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Wednesday, 19th June 2019 18:58

Seahawks 2019 Minicamp

Considering that it is still June, not many people around the country are thinking about football right now. Unless, of course, you are a Seattle Seahawks fan, in which case you are likely thinking about football all year long. With these people in mind, here are some thoughts of the team's recently completed minicamp:   Bobby Wagner Participated (Sorta) One of the team's most pressing concerns right now is re-signing All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. This year, Wagner will enter the final year of his 4-year, $43 million contract, and he is looking to become the highest paid inside linebacker in the NFL. That would mean a deal somewhere north of the one C. J. Mosley signed with the Jets, which was for $85 million over 5 years, with more than $50 million of it guaranteed.While Wagner and the Seahawks continue to negotiate a long-term deal, Wagner is insisting that…
Friday, 14th June 2019 17:49

Seattle's Top Rooftop Dining

Seattle's iconic skyline makes it the ideal place for rooftop dining, where you can take in unforgettable views of the Space Needle and Puget Sound while enjoying superb food and drinks. Here's the Seattle Public Relations list of the trendiest rooftop bars and restaurants in the Emerald City. The Mountaineering Club Located atop the newly renovated Graduate Seattle hotel (formerly Hotel Deca), the Mountaineering Club features a creative cocktail list and a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. If you opt for the latter, there are s'mores-making kits available to round out the meal. Seafood lovers will feel especially welcome here, but the views of the Olympic range are sure to attract diners of all stripes. The recent renovations have turned this spot into a top draw—no start up PR required—so be prepared for a wait. The Fog Club If it's the Great Wheel you've come to see, you won't…
Monday, 3rd June 2019 18:41

Seattle Ferry Hits Humpback Whale

On the night of Tuesday, May 28th, a Washington State Ferry collided with a juvenile humpback whale in the waters of Elliott Bay. The impact occurred mere minutes after the ferry’s scheduled 8:15 p.m. departure from Coleman Dock, in downtown Seattle. Witnesses riding aboard the boat, at the time, reported seeing red water in the ship’s wake, and searches were conducted into the night, looking for either the injured whale or its remains. While neither was ever located, officials now assume that the accident proved fatal for the young humpback.  Reports said that nobody onboard the ferry was injured.  Despite the frequency with which ferries traverse the waters in and around Washington, each day, this run-in was the first of its kind recorded between the state-operated ferries and any large marine mammal. That excellent record is owed in part to the vigilance of individual ferry crews, including those lookouts posted…
A recent spate of earthquakes dating back to as early as April 2019 and numbering in the dozens have been going off and the average person has no idea. Not only has this tectonic activity been going on as deep as 20 miles below the surface, we now know that they signify an event that has not been experienced since 2011; three separate tectonic zones all moving at the same time. The most recent event in this tectonic "swarming" happened beneath the coastline of central Oregon. Specifically, it occurred on the 16th of May at 4:11 a.m. and rumbled in an area four miles to the east of Copalis Beach. The earthquake measured as a 3.4 on the Richter scale. Because of the depth of this quake and others within this "tremor burst," aftershocks are mostly nonexistent. Every time a new tremor, quake or temblor rumbles beneath, scientists gain new…
Wednesday, 15th May 2019 16:10

Scooter-Sharing coming to Seattle

Scooter-sharing is a growing industry throughout the county; it was only time the phenomenon would find its way to Washington state and, more importantly, Seattle. Mayor Jenny Durkan is certainly open to the possibilities of scooter-sharing systems entering the Seattle market. A post on the site GeekWire outlines the mayor's thoughts on this subject. Among her concerns were safety as well as the impact on the city's expanded bike-sharing program. In terms of safety, she points to research indicating the increase in accidents among scooter users. It's certainly an issue that ranks at the top with any city involved with creating sharing programs. For that reason, the mayor believes a pilot program can help iron out the problems. Secondary to her thoughts on safety, she's also determined to keep the city's bike-sharing system, currently ranging over more than 7000 vehicles, operating at normal levels. To her, this is more of…
The Retail Giant Wants Its Employees to Become Independent Deliverers Usually, employers want to retain their employees. Many, in fact, will go to great lengths to do just that. But Amazon is actually giving its employees an incentive to leave. The company is not only offering its employees 3 months of salary if they quit and become independent deliverers for the company, but it is also offering them up to $10,000 to cover the costs of starting a new business. The news comes on the heels of Amazon's intention to reduce shipping times for Prime customers to one day, and it is part of an expansion of the company's Delivery Service Partner program. The program includes a slew of benefits, such as training and access to advanced technology as well as discounts on a number of items such as branded vans, uniforms, gas and vehicle insurance. Last year, Amazon indicated…
Thursday, 2nd May 2019 21:30

Seahawks 2019 Draft Class

The Seattle Seahawks have one of the best rosters in the NFL. Last year, the team surprised many people by making the playoffs. The team's general manager wanted to focus on improving specific positions during the 2019 draft. Several years ago, the Seahawks had one of the best secondaries in the league. After multiple veteran players were traded, the Seahawks needed to focus on drafting quality defensive players. L.J. Collier L.J. Collier was drafted in the first round. Collier played at TCU as a defensive end. In college, he played in the same system that the Seahawks use. The team expects Collier to contribute at both defensive end and outside linebacker. At the combine, Collier impressed a lot of scouts with his speed and strength. At TCU, he did an excellent job getting pressure on the quarterback. Marquise Blair Kam Chancellor was one of the best safeties in the NFL…
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider traded down twice in the first round, and still managed to draft a top player in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The team started with 4 draft picks prior to the draft but ended the night with a total of 9 picks. In 1976, the brand-new Seattle NFL franchise made a pair of defensive players their first two drafted players. Steve Niehaus and Sammy Green each played less than five seasons for the Seahawks. Neither would be considered for any Seahawk wall-of-honor. Seattle certainly hopes their early-round selections in 2019 have more productive careers than this pair of defenders. Seattle has had one first round pick since they took defensive end Bruce Irvin out of West Virginia in 2012. After trading star defensive end Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Seahawks held a pair of first-round selections. Heading into…