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Gun Control
3:12 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Washington Voters To Decide On Dueling Gun Initiatives This November

Flickr Photo/M Glasgow (CC BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about competing gun ballot initiatives in Washington in light of the recent Seattle Pacific University shooting.

Biotech News
3:11 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Merck Buys Idenix And Their Drug For Hepatitis C

Marcie Sillman talks to biotech journalist Luke Timmerman about the pharmaceutical company Merck buying the biotech company Idenix for  over $3 billion and what that means for the future of a hepatitis C treatment. Also, they discuss the latest from the American Society Of Clinical Oncology meeting.

Math Curriculum
2:46 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

In Surprise Move, Seattle Schools Approve 'Singapore Math'

Seattle Public Schools has adopted a new math curriculum, the first in five years.
Credit Flickr Photo/Wanda Dechant

Last week, the Seattle School Board voted 4-3 to adopt a new elementary curriculum, Math in Focus.

Parents and teachers had lobbied the district for years to use Math in Focus, described as “Singapore math.” Singapore has been consistently ranked as the highest-achieving country in the world.

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News
12:45 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

$15 Minimum Wage Law May Face Ballot Challenge

Kathrina Tugadi and Angela Cough of Forward Seattle say $15 minimum wage was chosen at random and their proposal is better.
Credit Amy Radil

On Monday, June 2, Seattle workers and politicians ate cake and danced in celebration of the city's new minimum wage law.

As the dance party ended, the law started to face pushback, although it’s not clear when an actual challenge will occur.

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Adoption
12:43 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Rep. Orwall Talks Expanded Birth Record Access For Washington Adoptees

Des Moines Representative Tina Orwall helped craft the new law that allows all Washington State adoptees access to their original birth records.

Knowing your medical history and where your parents are from are things you might take for granted – unless you are adopted.

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Labor History
9:53 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Seattle Only Flirts With Radicalism, Says Medina Mayor

Marcie Sillman speaks with Medina Mayor Michael Luis, author of "Century 21 City: Seattle's Fifty Year Journey from World's Fair to World Stage," who says that Seattle -- WTO riots and the $15 minimum wage notwithstanding -- has a pattern of indulging radicals and then returning to business as usual.

SPU Community Reactions
9:41 am
Sat June 7, 2014

SPU Community Bands Together For Healing After Shooting

The day after the shooting, a service was held at SPU. The church was filled to capacity so a gymnasium was used for overflow.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Seattle Pacific University Students gathered on patch of grass at the center of campus Friday to pray for each other, standing in a circle, their arms locked around each other’s shoulders.

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Crisis Response
2:19 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

What Is The Best Action In The Face Of A Shooter?

Marcie Sillman talks to Greg Crane, president and founder of ALICE: Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate. He explains what he believes are the best practices are for responding to an active shooting situation.

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Week In Review
12:18 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

SPU Shooting, Minimum Wage Passes, And Amazon Controversy Grows

Otto Miller Hall on the Seattle Pacific University Seattle campus, where a shooting took place Thursday afternoon.
Credit Courtesy Jillian Smith

A shooting on the campus of Seattle Pacific University on Thursday left one person dead and two others seriously injured. Seattle made history this week as the first city in the country to establish a $15 minimum wage for all workers. And the controversy surrounding Amazon's business practices continued to attract national media attention.

Steve Scher recaps those stories and more news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, The Stranger's Eli Sanders, news analyst Joni Balter and Live Wire's Luke Burbank.

Week In Review Extra

President Obama this week announced new rules that would lead to a reduction in carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. He proposed new Environmental Protection Agency rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2030. Is America up to the challenge?

Journalism
12:07 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Why KUOW Didn’t (Initially) Name The SPU Shooter

In journalism school, student reporters learn to never, ever, ever name suspects until they have been charged in court.

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Author Interview
11:43 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Ms. Warren Goes to Washington: A Progressive Senator’s Life Story

Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Flickr Photo/Senate Democrats (CC-BY-NC-ND)

This week on Speakers Forum, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren tells the story of her life and her vision of a progressive America. Warren is known as an advocate for consumer protection. She was largely responsible for the hard-won establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Shooting
10:52 am
Fri June 6, 2014

SPU President: 'The World Was Changed Yesterday For A Lot Of People'

Flowers are placed near a Seattle Pacific University sign on Third Avenue and Nickerson Street Friday morning.
Credit KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Bill Radke talks with Seattle Pacific University President Daniel Martin about Thursday's shooting on SPU's campus.

Student Reaction
10:52 am
Fri June 6, 2014

SPU Student President: 'Truth Is Confusing, And Frustrating And Angry'

Seattle Pacific University students gather in the "Tiffany Loop" on campus Friday to pray for each other in the wake of the shooting Thursday.
Credit KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Lisa Brooks talks with Seattle Pacific University Associated Students President Isaac Gundersen about faith and the aftermath of Thursday's campus shooting.

Shooting
8:35 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Shell Casings On The Carpet: Students Describe SPU Shooting Scene

As the sun set on Thursday evening, students from Seattle Pacific University gathered outside. The church service they had wanted to attend following a shooting on their campus was too packed to accommodate them.
Credit AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

KUOW reporter Carolyn Adolph describes the scene of the SPU shooting Thursday, including first hand accounts from students in Otto Miller Hall.

KUOW reporter Patricia Murphy reports from the SPU campus following a shooting Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday afternoon, Daniel Martin received the text that every university president dreads: His campus was on lockdown. There was a gunman.

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Shooting
4:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Students Tackle Gunman In Fatal Seattle Pacific University Shooting

Jillian Smith, a 20-year-old student at Seattle Pacific University, took this photo as she ran out of the Otto Miller building. As she ran out, police rushed in.
Credit Courtesy Jillian Smith

Updated 9:20 p.m. PT:

One person was killed and three others were wounded on Thursday afternoon when a lone suspect entered a classroom building at Seattle Pacific University and opened fire with a shotgun, according to police officials.

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