budget http://kuow.org en With Budget Deal In Hand, Has Congress Turned A Corner? http://kuow.org/post/budget-deal-hand-has-congress-turned-corner <p>David Hyde talks with Andrea Seabrook&nbsp;of&nbsp; <em>DecodeDC</em> about the budget compromise in Washington, D.C. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:10:00 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 25437 at http://kuow.org With Budget Deal In Hand, Has Congress Turned A Corner? Seattle Parks Face $250 Million Maintenance Backlog http://kuow.org/post/seattle-parks-face-250-million-maintenance-backlog <p>Ross Reynolds investigates how the city's approximate $250 million repair and upgrade backlog looks like on the ground at Seattle's most popular park — Green Lake in North Seattle. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:28:43 +0000 Ross Reynolds 23679 at http://kuow.org Seattle Parks Face $250 Million Maintenance Backlog Washington Governor Announces 'Soft Launch' Of Performance Indicators http://kuow.org/post/washington-governor-announces-soft-launch-performance-indicators <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/091013AJ_Inslee_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants to more than double the number of state-funded preschool slots by 2019. He also wants to decrease the number of SUVs purchased by the state.<p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:02:11 +0000 Austin Jenkins 20135 at http://kuow.org Washington Governor Announces 'Soft Launch' Of Performance Indicators Pierce County Jail Faces Hefty Budget Shortfall http://kuow.org/post/pierce-county-jail-faces-hefty-budget-shortfall <p>The Pierce County jail is facing a hefty 8 percent budget shortfall. So far, 30 jobs are slated to be lost and two jail units, which can house more than 160 inmates, are set to close. Officials say even with these reductions, the budget crises will not be fixed.</p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor about how these cuts will affect the jail and public safety.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:09:18 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20065 at http://kuow.org Metro Bus Service Reductions Loom As State Drags Its Feet On Funding http://kuow.org/post/metro-bus-service-reductions-loom-state-drags-its-feet-funding <p>The inability of the Washington Legislature to pass a transportation package this session means King County Metro Transit needs to prepare for service cuts. Metro general manager Kevin Desmond said the agency has time-sensitive funding needs; in part because an expiring $20.00 car tab fee for transit wasn’t renewed. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:55:14 +0000 Lisa Brooks & the conversation with ross reynolds 17302 at http://kuow.org Metro Bus Service Reductions Loom As State Drags Its Feet On Funding Seattle Leaders Want Transportation Package Approved http://kuow.org/post/seattle-leaders-want-transportation-package-approved <p>Seattle area leaders gathered Friday to urge state lawmakers to pass the transportation budget before the end of the legislative session.</p><p>King County Executive Dow Constantine said a new transportation budget is long overdue. He added that the state’s transit health and economic vitality depends on it. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:54:27 +0000 Meghan Walker 15790 at http://kuow.org A Budget Deal, Immigration, Understanding Cancer, And Pet Questions Answered http://kuow.org/post/budget-deal-immigration-understanding-cancer-and-pet-questions-answered <p></p><p><strong>Budget Deal In Olympia</strong><br>Everett Herald columnist and Weekday’s regular Olympia guru Jerry Cornfield brings us analysis of the tentative budget deal reached by state lawmakers.<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>Immigration Deal In DC</strong><br>Yesterday's immigration reform vote is being hailed as a rare example of bipartisanship. The Senate voted 68 to 32 yesterday to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. It now heads to the House. We talk with Jill Jackson of CBS News from Washington, DC.</p><p><strong>Rethinking How We Study Cancer</strong><br>A scientist at Johns Hopkins University developed a mathematical model to better understand why some cancer tumors are resistant to cancer fighting drugs. Science reporter <a href="http://carlzimmer.com/">Carl Zimmer</a> explains the study and how scientists are changing the way they think about cancer.</p><p><strong>Pet Questions Answered</strong><br>Got a difficult dog or cat? Pet trainer, Steve Duno, tackles your questions at 206.543.5869 (KUOW).&nbsp; Also, is neutering dogs always a good idea?&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15709 at http://kuow.org A Budget Deal, Immigration, Understanding Cancer, And Pet Questions Answered Big Revenue Boost Could Break Budget Logjam In Olympia http://kuow.org/post/big-revenue-boost-could-break-budget-logjam-olympia <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061813AJ_WABudget_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>There’s suddenly a flurry of talk in Olympia about a quick resolution to the weeks-long budget stalemate. The change in rhetoric follows Tuesday’s positive revenue and caseload forecasts.<p>Budget writers will now have an additional $300 million-plus to help bridge their differences. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:07:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 15241 at http://kuow.org Big Revenue Boost Could Break Budget Logjam In Olympia Good News Seattle, City Budget Back In The Black http://kuow.org/post/good-news-seattle-city-budget-back-black <p></p><p>Budget officials in the city of Seattle delivered some good news yesterday. For the first time since the financial crisis, the city is forecasting a budget surplus.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:15:51 +0000 Deborah Wang 11822 at http://kuow.org Good News Seattle, City Budget Back In The Black An Uncertain Future For Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course http://kuow.org/post/uncertain-future-lynnwood-municipal-golf-course <p></p><p>If you’ve never been to the <a href="http://www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/PlayLynnwood/LynnwoodGolf.htm">Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course</a> before, it’s kind of tough to find. The course itself is way at the back of the parking lot of <a href="http://www.edcc.edu/">Edmonds Community College</a>. The only clues you’re in the right place are the high ball nets surrounding the course. And, of course, golfers like Espie Grundy and Jackie Garmeyer, who are wheeling their clubs towards the green for their weekly tee time. “We try to play even if it’s raining,” Espie says.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:39:27 +0000 Jeannie Yandel 11561 at http://kuow.org An Uncertain Future For Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course Would A Budget By Any Other Name Not Smell As Sweet? http://kuow.org/post/would-budget-any-other-name-not-smell-sweet <p>Governor Inslee&nbsp;released his budget proposal a couple weeks ago, and then came the Washington Senate budget. Yesterday the House released their budget and today Ross Reynolds talks with Representative Ross Hunter about how the House budget differs from the Senate and gubernatorial budget plans.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:11:53 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11229 at http://kuow.org Would A Budget By Any Other Name Not Smell As Sweet? Favorite Interviews: Comedian David Alan Grier And Chef Eddie Huang http://kuow.org/post/favorite-interviews-comedian-david-alan-grier-and-chef-eddie-huang <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our </span><a href="http://kuow.org/pledge" style="line-height: 1.5;">spring membership drive</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continues with two of our favorite recent interviews. First, we listen back to our conversation with actor and comedian David Alan </span>Grier<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He joined us in the studio to talk about his 30-year career in entertainment, from the theater to television's "In Living Color" to Broadway. Then, we revisit our talk with restaurateur Eddie Huang&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">about food, hip-hop and the experience of growing up a first-generation immigrant in the US.</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 10837 at http://kuow.org Favorite Interviews: Comedian David Alan Grier And Chef Eddie Huang Bill Aims To Limit Amount Cities Spend On Public-Record Requests http://kuow.org/post/bill-aims-limit-amount-cities-spend-public-record-requests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders of some cities in Washington state say public-records requests take a big bite out of their already strained budgets. A new bill in Olympia aims to fix that. It would limit the amount of time and money cities in Washington would have to spend on public-records requests. Ross Reynolds talks with the bill's prime sponsor, Representative Dean&nbsp;</span>Takko<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:49:10 +0000 Producer 8763 at http://kuow.org Bill Aims To Limit Amount Cities Spend On Public-Record Requests How Will Sequestration Impact Washington State? http://kuow.org/post/how-will-sequestration-impact-washington-state <p></p><p>Unless lawmakers in the other Washington can come to an agreement, the US is facing $85 billion of automatic spending cuts. How will sequestration hit us here in the Evergreen state?</p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Governor&nbsp;Jay Inslee's budget director, David Schumacher, about how the looming federal budget cuts will impact Washington state. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:07:43 +0000 Producer 8657 at http://kuow.org Douglas Foster On South Africa After Mandela http://kuow.org/post/douglas-foster-south-africa-after-mandela <p>Capitalism, democracy and HIV all arrived at about the same time in South Africa, where the promise of the Mandela era has still not been met. The nation struggles with an epidemic of poverty, illness and violence. Can the next generation of leaders reshape its cultural and political realities? Douglas Foster, author of "After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa," joins us.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7191 at http://kuow.org Douglas Foster On South Africa After Mandela