Do Seattleites buy more sunglasses than residents of other cities?
Was there really a dead horse in Ballard’s water supply in the early 1900s?
And did prostitutes start the Seattle School District?
Listener Kristie Fisher of Belltown asked about Seattle’s urban myths as part of our Local Wonder project. So we asked our Facebook friends to share their favorites and chose a few for KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel to investigate.
The City of Seattle may soon offer its employees four weeks paid leave to take care of a new child. Mayor Ed Murray and City Council Member Jean Godden laid out the details Monday at a news conference.
Godden said paid parental leave helps reduce the gender wage gap and that women who work and have kids will be better supported.
As the Woodland Park Zoo searches for a new home for its two Asian elephants, newly obtained public documents reveal an extensive behind-the-scenes campaign by city officials to pressure the zoo to send the elephants to a sanctuary.