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Why Uber drivers want a union (one earned $2.85 for a ride)

Chris P. works full-time for Uber in Seattle, including long shifts on the weekends. The rest of the week, he’s a stay-at-home dad. He likes the job, but he hopes a union could get him more stability.
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The Democratic National Convention is over. Here are some of the big takeaways from a week in Philadelphia that had more suspense and drama than expected.

The Democrats Are Really, Really Good At This

Just like Barack Obama's two conventions, this one was flawlessly choreographed. Even the revolt of the Bernie Bros had a more-or-less happy ending.

Bad Moms is a movie about good moms who try to go bad. Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn play suburban Chicago mothers who find themselves ground down by the daily cycle of school drop-offs and pick-ups, soccer games, supermarket runs, errands, chores and endless worries. One night they wind up at the same bar after a PTA meeting and together they decide to let loose.

Seattle's All-City Band practices for Seafair. Click on this image for more photos of the band.
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Seattle's All-City Band is marching its way through the summer. The 180-member band, which has been entertaining people for 65 years, includes high school students from all around the Puget Sound region.

The All-City Band joins other marching bands for a jam Friday night, July 29, at the Southwest Athletic Complex in West Seattle. The band will also march  in the Seafair Torchlight Parade on Saturday.


Areas of Bothell that are still closed after a fire in the Seattle suburb's historic downtown.
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The Bothell community is starting to recover after the destructive fire July 22.

Bothell's Chamber of Commerce raised $57,000 at a block party fundraiser Thursday night. People filled charming Main Street for the event, though the street had been closed to traffic since the fire.


Jesse Calliham, left, Bud McCurry, center, and Lauren Rainbow are part of Snohomish County's Office of Neighborhoods. The unit's sole focus is working with homeless people who use heroin. Click on this image for more photos.
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Deputy Bud McCurry sets up his laptop in the patrol car. He's heading into a wooded area in South Everett where homeless heroin users have been camping out.

Two social workers are with him – Jesse Calliham and Lauren Rainbow. They discuss a woman named Shelly, who has six kittens and is on the verge of agreeing to detox. 


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History was made at the Democratic National Convention this week when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to receive a presidential nomination from a major party in the United States. We’ll talk about the convention, Hillary’s moment, and party unity. What is party unity, anyway? And why does it matter? 

Susan Atlas poses with a cutout of Hillary Clinton at a hotel lobby in Philadelphia on Friday.
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The Democratic National Convention wrapped up on Thursday night, with Hillary Clinton accepting the party's presidential nomination. KUOW's David Hyde and Kate Walters were in Philadelphia all week, covering Washington state's delegation. Here are some of the voices they heard.


Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, delivering a speech that lays out her plan to address terrorist threats and create jobs.

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If you look at your voters' pamphlet and see page after page of candidates trying to win your vote, you might think democracy is strong in Washington state. KUOW looked at the money behind the candidates and found there's much less competition — much less democracy — than meets the eye.

From left to right, Pramila Jayapal, Joe McDermott and Brady Walkinshaw at 7th Congression District debate in July.
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National media have called it a race to see who can be the most liberal.

It’s the contest to replace longtime Congressman Jim McDermott in Washington’s 7th Congressional District, which includes most of Seattle and parts of Snohomish County.

The race is on the ballot in the Aug. 2 primary.


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