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The drinking water emergency grabbed headlines and stoked distress. Routine tests flagged high levels of lead in the water on several campuses in the urban Puget Sound school district. Drinking fountains and sinks were labeled with warning signs and blocked with tape. Bottled water was brought in.

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John Schneider, Pete Carroll say draft was deep in offensive linemen and running backs, which happened to align with the team's needs.
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