Author Archives: Sue Romero

Blood donations needed – from your pet!

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You may have donated blood before, but has your PET? ACCES Blood Bank in Seattle needs at least 50 cats to donate blood, because sometimes pets need blood transfusions due to injuries or surgery, just like us. There are criteria for dogs and cats to be donors, including: they must be healthy, 1-to-6 years old, and not be taking any ... Read More »

Best – and worst – times to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend

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Don’t start your weekend by getting stuck in traffic! Check out the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Traffic Volume Charts before you head east on I-90, north or south on I-5 or anywhere else. New for Memorial Day this year, reservations on Washington State Ferries, which they highly recommend, if your plans include taking a ferry. Have a great holiday ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran, Kermit the Frog and Red Nose Day highlights!

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The first ever Red Nose Day USA was on May 21st, a fundraising event that started in the UK to help kids living in poverty. If you missed it, we’ve got you covered! One of the highlights was this adorable duet with Ed Sheeran and Kermit the Frog:   Another highlight – a hilarious video of Coldplay making a musical ... Read More »

Kids with disabilities finally get dolls with disabilities

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There’s a campaign on social media called #toylikeme to get toy makers to make dolls with disabilities. British company Makie answered that call and started producing dolls with hearing aids, canes, glasses and facial birthmarks. The response has been so positive, Makie has received hundreds of suggestions and is now deciding what other inclusive dolls to make. The #toylikeme campaign ... Read More »

Taylor Swift’s new music video kicks — !

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Taylor Swift’s new video for “Bad Blood” debuted at the Billboard Music Awards and looks like an awesome mashup of action sci-fi movies like “The Matrix,” “Sin City,” and “Tron”. Taylor and her long list of BFF’s – including Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford and many other supermodels and actresses – look fierce! Check it out!     Read More »

Uh oh…Toyota, Nissan recall millions of vehicles

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Toyota and Nissan issued recalls this week of at least 6.5 million vehicles because of faulty airbags manufactured by Takata. That means about 25 million vehicles in all have been recalled by 10 different automakers. To see if your vehicle may be affected, check with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the latest recall. For more information on the ... Read More »

Sprint and Verizon customers, YOU could be getting $$ back!

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State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says more than 750,000 Sprint and Verizon customers in Washington are eligible for refunds for unauthorized charges on their bills. Customers were being charged for premium text services, like horoscopes or trivia, that they never signed up for. A national lawsuit was settled for $158 million dollars! To see if you’re eligible for part of ... Read More »

Vance Joy’s favorite band used to be….(links)

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Metallica! How rock n’ roll is that? In an interview with mashable.com, Vance Joy says Metallica songs helped him learn to play the guitar because of all “the great guitar licks and great intros.” He also says when he found out he’d be touring with Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour,  he was “really, really excited” – um, YEAH! See the full ... Read More »

#GiveBIG results!

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Tuesday was #GiveBIG -and the Seattle area really did GiveBIG! According to The Seattle Foundation, GiveBIG 2015 raised $16.3 million! That’s more than last year and also, more people gave this year too! GiveBIG is the Seattle Foundation’s 24-hour giving event to inspire people to give to nonprofit organizations that make our region a healthier, better place to live. For ... Read More »

The royal baby is here! And her name is….

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At 8 pounds, 3 ounces, the little royal princess arrived on Saturday morning, London time, to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka. Prince William and Kate). And her name is…. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 4, 2015 They also tweeted ... Read More »