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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Charges: Man pointed gun at good Samaritan

Two men who tried to find a ride home for a passed-out man in Kirkland were met with a loaded handgun earlier this month.

Charges: Father posted shots of pet torture on Instagram

Prosecutors charged a Renton-area man with two counts of animal cruelty last week after his estranged wife allegedly discovered graphic images of their family pets on his Instagram account.

SPD: Man arrested for racial threats, knife-wielding in N. Seattle

Seattle police arrested a 26-year-old man on Aurora Avenue North Sunday on suspicion of racially charged taunting and defacing a paint shop with a knife.

Drought may have aided storm that walloped Maine, Northeast

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Drought conditions across much of Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said. The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in the region at its peak. It left more Mainers in the […]

Durkan draws record donations, continued Republican support

Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan has reached nearly $1 million in donations, a record in Seattle mayoral fundraising, and money that came, at least in part, from deep-pocketed Republicans.

Cedar Fair adding coasters in Ohio, California, Virginia

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment says it’s adding four new roller coasters around the country next spring. The Ohio-based amusement park chain says Knott’s Berry Farm near Los Angeles is getting a beach-themed dive coaster while California’s Great America in Santa Clara will open a single-rail coaster that includes three […]

New York museum exhibit marks women’s suffrage centennial

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new exhibit celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage is opening at the New York State Museum in Albany. “Votes for Women” features more than 250 artifacts and images telling the story of the women’s suffrage and equal rights movement in New York state. New York has been a leader in […]

Viewfinders unveil fall colors for the colorblind

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Even when the rugged expanses of the Great Smoky Mountains were bursting with their famous fall colors, they always looked dull black and tawny to Lauren Van Lew from the 3,590-foot-high (1,090-meter) perch of Mt. Harrison. For the 20-year-old Van Lew, who has been colorblind her whole life, some colors have just […]

Viewfinders unveil Tennessee fall colors for the colorblind

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Even when the rugged expanses of the Great Smoky Mountains were bursting with their famous fall colors, they always looked dull black and tawny to Lauren Van Lew from the 3,590-foot-high (1,090-meter) perch of Mt. Harrison. For the 20-year-old Van Lew, who has been colorblind her whole life, some colors have […]

Fred Beckey: The ‘vagabond’ who wrote climbing’s Bible

Mr. Beckey, a mountaineer who made dozens, if not hundreds, of first ascents, spanning North America, died Monday at age 94.

Thanks to Wall Street, there may be too many fast-food restaurants in U.S.

There are now more than 620,000 eating and drinking places in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the number of restaurants is growing at about twice the rate of the population.

Free pizza? Popular local chain to give away slices this week

If you're a fan of free pizza, then this Thursday is a date to keep on your calendar.

Want free pizza? Seattle pizza chain to give away slices this week

If you're a fan of free pizza, then this Thursday is a date to keep on your calendar.

Want free Pagliacci pizza? You’re in luck

If you're a fan of free pizza, then this Thursday is a date to keep on your calendar.

Happy birthday, Fremont Troll!

There are many important and iconic public art pieces in Fremont, but perhaps none is quite as synonymous with the funky neighborhood as the Fremont Troll.

New 4th terminal to make Cancun Mexico’s No. 2 airport

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Cancun International Airport has inaugurated a new terminal projected to make it Mexico’s second busiest, with an estimated 31 million passengers per year. A government statement says the 18-gate Terminal 4 increases annual capacity by about 9 million passengers and was built for a little over 3.4 billion pesos ($177 […]

US: Poor California planning caused bus crash that killed 13

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bus that crashed into a big-rig whose driver fell asleep during a freeway closure last year, killing 13 people, had no advance warning because state workers didn’t properly plan for the closure, federal officials said Tuesday. California Highway Patrol officers briefly stopped traffic on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs on […]

Armed man shot dead by officers overnight in Federal Way

A man was shot dead by police after he pointed his firearm at officers Monday night in Federal Way, according to officials.

Seattle Is Now an Official UNESCO City of Literature

After multiple unsuccessful bids, Seattle finally joins UNESCO's Creative Cities Network.