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The debate over what time to start K-12 classes is over in Seattle, for now

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 0:58

The superintendent of Seattle Public Schools has decided the start and end times will stay the same next year.

More new cases of tuberculosis have been reported in Washington state

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 1:00

The City of Seattle is again enforcing its 72-hour limit on street parking

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 0:42

Idaho goes to the primary polls with fringe-right forces in play

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 6:46

‘It's just extraordinary that you have the sitting Lieutenant Governor of the state of Idaho on stage with a host of far-right speakers.'

WA AG wants special consideration for abortion providers from other states

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 1:26

As KUOW's Austin Jenkins explains, that's if the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade.

TRAVEL FOR GOOD: The restored Elwha River, 'hidden gem' of the Olympic Peninsula

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 2:20

At the north end of the Olympic Peninsula, trucks carrying massive trees rumble through the town of Port Angeles. Humans here have dramatically altered the old-growth forests that ring the snowy peaks of the mountains nearby. But residents are working to preserve what they can of this wilderness.

WA candidates must file to run for office this week

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 1:06

Rally in support of abortion rights at Seattle's Cal Anderson Park expected to draw thousands

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 0:55

On the arts calendar: Sweat, reSET, and time capsule visions of a future Black archive

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 4:36

Marcie Sillman shares creative options for your arts & culture weekend

Amazon knows your face and your voice. New lawsuit says it's going too far

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 1:01

Customers are mostly okay with letting Amazon track them. It's the way of the world, they say. State governments aren't so lenient. Texas, Illinois and Washington have passed laws regulating how companies use customers' biometric data. A shareholder's lawsuit says Amazon must pay closer attention to these new state laws.

Big turnout expected at abortion rights rallies in Seattle and across the U.S.

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 0:55

Tomorrow is a national day of action for supporters of abortion rights, and the rally at Seattle's Cal Anderson Park is expected to draw thousands of people.

Hydrogen Valley vision for Southwest Washington gets boost from Aussies' proposed plant

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 1:02

An Australian company is looking at repurposing the soon-to-close coal power plant property in Centralia, Washington, to build a big hydrogen fuel production facility. Fortescue Future Industries went public with its plans during a hydrogen symposium hosted by the Economic Alliance of Lewis County on Thursday.

Australian company interested in making green hydrogen at site of Centralia coal plant

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 1:02

King County's Eastside suburbs have seen unprecedented increases in property values this year

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 0:57

Assessed values of homes and businesses soared 45% over last year in Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, and Bellevue.

KC Executive Dow Constantine says the region needs more funding to help the homeless population

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 0:57

Thousands of people remain unhoused, some of them living in tent encampments like the one that was cleared this week from Seattle's Woodland Park.

Sign here to avoid eviction but beware: You might be signing away your rights

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 4:29

Landlords say it's a useful tool. Renters call it a predatory trick. This legal document seems like an easy way to avoid eviction, but it can backfire for tenants. Many don't know what they're signing away.

Facebook group Find My Formula helping parents get baby formula, powdered milk

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 1:02

Playing 'the floor is lava' for a more equitable PTA in South Seattle

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 0:55

Families are holding a 'move-a-thon' in South Seattle all week to work on a big gap in public schools: Parent Teacher Association funding.

The pandemic made these seniors rethink the 'years they have left'

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 5:29

Many seniors had planned for their golden years to look one way — time with family, grandchildren, friends — and then the pandemic took that away. Now, they're rethinking how they want to spend their remaining time.

Looking for an electric vehicle? Here's why they're hard to find in Washington

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 1:13

Automakers have shifted deliveries of the climate-friendly vehicles to states with better incentives for selling clean cars.

Many WA parents are struggling to find baby formula and powdered milk because of a national shortage

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 1:09

But as KUOW's Natalie Newcomb reports, a non-profit group is hoping to help families bridge the gap.

In Washington state, Covid-19 deaths are approaching 13,000

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 0:59

Health officials say death rates are lower in this state than in many others, because of strict health mandates and widespread vaccination.

Case of missing Washington 5-year-old highlights secrecy around CPS cases

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 7:23

There are more questions than answers in the case of a missing former foster child from Grays Harbor County. Five-year-old Oakley Carlson has been unaccounted for since February of last year. Police say her parents aren't cooperating with the investigation. Oakley's former foster mom questions why Oakley was sent back to live with her parents after more than two years in foster care. The governor's office and the Department of Children Youth and Families won't answer questions about the case citing privacy laws and the ongoing law enforcement investigation.

Abortion issue could decide Democrat Kim Schrier's fate in Washington's closest congressional race

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 7:09

This week, the King County Council voted 8 - 1 to express support for abortion rights in the wake of a leaked draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which would open the door for states to outlaw abortion. Only one county council member voted against the measure: Reagan Dunn. Dunn is also one of several Republicans running for Congress this year in a highly competitive race for Washington's 8th Congressional District, east of Seattle.

Seattle's Duwamish Tribe files new lawsuit seeking federal recognition

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 6:01

Seattle's Duwamish Tribe renewed its quest for tribal sovereignty by filing a lawsuit against the U.S Department of the Interior on Wednesday. The tribe said the lack of federal recognition continues to cost its 600 enrolled members access to healthcare, scholarships and other benefits.

Drone technology, sustainability key to grape and wine research in Washington for 2022

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 1:26

Weyerhauser agrees to settlement at Longview mill

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 1:01

Washingtonians have embraced a paint recycling program

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 1:02

It's modeled on a decade-old system in Oregon. Correspondent Tom Banse has an update.

The King County Council has passed a motion in support of abortion rights

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 0:42

The move comes in response to a draft Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Vaccine-related firings exacerbate King County Sheriff vacancies

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 1:22

King County Sheriff's Office continues to struggle with job vacancies. The agency is looking to fill 172 open positions, or about 15 percent of its total workforce. And the county's employee vaccine mandate, issued last August, hasn't helped.

National Park grants honor sites significant to Chinese Americans and Black communities in Washington

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 0:46

The National Park Service has awarded two grants totaling $100,000 to identify and preserve locations of historic significance for the Chinese American and Black communities in Washington state.

Seattle's 'Hope Corps' will pay unemployed and underemployed artists to create public art

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 5:09

‘When artists come into any community and work with that community, it's elevated. It gives a community a vision.'

Fearing ‘spontaneous combustion,' Snohomish County closes two dumps to deal with growing trash pile

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 0:45

Snohomish County is closing its two main transfer stations to deal with a growing pile of trash that officials fear could heat up to the point of starting on fire.

Port Orchard man pleads guilty to involvement in Jan. 6 insurrection

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 1:03

John M. Cameron, who was arrested in January 2022, reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors last week and is now awaiting sentencing.

Seattle fish research could shake up global tire industry

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 1:05

Research from the Seattle area has found that tires shed a fish-killing chemical into local streams.

Prescribed burns are back in Washington state. Why?

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 6:16

Washington state is conducting a prescribed burn for the 2022 season for the first time in about 18 years.

City of Seattle clears large homeless encampment at Woodland Park

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 0:43

The city of Seattle is set to remove a large homeless tent encampment in Woodland Park tomorrow

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 0:49

Seattle Municipal Court judges have agreed to stop sending repeat offenders to community court

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 1:01

Community Courts seek alternatives to jail such as drug counseling. The change means people who commit multiple thefts or acts of vandalism will now be more likely to face jail time.

Colds aren't just colds. They're a big driver of pediatric hospitalizations

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 1:32

Colds are back. Kids are getting sick. Some people say that's a good thing: Kids need to build immunity to common viruses. But it's more complicated.

WA counties struggling to keep up with growing piles of garbage

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 0:54

Colds are back. A lot of kids are going to school for the first time. Masks are coming off. And kids are getting sick.

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 1:03

Many viruses are back at the levels they were at before the pandemic.

Snohomish County Solid Waste has announced an emergency closure of two main transfer stations

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 1:04

These sites are where garbage trucks deposit trash before it's taken to a landfill. But as KUOW's Diana Opong reports, trash is piling up faster than it can be cleared away.

Here's what not to miss at Seattle's TRANSlations film festival

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 5:26

‘TRANSlations is really one of a handful of film festivals in the world that centers trans and non-binary films and stories.'

Will Roe v. Wade decision affect WA Rep. Kim Schrier's re-election bid?

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 1:31

Amid a shortage, one NW school district reimagines the role of substitute teachers

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 5:12

‘It's knowing that substitutes are not, as one of the sources said in my story, a Plan B or an afterthought, but a critical part of keeping schools running.'

The U.S. Forest Service plans the first overnight tourist facilities within the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 1:03

As correspondent Tom Banse reports, they would include camping, cabins, and a lodge.

Online ‘aunties' from Washington offer lodging, abortion pills to people from conservative states

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 5:11

Self-described “aunties” are an informal network of people, mostly women, who offer their homes, rides to appointments, and more to people who may need to travel for abortions. These aunties operate individually and are not tied to any organization.

Dem. Congresswoman Kim Schrier's campaign kicked off in Washington's 8th District this week

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 1:49

She's facing a tough race that analysts call a toss-up. Will this week's bombshell abortion news from the U.S. Supreme Court shake things up?

Trade programs at Seattle Central avoid the axe, for now

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 1:08

Seattle community colleges have been facing enrollment declines for the past few years. At a recent budget forum, Seattle Central College leaders say they're facing a $15 million dollar deficit. And without new funding options, they're proposing deep cuts.

Kelp has protected Samish people for millennia. Now it needs their help

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 4:27

Scuba divers are heading underwater to help rescue one of the most important habitats in Puget Sound.

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