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

Tacoma firefighters in “Good Morning America” lip-sync contest

Fire up the pop songs and dance moves, because the Tacoma Fire Department is competing in a lip-syncing contest hosted by Good Morning America today. Watch the video and vote for Tacoma firefighters on GoodMorningAmerica.com.

YAHOO

Why yoga classes are so white

What are the ramifications of skinny, white women being the symbols for yoga in magazines? A lack of diversity ... but some studios are trying to change that. 

THE ATLANTIC

Writer died of hypothermia on Mt. Rainier

An autopsy revealed that hypothermia was the cause of death, with heart disease as the secondary cause, in the untimely passing of the longtime outdoor writer Karen Sykes on Mt. Rainier last week. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Richard Sherman fights at minicamp

Even Superbowl champs aren't perfect: Richard Sherman brawled with Phil Bates and other teammates at the Seahawks minicamp yesterday. 

ESPN

Bush Sr. marks 90th by jumping 10,000 feet

For George H.W. Bush, being confined to a wheel chair with Parkinson’s disease is no excuse for backing out of a long-held promise: to skydive on his 90th birthday. 

SLATE

Donald Sterling fights back, says Clippers aren’t for sale

There’s a new hitch in Steve Ballmer’s plan to purchase the L.A. Clippers: Donald Sterling says they aren’t for sale. Sterling is suing the NBA, saying the league cannot legally force him to give up the team. 

REUTERS
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