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  • You're Fired! When nice people have mean jobs
    Rachel Belle | February 18, 2015 5:55 pm
    Sometimes really nice people have really mean jobs. Parking attendants, tax auditors, we assume these people are jerks. But often times they really are perfectly nice people, just trying to do their seemingly villainous job. I spoke with three people whose job is to be the bearer of bad news.
  • Local transgender community reacts to Bruce Jenner's transition
    Rachel Belle | February 18, 2015 6:02 am
    Some of the media coverage of Bruce Jenner's announcement to transition from man to woman has not been very kind or graceful. So we spoke with a local trans woman, and a Seattle psychotherapist, about what it means to be trans and how important it is to come out, after years of pretending.
  • Video: Police accused of shutting off video camera during violent arrest
    February 17, 2015 1:58 pm
    A video of St. Louis cops in an altercation with a suspect appears to show one of the officers alerting everyone to the cams and then shutting it off.
  • Why is there not more outcry over fatal Pasco police shooting?
    February 13, 2015 2:04 pm
    Don O'Neill: I know that black lives matter and white lives matter. Do Hispanic lives matter? Do homeless lives matter? Do lives of people who have problems with drugs matter?
  • Edith Macefield's Ballard house is foreclosed, going up for auction
    Rachel Belle | February 12, 2015 6:16 pm
    In 2006, Seattle's 84 year old Edith Macefield made international headlines when she refused to sell her Ballard home to developers. They offered her a million dollars, but she refused to budge, so they built a block long, five story shopping center called Ballard Blocks around her little 108 year old house. Now, six years after Edith passed, the house is in disarray, it's owner filed for bankruptcy and the house is going up for auction. No one knows who might buy it or what might be done with it.
  • Fatal Pasco police shooting caught on video sparks protests
    Jamie Skorheim | February 12, 2015 8:12 am
    The fatal police shooting Tuesday in Pasco has sparked protests by those accusing police of brutality in killing a man who tried to run after throwing rocks at officers.
  • Meet Grumpy Cat's manager, a Seattle native who manages the Internet's richest cats
    Rachel Belle | February 11, 2015 6:21 pm
    Ben Lashes saw a niche and he filled it. The Seattle native manages Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat, scoring the living Internet cat memes parts in Super Bowl commercials and movies. When he's not making that meow money, he's fielding questions like, "Wait, is that actually a real job?"
  • Seattle parks users complain about winter bathroom closures
    Josh Kerns | February 11, 2015 5:27 am
    Some Seattle parks users says the city is being short-sighted by closing outdoor bathrooms during the winter because many parks remain heavily used year-round.
  • Poll: Should regular citizens be allowed to fly drones?
    Jamie Skorheim | February 09, 2015 8:00 am
    As drones are being used more by military and police, they're also finding their way into the hands of private citizens with a lot of small, affordable options on the market. But apparently not everyone is happy about this.
  • Ron Upshaw: I don't think the guy making my sandwich deserves $11 an hour
    Jamie Skorheim | February 06, 2015 1:33 pm
    As businesses prepare to make the first incremental jump to an eventual $15 minimum wage in Seattle, many continue to question the new requirement both when considering businesses and workers.
  • Foster mom defends refusing vaccine
    Jamie Skorheim | February 06, 2015 6:38 am
    A number of foster parents in Washington are reportedly willing to give up their licenses to care for kids under 2 instead of agreeing to a new state mandate that they and the kids in their care get a flu shot. Some question the decision to forgo licenses and DSHS tells The Seattle Times they're concerned about losing foster homes. But a woman who's made that decision reached out to The Ron & Don Show to explain her reasoning.
  • Old man haircut the newest way to shame your kid
    February 05, 2015 5:06 pm
    Is your kid mouthing off or acting up? Maybe they need the "Benjamin Button Special."
  • Beat the winter blues with an indoor beach at Seattle's Hedreen Gallery
    Rachel Belle | February 04, 2015 6:32 pm
    Two Seattle artists, interested in the idea that we are constantly bombarded with stimuli, created a 10x10 beach-in-a-box to bring some peace and calm to a normally busy day. Individuals can reserve time at the "beach" and spend some alone time on the heated floor, while listening to ocean waves and seagulls.
  • Video: Neil Young plays alongside Jimmy Fallon
    February 04, 2015 5:54 pm
    It was a sweet moment on the Jimmy Fallon Show last night.
  • Pot vending machine, shops selling 'Girl Scout Cookie'
    Kim Shepard | February 04, 2015 3:40 pm
    The first vending machine to dispense medicinal marijuana products in Seattle is now operating at Seattle Caregivers. But, some of the products might be violating copyright law.

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