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Seattle Maestro Abruptly Quits, Saying He Felt 'Threatened'

The 'New York Times' calls it 'an unusually bitter, and open, rupture'

(Newser) - The maestro of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra resigned abruptly on Jan. 3 in an email sent from his home in Denmark. The Seattle Times reported last week that now-former music director Thomas Dausgaard said in a Symphony news release that his decision was "a result of these pandemic times,...

This Is the City With the Most Active Lifestyle

San Francisco tops WalletHub's ranking, while North Las Vegas brings up the rear

(Newser) - Juggling work, family, and one's own health and fitness can be a daunting task, and the latter often takes a back seat to all other responsibilities. The pandemic has caused even more people to stay away from gyms and other indoor activities. But there are some cities where residents...

Looking for a Job? Check Out These Cities

Columbia, Md., tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - New year, new career—or at least a gig that's better than the one you've got? If a more satisfying or better-paying job is on your list of 2022 goals, some cities may be better bets than others, according to WalletHub . The site looked at more than 180...

Seattle Kraken Fan Called a Hero
Seattle
Kraken
Fan Called
a Hero

Seattle Kraken Fan Called a Hero

Future med student spotted malignant mole on Canucks staffer's neck

(Newser) - When Nadia Popovici showed the Vancouver Canucks’ equipment manager a message on her phone last October, he barely acknowledged it. But the message changed his life. The hockey fan was sitting behind the bench and happened to notice a scary mole on the back of Brian “Red” Hamilton’s...

Here Are America's Most Caring Cities
10 US Cities Where
People Really Care

10 US Cities Where People Really Care

Madison, Wis., ranks highest in WalletHub's ranking

(Newser) - In a world that's become unpredictable, it's comforting to know that across the country, there are still people who care. In some US cities, that compassion and concern for others' well-being has taken priority, and WalletHub is giving them their due. The site looked at America's 100...

Here Are the Most Generous Cities in America

Minneapolis and Seattle top LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - If you're wondering why your socials are suddenly filled with requests for charitable donations, allow us to solve the mystery: It's Giving Tuesday, a day to open up one's wallet for good causes after doing the same in the name of consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber...

Boston, Cincinnati Elect First Asian-American Mayors

Bruce Harrell is closing in on a win in Seattle

(Newser) - Asian Americans will serve as mayor in Boston and Cincinnati for the first time in both cities’ histories, signaling political progress for a population that has struggled for almost two years with a rise in anti-Asian hate. Boston voters tapped City Councilor Michelle Wu, 36, on Tuesday to serve in...

A Flight Landed Safely in Seattle. Then, an Evacuation

Passenger's cellphone caught on fire on tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

(Newser) - Passengers usually breathe a sigh of relief once their plane touches down on the runway. For an Alaska Airlines flight arriving in Seattle this week, however, an incident after the aircraft had landed triggered an evacuation: a fire in the cargo hold that officials say was caused by a passenger'...

Married Seattle Cops Who Were in DC Jan. 6 Fired

Alexander and Caitlin Everett, who are married, said they didn't know there was an attack

(Newser) - Two Seattle police officers, a married couple, have been fired for their presence at the US Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Alexander and Caitlin Everett say they were only attending a political event. But photos and video shot that day show them standing in a restricted area, in full view...

In Seattle, One of Its 'Worst Mornings of Violence'

3 dead, 5 injured after series of unrelated shootings during 3-hour span on Sunday

(Newser) - Multiple sites in Washington state's largest city were hit by gun violence early Sunday, leading to three deaths and five injuries in a series of shootings that cops say were unrelated. In a release cited by CNN , the Seattle Police Department lays out the timeline, starting at around 1:...

OK, We Get It—This City Is Extremely Fit

Arlington, Va., named fittest city in America for 4th straight year on ACSM's annual list

(Newser) - For the 14th straight year, the American College of Sports Medicine, in conjunction with the Anthem Foundation, has published its Fitness Index , ranking America's largest 100 cities and Washington, DC, on more than 30 indicators regarding various health behaviors, local infrastructure, and chronic diseases. And for the fourth year...

As Seattle Bakes, Amazon Lends a Helping Hand
As Seattle Bakes,
Amazon Steps In

As Seattle Bakes, Amazon Steps In

Part of its headquarters is now a 1K-capacity cooling center

(Newser) - Amazon has transformed part of its Seattle headquarters into a public cooling center amidst a grueling heat wave that saw temperatures climb above 100 degrees on Monday for the third day in a row. With a dome of high pressure over the Northwest, Seattle hit an all-time record of 108...

Vaxxed and Ready to Relax? These US Cities Are Waiting

San Francisco tops LawnStarter's list of best places for the vaccinated to enjoy summer vacation

(Newser) - Summer is here, and if you're cautiously starting to reemerge from the pandemic, you may wonder if it's possible to contemplate some well-deserved holiday time. LawnStarter answers that question for the fully vaccinated with its ranking of US cities ideal for "vaxcations." The site looked at...

This Is the Best City in America for Families

Overland Park in Kansas gets top billing

(Newser) - Figuring out the best place to raise a family can seem like an overwhelming task, but WalletHub's latest analysis may shed some light. The site shook out stats for 182 of the most populated cities in the nation, examining four dozen metrics across five main categories: family fun (think...

'This Might Be the Most Competitive Housing Market' Ever

From Seattle to Wichita, homes are selling for well above list prices

(Newser) - The red-hot US housing market is widening the gap between what a home is objectively worth and what eager buyers are willing to pay for it. Fierce competition amid an ultra-low inventory of homes on the market is fueling bidding wars, prompting a growing share of would-be buyers to sweeten...

Here's Where Millennials Are Flocking to Across America

The 25-to-39 set is defecting from big cities to smaller ones

(Newser) - Before the pandemic, millennials were already starting to ditch America's biggest cities, leaving New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles for opportunities in cozier urban enclaves, per CNBC . COVID hasn't changed that trend, and SmartAsset wanted to see which smaller cities draw the demographic of those ages 25 to...

New York Is No Longer an 'Anarchist' City

New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, have designation rescinded

(Newser) - New York City is no longer an "anarchist" place in the eyes of the federal government after President Biden rescinded an order from his predecessor. The September order from former President Trump directed federal agencies to review grants and funds for Democratic-run cities "permitting anarchy, violence and destruction"...

Woman Buys Crochet Kit, Finds Kilo of Cocaine Inside

She called Seattle cops after finding suspicious object

(Newser) - A Seattle woman who needed a new hobby inadvertently brought a kilogram of cocaine home, police say. Police said in a press release that the woman, who had planned to crochet animal hats, bought a crochet kit at a thrift store Sunday and called 911 when she found a suspicious...

Determined to Get Her Shot, 90-Year-Old Hiked 6 Miles

Seattle woman wasn't going to miss her vaccination appointment

(Newser) - Frances Goldman had been trying and trying to line up a coronavirus vaccination appointment, by phone and by computer. Her daughter and a friend were helping her look. Goldman had been eligible for the shots for a month and was running out of things to try, the New York Times ...

Here Are the Healthiest, Least Healthy Cities in America

Is there something in the water out West?

(Newser) - Staying healthy is a priority for many people, and where you live makes a difference. WalletHub has done the work to help you figure out which places might help you reach your wellness goals. The site looked at 180-plus of the most populated cities across the nation, using nearly four...

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