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February 15, 2015 at 12:44 AM

Briana said ‘yes’

She said “yes,” perhaps proving the power of newspaper advertising. Rob Schwertley, advertising sales manager at The Seattle Times, issued a bold Valentine’s Day proposal, with a full-page ad asking, “Briana, Will you marry me? Love, Robbie.” The ad drew attention on Twitter and Facebook, with everyone wondering whether the gambit worked. Word came late Saturday: Robbie’s intended…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Briana, full-page ad, Rob Schwertley

February 14, 2015 at 11:16 PM

Cause of Saturday night bus crash in Mountlake Terrace under investigation

  (Courtesy: Washington State Patrol) Update Sunday 2:20 p.m.: The cause of a bus crash late Saturday involving a basketball team from King’s High School, a private Christian school in Shoreline, was still under investigation Sunday, Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis said. The State Patrol reported the driver, identified as Deborah J. Clark, 53, of Everett, attributed the accident on Highway…


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

February 14, 2015 at 10:26 PM

Whidbey Island crash investigated as vehicular homicide

Update 3:21: A Clinton woman is under investigation for vehicular homicide after her car struck another on Whidbey Island Saturday night, killing that driver, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis. Troopers identified the deceased as Timothy G. Keil, 61, of Freeland. He was declared dead at the scene. The Clinton woman was driving a Ford van…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: collision, Whidbey

January 20, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Kalakala headed to demolition site this week

The Washington State ferry Kalakala at Coleman Dock in 1946. (Seattle Times archives) The owner of the former state ferry Kalakala said the 1927-vintage vessel  will be moved this week to a site where it can be demolished. The 276-foot boat, which has been moored in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway since 2004, will be moved Wednesday night and Thursday morning to…


Comments | Topics: Kalakala, Washington State Ferry

January 5, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Ferry Kalakala soon to be scrapped

The historic ferry Kalakala in 2011 at a private dock in Tacoma. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) After a series of unsuccessful attempts to restore and revive it, the art deco ferry Kalakala will soon be scrapped. Owner Karl Anderson tells the News Tribune of Tacoma the boat may be cut apart later this month. Badly…


Comments | Topics: Kalakala

December 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Storm could mean 18 to 30 inches of snow in Cascades

UPDATED, Friday at 7:30 a.m. Skiers and folks returning across the Cascade passes could be in for a difficult go Saturday. Between 18 and 30 inches of snow is forecast in a storm expected to hit Friday night and last through late Saturday night, according to a winter storm watch from the National Weather Service (NWS). Meteorologist Chris…


Comments | More in Environment, Weather Beat | Topics: Christmas, mountain, snow

December 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM

2014 on track to be warmest ever for Seattle area

The year 2014 is on track to be the warmest ever recorded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in records going back to 1945, according to the National Weather Service. Sea-Tac’s average temperature so far in 2014 has been 55.5 degrees — surpassing the 1995 mark of 54.4 degrees, said Ted Buehner, warning coordination meteorologist at the Weather…



December 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Travelers: By air or land, planning could pay off

Update at 6:30: Rain may be mixed with snow at elevations above 500 feet in the interior lowlands Tuesday evening and early Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Tuesday afternoon. Heavy rain is forecast to continue through Wednesday morning, with the possibility of snow. If snow does fall, it will be too warm to stick on roads…


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December 3, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Driver dies as car plunges off Puget Drive in Renton

A 2014 Lexus went off the road on South Puget Drive in Renton. The driver was killed. (Renton Police Department) UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. | Police say the 2014 Lexus was speeding erratically when it left the road at a curve, plunged over an embankment and crashed into trees. ORIGINAL POST | One person was killed when…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Renton

November 26, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Minor flooding under way; more rain expected

UPDATE, 7:50 a.m. | Minor flooding was occurring this morning on parts of the Snoqualmie River near Carnation and Snoqualmie, on the Stillaguamish River at Arlington and on the Cowlitz River in Lewis County. Flooding also occurred along the Puyallup River at Orting, where recent levee work was crediting with keeping floodwaters away from the town. Major flooding is not expected, although…


Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: rain

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