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Ginny Winslow photographed at her Seattle home on Friday, March 23, 2018. Winslow was working at the Route 91 Harvest music festival when Stephen Paddock fired on concertgoers from the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel, leaving 58 people dead.
Dan DeLong for KUOW

I survived the Las Vegas shooting, and I'm marching today

I was working in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. I looked at Caslin, my coworker, both of us confused but wary. She said, "It’s fireworks." "No," I said. "Or a car starting," she said. "That's a gun," I said. I know that popping sound.

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came to Washington's North Cascades Friday to make one thing clear: He wants his agency to get back to work deciding by year's end whether to reintroduce grizzlies to the North Cascades.

"I’m in support of the Great Bear,” Zinke told a small audience at the North Cascades National Park Headquarters in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

Former Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is seeking to have his conviction for possession of stolen money overturned or, alternatively, granted a new trial.

An earthquake early warning system under development for the West Coast gets a major boost in the new federal budget that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday.

Will private rockets destroy the ozone layer?

Mar 23, 2018
Space-X's Falcon 9 rocket with 10 satellites launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.
AP Photo/Matt Hartman

Private space companies like Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's Space-X are sending rockets into the upper atmosphere.

Does more activity in space mean more pollution for Earth? That's a concern of listener Laurie McQuaig of Seattle.

She asked us to investigate the issue, so reporter Katherine Banwell took the question to local science and tech expert. Alan Boyle. He says there's no need for concern at the moment — yet.

'Week in Review' panel Sydney Brownstone, Eric Liu, host Bill Radke and Joni Balter.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

You give Facebook your personal information. Facebook shares it with companies that use it against you. So what are you going to do about it?

Also President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that included some money for Sound Transit's Lynnwood line — now if only the Seattle Streetcar project could get some of that money. Or should it? 

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Canada is having its equivalent of the Grammy Awards this weekend. Our neighbors to the north call it the JUNO Awards.

Vancouver, B.C. is celebrating by hosting JUNOfest this weekend. 

Updated at 2:21 p.m. ET

President Trump signed a massive spending bill Friday, hours after threatening a veto that would have triggered a government shutdown.

As families around the country search for answers in the wake of school shootings in Parkland, Fla. and elsewhere, parents and children are having conversations that would've been almost unfathomable a generation ago.

Dezmond Floyd is a 10-year-old student in Houston. At StoryCorps, he and his mother, Tanai Benard, 34, talk about the active shooter drills in his fifth-grade classroom.

Hundreds of thousands will call for stricter gun control measures at "March For Our Lives" rallies across the country on Saturday.

But in Montana's state Capitol, counterprotesters are organizing a "March For Our Guns."

"I love our Second Amendment rights," 18-year-old Joey Chester says. "I don't want to see those restricted for law-abiding citizens."

"March For Our Lives" was organized by students after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. It follows a countrywide student walkout earlier this month.



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