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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Clean sweeps: Seattle’s window cleaners have seen it all

R.D. Swalwell, 81, left, assisted by Tyrone Edwards, has been cleaning this Lower Queen Anne storefront for half a century. His job, he says, gives him a front-row view of life. He’s hoping to leave his mark on the world by selling his Lift-Off Window Cleaning service to someone who will do for window cleaning what Starbucks did for coffee.