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12:04 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Finding a Voice: Choral Singing Groups for Seattle-Area Kids

Credit Northwest Boychoir

Republished from ParentMap.

 

Confidence, focus, a dedication to hard work, even empowerment: Participating in a singing group can helps kids grow in multiple ways.

My first choral experience wasn’t until middle school,” says Kelly Mechling, who grew up to become the choir teacher at Tyee Middle School in the Bellevue School District.

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increased Fog in Seattle
4:43 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

It IS Foggier- Puget Sound Stuck In Foggy October

Credit davidjlee / Flickr

If it seems like it’s been a lot foggier than usual around Seattle, you’re right.

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D.C. Shooter Identified
6:12 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Man Identified as D.C. Shooter Arrested In Seattle In 2004

The man law enforcement identify as the now deceased gunman at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. was arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting up a car.

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Coal Economic Study
6:28 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Seattle Mayor McGinn Releases Coal Economic Study

The Mayor’s office has released a report detailing the potential economic impacts of coal exports on Seattle. The report looked at how an increase in coal train traffic through the city would affect property values, roads, traffic and local businesses.

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NWPR Books
9:38 am
Sun August 11, 2013

'Books On Bikes' Helps Seattle Librarians Pedal To The Masses

Farmers market visitors browse the offerings of Seattle Public Library's "Books on Bikes" program.
Gabriel Spitzer for NPR

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 11:09 am

By the loading dock of Seattle's downtown library, librarian Jared Mills checks his tire pressure, secures his iPads and locks down about 100 books to an aluminum trailer the size of a steamer trunk. The scene is reminiscent of something you'd see in an action movie, when the hero is gearing up for a big fight, but Mills is gearing up for something very different.

"If you're not prepared and don't have a lot of experience hauling a trailer, it can be kind of dangerous," Mills says, especially when you're going downhill. "The trailer can hold up to 500 pounds."

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Indoor Marijuana Grows
7:10 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Indoor Marijuana Grows Could Hamper Seattle's Climate Change Goals

Indoor marijuana production facilities are more secure than outdoor growth, but require a lot of energy to run, and produce a large amount of greenhouse gases.
Credit Rusty Blazenhoff / Flickr

Monday, the Seattle City Council is expected to endorse a Climate Action Plan to make Seattle “carbon neutral” by the year 2050. It’s looking to reduce energy use to meet that goal. But the council is also considering zoning for a new power-hungry business: indoor marijuana growing. 

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Gene Patents
8:40 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Seattle Scientist Says Patenting DNA Was Becoming Obsolete

The Seattle-area scientist who led the team that first automated the sequencing of DNA says he’s pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday.

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Seattle Sonics
7:10 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Sonics To Seattle Or Sacramento - More Details Emerge

The NBA’s Board of Governors meets in Dallas today (Wednesday) to decide whether the Sacramento Kings move to Seattle. Until a few days ago, it seemed clear that the answer was no. Now as KUOW’s Carolyn Adolph reports, the fate of the team is up in the air.

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May Day Seattle
6:52 am
Thu May 2, 2013

May Day Protests In Seattle Turn Ugly Again

Seattle Police officers face off against protesters downtown. In the background, an unidentified protester is hand-cuffed and placed under arrest.
Credit Deborah Wang / Northwest News Network

May Day began peacefully in Seattle with a march for immigration reform. But in the evening, hundreds of protesters clashed with police.

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Bullitt Center
6:41 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Seattle’s Bullitt Center: Ready To Debut As World’s Greenest Office Building

The Bullitt Center, which opens this week in Seattle, is expected to be the greenest office building in the world and is built to last 250 years.
Credit Michael Werner

After breaking ground a year and a half ago, Seattle’s Bullitt Center is nearing completion and tenants have begun to move into what is being billed as the greenest office building in the world. The grand opening is set for Monday, which is Earth Day.

Joe David is standing beneath a sprawling ceiling made entirely of 2x6 wooden beams lying on edge like rows of popsicle sticks. And it’s all being held up by thick timber columns.

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