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The dying art of piano tuning, and a blind Seattle man who's keeping the profession alive

The average piano tuner is between 55 and 60 years old, and not a lot of young people are entering the profession. But 70 year old Mike Gill has been a piano tuner for 45 years, and he happens to be blind.

Don: Why is no one outraged about plight of former JBLM soldier who stormed White House?

The former JBLM soldier accused of climbing a fence and storming the White House with a knife pleaded not guilty Wednesday, the same day the head of the Secret Service resigned.

What happens to knives, multi-tools confiscated by TSA at Sea-Tac? They're sold in Tumwater

If you've ever gone through airport security and had an item confiscated, you might have wondered where it ended up. Did the TSA agent eat the oversize bottle of salsa you bought in Mexico? Turns out, all the liquids are destroyed, but all of the knives and screwdrivers are sold by a government run agency. All the proceeds go back into the general fund.

Rock star rages against popular Seattle dive bar for denying him entry

Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, Tweeted that Seattle's dive bar/greasy spoon, 5 Point Cafe, is the "WORST" after he was denied entry into the over-packed bar. The 5 Point Cafe's owner reacts.

Kim Shepard takes a trip to Seattle's second pot shop

Seattle got its second legal pot shop on Wednesday. KIRO Radio anchor Kim Shepard went down to check out the action.

Don O'Neill: Stop celebrating mediocrity when it comes to the Mariners

Even when it was official that the Mariners were out of postseason contention as the Oakland A's clinched the last wild-card spot half way through the Mariners final game of the season, fans still offered the Mariners a standing ovation.

A Seattle sign language interpreter wants to end police brutality against the deaf

A Seattle sign language interpreter says too many deaf people have been assaulted and arrested by police officers who didn't know they were deaf, and thought they were being defiant. So she is crossing the country, training police officers in 54 cities on basic sign language and reminding them to be aware of the deaf community.

Seattle police dispute reports staffing limiting north-end burglary investigations

The Seattle Police Department insists it's not turning a blind eye to burglaries in the north end, despite reports the north precinct is too short staffed to investigate most incidents.

Nurse plans to ease pain of saying goodbye with 'Ladybug House'

After 30 years holding the hands of parents and children as they say "I love you" one last time, a local nurse wants to make saying goodbye a little easier.

Repairing tiny, broken hearts

Hundreds of newborn babies with heart defects are about to take part in research headed by Seattle Children's Hospital that could change the way young cardiac patients are treated in the future.

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