Seattle

Seattle cancer center announces layoffs

Seattle Post-Intelligencer 16.04.2009
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SEATTLE -- Officials at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center say 83 employees have been told their jobs are being eliminated. That represents 3 percent of the center's work force.

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The Port of Seattle Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to give $7 million in rent breaks to companies that run its shipping terminals in return for help in banning the most polluting trucks from Port property.


Fire damages boat near Ballard Bridge

The Seattle Times 15.04.2009
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Fire damaged a 25- to 30-foot boat in the water near the south end of the Ballard Bridge just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, a Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman said. The cause of the fire was not initially known.

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Seattle's sagging real-estate market prompted Mayor Greg Nickels' staff on Monday to roll out a long list of spending cuts that will hit parks and libraries and postpone seismic upgrades to eight fire stations.


Record number of people seeking help with utility bills

Vanessa Ho Seattle Post-Intelligencer 14.04.2009
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A record number of people have applied for Seattle's low-income utility rate assistance program, which changed eligibility earlier this year to allow more people to qualify.

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SEATTLE - Easter draws thousands of people to churches all around Puget Sound. But now a Ballard church is taking its Easter service to the people on every continent by streaming live online via the Internet.


Haulers miss 5% of Dumpster pickups under new contracts

Jim Brunner The Seattle Times 13.04.2009
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Garbage and recycling have piled up at hundreds of Seattle apartments, condos and businesses in recent weeks due to missed pickups, prompting Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to warn its trash-hauling contractors to improve service or face big fines.

Study: Older Seattle high-rises at risk in earthquakes

SCOTT SUNDE Seattle Post-Intelligencer 13.04.2009
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Scientists say it's possible that a massive earthquake off the Washington coast could cause the collapse of many high-rise buildings in Seattle.


500 people ready to interview Seattle homeless

VANESSA HO Seattle Post-Intelligencer 13.04.2009
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If you happen to be hanging outside in downtown Seattle Monday night -- say, between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight -- don't be offended if a trio of earnest volunteers asks if you're homeless.

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Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr said the private, closed-door budget briefings between some city council members and the mayor's staff may violate the state's open-meeting law.


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OLYMPIA — House Speaker Frank Chopp on Thursday said he will not block a floor vote on a bill that calls for the Alaskan Way Viaduct to be replaced with a deep-bore tunnel.

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SEATTLE -- Community leaders and residents in the city's Ballard neighborhood are calling for action, claiming the presence of drug dealers is threatening their safety.


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Several politicians at Seattle City Hall are vying for credit for staving off utility rate increases in 2009.

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BELLEVUE, Wash. - The Bellevue City Council has given the go-ahead to police to install cameras near busy intersections and schools.


Seattle's segregated history laid out in property deeds

ALLEN SCHAUFFLER King5.com 09.04.2009
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SEATTLE – The deed to your house could hold proof of the racism that existed in Seattle not so long ago.

Seattle to Unveil New Cruise Terminal

Leisure Group Travel 09.04.2009
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Seattle’s new cruise facility, recently named Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, will open April 24. The facility is located at Pier 91, 15 minutes from Seattle’s downtown core.


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A driver who crashed into a power pole in south Seattle was trapped upside down and couldn't be rescued until a crew turned off the electricity in dangling wires.

Seattle officials want closed-door budget meetings

Emily Heffter Seattle Times 09.04.2009
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Members of the Seattle City Council will discuss mid-year cuts to the city's general fund in a series of closed-door meetings with the mayor's staff, budget committee chairwoman Jean Godden said.


Seattle in one day

Examiner 09.04.2009
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Though Seattle has many attractions, there are primarily 4 sites that are not to be missed at any cost. Fortunately they are within a few miles from each other, and are conveniently located in (or close to) downtown Seattle.

Newport Hills looks for ways to invigorate shopping center

Nicole Tsong The Seattle Times 08.04.2009
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he city of Bellevue is working with the Newport Hills neighborhood to try to revitalize the Newport Hills Shopping Center, which recently lost a Red Apple, pharmacy and Hallmark store. Older neighborhood shopping centers have struggled for years a...



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