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  • More child car seats recalled over faulty buckles

      MIAMISBURG, Ohio – Evenflo, a child seat maufacturer, is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats because of faulty buckles. The problem is similar to a recent recall from Graco, where food or drinks can cause the buckle to stick, making it impossible to get the child out of the car seat in an emergency. Graco’s recall involved more than 3.8 million child safety seats. Evenflo says no children have been hurt, but […]

  • Play Ball! Top 10 list of ballparks in America

    SEATTLE – As the 2014 baseball season kicks off Monday, Safeco Field strikes a home run, making TripAdvisor’s ‘Top 10 Ballparks in America” list. The rankings are based on popularity from TripAdvisor users. “Nothing says Americana like a day out at the old ball game, and the TripAdvisor community has identified these popular stadiums as the finest,” Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor, said. “From the architecture of the buildings, to the stunning views of the surroundings, to the […]

  • Why are tuberculosis rates suddenly spiking in Washington?

    OLYMPIA – State health officials say tuberculosis is on the rise in our state after being on the decline for several years. In 2013, there were 209, a 13% increase from the previous years. According to a news release from the State Health Department, TB rates are often higher among racial and ethnic groups. Almost 75 percent of 2013 cases in the state were in foreign-born individuals. In 2013, 53.6 percent of all TB cases counted in Washington were among […]

  • Local college bans THIS popular drink

    The move aims to make the school more environmentally friendly, officials said. “Bottled water and water privatization is detrimental to the environment, to human rights to water and simply doesn’t make sense in a region where we have clean, amazing tap water,” Carolyn Bowie, a member of Students for Sustainable Water, said. According to a news release from the school, a 2012 student initiative found selling bottled water was an unsustainable practice, and it urged the school to discontinue sales […]

  • USA Today hands Seattle’s International District MAJOR bragging rights

    SEATTLE – We’ve always loved the International District. Now, the Emerald City hub is getting international acclaim. According to USA Today, Seattle Ranks #4 on a list of Top 5 Chinatowns in the nation. Seattle’s International District offers a diverse community of people and businesses from several Asian cultures, USA Today said, placing it in the top five. Listed below are the top five. 1. San Francisco is said to be the oldest in the country, with the largest Chinese […]

  • Feds to give ‘stamp’ of approval to Seattle rock legend

    AUSTIN, Tex. – The United States Postal Service and the South by Southwest Festival are teaming up to reveal the new Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp. Prior to the big reveal tomorrow in Austin, SXSW will hold a ‘Jimi Hendrix celebration’ tribute concert featuring other famous guitarists like Slash from Guns ‘N’ Roses, Robby Krieger from The Doors and Perry Farrell. According to USA Today, the local rock legend is depicted wearing one of his signature military jackets and jamming on a […]

  • Are these Macklemore’s new ‘White Walls?’

    SEATTLE – A local real estate blog believes it has found the property that Grammy-winning rapper Macklemore bought several months ago. According to Urbnlivn, Macklemore, a.k.a. Ben Haggerty, bought this three-bedroom, 2.25 bathroom home in North Capitol Hill for $2.153 million. Based on pictures posted online, the home has sweeping views of the Space Needle and the Olympic Mountains. It also has marble fireplaces and high ceilings. Redfin reports ‘Gwendolyn Lucky Properties LLC’ bought the home back in November, and […]

  • Seahawks hunk headed to the prom

    WINDSOR, Ontario – A Canadian high school student will likely become the most popular girl at prom this year. That’s because Stephanie Dufour had the courage to ask Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson to be her date, but she didn’t actually think he would say “yes.” According to the CBC News website, Dufour said she wanted to have a hotter prom date than all of her friends. His response: “I’m in Seattle through the 19th, but we usually get […]

  • Seattle sandwich shop voted one of the best in the country

    SEATTLE — Without a doubt, Seattle has got its share of good eats. But one little unassuming sandwich shop has been named one of the best in the nation. Paseo is the stuff of local legend, and only available in Ballard and Fremont. Now the secret is out, Yelp has named it the second best place to eat in the U.S. If you haven’t tried the Caribbean Roast Sub, many say it’s the best sandwich you’ll ever eat. The restaurant […]

  • Boeing creates self-destructing phone

    CHICAGO – Aerospace manufacturer Boeing is unveiling a new ‘self-destructing’ phone this week. The company says the ‘Boeing Black’ is meant for people who work for or with government agencies in defense and homeland security. According to CNN, the self-destruct feature isn’t quite as dramatic as it sounds, it simply erases all its data if someone tries to break into the phone. It runs on Google’s Android operating system and encrypts calls and stored data. Boeing is expected to release […]

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