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    Time runs out on harmful Native American names and mascots in WA schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 6:12

    ‘What the literature tells us is that these mascots lead people to discriminate against indigenous people. They're more likely to stereotype us as aggressive, as savages, or as primitive.'

    In the tiny town of Hamilton, residents are cleaning up after last week's catastrophic flood

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 2:04

    The amount of damage came as a surprise to some residents, but not to everyone.

    Six WA House Republicans challenge new vax rules

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:01

    KUOW's Austin Jenkins reports.

    This tiny Washington town floods over and over. Its residents refuse to give up

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 5:50

    On the Skagit River, the tiny town of Hamilton is a refuge, a quiet pocket of affordability where most neighbors know each other. One reason it's affordable is that it floods. Earlier this month, Hamilton faced its latest catastrophic flood. That got people wondering, yet again, about the town's future.

    Seattle activist Rev. Harriet Walden preaches on hate crimes after attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:13

    A look at the largest Covid outbreaks in King County school this fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:02

    How's traveling through Sea-Tac Airport this Thanksgiving week?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:13

    Plan for longer wait times for Covid tests and boosters during the holidays season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 0:50

    Renewed effort in WA to ban insurance companies from using credit scores to set rates

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:26

    Washington cows in jeopardy after floods knock out food supply

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:36

    Although the worst of last week's flood waters are slowly starting to recede in northern Washington, about 100,000 cattle remain in jeopardy — unable to find relief from the waters and their food supply threatened.

    SR-112 through the Makah Reservation dropped two feet under a massive landslide

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 0:52

    UW developed a wearable device that could prevent opioid overdose deaths

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 1:07

    Canada lynx are coming back to north-central Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 1:04

    Flooding in NW Washington threatens thousands of cattle

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 0:57

    Some Seattle teams are losing. What if you thought about it like Pooh Sticks?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 4:48

    The Seahawks and the Huskies lost over the weekend. The Seattle Kraken are in last place. KUOW's Bill Radke asked an expert how local sports fans should process the futility.

    While this WA commission's 'homework was turned in late, it was completed'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 11:00

    The Washington State Redistricting Commission had one job.

    Washington couple who sued florist donates settlement money to PFLAG Tri-Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 1:02

    Seattle City Council still split on police budget details ahead of planned vote Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 1:23

    Washington officials postpone spring 2022 bear hunting season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 1:00

    Tacoma liquid gas plant gets go-ahead from state pollution board

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 1:03

    A controversial liquified natural gas plant on the Tacoma waterfront has gotten the final go-ahead from the state's Pollution Control Hearings Board.

    A LNG plant on the Tacoma waterfront got the green light from a panel of judges today

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 0:53

    The Pollution Control Hearings Board gave its final go-ahead for the controversial plant.

    More than 9 thousand Covid-related deaths have now been recorded in Washington State

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 0:52

    The somber milestone in the pandemic comes as booster shots were approved for all adults in the U.S.

    SAM retrospective charts the art and influence of Imogen Cunningham

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 6:35

    'She was constantly evolving, constantly working with and meeting other artists, both within photography and beyond. She was an exceptionally vocal champion for women, especially in the arts, and especially in photography.'

    Makah Tribe works to obtain necessities after landslides close highways

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 1:44

    Makah tribal officials say record rainfall last weekend resulted in landslides and washouts that initially cut off access to their reservation at Neah Bay. They've been working to ensure access to food, medicine and fuel as tenuous travel routes are restored.

    In welcome news for San Juan Islanders, 4-boat service restored

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 0:55

    WSF spokesperson Dana Warr says people can rely on the ferry schedules as they are written now.

    Seattle & King County officials came to an agreement on the future of City Hall Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 1:03

    KUOW's Ruby de Luna reports officials have finished working out the terms of a land swap.

    Global supply chain problems reach hunger relief groups in the PNW

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 1:02

    U.S. Supreme Court settles 8-year-old discrimination case out of Richland, Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 1:02

    WA governor Inslee doubles down on Covid restrictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 1:02

    Seattle expands free college program with help from state matching funds

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 1:12

    Seattle will be the first city in Washington to receive state matching funds for college scholarships. The scholarships will assist students in the Seattle Promise program, which already provides two years of free community college to any public high school graduate in the city.

    Critics blasted WA's redistricting commission for a lack of transparency this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 1:04

    They've also threatened to sue if the state's new congressional and legislative maps don't appear to comply with the federal voting rights act.

    Governor Jay Inslee says he plans to implement the federal vaccine mandate as is

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 0:59

    Presuming President Biden's mandate for private employers survives legal challenges

    One of the biggest awards in the book world has just gone to Seattle's famed librarian Nancy Pearl

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 0:52


    She's won the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, from the National Book Foundation.


    Rising food costs and supply chain problems aren't just affecting retailers and customers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 1:01

    They're creating challenges for food banks, too.

    WA's redistricting commission has asked the State Supreme Court to use the political maps it created

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 1:00

    Even though commissioners failed to meet a Monday night deadline.

    Santa's reindeer to get competition: Amazon flight-testing package delivery drones in Pendleton

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 1:12

    E-commerce giant Amazon confirmed to public radio that it has begun flight testing of package delivery drones at a test range in Pendleton, Oregon, as well as continuing near Seattle and elsewhere. Routine delivery of online orders to consumers by aerial drones remains a long ways off, though.

    Employees want to be together again, but only if it's optional

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 5:18

    Demand for office space is stronger in the Seattle/Bellevue area than it is in any other US city. It's being driven by tech growth, according CBRE, a company that tracks real estate trends. How many people actually end up working in those offices is the big unknown. We spoke to two local tech companies that are wrestling with how much office space to sign up for.

    King County businesses dealing with patrons angry over Covid vaccination rules

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 0:52

    This won't be the last time this small Washington town goes under water

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 6:21

    Residents of a small Washington border town say the Nooksack River unleashed a flood unlike any they've ever seen before this week. It represents what climate scientists say will be the norm for years to come.

    Seattle City Attorney's Office is hiring after a quarter of prosecutors quit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 1:00

    Washington State Patrol reevaluates hiring process after reports of lack of diversity

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 1:36

    The Seattle City Attorney's Office is hiring, after 1/4 of its prosecutors quit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 0:59

    KUOW's Amy Radil reports.

    The state's bipartisan redistricting commission released new congressional and legislative maps, a day late

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 0:46

    When the commission missed its deadline, the responsibility shifted to the state supreme court.

    Scientists say flooding in Washington state was just a dress rehearsal

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 0:56

    What Washington state pledged at the Glasgow climate summit, and what activists say

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 0:57

    West Coast leaders promised to phase out gas vehicles, ramp up land protections while in Glasgow

    PHOTOS: Flooding in Northwest Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:49

    An atmospheric river causing heavy rainfall in recent days has led to major flooding and landslides in Northwest Washington.

    Washington AG takes opioid distributors to court. Lawyer who tracks settlements weighs the risks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 6:32

    ‘As a Seattleite and new Washingtonian, I was secretly proud. I like Bob Ferguson for coming out with his arms swinging.'

    A BNSF freight train derailed near Sumas, in Whatcom County

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 0:42

    Sumas Mayor Kyle Christensen says it included more than 20 cars.

    Ballots go out tomorrow on whether to recall socialist city council member Kshama Sawant

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 0:52

    Your Thanksgiving meal might be affected by this summer's heat wave, shipping and supply

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 4:27

    A lot of us hunkered down at home last Thanksgiving instead of making the usual feast. Now we're getting together again. But with pandemic-related shipping and supply chain issues, plus this summer's extreme heat … you've got a recipe for sticker shock.

    We were supposed to know by now what WA's new political maps would look like

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 0:54

    But the state's bipartisan redistricting commission missed its deadline, late last night.

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