Related Program: The Record Yakima Struggles To Make Sense Of Recent Shooting Deaths By Kim Malcolm & Matt Martin • Apr 14, 2016 Related Program: The Record TweetShareGoogle+Email Yakima City Council (clockwise from top left): Mayor Avina Gutierrez, Holly Cousens, Carmen Mendez, Dulce Gutierrez, Maureen Adkison, Bill Lover, and Kathy Coffey. Yakima City Council Listen Listening... / 3:50 Kim Malcolm speaks with Yakima City Councilmember Carmen Mendez about how the city is dealing with five gun deaths in the last two weeks. Tags: governmentgunsYakimaTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content One Question Inspired This Woman To Survive And Fight King County's Heroin Epidemic By Ruby de Luna • Apr 13, 2016 KUOW Photo/Ruby de Luna Listen Listening... / 5:16 Heroin deaths have reached a record number in King County. More than 150 people died of overdoses in 2014. One woman could’ve been part of that statistic. Ten years ago, Thea Oliphant-Wells was homeless and addicted to heroin. Albinism And Me: How My Genetic Condition Makes My Ethnicity Invisible By Kamna Shastri • Apr 13, 2016 Courtesy of Kamna Shastri Listen Listening... / 3:53 I’m the black sheep in my family. Scratch that - I’m actually more of a white sheep. Here’s what a family photo would look like: my mom, dad, and brother, each with their own wonderful shade of brown. And then there’s me: pale, white, and blond haired. Seattle Children's Theater Chief Reflects On A Lifetime Of Comedy And Tragedy By Marcie Sillman • Apr 13, 2016 Courtesy of Chris Bennion Listen Listening... / 6:19 Linda Hartzell’s office at the Seattle Children’s Theater is packed with memorabilia. Photos of colleagues, friends and family clamor for space on the credenza behind her desk. Hartzell’s happy to give details about these mementos, but she pauses when asked about a framed child’s drawing. This Portland Barista Pays Fewer Taxes Than Seattle Baristas By Carolyn Adolph • Mar 31, 2016 KUOW Photo/Carolyn Adolph Listen Listening... / 4:41 In Oregon, the state tax system puts the burden more on the rich than the poor. Washington state is the opposite: Part-time workers pay up to 24 percent of their earnings in taxes, and people at the high end of the wage scale pay around 5 percent.