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City news
10:42 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Dump truck hits woman on bicycle in Seattle

A woman riding a bicycle was hit by a dump truck and dragged at a downtown Seattle intersection.

Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says the 25-year-old woman was wearing a helmet. She was in pain but able to talk to medics who took her to Harborview Medical Center.

The driver remained at the scene for police.

City news
7:48 am
Wed November 21, 2012

San Francisco supervisors vote to expand city's nudity ban

Hanging out in San Francisco's Castro district; Nov. 3, 2010.
Jeremy Brooks Flickr.com

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 8:20 am

Our friend Ian Hill, of NPR member station KQED, brings us this news:

"The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 on Tuesday to expand the city's ban on nudity and 10-1 to pass an ordinance allowing 'micro-unit' apartments.

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City news
8:34 am
Sat November 17, 2012

What Makes A City 'Walkable' And Why It Matters

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 7:04 am

Watching Mary Tyler Moore while he was growing up, city planner Jeff Speck saw a different view of urbanity. It stood out amongst the crime-ridden urban settings of other favorite TV series.

Millenials, Speck says, have an even broader vision of what city life means, thanks in part to Seinfeld, Friends and Sex and the City.The neighborhood coffee shops and carless characters show viewers a "walkable" city.

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City news
9:56 am
Fri November 9, 2012

State may ban some octopus hunting near Seattle

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department says it will consider banning octopus hunting near popular Seattle beaches and possibly other areas of Puget Sound where divers enjoy watching the animals.

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