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Crime
11:16 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Shooting In Ravenna, Suspects At Large

The scene of a shooting in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood Tuesday morning.
Nathan Bean

UPDATE: 11:10 a.m. PT

KIRO's Natasha Chen reports that three area Seattle Public Schools that had been in "shelter in place" mode are now functioning as normal.

UPDATE: 10:42 a.m. PT

According to the Seattle Police Department blotter two suspects are involved and the victim is 56 years old. If you have information about the shooting please call the SPD tip line at 206.233.5000.

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School Design
11:53 am
Fri December 21, 2012

School Safety In The Age Of Gun Violence

It's counterintuitive, but transparency is the key to safety, says Architect Kevin Flanagan.
Credit NAC Architecture

Designing safer schools doesn't mean turning them into military bunkers. That might have been an easy remodel back when schools were built like jails, filled with "cells" and controlled by bells. Today's schools are open, flexible spaces that allow students to combine and recombine into groups that learn from each other as much as they learn from the teacher.

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Gun Laws
11:28 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Have You Changed Your Mind On Gun Control?

Newtown Police Officer Maryhelen McCarthy carries flowers near a memorial for shooting victims Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Newtown, Conn.
Jason DeCrow AP Photo

Most of us spent the weekend following the coverage of Friday's tragic mass killing in Newtown, Conn. Have you changed your mind on gun control? Were you pro-gun rights until last Friday? Ross Reynolds takes your calls.

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Schools
10:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Keeping Violence Out Of Schools

Following one of the worst school shootings in the country's history, what's already being done and what can be done to keep guns and violence out of classrooms? We talk with Mike Donlin of Washington state's School Safety Center. Then, we hear from former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski about how Washington state could lead on gun control at the ballot box.

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Politics
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 weekday@kuow.org.

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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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