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December 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM

End of the nuclear family? Not in Seattle

Could the traditional American family be making a comeback in — of all places — Seattle? Recent census data reveal an unlikely trend: The good old nuclear family, declining across the United States, is on the rise here. Today, 70 percent of Seattle’s roughly 100,000 kids under 18 live with two married parents — a jump of 6 points from 2000. Among the…

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