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  • Ron chats with poker great Erik Seidel about everything but poker
    December 08, 2014 11:25 am
    I'm fascinated by talking to people who are great at what they do, especially when they are great at things that I'm interested in. So I hope you enjoy this interview with Erik. We talk about music, what it's like growing up in New York in the 60's and 70's. Playing backgammon at world class level, the stock market crash of 1987, and more.
  • Autistic boy reportedly put in isolation room 100 times; is this school's fault?
    Jamie Skorheim | December 07, 2014 1:56 am
    Parents at a Redmond school are not happy after learning their autistic son has reportedly been placed in a carpeted isolation room 100 times this year.
  • You can now eat a Tom Douglas meal while flying the friendly skies
    Rachel Belle | December 05, 2014 5:34 pm
    Alaska Airlines has started serving a brisket chili over a Yukon gold potato, created by Seattle Chef Tom Douglas, and there\'s more to come next year. But did Tom manage to elevate above the typically, notoriously bad airline fare? Rachel Belle got a taste.
  • Candlelight vigil to honor murdered Cox boys, other kids who died unexpectedly
    Josh Kerns | December 05, 2014 5:31 pm
    Saturday marks the five-year anniversary of the disappearance of Puyallup mom Susan Powell, as hundreds are expected at a candlelight vigil to honor her two slain children.
  • While Seattle smolders, Tacoma Ferguson protesters talk
    Josh Kerns | December 02, 2014 2:18 pm
    While protesters and police squared off again Monday night in Seattle, another demonstration of a far different sort was taking place in Tacoma - led by Tacoma's police chief and mayor.
  • A Seattle veteran is trying to create the next Ice Bucket Challenge
    Rachel Belle | December 01, 2014 6:06 pm
    Since Seattle veteran Andrew Myers posted a video of himself catching a burglar, trying to enter his home, it's racked up nearly four million views. He's trying to take advantage of the Internet attention by raising money for Paws and Stripes, a non-profit that matches veterans with PTSD with life saving service dogs.
  • Lifelong delivers healthy Thanksgivings to sick people around King County
    Rachel Belle | November 26, 2014 5:10 pm
    Lifelong, formerly Lifelong AIDS Alliance, delivers 150,000 meals a year to people who are too sick, and too poor to get the groceries themselves. Volunteers visit clients once a week, dropping off bags of super healthy groceries and special meals prepared by a chef.
  • Sherman, Baldwin mock NFL for 'hypocrisy', Lynch fine
    Josh Kerns | November 25, 2014 1:31 pm
    Marshawn Lynch might be a man of few words, but Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had plenty to say Tuesday about the NFL fining Lynch $100,000 last week for refusing to talk to the media.
  • A Seattle woman writes a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, while library patrons look on
    Rachel Belle | November 24, 2014 5:39 pm
    A Seattle woman is writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, while the public watches Every November, hundreds of thousands of people challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days for NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. But Gabriela Frank is doing it with a twist. She's set up a living room in the Seattle Public Library, and the public can watch her write the novel, in real time, on a big screen.
  • Seattle singer Mindie Lind on Cripp Culture and why she doesn't need your help
    November 21, 2014 8:47 am
    Mindie Lind is the singer of Seattle band Inly, who you might see cruising around town on her skateboard. Born without legs, Mindie is an advocate of Cripp Culture: showing the world that disabled people are about more than just their disability. There's a culture of art, music, design and sexuality that can't be defined by the symbol of the blue guy in the wheelchair.
  • Seattle's 'James Franco Review' gives all writers celebrity status
    Rachel Belle | November 21, 2014 8:47 am
    Last Spring a prestigious publishing house published a book of poetry by actor James Franco. It was met with mediocre reviews and a ton of publicity. This got a Vashon Island writer thinking: what if everyone could submit their work as James Franco? Would we all have a fair shot at being published? So she created a literary magazine called the James Franco Review.
  • Don: Queen Anne parents should stop stigmatizing kids in drug and alcohol recovery
    Jamie Skorheim | November 21, 2014 5:52 am
    After some parents in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood started a movement to stop a plan to open a high school for students recovering from drugs and alcohol across from an elementary school, other people in the neighborhood are speaking up for the kids in recovery saying they should have the space.
  • Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to send its elephants to another zoo
    Rachel Belle | November 19, 2014 6:09 pm
    Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to send its elephants to another zoo Today Woodland Park Zoo announced it would be phasing out it's elephant program, and sending its two Asian elephants to another zoo. But this does not sit well with the elephant advocacy group, Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants. They says the elephants need to go to a sanctuary where they can have room to roam.
  • Three notorious bikini barista stands in Everett finally close
    Stephanie Klein | November 19, 2014 2:42 pm
    Three bikini barista stands in Everett busted over a year ago for prostitution have closed.
  • Seahawks pay a visit to Marysville-Pilchuck High School
    Josh Kerns | November 18, 2014 2:56 pm
    Beast Mode might not have much to say to the media, but the Seahawks star running back and several teammates had plenty of words of wisdom and encouragement Tuesday for students and staff at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

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