Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times

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Past articles by Nicole:

Thomas Sudduth, 64, a self-described inventor, was Vashon Island’s first COVID-19 death

Thomas Sudduth, 64, who loved to tinker with mechanical things, became Vashon Island's first COVID-19 death on Dec. 7. His family wrote on Facebook: "We want everyone on Vashon to know about Tom's death because everyone needs to understand how... → Read More

An original Rosie the Riveter remembers the end of WWII: ‘We threw down our tools and never came back.’

Georgie Kunkel, a teacher, writer and stand-up comedian who's about to turn 100, has proud memories of her summers helping build B-17 bombers for Boeing. → Read More

A Seattle-area Holocaust survivor has hope: ‘You are looking at a person who has risen from the ashes’

Henry Friedman, 92, says his memories of World War II -- and his journey to success and happiness in America -- are fresh. "You are looking at a person who... → Read More

Actor Tom Skerritt’s EVRGRN channel streams best of the Northwest

The 86-year-oldis curating the channel's content, and it launched earlier this month. → Read More

Spring cleaning during coronavirus? Some Seattle-area Goodwill stores are open again for ‘self-serve’ donations

Some Seattle-area Goodwill stores have reopened for donations, providing an outlet for spring cleaning finds during coronavirus isolation — and a sense of normalcy during abnormal times. → Read More

Newspaper carrier and her daughter deliver The Seattle Times — and free masks for coronavirus protection

A note fluttered out of The Seattle Times. It was from carrier Gina Singer, who, with her daughter, Brittany, were offering a free, handmade mask to protect yourself during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Swimming, salons and sewers: How Seattle is coping with record rain

Never let it be said that the Seattle area can't handle a little record-setting rain. On Saturday morning, as the area recovered from the fourth-wettest 48 hours on record —... → Read More

After 40 years at KOMO in Seattle, weatherman Steve Pool is signing off

"The thing I wanted to do when I got into this was to demystify the weather and take all the jargon out of it," Steve Pool said. "Let's take on the science, but only in a way to explain it... → Read More

Macy’s is closing its landmark downtown Seattle store

Macy's landmark store at Third and Pine streets in downtown Seattle will close in February of next year, the company confirmed Saturday, ending a long history of retail and holiday... → Read More

Jack Clay, former UW drama teacher, mentor of Oscar and Pulitzer winners, dies at 92

His students included Academy Award-winning actor Kathy Bates, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley and television and film actor Stephen Tobolowsky. → Read More

Is a stepfather still a father? Court says yes, handing Seattle woman a win

When a stepdaughter sought to claim a six-figure jury verdict on behalf of her deceased, divorced stepfather, an asbestos manufacturer said she had no claim. Last month, a state appeals court said she did, setting precedent. → Read More

‘Queer Eye’ star Jonathan Van Ness kicks off Pride by officiating Seattle wedding

Van Ness advised the couple, who met at the University of South Carolina seven years ago: "Have a strong relationship with yourself. The more solid and the more love you... → Read More

Broadway Bound’s Jimmy Nixon had ‘an incredible gift to connect and inspire’ young actors

The arts educator, who died May 10, made every kid feel like a star. → Read More

Are LGBTQ seniors dying of loneliness? It’s possible, research says

UW researcher Karen Fredriksen Goldsen has found that one-third of older LGBTQ people are single and acutely lonely — so much so that their lives might be in danger. → Read More

What happens when a psychotherapist becomes a patient? Ask Lori Gottlieb

After a breakup, Lori Gottlieb was a therapist in need of therapy. How she got it, and what it taught her, are the subject of a new book, "Maybe You... → Read More

Woman sets world record in Seattle for calculating the value of pi to 31.4 trillion decimal places

Emma Haruka Iwao is blazing trails in technology, a field long dominated by men. → Read More

The spy who’s running for Seattle City Council

Naveed Jamali — a former spy, naval intelligence officer and MSNBC analyst — is one of seven candidates seeking a four-year term representing Seattle City Council District 7, replacing Sally Bagshaw. → Read More

Alice in Chains’ ninth Grammy nomination speaks to their quality music, staying power

Three decades in, Alice in Chains is still going strong. Rainier Fog, the band's latest offering, has been nominated for Best Rock Album at this Sunday's Grammys. It marks the... → Read More

‘Eight Dates’ could save your marriage, or prevent a bad one

In their new book, relationship experts John and Julie Gottman offer tips for keeping marriages alive and healthy. → Read More

Dear MacKenzie Bezos: You’re rich. You’re free. Now what?

An open letter to the soon-to-be-richest woman in the world. → Read More