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Bizzare Robbery By Cop Imposter Bemuses Seattle Residents

Bizzare Robbery By Cop Imposter Bemuses Seattle Residents

Armed with a dangerous and presumably lethal box of porn and fake police badge, one Ryan James Purdy has been on the run from Seattle police for several months with his latest grand heist taking the form of a pat-down and theft of an unfortunate man's bank card. His misadventures continued with an attempt to enter a woman’s home, to which she replied with a very succinct door to the face.

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Delayed Children's Play Area in Seattle Still A Go

Delayed Children's Play Area in Seattle Still A Go

Seattle officials came out to reaffirm their continued plans to create a play area and showcase for local artists at the Seattle Center. Delayed by a 50th anniversary celebration and possibly by the need to find a permanent space for one of its planned exhibits, the playground and showcase are still on schedule. A mounting public boycott of the Chihuly exhibit may, however, drive things once more into delay.

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Seattle May Yet Recover the Sonics

Seattle May Yet Recover the Sonics

Things are still on the fence for the movement to bring the Sonics back to Seattle, with a possible relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle being the number one obstacle, but efforts to bring the team home received a welcome boost with the Sonics taking up temporary residence in the KeyArena in eight months.

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Seattle Rated Second-Best in Country For Female Entrepreneurs

Seattle Rated Second-Best in Country For Female Entrepreneurs

Perhaps it's something in the air or some magic in the water, but whatever the case, Seattle has rated second best in the nation for female entrepreneurs, according to a recent study. Researchers site the high gender ratio between females and males coupled with the very high education rate in the city as one of the key factors leading to the city's impressive ranking.

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Pavel Chekov To Make Appearance at Emerald City Comic Convention

Pavel Chekov To Make Appearance at Emerald City Comic Convention

San Diego's Comic Con might be bigger and Portland's certainly a bit more weird, but Seattle's Comic Con has a living legend in tow, one Walter Koenig better known for his role as Ensign Pavel Chekov from the original Star Trek series. The famous star and idol of many a trekkie is just one of many features of the convention, but certainly one that may steal the show.

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Seattle City Council Takes Front Seat in Coming Gun Battle

Seattle City Council Takes Front Seat in Coming Gun Battle

Striking well before the inevitable gun debate that will once more grip the country following several recent shootings not the least of which includes the Connecticut massacre, the Seattle City Council has moved to instate Regan-esque assault weapons and large cartridge bans in the near future in addition to several other regulations sure to spark dramatic controversy over the subject.

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Memorial Held for Seattle Shooting Victim

Memorial Held for Seattle Shooting Victim

Guns, guns and more guns have stormed the national media, but a lesser known shooting at the Cafe Racer in Seattle is set to receive benefits from a special memorial concert meant to bring aid and solace to the family and friends of the numerous musical talents who so needlessly lost their lives in the massacre.

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Micah 'Katt' Williams Misses Seattle Court Date

Micah 'Katt' Williams Misses Seattle Court Date

A miscommunication between the City Attorney's Office in Seattle and comedian Micah “Katt” Williams lead to his absence at a mandatory arraignment hearing, a dangerous state of legal affairs for a would be defendant that fortunately for the actor only resulted in a rescheduling of the court date. Had things turned out slightly differently, a missed arraignment might have led to an arrest.

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Seattle Celebrates Weed Legalization with More Weed

Seattle Celebrates Weed Legalization with More Weed

Perhaps the first state to actually get this part of the drug war right, Seattle merrily added a dash of “nature's gift” to the menu when Washington's new law formally legalizing the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana came into effect. The new change clarifies the 1998 law which attempted to do the same. Needless to say, celebrations were widespread, enthusiastic, but 'mysteriously' chill.

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Seattle RapidRide Rapidly Waits in Traffic

Seattle RapidRide Rapidly Waits in Traffic

Although successful in other routes, Seattle's RapidRide route in Ballard is anything but quick. Regularly languishing in traffic for nearly 15 minutes beyond schedule, the bus route has fallen victim to traffic signals not yet tuned for their passing, a problem that is not expected to be fixed until early 2013.

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Glen Campbell Plays Final Seattle Performance

Glen Campbell Plays Final Seattle Performance

Alzheimer's disease is anything but a graceful way to pass, but singer Glen Campbell is making the best of his recent diagnosis by giving one final performance in Seattle, bringing to a close almost six decades of song. Campbell received overwhelming support from his fans and is expected to live quietly with many fond memories.

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Mudslides Delay Seattle Trains

Mudslides Delay Seattle Trains

Transit routes between Seattle and Vancouver are facing a serious delay: the danger of mudslides has put Amtrak's lines on hold at least until Friday. Amtrak is offering a special bus service to make up for the loss of the trains, but until the danger passes, no trains will head north from Seattle. The hold comes after several nearly 15-foot deep slides buried the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks.

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Seattle Looks Forward to Consumer Bulge

Seattle Looks Forward to Consumer Bulge

Initiative-502 opened the door to Marijuana sales and Seattle is preparing for the big change expected to hit on December 6th. Though impossible to accurately predict, the city and state expect a very large boom in the new marketplace as consumers rush to take advantage of safe, reliable and now perfectly legal access to new sources of their favorite plant.

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'That' House Effect

'That' House Effect

Last weekend on September 29, Modern Home Tours made a special debut presentation in Seattle. These homes are meant to be some of the most contemporary around and the gorgeous architecture these homes have will leave you in awe. UrbnLivn visited three of the most intriguing that were available to be viewed and graciously shared their findings.

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First Lady is A Hit in Seattle

First Lady is A Hit in Seattle

Michelle Obama made an appearance in Seattle yesterday to raise money for her husband's campaign. This is of some importance right now since the polls show that Romney is close behind President Obama.

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The Love Affair Between Seattle and Science

The Love Affair Between Seattle and Science

A fascinating and uplifting article that covers the impact of science and particularly the 1962 World’s Fair had on the great northwestern city of Seattle Read More

Seattle Social Networkers Vote on Favorite Dive Bars

Seattle Social Networkers Vote on Favorite Dive Bars

The term "dive bar" can mean a lot of things to different people, but the fine citizens of Seattle (well, those who converse with seattlepi.com over

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Seattle's Heritage and Seafood Festival with a Scandinavian Flare

Seattle's Heritage and Seafood Festival with a Scandinavian Flare

Located in the northwestern part ofSeattle, people travel from all around to participate in their annual Seafood and Heritage festival which takes place in mid July. 

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Seattle's Outdoor Adventures

Seattle's Outdoor Adventures

For the nature and outdoor enthusiast, the Pacific Northwest is the perfect location and Seattle, the hub of the PNW, has much to offer.  There is a vast expanse of beauty to be found: lush, cool forests and mesmerizing lakes, luxurious city

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Seattle's Best Coffee Houses

Seattle's Best Coffee Houses

Though well known as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is home to some of the best local coffee shops in the country. On your next trip to the largest city in Washington State, don’t settle for the fast food of coffee when you wil

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