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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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Monday, May 6, 2013
Teaching her kids the value of freedom, by escaping a communist country
Most moms would do anything for their kids. Helen Szablya escaped a dictatorship with her three children so they could grow up in the U.S.
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Massage is relaxing for most people, but not for me
Anyone who knows me realizes I'm a bit of a workaholic. Four years ago I tried yoga to relax and ended up getting kicked out of class because I wouldn't close my laptop. A friend convinced me to try something else to de-stress - Chinese Foot Massage.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
UW students worry, but think they will be able to find jobs and pay off loans
About 41 percent of college graduates from the past two years are stuck in jobs that don't require their degrees.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Some Ballard residents resent and lament changes to their Seattle neighborhood
A dozen large condominiums and apartments are under construction in Ballard with more on the way. Many of those developments are replacing family businesses, increasing traffic and creating competition for parking spaces.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The most revolutionary tech device since the first iPhone?
A former Microsoft evangelist admits, there are going to be people and governments who misuse a device he says will revolutionize the tech industry the same way Apple's first iPhone did.
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Friday, April 26, 2013
The tale of Robin Hood Lanes
The iconic Robin Hood Lanes, an Edmonds bowling alley since 1960, closed forever at midnight. Demolition of the building is planned for May. It will be replaced by a new Walgreen's and a bank branch.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It happens every spring, another local high school has banned dirty dancing
Across the country, and locally, public schools have been putting the brakes on grinding or freak dancing in a sexually suggestive manner. Some schools have cancelled dances. Others have come up with strict rules.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
How alcohol-detection ankle bracelets work to deter repeat drunk drivers
Even before the state legislature acts on a proposal from Governor Jay Inslee, about 7,000 DUI offenders in Washington have already worn alcohol-monitoring bracelets to detect drinking in violation of court orders.
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Do you think you're more beautiful than you say?
Women are their own worst critics. Dove, the soap company, says only four percent of women around the world consider themselves beautiful.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Blunt, abstinence-only advice upsets some teens, parents
A national speaker on teen sexuality and birth control is rattling some students and parents with her frank discussions.
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Selling juvenile records for pennies per name in Washington
A teenager with an arrest record is worth 69 cents to the State of Washington. That's how much the state makes, per individual, for selling juvenile offenders' records to companies that do background checks.
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Country song Accidental Racist spurs discussions about racism
Country star Brad Paisley has started a national discussion about race in America with his new duet with rapper LL Cool J. The song touches on their experiences with racism. What is your story?
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Child sex trafficking - as easy in Seattle as ordering a pizza
Police estimate up to 500 teens, some children as young as 12 years old, are working as sex slaves every day in King County. The growing numbers have prompted new legislation in Washington.
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Fixers collectives try to change a throw away society habit
The concept of "fixer's collectives" or "repair cafes" started in the Netherlands originally, came to the Bronx several years ago, and now there are a handful of them in the Puget Sound area.
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Bill Gates and Paul Allen recreate a classic photo in Microsoft history
In 1981 Paul Allen and Bill Gates posed with clunky, chunky personal computers. This week, they did it again for a celebration at Allen's new computer museum.
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