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  • Western Washington snow storm not keeping Cupid away on Valentine’s Day

    SNOQUALMIE –  The town of Snoqualmie is sleepy outside, buried under snow. But inside Down to Earth, the snow isn’t stopping the frenzy of Valentine’s Day. “I feel like Valentine’s Day is a really last minute holiday anyway,” Down to Earth owner Alice Friedel said. And adding snow to the mix means desperate phone calls. “Can you do a delivery, panic in their voice,” Friedel said. There are no guarantees, but delivery driver Judy Eib is the road warrior who […]

  • Viaduct demolition most likely will begin Friday

    SEATTLE – Despite the snowstorm, WSDOT says the finish line for the viaduct demolition should not be impacted. The demolition was supposed to happen on Tuesday, but because of weather conditions the massive project is a couple of days behind. WSDOT has hired Kiewit Infrastructure West to manage the demolition. The contractor did not know the exact date of the demolition on Wednesday but said it could start Thursday but more likely Friday. As crews ramp up for the project, people […]

  • Carports and roofs buckling under the weight of snow across Western WA

    EVERETT – Carports are buckling under the weight of all the snow across Western Washington. Tuesday morning a portion of a carport at an Everett home fell on top of a car here. An elderly woman inside the house at the time was not injured. A more serious situation in Lacey happened Monday night. “Last night was quite a night,” Kelly McMeekin said. McMeekin’s timing couldn’t have been any better. She says about a minute after she moved her vehicle from […]

  • 7 things you can do now to protect your home from the freeze

    SEATTLE – If you live in a home more than 40 years old, it’s probably not equipped for the frigid temperature. Q13 News talked to an expert at Seattle Public Utilities about what you can do both outside and inside your home to protect it from the freeze. The first place specialist Dale Baxmann goes to is the basement and into the crawl space of the 100 year old craftsman he inspected for Q13 News. Baxmann noticed the crawl space was […]

  • Side streets and sidewalks keeping drivers and pedestrians on their toes

    SEATTLE — By the middle of the day Tuesday the sun came out, melting some trouble spots but many side streets and sidewalks remained icy. Some spots in Capitol Hill looked like an obstacle course for pedestrians. “I slipped twice,” Gabriel Blancaflor said. Blancaflor is talking about the sidewalk by Denny and Melrose, and he wasn’t alone. Q13 News watched as several people either slipped or fell. Many said no to the sidewalk and just walked on the street itself. […]

  • Seattle side streets and hills will be icy into Tuesday morning

    SEATTLE – Much of Seattle froze over like an ice rink on Monday. Some people choose to ski or skateboard the notorious Queen Anne Avenue North hill despite signs that read that the road was closed. Many cars also took the risk to drive from the top of the hill to lower Queen Anne. SDOT says that is not safe and people should not be driving or skiing down the hill. One driver slammed into a pole after spinning out […]

  • ‘I get goosebumps’ — The SR 99 tunnel, a project a decade in the making, opens Monday

    SEATTLE –  It’s been a very, very long time coming. “I get goosebumps right now talking about it,” David Sowers of WSDOT said. About a decade has passed since WSDOT penned the contract for the double decker underground tunnel. How can we forget Bertha the tunnel boring machine and all the issues leading to delays and cost overruns? “Labor pains, we’ve seen all the gore,” Sowers said. The labor pains forgotten at least for this moment as the state gets […]

  • A Seattle rally hopes to pressure Howard Schultz to run as a Democrat if he is going to run for president

    SEATTLE — Everywhere Howard Schultz goes lately, the hecklers follow. After one man verbally attacked at a New York event, dozens planned to show up for a rally against Schultz at his book signing in Seattle on Thursday. A group upset that Schultz is even considering a run for the presidency as an independent planned the rally outside the Moore Theatre. The group says Schultz should pick a party and when they say a party they mean the Democratic party. […]

  • Local Superintendent receives national recognition for forming deep relationships with her community

    BURIEN –  Dr. Susan Enfield is not one to shy away from the camera. “I am an extrovert,” Enfield said. Enfield has been the superintendent of Highline Public Schools in South King County since 2012. “The beauty of being in my seventh year is that I have a wonderful team,” Enfield said. She says those years allowed her to build some deep relationships within the community. The National School Foundation Association says that deep relationship with her community is the reason […]

  • When the new SR 99 tunnel opens the gridlock is not over

    SEATTLE – When the new SR 99 tunnel opens next week get ready to leave the past behind. “It’s not back to normal when the tunnel opens, everything is going to be really different,” SDOT Heather Marx said. With the tunnel comes many new traffic patterns on surface streets. “Be prepared for a new signalized intersection at Harrison and Aurora,” Marx said. For the first time in 60 years Harrison will be opened up in a way, allowing drivers to go […]

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