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Drivers Ed
7:31 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Watching For 'Spray' And Other Tips For Navigating Icy Roads

File photo. Winter is just arriving and potentially icy commutes could be around for months in the Northwest.
Michael @ NW Lens Flickr

Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 3:46 pm

The Northwest’s deep freeze is over for most of the region, but snow remains in some areas and winter is just arriving. That means more cold temperatures and potentially icy commutes in the months ahead.

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City Development
3:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Life At The Top Of A Seattle Tower Crane

A harrowing climb to the top of one of Seattle's construction cranes.
Credit KUOW Photo/Hannah Burn

According to Forbes Magazine, Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

The city has huge construction projects in the works. Bertha, our giant drill, is working on a tunnel, and the Mercer area in South Lake Union is being entirely renovated. Condos are popping up in almost every neighborhood.

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Religion
2:23 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Pope Francis Is TIME's Person Of The Year

Pope Francis.
Flickr Photo/Catholic Church England and Wales

Ross Reynolds talks with Mark Markuly, dean of Seattle University's School of Theology, about Pope Francis being named TIME's Person of the Year.

Sports
12:56 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

The Real Soccer Moms: Elite Women Players Return After Giving Birth

Seattle Reign FC defender Stephanie Cox and her daughter Kaylee are greeted by Washington Spirit opponent (but US National teammate) Ali Krieger at a league game in July.
Credit Courtesy of mikerussellfoto.com/Mike Russell

When US Soccer announced last year where national team members would play in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League, Seattle Reign FC scored offensive powerhouse Amy Rodriguez.

But Rodriguez, 26, would never play a single game for Seattle.

After the teams were set, Rodriguez found out that she was pregnant and unavailable for the season. “We were quite surprised. We weren’t planning on starting a family this year,” Rodriguez told KUOW.

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9 To 5
10:25 am
Wed December 11, 2013

How Does A Rock Star Get To His Desk Job? He Commutes Like The Rest Of Us

Dave Dederer from the Presidents of the United States of America performing at the Gnomodex technology conference in June 2006.
Flickr Photo/Ted Leung

What happens when you become a star and then you’re not anymore? Where do you go after that?

Seattle guitarist Dave Dederer was a member of The Presidents of the United States of America. In the '90s they had three top-40 hits, two Grammy nominations and a platinum album.

Dederer’s star has faded but his career hasn’t. Now he’s at Amazon as the head of music programming. Bill Radke asked Dederer what made him switch careers.

Health And Exercise
2:50 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

The Science Of Yoga

Flickr Photo/Tomas Sobek

Ross Reynolds discusses the risks and rewards of yoga with lifetime yoga practitioner, author and New York Times reporter William Broad.

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Chef In The Hat
2:50 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

The Chef In The Hat Braves KUOW's Fridge

Marcie Sillman implores Chef in the Hat Thierry Rautureau to make magic out of KUOW leftovers.
KUOW Photo/Amina al-Sadi

Marcie Sillman and chef Thierry Rautureau tackle the KUOW break-room fridge challenge to figure out what to make for lunch.

Referendum 74 Anniversary
2:24 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary An Economic Boost For Washington

Kevin Fullen and Myke Smith, of Renton, were customers of wedding planner Jenny Harding. In the last year she has seen a boom in same-sex marriages.
New Chapter Weddings/Malcolm Smith

Before gay marriage was legalized in Washington state, wedding planner Jenny Harding organized about two same-sex weddings a year.

Last year? Sixteen. Three were out of state, from California, Oregon and Vermont (where same-sex marriage is also legal).

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Referendum 74 Anniversary
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage: Rep. Jamie Pedersen Tells His Story

Rep. Jamie Pedersen
Washington state Legislature

Marcie Sillman talks to state Rep. Jamie Pedersen about his personal story concerning the one-year anniversary of same-sex marriages in Washington. 

Population
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Hong Kong's Population Problem: Not Enough Men

A crowded street in Hong Kong.
Flickr Photo/Vishal Soniji

Ross Reynolds talks with David Cox, writer for The Atlantic and The Guardian, about Hong Kong's shortage of males.

Digital Campaigns
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

What Makes A Successful Digital Activist?

Members of the Digital Activism Research Project.
Courtesy of Digital Activism Research Project

Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Philip Howard, leader of the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington, about his research on digital activist.

Same-Sex Marriage AnniversaryMore from KUOW
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Washington's Same-Sex Marriage Impact

Family, friends and media gather in the Grand Lobby of Seattle’s City Hall to witness over 100 couples take their wedding vows on December 9, 2012.
KUOW Photo/Michael Clinard

David Hyde speaks with  Peter Nicolas, a University of Washington law professor, about the impact of the popular vote to legalize same-sex marriage on the one-year anniversary of the first legal weddings in this state. 

Fighting Darkness With Humor
4:16 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Comic Artist Allie Brosh: The 'Responsibility Of Being Alive'

Allie Brosh sketching the KUOW staff a souvenir in studio.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Allie Brosh’s artistic style on her popular illustrated blog, Hyperbole and a Half, is, as she described it, purposefully crude.

“I feel it’s a more accurate representation of me then I am,” she told The Record’s Arwen Nicks. “It’s a better way to convey what I’m trying to say and to get my sense of humor across then say a more realistic drawing.”

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Holiday Shopping
1:55 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

For Sale At UW Surplus: Size 18 Football Shoes, Creepy Dolls, A Spittoon

Eric Wahl with a potholder from Namibia
Credit Ross Reynolds

When someone wants to get rid of anything at the University of Washington – and seriously, anything – it typically gets turned over to the UW Surplus Store.

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Natural Mystery
1:19 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Likely Builder Of Mima Mounds? Hint: It’s Furry, Tiny And Tireless

Mima mounds near Olympia, Wash.
Credit Flickr Photo/Washington State Department of Natural Resources

For centuries, Mima mounds have mystified.

How were they created? How do they stay so impeccably maintained?

Mima mounds are hillocks, piles of dirt upchucked from the ground. They are sometimes covered in grass, giving them the illusion of a knoll. There are millions in California’s Central Valley; near Olympia, Wash. is the Mima Prairie, where the mounds got their name.

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