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For two-time cancer survivor, Leukemia Cup is about second chances

For two-time cancer survivor, Leukemia Cup is about second chances

For Brad Smith, Saturday’s Leukemia Cup sailing regatta on Elliott Bay isn’t about taking first place—it’s about having another shot at life. In the fall of 2006, things were looking good for Smith. He had a rewarding job at Microsoft and was about to celebrate 10 years in remission from a bout with testicular cancer. He was feeling a bit […]

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National Weather Service chief pledges support for Washington coastal radar system

National Weather Service chief pledges support for Washington coastal radar system

The director of the National Weather Service told a community forum in Seattle today he’s committed to securing a coastal weather radar system for Washington state. “We want you to believe that we care,” Jack Hayes told the audience at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Western Regional Center. “I’m not going to give up to get […]

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Sunshine fuels algae blooms in state waters

Sunshine fuels algae blooms in state waters

The blue skies, sunshine and warm temperatures the region enjoyed over the long weekend aren’t just making lawns and gardens grow—they’re also contributing to algae blooms. An algae bloom is the visible appearance of millions of tiny plant-like organisms in the water. It can look like spilled oil, paint or sewage. Blooms are common during […]

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Coastal weather radar becoming closer to reality for Washington

Coastal weather radar becoming closer to reality for Washington

Momentum is building for a new coastal weather radar in Washington state that proponents say could dramatically improve forecasts, prevent millions of dollars in storm-related damages and even save lives. Though Washington gets some of the most extreme weather in the country, it’s considered to be among the worst areas in the nation for coastal radar coverage. […]

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