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The Seattle Times
It is too early to pronounce Sodo-arena project deadit’s far too early to pronounce anything dead. Sure, Hansen also proposed to br
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 hours ago
it’s far too early to pronounce anything dead. Sure, Hansen also proposed to bridge that Lander funding gap, so long as the Seattle City Council sold him part of Occidental Avenue South to complete his arena land acquisitions. In other words, the... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Confederate memorial in Seattle causes tensionConfederacy 91 years ago, according to KOMO-TV (http://bit.ly/2i6Jv7y ). More
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
Confederacy 91 years ago, according to KOMO-TV (http://bit.ly/2i6Jv7y ). More than 2,800 people have signed a petition to Seattle City Hall, asking to have it removed. Some wrote things like, "hate has no place in our city," and "this should not... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Author appearances: a Dave Niehaus biographer, an activist, morefourth novel, the high-tech thriller “The Dark Net.” 7 p.m. Aug. 24, Elliott Ba
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
fourth novel, the high-tech thriller “The Dark Net.” 7 p.m. Aug. 24, Elliott Bay Book Co. Linnea Westerline How many Seattle city parks have you visited? Westerline, a local writer, has gone to every one (there’s proof on her blog,... Read more
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The Columbian
Confederate memorial in Seattle causes tensionwas built with help of the Daughters of the Confederacy 91 years ago. More tha
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
was built with help of the Daughters of the Confederacy 91 years ago. More than 2,800 people have signed a petition to Seattle City Hall, asking to have it removed. Some have written things like, “hate has no place in our city,” and “this... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and moreCenter, 600 E. Smith St., Kent; free, preregister, space limited (253-854-4330
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent; free, preregister, space limited (253-854-4330 or KentWA.gov/ExperienceHistoricalKent).Seattle City Light Skagit Tours ONGOING Learn natural and cultural history of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project that... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Confederate memorials in Washington draw controversy in wake of Charlottesvilledo about relocating or removing it. For history lovers, just north of the Lake
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 4 days ago
do about relocating or removing it. For history lovers, just north of the Lake View Cemetery is a cemetery and official Seattle city park dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic. It honors Union soldiers and veterans that fought for the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
State labor board to hear Seattle police complaint over use of body camerasdesignate an examiner to conduct further proceedings, has reached no final deci
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
designate an examiner to conduct further proceedings, has reached no final decision on the merits. A spokeswoman for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office said late Wednesday afternoon the Office had not received a copy of the ruling. The guild,... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle poised to approve deal to fill 'the pit' downtownSeattle City Council is set to review $50 million proposal for Civic Square on
KING5 Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
Seattle City Council is set to review $50 million proposal for Civic Square on Wednesday, and perhaps once and for all give new life to a long vacant city block. “There is broad support for this,” said Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess, whose... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
City, Port of Seattle to announce full funding for Lander Street overpassBoard, and Puget Sound Regional Council have also pledged millions to build the
KING5 Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
Board, and Puget Sound Regional Council have also pledged millions to build the bridge. The move comes a day after the Seattle City Council approved a resolution to move forward on KeyArena negotiations, and SDOT signaled Hansen’s street... Read more
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The Columbian
Seattle bars landlords from checking on criminal historySEATTLE — The Seattle City Council has passed new legislation that some say is
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council has passed new legislation that some say is the most progressive tenant protections in the country. KCPQ-TV reports that the rules passed on Monday say that landlords can no longer check a person’s criminal... Read more
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The Columbian
Criminal records can’t be used to vet tenantsSeattle – Landlords will not be allowed to screen tenants based on their crimin
The Columbian / Posted 6 days ago
Seattle – Landlords will not be allowed to screen tenants based on their criminal records under a measure passed by the Seattle City Council. The ordinance unanimously approved Monday says landlords can’t screen a tenant based on arrests or... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Seattle OKs protections for tenants with criminal records(AP) — Landlords will not be allowed to screen tenants based on their criminal
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
(AP) — Landlords will not be allowed to screen tenants based on their criminal records under a measure passed by the Seattle City Council. The ordinance unanimously approved Monday says landlords can't screen a tenant based on arrests or... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
New Seattle law restricts landlords from checking criminal historySEATTLE – The Seattle City Council passed new legislation on Monday that some c
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council passed new legislation on Monday that some call among the most progressive tenant protections in the country. The new rules will no longer allow landlords to check a person’s criminal conviction... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle Council passes fair housing ordinanceSeattle City Council unanimously passed a fair housing ordinance Monday, allowi
KING5 Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
Seattle City Council unanimously passed a fair housing ordinance Monday, allowing people with criminal backgrounds to find housing. The ordinance places restrictions on landlords and to whom they can and cannot rent. It prohibits blanket exclusions... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Permanent shelter, not parking amnesty, for Seattle’s homelessand city homeless-response efforts. Car camping, like tent camping, is a Band-A
The Seattle Times / Posted 6 days ago
and city homeless-response efforts. Car camping, like tent camping, is a Band-Aid, not a solution. Get people inside. Yet Seattle City Council Councilmember Mike O’Brien now proposes to stand down enforcement of parking laws for homeless vehicles,... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Trump supporters’ rally in Seattle met by counter-protesters at Westlake Parkhe said on Sunday. Police prioritized the potential for violence by creating b
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
he said on Sunday. Police prioritized the potential for violence by creating barriers to keep the two groups apart. Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien discovered that the hard way when the group he was marching with repeatedly was... Read more
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The Columbian
Dueling protesters converge in Seattlestood by dressed in black, riot gear. The Seattle Times reported that officers
The Columbian / Posted 7 days ago
stood by dressed in black, riot gear. The Seattle Times reported that officers used pepper spray on some marchers. A Seattle City Councilman said police officers blocked hundreds of counter protesters from reaching the downtown rally... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Day after violent protests in Charlottesville: Pro-Trump group, counter protesters converge in Seattlestood by dressed in black, riot gear. The Seattle Times reported that officers
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 7 days ago
stood by dressed in black, riot gear. The Seattle Times reported that officers used pepper spray on some marchers. A Seattle City Councilman said police officers blocked hundreds of counter protesters from reaching the downtown rally... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Demonstrators, counter protesters converge in Seattlestood by dressed in black, riot gear. The Seattle Times reported that officers
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
stood by dressed in black, riot gear. The Seattle Times reported that officers used pepper spray on some marchers. A Seattle City Councilman said police officers blocked hundreds of counter protesters from reaching the downtown rally... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Demonstrators, counter protesters converge in Seattlestood by dressed in black, riot gear. The Seattle Times reported that officers
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
stood by dressed in black, riot gear. The Seattle Times reported that officers used pepper spray on some marchers. A Seattle City Councilman said police officers blocked hundreds of counter protesters from reaching the downtown rally... Read more
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Salon.com
Why cities should stop fighting big banks and create their ownFargo can instead be reinvested in the city. Municipal banks have the added ben
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
Fargo can instead be reinvested in the city. Municipal banks have the added benefit of being more publicly accountable. Seattle City Council recently voted to cut ties with Wells Fargo over its role in financing the Dakota Access Pipeline. A... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Podcast: How should Seattle deal with people living in vehicles? City Council revisits the questionordinance stalled. Will there be a different outcome for O’Brien’s vehicle-cam
The Seattle Times / Posted 8 days ago
ordinance stalled. Will there be a different outcome for O’Brien’s vehicle-camping proposal? How are council members talking about how to balance between law enforcement and compassion? Coleman and Seattle City Hall reporter Daniel Beekman dis... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle to spend $1 million on aging, deteoriating seawallaccess to beach drive. There are a lot of things than could happen," she said.
KING5 Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
access to beach drive. There are a lot of things than could happen," she said. Those alarm bells are a big reason why the Seattle City Council agreed this week to spend more than $1 million to finance a new 500-foot seawall. The Army Corps of... Read more
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Crosscut
Family of Charleena Lyles files claim against city, alleging city rights violationCharles Lyles, father of Charlene Lyles, listens to community members speak dur
Crosscut / Posted 9 days ago
Charles Lyles, father of Charlene Lyles, listens to community members speak during a Seattle City Council town hall event at University of Washington's Kane Hall on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut) Credit: Matt M.... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle arena study lacks context, economists say, but spurs discussionhas largely driven Seattle’s arena debate — specifically, the public liability
The Seattle Times / Posted 9 days ago
has largely driven Seattle’s arena debate — specifically, the public liability at KeyArena if a Sodo arena were built. The Seattle City Council paid for a 2015 alternative-use study by the AECOM architectural firm, which concluded it would cost the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle Councilman Mike O’Brien clarifies controversial car-camping ordinanceDays after an early version was leaked and widely circulated, Seattle City Coun
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
Days after an early version was leaked and widely circulated, Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien on Thursday sought to clarify a controversial new proposal for how city officials respond to the hundreds of homeless people living in their... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle might allow homeless RV encampments more optionsSeattle City Council member Mike O’Brien will unveil his draft legislation toda
KING5 Seattle / Posted 10 days ago
Seattle City Council member Mike O’Brien will unveil his draft legislation today that would relax parking rules for RV’s that the homeless are living in. Critics say RV encampments draw garbage, rats and needles... Proponents say, because of the... Read more
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The Columbian
Washington Supreme Court upholds Seattle gun taxthat the NRA and its allies always oppose these common sense steps to shine lig
The Columbian / Posted 10 days ago
that the NRA and its allies always oppose these common sense steps to shine light on the gun violence epidemic,” Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess said in a written statement. “That makes today an especially huge win. I hope other... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and morep.m. Aug. 20, Kent Senior Activity Center, Kent; free, preregister (253-854-433
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
p.m. Aug. 20, Kent Senior Activity Center, Kent; free, preregister (253-854-4330 or KentWA.gov/ExperienceHistoricalKent).Seattle City Light Skagit Tours ONGOING Learn natural and cultural history of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project that... Read more
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The Seattle Times
The not-so-secret trick to cutting solo car commutes: Charge for parking by the dayto about 16 percent, Masters said, and more than half of those 80 parking space
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
to about 16 percent, Masters said, and more than half of those 80 parking spaces typically sit empty. Last year, when the Seattle City Council approved Swedish Medical Center’s plans to double the size of its Cherry Hill campus, adding 1.4 million... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Civic groups express 'serious concern' over proposed Seattle RV ruleswould severely restrict parking enforcement for derelict RVs and create RV safe
KING5 Seattle / Posted 11 days ago
would severely restrict parking enforcement for derelict RVs and create RV safe lots. An early draft, circulated around Seattle City Hall, included language exempting the impound of a vehicle used in sexual exploitation. O’Brien’s legislative... Read more
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FOX News
Freedom Foundation sues Seattle over controversial new income taxincome tax on the rich, which critics call “an assault” on the law that sets a
FOX News / Posted 11 days ago
income tax on the rich, which critics call “an assault” on the law that sets a dangerous precedent. The tax, passed by the Seattle City Council last month, targets high-income earners as part of what local lawmakers describe as “a new formula for... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle council may revive debate on homeless living in vehiclesSeattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is poised to revive an old debate over
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is poised to revive an old debate over how the city responds to the hundreds of homeless people living inside their vehicles. An ordinance being developed by O’Brien could loosen rules about where and for how... Read more
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The Seattle Times
An act of compassion that could make Seattle’s homeless situation worseonly now involving a button at least as hot as parks. And that’s street parking
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
only now involving a button at least as hot as parks. And that’s street parking. A draft ordinance circulating around Seattle City Hall this week seeks to get at the explosion of car-camping in the city. Only it does so by compassionately... Read more
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Crosscut
Oliver's leap forward still leaves her out of recount rangeis a Nikkita Oliver for mayor campaign effort.” Seattle has had recounts in th
Crosscut / Posted 12 days ago
is a Nikkita Oliver for mayor campaign effort.” Seattle has had recounts in the very recent past. In the race for the West Seattle City Council position, Lisa Herbold gained steadily on Shannon Braddock over the course of a week, pulling within 18... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Easier now for public to challenge Seattle building projectsA change made by the Seattle City Council on Monday will make it easier and che
The Seattle Times / Posted 13 days ago
A change made by the Seattle City Council on Monday will make it easier and cheaper for members of the public to mount legal challenges against building projects. Before challenging projects in court, opponents have had to first ask the city for... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle Council draft ordinance could loosen RV encampment regulationsA Seattle City Councilmember is floating legislation to give RVs used as primar
KING5 Seattle / Posted 13 days ago
A Seattle City Councilmember is floating legislation to give RVs used as primary residences wide flexibility for where they can park. It's part a 20-page document circulating throughout City Hall in response to the "Vehicular Living Workgroup"... Read more
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Daily Mail
Hot Chocolate: Battle of the KitKatsin a HEATWAVE Video establishes once and for all which country's KitKats melts
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
in a HEATWAVE Video establishes once and for all which country's KitKats melts more quickly MailOnline took to New York City to put the two different treats to the test Comes as both the US and UK endured recent spates of blisteringly hot... Read more
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Salon.com
The Democratic Socialists of America hit 25,000 members. Here’s why this could mark a political turning pointagainst it,” writes Jeffrey J. Williams in “How to Be an Intellectual.” If dem
Salon.com / Posted 16 days ago
against it,” writes Jeffrey J. Williams in “How to Be an Intellectual.” If democratic socialists like Senator Sanders and Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant become a mainstream force in American politics, we may end up with a 21st-century... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Moon, Grant cement positions in primary resultsJon Grant added about one percentage point to his lead over Sara Nels0n in the
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 17 days ago
Jon Grant added about one percentage point to his lead over Sara Nels0n in the race for Position 8 on the Seattle City Council. Grant leads by about 3,500 votes and looks likely to meet Teresa Mosqueda for the open seat, which is... Read more
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Crosscut
Moon gains ground in latest ballot tallyto the general election this fall and we are ready to confront the challenges f
Crosscut / Posted 17 days ago
to the general election this fall and we are ready to confront the challenges facing our city — together.” In the race for Seattle City Council Position 8, tenant rights advocate Jon Grant put some space between himself and his challenger, Fremont... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Mosqueda still tops field for Seattle council; Grant strengthens hold on second spotTeresa Mosqueda expanded her lead and Jon Grant bolstered his second-place stan
The Seattle Times / Posted 17 days ago
Teresa Mosqueda expanded her lead and Jon Grant bolstered his second-place standing over Sara Nelson in the Seattle City Council Position 8 race in Thursday returns. In what has been a tight battle for second and a spot in the November runoff, Grant... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more(206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRi
The Seattle Times / Posted 17 days ago
(206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).Seattle City Light Skagit Tours ONGOING Natural and cultural history of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project that provides... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Seattle Preservation Board landmarks KeyArena, Bressi Garagea previously unpredicted wrinkle in the KeyArena redevelopment design. It came
KING5 Seattle / Posted 18 days ago
a previously unpredicted wrinkle in the KeyArena redevelopment design. It came after a lengthy meeting of the board at Seattle City Hall. The original Oak View Group proposal has called for tearing down the Bressi Garage, which was built in... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Connelly: Moon expands lead over Oliver in race for secondKing County deputy prosecutor, Dhingra sailed through the nastiness and has sen
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 18 days ago
King County deputy prosecutor, Dhingra sailed through the nastiness and has sent Republican consultants reeling. The Seattle City Council still has a too-close-to-call contest. It is for District 8, one of two at-large seats on the council.... Read more
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Crosscut
Key races in limbo after new primary resultsfor comment. Farrell spokesperson Lily Eriksen declined to comment until after
Crosscut / Posted 18 days ago
for comment. Farrell spokesperson Lily Eriksen declined to comment until after more ballots are released Thursday. In the Seattle City Council position 8, Sara Nelson inched slightly closer to Jon Grant for a chance to run against Teresa Mosqueda... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Mosqueda increases lead in Seattle council race; Nelson edges closer to GrantTeresa Mosqueda increased her lead in the Seattle City Council Position 8 prima
The Seattle Times / Posted 18 days ago
Teresa Mosqueda increased her lead in the Seattle City Council Position 8 primary with Wednesday’s vote-counting. But Sara Nelson crept closer to Jon Grant, who held onto second place and a spot in the Nov. 7 runoff. Mosqueda padded her lead over... Read more
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Philly.com
Following Philly, Chicago starts similar soda taxMost other localities have viewed beverage taxes as a public health measure tha
Philly.com / Posted 18 days ago
Most other localities have viewed beverage taxes as a public health measure that could help reduce obesity. Indeed, the Seattle City Council considered including diet drinks but ultimately did not after hearing testimony that scientific evidence... Read more
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Daily Mail
Scorching heat wave forecast in Pacific north-westSweltering in Seattle! City where only a THIRD of homes have air conditioning b
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
Sweltering in Seattle! City where only a THIRD of homes have air conditioning braces for a dangerous Pacific north-west heat wave with temperatures set to hit 107 degrees in Portland National Weather Service predicts record temperatures in the... Read more
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Crosscut
After 89 years, a woman will take charge of City HallMayor Mike McGinn were in a distant fifth and sixth place respectively and appe
Crosscut / Posted 19 days ago
Mayor Mike McGinn were in a distant fifth and sixth place respectively and appear to be out of contention. In the race for Seattle City Council, incumbent Lorena González waltzed into the general election for position 9, likely joined by Pat... Read more
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