Kara McDermott http://kuow.org en Lady Shampoo Ad Or FIFA Poster For Female Players? http://kuow.org/post/lady-shampoo-ad-or-fifa-poster-female-players <p>FIFA, the international soccer federation, has released its official poster of the 2015 Women’s World Cup.</p><p>It’s an artistic rendering of a woman looking up serenely as her long flowing locks are swept away from her face in graceful curves. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:44:31 +0000 Kara McDermott 38095 at http://kuow.org Lady Shampoo Ad Or FIFA Poster For Female Players? Seattle City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage http://kuow.org/post/seattle-city-council-approves-15-minimum-wage <p>In a unanimous vote, to a standing ovation, the Seattle City Council approved a bill to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.</p><p>The crowd cheered “We made 15 possible!” after the reading of the vote tally in a meeting marked with passionate pleas for its passage from the public as well as council members.</p><p><strong>Failed Amendments</strong></p><p>The packed crowd of vocal proponents for the passage of the bill, many of whom gave their personal stories during the section of public comment, booed the failure of four amendments to the City Council’s plan.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:04:46 +0000 Kara McDermott 35661 at http://kuow.org Seattle City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage What Seattleites Have To Say About Affordable Housing http://kuow.org/post/what-seattleites-have-say-about-affordable-housing <p></p><p>Affordable housing means spending 30 percent or less of household income on housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:06:31 +0000 Kara McDermott & Bond Huberman 35360 at http://kuow.org What Seattleites Have To Say About Affordable Housing Former Boston Top Cop Kathleen O'Toole Picked To Head Seattle Police http://kuow.org/post/former-boston-top-cop-kathleen-otoole-picked-head-seattle-police <p></p><p>Kathleen O’Toole, formerly the Boston police commissioner and Ireland’s chief inspector, has been selected as Mayor Ed Murray's nominee as Seattle's top cop. Mon, 19 May 2014 17:47:32 +0000 Kara McDermott 34729 at http://kuow.org Former Boston Top Cop Kathleen O'Toole Picked To Head Seattle Police Mayor Murray: $18.13 Minimum Wage By 2025 http://kuow.org/post/mayor-murray-1813-minimum-wage-2025 <p>Seattle’s minimum wage could increase to $18.13 an hour within the next decade, according to Mayor Ed Murray's office.</p><p>Speaking at Town Hall on Thursday, Murray said that large businesses would have to pay their employees $15 an hour in three years. Fri, 02 May 2014 18:23:36 +0000 Kara McDermott 33686 at http://kuow.org Mayor Murray: $18.13 Minimum Wage By 2025 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 Gov. Inslee: 'We're Providing Every Opportunity To Find That Miracle' http://kuow.org/post/gov-inslee-were-providing-every-opportunity-find-miracle <p></p><p>As the local community held Sunday church services a week after the devastating Oso mudslide, searchers continued their work in the sodden destruction zone.</p><p>The Snohomish County Medical Examiner confirmed on Sunday evening that 21 people have died in the mudslide. Of these, only 15 have been officially identified. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:52:44 +0000 Kara McDermott & Sara Lerner 31577 at http://kuow.org Gov. Inslee: 'We're Providing Every Opportunity To Find That Miracle' A Hard Day Ahead For Search Operations In The Mudslide http://kuow.org/post/hard-day-ahead-search-operations-mudslide <p>With 100 percent chance of rain in the forecast for Friday, Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots held a brief conference in the morning to update on the progress of the Oso mudslide.</p><p>Hots said the rain makes the efforts of the workers in the debris field, now in their seventh day of search operations, slow and complicated. “We’ve got a hard day ahead of us,” Hots said. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:09:22 +0000 Kara McDermott & Ruby de Luna 31459 at http://kuow.org A Hard Day Ahead For Search Operations In The Mudslide Fire Chief: 'We're Going To Exhaust All Options To Find Someone Alive' http://kuow.org/post/fire-chief-were-going-exhaust-all-options-find-someone-alive <p>Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots was not at the press conferences on Wednesday after he was urged to get some rest in the wake of the ongoing response to the fatal Oso mudslide.</p><p>Instead, Hots said he headed to the site of the slide to survey the area and interact with the volunteers who continue to dig through the swampy conditions with bulldozers, shovels and their hands in an attempt to find people believed to be buried in the mud.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:53:01 +0000 Kara McDermott 31393 at http://kuow.org Fire Chief: 'We're Going To Exhaust All Options To Find Someone Alive' Salman Rushdie And The Heroism Of Ordinary People http://kuow.org/post/salman-rushdie-and-heroism-ordinary-people-0 <p>It was Valentine’s Day 1989 when Salman Rushdie got a call from a BBC reporter. She asked him how it felt to be sentenced to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini. He thought, “I’m a dead man.”</p><p>Starting at the age of 41, Rushdie spent almost 10 years living under the threat of murder because of a book he’d written, "The Satanic Verses." Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:24:19 +0000 Steve Scher & Kara McDermott 21718 at http://kuow.org Salman Rushdie And The Heroism Of Ordinary People Bertha's Progress http://kuow.org/post/berthas-progress <p>Bertha, the world's biggest tunneling machine, is a five-story-tall monstrosity of drilling tasked with digging out the tunnel for State Route 99 to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Kara McDermott 31053 at http://kuow.org Bertha's Progress Washington State Ferries: Born From A Rates War http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-ferries-born-rates-war <p></p><p></p><p>In 1948, at the height of discontent over a Puget Sound transportation controversy, a group of agitated locals, nicknamed the “Vashon vigilantes,” prevented the ferry Illahee from docking.</p><p>A local business man, two candidates for governor and a network of traversing boats came to a head over a seemingly simple issue: how much to charge to cross the waterways between cities and islands. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:27:20 +0000 Kara McDermott & Dominic Black 28338 at http://kuow.org Washington State Ferries: Born From A Rates War Washington State Ferries: Replacing Aging Icons http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-ferries-replacing-aging-icons <p>Cherie LaMaine is a ferry walker on the Edmonds-Kingston line: She makes laps around the deck as the boat glides from port to port.</p><p>The habit started with her husband when he needed to make frequent trips to Swedish Hospital. “We would still walk, holding hands,” LaMaine said. “He couldn't walk too fast, but it was great.” Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:06:36 +0000 Kara McDermott & Dominic Black 28776 at http://kuow.org Washington State Ferries: Replacing Aging Icons Gov. Inslee: 'There Have Been Too Many Doubts Raised About Capital Punishment' http://kuow.org/post/gov-inslee-there-have-been-too-many-doubts-raised-about-capital-punishment <p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued a moratorium Tuesday on the use of the death penalty in Washington state during his term. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:11:39 +0000 Kara McDermott 28590 at http://kuow.org Gov. Inslee: 'There Have Been Too Many Doubts Raised About Capital Punishment' The Real Soccer Moms: Elite Women Players Return After Giving Birth http://kuow.org/post/real-soccer-moms-elite-women-players-return-after-giving-birth <p>When US Soccer announced last year where national team members would play in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League, Seattle Reign FC scored offensive powerhouse Amy Rodriguez.</p><p>But Rodriguez, 26, would never play a single game for Seattle.</p><p>After the teams were set, Rodriguez found out that she was pregnant and unavailable for the season. “We were quite surprised. We weren’t planning on starting a family this year,” Rodriguez told KUOW.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:56:41 +0000 Kara McDermott 25309 at http://kuow.org The Real Soccer Moms: Elite Women Players Return After Giving Birth