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Old 01-10-2014, 03:06 AM
 
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In trying to understand more about Seattle before making a move to Seattle I started reading Seattle Times, but after a few days they ask me to subscribe with fee.
Is there other online free source I can get seattle news, trend, house, real estate, neighbourhood, what's happening.

Thanks
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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First, you can still read the times if you just clear your cookies. For me (windows 7 ), click the little 'gear' icon ('tools') just below the red x (close). Then click on 'internet options,' then 'delete.' You'll get a list of options to delete. I just take the default options, which includes deletion of both cookies and history (plus two others). Then click delete again, and wait until it says ok.' Click ok, then you will be able to get back on the Seattle Times.

After a few days you'll get a message from the Times saying 'Aw Shucks,' you have to pay to keep reading. At that point just clear again, and you'll be able to get back on the Times.

Several other sites for news are Komo, MyNorthwest (KIRO), king5, Seattle Weekly& Tacoma News Tribune.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:08 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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On my phone I read news from the Seattle PI, King 5 TV, and Tacoma News Tribune. There are also local blogs that can help a lot, google Magnolia Voice, then at the top you will see tabs for other neighborhoods. There is also a West Seattle Blog. Eastside cities have weekly tabloids that are online, such as the Sammamish Review.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:16 AM
 
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seattlepi.com, thestranger.com, crosscut.com, seattlemet.com
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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First, you can still read the times if you just clear your cookies. For me (windows 7 ), click the little 'gear' icon ('tools') just below the red x (close). Then click on 'internet options,' then 'delete.' You'll get a list of options to delete. I just take the default options, which includes deletion of both cookies and history (plus two others). Then click delete again, and wait until it says ok.' Click ok, then you will be able to get back on the Seattle Times.

After a few days you'll get a message from the Times saying 'Aw Shucks,' you have to pay to keep reading. At that point just clear again, and you'll be able to get back on the Times.

Several other sites for news are Komo, MyNorthwest (KIRO), king5, Seattle Weekly& Tacoma News Tribune.
That cookie technique will sure help to keep the Times in business.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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wutitiz:
how do i do on MacBook Air laptop?
I am not very good with computer
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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bugmenot.com used to work great for passwords, but quality has declined drastically in recent years. Maybe there are better sites out there?
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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wutitiz:
how do i do on MacBook Air laptop?
I am not very good with computer
Similar to wutitiz' suggestion, but try opening the Times site in Firefox for Mac. Then under the “Privacy” preferences, check “do not tell sites anything about my tracking preferences”, and under “History”, select “Never remember history” from the pull-down menu.

Also works with a lot of other 'paid' sites. BTW, I'm guessing the 'scolds' here are also the same charming folks who like to "enforce" the speed limit in the fast lane!
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Similar to wutitiz' suggestion, but try opening the Times site in Firefox for Mac. Then under the “Privacy” preferences, check “do not tell sites anything about my tracking preferences”, and under “History”, select “Never remember history” from the pull-down menu.

Also works with a lot of other 'paid' sites. BTW, I'm guessing the 'scolds' here are also the same charming folks who like to "enforce" the speed limit in the fast lane!
Thanks Mateo, I would not have had a clue w/ regard to the Mac. I'm sure that the Seattle Times has deliberately decided to put up a soft wall. They are not dumb enough to put up a wall that I could defeat unless they wanted it that way.
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:23 AM
 
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On the Seattle Times website, at the bottom of the homepage, above the Seattle Time logo, you can see a list of features. The second column, called "Contact" has a link called "Low graphic site" and another link called "Mobile site." Both of those will give you unlimited viewing of news stories. But I don't think you can read or post to the Comments. Which is a mixed blessing. There are some very informative people writing about land use issues and traffic issues, and I often learn more from the Comments section than the news story, but most of the comments are pretty low-brow. I'm not sure if they are paid shills, or the Times just does a really bad job of monitoring their website. Probably both.
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