Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times

Christine Clarridge

The Seattle Times

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Recent articles by Christine:

Northbound I-5 lanes near Tukwila reopened after crash

All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 were closed for several hours Wednesday morning while a collision at the Duwamish curves, near Highway 599, was investigated, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. → Read More

Man killed in downtown Seattle shooting Sunday night

A 35-year-old man was shot and killed in downtown Seattle on Sunday night, according to police. → Read More

Clear the gutters, patch the roof: Rain is coming to the Seattle area

Here we go, rain-loving friends! The start to our wet season could begin late Thursday night. The National Weather Service is predicting winds up to 50 mph. Also in the... → Read More

Geese feces likely to blame as bacteria shuts down Bellevue beach

High levels of E. coli caused public health officials to shut down the swimming area of Meydenbauer Bay Park on Friday, → Read More

Smoke from Oregon and California wildfires reaches Seattle; rain expected later this week

Smoke from Oregon and California fires turned what was expected to be a 90-degree sunny Saturday into a gray 77. The smoke is expected to remain high aloft, meaning air... → Read More

‘Quick warmup’ to hit Seattle, with temperatures in the lower 90s

Thursday and Friday are predicted to see temperatures in the low 90s throughout the Puget Sound region. But after those record-breaking temperatures across the West at the end of June, we can handle it. → Read More

A homeless encampment led Seattle to close a spray park. What does that say about how the city views public spaces?

City officials will not reopen a spray park in Ballard this summer, citing concerns about a homeless encampment. The decision has prompted criticism and concern about how the city is, or isn't, addressing homelessness and access to public space. → Read More

High bacteria levels close several King County beaches

High bacteria levels detected in the water at several King County beaches has prompted closures and warnings. → Read More

Marine clouds blow in with cooler temps and relief for the Seattle area

A marine stratus started to move inland Monday night, cooling areas along the coast and across the southwest interior by 30 degrees in some places and 20 in others, according to the National Weather Service of Seattle. → Read More

Over the weekend and into Monday, Seattle temps could reach triple digits

It's going to be even hotter than we thought, with a projected high of 104 degrees sweeping through the Puget Sound region on Monday. → Read More

With Seattle sizzling, here are 6 ways to sleep cooler in hot weather

Summer is here, and hotter temperatures will stretch into the evenings — a challenge in the famously air conditioner-free Northwest. Here's how to beat the heat and get some rest on summer nights. → Read More

Bellevue middle school student wins national award for original song

A 12-year-old Bellevue School District student has won a national award for songwriting. Johan Novak, a student from Odle Middle School, was one of more than 300,000 students in pre-kindergarten... → Read More

Help name one of the baby lemur triplets at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

Lemur triplets were born at Woodland Park Zoo last month. Now the zoo is soliciting help naming one of the new babies. → Read More

It’s Star Wars Day, and a meteor shower is on its way to Seattle-area skies

It's May 4, aka Star Wars Day, the long-running fan-driven celebration of the George Lucas franchise. → Read More

Catalytic-converter thefts up in Puget Sound area: ‘It’s a stubborn crime,’ police say

Your vehicle is carrying a tube of precious metals underneath it, and thieves know that. Which is why there have been 514 cases of catalytic converter theft last year in Seattle alone, with thefts still surging in 2021. → Read More

Toddler injured in Seattle shooting released from hospital

The 2-year-old girl who was injured in a shooting in Seattle's Central District neighborhood on April 11 has been released from the hospital. No arrests have been made in the shooting that left the girl and three adult men injured. → Read More

Point Defiance Zoo’s polar bear Blizzard teaches a lot while getting his annual exam

Blizzard, who is 25 and old for a polar bear, had his annual medical exam at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Five women did the exam, but it took a dozen people to roll over this 900-pound sleeping bear. → Read More

Vip, beloved Woodland Park Zoo gorilla and father of 7 daughters, dies

Vip (short for Very Important Primate) was a leader among the gorillas at Woodland Park Zoo. He died Thursday of unknown causes at age 42. Saddened zoo officials said Vip's stern-looking face masked a playful and kind personality. → Read More

A quick guide to the birds you’re hearing now in Seattle area

The birds singing now "are the ones who are here year-round," says John Marzluff, a professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington. Here are nine birds to listen for as well as comments from Marzluff. → Read More

Washington is the best state for the second year in a row. Obviously!

U.S. News & World Report declared Washington the best state in the union for the second straight year. It's based on a number of metrics from health care to natural... → Read More