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January 29, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Wednesday Memo: Beast’s Least Mode … Bertha digs … Boeing profit

The Beast on media day: Times columnist Larry Stone says the Hawks’ Marshawn Lynch was in “Least Mode” yesterday and played the media game by his rules. Lo and behold: Tunnel machine creeps ahead two feet. Churn baby, churn. Makes you wonder what the Machinists think about this: Demand for planes boosts Boeing…


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January 10, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Washington ferries start winter schedule Sunday

The Associated Press Washington state ferries start their winter sailing schedule on Sunday. Service to Sidney, British Columbia, is suspended and fewer sailings are scheduled in the San Juan Islands and on some other routes. The winter schedule is in effect through April 5. Schedule details are online.


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October 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Snow geese arriving to winter in W. Washington

EVERETT (AP) — Snow geese have begun arriving in Western Washington for their winter stay. The Daily Herald reports birds have been landing this week in fields near Stanwood. The state Fish and Wildlife Department says about 80,000 snow geese winter in Western Washington each year, most in the Skagit Valley. Birdwatchers can see them at…


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November 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

City of Seattle: Be prepared for winter folks

If all this rain hasn’t been a warning, winter’s a-comin’ and Seattle Mayor McGinn wants to make sure you’re ready to deal with it. (Even if you don’t live in Seattle, there’s some good information to be had here.) Hizzoner’s staff has put together a list of things to think about and gather if and when…


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October 31, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Studded tires OK on Washington highways Nov. 1

The Associated Press Studded tires are legal again on Washington state highways starting Thursday, as winter travel laws take effect Nov. 1. Drivers will have to take them off by next March 31, because of damage they cause to pavement and bridges. The Transportation Department also reminds drivers of big trucks they need to carry chains in case…


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January 7, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: A tethered dog … A tolled bridge … A spot of winter color

Weather: If  you’re planning some outdoor time this weekend, Sunday might be the best bet. Expect some light rain and temps in the mid-40s today, but it should warm up and dry out a bit by Sunday. Traffic: Volumes picked up on the 520 bridge by Thursday this week, despite the new variable tolls, says…


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December 22, 2011 at 7:09 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Snow, rain … king tides … Grinch

Weather: First day of winter today. Some folks were scraping ice off their windows this morning, with temperatures hovering around 32 degrees. But it could be mostly sunny later today. That’s cool. Could be rain tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. We’ll wait until tomorrow to talk about Christmas Day, but don’t get your hopes up about…


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October 18, 2011 at 8:45 AM

It could be a winter for skiers to love

Graphic provided by Expect a wet start to winter and a cold, snowy finish that should delight skiers and water-resource managers. That’s the word to Western Washington residents from The Pennsylvania-based private forecasting agency this week said precipitation is likely to be above normal in the Seattle and Portland areas in December, and…


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