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Business & Technology
2:54 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Microsoft Profits Up, But Amazon's Workforce Surpasses Them

It's not just the elevators that have been welcoming at Amazon: their workforce has surpassed Microsoft for the first time.
Flickr Photo/cheukiecfu (CC BY-NC-ND)

There was big news from our region’s tech giants this week: Microsoft's profits are up nearly 17 percent over the past year, and Amazon now has more than 110,000 employees — passing Microsoft for the first time ever.

Nick Wingfield covers technology for The New York Times. He talks with Marcie Sillman about the latest tech news coming out of Seattle.

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Elections 2013
12:55 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Sen. Ed Murray's Interview On The Record

Washington state Sen. Ed Murray
Credit Flickr Photo/Matt Westervelt

Sen. Ed Murray sat down with The Record's Marcie Sillman ahead of the Seattle's mayoral election to discuss a range of topics, from public safety, transportation and development.

Produced by David Hyde.

Elections 2013
12:50 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Mayor Mike McGinn's Interview On The Record

Mayor Mike McGinn
Credit KUOW Photo/Amy Radil

Mayor Mike McGinn sat down with The Record's Marcie Sillman to discuss a range of topics, from public safety, transportation and development.

Produced by David Hyde.

The Week In Review
10:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Elections Are Coming! Minimum Wage, Mayor's Race And More

The City of SeaTac is considering an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Flickr Photo/John Boren

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week's news with Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, Crosscut's Knute Berger, and C.R. Douglas of Q13 FOX News.

The City of SeaTac is debating whether to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Seattle is considering two proposals that would impact City Council races and we take another look at the Seattle mayoral race with less than two weeks to go before Election Day.

Plus, we talk over the Affordable Care Act's glitchy start and check in with Live Wire host Luke Burbank.

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Theater
9:25 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Elizabeth Heffron Debuts "Bo-Nita," Her Latest One-Woman Show At Seattle Rep

Playwright Elizabeth Heffron
Credit Courtesy of Seattle Reperator Theatre/Nate Watters

It's been a busy year for Elizabeth Heffron. The Seattle playwright's new one-woman show "Bo-Nita" had its world premier at Seattle Repertory Theatre in late October.

Heffron is working on two other scripts she hopes will get full productions. "Portugal" is about a pair of tank farm workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The second play, "The Weatherman Project" is a collaboration with Kit Bakke, a former member of the Weather Underground.

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Elections 2013
5:52 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Charter Amendment 19: The Debate Over Districting The Seattle City Council

Seattle City Council complex.
Flickr Photo/Canadian Pacific

This election, Seattle residents have the opportunity to change the way they are represented by the city government.  Charter Amendment 19 on the ballot would change the look of the City Council – instead of all nine members being elected at large to represent the whole city, voters would elect seven of those members by the districts they live in.  The two remaining seats would continue to be elected by a citywide vote.

The Record’s Marcie Sillman sat down with an advocate from each side of the issue: Marjorie Rhodes from Choices, Not Districts; and Eugene Wasserman from Seattle Districts Now.

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Elections 2013
5:26 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Sea-Tac Workers Hope For $15 Wage: 'We Really Need Help Right Now'

The food court at Sea-Tac International Airport looks out on runway.
Credit Flickr Photo/Alan Turkus

Suwanee Pringle, a worker at a shop at Sea-Tac International Airport, lights up at the mention of Proposition 1, which would raise her wage to $15 an hour.

"I’m really going to be happy, " Pringle said. "So I can afford to pay all my bills. Now I cannot afford to eat. I eat a cup of noodles even though I work so hard."

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Author Interview
4:06 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Sweet Thunder: Ivan Doig's Novel About Power And The Press

Ivan Doig's book "Sweet Thunder."

The clatter of the press churns through Ivan Doig's "Sweet Thunder." Doig's latest novel is the story of a pro-union newspaper in Butte, Montana that goes up against the powerful Anaconda Copper Mining Company. He talks with Steve Scher.

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Affordable Care Act
4:05 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Health Exchange Rollout: What The Feds Got Wrong And What Wash. Got Right

A HyperCard parody of the federal health care exchange, which has been plagued by technical issues since rolling out earlier this month.
Flickr Photo/Daniel Rehn

Congressional Republicans begin a series of hearings today on the problematic rollout of the federal government’s health exchange website. Since its launch earlier this month, healthcare.gov has been plagued by a number of technical issues and the Spanish language version hasn’t even launched yet.

Here in Washington, the health exchange rollout had a glitchy start, but overall, it’s fared much better than the federal website.

Bill Schrier is the former Chief Technology Officer for the city of Seattle. He currently serves as senior policy advisor to the chief information officer of Washington state. He talks with Marcie Sillman about what the other Washington did wrong, and what Washington state did right.

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Elections 2013
4:00 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Good Luck, Challengers: Seattle Council Members Usually Hang On To Seats

Flickr Photo/Angelo Carosio

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.

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Ask The Dietitian
2:51 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Dietitian Mary Purdy On Avoiding The Midday Slump

Even if it's at your desk, dietitian Mary Purdy stresses a good fiber and protein breakfast to crush the midday slump.
Flickr Photo/Jennifer P.

It is a feeling that is all too common: the post-lunch midday slump. If you are feeling a little sluggish at your desk around 3 p.m. and need a pick me up, what should you do?

Registered dietitian Mary Purdy has a few suggestions to keep you sustained throughout the day. Put down the latte, caffeine is not one of them!

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Elections 2013
2:51 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Live Debate On I-517: The Initiative On Initiatives

Flickr Photo/Vox Efx

Initiative 517 is an initiative on initiatives, designed to make it easier to qualify initiatives for the ballot. I-517 would expand the time allotted to gather signatures for initiatives, as well as increase the areas where gatherers can go. It would also make it a crime to interfere, inhibit or restrict gatherers and require a public vote on any local initiative that qualifies — even if there is a legal challenge.

Steve Scher talks with both sides of the initiative in a live debate: Kai Huschke, an organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, and Representative Marko Liias from Washington’s 21st district.

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Budget Talks
10:34 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Sen. Patty Murray Vows To Protect Programs For Poor In Budget Talks

US Senator Patty Murray at a press conference at Seattle Jewish Service
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

US Senator Patty Murray made her budget priorities clear at a Seattle food bank on Wednesday: She wants to preserve federal programs that affect the poor, such as Head Start, federal housing assistance and food stamps.

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Elections 2013
9:20 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Push For GMO Labeling Gains National Momentum

Seventy percent of processed foods sold in the U.S. contain genetically engineered ingredients like soy, corn, and sugar. Even at PCC, considered a beacon of organic products, is not entirely GMO-free.
Credit KUOW Photo/Ruby de Luna

If voters here approve Initiative 522, a measure to require producers to label foods made with genetically modified ingredients, Washington will join two other states that recently enacted similar laws.

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Crime
3:40 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Sex Offender Who Fled Canada Charged With Harassment

Michael Sean Stanley has been arrested for a disturbance in West Seattle, he is also suspected of a sexual assault.
AP Photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police

UPDATE 10/23/13, 6:20 p.m. PT: According to Dan Donohue, spokesman for the King County prosecutor office, the assault claim against Michael Sean Stanley remains under investigation and has not yet been referred to prosecutors.

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A man described by Canadian police as a sexually violent predator pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday morning to the misdemeanor charge of harassment after being arrested on Tuesday in West Seattle. 

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