fumble return. What can you say about the Hawks, but they’re the best. Some numbers: 68,387 at CenturyLink Field did all that jumping;  34-7 win against the Saints; an 11-1 record; Russell Wilson throws…

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October 10, 2013 at 1:32 PM

UW students ask regents to take steps toward ending investments in fossil fuels

A group of University of Washington students has asked the school’s governing board to take the first step toward divesting in fossil fuels. The student-led Fossil Fuels Divestment Campaign has worked with the school’s treasury office to create a set of guidelines that would encourage the UW to seek out investments in alternative energy and examine…

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Comments | More in Education, Environment, General news, Government | Topics: Board of Regents, fossil fuels, investments

September 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Sunday memo: Ocean acidification … Big Hawks game … Stabbing death

Sea Change: The ocean is growing more acidic, changing the behavior of fish and dissolving creatures on the bottom of the food chain. Read more about ocean acidification. See photos from the Times’ coverage of the issue from Papua New Guinea and the Bering Sea.  Watch the documentary videos on how ocean acidification…

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