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August 9, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Put down the phone and drive!

RAVE To the wonderful people at Metro (bus drivers and office personnel) for finding my bag with important papers in it and holding it securely until I was able to retrieve it. Thank you for your great service! RANT To all the wonderfully selfish drivers at stoplights reading their texts or email, doing paperwork, brushing hair…

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August 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Kids need to learn respect

RAVE To the 2014 Seafair Weekend Official Program, which  finally included a scoring sheet for the hydroplane races at Lake Washington after years of not including one. Fans of the races enjoy keeping track of the hydro statistics and knowing the position and other information about the boats and their drivers. RANT To the 10- and…

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August 6, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Stop hogging the workout equipment!

RAVE To the sailors who participate in the Thursday Night Regatta at Elliott Bay Marina. What a beautiful sight to see the boats under sail with Mount Rainier in the background. Thank you. RANT To the people that rest, text, read or chat on the workout equipment at athletic clubs! When you’re done with your “set,”…

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August 5, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Kids don’t belong at a Beyoncé and Jay-Z show

RANT To the parents who thought it was a good idea to bring your elementary school-aged children to the Beyoncé and Jay -Z concert at Safeco Field. Not only were the ones I saw not wearing any ear protection (my earplugs barely protected my hearing) but the show was clearly not children-friendly. If you can…

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August 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Those Blue Angels blues

RAVE To the four Seattle Police officers that quickly responded to our 911 call. They were all very polite, professional, treated all involved with respect and most important, defused an otherwise volatile situation. Thank you, SPD, for all you do. RANT Monday, I rode my bicycle 21 miles (42 miles round trip) to see the Blue…

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July 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: What kind of nerd steals a calculator?

RAVE To local businesses serving as drop-off locations for donations going to Eastern Washington for all the people who lost their homes (and everything they owned) in the huge wildfires there. And raves to all who took the time to donate sleeping bags, tents, flashlights, diapers, socks and more to those who desperately needed help. RANT…

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July 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Stealing from kittens? Shame on you

RAVE To the good citizens of Seattle and Metro’s efficient lost-and-found system for successfully reuniting my teenager with her borrowed ukulele, days after it was left on the bus but only minutes after we finally realized it was lost. You turned a potential disaster into a feel-good story. Well done! RANT To the person(s) who stole…

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