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February 16, 2019



Snowpocalypse Now!

Record-breaking snowfall prompts road closures, is expected to continue into the week.   This February has already been Seattle’s snowiest since 1949, and meteorologists say it’s just getting started. The most recent storm, which hit Friday night and continued into Saturday morning, blanketed the city with an astounding 7.9 inches of snow. Combined with Sunday,


Federal Government Shutdown

On December 22nd of 2018, the Federal Government of the United States of America shut down. Depending on how your life and finances are organized you may not have felt the effects – directly. But if you are a federal worker or the family member of one, receive SNAP food benefits, are a federal inmate

picture of closed sidewalk sign on UW campus near where site of accident

UW Student Dies – Icy Sidewalk Slip & Fall

The recent cold weather has claimed the life of a University of Washington student today. According to a statement released by Major Steve Rittereiser of the UW Campus Police, this morning at 10:31 am, both UW Police and Seattle Fire responded to a woman down on a sidewalk east of Drumheller Fountain. The 19-year-old sophomore was

snowy street in west seattle

Seattle Snow Day – Take Two

Today Seattle schools are seeing the second weather-related closure this year. Some may question the reasoning behind today’s closures, but there are several factors that come into play when determining the safety of keeping schools open during inclement weather conditions. Even when the snow stops falling, there can still be dangers on icy roads, particularly side

View of people on the viaduct for the grand opening with tunnel entrance looming below

Seattle’s Snowy Streets Welcome The New Tunnel

The new SR99 tunnel opened this morning after this weekend’s concurrent grand opening and farewell events. The tunnel to viaduct walk, run and ride introduced Seattleites to the new tunnel while allowing them to say goodbye to viaduct one last time. Governor Inslee was on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. If you were expecting an

Campus Security Seal

Alleged Serial Masturbator Arrested On Campus

On January 25th, campus security responded to a call from the front desk of the MAC building about a man outside on the steps who was verbally harassing women.  In a freak coincidence of timing, another man believed to have multiple reports of public exposure and masturbation had walked out from between the MAC building

Frozen River in Downtown Chicago

Polar Vortex Wreaking Havoc Across Nation

As the local Seattle forecast predicts the mild weather to continue to hover in the low 40s and 50s, the Midwest and East Coast are slammed with temperatures far below freezing. Areas of Minnesota are expected to hit -65 degrees Fahrenheit with windchill. This morning New York’s Central Park saw a comparatively warm low of only -17 degrees


What is the Price of Safety?

If you plan on taking any classes at Seattle Central College in Fall 2019 or beyond, prepare yourself for some major changes — the school is locking down. Approximately a year ago, Central’s administration decided to change the door policy for all Central-affiliated campuses. Instead of all doors staying unlocked until 7:00 pm, as has


Seattle’s Number of JUMP Bikes Jumps Up

A running joke in the cycling community is that we always have free parking. As long as there’s a sturdy pole in sight, cyclists can forego the hunt for parking spaces and evade the clutches of prowling meter maids. At a time when daily commutes are more daunting than ever, sparked by the growing pains

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