Archive for October, 2012


Pedestrian hit by car in Seattle

A man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested after he struck and injured a pedestrian on Denny Way early Sunday, according to Seattle police. Officers responded to report of a pedestrian being hit at Denny Way and Broad Street around 1:15 a.m. Police said a 36-year-old man was driving The Seattle Times: Local […]

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Jail guards’ union opposes TV for inmate accused of killing officer

The King County Corrections Guild (KCCG) has joined the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Police Officers’ Guild in opposing a decision by the King County Jail to place a TV in the cell of Christopher Monfort, who is accused of killing a Seattle officer and wounding his partner three years The Seattle Times: Local News

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Shakeout a successful drill, officials say

Emergency personnel and city workers gathered in staging areas to practice how to respond to an earthquake for the The Great Shakeout, an international earthquake preparation drill. Charles Wallace, deputy director for the Grays Harbor County Department of Emergency Management, said the exercise was a great success countywide, and showed areas where things could be […]

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Dear Abby 10/18

Dear Abby: This is in response to “Worried Mom in Gainesville, Fla.” (July 13), whose son was not allowed to re-enlist in the Marine Corps. I hate to say this, but that young man knew darned well when he got those tattoos he would not be able to re-enlist. The U.S. Navy (which the Marine […]

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Holy schism emerges over pot legalization in Colo.

The stakes in Colorado’s marijuana debate are getting much higher – as in, all the way to heaven. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Sid Snyder — The state loses its consummate statesman

Family, colleagues and innumerable friends are mourning the loss of a true statesman after former state Sen. Sid Snyder died at his Long Beach home Sunday. He was 86. Snyder served in the Senate for 12 years starting in 1990, when his friend, Sen. Arlie DeJarnett, died and many Democrats asked Snyder to run for […]

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Northwest Wine — Experience Northwest wine country in fun, delicious way

No matter where you go in the Pacific Northwest, it is becoming increasingly difficult to not be in wine country. This is because so many wineries have popped up in recent years — going from 300 wineries just a decade and a half ago to 1,400 today. Living

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Steelers rookie accused of DUI, assault in chase

A Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive lineman was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman, authorities said. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Lining up for safety

Firefighter Tyler Newport stands with a group of first graders waiting for a fire truck to drive up for the children to explore. Newport was part of a group of three firefighters at Emerson Elementary on Thursday who taught students fire escape techniques during for National Fire Prevention Week. Local

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A sign from the past

James Penrose of Ramsay Signs in Portland follows a neon “candlestick” sign as it is hoisted to the facade of the historic 7th Street Theatre Wednesday morning. The new sign is modeled after the theater’s original and is the product of a fundraising effort that so far has accumulated $ 35,000 in donations. There will […]

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