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Retiring Redmond police chief leaves legacy of accomplishments

Nancy Bartley The Seattle Times 03/30/2009
Redmond Police Chief Steve Harris sits in with officers as they go into shift change. Harris is retiring this week.

Steve Harris strolls the long hallway inside the Redmond Police Department, pausing at a collection of framed photos of the department's past chiefs. "Next week mine will be up there," Harris says.

Seattle arts 'titan' Peter Donnelly dies

Janet I.Tu Seattle Times 03/29/2009
Seattle arts 'titan' Peter Donnelly dies

Peter F. Donnelly, one of the most important figures in Seattle's arts community over the past 45 years, died Saturday after complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

Family says King County Jail inmate's medical care inadequate

SCOTT GUTIERREZ Seattle Post-Intelligencer 03/28/2009
Family says King County Jail inmate's medical care inadequate

The family of an inmate in the King County Jail is questioning whether he received proper medical attention for severe pain in his testicle, which family members say had to be surgically removed several days later.

Earth Hour: Seattle joins hour of darkness designed to wake up the world

It's going to be a little darker than usual tonight. Lights illuminating the Space Needle, downtown high-rises and neighborhood homes could largely go dark from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to mark Earth Hour, an international campaign against global warming.

90-year-old getting his pilot's license

GLENN FARLEY 03/28/2009
90-year-old getting his pilot's license

SEATTLE -- Maury Marler is 90-years-old is getting his wings as a student pilot. No, I'm not kidding. And yes, he did pass his flight physical.

12.7-ton dog food donation swamps Seattle shelters

Dog food donations are standard fare for animal shelters, but when the Port of Seattle offered 12.7 tons it was more than any in the area could handle.

Seattle landmark set for restoration

CASEY MCNERTHNEY Seattle Post-Intelligencer 03/27/2009
Seattle landmark set for restoration

The elephant along Aurora Avenue North -- the 8,400-pound landmark in the 8800 block -- has been there for more than six decades. A few years ago, there was rumor the fragile fixture might be destroyed.

Ex-Sonic Donaldson running for Seattle mayor

Puget Sound Business Journal 03/27/2009
Ex-Sonic Donaldson running for Seattle mayor

Ex-Seattle SuperSonic and NBA player James Donaldson, who operates Donaldson Fitness & Physical Therapy, said he’s running for mayor of Seattle.

Greg Nickels

Two days after announcing his run for mayor, Michael McGinn is attacking Greg Nickels on his environmental record - an area most people consider the incumbent's strong point.

Seattle Launches Own Traffic Web Site

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) launched the Traveler’s Information Web site Thursday.

Did Seattle fire chief protect inspector in ethics case?

Bob Young The Seattle Times 03/26/2009
Seattle Fire Department battalion chief and whistle-blower Jim Woodbury

The whistle-blower who helped expose an ethics scandal in the Seattle Fire Department believes Fire Chief Gregory Dean went out of his way to protect Lt. Milt Footer, the inspector accused of failing to collect $195,697 for fire services and misus...

On University Avenue and 47th Street Northeast, a woman stops to tell the Seattle Pacific University students that there is a food bank nearby. From left are Trevor Tangen, Karissa Larson, Megan Duran and Mike Zetterberg.

Eighteen Seattle Pacific University students spent their spring break living as if they were homeless, as part of the private, Christian college's experiential "urban plunge" program.

Needy Seattle area dogs receiving kibble windfall

A mountain of dog food has proven a bit of a headache for the Port of Seattle. Port officials bought 12.7 tons of kibble in June to test new baggage conveyor systems at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Seattle will review sidewalk requirements

Seattle officials will review how urban village sidewalk requirements should apply to homeowners who want to build a new home on their lot, Mayor Greg Nickels announced Thursday.

Seattle opens lab for greening existing buildings nationwide

Seattle will host a Preservation Green Lab that will study and suggest ways to make historic buildings more energy efficient, officials announced Wednesday morning.

This photo provided by the Washington State Patrol shows a green laser shined at a State Patrol aircraft on January 29, 2009.

SEA-TAC AIRPORT -- Another plane was targeted with a laser beam on Tuesday evening while heading into Sea-Tac Airport for a landing, according to airport officials.

Environmentalist enters Seattle mayor's race

CHRIS GRYGIEL Seattlepi 03/24/2009
Environmentalist enters Seattle mayor's race

Talking tough about the city's schools and local transportation issues, lawyer Michael McGinn announced Tuesday that he's running for mayor against Greg Nickels.

Seattle City Council to ask for internal review

The Seattle City Council has asked to review all the documents The Seattle Times used for its recent report on the city's bungled snowstorm response.

Seattle's Big Climb: Canada took our title

Train up, America. The next Big Climb of Seattle's tallest building is only 12 months away, and Canada took our title.

Seattle chefs nominated for James Beard awards

Jeanne Lang Jones Bizjournal 03/23/2009
Seattle chefs nominated for James Beard awards

Seattle celebrity chef Tom Douglas of Tom Douglas Restaurants is among five finalists announced Monday for the 2009 James Beard Foundation’s national Outstanding Restaurateur award.

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