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March 11, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Tuesday Memo: Patrolling the store aisles … Crystal avalanche … Big cat attack

There’s moonlighting, but what do you call this? A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy may be in trouble after being accused of working at a retail store while he was supposed to be on patrol. (May I help you, ma’am, or are you just looking?) It was “huge.” That’s how the avalanche…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, Iditarod, viaduct

December 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Commuters wait as responders take 2 hours to clear viaduct crash

It took more than two hours for authorities to deal with a crash on the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Friday morning, aggravating thousands of bus riders and drivers entering Seattle from points south. The collision happened at 6:29 a.m. northbound, between the stadiums and Seneca Street, fire dispatch logs say.  Matt Leber, known as Velo…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: crash, delays, Traffic

September 23, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Tunnel boring machine resumes digging in Seattle

The Associated Press The world’s largest tunnel boring machine has resumed digging its way under downtown Seattle. Worked resumed at 4:48 a.m. Monday, after being shut down since Aug. 20 by a labor dispute, said Transportation Department spokeswoman KaDeena Yerkan. The Longshore union had put up a picket line in a dispute with another union over four…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: bertha, highway 99, tunnel

March 1, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Expect traffic snarls this weekend in Seattle

There’s the potential for some traffic snarls this weekend around the Sodo stadiums, the Alaskan Way Viaduct and on I-5, so be prepared and plan ahead. Here’s a list of what’s happening: The Viaduct is closed from 6 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday, for its routine semi-annual inspection. The on-ramp from…

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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Sounders, viaduct, weekend traffic

August 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Highway 99 re-opened after crash shut it down for 2 1/2 hours

The northbound lanes of Highway 99 were closed at the Alaskan Way Viaduct for more than 2 1/2 after a semi-truck overturned late this morning. One southbound lane also was closed as crews worked to right the overturned truck, according to Seattle police. The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at milepost 32, according to…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: highway 99, lanes closed, truck crash

July 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Traffic alert: events, road closures this weekend

Weekend events will bring road closures or traffic congestion to the area Saturday and Sunday, so here’s a heads-up. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the Seafair Torchlight Run will close northbound SR 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and the Battery Street Tunnel. When the run is over, the stretch between South Royal Brougham Way and the Battery…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: congestion, Seafair, Torclight Parade

May 21, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Shoreline suspect arrested … Rain … Gas prices

Weather: In case you missed it, it’s been raining for a couple of days and we’re in for more, especially today. Rain or drizzle is forecast for tomorrow through Thursday (We warned you on Saturday.) And the highs aren’t expected to get out of the 50s until Friday. Spring, oh spring, where art…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: gas prices, Mount McKinley, rain

May 16, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Cooler … Teen girl shot dead … Teen lost in river

Weather:  We’re returning to what Seattle is really like in May, with temperatures in the mid-60s, at least today. It might only reach 60 tomorrow. We’re certain you enjoyed the sun Monday and Tuesday. We sure did. At least it’s not expected to rain today, but it might Friday. The National Weather Service…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: malnourished boy, Mariners, swimming

April 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Seattle City Council moves forward with seawall replacement bond measure

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously today to prepare a property-tax bond measure for the November ballot to fund reconstruction of the waterfront seawall. Council member Jean Godden said the seawall is badly deteriorated and has a 1-in-10 chance of collapsing in a significant earthquake during the next 10 years. The council will spend the next two…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics | Topics: Highway 99 tunnel, Seattle City Council, seawall

March 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

The future of Seattle’s waterfront

What will Seattle’s waterfront look like in five years? That’s the issue at the heart of an episode of City Inside/Out  on Seattle Channel Cable 21 at 7 p.m. tonight. In a few months, city officials will be given a design concept of what the waterfront might look like once the Alaskan Way Viaduct is completely down in 2016…

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0 Comments | More in Government | Topics: Seattle, viaduct, waterfront

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