April 1, 2014 @ 11:59 am
A Federal Way teacher says having her students send cards and letters to rescue workers is her way of giving back on a teacher's salary. She encourages teachers across the state to have their kids do the same.
April 1, 2014 @ 8:20 am
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off April 1st and goes through the end of the month. Every year, hundreds of thousands of flower feigns descend upon the Skagit Valley to check out the neat rows of beautiful blooms. This story focuses on the Roozen family, the largest tulip and daffodil grower in North America.
March 28, 2014 @ 5:19 pm
Local clothing company, SafetyShirtz, has designed and is now selling Oso Strong t-shirts and hoodie sweatshirts. All of the proceeds will go directly to Oso mudslide victims.
March 29, 2014 @ 10:18 am
Silverdale resident Amy Varshock couldn't stand the idea of Oso rescue works and volunteers wearing wet, muddy clothes day after day, possibly sleeping in them. So she has set up a major laundry operation at the Suds & Duds in Arlington.
March 27, 2014 @ 7:06 am
The Soup Ladies is a non-profit that feeds First Responders after major disasters, formed by Black Diamond, Washington resident Ginger Passarelli. Her crew has been cooking for First Responders in Oso since the mudslide struck on Saturday.
March 26, 2014 @ 11:12 am
Businesses and individuals across Western Washington are planning fundraisers, donating their profits and setting up fundraising pages for the victims of the Oso mudslide. Here are some vetted ways to donate to people in need.
March 26, 2014 @ 7:18 am
Amidst the tragedy and devastation of the Oso mudslide comes a small miracle for one family who lost everything - the discovery of their beloved dog alive and well buried in the rubble of what was their home.
March 21, 2014 @ 9:39 pm
In 2006, 84 year old Edith Macefield made international news when she refused a million dollars from developers who wanted to knock down her Ballard home, that she'd lived in since she was a child, and build a shopping center in its place. Six years after Edith passed away, there is a plan for her home. Plus, we learn the fascinating story about Edith's intimate relationship with the construction project's superintendent.
March 19, 2014 @ 11:10 am
Washington State Patrol Sergeant Mark Crandall is an expert in detecting what drug someone is using, and he trains other officers so they know what to look for when they pull someone over. This is a look into the training process. The Department of Corrections pulls high people off the streets so officers have live people to train with.
March 18, 2014 @ 5:54 am
Soaring rent prices and a craving for connection has some 20 and 30-somethings moving into co-ops and communes. Here you'll meet some of the residents of Bob the House, a co-op of nine people in Seattle's University District.
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