Sara Lerner http://kuow.org en No Access To Route 530 Is Next ‘Emergency’ For Darrington Residents http://kuow.org/post/no-access-route-530-next-emergency-darrington-residents <p></p><p>A month after the devastating mudslide near Oso, Wash., a mile of state Route 530 still sits under landslide debris.</p><p>As the people from this tiny community and the neighboring towns try to move on, they’re battling a major transportation issue with their daily commute to work. &nbsp;Many of them are adding hours to their drive time to go around the mudslide. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:37:35 +0000 Sara Lerner 32795 at http://kuow.org No Access To Route 530 Is Next ‘Emergency’ For Darrington Residents Survivor Describes Harrowing Landslide Moment http://kuow.org/post/survivor-describes-harrowing-landslide-moment <p></p><p></p><p>Oso landslide survivor Amanda Skorjanc spoke from her hospital bed at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Wednesday. She and her 5-month-old baby Duke Suddarth are among the few who survived the landslide.</p><p>As Skorjanc’s partner Ty Suddarth sits next to her, she describes that moment when the landslide hit.</p><p>It carried her and her son 600 feet from where their home once stood.</p><p><strong>Transcript: Amanda Skorjanc Recalls March 22 Oso Mudslide&nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:04:46 +0000 Sara Lerner 32244 at http://kuow.org Survivor Describes Harrowing Landslide Moment Search Crews Struggle To Define Success In Mudslide Debris http://kuow.org/post/search-crews-struggle-define-success-mudslide-debris <p></p><p>As of Wednesday morning, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office has confirmed that 29 people have died in the Oso landslide. Hopes of finding survivors are dwindling.</p><p>That’s taking a toll on the families and the search crews, some who have been out there since the very beginning, doing intense physical and emotional work. Rescue operations managers are very conscious about giving those crews a break, letting them rotate in and out so they can rest and recharge. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:52:59 +0000 Sara Lerner, Patricia Murphy & Bill Radke 31785 at http://kuow.org Search Crews Struggle To Define Success In Mudslide Debris 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' Landslide Death Toll Rises, Number Of Missing Drops http://kuow.org/post/landslide-death-toll-rises-number-missing-drops <p>The death toll has risen to 18 following the devastating landslide near Oso, Washington. One bright spot: The number of people missing has fallen dramatically. It's now down to 30.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:38:05 +0000 Sara Lerner & Chris Lehman 31534 at http://kuow.org Landslide Death Toll Rises, Number Of Missing Drops Study: Spending On Sex Trade Way Up In Seattle http://kuow.org/post/study-spending-sex-trade-way-seattle <p>A new study finds spending on the underground sex trade in Seattle has gone way up. Of the cities studied, Seattle is one of only two where spending increased, and it’s not pennies: $50 million in 2003 to $112 million in 2007. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Sara Lerner 30420 at http://kuow.org Study: Spending On Sex Trade Way Up In Seattle Washington Legislature Passes Bill To Allow Human Trafficking Victims To Clear Record http://kuow.org/post/washington-legislature-passes-bill-allow-human-trafficking-victims-clear-record <p>A new human trafficking bill passed the state Legislature Monday that will allow victims who were forced into prostitution to clear their records of prostitution charges.</p><p>Removing one conviction has already been the law for a couple years. But now, a victim is able to get more than one charge vacated. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:32:11 +0000 Sara Lerner 30363 at http://kuow.org Washington Legislature Passes Bill To Allow Human Trafficking Victims To Clear Record Harborview Clinics To Stay Open http://kuow.org/post/harborview-clinics-stay-open <p>Harborview Medical Center said Wednesday it will not be closing its primary care clinics after all.</p><p>Last December, the hospital had announced its intent to relocate those services into the community. But the prospect of shutting down the clinics located at Harborview's main hospital disturbed many staff and patients. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:48:51 +0000 Sara Lerner 29583 at http://kuow.org Harborview Clinics To Stay Open Moving Past 'The Life': New Bill Would Allow Erasing Prostitution Convictions From Record http://kuow.org/post/moving-past-life-new-bill-would-allow-erasing-prostitution-convictions-record <p>Those caught up in it call it "the life." It usually involves a pimp, coercion and prostitution.</p><p>For young victims of sex trafficking, getting out of that life and building a new one can be a monumental task. Having a rap sheet for prostitution makes it&nbsp; incredibly difficult to apply for jobs, or housing, or school — the things it takes to start over. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:31:51 +0000 Sara Lerner 28543 at http://kuow.org Moving Past 'The Life': New Bill Would Allow Erasing Prostitution Convictions From Record Two Years Later: A Layoff Survivor Describes The New Atmosphere http://kuow.org/post/two-years-later-layoff-survivor-describes-new-atmosphere <p>Back in May 2011, Laura was in the habit of whispering at work – even when talking about the weather. <a href="http://www2.kuow.org/program.php?id=23429">She was a manager at T-Mobile </a>at a time when the company was suffering deep layoffs.</p><p>She was a “layoff survivor” – her colleagues were losing their jobs, workloads were shifting, and she was in fear of her own position. She declined to release her full name. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:30:57 +0000 Sara Lerner 27452 at http://kuow.org Two Years Later: A Layoff Survivor Describes The New Atmosphere Harborview Considers Closing Some Clinics For Poor http://kuow.org/post/harborview-considers-closing-some-clinics-poor <p></p><p>“Abruptly and brutally.”</p><p>That’s how Dr. Abe Bergman described the announcement by administrators to close some of the clinics at Harborview Medical Center. He said staff members were told that some of the primary care clinics housed at the hospital would close in July. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:42:29 +0000 Sara Lerner 26258 at http://kuow.org Harborview Considers Closing Some Clinics For Poor Pulled From The Archives: Race, The Cosmos, And Seattle Music http://kuow.org/post/pulled-archives-race-cosmos-and-seattle-music <p><em>As the year winds down, </em>The Record<em> looks back at some of our favorite KUOW stories from 2013 and beyond.</em> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:51:10 +0000 Steve Scher, Ross Reynolds, Marcie Sillman & Sara Lerner 26167 at http://kuow.org Pulled From The Archives: Race, The Cosmos, And Seattle Music Daughter Of Jailed Renton Woman: Mom Is Political Prisoner In Mexico http://kuow.org/post/daughter-jailed-renton-woman-mom-political-prisoner-mexico <p>Community activist Nestora Salgado lives in Renton, normally.</p><p>She grew up in Olinala, Mexico, and over the last few years she’s been returning frequently and getting involved in the community – so involved that she ended up running a legal community police force. Mexican law allows indigenous communities to form such groups. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:02:31 +0000 Sara Lerner 25262 at http://kuow.org Daughter Of Jailed Renton Woman: Mom Is Political Prisoner In Mexico Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary An Economic Boost For Washington http://kuow.org/post/same-sex-marriage-anniversary-economic-boost-washington <p>Before gay marriage was legalized in Washington state, wedding planner Jenny Harding organized about two same-sex weddings a year.</p><p>Last year? Sixteen. Three were out of state, from California, Oregon and Vermont (where same-sex marriage is also legal). Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:24:27 +0000 Sara Lerner 25184 at http://kuow.org Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary An Economic Boost For Washington Wilcox Farms Fined For Serious Violations Long Before Silo Collapse http://kuow.org/post/wilcox-farms-fined-serious-violations-long-silo-collapse <p>Wilcox Farms, where a man was buried under tons of corn on Monday when a silo gave way, was cited for six violations last summer that could have put workers in serious danger, according to inspection reports. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:49:28 +0000 Sara Lerner 24891 at http://kuow.org Wilcox Farms Fined For Serious Violations Long Before Silo Collapse