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Thawing the Seattle Freeze, one neighbor at a time

Sammamish's Becky Henchman is intent on thawing the Seattle Freeze. For the next year, she is committed to having a neighbor over each month, to try and get to know the people who live around her and create community and friendship.

What's next for Washington's new legal pot industry?

Tuesday's opening of Washington's first legal marijuana stores is being hailed as a success, even though just a handful across the state were able to begin operation. But there's still plenty of work ahead to get the recreational system fully up and running.

Washington pot grower sending hemp jeans to White House

Seattle legal pot grower Bob Leeds wants to thank President Obama and his administration for leaving Washington alone to launch the legal pot industry. So he's planning to send the president some custom jeans made from hemp.

The Big Love Photoshoot Project gets photo-shy women back in front of the camera lens

Shoreline's Amy Gentry noticed she was no longer posing in her family's holiday and vacation photos, because she didn't like the way she looked. So she created the Big Love Photoshoot Project, taking photos of women who normally shy away from cameras, to help them get their confidence back.

65-year-old camps out overnight to take front of line for Seattle's first legal pot shop

With all the excitement surrounding the opening of Seattle's first legal recreational pot shop, Deb Green wanted to make sure she would be among the first customers. But she never expected to be first in line at Cannabis City, nearly 20 hours before the store's scheduled opening Tuesday.

Seattle's purple-bearded Bubbleman has been blowing bubbles for 33 years

Seattle's Gary Golightly, AKA The Bubbleman, has been doing bubble shows in 45 countries for the past 33 years. He uses found and thrifted items, like flyswatters and plastic six pack rings, to make huge bubbles that kids go crazy for.

Washington state woman has vowed to eat pet food for a whole month

Dorothy Hunter, CEO of Paws Natural Pet Emporium in Richland and Kennewick, Washington, is eating almost nothing but dog and cat foods for an entire month. She wants to spread the message that people should read labels, and only feed their pets foods that they would eat themselves. She is only eating natural, sometimes organic, USDA approved pet foods.

A Local Singer's New Book Teaches Kids About Life in a Wheelchair

Nashville-based, Tacoma native, Faith Ecklund broke her neck in a car accident when she was 16 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. Her new book, "Our Friends in Chairs With Wheels," wants to erase that stigma that people in wheelchairs are strange just because they're a little different.

Book Cafe is a Library-On-Wheels For Snohomish Kids on Summer Vacation

Snohomish teacher and librarian, Jenny Granger, wanted to find a way to keep kids reading over the summer break, to keep them reading at grade level. So she created Book Cafe, a little yellow school bus that stops at Snohomish trailer parks and community centers, and welcomes kids to come inside and pick out books.

A Kent woman, by way of Senegal, fights for her right to braid hair

Salamata Sylla earns a living braiding hair in the Senegalese style. But when the Department of License told her she needed to get a cosmetology license, she knew she didn't have to. She has filed a federal lawsuit to protect braiders across the state. I visited her at her Kent shop to learn more about the cultural tradition of braiding.

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