Amy Radil http://kuow.org en Gourmet Marijuana Goodies Just Out Of Reach In Washington http://kuow.org/post/gourmet-marijuana-goodies-just-out-reach-washington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State-licensed marijuana retail stores are just opening their doors in Washington and state regulators are still deciding what customers will find inside. Last month the Washington State Liquor Control Board told processors they will allow sweets, but not if they’re presented in a way that’s deemed "especially appealing to children.</span>" Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:21:24 +0000 Amy Radil 38547 at http://kuow.org Gourmet Marijuana Goodies Just Out Of Reach In Washington Taxi Drivers Balk As Mayor OKs More Rideshares http://kuow.org/post/taxi-drivers-balk-mayor-oks-more-rideshares <p>On <a href="http://murray.seattle.gov/mayor-murray-transportation-for-hire-representatives-reach-historic-agreement/#sthash.MImPA7d6.dpbs">June 16</a>, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced that <a href="http://kuow.org/post/mayor-murray-announces-new-rideshare-compromise">a stakeholders group</a> had agreed to lift restrictions on the growth of rideshare companies. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">In exchange, companies like </span>Lyft<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Uber<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> would meet the same safety and insurance requirements as taxi drivers. </span> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:26:26 +0000 Amy Radil 37251 at http://kuow.org Taxi Drivers Balk As Mayor OKs More Rideshares Teary-Eyed Mayor Murray Declares 'Summer Of Safety' http://kuow.org/post/teary-eyed-mayor-murray-declares-summer-safety <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the wake of recent gun violence, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the city faces a crisis of confidence in public safety.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:26:25 +0000 Amy Radil 37099 at http://kuow.org Teary-Eyed Mayor Murray Declares 'Summer Of Safety' Pot Shots: How Marijuana Legalization Tore Apart The Seattle Police Media Unit http://kuow.org/post/pot-shots-how-marijuana-legalization-tore-apart-seattle-police-media-unit <div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In March 2012, the Seattle Police Department made an unorthodox hire: Jonah Spangenthal-Lee, a former cops reporter who had worked at The Stranger and was writing a blog, seattlecrime.com.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:48:39 +0000 Amy Radil 36386 at http://kuow.org Pot Shots: How Marijuana Legalization Tore Apart The Seattle Police Media Unit $15 Minimum Wage Law May Face Ballot Challenge http://kuow.org/post/15-minimum-wage-law-may-face-ballot-challenge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday, June 2, Seattle workers and politicians ate cake and danced in celebration of the city's new minimum wage law. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the dance party ended, the law started to face pushback, although it’s not clear when an actual challenge will occur.</span> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:45:23 +0000 Amy Radil 35901 at http://kuow.org $15 Minimum Wage Law May Face Ballot Challenge City Council Questions Mayor's Minimum Wage Plan http://kuow.org/post/city-council-questions-mayors-minimum-wage-plan <p>The Seattle City Council took up Mayor Ed Murray’s minimum wage proposal Thursday. Labor leaders said they weren’t thrilled about the council's opening questions. Fri, 23 May 2014 16:22:23 +0000 Amy Radil 35047 at http://kuow.org City Council Questions Mayor's Minimum Wage Plan Women In Cannabis: Solidarity And High-Potency Sorbet http://kuow.org/post/women-cannabis-solidarity-and-high-potency-sorbet <p></p><p>A power luncheon for women in the marijuana business took place Friday in one of Seattle’s highest locations – the top of the Columbia Tower, where dozens of women in the cannabis business gathered to talk shop and exchange recipes. Mon, 19 May 2014 17:21:22 +0000 Amy Radil 34638 at http://kuow.org Women In Cannabis: Solidarity And High-Potency Sorbet Minimum Wage Debate Heightens May Day Rhetoric http://kuow.org/post/minimum-wage-debate-heightens-may-day-rhetoric <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group 15 Now is seeking a ballot measure to raise Seattle’s minimum wage as quickly as possible, without the phase-ins of Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That group’s name was evident on dozens of red signs at the traditional May Day rally for immigration reform. The signs made common cause with those marchers, calling for the wage hike and an end to deportations.</span> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:08:27 +0000 Amy Radil 33726 at http://kuow.org Minimum Wage Debate Heightens May Day Rhetoric Marijuana Banking: Secretive But Poised To Grow http://kuow.org/post/marijuana-banking-secretive-poised-grow <p></p><p>Many marijuana business owners say they have bank accounts, but aren’t completely forthright with their bankers about the nature of their businesses. They claim to be in “consulting” or “medical research.”&nbsp; And they know they could lose those bank accounts suddenly, at any time, since federal law prohibits banks from holding any funds associated with illegal drugs.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:17:28 +0000 Amy Radil 33648 at http://kuow.org Marijuana Banking: Secretive But Poised To Grow No Proposal Yet From Mayor's Minimum Wage Committee http://kuow.org/post/no-proposal-yet-mayors-minimum-wage-committee <p></p><p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and his Income Inequaltiy Committee have not yet reached an agreement in raising the minimum wage.</p><p>Murray was expected to announce an initial proposal for the City Council at a press conference Thursday afternoon, but said that though the committee had reached an agreement in principle, there was not yet a viable proposal. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:20:06 +0000 Amy Radil & Kara McDermott 33210 at http://kuow.org No Proposal Yet From Mayor's Minimum Wage Committee 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'