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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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July 18, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Thanks, VA hospital

RAVE To the staff at Seattle’s VA (Veterans Affairs Administration) hospital for their help in making my first appointment go smoothly, including the call a few days before my visit to give directions and parking information; the volunteer staff at the Information Desk who kindly had two high school volunteers guide me to my clinic;…


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July 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant & Rave: Scared dogs and super nerd to the rescue

RANT To the dog owners who tie their upset, barking dogs outside a cafe then go inside while the poor dog’s plaintive barking ruins the peace for those trying to enjoy outdoor seating. Today at Peets, two different people left their yapping, scared dogs tied to a bike rack so they could enjoy a nice quiet…


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July 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant & Rave: Dehydrated runner, Confederate flag-flyer

RAVE For a caring neighbor who called 911 after finding me severely dehydrated after a long run on a hot day, and to the 911 medics who stabilized me after my limbs cramped and made me immobile. Thanks to them and the ER, I can enjoy our beautiful summer while being mindful of the need to…


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