correction http://kuow.org en Most Likely To Commit Gun Violence? Not The Mentally Ill http://kuow.org/post/most-likely-commit-gun-violence-not-mentally-ill <p>Treat people hospitalized for gunshot injuries as you would treat addicts.</p><p>That’s the counsel of Dr. Fred Rivara, a professor of pediatrics, who headed a University of Washington study that found that patients who had been shot were more likely to be arrested within five years than people with a psychiatric history.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:00:05 +0000 Marcie Sillman, Andy Hurst & Isolde Raftery 37648 at http://kuow.org Most Likely To Commit Gun Violence? Not The Mentally Ill New Summer Camp Launches For Kids With Autism And ADHD http://kuow.org/post/new-summer-camp-launches-kids-autism-and-adhd <p>It’s the season of summer camps, but kids with autism or ADHD are often left out because of behavior issues. But next week, they’ll get have another option, through a joint program between UW Autism Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:15:23 +0000 Ruby de Luna 37454 at http://kuow.org Computer Program Knows That It's A Horse, Of Course http://kuow.org/post/computer-program-knows-its-horse-course <p></p><p>When you do an image search on the web, you might find what you're looking for. Those searches use captions and other text around pictures to give you results. But what if a computer could recognize a horse because it was shaped like a horse?&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's what a new program called </span><a href="http://levan.cs.washington.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">LEVAN&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">can do. </span> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:12:49 +0000 Jamala Henderson 36726 at http://kuow.org Computer Program Knows That It's A Horse, Of Course Seattle Schools Chief Jose Banda May Leave For Sacramento http://kuow.org/post/seattle-schools-chief-jose-banda-may-leave-sacramento <p>Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Jose Banda has been named the finalist for superintendent of Sacramento City Unified School District. If Banda accepts the position, he would be leaving Seattle after two years, with two years left on his current contract. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:24:05 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 36660 at http://kuow.org Seattle Schools Chief Jose Banda May Leave For Sacramento Feds: Seattle Police Officers' Lawsuit Has No Merit http://kuow.org/post/feds-seattle-police-officers-lawsuit-has-no-merit <p>U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan slammed a lawsuit filed by more than a hundred Seattle police officers who filed a legal complaint against city and federal officials.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The officers say a new policy that dictates how police can use force restricts their constitutional rights to protect themselves.</span> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:04:22 +0000 Patricia Murphy 35469 at http://kuow.org Feds: Seattle Police Officers' Lawsuit Has No Merit Proposed Sale Of Seattle Student Data Site Worries Officials http://kuow.org/post/proposed-sale-seattle-student-data-site-worries-officials <p>The potential bankruptcy sale of a company that stores online student data – including personally identifiable information for about 20,000 Seattle middle and high school students – has concerned the Federal Trade Commission and Seattle Public Schools.&nbsp; Fri, 30 May 2014 16:57:05 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 35468 at http://kuow.org Proposed Sale Of Seattle Student Data Site Worries Officials What Seattleites Have To Say About Affordable Housing http://kuow.org/post/what-seattleites-have-say-about-affordable-housing <p></p><p>Affordable housing means spending 30 percent or less of household income on housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:06:31 +0000 Kara McDermott & Bond Huberman 35360 at http://kuow.org What Seattleites Have To Say About Affordable Housing Boeing Focuses On Fuel Efficiency In Light Of Coming Climate Rules http://kuow.org/post/boeing-focuses-fuel-efficiency-light-coming-climate-rules <p>Boeing is buying a software company that it says will make planes more fuel efficient. Tue, 27 May 2014 22:11:58 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 35267 at http://kuow.org Boeing Focuses On Fuel Efficiency In Light Of Coming Climate Rules Why Is It So Hard To Find The Price Of A Medical Procedure? http://kuow.org/post/why-it-so-hard-find-price-medical-procedure <p>Steve Scher talks with Sean Sullivan, a professor at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, about the importance of transparency for health care costs and what individuals can do to find out the expense of their health services. Thu, 22 May 2014 22:08:16 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 34992 at http://kuow.org Why Is It So Hard To Find The Price Of A Medical Procedure? Effective But Costly: Prison Officials Debate New Hepatitis Drug http://kuow.org/post/effective-costly-prison-officials-debate-new-hepatitis-drug <p>About 3.2 million people in the U.S. have hepatitis C, a highly contagious virus that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.</p><p>Dr. Jody Rich, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Rhode Island, said prisons carry a heavy load of the disease, but they also have built in health care. Wed, 14 May 2014 19:35:47 +0000 Patricia Murphy 34377 at http://kuow.org Effective But Costly: Prison Officials Debate New Hepatitis Drug Oso Logger: We Followed Rules, Cut Edge Of Landslide Zone Cautiously http://kuow.org/post/oso-logger-we-followed-rules-cut-edge-landslide-zone-cautiously <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated that land above the Oso landslide zone was logged in 2005. The site was logged in 2004 and replanted in 2005.</em></p><p>The forester who clear-cut land above the Oso, Wash., landslide zone in 2004 says he followed standard procedures and state regulations when logging there.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:24:49 +0000 John Ryan 32020 at http://kuow.org Oso Logger: We Followed Rules, Cut Edge Of Landslide Zone Cautiously DNR Investigates Out-Of-Bounds Clear-Cut, Other Possible Factors In Oso Landslide http://kuow.org/post/dnr-investigates-out-bounds-clear-cut-other-possible-factors-oso-landslide <p><em>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated that land above the Oso landslide zone was logged in 2005. The site was logged in 2004 and replanted in 2005.</em></p><p>Seattle just wrapped up its wettest March on record, with 9.4 inches of rain reported at Sea-Tac International Airport.&nbsp;</p><p>Geologists say near-record rain in the Cascade foothills&nbsp;was key in triggering the fatal landslide near the town of Oso, Wash., on March 22. But they say clear-cutting nearby could also have worsened the risk of the hillside collapsing. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:41:46 +0000 John Ryan 31677 at http://kuow.org DNR Investigates Out-Of-Bounds Clear-Cut, Other Possible Factors In Oso Landslide Clear-Cut Crossed Into No-Logging Zone In Oso http://kuow.org/post/clear-cut-crossed-no-logging-zone-oso <p></p><p> <em>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated that land above the Oso landslide zone was logged in 2005. The site was logged in 2004 and replanted in 2005.</em></p><p>State officials say they didn't approve clear-cutting inside a no-logging zone directly above Saturday's <a href="http://kuow.org/topic/kuows-ongoing-coverage-deadly-oso-mudslide">deadly landslide that struck the town of Oso</a>. But aerial photos show a clear-cut extending into the zone where a loss of trees would heighten the risk of landslides. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:11:52 +0000 John Ryan 31476 at http://kuow.org Clear-Cut Crossed Into No-Logging Zone In Oso Concern Over Landslide-Logging Connection Near Oso Is Decades Old http://kuow.org/post/concern-over-landslide-logging-connection-near-oso-decades-old <p><em>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated that land above the Oso landslide zone was logged in 2005. The site was logged in 2004 and replanted in 2005.</em></p><p>Saturday's deadly slide was the latest in a long string of landslides to hit the area known as the Hazel or Oso slide along the North Fork Stillaguamish River.</p><p>State and tribal officials have known about and tried to block landslides on that spot for half a century. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:27:48 +0000 John Ryan 31356 at http://kuow.org Concern Over Landslide-Logging Connection Near Oso Is Decades Old University Of Washington To Receive Money From Controversial Timber Sales http://kuow.org/post/university-washington-receive-money-controversial-timber-sales <p>The Washington Board of Natural Resources voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the sale of 200 acres of the Olympic Peninsula. The money from the timber sale will go to the University of Washington.</p><p>The land is home to a rare seabird whose numbers have plummeted to the point that it’s listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:46:28 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 29889 at http://kuow.org University Of Washington To Receive Money From Controversial Timber Sales