Your Take On The News http://kuow.org en Countdown To November Elections: GMO Labeling, Minimum Wage, And City Council http://kuow.org/post/countdown-november-elections-gmo-labeling-minimum-wage-and-city-council <div><br />It&rsquo;s Friday &mdash; time to talk over the news.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">With less than six weeks to go before the November election, campaigns to label </span>GMOs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Washington, increase the minimum wage in </span>SeaTac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and get elected to City Hall in Seattle are all picking up the pace. We talk over those stories and more of what happened this week with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;">Joni&nbsp;Balter</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the Seattle Times, Crosscut&#39;s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback" style="line-height: 1.5;">Knute&nbsp;Berger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://elisanders.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Eli Sanders</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of The Stranger, and Erica C. Barnett of</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola" style="line-height: 1.5;">Publicola</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 00:05:58 +0000 David Hyde 21150 at http://kuow.org Countdown To November Elections: GMO Labeling, Minimum Wage, And City Council Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-34 <p><strong>Your Take On The News</strong><br>It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news. Our regular panel of journalists: Joni Balter, Knute Berger and Eli Sanders are in to talk about the news brewing inside the city and beyond. What stories caught your attention? What hasn’t been covered enough? What happened this week that made your blood boil? What’s your take on the news?</p><p><strong>Weekend Weather Forecast</strong><br><a href="http://www.jisao.washington.edu/">Nick Bond</a> joins us with a look at the weekend weather. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18680 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-33 <p>It's Friday: time to talk over the week's news with Crosscut writer <a href="http://crosscut.com/account/knute_berger/">Knute Berger</a>, Q13 Fox political analyst <a href="http://q13fox.com/bio/c-r-douglas/#axzz2bPfsxnT0">C.R. Douglas</a> and Publicola news editor <a href="http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola">Erica C. Barnett</a>. Incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn and state senator Ed Murray emerged from the pack this week in the mayoral primary. What could a McGinn-Murray race end up looking like? Who were the other winners and losers in Tuesday's primary? We'll have a comprehensive wrap-up of the primary. This week also saw <a href="http://www.amazon.com/">Amazon</a> founder Jeff Bezos buy the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/">Washington Post</a>. What could this mean for the future of journalism? What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts by writing to<em> <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">Weekday</a></em>. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18250 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-32 <p>It's Friday: time to talk over the week's news with <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/">Seattle Times</a> assistant political editor Joni Balter, Crosscut writer <a href="http://crosscut.com/account/knute_berger/">Knute Berger</a> and Q13 Fox political analyst <a href="http://q13fox.com/bio/c-r-douglas/">C.R. Douglas</a>.</p><p>Primary election ballots are due on Tuesday. We'll tackle the very latest in the mayor's race as the candidates head towards the homestretch. Kirby Wilbur stepped down this week as chair of the <a href="http://www.wsrp.org/home">Washington State Republican Party</a>. Who's in line to take the job? What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts by writing to <em><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">Weekday</a>. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17824 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-31 <p>It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news with Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas and Knute&nbsp;Berger. The Seattle mayor's race got real after Mayor Mike McGinn&nbsp;blocks a proposed Whole Foods Market in West Seattle over worker pay. The City of SeaTac put paid sick leave and a $15.00 hourly minimum wage on the fall ballot.&nbsp; President Obama tried to pump up the country's economic hopes. And of course,&nbsp;Britain's royal baby arrived.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts with us by sending an email to&nbsp;</span><em><a style="line-height: 1.5;" href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">Weekday</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>.&nbsp;</em> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17393 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News A Review Of Mayorpalooza, And More News Of The Week http://kuow.org/post/review-mayorpalooza-and-more-news-week <p><br>&nbsp;</p><p>This week on KUOW, <a href="http://www.kuow.org/topic/meet-mayoral-candidates"><em>Weekday </em>and <em>The Conversation</em> heard from all of the nine mayoral candidates</a>. A new KING 5 poll was also released this week that has state senator Ed Murray pulling ahead in the race. Mayor of Seattle isn't the only position on the August ballot; Knute Berger, C.R. Douglas and Joni Balter give analysis on the other city and county issues on the 2013 ballot.</p><p>Also this Saturday is Bertha's last day on the waterfront, and Texas passes its controversial abortion bill. What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts with the panel by emailing <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org?subject=Your%20Take%20On%20The%20News%207%2F19"><em>Weekday.</em></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 16984 at http://kuow.org A Review Of Mayorpalooza, And More News Of The Week Decisions From The Supreme Court, Wendy Davis, And Avoiding A Government Shutdown http://kuow.org/post/decisions-supreme-court-wendy-davis-and-avoiding-government-shutdown <p></p><p><em>Weekday's</em><em>&nbsp;</em>“News in Review” roundtable comes together to talk over the week’s news.</p><p>It was a big week at the Supreme Court. The justices struck down provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and decided the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. A filibuster by Wendy Davis&nbsp;rocked the Texas legislature, stopping a vote on an abortion bill. The bill will be revisited in the second special session Gov. Rick Perry called.</p><p>Washington's own legislature's second session budget problems still divide the&nbsp;floor; but&nbsp;issues will&nbsp;need to be resolved soon&nbsp;to avoid a government shut down on July 1.</p><p>What stories caught your attention? What hasn’t been covered enough? What story made your blood boil? Share your thoughts with the panel right now by emailing <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org?subject=Your%20Take%20On%20The%20News%2C%206%2F28"><em>Weekday. </em></a> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15710 at http://kuow.org Decisions From The Supreme Court, Wendy Davis, And Avoiding A Government Shutdown Change Of Heart For The Police Guild, Boeing In Paris And More News Of The Week http://kuow.org/post/change-heart-police-guild-boeing-paris-and-more-news-week <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. The president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Rich O’Neill has said he’ll accept the DOJ reforms and urges the members of the police union to do the same. The state is preparing for a shutdown if a deal is not made on the budget. Airbus expresses its interest in Washington state, as Boeing’s 787 faces more trouble in the air. Our regular panel is in to discuss the news of the week. What news piqued your interest this week? Share your thoughts by <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org?subject=Your%20Take%20On%20The%20News%206%2F21">email</a>. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15327 at http://kuow.org Change Of Heart For The Police Guild, Boeing In Paris And More News Of The Week Discussing Shutdowns, State Government And Nickelsville http://kuow.org/post/discussing-shutdowns-state-government-and-nickelsville <p>It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. Without a budget deal Governor Inslee says the government will shut down. The Seattle City Council is calling to close Nickelsville, the tent city for some of the homeless in Seattle. Will shutting things down fix the problems? <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/jonibalter">Joni Balter </a>of the Seattle Times, <a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback">Knute Berger</a> of Crosscut and <a href="http://Eli Sanders">Eli Sanders</a><a href="http://elisanders.net"> </a>of the Stranger discuss the week's news.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14906 at http://kuow.org Discussing Shutdowns, State Government And Nickelsville New Nonprofit, County Executive, And Special Session http://kuow.org/post/new-nonprofit-county-executive-and-special-session <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Your Take On The News</strong><br>Former Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna has launched a new web site and nonprofit, leading people to wonder whether or not he is done with politics. Snohomish County now has a new County Executive, John Lovick. The former sheriff took the position Monday. Governor Inslee has been criticized for the lack of progress being made on the budget and without a deal there may be a second special session for the Washington state legislature. <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/jonibalter">Joni Balter</a> of the Seattle Times, The Stranger’s<a href="http://elisanders.net"> Eli Sanders</a> and Crosscut’s<a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback"> Knute Berger</a> join us to wrap up the week’s news. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14510 at http://kuow.org New Nonprofit, County Executive, And Special Session News In Review: A Collapsed Bridge, Fast Food Strike And SPD Violations http://kuow.org/post/news-review-collapsed-bridge-fast-food-strike-and-spd-violations <p></p><p>It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. We review what the legislature plans to do with state infrastructure following the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge. The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public record laws when it withheld an internal memo from the Seattle Times following the 2012 May Day demonstrations. Fast food workers across Seattle went on a 24-hour strike in solidarity with fast food workers from around the country.</p><p>What stories caught your attention? What hasn’t been covered enough? Tell us your take on the news by writing to <em><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org?subject=Your%20Take%20on%20the%20News%205%2F31%2F13">Weekday.</a></em> Fri, 31 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14053 at http://kuow.org News In Review: A Collapsed Bridge, Fast Food Strike And SPD Violations Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-30 <p>We'll get live updates from the scene of the bridge collapse in Skagit County from KUOW reporter Derek Wang.</p><p>In a major policy <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/23/remarks-president-national-defense-university">speech</a> Thursday, President Obama defended his administration's use of unmanned drones, but vowed to scale back their use in the future. He also renewed efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What are the unanswered questions about President Obama's counter-terrorism policy? What can we expect from the President moving forward?</p><p>The Seattle Mayor's race got a big shakeup recently when <a href="https://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/">Tim Burgess</a> abruptly <a href="http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/friday-jolt-burgess-withdraws-from-mayors-race-may-2013">dropped out</a> of the contest. How will this affect the rest of the candidates? Who does it help and who does it hurt?</p><p>And on his first day on the job, interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel made some <a href="http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/friday-jolt-burgess-withdraws-from-mayors-race-may-2013">changes</a> to his staff. Does this signal more changes to come at the SPD?</p><p>What stories that caught your attention this week? Call us at 800.289.5869, email <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a> or send us a tweet&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/WeekdayKUOW">@WeekdayKUOW</a>.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13648 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News Your Take On The News: IRS, NBA And DUI http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-irs-nba-and-dui <p>The White House has received a lot of criticism this week over three issues that have gained national attention. A series of emails were released by the White House in relation to the Benghazi hearing. The IRS seems to have been targeting political leaning groups, in particular conservative ones, for audits. Journalists from the Associated Press had their phone records obtained by the government without their knowledge. How do these latest controversies effect the political climate in Washington D.C.?</p><p>Also,&nbsp;Washington Governor&nbsp;Jay Inslee has unveiled his top&nbsp;three budget priorities for the special session, the National Transportation Safety Board wants to lower the legal alcohol limit to 0.05, and 400 people showed up to a King County Council meeting this week to object to the potential cuts in bus service.</p><p>Finally,&nbsp;will this be the last time that <a href="https://twitter.com/elijsanders">Eli Sanders</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/crdouglasq13fox">C.R. Douglas</a> and <a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback/">Knute Berger </a>have to talk about the NBA, the&nbsp;Sacramento Kings and the Sonics on our panel?</p><p>Write to us at weekday@kuow.org to tell us what news stories you have been following this week.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13243 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News: IRS, NBA And DUI Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-29 <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/">Joni&nbsp;Balter</a>, <a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback">Knute&nbsp;Berger</a> and <a href="http://q13fox.com/bio/c-r-douglas/#axzz2Sq1fEF2t">C.R. Douglas</a>.</p><p>Mayor McGinn announced the guns the city collected in the gun buyback would be turned into peace plaques. However a majority of the guns have already been melted down into rebar. It turns out we will have to wait until the next gun buyback to get our plaques of peace.</p><p>The NBA is due to announce its final decision on the Sacramento Kings next week. David Stern has a chance to redeem himself in Seattle, however he probably won't.</p><p>The special legislative session starts Monday in Olympia and top of the priority list is the budget.&nbsp;</p><p>While it has only been a few months since the last presidential election, pundits already have an eye on every potential 2016 candidate. Chris Christie's weight loss surgery makes him a viable contender according to some. Washington state's former Governor Chris&nbsp;Gregoire was polled as a favorable 2016 contender — in Washington state that is.</p><p>What are the stories that caught your attention this week? Call us at 206.543.5869, email&nbsp;<a href="http://weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>&nbsp;or use #weekinreview&nbsp;to share your thoughts with us on Twitter during the show.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12820 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-28 <p>It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/">Joni&nbsp;Balter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://elisanders.net/">Eli Sanders</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback/">Knute&nbsp;Berger</a>. It was a busy week in the Northwest.</p><p>Seattle's hopes for an NBA team were all but crushed. Although it isn't official, the seven owners in the NBA's relocation committee unanimously voted to reject Chris Hansen's bid to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another May Day has ended in tear gas, overshadowing a day of peaceful demonstrations.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The candidates for Seattle's mayoral race faced off for the first time and the Police Guild has reached a contract deal.&nbsp;</span></p><p>That was just the news from Seattle, what are the stories that caught your attention this week? Call us 206.543.5869, email&nbsp;<a href="http://weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>&nbsp;or use #weekinreview&nbsp;to share your thoughts with us on Twitter during the show.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12417 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News