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News Chick Show
Linda Thomas goes beyond 140 characters and finds out the stories behind the tweets, screen names and status updates - from entrepreneurs and authors to parenting experts and local celebrities.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Half way through the challenge of living only on Starbucks food
A Seattle woman, who is only eating food and drink from Starbucks for one year, supports the company's decision to post calorie information on its items.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Social media sex predator case serves as a warning for parents
Spokane parents who became suspicious about their 15-year-old daughter's online relationship ended up catching a man at least twice her age. Police say this case may serve as a warning for other parents.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I've never liked Pomp and Circumstance, but that changed in five notes last week
Value talent and wisdom over certificates and degrees. That advice was meant for a graduating class of 2013, but it's a good reminder for the rest of us too.
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Monday, June 10, 2013
Is the man who blew the whistle on NSA a patriot or a traitor?
Whistleblower Edward Snowden is responsible for telling the world the U.S. has been collecting phone records and online communications. Now what?
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Seattle students rally for a high school teacher being moved to another school
If students can't discuss race and social issues in a public school classroom, then what exactly is education for? Parents and students put that question to the Seattle School Board.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Seattle election website asks WTF has Mike McGinn done
A new website, with a deliberately provocative title leads online users through a series of facts about Mike McGinn, who is seeking a second term in office as mayor of the state's largest city.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Cafe Racer killer's father seeks change before there are more 'crimes and blood'
The Cafe Racer killer's father is horrified by what his son did one year ago today. Like any parent, he wishes he could have done more to control his mentally disturbed son. But what?
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Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll agrees to turn Russell Wilson loose
Are you ready for some football? Seahawks coach Pete Carroll held a Town Hall meeting streamed online. He was taking questions from a crowd of season ticketholders and fans worldwide via social media.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The blame game for the I-5 Skagit River bridge collapse
Variations of this image mock anti-tax guru Tim Eyman. The implication is Eyman's initiatives over the years have reduced funding for transportation projects, road maintenance, and bridge replacements throughout the state.
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Friday, May 24, 2013
The unfortunate fortune cookie
Is the universe trying to send me a message? An unfortunate message ended up in my fortune cookie.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Silicon Sound has more high tech jobs than it can fill
Although Boeing recently announced the company is cutting tech jobs, there's a hiring boom for most local tech-related companies.
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Newly-released video shows glimpse into Susan Cox Powell's life
Susan Cox Powell walks through her home describing every item about 18 months before she was reported missing.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Regulation of party buses, but not of behavior inside the rolling parties
It wasn't until after I rented a party bus to take a group of seniors to their prom that I started wondering, who regulates those buses anyway?
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Tacoma mom has new hope for finding her missing daughter
After being abducted, raped and held captive in a Cleveland house for at least a decade, three young women were finally freed this week. As they slowly adjust to freedom with their families, their story is giving some hope to a Tacoma mom who lost her little girl 14 years ago.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Sacramento's Kevin Johnson thinks it's time for Seattle investors to back off
Sacramento's mayor is telling Seattle's investors Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer to "take the high road and be gracious" by taking a "step back" from their attempt to buy and relocate the Kings NBA franchise.
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