KUOW News and Information http://kuow.org en How The New York Times Came Around On Legal Pot http://kuow.org/post/how-new-york-times-came-around-legal-pot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill </span>Radke<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with Terry Tang, New York Times deputy editorial page editor, about the newspaper’s six-part editorial series on legalizing marijuana. Tang said the decision to endorse legal pot was unanimous.</span> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:03:49 +0000 Bill Radke 39201 at http://kuow.org How The New York Times Came Around On Legal Pot U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials http://kuow.org/post/us-issues-travel-restrictions-venezuelan-officials The State Department on Wednesday announced it was revoking visas for a number of Venezuelan government officials the U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 39205 at http://kuow.org U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials 'Hard Choices' Tour Put Spotlight On Clinton's Strengths, Weaknesses http://kuow.org/post/hard-choices-tour-put-spotlight-clintons-strengths-weaknesses Hillary Clinton's book tour is over. Although it wasn't a campaign rollout, it did offer a peek at the strengths and weaknesses of a possible Clinton candidacy.<p>One thing was clear: The former first lady, senator, presidential candidate and secretary of state may be readier to <em>be</em> president than to <em>run for</em> president.<p>She was surprisingly unprepared to talk about her wealth. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 39204 at http://kuow.org 'Hard Choices' Tour Put Spotlight On Clinton's Strengths, Weaknesses Desk Desk Evolution http://kuow.org/post/desk-desk-evolution <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU0Xk5pv3BA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEQj_b2nsn8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2qoiUWfWM4</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:13:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 39203 at http://kuow.org Desk Desk Evolution Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal, In An Attempt To Make It Safer http://kuow.org/post/bolivia-makes-child-labor-legal-attempt-make-it-safer A new law in Bolivia allows children as young as ten to work legally, and has led to sharp criticism from many international human rights groups, who note that it goes against a United Nation convention setting a minimum age of 14.<p>But supporters of the legislation say that the law guarantees legal protections and fair wages for children, who have been working regardless of laws against it.<a href="http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jul/20/bolivia-prepares-to-lower-labor-age-limit-to-10/" target="_blank"></a><p>A 2013 report from the U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:19:00 +0000 NPR Staff 39200 at http://kuow.org Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal, In An Attempt To Make It Safer Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price http://kuow.org/post/farming-bluefin-tuna-tiger-ocean-not-without-price In a windowless laboratory in downtown Baltimore, some tiny, translucent fish larvae are swimming about in glass-walled tanks.<p>They are infant bluefin tuna. Scientists in this laboratory are trying to grasp what they call the holy grail of aquaculture: raising this powerful fish, so prized by sushi lovers, entirely in captivity. But the effort is fraught with challenges.<p>When I visited, I couldn't see the larvae at first. They look incredibly fragile and helpless, just drifting in the tanks' water currents. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:18:44 +0000 Dan Charles 39199 at http://kuow.org Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price Deford: Is Goodell Good Enough To Lead The NFL? http://kuow.org/post/deford-goodell-good-enough-lead-nfl NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's piddling suspension of Ray Rice of the Ravens for a mere two games for Rice's apparent violent attack upon his then-fiancee, now wife, has been met with shock and disappointment.<p>But for now, never mind Ray Rice. The larger question is whether Goodell is good enough to serve as the leader of the NFL.<p>Football is not only the most popular game in this country, but something more than that. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:18:35 +0000 Frank Deford 39198 at http://kuow.org Deford: Is Goodell Good Enough To Lead The NFL? Gov. Inslee's Wastewater Plant Tour Highlights Sea Rise Woes http://kuow.org/post/gov-inslees-wastewater-plant-tour-highlights-sea-rise-woes SEATTLE -- When Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wanted to show the connection between climate change and an unpleasant and costly consequence for his constituents, he decided to tour a sewage treatment plant.<p>Inslee's visit Tuesday to the West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Seattle's Discovery Park was the latest stop on his statewide tour to raise awareness about the costs of climate change.<p>The problem the governor wanted to highlight: climate change is causing sea levels to rise. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:16:26 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 39197 at http://kuow.org Gov. Inslee's Wastewater Plant Tour Highlights Sea Rise Woes Wildfires Continue To Have Northwest Residents On Edge http://kuow.org/post/wildfires-continue-have-northwest-residents-edge <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072914CL_wildfires_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>People in many Northwest communities are on edge Tuesday. A <a href="http://www.nwccweb.us/information/fire_info.aspx">series of wildfires</a> that threatened urban areas in recent days is the culprit.<p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:15:34 +0000 Chris Lehman 39196 at http://kuow.org Wildfires Continue To Have Northwest Residents On Edge WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks http://kuow.org/post/watch-video-shows-women-narrowly-escape-death-railroad-tracks <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goFcYEKCuEU</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 39202 at http://kuow.org WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate http://kuow.org/post/us-economy-rebounds-spring-gdp-expanding-4-percent-rate The Commerce Department had some good news about the U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:05:00 +0000 editor 39195 at http://kuow.org Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter http://kuow.org/post/gaza-conflict-shell-strikes-un-school-killing-19-who-sought-shelter <h6><strong>(This post was last updated at 12:22 p.m. ET.)</strong></h6><p>As many as 19 people were killed when a shell struck a United Nations-run school this morning in Gaza.<p>In a message on Twitter, the commissioner-general of UNRWA, which is responsible for the welfare of Palestinian refugees, blamed the attack on the Israeli military.<p>"Children, women and men killed & injured as they slept in place where they should have been safe and protected," <a href="https://twitter.com/PKraehenbuehl">Pierre Krähenbühl</a> said, referring to the fact that the school was being used as a shelter. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:14:00 +0000 editor 39194 at http://kuow.org Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges http://kuow.org/post/qa-michelle-rhee-teacher-tenure-challenges In Vergara v. California, lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that the state's teacher tenure system hurts poor, minority students because they are more likely to end up with "grossly ineffective" teachers. The case focused on three areas: tenure, cumbersome dismissal policies and seniority-based lay-offs. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled that several relevant state laws violated students' right to an education as spelled out in California's Constitution. Teachers unions have appealed.<p>The Vergara ruling is already reverberating across the country. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 39193 at http://kuow.org Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges UCLA Floods As Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons http://kuow.org/post/water-main-break-dumps-10-million-gallons-water-flooding-ucla A 90-year-old water main broke near the University of California, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, spilling 8 million to 10 million gallons of water.<p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-flooding-on-sunset-near-ucla-20140729-story.html">As <em>The Los Angeles Times</em> explains</a>, officials are facing some tough questions this morning because it took them about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 39192 at http://kuow.org UCLA Floods As Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike http://kuow.org/post/frances-nude-models-threaten-strike <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. 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