The Week In Review http://kuow.org en Feds Weigh In On Legal Pot, Fast-Food Workers Walk Out, And Obama Considers Military Action In Syria http://kuow.org/post/feds-weigh-legal-pot-fast-food-workers-walk-out-and-obama-considers-military-action-syria <p>It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Justice signals a long-awaited green light on new pot laws in Washington and Colorado.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fast-food workers in Seattle and across the country hold a one-day strike to push for an increase in minimum wage pay. The Obama Administration makes the case for American military involvement in Syria.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus, state Republicans choose a new leader, Seattle schools face a possible teacher strike, and same-sex couples get a break from the IRS.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We cover those stories and more with&nbsp;</span><a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/jonibalter" style="line-height: 1.5;">Joni Balter</a>&nbsp;of the Seattle Times<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, The Stranger's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://elisanders.net" style="line-height: 1.5;">Eli Sanders</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.heraldnet.com/section/OPINION" style="line-height: 1.5;">Peter Jackson</a>&nbsp;of the Everett Herald.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 19499 at http://kuow.org Feds Weigh In On Legal Pot, Fast-Food Workers Walk Out, And Obama Considers Military Action In Syria Ballmer Exits MSFT, Businesses Go Gun-Free, And Russell Wilson Hits GQ http://kuow.org/post/ballmer-exits-msft-businesses-go-gun-free-and-russell-wilson-hits-gq-0 <p>It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news with <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/">Joni Balter</a>, <a href="http://elisanders.net">Eli Sanders</a> and <a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback">Knute Berger</a>. Steve Ballmer says he's stepping down. What lies ahead for Microsoft? Washington&nbsp;Ceasefire and Mayor Mike&nbsp;McGinn ask Seattle businesses to go gun-free. Will it work?&nbsp;Plus: arena backer Chris Hansen fesses up to an awkward political donation, state Republicans get ready to pick a new party chair and the debate over a $15-an-hour minimum wage picks up steam.</p><p>We talk about those stories and more with our panel of journalists.&nbsp;What stories were you following this week? What wasn’t covered enough? What’s your take on the news? Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:28:44 +0000 Weekday 19116 at http://kuow.org Ballmer Exits MSFT, Businesses Go Gun-Free, And Russell Wilson Hits GQ