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Reading your car dashboard: The meaning of 10 common symbols

Find a local Point S SPONSORED — If you change your car’s oil on time, get your tires rotated frequently and fill the chips in your windshield soon after they happen, you’re a pretty responsible car owner. You’ll likely feel that way, too, right up until a light flashes on your dashboard and you have […]
2 years ago
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How to buy a bed with confidence

Bedrooms and More SPONSORED — Your bed is the part of your house where you spend a third of every day, so buying a new one represents a pretty life-changing decision. However, most people don’t realize until they go to a mattress store just how many options are out there. The basics The “just the […]
2 years ago
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Introducing the WSECU & KIRO Radio Hometown Hero: Randy Pennington

NOMINATE your Hometown Hero WSECU SPONSORED — Randy Pennington has a clear commitment to serving others, as evidenced by his 12 years serving in the army, work as a paramedic, 911 dispatcher, volunteer firefighter, fire commissioner and most recently serving as a reserve police officer for the city of Toledo for the last 33 years. […]
2 years ago
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App provides support for heart attack survivors

American Heart Association SPONSORED — Approximately every 40 seconds, someone in America has a heart attack. While people who survive may feel lucky, recovering from a heart attack is taxing, both physically and emotionally. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off […]
2 years ago
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5 things to do now to prep your home for summer

State Roofing SPONSORED — While spring may have just begun, many homeowners already have their eyes on summer. From barbecues to lazy days in the shade to harvesting fruits and vegetables from the backyard garden, summer is the best. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to enjoy going outside when your yard isn’t comfortable or you’re spending too […]
3 years ago
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Live music is the alternative to a boring company picnic

Live Nation Season Tickets SPONSORED — There’s a popular idea that having experiences is better than accumulating stuff, and that idea is more than just a trend – it’s rooted in science. People are more satisfied when they spend their money on experiences instead of objects, according to a study in the Journal of Consumer […]
3 years ago
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Introducing the WSECU & KIRO Radio Hometown Hero: Verneda Obrien

NOMINATE your Hometown Hero WSECU SPONSORED — Verneda Obrien, Patient Services Coordinator at the Swedish SCI Thoracic Institute located on Seattle’s First Hill has the reputation of having an amazing work ethic and a caring heart. However, her colleagues were recently surprised to learn just how far beyond her generosity and kindness went, in addition […]
3 years ago
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6 tips on how to get the most money for your used car

Infiniti of Tacoma SPONSORED — If you’re considering selling your car, then getting every dollar out of it is a priority. Whether you’re looking at replacing it with a new car or buying another used one, you want to get as much as possible from your old car. Whatever your plans for your earnings, follow […]
3 years ago
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The invited or uninvited guest

Bedrooms and More SPONSORED — Being a standout host is something of a lost art but, with a little extra thought and preparation, you can offer your guests five-star treatment that will earn you rave reviews. Here are the top three ways to be the perfect host by making guests feel welcome and truly comfortable […]
3 years ago
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What to do if you are the victim of a dog bite

Davis Law Group Order your FREE Book SPONSORED — Grumpy Cat is well-known as a meme, but there’s a reason there’s no Grumpy Dog: Dogs are famous for being happy, loyal and loving to their humans and pretty much everyone else. But even the most docile dogs can sometimes bite — 800,000 people need medical […]
3 years ago
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Consistency is the key to success in trading

Visit Online Trading Academy Sign Up For a Free Class Now! SPONSORED — You’ve heard the old saying “Failure to plan is a plan for failure.” Nowhere is this truer than when you’re trading in the market. In fact, the lack of a proven trade plan — or inconsistency in following that plan — could […]
3 years ago
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Introducing the WSECU & KIRO Radio Hometown Hero: Cathi Rodgveller

NOMINATE your Hometown Hero WSECU SPONSORED — Inspiring and teaching the next generation of women in the areas of technology evolution is something Cathi Rodgveller takes great pride in. Cathi founded a program called “IGNITE,” a program that allows women in science, technology, engineering and math careers, also known as STEM disciplines, to inspire young […]
3 years ago
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Seattle take your spirit on the road postseason style

Follow Russell on the Road to Dallas! We’re in post season, time to take the Northwest spirit that we’re known for on the road with Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines will get you to the game and back home again all while enjoying the comforts of the Alaska Airlines in-flight experience with a seasonal food & […]
3 years ago
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10 ways caregivers can provide (and enjoy) a safe and healthy new year

WACLC SPONSORED — If you’re giving someone with Alzheimer’s the priceless gift of love and care, be sure you’re not neglecting yourself in the process. Here are a few ways to make your life safe and healthy – for you and the person you’re caring for. Prep for family Make sure family events are helpful […]
3 years ago
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How homeowners can save energy

Budget Blinds SPONSORED — If you’re wondering where all your extra money is going, you may want to have a chat with your windows. Chances are, they’re responsible for letting wasted energy and, consequently, wasted cash. Whether it’s a sunny summer day or a snowy winter evening, your heating and cooling systems may not be […]
3 years ago
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A simple gift propels a lifelong dream

Compassion International SPONSORED — With holiday shopping in full swing, it’s easy to become preoccupied with finding the perfect gift. But for 15-year-old Carmen, the greatest gift of all could never be wrapped up nicely and placed beneath a tree. Despite her innate talent, there was one glaring hurdle in the way of Carmen’s dream […]
3 years ago
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The truth about targeted fat reduction

By Gordon Cohen MD PhD FACS, Chief Medical Officer at PRO Medical at PRO Club SPONSORED — It’s really a myth that fat can be targeted for reduction from a specific area of the body through exercising specific muscles. When you lose fat, you lose it across your entire body. That’s because fat is basically […]
3 years ago
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5 tips to keep your teen safe on the road

Find a local Point S SPONSORED — It’s the day every parent dreads: when you hand your car keys over to a freshly licensed 16-year-old driver. If you share this fear, your worries aren’t unfounded. According to a 2016 New York Times article, driving is one concern about which parents don’t worry enough. As researcher […]
3 years ago
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What you should know about genetic testing

By Gordon Cohen MD PhD FACS, Chief Medical Officer at PRO Medical at PRO Club SPONSORED — From linking family members to solving murders, at-home genetic testing is making waves in society today. With its convenient process and low price point, it is no wonder so many Americans are getting to know their genome. My […]
3 years ago
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Introducing the WSECU & KIRO Radio Hometown Hero: Radonna Nelson

NOMINATE your Hometown Hero WSECU SPONSORED — When members of a Kirkland community need help putting food on the table, Radonna Nelson and her “Free Little Pantry” are there to help. The pantry and Radonna are there if a need arises before payday, if someone needs extra help with baby formula that week, or just […]
3 years ago
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How the Gift of Hydrotherapy Changed this Local Veteran’s Life Forever

Nominate your hero today SPONSORED — There’s just something in the water — and that’s why doctors and healers have been using one of earth’s most essential molecules as a treatment since, well forever. According to a study published in the North American Journal of Medical Sciences, “the use of water for various treatments (hydrotherapy) […]
3 years ago
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Minor or major, what parents should know about children and accidents

Davis Law Group Order your FREE Book SPONSORED — From morning routines to making sure dinner is ready each evening, parents of young children have enough on their plates. But that to-do list comes to a screeching to a halt when a child is injured in an accident — especially if the incident is a […]
3 years ago
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5 must-do Seattle fall family-fun activities

Whale Watching with Puget Sound Express SPONSORED — You’re trading in your iced Starbucks for something hot and frothy and pulling out the scarves and rain boots. Yes, there’s no question autumn has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. And while Seattle offers some spectacular summer days, there’s just something about fall’s crisp air, golden foliage […]
3 years ago
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3 ways you can become your own distiller

Heritage Distilling SPONSORED — Cocktails aren’t the only craft when it comes to liquor. There’s an art to the distilling process, too, one that is more accessible than ever before. One of the best ways to enhance your enjoyment of spirits is not just understanding how they’re made, but getting involved yourself. And to that […]
3 years ago