Keep your ghoul friends safe tomorrow

Is Halloween as ghoulish as it used to be?
   That's what I wondered last Halloween as I drove through Eastside neighborhoods. Trick-or-treaters seemed few and far between. But Bellevue Square was a different story.
   I stopped there to buy a shirt and saw hordes of kids and adults in costume...

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Oregon crash matches teen-driver profile

Ironically, on the final day of Teen Driver Safety Week, a truck crowded with seven teenagers crashed into a tree near Vernonia, Ore., sending three to the hospital.
   A 16-year-old girl was driving a Ford F250 around a curve on Highway 47 when she lost control, over-corrected, left the road and...

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‘Chains required’ might not mean ‘chains on’

When Washington's winter driving laws take effect Nov. 1, motorists might be confused by what "chains required" means.
   Vehicles with 4-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) don't need to chain up, as long as all wheels are in gear and have approved traction tires.
   But those drivers also...

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Congrats to Principals on the Pitch winner Seth Adams!

Gentlemen, start your … hamster balls! OK, so the race didn’t really start that way. But Seth Adams of Issaquah Middle School, first to cross the finish line in Saturday’s Principals on the Pitchhamster-ball obstacle course race, probably couldn’t have been happier had he claimed a Formula One...

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2014 Foos Cup champions share their secrets to winning

Drumroll, please! We're excited to announce that our 2014 Foos Cup champions are team Green Shale, who scored an impressive 21 goals earlier this year when they visited the PEMCO booth. 

These "I Know I Am, I'm Sure I Am" Sounders FC Fans are local resident Ben S. and his out-of-town teammate, Brandon...

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Soccer fan 'geeking out' over being 'Principals on the Pitch' finalist

When Issaquah Middle School principal Seth Adams takes to the pitch at the Oct. 25 Seattle Sounders FC – LA Galaxy match, he admits he’ll have a hard time keeping it together. “I’ve never been one to get star-struck,” he said, “but I’m seriously geeking out about this.”

The lifelong soccer fanatic is...

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Wayward bear cub caught inside Rite Aid

Perhaps she was lost, looking for the nearest Black Bear Diner?
   A small bear cub wandered into the Rite Aid drugstore in Ashland last Sunday and was safely captured in an overturned shopping cart.
   The 13-pound cub had ambled into a nearby motel room earlier before finding her way to Tolman...

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Airbags could fail in popular cars

Nearly 8 million vehicles on the road may have faulty airbags, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said this week.
   Drivers in high-humidity regions like Florida are at higher risk, because moisture worsens the problem. The airbags in question, made by Takata Corp.  of Japan, were...

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No-brainer advice can save teen lives

Here’s a simple message I’d like every young driver to remember. It’s something that even the most independent teenager can agree with, even when the message comes from an adult.
   Buckle up.
   Oh, that? Again? Seriously?
  
Yes. Here’s why.
   It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week, and you’ll...

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Rain coming, so check gutters and drainpipes

It rained so hard yesterday that water pooled into a giant puddle near my front porch. Greater Seattle’s wet season is well underway.
   Although right now I see a sunny gap between storms, KING-5’s Jeff Renner warns that high winds will pound the Oregon and Washington coasts this afternoon, bringing...

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