government http://kuow.org en Middle Income Group Overlooked In Seattle Affordable Housing Struggle http://kuow.org/post/middle-income-group-overlooked-seattle-affordable-housing-struggle <p>Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is looking for affordable housing solutions – for a population that may be overlooked.</p><p>Speaking with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, O’Brien said that systems are in place for those making around 30 percent of the area median wage, but not for those between 60 to 100 percent of the median (for a single person that’s between $37,000 and $50,000 a year). Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:47:59 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 38804 at http://kuow.org Middle Income Group Overlooked In Seattle Affordable Housing Struggle Feds Ban Free Climbing By Electric Utility Workers http://kuow.org/post/feds-ban-free-climbing-electric-utility-workers <p>The Obama Administration is putting an end to the common practice of "free climbing" by electrical lineworkers. Seattle City Light and other electric utilities let their lineworkers climb transmission towers without using safety harnesses. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:20:50 +0000 John Ryan 38760 at http://kuow.org Feds Ban Free Climbing By Electric Utility Workers Scientists Draw Lessons From Oso Landslide http://kuow.org/post/scientists-draw-lessons-oso-landslide <p>Ross Reynolds talks with&nbsp;David Montgomery, professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, who was part of a team of scientists studying the aftermath of the Oso mudslide in order to help other communities prepare for future disasters. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:32 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Matthew Streib 38737 at http://kuow.org Scientists Draw Lessons From Oso Landslide One Wildfire Victim Never Got An Evacuation Notice, Here's Why http://kuow.org/post/one-wildfire-victim-never-got-evacuation-notice-heres-why <p>Bill Radke speaks with Brenda Riggan of Brewster, Washington, about coming back to her home after the Carlton Complex wildfire tore through the area and her frustration over never having received an evacuation notice in the first place. Then, Ross Reynolds talks with Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers about why people like Riggan didn't receive the same notices that other residents did. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:31:52 +0000 Ross Reynolds, Bill Radke & Hannah Burn 38662 at http://kuow.org One Wildfire Victim Never Got An Evacuation Notice, Here's Why Seattle Tunnel Partner Wins $80 Million Dispute Over Boston’s Big Dig http://kuow.org/post/seattle-tunnel-partner-wins-80-million-dispute-over-boston-s-big-dig <p>One of the two companies attempting to dig a highway tunnel beneath the Seattle waterfront has won an $80 million dispute with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:58:20 +0000 John Ryan 38632 at http://kuow.org Seattle Tunnel Partner Wins $80 Million Dispute Over Boston’s Big Dig To Park District Or Not: Two Sides Debate Seattle Proposition One http://kuow.org/post/park-district-or-not-two-sides-debate-seattle-proposition-one <p>Ross Reynolds talks with two advocates concerning Seattle Proposition 1, which would create a Seattle Park District. Don Harper is with the group Our Parks Forever, which opposes the passage of Prop 1, and Ken Bounds is with Seattle Parks For All, which advocates for it. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:23:54 +0000 Hannah Burn & Ross Reynolds 38487 at http://kuow.org To Park District Or Not: Two Sides Debate Seattle Proposition One Obama: Evidence MH17 Hit By Missile From Rebel-Held Area Of Ukraine http://kuow.org/post/obama-1-american-among-dead-airline-crash-ukraine <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbyZYgSXdyw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPu1dhje3Po</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:25:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 38495 at http://kuow.org Obama: Evidence MH17 Hit By Missile From Rebel-Held Area Of Ukraine Washington's Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33M So Far http://kuow.org/post/washingtons-mid-term-elections-draw-more-nearly-33m-so-far <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071714AJ_MoneyRace_web_2.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s August primary is less than a month away -- August 5. It’s a mid-term election year with no statewide offices on the ballot. Even so, already nearly $33 million have been contributed to campaigns.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:42:03 +0000 Austin Jenkins 38484 at http://kuow.org Washington's Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33M So Far Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms http://kuow.org/post/hanford-workers-say-they-re-not-satisfied-working-conditions-tank-farms <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071614AK_Hanfordworkers_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers who are worried about getting sick turned out in droves for a public meeting Wednesday night in Richland organized by a Seattle-area watchdog called Hanford&#160;Challenge.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:41:37 +0000 Anna King 38480 at http://kuow.org Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms Hungry For Pot? Here's What You Need To Know http://kuow.org/post/hungry-pot-heres-what-you-need-know <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://rogerroffman.com/">Roger Roffman</a>, University of Washington professor emeritus of social work, about how to stay safe with marijuana edibles. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:49:30 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 38439 at http://kuow.org Hungry For Pot? Here's What You Need To Know Wildfires Blaze Their Way Across The Northwest http://kuow.org/post/wildfires-blaze-their-way-across-northwest <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071614CL_wildfires_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>As wildfires continue to blaze around the Northwest, both Oregon and Washington have issued emergency declarations for fire-ravaged portions of their state. Affected are 20 of Washington's eastern counties and central Oregon, where most of the state's 13 active fires are burning.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:00:42 +0000 Chris Lehman 38421 at http://kuow.org Wildfires Blaze Their Way Across The Northwest Oregon Nickel Mine Proposal Runs Into Stiff Opposition http://kuow.org/post/oregon-nickel-mine-proposal-runs-stiff-opposition ASHLAND, Ore. -- A Britain-based company is making preliminary moves that could lead to a 4,000-acre open-pit nickel mine being established in the headwaters of the Smith and Illinois Rivers in southwest Oregon.<p>The firm says it’s at the beginning of a long process of evaluating whether such a mine would even pencil out. But opponents in Oregon and California are taking no chances. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:59:17 +0000 Liam Moriarty 38419 at http://kuow.org Oregon Nickel Mine Proposal Runs Into Stiff Opposition Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants http://kuow.org/post/study-reveals-worse-outcomes-black-and-latino-defendants There are a lot of steps that come between an arrest and a conviction, and between conviction and sentencing. And throughout that winding process, a prosecutor's decisions carry enormous weight.<p><em>Does the prosecutor accept the case? Does she have the defendant jailed before trial? Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:57:59 +0000 editor 38416 at http://kuow.org Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants Is It Time For Washington To Leave The Union? http://kuow.org/post/it-time-washington-leave-union <p>David Hyde talks with anthropologist Chris Roth about Cascadia Now!, which advocates for British Columbia, Washington and Oregon to secede and form an independent nation. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:27:14 +0000 David Hyde & Matthew Streib 38386 at http://kuow.org Is It Time For Washington To Leave The Union? Hot Weather Increasing Wildfires In Eastern Washington http://kuow.org/post/hot-weather-increasing-wildfires-eastern-washington <p>Ross Reynolds talks to Janet Pearce about recent wildfires in the state. Pearce does community outreach and environmental education for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources about the wildfires in Eastern Washington.</p><p>Then, Reynolds interviews Michael Fishbaugher, who was evacuated from his home last week as a wildfire swept within half a mile of his house. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:12:05 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 38371 at http://kuow.org Hot Weather Increasing Wildfires In Eastern Washington