Razing Kane’s evokes memories of mom

Workers recently demolished an old landmark in the Eastgate area of Bellevue, triggering awkward childhood memories.
   Perhaps you know a parent or grandparent who endured the Great Depression and proudly embraced the label “Depression-era kid?”
   My mom was one, God bless her. The oldest of six...

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But first let me take a #Yellfie

#Yellfie  Noun \yell ’ fē\   Definition of #YELLFIE: a video of one Supercharged Seahawks Fan yelling to push the decibel meter and show the world how loud and proud they are!

Hey, Supercharged Seahawks Fans – how LOUD are you? 80 decibels? 90? 100? Now you can find out in our #Yellfie booth! Come...

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Eugene sets heat record; wildfires still igniting

Much was said about how hot Spokane’s and Seattle’s summers have been. Spokane sizzled in July, and Seattle logged its warmest average daytime high, 80.0 degrees, for all of July and August.
   Now we learn Eugene has set a record for days at 90 degrees or higher: 35 days and counting, as of Sept....

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Friday fun: Come visit our pop-up parks in Seattle & help local nonprofits WIN!

On Friday, parking spaces around the world are getting a makeover, and we’re excited to join the fun! 

International PARK(ing) Day, held in September each year, is an annual event that encourages artists, designers and citizens to transform metered parking spots in their cities into temporary public...

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New poll: Northwest teens sleep too little

Do teenage students get enough sleep? Our new PEMCO Poll reveals 74% of Northwest residents think the answer is “no.”
   Yet 52% think high school classes generally start at the right time, and just 26% think school starts too early.
   Only 11% of those polled know that nine hours is the right...

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Pediatrics say teen sleep deprivation is common

Today’s PEMCO Poll reveals that 74% of Northwest residents think teenagers don’t get enough sleep, yet 52% think high school classes generally start at the right time.
   And only 11% of those polled know that nine hours is the right amount of sleep for teenagers, as recommended by the American...

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Save your garden tomatoes from early frost

The first freeze of the season hit the Inland Northwest on Thursday, putting vegetable gardens at risk for frostbite.
   Temperatures dropped to the 20s and lower 30s in many places as polar air pushed south. Republic saw 27 degrees, Mazama reported 28, and Baker City and Burns hit 35.
   Northwest...

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Oregon to vote on immigrant driver's licenses

Oregon voters soon will decide whether undocumented immigrants should receive special licenses allowing them to drive.
   Proponents say the driver's licenses would make roads safer because undocumented immigrants would have to pass a driving test and know traffic laws to get licensed. Some also...

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Texting teen hits pedestrian in Arlington

A 16-year-old driver described as “very nice” and “dedicated to school” hit a pedestrian in Arlington Sept. 6 while texting behind the wheel.
   The driver’s side mirror struck the pedestrian, who suffered a broken hand plus hip and arm injuries, but luckily was knocked onto grass rather than...

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Seahawks fans cover the most turf in U.S.

Is Dallas truly “America’s team?” Apparently not.
   The Cowboys have long marketed themselves as America’s team, but a “Facebook Fandom Map” shows that based on geographic reach, the Denver Broncos appeal to the largest chunk of the lower 48.
   And if you include Alaska, America’s team clearly...

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