Seattle

Seattle hoping for big break on the screen

Ray Lane KOMO News 08.04.2009
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SEATTLE -- The state of Washington is pushing for more lights, camera and action around these parts. Gov. Chris Gregoire is considering a bill that could pay production companies and film crews cold, hard cash for setting up shop in the state.

Seattle woman helping feral cats get spayed

DEBORAH FELDMAN King5.com 08.04.2009
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SEATTLE - Feral, or abandoned cats that are not spayed or neutered, can have kittens at a dizzying rate. The Humane Society estimates they are responsible for 147 million kittens a year in the United States.


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A new colony of Humboldt penguins waddled into their new home at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo and took their first dip in the pool.

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A Seattle Times story was selected for this year's Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award. The story, by reporter Maureen O'Hagan, was titled "Aging father agonizes over the fate of his son," and was part of the series, "A Lifetime of...


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The former NBA Seattle Supersonics announcer, a veteran broadcaster of 20+ years of experience, shares his insights with Goal.com’s John Zielonka on his approach, challenges and preparation required to broadcast “The Beautiful Game.”

Seattle expects $43 million budget shortfall

Emily Heffter The Seattle Times 07.04.2009
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Seattle will consider major cuts to its budget and capital-project plans because of an expected $43 million shortfall, Dwight Dively, the city's budget director, announced Monday.


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Spring weather brought record ridership to the water taxi in Seattle on the first day of the season.

Seattle City Council strikes back on Mercer

Emily Heffter Seattle Times 07.04.2009
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The Seattle City Council froze funds for the Mercer Street rebuild at its meeting today.


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Seattle mayoral candidate Michael McGinn is an environmentalist who quit his law firm to start a nonprofit. He likes to talk about synergy and vision. He commutes by bicycle.

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Less than a year ago, the blocks around three Sound Transit light-rail stations in Southeast Seattle were abuzz with real-estate deals and dreams.


Facing criticism, Nickels to run on 'record of accomplishment'

CHRIS GRYGIEL Seattle Post-Intelligencer 06.04.2009
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Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels begins his campaign for a third term with many strengths. His impressive fund raising and support from powerful interests like the downtown business community and labor have scared off potential strong opponents. And unl...

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Dan Savage, editorial director at The Stranger, who may never have been serious about running for Seattle mayor in the first place, announced Friday he is not running after all.


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SEATTLE -- The man who was beaten into a coma after allegedly hitting a woman last weekend has died.

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The Seattle Fire Department sent a big response to a fire Thursday afternoon at a 10-story assisted-living home in the Northgate area.


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KING-TV has an interesting story airing today about the rise in homeless motorhome campers, RVs and the like littering some neighborhood streets and the controversy they are causing.

The man who can crush the deep-bore tunnel plan

Keith Eldridge KOMO News 03.04.2009
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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The plans to build two tunnels - a deep-bore tunnel under the city and a tunnel to go with the 520 bridge - are up for key votes in the state Legislature.


Capitol Hill note: 'In each other we trust'

Mary Nam KOMO News 03.04.2009
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SEATTLE -- Store owners in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood have turned to funny money in hopes of boosting business. The manufactured bills, called "Capitol Hill notes," are 10 percent-off coupons. A Capitol Hill note is not legal tender, but...

Homeless campers crowding Seattle streets

ERIC WILKINSON King5.com 03.04.2009
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SEATTLE - Business owners in North Seattle say they are being overrun by homeless people camping in motorhomes. Some even believe there is a small industry of people selling and possibly even renting RVs and campers to the homeless.


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SEATTLE - Seattle's Aurora Bridge is second only to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco for the number of suicides. In the past three years, nearly 20 people have committed suicide by jumping from the nearly 15-story high bridge.

A stranger in the yard? Don't let the dogs loose

Lornet Turnbull The Seattle Times 02.04.2009
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Census workers will soon be in your neighborhood updating residential addresses, ahead of next year's decennial operation to count people every man, woman and child living in houses, apartments, on the street, in gated communities, under bridges, ...



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