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Activist group Backbone Campaign hung this banner in September 2015. Chief Seattle is often quoted by environmental groups.
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How Chief Seattle mistakenly inspired an environmental movement

“The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.” These words are from an 1854 speech that made Chief Seattle famous, inspiring environmental movements in the city that bears his name and beyond. Except, he never really said that.

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'I'm not the submissive Asian woman you think I am'

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Moo Young Baek and Terri Hiroshima
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"That's when I remember hearing the word 'Jap' for the first time." 

San Francisco's Mayor Ed Lee, most recently known for embracing the "sanctuary city" label, has died at age 65. Lee was not known to be ill; he reportedly died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Member station KQED cites a statement from the mayor's office, saying he died at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital:

Election Day is finally here in Alabama's U.S. Senate race.

The life expectancy of Native Americans in some states is 20 years shorter than the national average.

There are many reasons why.

KUOW photo / John Ryan

Toxic waste cleanups in Renton and Portland are going to get renewed attention from the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an announcement from the EPA.

A main corridor at the King County Juvenile Detention in Seattle.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Updated 5:54 p.m., 12/11/2017: The King County Council on Monday signaled a commitment to jailing fewer young people.

The council told County Executive Dow Constantine to use an expert report to guide county policy for reducing youth detention.

Housing costs contribute dramatically to the high basic cost of living in Seattle.
KUOW photo/Megan Farmer

Washington cities are prohibited from regulating rent prices, but one lawmaker wants to change that. Democratic state Representative Nicole Macri says she'll propose a bill in 2018 to end the rent control ban.

Some of the microaggressions noted by KUOW listeners.
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Last week host Bill Radke sat down with Dr. Roberto Montenegro, a fellow in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry department at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Montenegro studies the physiological effects of racial microtraumas on long- and short term health.

In preparation for his visit, we asked our Facebook followers to share their experiences with microaggressions. Several commenters replied with stories from their own lives. Another listener, who identifies herself as a white woman, left several comments on other people’s posts telling them to stop stirring up drama or beating a dead horse. According to Montenegro in his return visit to the studio, this isn’t at all unusual.

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Following a federal court ruling, the Pentagon has confirmed it will allow openly transgender individuals to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. The Trump administration had resisted that deadline in court, seeking to have its ban on new transgender troops reinstated — but on Monday, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly upheld an earlier decision to temporarily block President Trump's ban.

The Record: Monday, December 11, 2017

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Dan Rather no longer anchors the CBS Evening News, but he's got plenty of viewers of his News and Guts news blog. Dan Rather is in the studio to give you his big picture take on how America's doing today. His new book is "What Unites Us."

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