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Subcontractor Pleads Guilty to Sound Transit Fraud

LORI MATSUKAWA King5.com 20.03.2009
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SEATTLE – A subcontractor pleaded guilty to falsifying documents about the strength of the steel he supplied for Sound Transit’s light rail.

Council calls for more review of Seattle's snowstorm response

Emily Heffter and Susan Kelleher Seattle Times 20.03.2009
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Members of the Seattle City Council are pushing to hire an outside consultant following a Seattle Times report Thursday that the city bungled its response to a series of December snowstorms.


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The city's Ethics and Elections Commission has found that a lieutenant with the Seattle Fire Department wasted money and violated professional ethics when he failed to process invoices that would have billed the owners of Qwest Field nearly $200,0...

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Seattle Public Utilities says city residents will be able to put fish, meat and cheese scraps in their yard-food waste carts starting March 30 when Cedar Grove composting goes to weekly pickups.


New gang officers to monitor Seattle schools

John de Leon Seattle Times 18.03.2009
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As Times staff reporter Bob Young reported earlier this month, Seattle schools and police are trying to keep the city's gang problem from creeping onto school grounds. Four police officers are being assigned to middle schools in the Central Distri...

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Members of the Seattle City Council issued a press release yesterday outining a plan to place a proposal for publicly financed election campaigns before the Seattle voters by November, 2010 which if approved would clear the way for candidates to b...


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SEATTLE -- Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has named Deputy Police Chief John Diaz the acting police chief to temporarily fill the position being vacated by Gil Kerlikowske, who is leaving to join the Obama administration as drug czar.

Photo: Seattle P-I goes to press for the final time

DEAN RUTZ The Seattle Times 17.03.2009
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The P-I, which traces its roots to the Civil War, published its last print edition this morning, dropping Seattle from the dwindling ranks of two-newspaper towns.


Recession's silver lining? Less Seattle-area traffic

Mike Lindblom The Seattle Times 17.03.2009
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The recession appears to be making a dent in traffic congestion, nationally and on many Seattle-area highways.

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Sound Transit is almost done building its first line from Seattle to Tukwila, but there's still some drama over whether it will open exactly on July 3, as promised.


Seattle moves toward publicly financed elections by 2011

Emily Heffter Seattle Times 17.03.2009
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The Seattle City Council announced today a plan to get a ballot measure before voters, as soon as 2010, to start publicly-financed city elections. That means candidates with publicly-financed campaigns could be on the 2011 ballot.

Power outages in Seattle area

King5.com 16.03.2009
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SEATTLE – Wind caused several outages in Seattle City Light's service area on Sunday, affecting about 6,380 customers in three neighborhoods.


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High winds knocked out power to about 6,300 City Light customers Sunday afternoon. Outages hit Seattle's Capitol Hill and Madrona neighborhoods...

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The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office says a Seattle man was killed in a snowmobile accident on Lake Cle Elum when he hit two trees.


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A cyclist who suffered head injuries after she was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood died early Friday in Harborview Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed. The victim was identified as Carol Sal...

No housing boost near rail stations

The Seattle Times 14.03.2009
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Controversial proposals that would have directed cities to rapidly increase housing around light-rail stations have died in the House and Senate.


Bellevue distributor recalls sweatshirts

The Seattle Times 14.03.2009
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Hooded sweatshirts distributed by a Bellevue company have been recalled because a drawstring could strangle children.

Weekend roadwork, parade expected to cause delays

ROBERTA ROMERO King5.com 14.03.2009
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SEATTLE - It's going to be a colorful weekend in western Washington, with orange construction barrels, Irish green parade-goers and red-faced drivers.


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SEATTLE – Mayor Greg Nickels announced Friday that he will be among 100 senior city executives who will have their salaries frozen or rolled back to 2008 levels.

Man pleads guilty in stolen Hitler bookmark case

A Seattle-area man has admitted trying to sell a stolen bookmark that reportedly was given to Adolf Hitler by his mistress after the Nazis lost the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II.



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