Michael Jackson the latest Seahawk to hoist our 12

He’s a Northwest native, our own home-grown sports icon. And today, Michael Jackson raised the 12th Man flag on our downtown Seattle roof for Super Blue Friday.
   Michael Jackson grew up in Pasco, where he starred at Pasco High. The Bulldog then became a Husky, twice earning All-Conference honors...

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Dying fir propagates healthy Sasquatch

Sasquatch has taken up residence in Springfield.
   This particular ’squatch is actually a repurposed old-growth fir. But its owner says, despite it looking dramatically different from how Sasquatches appear in nature, “she turned out great.”
   The owner hired an arborist to examine an old...

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Safe teen driving advocates fight back against Apple ad

by Sharlyn Petit
   The National Safety Council, survivor advocates, and highway safety organizations took the lead in filing a complaint to Apple CEO Tim Cook about a dangerous in-store ad.
   The photo displayed in Apple stores depicts a car full of teens clearly distracted by music and each...

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Seahawks spirit thriving in little Fall City

Yesterday I set out to see if the Seahawks spirit is as vibrant in small-town Washington as it was last year.
   The weekend before the 2014 Super Bowl, I captured that spirit on camera 80 miles east of Seattle in Cle Elum and Roslyn, where Seahawks flags and signs appeared everywhere.
   I assumed...

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Nestle seeks to sell Oregon town’s spring water

Corporate giant Nestle continues to battle for state permits entitling it to bottle and sell spring water from the town of Cascade Locks.
   It’s an interesting study in marketing. Cascade Locks’ municipal water is equally as pure as what gurgles up from Oxbow Springs, located just south of I-84 ....

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12s Fly Bigger & Bolder!

Calling all Supercharged Seahawks Fans!

As a fellow 12, we want to help you show your support for the Hawks as they head to the big battle in Arizona.

That’s why we’ve created an even bigger and bolder banner to fly over the big game! This year, not only will you be able to sign the banner, but we’re...
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Car-care skills vary with tasks, gender

Our new PEMCO Poll confirms a common stereotype: Northwest men do more hands-on car care than women.
   So what, you ask? Well, PEMCO would like all drivers – men and women – to know how to handle basic problems like flat tires, dead batteries, or chaining up, so they won’t be stranded in unsafe...

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3 tips to survive driving lessons with your parents

by Sharlyn Petit
It goes hand in hand with those awkward teenage years – teaching your 15-year old how to drive. Or, for teens, surviving mom or dad’s stress-filled driving lessons.
   As it turns out, parents shine when teaching maneuvering basics like steering, parking, and controlling a car.
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Wilson the 12th Pony steals Norm's thunder

Another Seahawks celebrity raised our 12 flag on our roof Friday: Norm Johnson.
   Some of my younger colleagues, unaware of Norm's stardom as an All-Pro placekicker for the 1982-1990 Seahawks, got more excited to greet Wilson the 12th Pony, who accompanied Norm to PEMCO.
   To give you an idea of...

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Free rest-stop coffee to be promoted again?

Washington coffee snobs might not drink free rest-stop java, but a state senator thinks highway safety depends on it.
   Have you ever noticed the freeway signs near rest areas that say “free coffee”? If not, perhaps it’s because they disappeared in 2012. That’s when the Department of...

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