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The cougar who killed SJ Brooks while they were mountain biking over the weekend.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

911 call: 'I got attacked by a mountain lion. My friend did too'

Isaac Sederbaum, badly bloodied, finally connected with 911 on the fourth call. “I got attacked by a mountain lion,” he said. He was breathless. “My friend did too.”

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Disaster Night!

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KUOW Photo/Lisa Wang

Disaster Night!
A KUOW Quiz Show
Tuesday, June 12
Doors at 6:00 p.m. | Show at 7:00 p.m.
Naked City Brewery
Free with RSVP

Are you curious about what would happen if the “Big One” hits or if Mt. Rainier erupts? Have you nailed your bookshelves to the wall yet? Are you thinking about renting out your apocalypse bunker on Airbnb?

Homeless families outside a shelter in downtown Seattle
KUOW Photo/John Ryan

Seattle made some big shifts in its approach to homeless services last year, including signing new contracts that gave the city the ability to ding service providers that don’t get enough people into permanent housing.

For the first time in more than a decade, the city competitively bid roughly $34 million in service contracts, which included “pay for performance” measures.

Now the city has softened on this policy. Providers who don’t meet the standards in the first quarter of this year will get a pass. 

Courtesy of Libby Lewis Photography

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He was awarded that honor in 2016 for his debut novel “The Sympathizer.” Then he received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2017.

Second grade teacher Nimo Abdi returns graded classwork to students on Friday, April 20, 2018, in Tukwila.
KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Meet Ali Jama. He owns a jewelry store with a clever name: Haveniceday Jewelry.

“A simple name that everybody can remember and say it without having any difficulties," he said. 

Investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, say the Russian missile that hit the plane originated from a Russian military unit.

The passenger jet crashed, killing all 298 people aboard. Moscow has denied being responsible.

"I want The Three Bears!"

These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.

A new study has found that if the climate warms as projected, warmer streams could compound the effects of global warming by adding more heat-trapping carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

Scientists tested the carbon output of streams at seven locations across the globe, including watersheds in Oregon, Puerto Rico, Alaska and Australia.

Participants at KUOW's 'Ask A Foster Parent' event at Amara
Courtesy of Alisha Goel

Lisa Blackmore says the question she is asked most as a foster parent is: Don't you get too attached?

“And the answer is yes. We absolutely love this little boy who's in our family,” she said.

Oysters, mussels and clams are shown on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at City Fish Co. at Pike Place Market in Seattle.
KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

If you take legal or illegal drugs, or even flush them down the toilet unused, there's a good chance they'll wind up in Puget Sound.

Now there may be evidence that the opioid crisis reaches underwater, too. Scientists have found traces of oxycodone in shellfish near Bremerton and in Seattle's Elliott Bay.

President Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s going to sign into law “big changes” to the Dodd-Frank banking regulations put in place after the financial crisis.

The bill passed the House late Tuesday, with supporters saying it would make it easier for midsize and regional banks to lend. It already passed the Senate in March.

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