Fireworks http://kplu.org en Officials: Watch out for dangerous illegal fireworks http://kplu.org/post/officials-watch-out-dangerous-illegal-fireworks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the Fourth of July fast approaching, many people are making their annual trips to their favorite firework stands to load up for the holiday. This is also the time of year when emergency rooms see hundreds of fireworks-related injuries.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boom City, on the </span>Tulalip<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Indian Reservation north of Everett, has one of the largest selection of fireworks in Washington state. Boom City has more than 130 booths selling everything from sparklers to 500-gram cakes, which is sort of like a fireworks show in a box.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 9183 at http://kplu.org Officials: Watch out for dangerous illegal fireworks Big Seattle 4th of July fireworks show on again http://kplu.org/post/big-seattle-4th-july-fireworks-show-again <p></p><p>Seattle’s July Fourth Fireworks show won’t be going dark this year after all. Just a few weeks ago the summer display was scuttled for lack of funding. But now the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce says local companies are stepping up to revive the show, and put it on solid footing for the near future.</p><p>Chamber leaders say most of the donors have promised to keep the money coming for three years or more, ending what Chamber president Maud Daudon called “the springtime ritual of guessing whether there will be a fireworks show or not.”</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:54:57 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8515 at http://kplu.org Big Seattle 4th of July fireworks show on again Amazon.com helps sponsor Lake Union fireworks, blunting criticism http://kplu.org/post/amazoncom-helps-sponsor-lake-union-fireworks-blunting-criticism <p>Amazon.com says it&rsquo;s helping sponsor the <a href="http://family4th.org/">fireworks display at Seattle&rsquo;s Lake Union</a>. It&rsquo;s a first for the company, which drew criticism in <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017883663_amazonmain25.html">a Seattle Times article</a> for a lack of philanthropy around the city.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 16:06:36 +0000 Ashley Gross 5499 at http://kplu.org Amazon.com helps sponsor Lake Union fireworks, blunting criticism What fireworks can you use? In some cities: None http://kplu.org/post/what-fireworks-can-you-use-some-cities-none <p>Here comes that day that cats and dogs really hate, but most American humans love!</p><p>Yes, it&rsquo;s time for burning, smoking and exploding devices used for celebrating the Fourth of July. It is also time for the many reminders and warnings about what fireworks you can use, how dangerous they are and where you can or can&rsquo;t use them (should you really feel like you have to).</p><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 20:21:10 +0000 Jake Ellison & Bellamy Pailthorp 1999 at http://kplu.org What fireworks can you use? In some cities: None Warning: Dogs will find fireworks on state ferries http://kplu.org/post/roundup-afternoon-headlines <p>The Washington State Patrol says dogs that sniff for explosives at state ferry terminals will find fireworks.</p><p>The patrol says ferry riders should store fireworks where they are accessible for troopers to examine. Any illegal fireworks will be confiscated, and the owners could be prosecuted.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:20:07 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 1962 at http://kplu.org Warning: Dogs will find fireworks on state ferries