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6 reasons to choose local businesses over box stores

Issaquah Cedar & Lumber SPONSORED — These days, it seems like big box stores and giant corporations run the world. Believe it or not, those chains likely won’t serve you – or your community – as well as your friendly neighborhood business owner. There are myriad benefits that come along with shopping locally, so maybe […]
3 years ago
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6 reasons wages aren’t growing as fast as the economy

Visit Online Trading Academy Sign Up For a Free Class Now! SPONSORED — If you feel like your paycheck has reached a stalemate, you’re not alone. Although wage growth in President Donald Trump’s first year in office has been 2.7-2.9 percent depending on the source, for many American workers, this Marketwatch.com chart still feels like […]
3 years ago
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Introducing the WSECU & KIRO Radio Hometown Hero: Paul Dudley

NOMINATE your Hometown Hero WSECU SPONSORED — Known to some as “Captain Mooselips,” Paul Dudley is a photographer, auctioneer, licensed captain and the man behind the moniker who helps bring joy and fun to area children fighting cancer. Paul joins the fight against pediatric cancer by volunteering for multiple organizations in many ways: from working […]
3 years ago
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5 ways to stay informed during an emergency

AlertSeattle SPONSORED — Preparing yourself for an emergency is no small task – just ask most of the country. According to FEMA, 60 percent of Americans aren’t practicing for a disaster. Emergency plan or not, you can make sure your family isn’t left in the dark – literally and figuratively – when disaster strikes. If […]
3 years ago
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Calling all football fans: follow Russell on the road

Take your Northwest spirit that we’re known for on the road this season with Alaska Airlines. With flights to all the away games and the most nonstop flights from Seattle, Alaska Airlines will get you to all the games and back home again. Alaska Airlines offers 1,200 daily flights to 115 destinations across the US […]
3 years ago
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How traditional retirement planning fails

Aging Options SPONSORED — It’s the moment most Americans dream about; after years in the workforce, it’s time to enjoy the long-awaited fruits of your labors. For most people, retirement means taking a break, focusing on favorite hobbies, spending time with grandchildren or other loved ones, traveling the world or all the above. Unfortunately, that […]
3 years ago
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4 things you should know when you’re shopping for a mortgage

Catlin Capital SPONSORED — Home is where the heart is, but it’s also where a lot of money goes. When you buy a home, you’re making a financial investment that can help secure your future while giving you a pretty place to lay your head in the meantime. Making the most of that investment requires […]
3 years ago
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A priceless experience for $1 a day: Huard’s trip to El Salvador

Compassion International SPONSORED — For Brock Huard, the best dollar he spends every day is doing something special in El Salvador. The host of 710 ESPN’s Brock & Salk and the popular podcast, “Above and Beyond: The Intersection of Faith and Sports,” earmarks $38 per month – just over $1 a day – to support […]
3 years ago
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Everything you need to know about cholesterol — and how to manage it

American Heart Association SPONSORED — They say life is short, but if your cholesterol is high, it might be shorter than it should be. If you haven’t had your levels checked recently, you’re probably overdue. That’s because cholesterol affects your health significantly. “High cholesterol is a key risk factor for heart disease and stroke, but […]
3 years ago
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Here’s what you should know about Seattle’s easiest way to park

PayByPhone SPONSORED — Free parking might only exist on Sundays or in a rousing game of Monopoly, but thankfully, paying for your parking is becoming easier than ever. With the PayByPhone app now available for select Diamond Parking lots citywide – as well as at more than 13,000 on-street parking spots, you’re bound to save […]
3 years ago
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It’s about dam time: 7 things you didn’t know about local rivers and dams

Riverfest 2018 SPONSORED — Whether you’re out on the boat or relaxing in your air-conditioned living room, Pacific Northwest rivers — and the dams that manage them — have a big impact on your life. In fact, you may not realize just how much these beautiful waterways affect your family, community and lifestyle. Here are […]
3 years ago
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7 ways to soak in summer by the sea

Sundance Yachts SPONSORED — Paul Revere said “two if by sea,” but when it comes to summer fun, there’s no reason not to fill your boat to capacity. If you’re looking to take advantage of those long summer days, there’s no better place than on your very own yacht. In fact, there are several reasons […]
3 years ago
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Social jet lag is associated with worse mood, poorer health and heart disease

By Gordon Cohen MD PhD FACS, Chief Medical Officer at PRO Club 20/20 Lifestyles SPONSORED — Past research studies have shown that getting enough sleep is important because of its effect on having healthy brain functions, emotional wellbeing, and physical health. But new studies from The American Academy of Sleep and the Center for Disease […]
3 years ago
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Introducing the WSECU & KIRO Radio Hometown Hero: Angie Barreto

NOMINATE your Hometown Hero WSECU SPONSORED — It’s no secret the issue of homelessness in Washington state is making the front page of every local news organization on a daily basis. City governments, nonprofit organizations and community groups are all honing in on the issue in an effort to bring resolve, and in an effort […]
3 years ago
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4 ways to make the summer sizzle in Anacortes

Visit Anacortes SPONSORED — Summer in the city can be a drag. With longer days and shining sunlight, it’s the perfect time for an island getaway. Conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, Anacortes is a vibrant town with a laid-back, coastal vibe. Celebrate the season with Fidalgo Island’s impressive lineup of summer events. […]
3 years ago
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The hidden history of the quintessential summer cocktail

Heritage Distilling SPONSORED — The quintessential summer cocktail can be traced back to an Italian count who spent time in London and also lived in America where he was a cowboy, a banker and (according to legend) a riverboat gambler. You don’t need to know the biography of the Italian Count Camillo Negroni to appreciate […]
3 years ago
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3 ways to simplify your mattress shopping

Bedrooms and More SPONSORED — There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, finding the mattress that will carry you off to sweet dreams can be nothing short of a nightmare. Don’t despair: The money and time you invest in your new mattress will be worth it in the end. According to the Huffington Post, […]
3 years ago
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Why can’t I lose weight?

By Gordon Cohen MD PhD FACS, Chief Medical Officer at PRO Sports Club 20/20 Lifestyles SPONSORED — Many people wonder why they cannot lose weight. Losing weight is not just about the number of calories you consume. Recent research showed that many things affect your ability to lose weight. For example, changing your job or […]
3 years ago
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5 ways to prep your car for your summer road trip

Find a local Point S SPONSORED — Summer is (unofficially) here and if you’re like many Americans, the open road is calling your name. According to The New York Times, road trips comprised 39 percent of all American vacations in 2016. If you’ll be packing the trunk or hitching up the recreational vehicle this summer, […]
3 years ago
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Host the perfect BBQ weekend with these tips

Heritage Distilling SPONSORED — People like to joke that Seattle summers don’t start until July 5. But that’s a filthy lie. Because while our weather isn’t always predictably sunny this time of year, summer is more a state of mind than anything else. A state of mind that starts with Memorial Day weekend, and if […]
3 years ago
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4 tips for ‘decking’ your house for summer

Issaquah Cedar & Lumber SPONSORED — Got a deck, or planning to add one? Understanding how to plan and care for your outdoor spaces is key. With summer around the corner, the time to get going on deck and deck-cleaning projects is now. Here are some tips for building a new space — or optimally […]
3 years ago
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Surprising news: Seattle is nation’s best metro area to see whales

Whale Watching with Puget Sound Express SPONSORED — If you’re from the Pacific Northwest, you already know that this little neck of the woods is famous for a lot of reasons: from birthing the grunge movement to making great coffee to setting a backdrop for Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan to fall in love. But […]
3 years ago
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5 things you need to know about strokes

American Stroke Association SPONSORED — Your brain cells are important, and that’s why preventing and promptly treating a stroke is so important. Strokes, which occur when a blood vessel delivering blood and oxygen to the brain gets blocked or ruptures, can cause permanent damage to the parts of the body controlled by the brain cells […]
3 years ago