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August 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Thanks for elevator rescue

RAVE To Seattle Fire Department Ladder 4 who responded to our call that 12 of us were trapped between floors in an elevator in Belltown. They arrived shortly after the call and got all of us out of the elevator efficiently and promptly. We all greatly appreciated their work. RANT To travelers riding Light Rail to…


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August 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Rant&Rave: Thanks for saving cyclist

RAVE To all the wonderful folks who adopt older animals from local animal shelters, including whoever adopted Sherman, a 12-year-old cat, from Regional Animal Services of King County Animal Services. Although he’s 12 he has the heart and soul of a kitten. Older shelter animals have lots of love and affection to share with their…


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August 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Tame that overgrown yard

RAVE To the Seattle Yacht Club member who rescued me with a tow when my boat engine died in the San Juan Islands, helping keep the spirit of friendly “boater-helping-boater” seamanship alive on Puget Sound. RANT To all those folks with overgrown yards, tall trees that drop leaves, and ivy — think about how that affects…


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August 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Obey traffic signals, pedestrians

RAVE To the woman who regularly paints out spray paint graffiti on the long wall near St. Mark’s Cathedral. She lives in the area and has taken it on herself to do it, with the homeowner’s permission. The wall gets hit fairly often, and she always cleans it up promptly. She deserves a “Good Citizen”…


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August 20, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Hold off on Halloween and Christmas

RAVE To the burly and friendly construction site flagger on Dexter Avenue who greets the hundreds of passing cyclists each day with “Good morning!” “Have a nice weekend!”, or “Sorry for the delay!”: You’ve been making my day all summer long. RANT To major retailers who are always getting a “jump” on the season. I’ve already…


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August 19, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Happy driver’s license

RAVE For the woman at the driver’s license office who worked around an outdated document, made me laugh, and got me a driver’s license in a very short time, and to the other employees there who transformed a tedious business into a social event. RANT  To those morons who post insensitive, critical comments in social media…


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August 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant & Rave: Enough intrusive questions

RAVE To the Edmonds school district for providing free full-time kindergarten to all students at some schools this year, and kudos to their weeklong jump-start program to acclimate the new kindergartners to school and assess their skills so the teachers have an understanding of their new students. The parents’ meeting was helpful and very informative….


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