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September 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Road dangers

RAVE To the Washington State Patrol trooper who rescued a mentally ill woman having a psychotic episode in the middle of James Street. Bystanders called Seattle police, but they hadn’t arrived so we flagged down the trooper’s car on Seventh Avenue. He saved the woman from being run down by cars entering the freeway. RANT…

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September 29, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Who let the dogs out

RAVE To the Washington state ferry employee who saved our dogs when we accidentally left our car door ajar when going to the passenger deck on the ferry. When we returned, we found him standing protectively next to our wide-open car, holding both dogs by their leashes. His quick thinking prevented what could have been…

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September 27, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Pigeons are flying rats — don’t feed ‘em

RAVE To the 100-plus Microsoft employees who spent the United Way “Day of Caring” at Whitman Middle School, working tirelessly on much-needed projects, cleaning up the area around the school collecting weeds and debris, re-striping the parking lot, painting an outside wall and a new therapy room and setting up a new weight room. They…

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September 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Light Rail save; texting-while-motorcycling

RAVE Rave to the compassionate, gentle giant of a man who prevented this senior lady from falling inside a crowded Light Rail train. Thank you, kind sir. Rant to me for being embarrassed and socially inept about my own clumsiness. RANT For the motorcyclist driving at full speed while looking at his cellphone! Perhaps a visit…

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September 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Rescue from Hurricane Odile

RAVE To Alaska Airlines for sending humanitarian flights to Cabo San Lucas to fly out passengers stuck there after Hurricane Odile and flying in food and supplies to help those still there. Thank you for helping our granddaughter get out of there before the situation got worse. RANT To the city of Seattle for allowing campers…

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September 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Cheers for Ilwaco salmon fishing

RAVE For my co-workers who’ve been so helpful and supportive to me while I’ve been at work while going through chemotherapy. Your offers of getting me tea and water help more than you know, and I appreciate your understanding when I’ve had to pass on participating in projects that I’d normally love to help with,…

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