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  • single rose project Rachel Belle

    Single Rose Project: Sammamish woman gave away free roses for a year

    Sammamish artist Carrie Schmitt was having a rough year. So she started "A Single Rose Project," where she gave a rose to a stranger everyday for a year. The result was a powerful social experiment.
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    Giant hogweeds are another thing to sort of worry about

    If you needed something else to worry about, consider hogweeds, a poisonous local plant which can cause sever burns and make your skin vulnerable to sunlight.
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    Infamous Golden Gardens attacker has died in prison

    Golden Gardens attack survivor Kelly Herron found out this week that the man who assaulted and attempted to rape her, Gary Steiner, died in prison.
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    Dori: Another assault in Ballard, this time a child at a community center

    A woman under the influence attacked a 4-year-old child at a summer camp at the Ballard Community Center. Dori blames Councilmember Mike O'Brien for turning the idyllic streets of Ballard into a center of crime.
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    Ron Upshaw's shower thoughts: Words, weather, and fancy dinners

    Ron Upshaw considers complaining about the summer weather when we all just complained about the long rainy winter season in this edition of Shower Thoughts.
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    Boeing to build 'red, white and blue' Air Force One plane

    Boeing is building the most patriotic Air Force One planes ever made for future presidents.
  • gun control, safe storage, gun law Dori Monson

    Dori: Nice job to Ballard homeowner for defending himself in burglary

    Applauding a Ballard homeowner for using his right to own a gun to defend himself against a burglar. But Seattle's new gun law makes this more difficult.
  • Trump Dori Monson

    What Dori would have said Tuesday if he were President Trump

    After President Trump's bumbling speech denying his previous statement on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Dori gives the speech that he would have given if he were in Trump's place.
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    Puyallup Italian restaurant fighting foreign extortion threat

    A new Puyallup restaurant, Napoli Italiano, finds itself fighting a string of foreign blackmailers who have threatened to write nasty reviews of the business online until they are paid $900.
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    Pierce County passes wage credits even after Seattle dumps head tax

    The Pierce County Council passed an ordinance to attract more businesses, increase the number of jobs in unincorporated areas, grow economic activity and expand the tax base.
  • seattle, police, spd MyNorthwest Blog

    Mayor Durkan: Seattle is a city 'under duress'

    The mayor's nomination of Carmen Best for Seattle's next chief of police was a widely positive event. But there is one point that will not be easily forgotten.
  • seattle tunnel toll Chokepoints

    State favors charging as much as $2.25 to use Seattle's new tunnel

    The Washington State Transportation Commission has moved forward a plan to toll drivers -- to use Seattle's new SR99 tunnel. But the decision is not final yet.
  • Local News

    Delta employees claim they were fired for "speaking Korean"

    Four Korean-born Delta employees have sued their airline company after being fired. They alleged they were fired for speaking Korean too much at the Sea-Tac Airport.
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