Military service
8:07 am
Mon June 27, 2011

More Lewis-McChord soldiers seeking mental help

Post-traumatic stress diagnoses and prescriptions for common antidepressants are on the rise at Madigan Army Medical Center.
United States Marine Corps

Officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are hopeful they're making progress against the stigma that keeps some soldiers from getting help for mental health issues.

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NEWS ROUNDUP
7:36 am
Mon June 27, 2011

Monday morning's headlines

The rules for Washington's crab harvest have been changed to the benefit of recreational fishermen.
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Artscape
9:00 am
Sun June 26, 2011

Five reasons why Memphis should get props for the blues

A blues joint on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn.
Bo Nash Flickr

Memphis, Tenn., is known as the birthplace of rock 'n roll. But KPLU's Nick Morrison says it should also be known for the blues.

Nick gives five examples of how Memphis and its neighbor, West Memphis, Ark., rank right up there with the Mississippi Delta and Chicago when it comes to launching the careers of influential blues artists.

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Discover Pass
3:57 pm
Sat June 25, 2011

Fees boost price of Washington state park pass beyond $30

Washington State Parks

The true cost of the new annual pass for Washington state parks will be $30 plus fees, when purchased online or at a licensed dealer.

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Seattle terror plot
3:41 pm
Sat June 25, 2011

War crimes case may have influenced Seattle terror suspects

A federal building that houses the Seattle Military Processing Center in Seattle. Two men have been arrested in a plot to use machine guns and grenades in an attack on the military recruiting station there.
Associated Press

The Seattle terror plot federal authorities say they foiled this week may have been fueled – in part – by alleged war crimes committed by Washington-based soldiers. Court documents indicate one of the terrorism suspects referred to alleged "atrocities" by soldiers charged in the so-called "kill team" case.

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Events and Festivals
3:21 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Five fun activites for the weekend

Bellevue's Strawberry Festival is one good idea for the weekend.
Mike Murry Flickr

It's the first weekend of summer and the state is buzzing with events and festivals from Vancouver, B.C., to Port Orchard. Follow the link for five fun events happening this weekend.

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Food and Entertainment
3:10 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Best bet in Tacoma this weekend: Taste still pleases palates

There are 4 outdoor entertainment stages featuring all genres of music with local and national entertainment located all over the Taste grounds.
dboling40 flickr

After 25 successful years, Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma still remains Tacoma’s best and most affordable family festival!

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Commuting
3:04 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Reminder: Traffic nightmares in Seattle this weekend

With several major events in Seattle this weekend, traffic is going to be tough. The Seattle Department of Transportation advises you just don't drive downtown.
Oran Viriyincy Flickr

Starting tonight, it will be a busy next few days for sports enthusiasts – with Sounders’ soccer matches, Mariners’ baseball games, and the huge Rock ‘n Roll Marathon on Saturday, reports the Seattle Department of Transportation.

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Economy
2:18 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

City looking for ways to help Seattle's economically distressed

Nearly 30% of Seattle residents – and a quarter of King County residents – live on the verge of falling off a financial cliff, according to a recent study.
Flickr

If you’re unemployed or have a job but are living pay check to pay check, Seattle’s City Council wants you to think of them the next time you’re in a financial jam. 

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Charity Fundraisinig
12:43 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Giving really, really big at Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG Challenge

Two fundraising volunteers collecting money for the GiveBIG Challenge at a Seattle Sounder's game at Qwest Field.
Courtesy of The Seattle Foundation

How long would you guess it takes to raise more than $4 million dollars for charity? In King County, give it 17 hours. That’s how long it took The Seattle Foundation to raise more than 18,000 donations in its one-day GiveBIG Challenge.

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