public safety http://kuow.org en Regulators Target Party Buses After Fatalities http://kuow.org/post/regulators-target-party-buses-after-fatalities Prom season is coming up. That means tuxes, gowns and limos. But these days, an old fashioned stretch limo can look a bit stodgy.<p>The new rage is party buses. They carry more people and you can even stand up, dance and drink as you cruise down the road.<p>But these parties on wheels can come at a price. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:40:57 +0000 editor 32661 at http://kuow.org Regulators Target Party Buses After Fatalities EPA Cleans Up 'Chemical House' In Seattle's Green Lake Neighborhood http://kuow.org/post/epa-cleans-chemical-house-seattles-green-lake-neighborhood <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is working to remove hundreds of containers of hazardous chemicals from a Craftsman home in Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:24:38 +0000 Derek Wang & Carolyn Adolph 32217 at http://kuow.org EPA Cleans Up 'Chemical House' In Seattle's Green Lake Neighborhood Statewide Special Patrols To Crack Down On Distracted Driving Starting Thursday http://kuow.org/post/statewide-special-patrols-crack-down-distracted-driving-starting-thursday <p></p><p>You’ve probably heard the slogan “Click It or Ticket” to promote seatbelt safety. Now, Washington state is joining in a new national campaign to target people who text and drive.</p><p>Special patrols will be out statewide, starting Thursday, with a new snappy slogan to add: “U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay.” Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:04:23 +0000 Liz Jones 32182 at http://kuow.org Statewide Special Patrols To Crack Down On Distracted Driving Starting Thursday Dogs Most Effective Search Tool As Landslide Death Toll Mounts http://kuow.org/post/dogs-most-effective-search-tool-landslide-death-toll-mounts <p>Rescuers are employing high tech electronics to help locate buried victims in the Oso mudslide. But old fashioned tools have actually worked best according to local fire chief Travis&nbsp;Hots.</p><p>“In the last three days, the most effective tool has been dogs and just our bare hands and shovels uncovering people," he says. "The dogs are the ones that are pinpointing a particular area to look. We’re looking and that’s how we’re finding people.” Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:58:45 +0000 Tom Banse 31316 at http://kuow.org Dogs Most Effective Search Tool As Landslide Death Toll Mounts Latest Landslide Science Not Connecting With County Planning http://kuow.org/post/latest-landslide-science-not-connecting-county-planning <p></p><p>Bonnie Brown still has photos to remind her of the cabin her parents built in the 1970s near the Stillaguamish River. It was the kind of place that kids dream of.</p><p>“It was just a very beautiful place,” she said. “With beaver ponds and streams and meadows and trails through the wood.” Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:27:08 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 31290 at http://kuow.org Latest Landslide Science Not Connecting With County Planning Washington Mudslide: Fewer Missing As Death Toll Stays Put, For Now http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-mudslide-heartbreaking-search-resumes <h6>This post is being updated. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:44:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 31284 at http://kuow.org Washington Mudslide: Fewer Missing As Death Toll Stays Put, For Now More Bodies Found In Mudslide Debris http://kuow.org/post/more-bodies-found-mudslide-debris <p>Officials believe the Oso mudslide has killed at least 24 people, although eight bodies found have not been recovered, according to Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots in a briefing Tuesday evening. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:28:00 +0000 Associated Press 31266 at http://kuow.org More Bodies Found In Mudslide Debris Residents And Reporters Show The Human Face Of Washington’s Mudslide Via Social Media http://kuow.org/post/residents-and-reporters-show-human-face-washington-s-mudslide-social-media <p>As the search continues through the debris for the dozens who have been reported as missing, people on the ground — reporters, politicians, volunteers and others — have shared their impressions from the catastrophic scene. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:24:52 +0000 Akiko Oda 31238 at http://kuow.org Residents And Reporters Show The Human Face Of Washington’s Mudslide Via Social Media Death Toll From Mudslide Expected To Rise As Rain Complicates Search Efforts http://kuow.org/post/death-toll-mudslide-expected-rise-rain-complicates-search-efforts <p>The official current death toll from the Oso mudslide remains at 14, but is expected to increase as crews continue to search through the soupy, debris-laden field Tuesday.</p><p>"We're expecting that number to go up throughout the day," Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said in a Tuesday morning press conference. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:25:48 +0000 Associated Press 31228 at http://kuow.org Death Toll From Mudslide Expected To Rise As Rain Complicates Search Efforts Death Toll Rises From Oso Mudslide, Search Continues For Missing People http://kuow.org/post/death-toll-rises-oso-mudslide-search-continues-missing-people <p></p><p></p><p>The search for survivors of a deadly mudslide near Oso grew Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for as the death toll rose to at least 14. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:49:06 +0000 Associated Press 31102 at http://kuow.org Death Toll Rises From Oso Mudslide, Search Continues For Missing People Seattleites: Do You Know How To Drive On Ice And Snow? http://kuow.org/post/seattleites-do-you-know-how-drive-ice-and-snow <p></p><p>Every winter, Seattleites return to a hotly debated topic: Do we know how to drive in ice and snow? My coworkers are all complaining about Seattle drivers as I type, in fact — even those from the Northwest originally. So here are a few tips I gleaned from watching way too many YouTube videos. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:51:33 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 25033 at http://kuow.org Seattleites: Do You Know How To Drive On Ice And Snow? Detroit Has Many Strays, But 'We're Not Tripping Over Dogs' http://kuow.org/post/detroit-has-many-strays-were-not-tripping-over-dogs While there's a serious dog problem in Detroit, the initial results of an effort to count the number of homeless canines in the city indicate there are far fewer than <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/23/214819880/50-000-stray-dogs-in-detroit-that-makes-no-sense" target="_blank">the 50,000 strays</a> that some news accounts have talked about.<p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/09/american_strays_survey_were_no.html" target="_blank">MLive.com reports</a> that over the weekend, "volunteers with the <a href="http://www.wa2s.org/american-strays.html">Ame Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 20832 at http://kuow.org Detroit Has Many Strays, But 'We're Not Tripping Over Dogs' Public Safety, Pope's Call For Balance, And Other Stories Of The Week http://kuow.org/post/public-safety-popes-call-balance-and-other-stories-week <div><p>It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">with <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/">Joni&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Balter</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of the Seattle Times, Crosscut's <a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback">Knute Berger</a> and <a href="http://elisanders.net/">Eli Sanders</a> of The Stranger</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A shooting at the Navy Yard in DC and a fatal stabbing in Seattle's Pioneer Square again raise questions about public safety and mental health care.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle's race for mayor sees a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;new round of polling and endorsements. Plus</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Pope Francis says Catholics need to find "a new balance" on issues like abortion and homosexuality. </span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What stories were you following this week?</span> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:06:10 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20722 at http://kuow.org Public Safety, Pope's Call For Balance, And Other Stories Of The Week Rules Of The Road http://kuow.org/post/rules-road-0 <p>Do pedestrians <em>always&nbsp;</em>have the right of way? Really? Always? Is it illegal to pass a city bus on the right? What is the speed limit in a neighborhood if no signs are posted? Ross Reynolds sits down with former Seattle traffic officer John Abraham to take listener questions about the rules of the road.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:46:02 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18558 at http://kuow.org Rules Of The Road How To Have A Safe Fourth Of July Celebration http://kuow.org/post/how-have-safe-fourth-july-celebration <p>Fourth of July is coming up, and you can’t celebrate America’s freedoms without some fireworks. But what are our freedoms when it comes to lighting fireworks in King County? Chris Ricketts is the King County Fire Marshal. He shares the rules and regulations for shooting off fireworks on the upcoming holiday. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:03:27 +0000 grace drone 15955 at http://kuow.org How To Have A Safe Fourth Of July Celebration