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October 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Hockey gear lost and found

RAVE Through a series of missteps my son’s hockey bag was left on the ground when the team switched buses. Imagine our despair when we found his hockey gear wasn’t in the baggage compartment at our destination, but the story has a happy ending. The team manager called the Everett police department to see if…

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October 29, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Turn down the heat

RAVE For Dr. Joanne RobertsCQ, spokesperson for Providence Hospital Everett, for her sensitivity speaking about the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting victims. As one glued to the TV for word of a friend’s granddaughter’s safety, I appreciated the competence and calmness of her reporting. RANT To Sound Transit: Most people wear a coat when it’s cold outside,…

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October 27, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Hey coaches, student athletes aren’t sex objects

RAVE: To the couple who smiled and waved to us as they walked by the window of a restaurant where we’d just finished our meal. We were so surprised to discover that they had paid for our dinner. The two little children they were carrying have wonderful role models. Count on us to pass it…

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October 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: I’ll stand up for a curtain call, thank you very much

RANT To the two women hiking Squak Mountain and allowing their pack of unleashed dogs to get aggressive with me and my leashed dog more than once. Why is the first thing out of your mouths excuses and not an apology? RAVE To the Seattle police officer who alerted us to a free street parking space…

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October 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Pedestrians need to be careful, too

RAVE To KeyArena for a great night with Phish and an awesome staffer who seemed to be everywhere. She greeted us with a hello, patiently put on wrist bands, and then said a cheery goodbye. Unless they clone employees, her name was Shannon. RANT To the numerous pedestrians that utilize crosswalks: use some common sense and…

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October 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Hooray for free Seattle Symphony concert

RAVE To Seattle Symphony, Kiwanis Club, donors and foundations for providing a delightful, free community concert at Chief Sealth High School last Friday. The music was amazing: Mozart and Schubert pieces, familiar and lovely. Families of several generations, neighbors and community groups all enjoyed and appreciated it, and young children were introduced to live, classical…

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