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  1. State suspends operations of Seattle tour firm after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Daily Journal

    The operations of a Seattle tour company have been suspended after one of its amphibious vehicles swerved into an oncoming charter bus last week, killing five people and hurting dozens of others. The state Utilities and Transportation Commission met Monday in an emergency session to keep the repurposed military "duck boats," owned by Ride the Ducks of Seattle, off the streets pending inspections and a review of driver and maintenance records.

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  2. Washington state suspends operations of duck tour companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Daily Journal

    A Seattle duck boat that swerved into an oncoming charter bus, killing five people and injuring dozens, did not have an axle repair that was recommended for at least some of the amphibious tour vehicles in 2013, federal investigators said. Ride the Ducks International, which refurbished the vehicle in 2005, warned its customers two years ago about potential axle failure and recommended a specific repair or increased monitoring, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said at a Sunday news conference.

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  3. 'Fun' tour of Seattle turns into nightmare for studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | Daily Journal

    A fun day designed to introduce new international college students to Seattle turned into a nightmare when a "duck boat" tour vehicle collided into their charter bus on a busy bridge, killing four students and injuring dozens. Rujia Xie and other North Seattle College students were on their way to the city's iconic Pike Place Market and Safeco Field for new student orientation events Thursday when she heard the crash from the back of the bus.

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  4. Bleisure Bits: Strategies for making the most of layoversRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Daily Journal

    No need to dread long airport layovers. With planning, you can spend time between flights sightseeing.

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