Tonya Mosley's Black in Seattle series on KUOW immediately struck a chord with her first piece that asked a fraught question: Where are the black people? For a large and progressive metro area, Seattle actually lags behind other cities and the country as a whole in its black population.
Listeners and readers added their own insight as to what Seattle offers and what it is missing for the black community.
On a recent Thursday evening, Amalia Martino rushed from work to catch the last few minutes of her daughter Sophia’s soccer game. She pointed out her daughter on the field, laughing a little: “My daughter is the brown one.”
As some of you may know, Dave Beck, longtime KUOW jack-of-all-trades, has moved across town to Classical KING FM. We searched for his award-winning interview of historian Stephen Ambrose, to no avail. But we did dig up this incredible letter Ambrose wrote after Beck won the national PRNDI award for his interview with the author. We’re posting it because it’s too good to leave dusty in our archives.
The leaders of three West Coast states – including Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee – and the premier of British Columbia agreed on Monday in San Francisco to adopt and maintain low carbon fuel standards. Under the plan, Washington and Oregon commit to mirroring California and British Columbia’s existing clean fuel standards.
Anna Halloran handles partner notification for gonorrhea cases at the Spokane Regional Health District. Most public health departments now have people on staff that notify partners of exposure to an STD.
Public health officials are trying to stop a series of gonorrhea outbreaks in the Northwest. And they’re offering a service to infected patients: anonymous notification of former sexual partners.
That's right. There is a government worker out there whose job it is to call, text, Facebook or track down your exes to let them know they might have an STD. And the job has become a key part of controlling disease outbreaks.
Microsoft stock rose 6 percent after an earnings report that had analysts cheering. The Redmond, Wash.-based employer has been struggling to change as consumers move away from computers and toward mobile devices.
When you fill out your ballot in the coming days, you should know that the people you elect to the Seattle City Council might just stay there for a long time.
That’s because Seattle City Council incumbents rarely lose. In fact, only five incumbents have lost in the last 20 years. And three of those were elected in the wake of a 2003 scandal in which strip club operators illegally gave campaign money to council members.