Kara McDermott http://kuow.org en 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 Elections 2013 Results http://kuow.org/post/elections-2013-results <p>Below are the results of the Nov. 5 elections. Results are as of 11/5/2013 at 9:21 p.m. Please be aware that due to write-ins, percentages might not add up to 100 percent.</p><ul><li>Ed Murray: 56%</li><li>Mike McGinn: 43%</li></ul><p><em>Related Content: <a href="http://kuow.org/term/mayors-race-2013">KUOW's Coverage Of The Seattle Mayor's Race</a></em></p><p><strong>Counties Reporting</strong>: 39/39</p><p><strong>Initiative 517: Concerning Protections For Initiative Signature Gatherers</strong></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:53:34 +0000 Kara McDermott 23305 at http://kuow.org Elections 2013 Results No Strike! 11th Hour Deal Averts Grocery Showdown http://kuow.org/post/no-strike-11th-hour-deal-averts-grocery-showdown <p>With just two hours left on the strike countdown clock, a tentative agreement was reached on Monday night between grocery workers and four major chains: Safeway, Fred Meyer, QFC and Albertson’s. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:54:16 +0000 Kara McDermott 22471 at http://kuow.org No Strike! 11th Hour Deal Averts Grocery Showdown Student Vets Worry About Tuition Payments Amid Shutdown http://kuow.org/post/student-vets-worry-about-tuition-payments-amid-shutdown <p>For Tom Jenkins, a senior at the University of Washington and a veteran of the Air Force, the partial government shutdown has caused double stress: He has been furloughed from his part-time job as a reservist, and he may not receive veteran&rsquo;s benefits. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Steve Scher & Kara McDermott 22054 at http://kuow.org Student Vets Worry About Tuition Payments Amid Shutdown Seattle's Dick's Drive-In Celebrates 60 Years Of Burgers, Fries And Reasonable Wages http://kuow.org/post/seattles-dicks-drive-celebrates-60-years-burgers-fries-and-reasonable-wages <p>In January, Seattle's very own <a href="http://www.ddir.com/">Dick’s Drive-In</a> celebrates its 60th year serving up a simple menu of burgers, fries and shakes.</p><p>Phrases like “adapt or die” may be common business mantras these days, but for Dick’s, doing things the same old way is their secret to success. With the exception of the quarter pound burgers and diet soda, a Dick’s restaurant today is pretty much the same as it was in 1954 according to Jim Spady, vice president of and son of founder Dick Spady. Jim Spady spoke with Ross Reynolds on location at the original Dick's in the Wallingford neighborhood.<br /> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:42:42 +0000 Ross Reynolds, Kara McDermott & Andy Hurst 21258 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Dick's Drive-In Celebrates 60 Years Of Burgers, Fries And Reasonable Wages Are Iran And The US Ready For Peace? http://kuow.org/post/are-iran-and-us-ready-peace <p>Iran&rsquo;s new president Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Although he and President Obama didn&rsquo;t shake hands, the two leaders expressed their desire to open a dialogue. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:37:45 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Kara McDermott 21139 at http://kuow.org Are Iran And The US Ready For Peace? Luke Timmerman On Finding Biotech Work http://kuow.org/post/luke-timmerman-finding-biotech-work <p>The biotech industry took a big hit during the recession, and it can <a href="http://kuow.org/post/scientist-shortage-not-seattle">still be difficult in this area to find and keep work in that field</a>. But for those looking to enter the industry there are a few things you should keep in mind. Luke Timmerman, the national biotech editor at Xconomy, an online business and technology blog, explains what you should consider before taking a job in biotech and the challenges of the industry. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:56:14 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Kara McDermott 20978 at http://kuow.org Luke Timmerman On Finding Biotech Work