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Local judge sets low standards

I recently learned claiming ignorance can exempt you from the law in Thurston County. In February I attempted to sue the seller of my home for failure to disclose known structural defects (per RCW 64.06.013) that he had attempted and failed to repair himself. I discovered the damage when I started renovating.

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Big Shoe raises $41,000 for homeless kids

A really big thanks to the Brothers Four and everyone who played a role in Entertainment Explosion’s A Really Big Shoe 12 benefit concert for homeless kids held Feb. 25 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Together we raised an amazing $41,600, for a 12-year total of just over $317.000.

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No fireworks in Tumwater

It both amazes me and angers me that after the majority of registered voters in Tumwater voted to ban fireworks back in 2016, that those who profit from selling fireworks decided to lead and finance a petition drive to reintroduce this measure again in 2018

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Discomforting thoughts and wishful thinking

Bias is a bit like an autopilot that, once programmed, guides us along the most agreeable route to our predetermined opinions. It navigates away from the contrary and stops along the way only for those bits of information that make us feel good because it confirms our prejudices.

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Does Facebook know you better than you do?

What makes you tick, who you know, where you go, even where you might end up. The information you share in your profile is a snippet of what Facebook and its partners really know about you. Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The Times, explains.
New York Times Pierre Taylor