Author Archives: Sue Romero

Seattle’s Perfect Traffic Storm This Weekend

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It’s really not that often that the traffic stars align to make a perfect mess in Seattle, but this weekend the combination of construction closures and downtown events could make that a serious reality. The closures: Highway 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct will be CLOSED basically from Friday night, March 27, to Monday morning, March 30th. Westbound I-90 will also be CLOSED ... Read More »

Arsenic with your wine? The list of potential affected wines

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You may want to check that bottle of wine at home. A class action lawsuit filed this week claims 28 wineries in California produced wines that contain dangerously high levels of arsenic. Most of the wines are low-cost and include several varieties like Moscato, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. You’ll recognize some the brands too: Franzia, Sutter Home, Wine Cube, ... Read More »

Can you pass a basic Civics Test?

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Lawmakers in Idaho are looking at requiring all students to pass a basic civics test to graduate high school. Sure, it’s in Idaho, but this has lessons for all of us, in all 50 states. One Senator there says the new focus on science, technology and math in schools means that students learn less about government and current affairs. Could ... Read More »

Little Saints fan sad about losing Jimmy Graham to Seahawks

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Oh dear. In a big NFL trade that shocked many, we found out this week that the Seahawks will be getting Saints’ star tight end Jimmy Graham. What we could not have predicted was the reaction of one little 7-year-old Saints fan. See her reaction here. Aw, I feel bad for her! But it’s okay. It’ll get better, little one. ... Read More »

March is Dine Around Seattle month!

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Ready to eat out? Dine Around Seattle gives you a chance to try some of our area’s best restaurants for a great deal. 63 participating restaurants – including Peso’s, Flying Fish and The Georgian – offering 3-course dinners for $33 and 3-course lunches for $18 (tax and gratuity not included). Check out the list of participating restaurants right HERE. Dine ... Read More »

Help get Seattle on the Monopoly board! (vote)

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You’d think that with Starbucks, Microsoft and the Seahawks, Seattle would already be on a version of Monopoly, yet we’re not! BUT Seattle can be – with your help! Monopoly makers Hasbro has teamed up with Buzzfeed to take a poll of which 20 cities deserve a spot on Monopoly’s new Here & Now game, which will be out this ... Read More »

Trending: What color is this dress? And… escaped llamas!

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You never know what will spark a Twitter frenzy, but Thursday it seemed like the whole virtual world was paying attention to two things: a dress and two llamas. Story 1: A user on Tumblr posted a picture of a striped dress asking people if it was gold and white or blue and black, pretty much dividing people online into ... Read More »

Whaaat? The first edible…coffee cup!

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KFC has invented something incredible and wonderful-sounding to launch Seattle’s Best Coffee in its stores in the UK: the first edible coffee cup called “Scoffee cups.” Yes, you can EAT them and they look delicious. Scoffee cups are made from biscuit, wrapped in sugar paper and lined with white chocolate. It keeps the coffee hot and as the white chocolate ... Read More »

This guy is selling snow online – and people are buying it!

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Parts of the east coast are buried in about 6 FEET of snow, so one guy in Massachusetts decided to do something about it – SELL it! Yes, this is real. Kyle Waring started the website ShipSnowYo.com and will ship snow to people in warmer climates – a 16.9 ounce bottle of it for &19.99, or 6 pounds for $89, ... Read More »