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January 24, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Traffic circle rules revisited

RAVE To the kind gentleman who rescued a couple of 90-plus-year-old women who’d waited 45 minutes for a cab that never showed up at the restaurant. RANT To wrong information about traffic-circle driving rules. The vehicle on the right, not the vehicle on the left, has the right of way. RCW 46.61.180 states “When two vehicles…

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January 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Keep off the slopes, drunk snowboarder

RAVE To the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Seattle Police Department for finding my car within 30 hours of its being stolen. Their professionalism and prompt response made my day! RANT To the drunk snowboarder reeking of alcohol who could barely stand up and fell down getting off the ski lift chair, causing his seatmates to…

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January 22, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Travel circle driving rules

RAVE To the middle school students who put up posters in store fronts on Queen Anne Avenue urging all of us to reach out to isolated elderly people with a phone call or visit. What a great idea! And thanks to the store owners who assisted by making their windows available. RANT To drivers approaching traffic…

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January 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: ‘We’re so lucky to be part of another winning Seahawks season’

RAVE To the Polyclinic for the beautiful blue 12, the Great Wheel for the spectacular Seahawks colors and cool football, Pemco for the classy green/blue building and for all the businesses with “12” lights and banners/flags that make this festive fun time even better for all the 12s and everyone in Seattle. We’re so lucky to…

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January 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Lucky pennies for sunshine and love

RAVE To whomever put the bowl of pennies and the thoughtful poem on the fountain ledge outside our Sand Point Way office. It was a joy to watch people of all ages read your poem and toss the coins in the fountain. I wish you sunshine and love, too! RANT To whomever left three very old…

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January 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Wash those dirty reusable bags

RAVE To people leaving up their outside Christmas lights. Whatever their reasons, we’re in the middle of the winter and those lights do a good job brightening up our mood and the dark, cold days of the season. I’d find the displays tacky by next month or so, but by that time I’m sure most…

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January 18, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Seal Sitters keep pups safe while mama seal hunts

RAVE To Seal Sitters volunteers who ensure that baby seal pups on the beach are kept safe while their mothers are hunting for food. I spotted a seal pup in Myrtle Edwards Park and within an hour a volunteer had the area taped off with a sign explaining that the pup needed to be left…

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January 17, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Mama Sherman ‘raised a son with such a generous spirit.’

RAVE  To Richard Sherman, who gave an 84-year-old Seahawks fan a very special Christmas, and to Mama Sherman, who raised a son with such a generous spirit. While Richard Sherman was in a meeting in San Francisco with EA Games after winning the Madden 15 cover vote, my dad’s name somehow came up in the…

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January 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Kind construction workers lift wheelchair

RAVE For the two kind construction workers who rushed across the street from where they were working to help a woman who was having difficulty getting the man she was pushing in a wheelchair over the curb while crossing the street. They lifted the chair from the street to the sidewalk, a simple task for…

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January 15, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Find out who benefits before donating

RAVE To the Metro driver and passengers who were so helpful and kind when I fell entering the bus and gashed my forehead on the fare box. The driver called Seattle Fire Department medics, and passengers offered first aid and sat with me to be sure I was OK while we waited for them to…

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