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Seattle imposes fine for too many food scraps in the garbage

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle residents who throw too many pizza crusts, coffee grounds and uneaten leftovers in their regular garbage will now face a fine, in one of the toughest mandatory composting efforts in the country, officials said on Tuesday.

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on Sep 23, 2014 at 09:20 PM
SHED Architecture Merges Co...

SHED Architecture Merges Concrete, Wood and Aluminum in a Cozy Refuge for an Elderly Seattle Couple

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The house is located in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood and takes its name from the pedestrian path that that connects its site to the north. The 20-foot slope enabled the architects to design a multifaceted space with subtle concrete detailing and plenty of

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on Sep 04, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Wood-Fired Wa_Sauna is a Fl...

Wood-Fired Wa_Sauna is a Floating Refuge for Water Lovers in Seattle

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Wa_sauna is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production. The prototype for the design includes a large wooden platform and a wood-fired sauna. A rear ladder leads from the platform to the roof and a "cool down hatch" lets overheated

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on Sep 03, 2014 at 02:21 PM
PAX Prime gaming convention...

PAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle.

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on Aug 30, 2014 at 02:50 AM
Cool Map Thing: Here's What...

Cool Map Thing: Here's What Every Reported Seattle Bike Crash Looks Like Mapped

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The folks at You Are Here continue to spend the year creating interactive maps for U.S. cities and they've looked back around on Seattle, this time to map out the 1,284 bicycle crashes that were reported between 2010 and...

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on Aug 27, 2014 at 05:50 PM

Marysville metal caster invests $230,000 in hazardous waste reduction as part of EPA settlement (WA)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

Agreement also includes $18,000 civil penalty for improper storage, handling and record-keeping(Seattle?Aug. 25, 2014) SeaCast, Inc., a metal casting facility in Marysville, Washington, has agreed to pay The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a penalty of $18,000 to settle alleged hazardous waste...

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on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:21 PM
Seattle Zoo Elephant's Unex...

Seattle Zoo Elephant's Unexpected Death Prompts Important Discussion About Animal Captivity

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

A 45-year-old African elephant's unexpected death at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo has fanned the flames of the ongoing debate about the humaneness of elephant captivity. Watoto was euthanized after she was found on her side in an outdoor elephant exhibit yard on Friday. Attempts to place her back on her feet had failed. Zoo medical staff assessed that her health was rapidly declining so they mad...

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on Aug 24, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Eater Maps: 15 Seattle Happ...

Eater Maps: 15 Seattle Happy Hours to Try Now

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In Seattle, happy hour is an art form. The best restaurant happy hours take it seriously, with top-notch cocktails and damn fine beer and wine selections. Oh, and let's not forget great selections of small plates, for the inevitable...

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on Aug 22, 2014 at 07:50 PM

Fall Tracking: Seattle's 14 Most Anticipated Fall Restaurant Openings

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If there's any reason to actually look forward to summer ending, it's this: Some of the most exciting restaurant openings of 2014 will happen over the next few months. Eater National already came out with their list of the...

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on Aug 19, 2014 at 05:50 PM
Otter That Attacked Swimmer...

Otter That Attacked Swimmers Near Seattle Is Dead

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SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities have tracked and killed the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in a river near Seattle, state wildlife officials said Monday.Federal officials shot the male otter near the place on the Pilchuck River where the attack took place at the end of July, about 30 miles northeast of Seattle, according to Capt. Alan Myers of the Washington Depa...

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on Aug 12, 2014 at 12:20 AM