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Inside Seattle (Feb 21st, 2019)

On Friday, it'll be overcast and cloudy, with a high/low of 43/34 degrees Fahrenheit. On We can expect snow that will tunr to rain on Sunday for a high/low of 44/29 degrees Fahrenheit. We can expect sun breaks on Monday, with high/low of 42/30 degrees Fahrenheit.

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1. The city of Lacey charged political activist Tim Eyman with misdemeanor theft after he was recorded stealing a chair from a local Office Depot store. Known best for his aggressive stance against tax reform, Eyman issued a statement through his attorneys claiming that an important phone call distracted him and made him forget to pay for the merchandise. Eyman later filmed himself returning the stolen chair. – THE OLYMPIAN

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2. A Virgin Atlantic flight operating a Boeing 787 hit records speeds — 801 miles per hour —  for a commercial flight on Monday. The Los Angeles-to-London flight flew into a jet stream, traveling 230 mph, that carried the 787-9 twin jet to record speeds as it sailed 35,000 feet above Pennsylvania. - SEATTLE TIMES

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3. Sports pundit Colin Cowherd said he was told Russell Wilson wants to leave the Seattle. According to Cowherd, sources say the Seahawks star quarterback wants to play for the Giants because his wife, singer Ciara, “prefers to live in New York.” Wilson, 30, is in the final year of his contract with Seattle and New York QB Eli Manning’s contract will be up at the end of the upcoming season. – FIELD GULLS

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4. The demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct is now underway. The first portion of the 1.4-mile span of roadway was removed last Friday, and the rest will be taken down over the course of the next few months, with plans for the project to be complete by this summer. – KUOW

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Throwback Thursday – Kurt Cobain at 52
By Nick Shekeryk


Teenage angst has paid off well
Now I'm bored and old.

- Serve the Servant, Nirvana

An ever-tortured soul, rock legend Kurt Cobain took his own life on April 5, 1994 in his Seattle home at the age of 27. Though speculation about the actual cause of his death is still in question today, there is no doubt about the Nirvana frontman’s influence on today's music.

Riddled in angst and pain, Cobain’s lyrics and anti-rockstar persona helped catapult Seattle’s grunge music scene into the mainstream during the ‘90’s. Though fans all over the world adored Cobain, he never took to the spotlight, and his mounting fame greatly conflicted with his desire for solitude and privacy. The struggle to reconcile the two lifestyles ultimately cut his life short.

Though Cobain’s death nearly 25 years ago was tragic, we are here to celebrate his life, as yesterday would’ve been his 52nd birthday.

It’s a shame the world never got to see what would become of the talented young musician from the working-class, port city of Aberdeen, WA, but as Cobain wrote in his final words, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”

Every Thursday we'll feature a blast from Seattle's past, with links to resources for learning more. If you have ideas for a piece of Seattle history we can feature, or anything else you'd like to see us cover, hit reply to this email!

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5. A year after nearly being killed in a hate crime attack that left him in Harborview Medical Center for 103 days, 26-year-old DaShawn Horne is on the long road to recovery and making big strides along the way. – KUOW

6. Three moving vehicles were hit by large pieces of concrete in South Seattle near the SR 99. A police investigation is underway after the mysterious falling concrete resulted in sending one woman to the hospital and destroyed the three vehicles. – SEATTLE PI

7. As Amazon continues to grow its operations, the expected Bellevue campus could become a contender to become HQ2 after New York's exit. – PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

8. The ACT Theater in Seattle is putting on a rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with the lead roles using American Sign Language. Romeo, played by Joshua Castille, will be using mostly ASL while Juliet, played by, Gabriella O’Fallon, will be speaking English. - A COMPANY THEATER

9. Third times a charm: When asked what she would do with the $1 million prize money from competing on CBS' Survivor, Seattle’s Kelly Wentworth says she would like to buy a house. This will be her third time on the popular reality show. – SEATTLE TIMES

10. This week marks 65 years since the first Dick’s Drive-In opened. Celebrate the staple of Northwest fast-food with a burger, fries, and a shake. And don't forget the tartar sauce. – 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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