Author Archives: Sue Romero

Top toys to AVOID for Christmas (info)

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Before you start your Black Friday/Thanksgiving evening/Cyber Monday shopping, you might want to check out this list of “10 Worst Toys”. The annual list is put out by a watchdog group called World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) and has child safety in mind. Not surprisingly, many of the toys are ‘toy weapons’ and can cause serious injury if misused ... Read More »

We need more foster families! (info)

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Social workers in the state say there’s a desperate need for foster homes, according to a recent report on KING 5. The Department of Social and Health Services says there are 8,000 kids in crisis throughout the state – but only 5,000 foster homes to help them. Social workers say they don’t turn kids away but end up having to ... Read More »

We – mankind – made space history today! (info)

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The European Space Agency (and all of mankind, really) has been preparing for this moment for TEN years, and today, we made history when the robot lander “Philae” touched down on a comet speeding at 40,000 mph at 8:03am PST! Check it out right HERE! For why it’s such a big deal, read THIS.     Read More »

Happy Veterans Day – and Beyond

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I came across a couple of great articles while searching for ‘what’s closed on Veteran’s Day.’ Free pancakes, free coffee and free admission is always good, but there’s so much more you can do than just taking the day off of school or work, or even saying “Happy Veterans Day.” The first article is called  “How to Celebrate Veterans Day ... Read More »

Ballot measures explained – before you VOTE! (info)

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Let’s face it, ballot issues can be confusing, wordy and full of double negatives. I came across a great article in the Seattle Times that helped me understand some of the major issues a bit better before I filled out my ballot, so I’m sharing it with you. Also, Kim Wyman, our Secretary of State has some voting tips right ... Read More »

Your name can go to Mars! (link)

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NASA’s newest spacecraft, Orion, will be launching into space for the first time on December 4th, 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft built to carry humans has gone in more than 40 years and YOU can have your name put on a microchip to make the trip! But hurry, the deadline to send your ... Read More »

Have you seen the baby bear cub at the drug store? (video)

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This happened at a Rite Aid store in Ashland, Oregon last weekend. The cub first showed up at a Motel 8, then at the drug store and was finally caught by Fish & Wildlife with a shopping basket (see how you should always grab one even though you’re not sure you’ll need it?). The baby bear is now at PAWS ... Read More »

Millions of cars recalled due to faulty airbags (info)

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. Over 7 million vehicles are involved in these recalls, which have occurred as far back as 18 months ago and as recently as October 20. The ... Read More »

Music to your dog’s ears

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A post on Mashable.com introduces us to the iCalmDog, being called the ‘”iPod for dogs” because our little buddies can use soothing in stressful situations – for instance, when traveling – just like people. The people who came up with the idea are a concert pianist and a psychoacoustic engineer. They found that dogs, like their owners, are soothed by ... Read More »

Rat City Rollergirls need your help!

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(pictures from ratcityrollergirls.com and David Oh) Yes, that’s right. We do have a local women’s roller derby league, the Rat City Rollergirls. Maybe that’s part of the problem – you didn’t know about them! Well, now you do, and they sure would like your help. They need to raise $45,000 by the end of this month to help keep them ... Read More »