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  • Seattle businesses offering perks to attract customers during viaduct shutdown

    SEATTLE – Despite the expected traffic nightmare during the viaduct closure, some businesses are hoping to continue to draw customers in. Their main message: despite the construction, they remain open for business. Call it ‘Via-doom’ or ‘Seattle squeeze,’ if you want or you can embrace it. You could also take advantage of some business discounts to keep you coming to Seattle. “They can stay in downtown and avoid the traffic hassles as well. So we win, and hopefully the guests […]

  • Rideshare drivers hoping for the best during viaduct closure

    SEATTLE – By now you’ve likely heard of the options to help you navigate during the viaduct closure set to start on Friday. Among them are public transportation, coming in earlier or later to work, working from home if you can, or carpooling. Bottom line: avoid the traffic mess if you can. But for many commuters, ridesharing could be an option. However, there is concern from some riders that there may not be enough drivers to go around. Some drivers […]

  • Seattle EMTs set to strike next week if contract not reached

    SEATTLE — Ambulance response could be disrupted late next week unless emergency medical technicians and their employer, American Medical Response, come to an agreement on a contract. On Nov. 3, the EMTs’ union voted 310-46 to reject the latest offer by AMR and to go on strike. City officials, however, are hoping both parties get back to the negotiating table before a strike deadline of 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. “It’s what they told us in an overwhelming vote, that […]

  • New study to examine impact screen time has on kids’ brains

    SEATTLE – A  groundbreaking new study about the impact of screen time on adolescent brains has many parents thinking. The study is being conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It’s called The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. It will use advanced brain imaging to examine the brain’s affects to screen time and other factors.When it comes to debate over screen time, Emily Cherkin gets it. “I come to this work not just an educator but also as […]

  • Hockey’s impact to Seattle will grow sport and economy

    SEATTLE – For many, the year 2021 can’t come soon enough. “Well, I think it’s exciting, it’s been rumored for so long,” said Russ Farwell, vice president of hockey operations for the Seattle Thunderbirds. But now that rumor is reality, with the announcement of NHL hockey coming to Seattle. For the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League, they hope the NHL in town will help the sport grow in the Pacific Northwest. I think overall, it’ll be real positive and […]

  • Preparing your home for the cold winter months

    There is definitely a chill in the air. And if you’re not prepared that chill could damage your home. But we spoke with an expert from a preparedness group called ‘take winter by storm’, to give you some advice on how best to protect your home during the colder months. “We’re in the middle of winter weather and anything can kick up from freezing temperatures, from high winds to heavy rains,” said Karen Rich, program manager for Take Winter by […]

  • Seller gets robbed at knife-point after posting iPhone for sale on app

    KENT – You hear the warnings this time of year. If you purchase or sell items on sites like OfferUp, LetGo, or Craigslist, you need to be careful about thefts and scams. For Kent residents Hunter Bailey and Hunter Kraght, they’ve had a lot of time to think about what happened a few weeks ago. “I can’t believe that guy got away,” said Kraght. It all started on Nov. 6, when Bailey decided to put his week-old iPhone X for […]

  • Package theft will spike starting this week; here’s how to protect yourself.

    REDMOND – Many of you perhaps took advantage of the holiday sales from the past few days. But this week, what you ordered will be delivered. And just like clockwork, the mail thieves and porch pirates are out. “All year-round, these happen. But it’s just this time of year, there is a higher volume of packages coming to houses, this time of year,” said Andrea Wolf-Buck, public information coordinator for the Redmond Police Department. Packages and gifts are making their […]

  • ‘A very traditional recession’: Local economist weighs in on slowdown concerns

    SEATTLE – Many economic experts agree the country’s economy continues to do well, but at some point, it will start to slow. The question many economists are debating is when it will happen. Right now though, the economy continues to prosper. People are currently hitting the stores or online, and spending for the holidays. But with the announcement on Monday of General Motors laying off more than 14,000 workers and Starbucks announcing more than 300 layoffs a few weeks ago, […]

  • UW study: There is no safe level of drinking alcohol

    A recent study done by the University of Washington shows how alcohol is killing more people at an alarming rate. The study, done by the university’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says that alcohol use is the ‘leading risk factor for global disease burden and causes substantial health loss.’