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Things They Lost in the Flood

Dil and Sue Griffiths were still recovering from one life-altering tragedy last December when the worst storm in a generation sent Lewis County through a wash cycle of swelling rivers and mudslides, inflicting millions of dollars worth of damage and killi

  • By James Ross Gardner
  • Published 12/09/2008

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American Idolatry

With his mile-wide smile, unreliable voice, and parade of hairdos, Sanjaya Malakar became a star—and a pop culture punch line—on American Idol. Now, with his sister Shyamali always at his side, he’s made a TV commercial and written a book, and waits for

  • By Emily White
  • Published 12/09/2008

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Special Ed Ghetto (or) a Seat in the Class?

Distressed parents complain that Seattle Public Schools isolates disabled children in failing schools. Officials insist they’re doing the best they can—and maybe those kids don’t belong with other students.

  • By Juliette Guilbert
  • Published 12/08/2008

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Lost in Transit

Sea-Tac’s sleuths reunite harried travelers with their treasures.

  • By Eric Scigliano
  • Published 12/08/2008

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Santas Behaving Badly

He used to shimmy down chimneys with a wriggle of his nose and drink Coca-Cola, but lately that nose has been looking awfully red.

  • By Camden Swita
  • Published 12/08/2008

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Heart Song

Once upon a time in the Cloud Room.

  • By Eric Scigliano
  • Published 12/08/2008

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Imaginative Bank Robbing

This fall the Pacific Northwest was home to a rash of bank heists—and at least one conviction—in which the thugs used more mind than muscle. A tour of the season’s smartest felonious withdrawals.

  • Published 12/08/2008

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