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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Global techies poke fun on April Fools' Day

A humorous tech roundup brought to you by Google, YouTube, Redbox and Cheezburger.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Parklets: mini parks pop up in Seattle

Soon to be hangouts for those stranded after last call waiting for a table at Lost Lake Lounge.

Could Ichiro be West Coast bound?

The New York Yankees have been shopping Seattle favorite, Ichiro Suzuki. With NY paying part of his contract, a Mariners comeback could stay within their budget. Should he return?

SEATTLEPI.COM

Girl Scout breaks cookie sale record

Katie Francis of Oklahoma City has sold 18,107 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this season. The previous record was 18,000 in the 1980s. Her new target is 20,000 boxes by the end of the month.

BBC

Bicyclists in the South risk their lives; what could make them safer?

Bicyclists in the U.S. South are more than ten times more at risk than those in Oregon. Here's why.

THE ATLANTIC

Seahawks release veterans Bryant and Rice

After days of speculation, the Seahawks announce the release of defensive end and team captain Red Bryant, as well as wide receiver Sidney Rice.

KING5.COM

Macklemore versus the cabbies

Macklemore takes to Twitter to support UberX in Seattle.

GEEKWIRE
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