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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sisters forever? Lurid murder case tests sister-city bonds

For years, Seattleites connected by an active sister-cities group have enjoyed Perugia attractions such as the Piazza IV November, with its distinctive Fontana Maggiore. Leaders of the Seattle association acknowledge that public backlash in the U.S. against the Italian legal system has made their work — fostering international friendship — difficult in recent years.