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  • Ghost Boy: Trapped in his mind and body for 12 years, Martin Pistorius finally speaks
    Rachel Belle | February 26, 2015 5:46 pm
    When he was 12 years old, South Africa's Martin Pistorius got sick, and eventually lost all ability to speak or move. Doctors said he had the intelligence of an infant and he was ignored in care centers for more than a decade. But Martin's brain was fully functioning, and he was trapped in his mind and body for more than a decade until someone finally helped set him free. His new memoir, "Ghost Boy," tells his amazing story.
  • Watch: Producer Patrick does his best firefighter stair climb
    February 26, 2015 3:20 pm
    The largest firefighter physical competition in the world will be taking place at Seattle's Columbia Center Tower on Mar. 8.
  • Major medical technology coming out of local garage
    Kim Shepard | February 26, 2015 6:41 am
    Seattle doctors hope 3D printing will help them perform heart surgeries never before possible.
  • Ron: I don't want Hope Solo representing me as American on U.S. Team
    Jamie Skorheim | February 26, 2015 5:36 am
    Seattle soccer star Hope Solo was on Good Morning America this week sounding apologetic about some choices she made that left her suspended from the U.S. Soccer team for 30 days. But not everyone is ready to forgive.
  • Don: Stop giving teachers convicted of sex crimes their pensions; give it to their victims
    Jamie Skorheim | February 24, 2015 4:28 pm
    A number of Washington teachers convicted of crimes, including sex crimes against children, are still collecting taxpayer-backed pensions, according to an investigation by KING 5.
  • Video: Preview released for Marshawn Lynch's new movie
    Stephanie Klein | February 24, 2015 1:03 pm
    Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch stars in a biopic about his rise from the streets of Oakland to Super Bowl champion. A preview of the film was released Monday.
  • Can the Seattle Mariners convince the 12th Man to root for the home team?
    Chris Sullivan | February 24, 2015 5:54 am
    If there is something Seattle loves, it's a winner. Just look at how the 12th Man has grown over the last few years as the team has achieved the highest of heights.
  • The boy who cried Great Wolf Lodge: Teen accused of faking his abduction found at waterslide park
    Jamie Skorheim | February 23, 2015 5:10 pm
    The Pierce County Sheriff's Department went into high gear in a search for a 16-year-old boy they believed was abducted last Thursday, only to find him a day later hanging out on the waterslides at the Great Wolf Lodge.
  • Suspect still at large, but community helping victims of King Donuts attack heal
    Jamie Skorheim | February 20, 2015 3:03 pm
    The community has not forgotten the brutal attack on the owners of King Donuts last month. While the suspect in the assault and robbery of Chea Pol and her husband Heng Hay is still at large, the search continues and the people of Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood are doing all they can to keep the couple safe and help them heal.
  • Curry, pho, adobo & pancakes: How food intertwines with Seattle hip hop
    Rachel Belle | February 19, 2015 6:15 pm
    Two years ago, Blue Scholars' DJ Sabzi rapped about pho, now Jamil Suleman and Spekulation have released a rap about curry. And that's just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce) when it comes to the connection between hip hop and food in Seattle.
  • You're Fired! When nice people have mean jobs
    Rachel Belle | February 18, 2015 5:55 pm
    Sometimes really nice people have really mean jobs. Parking attendants, tax auditors, we assume these people are jerks. But often times they really are perfectly nice people, just trying to do their seemingly villainous job. I spoke with three people whose job is to be the bearer of bad news.
  • Local transgender community reacts to Bruce Jenner's transition
    Rachel Belle | February 18, 2015 6:02 am
    Some of the media coverage of Bruce Jenner's announcement to transition from man to woman has not been very kind or graceful. So we spoke with a local trans woman, and a Seattle psychotherapist, about what it means to be trans and how important it is to come out, after years of pretending.
  • Video: Police accused of shutting off video camera during violent arrest
    February 17, 2015 1:58 pm
    A video of St. Louis cops in an altercation with a suspect appears to show one of the officers alerting everyone to the cams and then shutting it off.
  • Why is there not more outcry over fatal Pasco police shooting?
    February 13, 2015 2:04 pm
    Don O'Neill: I know that black lives matter and white lives matter. Do Hispanic lives matter? Do homeless lives matter? Do lives of people who have problems with drugs matter?
  • Edith Macefield's Ballard house is foreclosed, going up for auction
    Rachel Belle | February 12, 2015 6:16 pm
    In 2006, Seattle's 84 year old Edith Macefield made international headlines when she refused to sell her Ballard home to developers. They offered her a million dollars, but she refused to budge, so they built a block long, five story shopping center called Ballard Blocks around her little 108 year old house. Now, six years after Edith passed, the house is in disarray, it's owner filed for bankruptcy and the house is going up for auction. No one knows who might buy it or what might be done with it.

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