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The PM Newsdesk Minutes: How to stay cool this week, shooting in Whistler kills 2

Jul 25, 2022, 6:30 PM | Updated: 7:33 pm
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The KIRO NewsRadio newsdesk brings you their top stories on the afternoon of Monday, July 25.

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Staying cool during this week’s heatwave

If you don’t have AC, there are still safe places you can go to cool off when the temperatures get into the 90s this week.

Most King County Libraries are open with AC, as well as some branches of the Seattle Public Library. Malls and movie theaters are also great options.

Several senior centers in Seattle will act as cooling centers, as well as the Rainier Beach, International District, and Northgate Community Centers.

In Pierce County, you can catch a free ride on transit if you are going to a cooling shelter, which includes Pierce County and Tacoma Libraries, the Fife Community Center, Lakewood City Hall, and other spots. For a complete list, visit Pierce County’s website.

Skagit County has a list of cooling centers on its website, including libraries in Burlington, Anacortes, and Concrete, and the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon.

And Thurston County is opening an emergency cooling center tomorrow [Tuesday] through Thursday on Northwest Capitol way for people who are homeless.

$400,000 worth in comic books, sports cards stolen

Lynnwood Police arrested two men suspected of stealing approximately $400,000 in comic books and sports cards.

The victim told police many of the items had been handed down from family members.

The victim to police his storage units were hit between February and May. Detectives used surveillance video from CubeSmart Storage on Highway 99 to track down the alleged thieves.

On July 1, Lynnwood PD booked the suspects into jail and recovered the collectibles.

Shooting in Whistler kills 2

The Canadian resort town, Whistler, B.C., was shattered by gunfire in broad daylight yesterday.

Police say two people were killed in what they believe was a “targeted” gang shooting.

The Washington Post notes that fatal shootings are rare in Canada compared to the United States, although they have grown in recent years.

‘Levy to Move Seattle’ hits goals with more than 1,000 sidewalk spot repairs

Seattle’s Department of Transportation (SDOT) wants to spotlight its sidewalk safety repair program, Levy to Move Seattle, which was voter-approved and passed in 2015.

SDOT’s Pavement Engineering Manager Elsa Tibbits said they have completed over 1,000 sidewalk spot repairs this year, all within budget.

Tibbits added if you have sidewalks that need repair in your neighborhood, download the “Find It Fix It” app on your phone and add the request.

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The PM Newsdesk Minutes: How to stay cool this week, shooting in Whistler kills 2