Seattle moves holiday fireworks to protect baby bald eagles


Fourth of July isn’t a great time for animals. Fireworks and their accompanying sonic-like booms create terrified four-leggeds both in and outdoors. Suburban Seattle has taken the uncharacteristic action of moving its floating launch pad for next week’s July Fourth fireworks display to avoid frightening a pair of baby bald eagles nesting in a tree on the shore of Lake Washington.

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Stylish footwear meets affordable green with Okabashi

Happy Independence Day weekend! While you’re out enjoying the 4-day weekend and (hopefully) sunny weather, here’s a link to a fun, and yes green summer product I profiled in my newspaper column today.

Summer fun means days at the beach, playing in the lake and outdoor fun. And as much as some of us love going barefoot, it’s important to have go-anywhere, comfortable, stylish footwear.

Okabashi footwear is chic, fun and earth friendly too

Okabashi is a family-owned Georgia-based company that makes quality sandals, clogs and cross-strap fashionable footwear for men and women.

Everything about these shoes shouts quality and earth-friendly.

For more on this fun and colorful summer footwear, see