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Seattle heat breaks records; Organ donor's mother meets recipient; Seattle housing market; Pepper spray incident; Basketball icon Bill Russell passes away.

Seattle sets all-time record longest stretch of 90 degree highs Sunday

The persistent heat wave gave one last gasp Sunday before waning as we begin the work week. Temperatures Sunday afternoon topped out in the 90s one last time for Seattle before dropping off on Monday.

The forecasted high of low 90s in Seattle Sunday was the sixth consecutive day of high temperatures reaching 90 degrees or warmer at Sea-Tac. This stretch of six straight days above 90 set an all-time record at Sea-Tac for the past 77 years. On Saturday, we tied 2015 and 1981 for the longest stretch of 90-degree days at five, and Sunday's forecast calls for day six of the 90s.

Seattle is not the only location adding to the record books. During this heat wave, several daily record high temperatures were broken in western Washington. On Tuesday Bellingham (90), Olympia (97) and Seattle (94) all broke previous daily high records, and on Saturday Olympia (99) and Shelton (99) broke previous daily high records. Read more

See touching moment between heart donor's mother, organ recipient

When 22-year-old Sam Schumacher died three years ago in a motorcycle accident in Redmond, his mom never imagined what would come next.

“Being an organ donor and his decision to do that actually gave many of us extra time,” said Corrie Schumacher, Sam’s mother. “Sam was just a light in a lot of people’s life.”

Schumacher was an organ donor – his lungs kidney and liver all went to other recipients, though his heart is with Jafar “Jeff” Siddiqui of Lynnwood.

“I registered as a donor when I was 24 and I always thought ‘hey If people can be helped by my organs why not? I never for a moment imagined thought that I would be on the recipient's end. Life has a lot of very interesting twists and turns,” Siddiqui said. Read more

Seattle-area housing market cooling down, but buyers still face concerns

Housing prices coming down are a welcome sight for those in Seattle looking to buy a home. For-sale signs and open houses dot lawns in West Seattle. 

"We saw the open house sign and decided to come check it out," said Jennifer Lulow. 

Jennifer came to look at homes with her son, Brandon who is also looking to buy in the future. She has seen more houses on the market, which makes her feel better about what's available. Read more

Mariners' Julio Rodriguez lands on injured list with bruised wrist

Seattle star rookie Julio Rodríguez was placed on the injured list with a bruised right wrist Sunday after being hit by a pitch a night before.

Manager Scott Servais said X-rays were negative, but that the center fielder was very sore and wouldn’t be able to hold a bat for at least five days. The team decided it was best to place him on the injured list so they could add another player to the roster.

“I think everybody knows, your wrist, your hands, you know how sensitive that area is when you’ve got a bat,” Servais said. “And let’s do it right. Let’s make sure he’s fully healthy when he comes back.”

Rodriguez was hit on the back of the hand as he swung at a pitch in the top of the eighth inning of Seattle’s win Saturday night. He struck out but played in the field in the bottom half of the inning before being lifted in the ninth. Read more

Seattle basketball icons mourn Bill Russell's death

When you think of Bill Russell the player, you think of Boston.

When you think of Bill Russell the coach and the elder statesmen for the game of basketball, you think of Seattle. Russell coached the Supersonics of the NBA for a time, and spent his final years living on Mercer Island.

On Sunday, the Seattle basketball community was thinking of him.

Seattle's NBA icons remember him as someone who paved the way. Read more

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