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Minidoka Pilgrimage dedicates ball field

king5.com — HUNT, Idaho -- In the dust and scrub of what used to be an American concentration camp sit an old fashioned scoreboard and freshly-stained wooden backstop. About 250 people helped dedicate the new ball field on the grounds of the Minidoka National Historic Site, where ten thousand Americans of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated during World War Two.

Man runs marathon weeks after heart surgery

usatoday.com — If running a marathon was easy, everyone would do it. The 26.2 mile race is strenuous for anyone, especially for Paul Sykes. He ran one just weeks after heart surgery. Born with a bad heart valve and Paul Sykes knew someday he'd have to have it replaced.

Patients find their voice in Parkinson's Voice Project

king5.com — As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, but with no cure, living with it can be helped by re-learning some simple things, like speaking up. As a Marine, 37-year-old Jason Arwine trained to fight a variety of enemies, but Parkinson's disease wasn't one of them.

Cases Of Pink Eye Increase In The Spring

wfmynews2.com — If you or your child has been experiencing red, itchy or burning eyes, it could be a sign of conjunctivitis or pink eye. Viral and bacterial pink eye is usually at its peak during cold and flu season but as spring blooms so does the allergy caused pink eye.

2014 Northwest Journalists of Color reception

eventbrite.com — Celebrate the next generation of journalists with AAJA Seattle and SABJ! The recipients of the Northwest Journalists of Color, Patricia Fisher Scholarship and Founders Scholarship will be recognized. Enjoy food from Thai Woodinville, Jamil's Big Easy and Nollie's Cafe, mingle with the scholarship winners and other journalists and listen to a keynote from AAJA Seattle founder and KING 5 anchor Lori Matsukawa.

State prisoners nurture endangered turtles

king5.com — Littlerock, Wash. -- Thursday will be release day for several endangered Western Pond Turtles who were nursed back to health from a debilitating shell disease by inmates at the Cedar Creek Corrections Center.

Thief steals tools and dreams of former gang members

king5.com — A Seattle community program trying to turn around the lives of former gang members suffered a setback over the weekend. Thieves made off with woodworking tools the young men were using to build furniture out of wood pallets. An order for 108 chairs scheduled for delivery this summer is now at risk.

UW students welcome Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

king5.com — SEATTLE -- She was greeted like an adored aunt -- sometimes shouted-out by the crowd in Spanish. Students at the University of Washington on Monday welcomed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is in town to discuss her recently published memoir.

Council committee to vote on rideshare regulations in Seattle

king5.com — After a year of debate, a Seattle City Council committee vote is expected Thursday night on Seattle's rideshare regulations. The taxi companies, rideshare drivers and the for-hire companies have all been jockeying for business on Seattle's streets. Seattle City Council's taxi committee is expected to decide Thursday night on regulations for UberX, Sidecar and Lyft.

Feds call for reduced school suspensions

king5.com — The Department of Justice is urging schools to pull-back on suspensions which often derail students from graduating and can saddle them with a criminal record. The Highline School District is already seeing success in its campaign to have "No Suspensions by 2015."
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Aug 31, 2016

RT @realDonaldTrump: Thank you Washington! Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA SAFE AND GREAT AGAIN! #ImWithYou #AmericaFirst https://t.co/CWDQnISYH4

Aug 30, 2016

US shouldn't take in any more #Syrianrefugees #TrumpWA Rather build safe zones "over there" @realDonaldTrump Or "bad bad things' will happen

Aug 30, 2016

RT @AlisonMorrowK5: Rare white pelican flock on Whidbey Island may signal climate and/or ecosystem shift. https://t.co/u79XKfCBMH

Aug 30, 2016

This is @KING5Seattle's video obit of "Uncle Bob" Santos. He's singing karaoke in that big Bush Garden in the sky!  http://kng5.tv/2bAePYS 

Aug 30, 2016

@MikeintheCouv @BoeingClassic Definitely. Bernhard was joking that he has two green ones and now, two bombers!


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