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Fall Fund Drive: KPLU keeps you informed while news develops


It's time for the Fall Pledge Drive and we wanted to take a look back at some of the great stories from the past year that your support has made possible.

Whether you are a first-time supporter, or would like to renew your support for great content like this, please do so now to be counted towards our pledge drive goal.

Here are some examples of our breaking and developing news coverage:

Snowmageddon after all: Seattle says go home; state of emergency; 200,000+ without power

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Associated Press

January 19, 2012 - Gov. Chris Gregoire has declared a state of emergency for an ice storm that landed on top of heavy snow in western Washington, causing treacherous travel, power outages and threats that buildings could collapse. So far, the storm has left more than 200,000 people without power. Read more ...

Violent May Day protests in Seattle; Mayor signs emergency order; Businesses board up windows

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Seattle police officers face off with demonstrators at First Avenue and Pike Street after confiscating a pole and making arrests.

May 1, 2012 - Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn evoked his emergency powers – during a day of violent protests and six arrests – ordering police to confiscate items from May Day protesters and revelers alike that could be used to damage property. Read more ...

2 shootings in Seattle connected; suspect killed himself; 5 dead, 1 wounded

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May 30, 2012 - The two morning shootings in Seattle – leaving four dead and one wounded from the Cafe Racer Espresso on Roosevelt Way near the U-District and one dead on First Hill during a carjacking – were apparently committed by the same suspect, said Seattle Police Department Assistant Chief James Pugel. Read more ...

This is just a few examples of the great stories you hear each and every day from the KPLU and NPR news teams.

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