Wood Carving, hand-colored albumen silver print from Japan (1897) by Kazumasa Ogawa.
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Wood Carving, hand-colored albumen silver print from Japan (1897) by Kazumasa Ogawa.

Wrestling with uniquely Seattle magic

Why can’t great mythology happen right here? The mayor’s comments on a council race stir controversy. How can we prevent anxiety disorders? And guidance on kids and screens.

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Justin Huertas, The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion

Have you heard of the bridge called Galloping Gertie, which famously collapsed in a windstorm shortly after opening to the public in the 1940s? There’s another explanation to the bridge’s demise: a giant octopus emerging from the Puget Sound. That myth sparked playwright Justin Huertas’ imagination, leading to his latest show: The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion.

Durkan on District 2

Mayor Jenny Durkan has jumped into the City Council election, endorsing and opposing candidates. The District 2 race between Mark Solomon, Tammy Morales, and Ari Hoffman saw the mayor coming down on the side of the former, describing the latter two as a “socialist” and “rigid conservative” respectively.

Wired for Worry: Anxiety prevention

KUOW’s series Wired for Worry has been looking at how parents and kids can deal with anxiety disorders. Today, reporter Deb Wang spoke with Bill Radke about prevention.

Technology coaches for kids

The age-old question: how do we deal with kids and screens? Peggy Gomula and Sally Kidder Davis are parent coaches with the Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center, and focus on screen usage in kids who have ADHD.