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Seattle, WA, US

Bertha, machine digging the SR 99 tunnel in Seattle, will not resume digging until the end of March 2015; tunnel will not open until November 2016, Washington State Department of Transportation announces - @KING5Seattle

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King, WA, US

Update: King County, Wash., sheriff's office says downtown Seattle transit tunnel will reopen in about 10 minutes; suspicious package was a 'hoax' - @kingcosoPIO

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Seattle, WA, US

King County, Wash., sheriff's office: Downtown Seattle transit tunnel closed for investigation of suspicious package; expected to be closed for at least 1 hour - @kingcosoPIO

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Seattle, WA, US

Sound Transit says downtown Seattle transit tunnel currently closed, 'updates to come' - @SoundTransit

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Avalanche on Mount Everest, April 2014

Seattle-based Alpine Ascents had Sherpa teams on Everest, but have not yet heard from them, program director Gordon Janow said - @pgcornwell

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Seattle motel explosion, April 14, 2014

Seattle Fire Department: Cause of motel fire is a natural gas explosion; damage estimate is $50,000 to the structure and $5,000 to the contents - @SeattleFire

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Seattle motel explosion, April 14, 2014

Seattle Fire Department: 41 people displaced after Seattle motel explosion; Red Cross assisting with temporary housing - @SeattleFire

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Seattle motel explosion, April 14, 2014

Photo: Damage of Klose-In Motel in Seattle after explosion - @joshtrujillo

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Seattle motel explosion, April 14, 2014

Seattle Fire Department: Reports of damage inside motel after reported explosion, gas line turned off to building; medics evaluating 1 patient with burns - @SeattleFire

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Seattle motel explosion, April 14, 2014

Seattle police: Report of explosion at motel, at least 1 person seriously injured; investigating possibility caused by natural gas - @SeattlePD

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Seattle, WA, US

Adaptive Biotechnologies in Seattle says it raised $105 million to delve into immune system's DNA - @seatimesbiz

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crime & courts

Seattle police investigate fatal shooting near Westlake Center mall - @KIRO7Seattle

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Seattle, WA, US

Alleged bank robber fatally shot by Seattle police identified as chef with no history of violent crime - @seattletimes

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Mukilteo, WA, US

Landslide near Mukilteo, Wash., shuts down train service between Seattle, Everett - @seattletimes

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Seattle, WA, US

Photo: Another percussion grenade set off by trailer (left) in Seattle thought to house suspect - @SeaTimesFotoKen

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Seattle, WA, US

Photo: Fire officials respond after lightning strikes church, burns hole in roof near Seattle, Wash. - @HenryRosoff

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Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines expanding Seattle hub, adding flights to Baltimore and Albuquerque; 4th and 5th new cities since December - @Lebeaucarnews

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Snohomish County, Wash., mudslide

National Weather Service, Seattle on Stillaguamish River: New channel is allowing enough water through, so additional flooding 'increasingly unlikely' @MaryLeeKING5

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Snohomish County, Wash., mudslide

A 6-month-old baby is in critical condition at Seattle hospital after mudslide; 3 other patients are being treated - @seattletimes

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News helicopter crashes in Seattle, March 18, 2014

NTSB preliminary report: Video showed helicopter rotated 360 degrees before crashing in Seattle - @NTSB

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