Kid & Kidd: Axis of Evil
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The Seattle Department of Transportation is experimenting with goat cops. Although they are fencing them in—for now—to clear away vegetation in areas that are "too steep for crews to clear with traditional equipment," according to city blogs like SeattlePI.com and Central District News, I think we all know what's happening here: they're raising a goat army!

However, if the goats really are just for gardening, might I suggest sending them down to E Lynn St and Minor Ave E, the site of an apparently too-magnificent garden the Seattle Times profiled earlier this year. All is not happy and magical in the green paradise, as a complaint prompted the city zoning inspectors to tell gardener Mary Hansen "you are creating a very real and dangerous corner with your vegetation. Many people would not consider this very neighborly," promising fines if more complaints are made. Sounds like a job for a supergoat! Eastlake Ave Blog has more from the city zoning officials and neighbors who like all the pretty flowers.

Meanwhile, some equally menacing but probably less furry kids have been scaring up First and Capitol Hills. On Sunday, Capitol Hill Seattle reported an armed robbery near E Denny Way and 13th Ave, allegedly at the hands of two juveniles, one age 10-11 and the other age 13-14. Yesterday, First Hill Seattle and SeattleCrime.com reported another armed robbery called in at the 1300 Block of Boren Ave, with juvenile suspects matching the description of the earlier case.

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While police have not reported any leads on the cases, they can probably rule out Kelsey Bills, Victoria Ferrulli, Rosemarie Unite, who were crowned Queen, Princess, and Princess, respectively, at the Miss West Seattle Hi-Yu Pageant on Monday. The evening event of a lifetime had it all: dancing, singing, even piccolo-playing. In addition to their titles, the three have won scholarship money and eternal YouTube fame, which you can witness over at West Seattle Blog.

Finally, in some kidd- and kid-free news, White Center Blog reports (via subscription-only Daily Journal of Commerce) that Providence Health & Services of Washington has been awarded over $9 million to build 65 low income apartments for seniors and people with disabilities. Construction is scheduled to begin Spring 2012, and will also include 6,500 square feet of "community space for nonprofit organizations." More information (and pretty pictures) available from the King County Housing Authority.