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  • UPDATE: Police find missing 4-year-old Edmond girl thought to be in danger

    Police have found a four-year-old Edmond girl and her mother who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say both the child and mother are fine. Details are expected out later today. 

  • Glitter-filled iPhone cases recalled

    Tens of thousands of glitter-filled iPhone cases are being recalled because if they crack, the liquid inside can cause chemical burns.  A Chinese company called MixBin sold the cases to retailers including Amazon, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, and Victoria’s Secret. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says they have already gotten 24 reports of the cases leaking and causing burns, and one person even reported permanent scarring from the burns. If you have one of the cases, you should take it […]

  • Dark web marketplace shut down

    The Trump administration just announced a dark net shutdown that investigators call “the largest dark-market web place takedown in world history.” The dark web, or dark net, is part of the internet only accessible using special software, servers, and authorizations.  Because of the secrecy, and its anonymous nature, the dark web is often used for criminal activity ranging from human trafficking and child pornography to illegal drug, forged document, and weapon sales.  The FBI says they have seized and shut […]

  • Seattle mayoral candidates debate

    The top six Seattle mayoral candidates will debate Monday night at the Impact Hub Seattle.  The top six are Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell, Bob Hasegawa, Michael McGinn, Cary Moon, and Nikkita Oliver.  The debate is from 6-8, followed by an hour-long meet and greet with the candidates. If you would like to attend, click here for tickets.  If you have questions for the candidates, tweet them using #SEAMayor.

  • Funding For The Alaskan Way Viaduct Becomes Divisive Issue In Mayoral Race

    Mayoral candidates forum to focus on growth

    Six of the people running to replace Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will be talking about Seattle growth Thursday night.  Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell, Bob Hasegawa, Michael McGinn, and Nikkita Oliver are the six featured candidates.  Fifteen other mayoral candidates are invited to participate in an hour-long event before the main forum. Allied Arts and Forterra are hosting the event, to focus on candidates’ visions for preserving Seattle’s unique character while increasing liveability, improving neighborhood design, and ensuring equity. The forum […]

  • Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica

    A huge iceberg that has been slowly separating from Antarctica finally broke free Wednesday morning. Researchers say the break is not necessarily a sign of global climate change, but it is unusual because this iceberg is roughly the size of the Olympic Peninsula (5,800 square kilometers). “We have been anticipating this event for months, and have been surprised how long it took for the rift to break through the final few kilometers of ice,” said Adrian Luckman of Swansea University. “We […]

  • Seattle issues $30 million RFP for homelessness solutions

    For the first time in more than 10 years, the City of Seattle is asking for bids on ways to mitigate its homeless problem. The Human Services Department issued a $30 million request for proposals (RFP), soliciting ideas from agencies that provide services that move homeless people closer to permanent housing. Mayor Ed Murray says the goal is to create a coordinated approach to homelessness in the city, rather than relying on what he calls “a series of disconnected, boutique […]

  • County offers email alerts when restaurants close

    If you are heading out to try a new restaurant, you probably check the online reviews or ask friends what they think.  But do you check inspection records? Now you can, at least in Pierce County.  The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will even send you emails, letting you know if a restaurant closes for food safety violations. Health departments do not always close restaurants because someone has gotten sick after eating there.  A restaurant can be shut down if they […]

  • Russians protest government corruption

    Demonstrators in Monday’s opposition protests across Russia say they are fed up with endemic corruption among officials. An Associated Press reporter has counted more than 200 people arrested by police at an unsanctioned opposition rally in St. Petersburg. About 1,000 people had gathered Monday in the city’s Mars Field park for a protest that was part of a nationwide wave of demonstrations called for by Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure. Russian police say Navalny himself was arrested Monday […]

  • Midwestern students get free summer lunches

    An Indiana school district is taking an usual approach to fighting child hunger.  All summer long, they are loading up a school bus with hot lunches and taking them straight to neighborhoods. The school district has a lot of kids on the free or reduced-cost lunch program, and administrators say once school is out, some of the families have a hard time paying for groceries.  That’s where the “Bus Stop Cafe” comes in. “We’ve got neighborhoods where we’re serving up […]