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Budget cuts
9:00 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Seattle libraries closed this week to save money

If you've got books overdue at the Seattle public library don't worry. No fines will be charged this week while all the public libraries in the city are closed due to budget cuts.

Seattle libraries will reopen after Labor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Traffic news
8:56 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Seattle viaduct to shut down for 9 days in October

SEATTLE — The Transportation Department is holding a news conference Monday in Seattle to announce plans to shut down the Alaskan Way Viaduct for nine days in October.

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Breaking: Orcas and boaters
5:20 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Killer whale thought struck by boat might just be pregnant

The Seattle Times reports that a whale reported to have been struck by a boat on the west side of San Juan Island might simply be pregnant.

Education
8:51 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Everett school board scuffle ended in scratches, no arrests planned

Image from the contentious Everett School Board meeting video posted on YouTube.

EVERETT, Wash. — Police say no one's going to be arrested following a scuffle at an Everett School Board meeting this week, but misdemeanor charges are possible.

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Education
4:18 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Fight over video camera disrupts Everett school board meeting

Image from the contentious Everett School Board meeting video posted on YouTube.

"No I’m not out of order, you’re not the boss of me here I’m sorry ..."

EVERETT, Wash. — A disagreement at an Everett School Board meeting got so heated, police were called to intervene.

(Video and partial transcription inside.)

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Business
3:00 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Apple says Steve Jobs resigning as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. says Steve Jobs resigning as CEO, effective immediately.

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Boeing
1:08 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Parts in place to assemble first SC Boeing 787

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Boeing workers in North Charleston are assembling the first new 787 to be made in South Carolina.

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Columbia Generating Station
11:26 am
Wed August 24, 2011

NRC seeks comments on nuclear plant relicensing

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comments on a plan to relicense the Pacific Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant for another 20 years.

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Other News
11:23 am
Wed August 24, 2011

WA Republicans face $6,700 campaign finance fine

The state's election watchdog has proposed a fine against the Washington State Republican Party for campaign finance violations, including the failure to timely report $500,000 in contributions.

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Transportation
2:52 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Feds approve tunnel to replace viaduct

The Federal Highway Administration has approved plans to replace the State Route 99 viaduct through downtown Seattle with a tunnel.

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Hanford Nuclear Reservation
1:33 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

6 Hanford waste workers quit over drug testing

RICHLAND, Wash. — Six workers at a Hanford radioactive waste disposal site decided to quit rather than submit to drug testing after a baggie of marijuana was found in building at the landfill called the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility.

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Mount Rainier
9:56 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Arched entry to Mount Rainier National Park near completion

The Chinook Pass Entrance Arch, as drawn by the staff of the Historic American Engineering Record.

MOUNT RAINIER, Wash. — Crews are finishing work on an arched entry to Mount Rainier National Park on Highway 410 to replace an equestrian overpass that was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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Education
9:31 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Groundbreaking today for Aviation High School in Seattle

A student at Aviation High School takes a look around the Museum of Flight after class in 2004.
Associated Press

Students are adding a high-tech touch to a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a new Aviation High School at the Museum of Flight near Boeing Field at Seattle.

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Other News
9:18 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Ballard Locks closed for inspection today

The Ballard Locks in Seattle are closing from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday so divers can inspect structures that divert salmon to the fish ladder.

The Corps of Engineers says both the large locks and small locks will be closed, so boaters will have to wait to travel between Puget Sound and the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

Hanford Nuclear Reservation
2:13 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Cleanup work completed on 140 acres at Hanford

Officials report they have finished cleaning up roughly 500,000 tons of contaminated soil from trenches dug in the mid-1950s. The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is seen in this undated aerial photograph.
Associated Press

RICHLAND, Wash. — Workers recently completed clean-up work on 140 acres of the Hanford nuclear reservation where liquid waste from the making of nuclear bombs was poured into trenches in the ground.

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