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Casey Egan is a senior communications major and political science minor at the University of Washington. He has interned at KUOW in Seattle, and helped produce the show "Weekday." He has also interned at GMMB, a political consulting firm in Washington D.C., where he helped track the best markets for politicians to advertise across the country for the 2010 midterm elections. In high school, he wrote for his school's newspaper, "The Garfield Messenger."

It all happened by accident. One day this past spring, Erin Carr-Jordan, mother of four and professor at Arizona State University, rushed into a Tempe McDonald’s because her three-year-old child needed to use the bathroom. Before they left, her child wanted to spend time at the fast-food restaurant’s playground.

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What happened next surprised her.…

As a food city, Seattle is known for many things: its locavore movement, a surfeit of shellfish and authentic pizzerias. One thing it’s not known for is a good street food scene. That is all changing this summer, and with it come a few questions about food safety.

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Monday, the Seattle City Council passed …