Seattle Public Schools has rescinded staffing cuts it planned to make at schools across the district.
Superintendent Jose Banda said after analyzing the supplemental budget the Legislature passed last week, the district won’t need to reduce the hours of many secretaries, counselors and other employees.
Neither states nor the federal government have oversight over how railroads plan for responding to spills from trains carrying crude oil, meaning environmental regulators cannot identify gaps in the plans or verify a railroad’s abilities to carry them out.
KUOW reporter Patricia Murphy speaks with several voices of the day; including NTSB investigator Dennis Hogenson, witness Daniel Gonzalez, who ran to the scene to aid the survivors, Corwin Haeck from KOMO News Radio, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.
KUOW's Bill Radke interviews Mike Thielen, helicopter pilot and president of Glacier Aviation, Inc. in Olympia.
An investigation is underway as the National Transportation Safety Board tries to determine what caused the news helicopter to crash near the Space Needle on Tuesday morning, killing two people and injuring one.
Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years. This fall, that could change. In mid-September, a referendum on independence will determine whether Scotland breaks off from England, Northern Ireland and Wales to become a sovereign nation.
Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, is ground zero in this debate. The East End of this city is poor and run down, with some of the worst health figures in Europe. Men here are expected to live into only their mid-50s, some 30 years less than in wealthy areas.