'Seattle Sea Lions,' Ferry Troubles & More News

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By: Lauren Mang | Posted August 20, 2014
Do you want our potential new pro hockey team to be called the Seattle Sea Lions?

Forget basketball. We may have an NHL hockey team soon. But what should it be called? It appears the name "Seattle Sea Lions" is making some waves.

Good grief. Another shooting has happened. King 5 news reports that a drive-by shooting in Kent has left two dead at the corner of S. 212th St. and 64th Avenue S.

A four-day closure of SR 99 in both directions from the West Seattle bridge starts this Friday at 10 p.m. Crosscut explores what will happen to the Alaskan Way Viaduct if a major earthquake occurs while Bertha is stuck and wasting money.

Our ferry system has taken a few hits in recent months (re: the Seattle-bound ferry full of 484 extra passengers, mostly Seahawks fans heading to the game against the San Diego Chargers, that had to turn back to Bremerton). Now, Seattle Times reports that lawmakers are joining the fray, calling for hearings and firings.

On a lighter note, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman starred in this Campbell's Chunky ad along with his real mum and several actual 12th fans. He's the 19th NFL player to be featured in the soup company's "Mama's Boy" campaign.