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Bill Gates is Mad and Thinks You Should Be Too

In an interview for the October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine, Bill Gates makes it clear that he is none too happy about the state of public schools, namely those in inner cities. He points to it being a civil rights issue. And he wants to know why a strong social movement - especially in African-American communities - hasn't successfully mobilized. He is flummoxed as to why we aren't all expressing the same outrage and rising up against the status quo. Read more »

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Why Seattle Should Break Up with the Weather

Because good friends butt in when friends are in long-term relationships.

1. Seattle is totally over your bad attitude; but it's all she can talk about. It's beginning to distract her from what's important, like new Fall TV shows and fad vegan diets.

2. You don't support Seattle's hobbies. Except for that one day she tried kite-surfing, you have been quite content for her to sit on the couch all day, agonizing over you on Facebook.

3. We all see the way you look at Portland. Read more »

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Hilliard's in Ballard Has Great Beer in the Can

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Cody Bay

It's not easy to distinguish oneself as a brewer in this microbrew-soaked city. But Ryan Hilliard is off to a good start before his Ballard brewery, Hilliard's Beer, is even open.

Hilliard, thanks to a relatively new small-scale packaging machine called the ACS 3.5 (by Cask Brewing Systems), is putting his prize-winning home brew-turned-professional-project craft beer into cans. Read more »

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Hot or Not: Local Radio Contest Wants You to Rank Your Co-workers

I listen to 92.5 frequently in my car. All four songs they play cheer me up when I'm stuck in traffic.

Recently the drive-time program launched a new contest called "Office Hottie," in which listeners are encouraged to nominate themselves or someone at their place of work as the "Office Hottie." The winner scores $1500 for the whole office.

I'm torn: is this appalling? Or amusing? Read more »

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Remembering 9/11 in Seattle

Sunday marks the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy. The impact was, of course, felt around the world. In Seattle that day, thousands gathered bewildered around Seattle Center's International Fountain, looking for answers and communal mourning. Read more »

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