In high school and college, I was often unbearably bored. I was bored in ways I didn’t understand or appreciate. And certainly I didn’t understand the meaning of boredom or the importance of being “present.” But because of my boredom I did things that in hindsight I wish I hadn’t done, the tamest of which was thinking it was cool to wear an AC Slater chain with a Dylan McKay earring and haircut. Vaping would have been pretty tame for me too, at age 20.
I am at the park with my kids on an unusually chilly July morning. This park is AWESOME. It has a zip line, really big slides and—ok, I’m just the parent.
It’s mid-morning and I hear a pop-pop-pop off in the distance. I think to myself, leftover Fourth of July fireworks. But a part of me wonders—if I were a teenager, would I be up and setting off fireworks on some random morning?
THE BULLETIN: The suit, filed Thursday in Deschutes County Circuit Court by relatives of John Alan Boop, of Everett, Washington, also names Scott Logging as a defendant for allowing the woman — who was in a DUII diversion program — to drive a company vehicle that was not fitted with an ignition interlock device, which prevents an impaired driver from starting a vehicle.
SEATTLE PI: A person died after falling into the Duwamish Waterway in South Seattle early Thursday morning. Around 4:45 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department received calls saying a "worker" had fallen into the water near the 5200 block of E. Marginal Way S. About 15 minutes later, the department reported the person had been taken out of the water and onto a barge.
SEATTLE TIMES: A King County jury on Thursday awarded about $123 million to the victims and their families in the 2015 Ride the Ducks crash that killed five people and injured more than 60 others. The jury determined after a four-month civil trial that Ride the Ducks International — the Branson, Missouri-based manufacturer of the Duck amphibious vehicle — bore 67 to 70 percent of the responsibility for the crash.
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY: Injured international students from the Ride the Ducks accident on the Aurora Bridge will be given private insurance plans if they lose student health coverage during prolonged medical leaves, state officials said last Friday.
SEATTLE TIMES: The lack of a barrier separating oncoming traffic on the Aurora Bridge is being pointed out in the multiple lawsuits stemming from the 2015 Ride the Ducks crash that killed five people and injured 71 others.
KIRO 7 NEWS: For parents suffering the loss of a child, the grief will always be raw. “On July 7, 2014, our son Bradley Hogue, 19, was horrifically killed on his second day at work,” his mother Deanna Hogue said.
KIRO 7 NEWS: The family of the two victims killed in the Bellevue Chimney condominiums fire wants to hold the man who police say started the fire accountable. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Christo Fournarakis and his wife, along with the Chimney Homeowner's Association.