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  • Sounder train

    Why Sound Transit is anti-parent

    If you want more people to take transit, you have to meet them where they are. And Sound Transit is failing to do that with its Sounder Train.
  • Skagit County

    Skagit County offers up pretty straight-forward fire prevention advice

    Drivers in Skagit County apparently don't understand that throwing burning items out of their vehicles can cause problems. The county is now being more blunt when telling people to cut it out.
  • Jimi Hendrix Park

    Effort underway to rename post office after Jimi Hendrix

    All Washington state's Congress members are supporting legislation that will rename a Northwest post office in honor of legendary musician Jimi Hendrix.
  • coast guard

    Adrift paddleboards, kayaks wasting the Coast Guard’s time, money

    A true sign of summer; the Coast Guard is basically tired of retrieving your stray paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. Solution: Label your paddlecraft with your name and number.
  • lip-sync

    Seattle Police Department releases lip-sync video

    On the heels of Norfolk police's viral lip-sync video, the Seattle Police Department has finally debuted its own video performance of "Downtown" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
  • seattle, police, spd

    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 travel

    What you should really do when visiting Seattle

    The New York Times published a travel itinerary for Seattle that had many scratching their heads. The MyNorthwest staff collected its own travel advice for people visiting Seattle with limited time.
  • Seattle police perform lip-sync video in Belltown

    The Seattle Police Department put out a call for locals to take part in a lip sync parade through Belltown to meet the challenge put forth by Norfolk police.
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    Washington police are filming their own lip-sync videos

    The Seattle Police Department is not the only agency that has been challenged to a lip-sync performance in the Northwest. At least three other departments have taken on the challenge.
  • Amazon, package thief, Prime Day

    Amazon Prime Day starts out rough for online shoppers

    Amazon's highly-anticipated shopping event started out rough Monday with online shoppers unable to use the Prime Day page.