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Rant & Rave

Times readers share their encounters with the good and the bad.

September 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Oh no! Kitten trapped in dashboard

RAVE To the UW Police Department officers who rescued the 9-week-old-kitten I’d just adopted when it crawled under the brake pedal and behind the dashboard when I pulled into UW Medical Center. After half an hour trying to get him out, we flagged down a passing UWPD patrol car, and the officers used a screwdriver…


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September 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Go Mariners!

RAVE To the Seattle Department of Transportation pothole-repair team. I submitted an online report of a pothole at 4 p.m. Tuesday and it was repaired sometime before 7 a.m. Wednesday! What a testament to the city’s dedication to promptly attend to street repairs. RANT To Seattle “sports fans”: Where are you? Is the 12th Man under…


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September 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Keep dogs off the beach

RAVE To the city of Seattle for allowing bicycles on the sidewalks legally, operating “in a careful and prudent manner” as the law says, to reduce the number of bike accidents. Sidewalks are often the only safe alternative for cyclists and in some cases (Lake Union Loop), bicycles are instructed to ride on the sidewalk. RANT…


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September 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Traffic at White River Amphitheatre

RAVE To last weekend’s 49th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. From the parade to the great volunteers, excellent artists, merchants and musicians, one the best beer gardens anywhere, a great fireworks show, even perfect weather, we had a wonderful time. Mukilteo should be very proud. RANT To the White River Amphitheatre for its inability to get cars…


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September 9, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Long wait for Husky Metrobus

RAVE To the wonderful gentleman who helped my mom and me to our seats at the Seahawks game, including taking my mom’s hand to help steady her so she’d   feel secure as we made our way toward the top of the stadium. We both thank him! RANT To Metro from the hundreds of us waiting for…


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September 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Shrieking toddlers

RAVE For our neighbor near Thornton Creek who’s beautifully landscaped his side of the creek using his own money and labor. Wish we had more citizens like him. RANT To idiots who think that a packed Mariners game is an appropriate place for toddler playtime. While the parents relaxed several seats away, they let their 1-…


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September 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant and Rave: Help for toddler locked in hot car

RAVE To the Kirkland police and the concerned strangers who came to my rescue when I accidentally locked my toddler in the car on a hot day. Passers-by offered blankets to cover the windows to block out the sun, brought tools to try to help get into the car, and smiled and waved at my…


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September 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: no bikes on sidewalks

RAVE  To the police who responded quickly and professionally to my 911 call when a stranger who was disoriented appeared on my porch. RANT To bicycle riders on sidewalks. Sidewalks are for pedestrians. We’ve paid for your bike lanes and we don’t walk in them. Please use them and stop intimidating pedestrians who are where they…


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