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Famously rainy Seattle breaks its fall rain record after a summer of extreme heat
The city accumulated nearly 19 in of rain between September and the end of November, a stark contrast to the summer’s searing temperatures

Hallie Golden in Seattle

03, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘We’re redefining what leadership looks like’: Asian Americans show rapid rise in US politics
Wins this week mark significant step for community that’s been under-represented and borne the brunt of pandemic-driven racism

Maya Yang

09, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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US man who survived Covid says sorry to doctors for not getting vaccinated
Richard Soliz from Seattle, who spent month severely ill in hospital, thanks staff and says he ‘deeply regrets’ not getting vaccine

Maya Yang

08, Nov, 2021 @2:35 PM

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Seattle police bust lucrative Lego trafficking scheme
Police seize 171 Lego sets worth thousands from Pike Place seller accused by police of knowingly selling stolen goods

Lauren Aratani

25, Oct, 2021 @3:02 PM

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Police departments face a shortage as unions enable officers to refuse vaccines
Representatives say the mandates violate the officers’ rights while city leaders are trying to keep the public safe

Eric Berger

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Recall fever: Seattle socialist is one of hundreds targeted amid Covid rows
Gavin Newsom’s survival as California’s governor was just one of hundreds of recall attempts on the west coast this year

Hallie Golden in Seattle

07, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Almost half a million US households lack indoor plumbing: ‘The conditions are inhumane’
Renters and people of color are most likely to be living without water or flushing toilets in some of America’s wealthiest cities, new research shows

Nina Lakhani in New York, Maanvi Singh in San Francisco and graphics by Rashida Kamal

27, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘We thought it wouldn’t affect us’: heatwave forces climate reckoning in Pacific north-west
Left-leaning states had focused on how global heating would affect others. Then the ‘heat dome’ arrived

Levi Pulkkinen in Seattle

03, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Unprecedented, unbelievable, unsettling: What the heatwave feels like in Seattle | Justin Shaw
Neighborhood streets have become ghost towns. Stepping outside feels like stepping into a sauna. A 10-minute stroll feels like a 20-minute run

Justin Shaw

01, Jul, 2021 @10:31 AM

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The ‘heat dome’ explained: why the Pacific north-west is facing record temperatures
Portland and Seattle are among cities grappling with 100F-plus days in a typically moderate climate

Hallie Golden in Seattle

29, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Heat dome’ in Pacific north-west breaks records as Portland braces for 115F
Seattle, Portland and other cities broke records over the weekend and face even higher temperatures

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco, Dani Anguiano in Portland and agencies

28, Jun, 2021 @7:11 PM

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Portland records hottest ever day as heatwave scorches Pacific north-west
Temperatures soared across the region as Portland hit 108F and Seattle broke 100F for only the fourth time since records began

Staff and agencies

27, Jun, 2021 @3:30 AM

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