Author Archives: Sue Romero

Today is the Great Washington Shakeout at 10:16am!

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

What would you do if there was an earthquake? Today, more than a million people across the state will practice their responses as part of the worldwide earthquake drill – and you can register online to be officially included in that count! It all happens at 10:16am today! For more info, check out the Great Washington Shakeout. Remember – Drop, ... Read More »

Nailed it! 8-year-old recreates ‘Dirty Dancing’ scene

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This is the best thing I’ve seen all week! We’ve all tried (haven’t we? lol) but this kid got it exactly right! He just needs a partner good enough to keep up! More than 11 MILLION views on his mom’s Facebook page and going strong. Somebody get this kid a contract!   Read More »

Traffic alert in Ballard! Starts Thursday for 12 WEEKS (info)

Road Construction Ahead Sign

After years of getting hit by loads that were too tall, the Emerson Street overpass at the south end of the Ballard Bridge is going to get fixed – but to do that, Seattle DOT will have CLOSE Emerson street – the main connecter between Magnolia and Queen Anne (or Fisherman’s terminal and Nickerson St). So…starting Thursday morning October 9, ... Read More »

Win Seahawks tickets for Thanksgiving game day – TODAY at 4pm!

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Washington’s Lottery has a gift for the 12’s TODAY – a chance to win tickets to the Seahawks game on Thanksgiving Day against the 49er’s – IN San Francisco! WA Lotto is holding an event at Westfield Southcenter Mall  in Tukwila TODAY from 4pm-7pm (but 12’s will start lining up at 2pm!). Fans enter by buying two $5 “Seahawks 12″ ... Read More »

Russell Wilson on Domestic Violence

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“I used to beat people up” is the first sentence in an enlightening article about domestic violence – written by beloved Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. The article was published on Derek Jeter’s new blog called “The Player’s Tribune,” described as the “unfiltered voices of professional athletes” and meant to bring fans closer to their sports heroes. This is a good ... Read More »

Bigger smartphones need… a bigger thumb?

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We do so much on our smartphones these days, some of us have gotten really good at ‘one-handed’ dialing and surfing with just one thumb. But what if your iPhone, Samsung or Blackberry phablet is a little too big for the one-thumb reach-across? The Thanko company in Japan thinks they have the solution: a thumb extender – it looks like ... Read More »

Hey 5th Graders – FREE Season Pass at Stevens Pass!

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Stevens Pass has teamed up with Carter Subaru for the 5th Grade Ski & Ride program to provide every 5th grader in the state a FREE season pass for this winter! How cool is that? ANY 5th Grader in Washington is eligible, you just have to have proof of enrollment in 5th grade (report card, school ID) and be between ... Read More »

Weekend Traffic Alerts! (lots of info)

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From concerts to sports events, there’s a LOT going on this weekend – and that includes transportation projects that will shut down parts of freeways! Some of the biggest potential trouble spots: I-5 in Olympia - Work on I-5 at US Highway 101 will have lanes closures in BOTH directions , going down to ONE lane during overnight weekend nights. ... Read More »

Help name the newest state ferry (info)

Seattle Skyline And Ferry

We’ve already got a “Puyallup,” a “Sealth,” and a “Tokitae,” so you can’t use any of those as an idea to name of the newest 144-car ferry in the Washington State Ferries fleet. And since the state Transportation Commission likely won’t accept names like “Millennium Falcon” or “Olaf,” here are their guidelines to help you think of a more fitting ... Read More »

What would you put in a time capsule for the year 2389?

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An iPhone? A DVD of your favorite movie? A 2014 postcard? A group of ‘Capsule Keepers’ wants your ideas! 25 years ago, time capsules were filled with things about our state history and culture at the Capitol in Olympia. Back then, a group of 300 10-year-olds became Keepers of the Capsule and now… they’re 35 years old and want your ... Read More »