The annual Labor Day weekend festival starts Saturday with its mix of theater, literature, comedy, film, visual art and, of course, music. The lineup is above average. Top row: At left, fans cheer in 2013. And Elvis Costello will perform Saturday night. Bottom row: Check out Bumbershoot's visual arts. Writers for "The Simpsons" will be at the Words and Ideas stage.
A bicyclist has been struck and killed at Second Avenue and University Street, according to Seattle police.
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When the city closed the West Seattle site, the council directed $500,000 to help the campers find shelter or housing. The effort clearly fell short, since this camp is still here.Editorial: "Seattle needs to help Nickelsville instead of sticking it to Little Saigon"
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