Amy Radil http://kuow.org en Referendum Puts Seattle Rideshare Rules On Hold http://kuow.org/post/referendum-puts-seattle-rideshare-rules-hold <p></p><p>Seattle’s new regulations on rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber were supposed to take effect this week, but now they’re on hold. That’s because a group, backed by rideshare businesses, has filed signatures for a ballot referendum to bring the rideshare rules to a public vote. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:11:48 +0000 Amy Radil 32777 at http://kuow.org Referendum Puts Seattle Rideshare Rules On Hold Will King County’s Prop 1 Fix Metro’s Bumpy Ride? http://kuow.org/post/will-king-county-s-prop-1-fix-metro-s-bumpy-ride <p>Low-income transit passengers say the last few years have been difficult in King County with multiple fare increases and the end of the ride free zone in Seattle. But they are torn about whether to support Proposition 1, which would raise taxes in order to maintain existing Metro transit service. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:42:53 +0000 Amy Radil 32418 at http://kuow.org Will King County’s Prop 1 Fix Metro’s Bumpy Ride? Jim Pugel Reflects On 31 Years With The Seattle Police, From WTO To Drug Policy Reform http://kuow.org/post/jim-pugel-reflects-31-years-seattle-police-wto-drug-policy-reform <p></p><p>After 31 years with the Seattle Police Department, Jim Pugel is leaving. But he has no plans to retire. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:18:27 +0000 Amy Radil 31761 at http://kuow.org Jim Pugel Reflects On 31 Years With The Seattle Police, From WTO To Drug Policy Reform Oso Community: In Their Own Words http://kuow.org/post/oso-community-their-own-words <p></p><p>It's been nearly a week since the devastating landslide occurred near Oso, Wash. During this week, we've brought you official updates on rescue and recovery, and the voices of witnesses, survivors and community members trying to help. Here's a look back at the past week, from people in their own words.</p><p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 02:04:06 +0000 Amy Radil 31514 at http://kuow.org Oso Community: In Their Own Words To Experts' Dismay, Teens Embrace Marijuana As 'Healthy' And 'Non-Addictive' http://kuow.org/post/experts-dismay-teens-embrace-marijuana-healthy-and-non-addictive <p></p><p>Recreational marijuana is legal – for adults. But it’s clear that the movement toward legalization is having repercussions for teenagers too.</p><p>Federal authorities have said they will be monitoring whether Washington’s legal marijuana supply makes its way to underage users. It’s one of the indicators that they say could lead them to intervene in the state’s experiment. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:56:12 +0000 Amy Radil 30103 at http://kuow.org To Experts' Dismay, Teens Embrace Marijuana As 'Healthy' And 'Non-Addictive' Seattle Officials Probe 'Twilight Zone' Of Police Discipline Reversals http://kuow.org/post/seattle-officials-probe-twilight-zone-police-discipline-reversals <p>Seattle officials plan to seek changes to the obscure union appeals process that has allowed reversals of police misconduct findings. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:06:09 +0000 Amy Radil 30019 at http://kuow.org Seattle Officials Probe 'Twilight Zone' Of Police Discipline Reversals Washington Issues Its First Recreational Marijuana License http://kuow.org/post/washington-issues-its-first-recreational-marijuana-license <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Hyde hears from Sean Green about being the first producer-processor to receive a recreational marijuana license in the Washington state. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Then </span>KUOW<span style="line-height: 1.5;">'s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Amy </span>Radil<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells us what this means for the recreational pot industry moving forward.&nbsp; </span> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:58:53 +0000 David Hyde & Amy Radil & Christine Streich 29912 at http://kuow.org Washington Issues Its First Recreational Marijuana License Seattle's Proposed Rideshare Compromise Appears To Satisfy No One http://kuow.org/post/seattles-proposed-rideshare-compromise-appears-satisfy-no-one <p>A Seattle City Council committee has voted to impose limits on rideshare companies Thursday night. The council’s compromise seemed to disappoint everyone, from rideshare companies to taxi owners.</p><p>The council’s committee on taxi regulations has been wrestling with how to regulate rideshares like Lyft and UberX for months. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:18:25 +0000 Amy Radil 29616 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Proposed Rideshare Compromise Appears To Satisfy No One Washington Supreme Court Takes On Loan Fraud, Foreclosure Fights http://kuow.org/post/washington-supreme-court-takes-loan-fraud-foreclosure-fights <p>Larry Jametsky visits his family home frequently, even though he was evicted from it almost four years ago.</p><p>He and his family have been homeless since then, but they’ve stayed near the blue house in the city of SeaTac. “This was my grandparents’ house, my dad’s house,” Jametsky said. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:50:41 +0000 Amy Radil 29371 at http://kuow.org Washington Supreme Court Takes On Loan Fraud, Foreclosure Fights City Council And Business Continue To Clash On Rideshare Regulation http://kuow.org/post/city-council-and-business-continue-clash-rideshare-regulation <p>The ongoing debate about how to regulate ridesharing in Seattle seems to be coming down to a fight over numbers. The Seattle City Council is considering capping the number of licensed rideshare drivers but is getting pushback from the companies who thus far have been operating in Seattle illegally. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:41:57 +0000 Amy Radil 28855 at http://kuow.org City Council And Business Continue To Clash On Rideshare Regulation Legalizing Rideshare: Seattle Council Wrestles With How To Regulate The New Marketplace http://kuow.org/post/legalizing-rideshare-seattle-council-wrestles-how-regulate-new-marketplace <p>Rideshare companies have been flourishing in Seattle – illegally. On Friday, the City Council will consider<a href="http://clerk.seattle.gov/%7Escripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=&amp;s3=118031&amp;s4=&amp;s2=&amp;s5=&amp;Sect4=AND&amp;l=20&amp;Sect2=THESON&amp;Sect3=PLURON&amp;Sect5=CBORY&amp;Sect6=HITOFF&amp;d=ORDF&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2F%7Epublic%2Fcbory.htm&amp;r=1&amp;f=G"> a new plan</a> to finally regulate taxi-alternatives like Lyft, Sidecar and UberX. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:17:32 +0000 Amy Radil 28755 at http://kuow.org Legalizing Rideshare: Seattle Council Wrestles With How To Regulate The New Marketplace Legal Group Condemns Seattle Police Interim Chief For ‘Prejudging’ Shooting Investigation http://kuow.org/post/legal-group-condemns-seattle-police-interim-chief-prejudging-shooting-investigation <p>A legal organization in Seattle said that interim chief of the Seattle Police Department Harry Bailey’s comments about a recent officer-involved shooting will make it harder for investigators to do their jobs and undermine the troubled department's commitment to reform. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:35:03 +0000 Amy Radil 28430 at http://kuow.org Legal Group Condemns Seattle Police Interim Chief For ‘Prejudging’ Shooting Investigation Washington Supreme Court Backs Discrimination Claim Against Catholic Hospital http://kuow.org/post/washington-supreme-court-backs-discrimination-claim-against-catholic-hospital <p></p><p>Religious institutions in Washington have previously been exempt from discrimination rules but that could be changing. The Washington Supreme Court said in decisions Thursday that some employees whose duties are non-religious can bring discrimination claims against these nonprofits. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:31:00 +0000 Amy Radil 28362 at http://kuow.org Washington Supreme Court Backs Discrimination Claim Against Catholic Hospital The Stranger Goes To Court Over ‘Unjustified Secrecy' In May Day Case http://kuow.org/post/stranger-goes-court-over-unjustified-secrecy-may-day-case <p><em>Correction 2/5/2014: The text of this story has been edited to reflect that the court action is a motion (not a lawsuit).</em></p><p>The Seattle newspaper The Stranger is seeking more openness in the case of two witnesses who were detained for refusing to testify before a grand jury by filing a motion to unseal federal court records. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:29:57 +0000 Amy Radil 28121 at http://kuow.org The Stranger Goes To Court Over ‘Unjustified Secrecy' In May Day Case Banks Remain Cautious, Washington Pot Entrepreneurs Turn To Cash, Bitcoin http://kuow.org/post/banks-remain-cautious-washington-pot-entrepreneurs-turn-cash-bitcoin <p>Attorney General Eric Holder <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2014/01/holder-feds-to-let-banks-handle-pot-money-181777.html#.UuHCdEX31g8.twitter">recently said </a>that legal marijuana businesses need access to bank accounts as a public safety issue. Bankers and pot entrepreneurs hailed those comments as an important step. But they said it will take a change in federal law to make banks truly open their doors. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:44:51 +0000 Amy Radil 27610 at http://kuow.org Banks Remain Cautious, Washington Pot Entrepreneurs Turn To Cash, Bitcoin