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  • Keeping girls in school, one tampon at a time

    “I was kind of sick of my friends and I just sitting around saying, ‘I wanna do something, I wanna change something!'” Shelley Sleeper had no idea that some teenage girls skip school because they can’t afford the feminine hygiene products they need.  But she knew she wanted to help – somehow. “We were first going to do food.” Sleeper says. “When you think of helping others, you always think food first.” “Do we want to get coats for kids, […]

  • Bellevue Police: Scammers targeting church congregations

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Police in Bellevue are warning about a scam targeting local religious communities. Police say a scammer, pretending to be a pastor, emailed congregation members to ask for gift cards, saying they would be used to help sick friends. The FTC says it’s a scam popping up more and more often. Scammers create a fake email address, often only a few letters or numbers different from the real deal, and ask worshipers to buy gift cards and reply […]

  • Seattle Fire kicks off ‘Fill-the-Boot’ campaign

    Seattle firefighters are taking to the streets in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  Seattle Fire’s fill-the-boot campaign has raised more than a million dollars in the past 18 years. Muscular Dystrophy can refer to a wide range of diseases – but the one thing they all have in common is that they break down the muscles needed for everything from blinking and swallowing to walking. While MDA operates nation-wide, the Seattle area has so […]

  • Kitsap Transit trying two-boat fast ferry service

    Travelers making the trip between Seattle and Bremerton are about to get a little more flexibility. Starting September 23rd, Kitsap Transit will be testing two-boat service along the fast ferry route.  That means four extra daily trips each way: two during the morning commute, and two during the afternoon commute. Two-boat service is scheduled to continue through mid-October.  Officials are working to determine if the environment can handle the disruption of two fast ferries sailing along Rich Passage. The fast […]

  • Rainier Valley shooting under investigation

    Seattle Police’s Gang Unit is investigating a shooting that left one man with life-threatening injuries Wednesday night. Police say the victim is a man in his 20s, who told officers he was standing outside a business at Rainier Avenue South and South Holden Street when two other men came up and shot him, then drove off in a Dodge Charger. Investigators have not released any other information about the suspects. This is a developing story and will be updated.  

  • Could selfies make you less likeable?

    New research from WSU could help you increase the number of ‘likes’ on your social media posts. Psychologists asked college students from one university to look at dozens of Instagram posts from another university, and rate them based on things like self-absorption, self-esteem, extroversion, and success. They found that regardless of what the posts were about (friends, accomplishments, travel, etc) the people who took selfies were judged lower in self-esteem, lonelier, and less adventurous.  By comparison, people who posed for […]

  • AI-powered system comes to CHI Franciscan

    Setting schedules at CHI Franciscan Health is about to look a lot more like rocket science. “Mission Control” is now 18 screens filled with constantly-updating data about patients, medical staff, and procedures.  The system is intended to help hospital staff figure out where doctors and nurses are most needed at any given time, when patients are scheduled to go home, and what specific care each patient is likely to need. “Our goal is to be able to look forward into […]

  • Ferry floats through Ballard, bound for repairs

    It’s a tight squeeze whenever one of Washington’s state ferries needs to take the trip to repair docks in Lake Union. The Elwha traveled through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks – better known as the Ballard Locks – early Monday morning as many Seattleites were gearing up to start their day. Washington State Ferries tweeted a video time-lapse showing the process of having tugboats guide the much larger vessel from the Puget Sound to Lake Union. Here’s what it looked […]

  • Planning a picnic to benefit local police department

    A local senior community is buzzing about a barbecue to raise money for teddy bears. Many police departments have programs providing officers with stuffed animals to give to kids caught up in high-stress police response situations, and Village Concepts of Milton decided to support the effort, with a Teddy Bear Picnic. Executive Director Jennifer Dennis says the project is especially near to her heart because both of her parents were police officers. “Growing up I heard stories of my parents responding […]

  • Modernizing Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5

    We’re going to need a bigger dock! With cargo ships getting bigger and bigger, the Northwest Seaport Alliance is working to bring in cranes that can keep up. You can see the huge cranes at Terminal 5 from the West Seattle Bridge.  But as big as they are, Seaport Project Management director Anne Porter says the cranes we have aren’t quite big enough to efficiently get containers on and off the cargo ships traversing the Pacific. “What’s happening in the […]

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