9:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Ask Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

The country's latest episode of mass casualty gun violence has shaken Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. Speaking from the White House, an at-times emotional President Obama said "we have been through this too many times." We talk with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn about schools, safety and guns. We'll also talk about other city business, including the proposed South Lake Union rezone and last week's hearing on coal trains along the Seattle waterfront. Share your thoughts at 206.543.5869 or write to

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Helpful Tips
1:05 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Resources For Parents And Guardians: Discussing Tragedies With Children

Reminding your child of their safety and providing physical comfort can be helpful in navigating difficult tragedies.
Credit Flickr photo/Dimitris Papazimouris

KUOW has assembled advice from health care professionals and child advocates on how to manage the many emotions that may arise from tragic events, like the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

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Portland Mall Shooting
10:16 am
Wed December 12, 2012

UPDATE: Shooter Identified, Mall Shooting Victim Expected To Survive

Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, has been identified as the gunman at the Clackamas Town Center shooting on December 11, 2012.
Credit courtesy of Clackamas County Sherriff's Department.

Two people, plus the suspected shooter, are dead after police say a gunman opened fire at a crowded shopping mall in suburban Portland Tuesday.

An ambulance took one survivor of the attack to OHSU Medical Center in Portland. The young woman is expected to survive.

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Border Guard Shooting
6:48 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Canadian Border Agent Shot At Peace Arch Crossing

The Peace Arch stands exactly on the US – Canadian border in the grass median between the northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 and Highway 99. Photo by Arnold C via Wikimedia Commons

A Canadian border guard is still recovering after being shot at the Peach Arch crossing north of Blaine, Washington. The suspect shot himself at the scene.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon when a White Ford Econovan with Washington State plates pulled up to the Peace Arch Border Crossing. In very short order, the female Canada Border Services Agency officer was shot in the neck and the driver of the van, a lone male, committed suicide.

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