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Students and staff march through Suzallo Library during a walkout on Thursday, May 12, 2016, to protest racial inequity on campus.
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Students and staff at the University of Washington held a walk-out Thursday to protest racial inequity they see on – and off – campus.

They chanted: “Whose lives matter? Black lives matter! Whose lives matter? Black lives matter!”

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Seattle's two NPR news stations will soon have competing music services as well.

News and information station KUOW 94.9 is launching an online and HD Radio service called Planet Jazz that will play jazz and blues around the clock.

Skyler Kelly and his younger brother Luke
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"I just always felt like a boy."

Nine-year-old Skyler Kelly was born a girl. But he didn't feel like a girl. From a very young age he knew he was supposed to be a boy. He can't explain how he knew. He just felt like a boy. 

Red Square, University of Washington campus
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A homeless camp could be coming to University of Washington for 90 days during the winter of 2017. School officials will consider letting the group called SHARE set up a tent city on campus.

Bill Radke talks to University of Washington senior Palca Shibale about why she and fellow students held a protest on campus about the university's actions on race and equity. 

Ed Taylor, vice provost and the dean of undergraduate academic affairs, also weighs in about steps the university plans to take to address the student's concerns. 

Husky guard Kelsey Plum. The Huskies will play in the Final Four against Syracuse on Sunday.

The Dawgs are headed to Indianapolis.

University of Washington's women's basketball team will play in the Final Four against Syracuse on Sunday.

UW Women Make Historic Trip To Final Four

Mar 31, 2016
Washington forward Talia Walton reacts after hitting a three-pointer in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Monday, March 21, 2016.
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Bill Radke speaks with Huskies radio broadcaster Elise Woodward about the University of Washington women's basketball team going to the Final Four for the first time. The team will face off against Syracuse University this Sunday. 

Last week, Izaic Yorks, a senior at the University of Washington, ran a mile in 3:53 — the fastest college mile ever by an American. The effort qualifies him for the Olympic trials this summer.

So why isn't Yorks running in the mile at this weekend's NCAA championships in Birmingham, Ala.?

Turns out, he had to make a decision: run that mile alone, or run with his team in the distance medley relay or DMR.

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Among a long list of achievements, University of Washington professor Ralina Joseph co-founded the group WIRED (Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity, and Difference.)

The meaning and importance of the term "difference" is the focus of her recent lecture “What’s The Difference With ‘Difference?’”

More Hall Annex on UW campus. The building is an example of brutalism architecture.
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Jeannie Yandel speaks with Chris Moore from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation about the recent decision by the University of Washington's Board of Regents to replace More Hall Annex, a historic nuclear reactor on campus, with a new computer science building.

Moore is involved with an effort to add More Hall to Seattle's list of historic places, which could save it from demolition. The University of Washington has sued the city to stop that effort. A ruling is expected April 1.

Praying for rain? You'll get (slightly) less when the moon is very high, a new study finds.

Scientists at the University of Washington say the moon's position impacts the amount of rainfall on Earth.

"As far as I know, this is the first study to convincingly connect the tidal force of the moon with rainfall," researcher Tsubasa Kohyama says in a press release from the university.

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Public radio listeners who oppose the sale of KPLU are getting a chance to try to raise the money necessary to buy the station. 

Bill Radke speaks with Geoff Baker, sports writer for the Seattle Times, about the University of Washington's decision to fire women's crew coach Bob Ernst.

We also hear from Dan Savage, editorial director of the Stranger, Melanie McFarland, journalist and TV critic, and Rob McKenna, former Washington state attorney general, about tough love from sports coaches and whether it helps or hurts athletes.

The George Washington statue on the University of Washington Seattle campus.
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Bill Radke speaks with Dan Savage, editorial director of the Stranger, Melanie McFarland, journalist and TV critic, and Rob McKenna, former Washington state attorney general, about race relations on college campuses.

File photo of a flu shot.
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The University of Washington is opening a new center focusing on the immune system and how to fight a range of infections and autoimmune disorders.

The hope is to find therapies for infections like Ebola and dengue fever, as well as therapies for autoimmune disorders.