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Mom and newborn baby

Here are the top baby names in Washington State

Forget John and Mary and Jennifer and Doug. Baby names are colorful now. And not only are they colorful, a lot of them seem to be throwbacks to the olden days of the pioneers and the gold rush and the wild west. The stats are finally in from last year, and here are the top 10 baby names for 2017...
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Salmon on the grill

Copper River Salmon is here -- but it's extra-pricey

The first Alaska Airlines cargo flight carrying 16,000 pounds of Copper River salmon arrived Friday morning. And they say by the end of the day another 48,000 pounds will be in Seattle. Which means that the PNW's favorite spring and early-summer tradition should be readily available -- but it's...
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Roller skating

Ready for some old school fun? How about hitting the rolller rink?

No experience necessary for retro fun all over Puget Sound -- take the family roller skating! I know it sounds a little hokey, and it's definitely not what we might think of as cool, which is exactly what makes it cool, right? Seattle and the suburbs have a bunch of choices if you'd like to try...
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Mexican food

Where to feast on Mexican food around Seattle this Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is on Saturday this year, so why don't you make plans for a fiesta at one of these hot Mexican spots? Yelp has generously compiled " Seattle's Guide to Marvelous Mexican Eats " just in time for the festivites.Most of these places aren't fancy; when you read the Yelp reviews you see...
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Bowling

Let's bowl! Here's where to take the whole family for bowling fun in the PNW

If your family's bored and the weather's not great, what do you do? Here's an idea -- go bowling! Most 21st century bowling alleys are so family-friendly . . . even for the youngest kids, who get the benefit of gutter rails to keep the ball in the lane, thos little rack thingies that help a kid...
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Concert fans

Here's how to buy $20 tickets to summer's hottest concerts

Summertime is concert time, but seeing all the shows you want to see can get a little spendy. Now, relief! This is good: How would you like to buy tickets to some of this summer’s hottest concerts (and into fall) for $20 bucks a ticket? The concert promoter Live Nation just announced National...
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John and Dawson reading bedtime stories

Give someone a book -- it's World Book Night!

We're used to tuning out the world and losing ourselves in our phones. But when's the last time you got lost in a good book? Today's the day we're encouraged to spread the word about the joys of reading. It's World Book Night -- a night that originated in the U.K devoted to celebrating the...
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Earth

This weekend around here is all about the Earth, spring, music, and wine

Earth Day Weekend is always a big deal here in the PNW, so -- big surprise -- there are lots of earth-friendly things to do this weekend. First of all, try recycling and composting and don't litter or crush cigarette butts on the sidewalk. Okay. Now here's what else you can do: Friday Earth Day...
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Jet cockpit

Listen to the cool, calm, collected woman who landed a damaged 737 and saved 149 lives

I want to give props to the incredible pilot of this Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas yesterday –- the woman who landed the plane with one functioning engine. The other engine basically blew up at 30,000 feet. It sprayed shrapnel into the plane, blew out a window, and killed one of...
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Seattle skyline

Seattle was just ranked the 4th most hipster-ish city in the world

What does it take for a city to be a haven for hipsters? Whatever it is, Seattle's got the right stuff. There's a new survey by MoveHub (a global relocation service, whatever that is) and they've determined " the most hipster cities in the world ." As you might expect, Portland finished strong, and...
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