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  1. New Seattle tunnel is finished, undergoing testingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Columbian

    The Alaskan Way Viaduct, the raised two-level highway that runs along Seattle's downtown waterfront, is seen from the air on Aug. 3, 2006. Ted S.Warren/Associated Press files Motorists and bus riders will have a few more months to enjoy the commoner's view of Puget Sound from the Alaskan Way Viaduct, because the state has postponed its demise until Jan. 11. On that date, the elevated highway permanently closes after 55 years and a damaging 2001 earthquake - which also provided a political opportunity to remove the doubled-deck concrete structure from the tourist-attraction waterfront.

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  2. Officials investigating cluster of HIV infections in SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | The Columbian

    Public health officials say they are concerned about a number of new HIV infections among people described as being homeless, heterosexuals and drug users in North Seattle. Dr. Matthew Golden with the health department's HIV/STD program says the cluster is unusual and worrying and says the numbers suggest an increase in HIV among heterosexuals who inject drugs.

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  3. Top Shelf's patio seating sets precedentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 26 | The Columbian

    Top Shelf Martinis on Main reconfigured its outdoor seating area on Aug. 17, resolving a monthslong dispute and becoming the first non-Seattle bar in the state to occupy a "detached" patio. The modification, a result of conflicting requirements between the state's Liquor and Cannabis Board and the city of Vancouver, turned out to be a testament to flexibility, said owner Daren Morgan - and it shows that communication is key when working with two different sets of rulebooks.

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  4. Starbucks opens Italian-style Princi bakery in Seattle, its firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | The Columbian

    Starbucks' latest bet on artisanal baking as a stand-alone proposition gets its first test with the opening Tuesday of a Princi location in Seattle. The Italian-style bakery on Westlake Avenue about a block south of Denny Way will feature breakfasts including baked eggs and pastries; pizzas, soups, salads and sandwiches at lunch; deserts and breads.

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  5. Seattle again tops in nation for cranesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | The Columbian

    Seattle is the crane capital of America for the third year in a row, as construction across the city has rebounded strongly from a relative lull in early 2018. Seattle had held steady at 60 or so cranes over the last few years, but it had dipped to 45 in the last count six months ago, according to Rider Levett Bucknall, which counts cranes in big cities across the world twice a year.

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  6. Authorities search for suspects who struck cyclist, fled in SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | The Columbian

    The King County Sheriff's Office was searching for two men in a pickup who struck and injured a bicyclist Saturday afternoon on Rainier Avenue and fled the scene. A man about 50 years old was riding his bike south in the 10600 block of Rainier Avenue South, near the southern tip of Lake Washington, when he was hit from behind by the pickup, according to the sheriff's office.

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  7. Vancouver eyes new tool for downtownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | The Columbian

    The city of Vancouver is pursuing a "tool" that could help downtown businesses raise funds to fill the service gaps between what the owners want to see and what the city can provide. But much is left to be determined, including how it will be governed, the rate businesses would pay, the services provided and the service area.

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  8. Starbucks starts closing stores for anti-bias trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | The Columbian

    Turning away customers looking for an afternoon jolt of caffeine, thousands of Starbucks shops across the U.S. closed early on Tuesday to hold training for employees on recognizing hidden prejudices. It was part of the coffee chain's effort to deal with the outcry over the arrest of two black men last month for sitting in a Philadelphia Starbucks without buying anything.

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  9. Pet-adoption rate up in King CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | The Columbian

    Raining cats and dogs? Not at King County's animal shelters, where unique partnerships have boosted adoption rates of pets by more than 20 percent in just one year. The success in finding new homes for abandoned, relinquished and homeless animals was announced Thursday by King County Executive Dow Constantine at Seattle Meowtropolitan cat cafe in Wallingford, where more than 130 cats have found "forever homes" since the cooperative effort began in 2016.

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  10. Visitors blown away by gum wallRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | The Columbian

    The quirky oddity at Pike Place Market, for years just 15 feet wide, has turned into a canyon of chewing gum. On a sunny weekend day, hundreds of people can be found crammed into Post Alley - chewing gum, blowing bubbles and documenting the entire experience.

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  11. Save the Date: April offers music, theater, murder mysteriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2018 | The Columbian

    April 4: Re-Imagined Radio returns with the first of its five productions. "The Lone Ranger" features local community actors and creative artists performing this original story and tale of female empowerment on an Oregon Trail wagon train at 6 p.m. at Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver; $8 to $12.

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  12. A record number of homeless people died in King County in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Columbian

    Stan shares a quiet moment with Bud the Amazing Wonder Dog at The Doney Memorial Pet Clinic in Seattle last month. "Without this clinic there's no way I could've had him," Stan said.

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  13. Police open probe into officers who fired on carRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | The Columbian

    Seattle police have opened a criminal investigation into the actions of two officers who opened fire on a car in the Eastlake neighborhood Sunday night after they said the driver suddenly backed toward them. The investigation by homicide detectives will determine whether a criminal violation occurred when the officers fired dozens of rounds at the Subaru Impreza as it sped away, according to a law enforcement source.

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