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Monday, October 8, 2012

Neighborhood Blog Round-Up: Sewage, Firecrackers, and Student Debt

Posted by on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Alleged Purse Snatcher Bagged: According to the Maple Leaf Life blog, police have arrested a man suspected to have stolen a woman's purse in the Northgate QFC's parking lot on September 23rd. He's locked in King County Jail for investigation of robbery.

Last March for Student Debt Noise Brigade: The Capitol Hill Seattle blog reports that the Student Debt Noise Brigade are ceasing their marches against debilitating student debt after Wednesday. Low participant turnout has hampered the brigade's effort at noisiness. However, the group is announcing the beginning of U-District march against student debt starting this Wednesday.

Student Arrested for Having Explosive at School: Police arrested a student at Eckstein Middle School on Friday suspected of bringing a small explosive to school according to the Wedgewood View blog. Police say the device, "similar to a large firework," was found in the kid's backpack upon search.

Input Meeting for Seward Park Sewage Tank: Seattle Public Utilities is holding a meeting tonight at the Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center to discuss the 2.4 million gallon raw sewage storage tank to be built beneath the park's tennis courts. The Ranier Valley Post reports that the tank is supposed to mitigate the amount of sewage flowing into Lake Washington. The Pro: cleaner water. The Con: a $60 to $90 million price tag, possibly higher.

 

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Will in Seattle 1
Well, student debt at the UW is way higher than at SCCC, so that part makes sense.

Plus, perfect excuse to enjoy the weather.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 8, 2012 at 4:11 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 2
I don't think I would have even been suspended - let alone arrested - if I had been caught with a "small explosive device" (a.k.a., firecracker) at my middle school back in the '70s.

Especially one that, “Unless it was close to somebody, it would have only caused minor damage.”
Posted by Free Lunch on October 8, 2012 at 5:43 PM · Report this
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It's strange to think we just have sewage flowing into lakes. I don't recall seeing any "don't ever swim here, poop pipe nearby" signs anywhere.
Posted by The CHZA on October 8, 2012 at 5:45 PM · Report this
Fnarf 4
I suggest the new Unpaid Intern practice spelling "Rainier" a few times until it's second nature.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on October 8, 2012 at 6:17 PM · Report this
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@3 I think that's precisely what they used to have along the banks of Lake Washington before they cleaned it up, fifty years ago or something.

http://www.washington.edu/research/pathb…
Posted by floater on October 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 6
@4: You get what you pay for.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on October 9, 2012 at 7:38 AM · Report this

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