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Lisa Brooks

News Anchor And Reporter

Lisa's ties to Seattle and Northwest news stretch back into the 1980s when she was a reporter covering city and state issues for KING radio. She earned a degree in communications from John Carroll University, winning the Women's Association Award for excellence, awarded by the female faculty members. Lisa also has anchored radio newscasts on KOMO, KIRO, KJR and KMPS over her nearly 30-year career in broadcast journalism.

She is a longtime (and some would say long-suffering!) fan of the Seattle Mariners and has served as the public address announcer at the former Kingdome and at Safeco Field on numerous occasions.

In her spare time, Lisa loves singing and partner dancing of all sorts, especially waltz and salsa. You'll often find her at the dog park, making sure her Lhasa Apso pooches Dudley and Motley run off their excessive energy.

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Seattle Animal Control

A rattlesnake is something that you’re not supposed to see in Seattle. But one was spotted this week around North 120th and Fremont Avenue North, sunning itself on a rock wall.  Don Jordan, director of the Seattle Animal Shelter says an animal control officer was able to bag it and take it back to the shelter.

courtesy Lonn Holiday

A popular celebration of summer in Seattle happens Saturday in the Fremont neighborhood. It’s the annual Solstice Parade.

Phantom Rouge / Flickr

If you’ve been working in the garden lately, or have taken a trip down to the basement, you’ve probably encountered a few spiders. Maybe you’ve even wondered if you’re in danger of being bitten by a brown recluse spider, whose venom can be toxic. A Washington State University entomologist says odds are you probably won’t run into one, at least not in the Pacific Northwest.

Michael Clinard

Since gay marriage became legal late last year in Washington, there have been thousands of same-sex weddings. The Department of Health for the state says there were 2,413 gay marriages between December 6 of last year and March 31 of this year based on the number of signed marriage certificates have been turned into the state.

Sometime this summer, the Seattle Police Department is expected to hold another gun buyback event. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said there was enough money left over from private donations for the first event in January to hold a second buyback.

Like the first time, people who turn over firearms will be rewarded with a gift card. And this time, McGinn said the SPD will better organize and structure the event, to deal with things like the informal gun market that cropped up just outside the January event and some negative community response.

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

North Korea said through its government news agency Friday that Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Wash., used his tour company as a front to bring a Christian mission within its borders. Bae was arrested in North Korea in November 2012 and was sentenced last week to 15 years of hard labor on charges of subverting the North Korean government.

62-year-old Jeff Poppe (in red) at the 26-mile mark.
Photos courtesy Jeff and Anita Poppe

Runners from the Seattle area spoke to KUOW about the explosions at Monday’s Boston Marathon. Please write weekday@kuow.org or call 206.685.2526 with your stories.

Part of Governor Jay Inslee’s proposed budget, released Thursday, includes adding money to help the state Department of Social and Health Services intervene more quickly in cases of possible child abuse.

Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Major global news services are reporting that two Japanese airlines have grounded all of their Boeing 787 jets. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines made the announcements following an emergency landing Wednesday morning in Japan.

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