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Environment
4:17 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Wild Olympics bill stalls in Congress

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Wild Olympics bill remains stalled in Congress, and with lawmakers out through the election, some opponents are celebrating.

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garbage haulers strike
11:16 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Seattle residents to get $10 from garbage strike

Seattle residents will get a $10 credit on their next waste bill as a result of a settlement between the city and Waste Management following an eight-day strike that stopped collections.

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NBA arena
6:17 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Seattle City Council approves new NBA arena deal

The Seattle City Council has approved a deal to build a new arena designed to lure the NBA back to town.

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520 floating bridge
5:15 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

'Food Bridge' wins design contest for old 520 floating bridge

The "South Park Food Bridge" – submitted by David Dahl and Nicole Lew, both of Seattle – would span parts of the Duwamish River waterfront with parks and gardens.
Courtesy of Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

A design for parks and gardens on the South Park neighborhood's waterfront won the international competition to create a use for the old 520 floating bridge pontoons, according to the competition's Facebook page. The "Food Bridge" would be set afloat along the Duwamish River.

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Environment
12:44 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Washington state's first 'zombie bees' reported

Bee populations already have been dropping in recent years due to another ailment called Colony Collapse Disorder, in which all the adult honey bees in a colony suddenly die.
Wikimedia Commons

Washington state has its first "zombie bees."

Novice beekeeper Mark Hohn in Kent found that his bees are infected with a parasite that causes them to fly at night and lurch around erratically until they die.

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Other News
9:24 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Walla Walla coroner has 300 unclaimed remains

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The Walla Walla coroner's office is working to reunite families with more than 300 cremated remains that went unclaimed.

Coroner Richard Greenwood says he's already identified 10 of the remains as soldiers, and an honor guard conducted a burial for them.

KVEW reports (http://is.gd/oDX5yR ) the cremains have been collected from several places including prisons and funeral homes that have closed.

One Montana woman was able to find her infant who died at birth in the 1950s.

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Law
9:13 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Bellevue chief apologizes to Seattle police

Bellevue police have apologized to a Seattle police officer for three off-duty Bellevue cops who harassed an officer who asked them not to litter outside CenturyLink Field before Sunday's Seahawks game.

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washington wildfires
2:03 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Firefighter dies while combating Washington wildfire

WENATCHEE, Wash. – A firefighter assigned to a wildfire burning north of Wenatchee has died.

Agencies responding to the blaze say the firefighter became ill Monday afternoon and was transported to a nearby hospital where he died.

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Catch a Killer
12:02 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Why you might see a billboard of murder victims in Seattle

Billboard on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. and S. Grahm St.
Evan Hoover KPLU

The Seattle Police Department is launching a new advertising campaign on buses and billboards in hopes of generating tips about unsolved killings.

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Politics
9:06 am
Tue September 18, 2012

'Drive-by tomato' attacks on Democrats' buildings in Washington

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark County supporters of President Barack Obama and Democrats have been getting tomatoes thrown at them.

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Hiker deaths
6:11 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

2 Washington teens killed in fall identified

Two teenagers who died after falling about 100 feet during a weekend hike in the mountains east of Seattle have been identified.

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Washington wildfires
10:07 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Fires continue to burn in central Washington

Cows stand in a pasture as a wildfire burns down a hillside behind last week near Cle Elum, Wash.
The Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. – Wildfires continued to burn in central Washington, aided by unseasonably warm temperatures.

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washington wildfires
10:48 am
Fri September 14, 2012

National Guard deploys 2 helicopters to Wenatchee wildfire

WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Washington National Guard has deployed two helicopters equipped with water buckets to help crews battling a wildfire near Wenatchee.

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Washington wildfires
9:27 am
Thu September 13, 2012

E. Wash. fire smoke drifts west, prompts 911 calls

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state officials say smoke from dozens of lightning-sparked wildfires is not only blanketing much of central and eastern Washington, it's drifting into parts of western Washington, where alarmed residents are calling 911.

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Seattle tunnel
9:21 am
Thu September 13, 2012

'Ratpocalypse:' Seattle tunnel dig could bring rats to surface

PKMousie Flickr

The big dig along the Seattle waterfront that will build a traffic tunnel could also displace scores of rats and cockroaches. KOMO News reports that pest control experts say the rats will flee the massive construction project for quieter homes and food. That means buildings around the dig could see more rats.

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