Findings: You dont have to have a near-death experience for the cure to work.
Findings: You don't have to have a near-death experience for the cure to work. luchschen/Getty Images

Melania visits Microsoft: It's the "Be Best" world tour three-city tour and stop number two is Seattle! And by Seattle, I mean Redmond! Stop number one was at an Oklahoma charter school that's focused on character development. Melania then scooted over to Washington where she visited Microsoft to learn all about what they're doing to teach children online safety. She'll wrap up in Las Vegas tomorrow. This is her first overnight domestic trip since she's been the First Lady.

West Seattle and Ballard light rail lines are getting more expensive: The projects are very much in their beginning phases and their price tags are already getting fatter. Construction prices are higher and the baselines have already jumped 10 percent from $6.8 billion to $7.5 billion. Sound Transit still has to figure out just where to build the lines. A lot of these added cost projections are due to tunnel construction. One of the proposals for the Ballard line is to have it run underground beneath the Ship Canal to Ballard.

Amazon moms want backup day care benefits: A group of about 1,800 women employees at Amazon, known, regrettably, as the Momazonians, are organizing to get backup day care benefits at Amazon. Most tech companies, like Apple, Microsoft, and Google, provide backup day care. Amazon doesn't. Not having daycare benefits means that many women have to choose between their children and their careers. The Momazonians will be meeting with senior management soon to make their case, according to Bloomberg.

Seattle Public Schools board meeting is coming to the people: For the first time in the school district's 137-year-old existence, the monthly work session will be held at Garfield High School instead of at SODO’s John Stanford Center. This is a step in the direction of making SPS more accessible. This month's meeting is at GHS on Wednesday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m.

A chilly night ahead: I hope I'm out of the office before nightfall; I did not dress warmly enough for a plunge into the 20s.

Seattle is settling one of the suits against it: You remember the head tax. You recall how the City Council held a special meeting to discuss its rapid repeal of the head tax. Now, the city is coughing up $3,500 for one of two lawsuits.

An Oregon man was trapped in deep snow for five days: He and his dog survived off of three Taco Bell "fire" sauce packets. His car got stuck near Wake Butte. He was rescued when a snowmobiler found him. Taco Bell is giving him some perks for the free publicity being such a solid fan of the brand.

Luke Perry dies at 52 from a stroke: Perry was an actor best known for his role on Beverly Hills, 90210. He was currently starring on the CW's Riverdale. Perry suffered a stroke last Wednesday but never recovered. He was pronounced dead Monday.

Second person ever cured of HIV: The last—and first—time someone with HIV was successfully cured was 12 years ago. Scientists tried to duplicate that cure, but to no avail. Many thought it was a fluke and not actually a cure. Today, using the same method and under nearly the same circumstances, another man was cured of HIV. Both cured men had cancer (plus HIV) and received bone marrow transplants to treat the cancer. Their donors had a mutation on a particular gene that blocked out the HIV virus. Applying this cure to others will be difficult. Only 50 percent of people living with HIV have a form of HIV resistant to that particular gene. It's tricky. But, what scientists found is that "a near-death experience is not required for the procedure to work," reports the New York Times.

Vaccines don't cause autism, you idiots: There's another study that confirms that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine doesn't increase risk for autism to those who receive it. Science, again, proves anti-vaxxers wrong. But, will any of them listen?

Some more footage of that Colorado avalanche: Yikes!