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November 28, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Ferguson demonstrators march in Seattle

Scores of protesters joined sightseers and shoppers in downtown Seattle on Friday night. Many of the protesters were demonstrating against the grand jury decision to not indict an officer in a teen’s death in Ferguson, Mo. Westlake Center closed three hours early after protesters moved into the mall. Above, protesters gather on the top…


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November 17, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Some Aurora Ave. lanes west of Lake Union closed Tues-Fri

One lane in both directions of Aurora Avenue in Seattle’s Westlake neighborhood will be closed Tuesday through Friday while crews perform emergency sewer repair between Ward and Comstock streets. Motorists should expect construction delays and use alternate routes when possible, SPU said. The inside northbound and southbound lanes lanes of Aurora Avenue, in that area, will close at…


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July 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Saturday Memo: Image change for downtown parks … Boeing equipment slides into river … Sounders play

Weather: National Weather Service forecast Changing the appeal of downtown Seattle parks: Seattle officials and downtown groups have started a revolving program of events and activities to try to turn around parks that in recent years have felt “more menacing than welcoming,” reporter Lynn Thompson writes. Soccer-viewing, ping-pong, yoga classes in Westlake Park….


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March 11, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Driver hits cars, strips off clothes and runs

Police say the driver of this damaged car stripped off her clothes, seen in foreground, and took off running following an accident at Thomas Street and Westlake Avenue. (Photo by Mike Sylvester) Drivers on Westlake Avenue got an eyeful this morning when a woman struck several vehicles with her car,  jumped out and stripped naked,…


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November 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Westlake undercover investigation results in more than 30 arrests

More than 30 suspected drug dealers and gang members were arrested this week following a months-long undercover operation run by Seattle police and the King County Sheriff’s Office in the area around Westlake Mall, according to law enforcement officials. Seattle police said the investigation, dubbed “Operation Happy Holidays,” was initiated after receiving numerous reports of drug-dealing and…


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August 26, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Girl, 6, nearly drowns in pool

Seattle Fire Department medics took a 6-year-old girl to Seattle Children’s Hospital after she nearly drowned in the deep end of a swimming pool located at 2000 Westlake Ave. this morning. The girl was reported in stable condition. According to the Fire Department, firefighters and paramedics were called about 9:30 a.m. when the girl was out of the…


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July 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Lake Union boat fire brings 90 firefighters to scene

A boat fire Wednesday night at a Lake Union marina was caused by an electrical or mechanical failure in the engine compartment, Seattle fire officials said. No one was injured. At 7:13 p.m., 911 calls reported smoke pouring from a boat under a covered moorage in the 2400 block of Westlake Avenue North. Crews found heavy black…


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July 13, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Dozens of Trayvon Martin supporters protest Zimmerman verdict at Westlake

Monique Hendrix says Trayvon Martin could have been her child. After George Zimmerman’s acquittal on Saturday evening, she decided to go and protest. Hendrix and her daughter, Ava, 5, went to the Dollar Store to get posters then walked to Westlake Center, where a group of about 50 people gathered shortly after the verdict was announced….


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