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San Antonio Express-News
Fears grow of urban oil train disasterFILE - In this July 24, 2014 file photo, an investigator photographs the scene
Fears grow of urban oil train disaster
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 hours ago
FILE - In this July 24, 2014 file photo, an investigator photographs the scene where a locomotive and cars carrying crude oil went off the track beneath the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle. In a report to the Seattle City Council Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Fears grow of urban oil train disasterConcerned citizens fill the Seattle City Council's chambers following a rally f
Fears grow of urban oil train disaster
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 hours ago
Concerned citizens fill the Seattle City Council's chambers following a rally for the need of a statewide moratorium on potentially dangerous oil-by-rail projects Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at City Hall in Seattle. Oil trains have exploded in different... Read more
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Crosscut
Q&A: Councilmember Sawant on public broadband and a socialist MicrosoftThere are politicians who seem to inspire strong reactions in people almost exc
Q&A: Councilmember Sawant on public broadband and a socialist Microsoft
Crosscut / Posted yesterday
There are politicians who seem to inspire strong reactions in people almost exclusively, with little ground between full-fledged supporters and opponents. In Seattle, that politician is council member Kshama Sawant, outspoken socialist and... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
LIHI plans to place tiny homes at transitional homeless encampment in Ballard The Low Income Housing Institute has announced that they plan to place tiny h
LIHI plans to place tiny homes at transitional homeless encampment in Ballard
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
The Low Income Housing Institute has announced that they plan to place tiny houses at the proposed transitional homeless encampment site at 2826 NW Market Street. LIHI... Read more
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The Columbian
Franchises want more time to pay Seattle $15 minimum wageSEATTLE — A lawyer for the International Franchise Association is arguing befor
Franchises want more time to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
SEATTLE — A lawyer for the International Franchise Association is arguing before a federal appeals panel that Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law unfairly treats one class of small employer differently from others. Paul Clement told a panel of the... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
NW Market Street encampment remediation finished, cost higher than estimated The environmental remediation work at the proposed homeless encampment site o
NW Market Street encampment remediation finished, cost higher than estimated
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
The environmental remediation work at the proposed homeless encampment site on NW Market Street has finished, but the cost of remediation will exceed initial estimates... Read more
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FOX Business
Lawyers to appeals court: Small franchises should have more time to pay $15 minimum wageSEATTLE – A lawyer for the International Franchise Association is arguing befor
Lawyers to appeals court: Small franchises should have more time to pay $15 minimum wage
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
SEATTLE – A lawyer for the International Franchise Association is arguing before a federal appeals panel that Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law unfairly treats one class of small employer differently from others. Paul Clement told a panel of the... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
Mayor Murray, Councilmember O’Brien introduce legislation to build new affordable housing Today Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien introduced legislation t
Mayor Murray, Councilmember O’Brien introduce legislation to build new affordable housing
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Today Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien introduced legislation that will create 6,000 units of affordable housing throughout Seattle. The proposal... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Franchises: More time needed to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage SEATTLE (AP) - A federal appeals court panel is scheduled to hear arguments T
Franchises: More time needed to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage
KOMO Seattle / Posted 3 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - A federal appeals court panel is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday from lawyers for a franchise association who say they shouldn't have to meet the same deadline as large... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Franchises want more time to pay Seattle $15 minimum wageA federal appeals court panel is scheduled to hear arguments on Tuesday from la
Franchises want more time to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 3 days ago
A federal appeals court panel is scheduled to hear arguments on Tuesday from lawyers for a franchise association who say they shouldn't have to meet the same deadline as large companies when it comes to implementing Seattle's $15 minimum wage... Read more
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Crosscut
Mike O'Brien takes a stand against UberSeattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien says he has a plan to strengthen the co
Mike O'Brien takes a stand against Uber
Crosscut / Posted 3 days ago
Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien says he has a plan to strengthen the collective bargaining power of drivers who work for companies like Uber, Sidecar and Lyft. His effort comes amid a growing complaints nationwide about ride-hailing services’... Read more
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Crosscut
Remembering the West Coast's ugly anti-immigrant eraThis is part of a series of Crosscut stories discussing race in the Puget Sound
Remembering the West Coast's ugly anti-immigrant era
Crosscut / Posted 3 days ago
This is part of a series of Crosscut stories discussing race in the Puget Sound region. Led by Donald Trump, the GOP presidential candidates are putting immigration at the top of the list of 2016 campaign issues. Almost every day, one of them tries... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Some Uber and Lyft drivers want a unionUber and Lyft are billion-dollar companies, but some drivers are complaining of
Some Uber and Lyft drivers want a union
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 3 days ago
Uber and Lyft are billion-dollar companies, but some drivers are complaining of poor pay and want the right to form a union. A Seattle City Councilmember moved to change the law today. The proposal comes from City Councilmember Mike O'Brien, who... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Seattle could become first US city to allow Uber driver's union SEATTLE -- In an unprecedented move, a Seattle City Councilman wants to give
Seattle could become first US city to allow Uber driver's union
KOMO Seattle / Posted 3 days ago
SEATTLE -- In an unprecedented move, a Seattle City Councilman wants to give Uber and Lyft drivers the chance to form a union, even though the workers are independent contractors. Uber... Read more
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Business Insider
Seattle is considering a crazy workaround to let Uber drivers unionizeUber's classification of its drivers as independent contractors means drivers a
Seattle is considering a crazy workaround to let Uber drivers unionize
Business Insider / Posted 3 days ago
Uber's classification of its drivers as independent contractors means drivers are not entitled to many standard worker rights. Drivers aren't eligible for minimum wage or mileage reimbursements. The other thing drivers can't do? Have any form of... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
CBRA meeting to host public forum with Districts 6, 8 and 9 candidates Courtesy of CBRA The Central Ballard Residents Association plans to host a f
CBRA meeting to host public forum with Districts 6, 8 and 9 candidates
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Courtesy of CBRA The Central Ballard Residents Association plans to host a forum where residents of District 6 will have the opportunity to meet candidates running for positions... Read more
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Everett Herald
Seattle eyes novel approach to let Uber drivers unionize Published: Monday, August 31, 2015, 1:19 p.m. Seattle may try a novel legal
Seattle eyes novel approach to let Uber drivers unionize
Everett Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Published: Monday, August 31, 2015, 1:19 p.m. Seattle may try a novel legal approach to helping Uber drivers to unionize � and potentially other independent contractors too, if the idea holds... Read more
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KVAL Eugene
2 dead, 4 hurt as powerful windstorm slams Northwest SEATTLE -- A powerful and rare summertime windstorm packing 50-70 mph winds i
2 dead, 4 hurt as powerful windstorm slams Northwest
KVAL Eugene / Posted 4 days ago
SEATTLE -- A powerful and rare summertime windstorm packing 50-70 mph winds is being blamed for two deaths, four injuries and knocking out power to over 450,000 people Saturday afternoon. "This... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Days after storm, crews still work to repair power for someSEATTLE (AP) — On Monday, crews around the area worked to restore power to thou
Days after storm, crews still work to repair power for some
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 4 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — On Monday, crews around the area worked to restore power to thousands of customers still without power from the weekend’s storms, which knocked out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers in the Seattle area. More than 3,500 customers... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Thousands still without power after rare August windstorm More than 62,000 customers remain without power after Saturday's potent winds
Thousands still without power after rare August windstorm
KOMO Seattle / Posted 4 days ago
More than 62,000 customers remain without power after Saturday's potent windstorm, and it could be two more days before electrical service is restored to all areas, officials said. Outages... Read more
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KATU Portland
Seattle crews clean up, take on power outages after strong windstormSEATTLE - City crews are out in full force Sunday morning, after powerful winds
Seattle crews clean up, take on power outages after strong windstorm
KATU Portland / Posted 4 days ago
SEATTLE - City crews are out in full force Sunday morning, after powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, knocking out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers and damaging property. The wind and heavy... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Crews cleaning up, restoring power after destructive wind stormSeattle City Light and Tacoma Public Utilities had restored service to nearly a
Crews cleaning up, restoring power after destructive wind storm
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 4 days ago
Seattle City Light and Tacoma Public Utilities had restored service to nearly all customers by Sunday afternoon. The Seattle Department of Transportation says more than 75 fallen trees or limbs have been taken care of and major roads cleared. A... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Crews clean up, take on power outages after strong windstormSEATTLE - City crews are out in full force Sunday morning, after powerful winds
Crews clean up, take on power outages after strong windstorm
KOMO Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE - City crews are out in full force Sunday morning, after powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, knocking out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers and damaging property. The wind and heavy... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Windstorm leaves 2 dead, thousands without power in Washington stateA powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as w
Windstorm leaves 2 dead, thousands without power in Washington state
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report reported. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of... Read more
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Reuters
Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington stateA powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as w
Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of... Read more
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FOX News
2 dead after powerful winds whip through Seattle areaSEATTLE – Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific North
2 dead after powerful winds whip through Seattle area
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE – Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers. A man was killed when a tree fell on a car in Gig... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Just how windy was it? Here's a list of peak gustsThe windstorm on Saturday will surely go into the record books for some of the
Just how windy was it? Here's a list of peak gusts
KOMO Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
The windstorm on Saturday will surely go into the record books for some of the strongest winds, if not strongest ever recorded in August. Winds on the coast hit well over 60 mph, including Destruction Island clocking a peak gust of 87 mph! But even... Read more
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Daily Mail
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle areaSevere storms in Seattle kill two people, including 10-year-old girl, as trees
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Severe storms in Seattle kill two people, including 10-year-old girl, as trees sent tumbling and almost 500,000 lose electricity Father of 3-year-old killed in car, while 10-year-old dies when she was struck by tree limb at friend's birthday... Read more
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TribLIVE
Quarter-million without power as Pacific Northwest jolted by windSEATTLE — Wind toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Sa
Quarter-million without power as Pacific Northwest jolted by wind
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE — Wind toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and cutting electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington. A man was killed when a tree fell... Read more
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ABC News
Strong Winds Blamed for 2 Deaths in Seattle AreaPowerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Sa
Strong Winds Blamed for 2 Deaths in Seattle Area
ABC News / Posted 5 days ago
Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers. A man was killed when a tree fell on a car in Gig Harbor,... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle areaSEATTLE (AP) - Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington. One man was... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Comcast responds to wildstorm outagesMore than 300,000 were without power Saturday across Western Washington, and Co
Comcast responds to wildstorm outages
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 5 days ago
More than 300,000 were without power Saturday across Western Washington, and Comcast wasn’t sure if power would be restored before the Seahawks preseason game against San Diego. This list is short but growing with viewer comments. Please e-mail us a... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle areaSEATTLE (AP) � Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) � Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington. One man was... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle areaSEATTLE (AP) - Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area
New Jersey Herald / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington. One man was... Read more
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KATU Portland
Over 450,000 without power as windstorm slams Northwest SEATTLE -- A powerful and rare summertime windstorm packing 50-70 mph winds i
Over 450,000 without power as windstorm slams Northwest
KATU Portland / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE -- A powerful and rare summertime windstorm packing 50-70 mph winds is being blamed for two deaths, four injuries and knocking out power to our 450,000 people Saturday afternoon. There... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle areaSEATTLE (AP) � Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) � Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington. One man was... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle areaSEATTLE (AP) � Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) � Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington. One man was... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle areaSEATTLE (AP) - Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington. One man was... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle areaSEATTLE (AP) � Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific
Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) � Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington. One man was... Read more
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KVAL Eugene
1 dead, over 450,000 without power as windstorm slams Northwest Note: Scott Sistek is live tweeting the storm giving information as it comes
1 dead, over 450,000 without power as windstorm slams Northwest
KVAL Eugene / Posted 5 days ago
Note: Scott Sistek is live tweeting the storm giving information as it comes in on his Twitter feed @ScottSKOMOThe Latest as of 3:55 p.m: * 1 dead in tree vs. car accident in Gig... Read more
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KBOI-TV Boise
1 dead, over 200,000 without power as windstorm slams over Seattle * 1 dead in tree vs. car accident in Gig Harbor * Peak of winds in Puget Sou
1 dead, over 200,000 without power as windstorm slams over Seattle
KBOI-TV Boise / Posted 5 days ago
* 1 dead in tree vs. car accident in Gig Harbor * Peak of winds in Puget Sound area under way now through 3 p.m. Tacoma Public Utilities had about 12,500. * Peak gust of 87 mph... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
200,000 without power as strong summer storm brings rain, gusty winds to western WashingtonSEATTLE — A strong storm brought rain and wind Saturday knocking down utility p
200,000 without power as strong summer storm brings rain, gusty winds to western Washington
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
SEATTLE — A strong storm brought rain and wind Saturday knocking down utility poles and trees across western Washington. The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for much of the region with sustained winds of 20-35 mph with gusts up... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Saturday rain, high winds causing outagesSaturday morning, high winds and rain caused widespread outages in the Seattle
Saturday rain, high winds causing outages
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 5 days ago
Saturday morning, high winds and rain caused widespread outages in the Seattle area. At around 12:30 p.m., Puget Sound Energy was reporting over 80,000 customers affected. Seattle City Light reported around 4,000 customers without power -- mostly... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
State tentatively plans to reopen SR 20 -- the North Cascades Highway -- at noon SundayWashington State Route 20 in the North Cascades MARBLEMOUNT, Wash. – The Washi
State tentatively plans to reopen SR 20 -- the North Cascades Highway -- at noon Sunday
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
Washington State Route 20 in the North Cascades MARBLEMOUNT, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation said Friday it tentatively plans to reopen State Route 20 — the North Cascades Highway — at noon Sunday. It was closed Aug. 19 due... Read more
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The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
North Cascades could reopen SundayMARBLEMOUNT – The North Cascades Highway, closed for a week and a half because
North Cascades could reopen Sunday
The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
MARBLEMOUNT – The North Cascades Highway, closed for a week and a half because of fire, could open as soon as Sunday. That determination was made after coordinated evaluations by officials with Great Basin Incident Management Team 4, state... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Crews get ready to deal with possible power outages with winds topping 45 mph in some placesHere are some pictures taken this evening of the sunset. Pictures were taken fr
Crews get ready to deal with possible power outages with winds topping 45 mph in some places
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
Here are some pictures taken this evening of the sunset. Pictures were taken from Olde Achers Farm ( pronounced old acres farm ) here in Ethel, WA hope you can use them on the air!! OIde Acher SEATTLE – With more than an inch of rain expected this... Read more
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Crosscut
Announcing the nominees for Crosscut’s 3rd Annual Courage AwardsThe nominations are in! Last month, we asked you to tell us about the people in
Announcing the nominees for Crosscut’s 3rd Annual Courage Awards
Crosscut / Posted 7 days ago
The nominations are in! Last month, we asked you to tell us about the people in your community who are bravely standing up for what’s right, and pushing us all to think harder about how we can build a better future for our region. You... Read more
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Local 12 Cincinnati
NRA sues over Seattle's adoption Of 'Gun Violence Tax'Updated: Thu, Aug 27 2015, 10:17 AM SEATTLE (AP) -- Three gun rights groups, i
NRA sues over Seattle's adoption Of 'Gun Violence Tax'
Local 12 Cincinnati / Posted 8 days ago
Updated: Thu, Aug 27 2015, 10:17 AM SEATTLE (AP) -- Three gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax," a tax on firearms and ammunition designed... Read more
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Denver Post
Smoke grounds aircraft battling some Washington wildfiresSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Rang
Smoke grounds aircraft battling some Washington wildfires
Denver Post / Posted 8 days ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range grounded helicopters and airplanes that have been battling the flames in Washington state. The dense smoke also was causing respiratory problems for people far from the... Read more
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Everett Herald
Firefighters battle to protect power structures around NewhalemDennis Godfrey, with the Great Basin Incident Management Team 4, walks across a
Firefighters battle to protect power structures around Newhalem
Everett Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Dennis Godfrey, with the Great Basin Incident Management Team 4, walks across a bridge from the Gorge Powerhouse on Wednesday afternoon. Crews protected powerhouse, falls and gardens adjacent to the facility from the Goodell fire raging over the... Read more
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