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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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September 20, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Husky fans, down in front!

RAVE  To the mysterious folks on the south side 300s section at Husky Stadium for generously distributing Tootsie Roll Pops to the entire section after each Husky win. It makes the victory all the sweeter! RANT To people who insist on standing through most of the Husky football games. If you would sit down, the people…

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September 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Lose the crude T-shirt

RAVE For Jim Page on the 40th anniversary of the Busker’s Ordinance. When I was at the UW in the 1970s, I always looked forward to his impromptu performances on campus. He brightened my days with his running commentary and incorporating the passers-by into his lyrics. RANT To the slobby man at the Washington State Fair…

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September 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: What part of ‘toxic’ don’t you understand, Mom?

RAVE For a spectacular jazz performance by a group of eighth-grade students from Eckstein Middle School, the delightful highlight of our recent visit to the Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union. RANT To the mom at Green Lake watching two young girls swim 20 feet away from the “NO SWIMMING” (due to toxic algae)…

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September 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Go Mariners!

RAVE To the Seattle Department of Transportation pothole-repair team. I submitted an online report of a pothole at 4 p.m. Tuesday and it was repaired sometime before 7 a.m. Wednesday! What a testament to the city’s dedication to promptly attend to street repairs. RANT To Seattle “sports fans”: Where are you? Is the 12th Man under…

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