Week In Review http://kuow.org en How To Merge: Listeners Strike Back http://kuow.org/post/how-merge-listeners-strike-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, President Obama came to town for a pledge drive of sorts. What's it like to have to fundraise for a living? Two former politicians will tell you. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus, this week we learned the mind-blowing news that drivers are supposed to wait for the last minute to cut in line and merge -- according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUOW’s Bill </span>Radke<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reviews those stories and more along with Joni </span>Balter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna. Plus, Luke Burbank drops by and we get an update on the Carlton Complex fires from Paige Browning of Spokane Public Radio. </span> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:06:17 +0000 Bill Radke 38954 at http://kuow.org How To Merge: Listeners Strike Back Regrets: Do You Have A Few? http://kuow.org/post/regrets-do-you-have-few <p>Some Microsoft employees probably regret not taking that other job offer. Seattle’s city attorney regrets bringing his pot to work. Should a Seattle theater company regret not casting any Asian American actors for its current show? And you'll regret it if you take I-90 westbound into Seattle next week.<br /><br />What else do you regret? And how would you tell your younger self to avoid regrets? Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:45:06 +0000 Bill Radke 38536 at http://kuow.org Regrets: Do You Have A Few? Weed Is Sold, Brazil Is Routed, And Potato Salad Is Crowdfunded http://kuow.org/post/weed-sold-brazil-routed-and-potato-salad-crowdfunded <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle officially kicks off its experiment in retail recreational pot. Germany kicks goal after merciless goal in a total rout of Brazil in the World Cup semifinals. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And public officials have a message for the person who dropped off three human skulls at the Bellevue Goodwill this week: You're not in any trouble, but would you please call 206.731.3232. The King County Medical Examiner's Office would like to speak with you.<br /><br />Luke Burbank steps in for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill </span>Radke<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to talk over these stories and more with Eli Sanders, Joni </span>Balter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and </span>Knute<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berger.</span> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:28:04 +0000 Luke Burbank 38077 at http://kuow.org Weed Is Sold, Brazil Is Routed, And Potato Salad Is Crowdfunded Facebook Is Sad About Making You Sad http://kuow.org/post/facebook-sad-about-making-you-sad <p>Sorry about your loss.</p><p>This week City Light’s leader lost $60,000, Facebook lost credibility and the U.S. men's team lost at the World Cup, as always. But KUOW's Bill Radke welcomes a winning panel: Knute Berger, Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas, Luke Burbank and special guest, Monica Guzman.</p><p>(Bonus: Name that new Seattle water taxi!) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:40:29 +0000 Bill Radke 37626 at http://kuow.org Facebook Is Sad About Making You Sad U.S. Loss Becomes A Win, Domestic Partnership Becomes Marriage, Pot Packaging Becomes An Emergency http://kuow.org/post/us-loss-becomes-win-domestic-partnership-becomes-marriage-pot-packaging-becomes-emergency <p>Seattle City Light hired an online reputation management firm and now the utility would like its money, and its repuation, back. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The State Liquor Control board filed emergency marijuana rules. And why does Seattle love soccer, a sport where losing can end happily?<br /><br />KUOW's Bill&nbsp;</span>Radke<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;kicks those stories and more around with Joni&nbsp;</span>Balter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span>Knute<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Berger and Eli Sanders.</span> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:25:29 +0000 Bill Radke 37199 at http://kuow.org U.S. Loss Becomes A Win, Domestic Partnership Becomes Marriage, Pot Packaging Becomes An Emergency Redskins, Rideshare Caps, Seattle Schools Superintendent: All On the Way Out? http://kuow.org/post/redskins-rideshare-caps-seattle-schools-superintendent-all-way-out <p>Seattle’s school superintendent might go to Sacramento. Rideshare companies can deploy all the drivers they want. The Seattle Times takes a new angle on sports coverage as the Washington Redskins patent is dissolved. Seattle City Light planted puff pieces about itself online. No surprise, Seattle traffic is bad.</p><p>And the official Seattle song you’ve never heard.<br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUOW's Bill Radke recaps those stories and more news of the week with Civic Cocktail’s Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas of Q13 FOX News, and LiveWire's Luke Burbank.</span> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:49:05 +0000 Bill Radke 36780 at http://kuow.org Redskins, Rideshare Caps, Seattle Schools Superintendent: All On the Way Out? SPU Shooting, Minimum Wage Passes, And Amazon Controversy Grows http://kuow.org/post/spu-shooting-minimum-wage-passes-and-amazon-controversy-grows <p></p><p>A <a href="http://kuow.org/topic/kuows-ongoing-coverage-spu-shooting">shooting</a> on the campus of Seattle Pacific University on Thursday left one person dead and two others seriously injured. Seattle <a href="http://kuow.org/post/seattle-city-council-approves-15-minimum-wage">made history this week</a> as the first city in the country to establish a $15 minimum wage for all workers. And the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-amazon-and-hachette-explained-20140602-story.html#page=1">controversy</a> surrounding Amazon's business practices continued to attract national media attention.</p><p>Steve Scher recaps those stories and more news of the week with Crosscut's <a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback/">Knute Berger</a>, The Stranger's <a href="http://elisanders.net/">Eli Sanders</a>, news analyst Joni Balter and <a href="http://www.livewireradio.org/">Live Wire's</a> Luke Burbank.</p><p><strong>Week In Review Extra</strong></p><p>President Obama this week <a href="http://grist.org/climate-energy/how-much-cleaner-will-obamas-climate-rules-make-your-state/">announced new rules</a> that would lead to a reduction in carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. He proposed new Environmental Protection Agency rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2030. Is America up to the challenge?</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:18:39 +0000 Steve Scher & Andy Hurst 35942 at http://kuow.org SPU Shooting, Minimum Wage Passes, And Amazon Controversy Grows Seattle Police File A Lawsuit, City Council Agrees On $15, And Ramtha The Racist http://kuow.org/post/seattle-police-file-lawsuit-city-council-agrees-15-and-ramtha-racist <p>Over a hundred members of the Seattle Police Department have filed a lawsuit against the federally-mandated reforms SPD has adopted. The Seattle City Council has come to an agreement on the minimum wage proposal.</p><p>Steve Scher recaps those stories and more news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, The Stranger's Eli Sanders, news analyst Joni Balter and LiveWire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:30:04 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 35523 at http://kuow.org Seattle Police File A Lawsuit, City Council Agrees On $15, And Ramtha The Racist America's Fastest Growing Big City, Seattle's New Police Chief And Macklemore's Disguise http://kuow.org/post/americas-fastest-growing-big-city-seattles-new-police-chief-and-macklemores-disguise <p>Seattle is America's fastest growing city over the past year, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Former Boston police chief Kathleen O'Toole&nbsp;is Mayor Ed Murray's pick for Seattle's top cop. There's another plan to pay for bus service in Seattle, this one from City Councilmembers Nick Licata and Kshama Sawant. And Macklemore&nbsp;apologizes for his choice of costume at a surprise performance at the EMP.</p><p>Steve Scher&nbsp;talks over these stories and more of the week's news with news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and Jon Talton of the Seattle Times. Fri, 23 May 2014 19:51:45 +0000 Steve Scher 35080 at http://kuow.org America's Fastest Growing Big City, Seattle's New Police Chief And Macklemore's Disguise Funding Bus Service In Seattle, Universal Pre School And SPD Chief Candidates http://kuow.org/post/funding-bus-service-seattle-universal-pre-school-and-spd-chief-candidates <p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a proposal for <a href="http://kuow.org/post/murrays-plan-save-seattle-city-buses">saving metro bus service in Seattle,&nbsp;</a> <a href="http://murray.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Seattle-Preschool-Program.pdf">unveiled a plan</a> to bring universal pre school to Seattle kids, and will determine who will be the new police chief Monday.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:59:47 +0000 Steve Scher & Andy Hurst 34606 at http://kuow.org Funding Bus Service In Seattle, Universal Pre School And SPD Chief Candidates Billy Frank Jr. Remembered, White House Climate Report, And Metro's Funding 'Plan C' http://kuow.org/post/billy-frank-jr-remembered-white-house-climate-report-and-metros-funding-plan-c <p>A White House report foretells more rain, droughts and&nbsp; big storms due to climate change; Nisqually&nbsp;Indian civil rights leader and environmental activist Billy Frank, Jr. dies; and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray comes out against a city-only initiative to fund bus service in Seattle.</p><p>Steve Scher recaps the news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and LiveWire host Luke Burbank.</p><p><strong>Week In Review Extra</strong></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:56:56 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 34196 at http://kuow.org Billy Frank Jr. Remembered, White House Climate Report, And Metro's Funding 'Plan C' A Proposal For $15 Minimum Wage, May Day, And The Seattle Police Chief Search http://kuow.org/post/proposal-15-minimum-wage-may-day-and-seattle-police-chief-search <p>Steve Scher recaps the news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and LiveWire host Luke Burbank. Topics of the week include Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's proposal for a minimum wage hike that will be going to the City Council, downtown May Day activities, and the search for a new Seattle chief of police.</p><p><strong>Web Exclusive</strong></p><p>The panel discusses millennials and the midterm elections.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:53:02 +0000 Steve Scher 33779 at http://kuow.org A Proposal For $15 Minimum Wage, May Day, And The Seattle Police Chief Search Bus Cuts Coming, Tunnel Digging Delayed, And Minimum Wage Talks Continue http://kuow.org/post/bus-cuts-coming-tunnel-digging-delayed-and-minimum-wage-talks-continue <p></p><p>Steve Scher recaps the news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and LiveWire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:56:18 +0000 Steve Scher 33351 at http://kuow.org Bus Cuts Coming, Tunnel Digging Delayed, And Minimum Wage Talks Continue Tom Steps Down, Boeing Moves Jobs Out Of Washington, And Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up http://kuow.org/post/tom-steps-down-boeing-moves-jobs-out-washington-and-minimum-wage-debate-heats <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Washington state Senator Rodney Tom announced his decision to <a href="http://kuow.org/post/washington-senate-majority-leader-tom-wont-seek-re-election">not seek re-election</a> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">this week, how does his departure change the dynamic in the legislature. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, Boeing is shipping nearly 2,000 engineering and research jobs out of the state. After the big push for friendly tax breaks for the company, is this a betrayal?&nbsp;</span></p><p>Steve Scher reviews these stories and more with news analyst Joni Balter, Crosscut's Knute Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger and Livewire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:29:52 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 32802 at http://kuow.org Tom Steps Down, Boeing Moves Jobs Out Of Washington, And Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up Prop 1 Vote Looms, Public Internet Utility, And Mayor Murray's First 100 Days http://kuow.org/post/prop-1-vote-looms-public-internet-utility-and-mayor-murrays-first-100-days <p></p><p><a href="http://kuow.org/post/prop-1-debate-king-countys-plan-fund-metro-transit">King County Metro Transit's Proposition One</a> would raise taxes to prevent bus service cuts and fund some road projects. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is calling the need for a more reliable <a href="http://kuow.org/post/seattle-reconsidering-building-city-owned-broadband-network">high-speed Internet service</a>, and all that drilling under the Alaskan Way Viaduct is hurting at least one nearby business.</p><p>Steve Scher talks over those stories and more of the week's news news analyst Joni Balter, political analyst C.R. Douglas for Q13 Fox News, Crosscut's Knute Berger and Livewire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:01:14 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 32402 at http://kuow.org Prop 1 Vote Looms, Public Internet Utility, And Mayor Murray's First 100 Days