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  1. Tragedy on the Aurora Bridge: Ride the Ducks crash was one year agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 23 | Seattle Times

    One year ago, five people were killed when a Ride the Ducks amphibious vehicle struck a charter bus full of North Seattle College international students on the Aurora Bridge. " All I remember is just going airborne and thinking, 'When is this going to stop?'" said Tim Gesner, a Ride the Ducks passenger.


  2. Bicyclist killed in collision in North SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 22 | Seattle Times

    The bicyclist was riding south on First Avenue Northeast and approaching Northeast 95th Street around 4:20 p.m. when he was struck by a Ford F350 pickup traveling in the same direction, police said. The bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.


  3. Shut Fairview, replace 2 bridges all at once? Plan draws fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 5 | Seattle Times

    As if traffic into South Lake Union weren't tricky enough, the city of Seattle expects to close all lanes of nearby Fairview Avenue North late next year to rebuild a pair of crumbling bridges . The detour plan would send thousands of cars, buses and delivery trucks through side streets around the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance campus.


  4. Twice the Thai: Little Uncle and Soi spice up Capitol HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 1 | Seattle Times

    This week a Thai twofer on Capitol Hill, each restaurant very different, both with much to offer from the Land of Smiles. When the news broke last month that Little Uncle had been named one of the country's 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon AppA tit magazine, co-owners Wiley Frank and Poncharee Kounpungchart found out the way most of us did, via social media.


  5. Bargains, outdoor movies: 'Absolutely Fabulous,' 'Gleason,' 'Labyrinth'Read the original story

    Aug 25, 2016 | Seattle Times

    It's new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road," "The BFG," "Captain America: Civil War" and "Love & Friendship" .


  6. Unleashing 'Life of Pi' and other classicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The outdoor-movie season is drawing to a close, so grab that lawn chair or blanket and head on over to Seattle Center for the final entry in the "Movies at the Mural" series, the Oscar-winning "Life of Pi." It's Ang Lee's 2012 adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling novel about a shipwreck survivor who shares a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.


  7. $99 Road Trip: A fresh and tasty Yakima Valley fruit loopRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Editor's note: Got college loans to pay? Are Seattle rents pinching your pocketbook? This recurring feature, $99 Road Trip, is for anyone on a budget. We've taken a day trip from Seattle to see just how much fun two people can have for less than a hundred bucks.


  8. 'Innovative' solution to homelessness: Housing where drug use is OKRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The Heroin Task Force formed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine has endorsed opening safe-consumption sites for addicts, which would be a first in the U.S. But some say getting homeless addicts off the streets requires an even bolder move. The Heroin Task Force formed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine has endorsed the creation of safe-consumption sites for addicts, which would be a first in the U.S. A majority of the task-force members support a place or places for addicts to use heroin and other drugs besides public restrooms, alleys or homeless encampments such as The Jungle, said Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, task force co-chair.


  9. The Benson Trolleys deserve a comebackRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Bob Rothwell was one of the last motormen to operate the waterfront Benson Trolleys, zipping back and forth between Chinatown/International District and Broad Street. The retired Metro employee said he'd still be operating the vintage streetcars if politicians had kept their promise to restore the line.


  10. Don't change housing 'grand bargain,' industry coalition warns City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | Seattle Times

    A Seattle City Council committee is hearing from many parties before an expected vote on housing legislation, including from real-estate-industry players who've been bankrolling political campaigns. Real-estate-industry players who struck a so-called "grand bargain" on affordable housing with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year are now warning the City Council against making changes they say would break the agreement.


  11. Enthusiasm for carpooling stalls amid shifting lifestyles and options for getting aroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | Seattle Times

    We may love light rail. But carpooling? Not so much. The number of carpoolers in our three-county area is almost exactly the same as it was in 1980 - even as the workforce has grown by more than 80 percent.


  12. Great Italian food for under $10? Mo & Lu on Lake City Way has you coveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | Seattle Times

    "Mo & Lu" are the cutesy nicknames of Bruno Iezzi and Wuqin He, the couple who ditched the island paradise of Honolulu to open an Italian eatery along the drag of Lake City Way last summer. It's true.


  13. Pokemon Go comes to Seattle's parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | Seattle Times

    If you were out and about in Seattle this past weekend, you likely came across the latest craze: "PokA mon Go." The mobile game app has left players flocking from their homes to explore the city and make new friends in their quest to become PokA mon masters.


  14. Too many guns, too little sense it's time for actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | Seattle Times

    On Independence Day, police arrested a man who celebrated his freedom by firing an assault-style rifle into the air outside his West Seattle home. Fortunately, no one was injured.


  15. 12 new Seattle-area restaurants, plus 3 farewellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | Seattle Times

    At brand-new, likely-to-be-very-lovely Copine: This handmade English pea agnolotti with chanterelle mushrooms and mint in a brown butter emulsion looks really good. Copine, Ciudad and a Nordic cafe are among the brand-new, while Ponti and the Old Sage say goodbye.


  16. Orlando tragedy spurs huge turnout at Seattle's Gay Pride ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2016 | Seattle Times

    Almost half a million rainbow-splashed people crowded downtown Seattle on Sunday under hot, brilliant skies for the annual Gay Pride Parade. The usual skimpy short-shorts, fullback-sized divas and disco music were joined this year this year by thousands of friends and allies showing support and resolve in the wake of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando two weeks ago and an assault on a transgender person on Capitol Hill on Wednesday night.


  17. Take the stairs: It's great exercise, and you can do it all over SeattleRead the original story

    May 30, 2016 | Seattle Times

    I'M NOT THAT excited to walk alone. It's fine, as far as exercise goes, but I far prefer the company of others.


  18. Safety, community at temporary home in InterbayRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The line of old RVs off West Armory Way in Interbay has been growing. Campers said it has gone from five to 25 in five months.


  19. Employers tweak work hours, encourage telework during viaduct shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Seattle Times

    The Alaskan Way Viaduct's northbound lanes head through downtown Seattle. On Friday, Highway 99 will close for an estimated two weeks, from Belltown to the West Seattle Bridge.


  20. 25-year wait for Sound Transit to finish light rail? Here's whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | Seattle Times

    To complete such an ambitious light-rail project, it would take years for Sound Transit to collect the taxes, absorb citizen demands and deal with engineering challenges. A few nights ago in Ballard, a crowd of 300 people booed and hissed when Mike O'Brien, their Seattle City Council representative, said the neighborhood might not see light rail for 22 years.


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