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November 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant and Rave: Thanks, Seahawks

RAVE To the Seattle Seahawks for a wonderful year of Super Bowl celebration. As I look around and see our colors and banners everywhere I know we’re loyal fans and even if it doesn’t happen again, we’re behind you. Thanks for the memories. RANT AND RAVE Rant to the big headlines when some mega-billionaire gives half…

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October 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Stay out of bike lanes, cars

RAVE To the gentleman who gave my young daughter an autographed Earl Thomas Seahawks football helmet outside a downtown restaurant. You made her night! RANT To motorists who use the bike lane so they can take curves at a higher speed or drift into the lane so they can see past cars ahead of them. Please…

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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 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 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant and Rave: Help for toddler locked in hot car

RAVE To the Kirkland police and the concerned strangers who came to my rescue when I accidentally locked my toddler in the car on a hot day. Passers-by offered blankets to cover the windows to block out the sun, brought tools to try to help get into the car, and smiled and waved at my…

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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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July 21, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Hey DIY’ers, knock it off with the power tools

RAVE To my honest friend who discovered after a recent trip to Costco that she hadn’t been charged for an item in the lower basket and contacted Costco to give them the $17.49 she should have paid. We should all be this honest. RANT To my neighbors and neighborhood landlords with “homeowner projects” that remain in…

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