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It’s Friday — time to talk over the news. With less than six weeks to go before the November election, campaigns to label GMOs in Washington, increase the minimum wage in SeaTac and get elected to City Hall in Seattle are all picking up the pace. We talk over those stories and more of what happened this week with Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, Crosscut's Knute BergerEli Sanders of The Stranger, and Erica C. Barnett of Publicola.

Your Take On The News

Aug 16, 2013

Your Take On The News
It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news. Our regular panel of journalists: Joni Balter, Knute Berger and Eli Sanders are in to talk about the news brewing inside the city and beyond. What stories caught your attention? What hasn’t been covered enough? What happened this week that made your blood boil? What’s your take on the news?

Weekend Weather Forecast
Nick Bond joins us with a look at the weekend weather.

Your Take On The News

Aug 9, 2013

It's Friday: time to talk over the week's news with Crosscut writer Knute Berger, Q13 Fox political analyst C.R. Douglas and Publicola news editor Erica C. Barnett. Incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn and state senator Ed Murray emerged from the pack this week in the mayoral primary. What could a McGinn-Murray race end up looking like? Who were the other winners and losers in Tuesday's primary? We'll have a comprehensive wrap-up of the primary. This week also saw Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buy the Washington Post. What could this mean for the future of journalism? What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts by writing to Weekday.

Your Take On The News

Aug 2, 2013

It's Friday: time to talk over the week's news with Seattle Times assistant political editor Joni Balter, Crosscut writer Knute Berger and Q13 Fox political analyst C.R. Douglas.

Primary election ballots are due on Tuesday. We'll tackle the very latest in the mayor's race as the candidates head towards the homestretch. Kirby Wilbur stepped down this week as chair of the Washington State Republican Party. Who's in line to take the job? What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts by writing to Weekday.

Your Take On The News

Jul 26, 2013

It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news with Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas and Knute Berger. The Seattle mayor's race got real after Mayor Mike McGinn blocks a proposed Whole Foods Market in West Seattle over worker pay. The City of SeaTac put paid sick leave and a $15.00 hourly minimum wage on the fall ballot.  President Obama tried to pump up the country's economic hopes. And of course, Britain's royal baby arrived. What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts with us by sending an email to Weekday


 

This week on KUOW, Weekday and The Conversation heard from all of the nine mayoral candidates. A new KING 5 poll was also released this week that has state senator Ed Murray pulling ahead in the race. Mayor of Seattle isn't the only position on the August ballot; Knute Berger, C.R. Douglas and Joni Balter give analysis on the other city and county issues on the 2013 ballot.

Also this Saturday is Bertha's last day on the waterfront, and Texas passes its controversial abortion bill. What stories caught your attention? Share your thoughts with the panel by emailing Weekday.  

Weekday's “News in Review” roundtable comes together to talk over the week’s news.

It was a big week at the Supreme Court. The justices struck down provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and decided the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. A filibuster by Wendy Davis rocked the Texas legislature, stopping a vote on an abortion bill. The bill will be revisited in the second special session Gov. Rick Perry called.

Washington's own legislature's second session budget problems still divide the floor; but issues will need to be resolved soon to avoid a government shut down on July 1.

What stories caught your attention? What hasn’t been covered enough? What story made your blood boil? Share your thoughts with the panel right now by emailing Weekday.

  It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. The president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Rich O’Neill has said he’ll accept the DOJ reforms and urges the members of the police union to do the same. The state is preparing for a shutdown if a deal is not made on the budget. Airbus expresses its interest in Washington state, as Boeing’s 787 faces more trouble in the air. Our regular panel is in to discuss the news of the week. What news piqued your interest this week? Share your thoughts by email.

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It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. Without a budget deal Governor Inslee says the government will shut down. The Seattle City Council is calling to close Nickelsville, the tent city for some of the homeless in Seattle. Will shutting things down fix the problems? Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, Knute Berger of Crosscut and Eli Sanders of the Stranger discuss the week's news. 

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 Your Take On The News
Former Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna has launched a new web site and nonprofit, leading people to wonder whether or not he is done with politics. Snohomish County now has a new County Executive, John Lovick. The former sheriff took the position Monday. Governor Inslee has been criticized for the lack of progress being made on the budget and without a deal there may be a second special session for the Washington state legislature. Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, The Stranger’s Eli Sanders and Crosscut’s Knute Berger join us to wrap up the week’s news.

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It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. We review what the legislature plans to do with state infrastructure following the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge. The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public record laws when it withheld an internal memo from the Seattle Times following the 2012 May Day demonstrations. Fast food workers across Seattle went on a 24-hour strike in solidarity with fast food workers from around the country.

What stories caught your attention? What hasn’t been covered enough? Tell us your take on the news by writing to Weekday.

Your Take On The News

May 24, 2013
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We'll get live updates from the scene of the bridge collapse in Skagit County from KUOW reporter Derek Wang.

In a major policy speech Thursday, President Obama defended his administration's use of unmanned drones, but vowed to scale back their use in the future. He also renewed efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What are the unanswered questions about President Obama's counter-terrorism policy? What can we expect from the President moving forward?

The Seattle Mayor's race got a big shakeup recently when Tim Burgess abruptly dropped out of the contest. How will this affect the rest of the candidates? Who does it help and who does it hurt?

And on his first day on the job, interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel made some changes to his staff. Does this signal more changes to come at the SPD?

What stories that caught your attention this week? Call us at 800.289.5869, email weekday@kuow.org or send us a tweet @WeekdayKUOW.

Your Take On The News: IRS, NBA And DUI

May 17, 2013
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The White House has received a lot of criticism this week over three issues that have gained national attention. A series of emails were released by the White House in relation to the Benghazi hearing. The IRS seems to have been targeting political leaning groups, in particular conservative ones, for audits. Journalists from the Associated Press had their phone records obtained by the government without their knowledge. How do these latest controversies effect the political climate in Washington D.C.?

Also, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has unveiled his top three budget priorities for the special session, the National Transportation Safety Board wants to lower the legal alcohol limit to 0.05, and 400 people showed up to a King County Council meeting this week to object to the potential cuts in bus service.

Finally, will this be the last time that Eli Sanders, C.R. Douglas and Knute Berger have to talk about the NBA, the Sacramento Kings and the Sonics on our panel?

Write to us at weekday@kuow.org to tell us what news stories you have been following this week.

Your Take On The News

May 10, 2013
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It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni Balter, Knute Berger and C.R. Douglas.

Mayor McGinn announced the guns the city collected in the gun buyback would be turned into peace plaques. However a majority of the guns have already been melted down into rebar. It turns out we will have to wait until the next gun buyback to get our plaques of peace.

The NBA is due to announce its final decision on the Sacramento Kings next week. David Stern has a chance to redeem himself in Seattle, however he probably won't.

The special legislative session starts Monday in Olympia and top of the priority list is the budget. 

While it has only been a few months since the last presidential election, pundits already have an eye on every potential 2016 candidate. Chris Christie's weight loss surgery makes him a viable contender according to some. Washington state's former Governor Chris Gregoire was polled as a favorable 2016 contender — in Washington state that is.

What are the stories that caught your attention this week? Call us at 206.543.5869, email weekday@kuow.org or use #weekinreview to share your thoughts with us on Twitter during the show.

Your Take On The News

May 3, 2013
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It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni BalterEli Sanders and Knute Berger. It was a busy week in the Northwest.

Seattle's hopes for an NBA team were all but crushed. Although it isn't official, the seven owners in the NBA's relocation committee unanimously voted to reject Chris Hansen's bid to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. 

Another May Day has ended in tear gas, overshadowing a day of peaceful demonstrations. 

The candidates for Seattle's mayoral race faced off for the first time and the Police Guild has reached a contract deal. 

That was just the news from Seattle, what are the stories that caught your attention this week? Call us 206.543.5869, email weekday@kuow.org or use #weekinreview to share your thoughts with us on Twitter during the show.

Your Take On The News

Apr 26, 2013
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It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Knute Berger, Lynne Varner and Josh Feit. Topics this week include development in South Lake Union, George W. Bush and fireworks in Seattle. Our news panel cranes their necks for some perspective. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org.

Your Take On The News

Apr 12, 2013
Your Take On News
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It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni BalterKnute Berger and Eli Sanders. Seattle Police Chief John Diaz announces he’ll retire after more than three decades with the SPD. What will be the impact on the city's police reform efforts? Boeing announces a big investment in South Carolina as it warns engineers here of layoffs. And the Blue Angels won't fly over this year's Seafair thanks to federal budget cuts, but Seattle's July 4 fireworks may be back on. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org.

Your Take On The News

Apr 5, 2013
News in Review
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It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni Balter, Eli Sanders and Knute Berger. State Senate leaders respond to the governor's spending proposal with a plan of their own, Seattle and Sacramento press the NBA for a franchise and the Fourth of July fireworks fizzle. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org.

Your Take On The News

Mar 29, 2013
Your Take On News
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It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni Balter, Eli Sanders and Knute Berger. The US Supreme Court hears arguments in two cases that may reshape the legal landscape for same-sex marriages. Are DOMA's days numbered? Olympia kicks into gear as Governor Inslee releases his budget proposal. Plus, a fatal crash in Northeast Seattle highlights the trouble with DUI enforcement, the back-and-forth over where to put Seattle's compost continues and Eli Sanders buys a drone. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org.

Your Take On The News

Mar 22, 2013
Your Take On News
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It's Friday — time to review the week's top news stories with Knute Berger, Eli Sanders and C.R. Douglas. The Seattle City Council puts new restrictions on the city's surveillance powers but gives the SPD a pass. State budget writers size up a $1.2 billion shortfall. Cle Elum says no to Seattle's food and yard waste. And former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman both say they support gay marriage, as a new Pew poll finds nearly one in five say they've changed their minds in favor of same-sex marriage. What stories were you following this week? Call us at 800.289.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.
 

Your Take On The News

Mar 15, 2013

It's Friday — time to review the week's top news stories with Knute Berger, Eli Sanders and C.R. Douglas. A federal judge approved a first-year plan to reform the Seattle Police Department. Meanwhile, the plan was challenged in court by the Seattle Police Officer's Guild and the Seattle Police Management Association, over concerns about collective bargaining rights.

Also, a bill that would expand background checks for gun owners died in the state House. And the state's budget shortfall grew by $300 million. What stories were you following this week? Call us at 800.289.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

Your Take On The News

Mar 8, 2013

It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Knute Berger, Eli Sanders and C.R. Douglas. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and City Attorney Pete Holmes clash over police reform. Seattle Public Schools comes under federal review over a racial disparity in how it disciplines students. Washington state floats sending its Hanford nuclear waste to New Mexico. And one week after sequestration, spending cuts caused by failure to reach a budget deal begin to make an impact in Washington state. What’s your take on the news? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

Your Take On The News

Mar 1, 2013
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It's Friday - time to review the news of the week with our panel of journalists: Joni Balter, Eli Sanders and Knute Berger. The state Supreme Court ruled against the two-thirds requirement to raise taxes, Mayor Mike McGinn and City Attorney Pete Holmes sparred over police reforms, and the state DOT admitted design flaws in building the new 520 floating bridge. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us at 800.289.5869, email weekday@kuow.org or send us a message on Twitter: @weekdaykuow.

Your Take On The News

Feb 22, 2013
News in Review
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It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni Balter, Eli Sanders and Knute Berger. President Obama sounds the alarm on the sequester, Olympia makes progress on background checks on gun sales, and Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon says "enough is enough" in a surprise resignation. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us 206.543.5869, email weekday@kuow.org or send us a message on Twitter: @weekdaykuow.

Your Take On The News

Feb 15, 2013
Pope Benedict
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It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni BalterEli Sanders and Knute Berger. Pope Benedict says he's resigning, North Korea detonates an underground nuke, and President Obama uses his State of the Union address to make another push for new gun laws. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us 206.543.5869, email weekday@kuow.org or use #weekinreview to share your thoughts with us on Twitter during the show.

Your Take On The News

Feb 8, 2013

It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni Balter, Knute Berger and C.R. Douglas. The public debate on the Seattle Police Department's use of drones heats up. Superintendent Jose Banda ordered Seattle teachers to administer the MAP test. There is an effort in Congress to change U.S. pot laws. Is Washington State blazing the way? What’s your take? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

Your Take On The News

Feb 1, 2013
News in Review
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It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni Balter, Eli Sanders and Knute Berger. Seattle's first gun buyback in more than 20 years takes in more than 700 firearms and brings an impromptu gun show to downtown. The debate over the future of Washington state's prepaid tuition program continues in Olympia. And in Washington DC, a Senate "Gang of Eight" and the president signal a way forward on immigration reform that includes tighter border security and a "path to citizenship" for more than 11 million people living in the country without documentation. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us 206.543.5869, send an email to weekday@kuow.org or use #weekinreview to share your thoughts with us on Twitter during the show.

Your Take On The News

Jan 25, 2013
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It’s Friday — time to talk over the news with Joni Balter, Eli Sanders and C.R. Douglas. President Obama spoke of unity and equality as he laid out his policy agenda for a second term. How will the message be received in Washington D.C.? Education and labor were the focus as lawmakers in Olympia got to work in the second week of the state legislative session. Also, Chris Hansen says he's struck a deal to bring the NBA back to Seattle, but officials in Sacramento promise they won't go down without a fight. What stories caught your attention this week? Write to us at weekday@kuow.org.

Your Take On The News

Jan 11, 2013
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
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It’s Friday — time to talk over the news with Joni Balter, Eli Sanders and Knute Berger. Rumor erupts online about a near-deal to bring the SuperSonics back to town and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn makes it official — he's running for a second term. Lawmakers in Olympia get ready for next week's start of the state legislative session. Plus, Seattle and King County announce a gun buyback program as the national conversation on guns intensifies. What stories caught your attention this week? Write to us at weekday@kuow.org.

Your Take On The News

Jan 4, 2013

It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Eli Sanders, Knute BergerDavid Horsey and Bruce Ramsey. The House of Representatives voted 257-167 late Tuesday night to avoid the "fiscal cliff." The deal keeps the Bush tax cuts in place for individuals making less than $400,000 a year, extends federal emergency unemployment benefits and Washington state's sales tax deduction, and sets up Fiscal Cliff 2 in just a few weeks. We'll look at how the deal went down and what lies ahead.

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