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Day in the life of a 911 operator

Kelly Stiefel sits at her desk, surrounded by computers and poised for action. Some of her job duties include answering 911 calls, dispatching units, running license plates, finding old records and listening to police radio.
May 21, 2015

A flashing red light appears at the bottom of one of the eight computer screens on the desk, a quick tone sounds in your ear. You quickly poise yourself above one of the four keyboards and say, “911...

Day in the life of a principal

Day in the life of a principal
January 23, 2015

This issue I decided to stay a bit closer to school for my ‘Day in the Life of…’. I didn’t really know what the three administrators Vicki Sherwood, Kristin Rose and Jon Stern did all day except...

Day in the life of a news anchor

Anchors Greg Copeland and Amanda Grace sit at the King 5 news desk during the 4 p.m. news.
I can’t possibly encompass all of the craziness that took place in this nine-hour period from 3 p.m. until midnight with four news casts, constant moving, tons of television screens and loads of sarcasm in one professional article. But that won’t stop me from trying.
January 22, 2015

These days people primarily get their news from social media or other online sources, but that doesn’t mean other forms of news are irrelevant. Though printed newspapers are slowly going out of style,...

Day in the life of a police officer

Officer Gary Zornes sits in his police cruiser, ready for action. He has served in the force for 34 years and hopes to continue for at least two more before retiring.
Explore what happens in the front seat of a police car for one day
November 6, 2014

Police officers have a lot of responsibility, both on and off the clock. Recently, Kenmore police officer Gary Zornes took me on a four-hour ride-along to observe what it would be like to be a police officer....

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