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Attending or avoiding: President Obama in Seattle Thursday

President Barack Obama is in Seattle tonight and Thursday for a campaign stop for Sen. Patty Murray. Whether you want to see him or avoid the traffic mess, here’s what you need to know:

RALLY INFO: President Obama will appear at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion, 3870 Montlake Blvd NE, on the University of Washington campus at 11 a.m. Thursday. The rally is free and open to the public. Admittance to will be on a first-come, first-served basis; overflow space will be provided. To RSVP, click here. With parking limited and thousands expected, participants are encouraged to take King

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James Cameron-style viaduct disaster video shakes up Seattle mayor’s race

Interesting story in The Seattle Times this morning about the emergence of a 2007 Alaskan Way Viaduct earthquake simulation and whether the timing of its delayed release is in any way related to next week’s mayoral election.

From Jim Brunner’s story:

The state kept that video secret until Sunday night, when it granted an exclusive airing to KING-TV — just nine days before the end of a Seattle mayoral election dominated by a fight over whether to replace the viaduct with a waterfront tunnel.

State officials say they released the video in response to a public-disclosure request last month

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