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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The dos and don’ts of rowing a GIANT pumpkin!

Have you ever rowed a giant pumpkin across an Oregon lake? At this time last week, my answer would have been “no way!” But all that changed following this weekend’s 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta in Tualatin.

For those of you who (like me) are new to pumpkin rowing, a giant pumpkin...

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And the ‘Principals on the Pitch’ contestants are...

Congratulations to two outstanding Northwest principals, Rick Harwood of Global Connections High School (Tyee) in SeaTac and Seth Adams of Issaquah Middle School. They’ll compete in the PEMCO-Sounders FC “Principals on the Pitch” halftime matchup when the Seattle Sounders FC meet the LA Galaxy on...

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United squeezed out in Delta-Alaska battle

(Updated Oct. 21) The airline turf battle over Seattle between Alaska and Delta has further squeezed once-dominant United Air Lines to the sidelines.
   On Tuesday, United said its Seattle flight-attendant base – 264 people – will close in January. Employees can transfer to San Francisco or accept a...

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'The Pick' set Ducks on new winning path

Twenty years ago, a crucial interception in a tight football game reversed the fortunes of the Oregon Ducks, triggering their transformation into a national powerhouse.
   With 1:02 left in the 1994 game and the UW Huskies driving for a game-winning touchdown at Autzen Stadium, Oregon cornerback...

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We fear online fraud, but don’t shred as much

Northwest residents worry about identity theft and online fraud, but not enough to keep them from paying their bills electronically.
   The latest PEMCO Poll reveals that although 87% of Washington and Oregon people are at least somewhat fearful their identity could be stolen, 47% say it’s safer to...

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