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Inside Seattle (Feb 19th, 2019)

On Wednesday, we'll have light snowfall in the evening with a high/low of 41/30 degrees Fahrenheit. On Thursday it will be cloudy with sun breaks for a high/low of 54/32 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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1. President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on immigration caused hundreds to protest in Volunteer Park on Monday night. Governor Jay Inslee and Representative Pramila Jayapal were among the speakers at the event organized by political action group, MoveOn.org. President Trump made the declaration to fund a boarder wall between the U.S. and Mexico, which sparked protests around the nation. - Q13 FOX

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2. A well-known King County public defender, Daron Morris, died unexpectedly on Saturday at the age of 45. Morris, who spent 20 years as a public defender, recently dropped out of contention to become a King County Prosecuting Attorney after having undiscolsed health issues. 11-year Incumbent County Prosecutor, Dan Satterberg, will most likely retain his role upon the death of Morris. - PATCH

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3. Seattle City Councilmember, Kshama Sawant, wrote a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan to delay the shutdown of emergency homeless shelters, which Sawant claims were set to close Monday. Mayor Durkan announced an additional 25 percent occupancy at local homeless shelters amid extreme cold caused by snow storms earlier this month. A representative from Seattle’s Human Resources Department said shelters will remain open longer as the cold weather is expected to continue. – CAPITOL HILL SEATTLE BLOG

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4. Washington state owes citizens more than $1.3 billion in unclaimed property, and the Department of Revenue is looking to give it all back. Frank Marshall of the DoR’s unclaimed asset division has spent the last 17 years tracking down locals throughout the state with the purpose of giving people money they didn’t know was theirs. To date, Marshall has returned over $300 million to over 11,000 people. – SEATTLE TIMES

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5. Raking in the (snow) dough: An 18-year-old from Idaho claims to have made $35,000 plowing snowy driveways and parking lots in Seattle. David Holston posted an ad on Craigslist and charged $750 per hour to remove snow from mostly commercial and residential properties around the city. – KETV 7

6. A man suspected of homicide in the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood was arrested at a 24-Hour Fitness in Portland. A gun that was used by Thomas Cooper was discovered in the locker room after he was apprehended in the gym parking lot. – KOIN 6

7. The Bellevue home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon from the garage is now for sale. The 3-bedroom home is listed at $1.488 million. – CNBC

8. Using technology to make the game more enjoyable for fans while keeping them engaged in the action on the ice is the goal (pun intended) of Todd Humphrey, the Seattle NHL team’s SVP of digital engagement. – SEATTLE TIMES

9. The Eastside of Lake Washington is just like Seattle— but with less crime, homelessness, traffic, and more enthusiasm for the emerging tech industry. Are cities such as Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond stealing Seattle’s thunder? – CROSSCUT

10. Fresh perspective: 19-year-old Ethan Hunter discussed why he decided to run for a seat in Seattle’s City Council on the Jason Rantz Show. Hunter said he is “in tune” to the challenges his generation faces, and he hopes the more experienced councilmembers will treat him with respect if selected. – MY NORTHWEST

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Nick Shekeryk has a professional background rich in digital marketing and media. His work has appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, New York Post, The Post-Standard, and on MSN.com, among others. He has a graduate degree in journalism from Syracuse University, as well as creative writing and philosophy degrees from Seattle University. He lives in Seattle, WA, and spends his spare time playing and coaching baseball, running half marathons, and seeing as much live music as possible. You can follow Nick on Twitter at @NickShekeryk.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies) and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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