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Plenty of events planned for this summer in the Northwest


Strike leaves 1 million without garbage pickup

SEATTLE – Seattle-area garbage workers represented by Teamsters union Local 174 parked their trucks Wednesday and picked up picket signs calling Waste Management Inc. unfair for refusing to bargain on …


Northwest at risk of earthquake like one in Chile

Just 50 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast is an earthquake hotspot that threatens to unleash on Seattle, Portland and Vancouver the kind of damage that has shattered Chile.


3 Seattle bus tunnel guards watch brutal beating

A 15-year-old girl who was badly beaten in a Seattle bus tunnel as three unarmed security guards looked on told investigators that she thought the men would protect her.


Jury: Haq guilty in Seattle Jewish center shootings

A jury has found Naveed Haq guilty of murder in his second trial for the 2006 shooting spree at a Seattle Jewish center.


Family of slain officer issues thank you to public

SEATTLE – The family of a slain Seattle officer killed in a brash attack against police earlier this month issued a thank you Thursday to everyone who provided support. “We …


Police: Would-be Seattle ninja impaled on fence

Seattle police say a man who thought he was ninja was impaled on a metal fence when he tried to leap over it.


Suspect charged in officer’s death

SEATTLE – Christopher Monfort waged a “one-man war” against law enforcement starting with the firebombing of four police vehicles and continuing even after the fatal shooting of a Seattle officer …


Police find DNA in officer’s slaying

SEATTLE – DNA and ballistics tests link a suspect shot by detectives last week to the Halloween slaying of a Seattle police officer as well as an attempted hit on …


McGinn takes lead for Seattle mayor

SEATTLE – Sierra Club activist Mike McGinn led T-Mobile executive Joe Mallahan by 910 votes Tuesday in the race for Seattle’s next mayor. McGinn took the early lead after Election …


Seattle officer killed in drive-by shooting

SEATTLE – Few clues have emerged from a drive-by shooting that left an eight-year veteran Seattle police officer dead and a trainee injured on Halloween night. Investigators on Sunday fielded …


Haq trial delay denied

Defense attorneys for accused Jewish Federation shooter Naveed Haq made an unsuccessful attempt to delay his second trial because of recent publicity surrounding the escape of a mentally ill patient …


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Elusive cougar back in wild

SEATTLE – A cougar that apparently had lived in Seattle for more than two weeks and forced the city’s largest park to close was captured early Sunday and returned to …


Seattle library system closes for a week to save money

SEATTLE – The main library in this book-loving city is an architectural landmark: a daring, contemporary temple to the written word that draws tourists as well as literary locals and …


Seattle mystery man still going by Jon Doe

SEATTLE — Snippets of memories have been coming back to the man who now calls himself Jon Doe: being treated in Shanghai for a kidney stone, a high school girlfriend, …


Seattle mayor concedes in bid for re-election

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels conceded the election this morning at a City Hall news conference. “I think the people of Seattle decided it was time for a new generation of …


Seattle paper’s readers ID man with apparent amnesia

The man who wandered out of Discovery Park three weeks ago suffering from apparent amnesia is Edward F. Lighthart, according to friends who recognize him from his photograph published in …


Heat-related death reported in Seattle

PORTLAND — Authorities reported the first death and a possible second linked to a Pacific Northwest heat wave Thursday even as days of record, triple-digit temperatures began to moderate.


Appeals court rejects Seattle street artist rules

Just in time for the summer tourist throngs, mimes, musicians and balloon-animal shapers have been newly empowered to bring their entertainments and tip jars to public parks. In a ruling …


UW grad to pilot space shuttle to Hubble

Greg Johnson wasn’t one of those kids who always wanted to be an astronaut.


Soldiers arrested in robbery of UW students

SEATTLE – Seattle police have arrested two Fort Lewis soldiers for investigation of robbery and assault in attacks on three University of Washington students in Seattle. According to police, detectives …


Quake revealed shortcomings in alert system

SEATTLE – When an earthquake larger than magnitude 3 strikes the Northwest, an automated system is supposed to page University of Washington seismologists and notify emergency managers. But that’s not …


Quake shakes Puget Sound area

SEATTLE – There were no immediate reports of damage from a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that rattled the Seattle and Puget Sound area early Friday, but it was a reminder the …


Settlement reached in Seattle orphanage abuse

SEATTLE – The Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and a New York-based Catholic order have agreed to pay $14.2 million to two dozen men who were sexually abused at an orphanage …


Tunnel will replace viaduct, Seattle mayor says

SEATTLE – Two years after Seattle voters rejected the idea, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels says he has reached an agreement with state and local officials to replace the Alaskan Way …


Spokane man arrested after weapons found

Federal agents alerted to a large cache of military explosives and other weapons in a Bellevue storage unit have arrested a Spokane man. Ronald L. Struve made a brief appearance …


Seattle provides respite from maddening snow

SEATTLE – Greetings to all my slush-engulfed friends back in Snokane and the Igloo Northwest. It’s me.


Snow no obstacle for kidney transplant

SEATTLE – Kidney patient Dorothy Beaver and kidney transplant surgeon Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam were both snowed in when the telephone call came. They were told they had to get to the …


Bus crashes, front wheels hang over I-5 in Seattle

SEATTLE — Two buses crashed today on a Seattle street and one went through a barrier next to Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle, leaving it with its front wheels hanging …