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Early Childhood Education
3:06 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Preschool For All, A Sliding Scale For Most: The Plan For Pre-K In Seattle

A member of a Seattle delegation, King County Executive Dow Constanine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray visited Boston and New Jersey this year to learn about their universal preschool models.
Flickr Photo/Dow Constantine (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess about the recently unveiled proposal to fund universal pre-K in Seattle. The proposal was announced today by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Councilmember Burgess, and Seattle Schools Superintendent Jose Banda. If approved by the City Council, the proposal will be forwarded to the November ballot.

Noise Pollution
3:06 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

When The Growlers Fly, The Noise 'Rips The Fabric Of The Universe Apart'

Sailors and Pilots Prepare to Launch an EA-18G Growler.
Flickr Photo/U.S. Pacific Fleet (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Caryn Andrews, Citizens of the Ebey's Reserve co-founder, about her group's complaints over the military planes that fly low and register at over 110 decibels. Reynolds also speaks with Captain Michael Nortier from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station about the military's response and why they won't be moving the planes anytime soon.

Police Chief Search
3:06 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

SPD Chief Candidate Has A Long Resume Of Police Reform

Former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole at a press conference in 2005. O'Toole is a candidate for Seattle Police chief.
Credit AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Ross Reynolds talks to Seattle Police Chief candidate Kathleen O'Toole about low-level crime enforcement and her experience working with the Justice Department. O'Toole is one of the three candidates for Seattle Police Chief. Mayor Ed Murray will announce his final decision on Monday.

Gains In Seattle Jobs
10:20 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Steady Job Gains Chip Away At Jobless Rate in Washington State

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 3:44 pm

Steady job gains are chipping away at the unemployment rate in Washington state.

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Maurice Clemmons Case
10:20 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Washington Supreme Court To Hear Lakewood Police Killings Challenge

File photo of the Temple of Justice in Olympia, Washington.

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 3:59 pm

It’s been almost five years since Maurice Clemmons gunned down four Lakewood, Washington, police officers in a coffee shop. Clemmons’ aunt and cousin were convicted of helping him after the murders.

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Goodbye, Chevy
10:20 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Washington State Patrol Switching Back To Ford

The Ford Interceptor is the Washington State Patrol’s new vehicle of choice after a short and rocky experience with the Chevy Caprice.

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 4:30 pm

The Washington State Patrol is switching back to Ford police cruisers after a brief, but rocky dalliance with Chevy.

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Conversion To Digital
10:20 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Lawmakers Raise Concerns About Troubled State Patrol Radio System

File photo of one of the new Washington State Patrol portable radios by Motorola.

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 5:32 pm

Washington’s troubled State Patrol radio system is getting fresh scrutiny from state lawmakers. The Joint Transportation Committee got an update Wednesday on the $40 million conversion to digital technology.

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Dam's Massive Crack
10:20 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Inslee Says Cracked Wanapum Dam A Unique Problem, Not Systemic In River System

Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee toured the cracked Wanapum Dam on Wednesday.

Originally published on Thu May 15, 2014 7:37 am

Governor Jay Inslee was able to get up close to drilling machines on the damaged Wanapum Dam in central Washington Wednesday. He visited Wanapum after it came out this week that the dam’s massive crack was caused by fundamental design errors and bad concrete pours in 1960.

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News From Canada
3:43 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

From Canada: Liberal Party Expected To Be Pro-Choice, HIV Testing, And Rail Crash Update

Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Flickr Photo/Joseph Morris (CC-BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the latest news from Canada. Topics include Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau telling his party they better support pro-choice legislation, or else; the government in British Columbia encouraging people to get routine HIV testing; and an update on the Canadian rail crash of last July.

Politics & Government
3:35 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Ralph Nader Chats About New Book, Seattle’s Minimum Wage Debate

Credit Ralph Nader's new book "Unstoppable."

David Hyde speaks with Ralph Nader about Seattle's minimum wage debate and his new book: “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle The Corporate State.”

Minimum Wage
3:30 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Special: Stakeholders, Listeners Discuss Minimum Wage

Demonstrators in Seattle formed a human chain around City Hall in support of a $15 minimum wage in April.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

Steve Scher sits down with three stakeholders in the minimum wage debate: James Parker, a volunteer for the organization 15Now, who currently makes $12 an hour; Howard Wright, co-founder of the Seattle Hospitality Group and co-chair of the mayor's Income Inequality Advisory Committee; and Judith Gille, founder and  co-owner of City People's Mercantile and Garden Store.

Scher asks his panelists to discuss how we got to this point, the mayor's proposal to reach a $15 minimum wage and how that wage would impact their lives. We also take your calls.

Human Trafficking
3:29 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

On The Border: Man Deported For Smuggling Women Into Washington

U.S. Immigration and Customs released this photo of Sung Hoon Ha, a 30-year-old South Korean national found guilty of smuggling women into Washington state from Canada.
Credit Photo Credit ICE

On Monday, Sung Hoon Ha, 30, was deported to South Korea after living in the U.S. for eight years. He had been caught operating a human smuggling ring in Washington state.

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Marijuana Business
3:28 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

'It's Really Terrifying:' Marijuana Businessman Steve DeAngelo On Running A Business In Cash

Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director of Harborside Health Services, the world's largest marijuana dispensary.
Credit Harborside Health Services

Ross Reynolds speaks with Steve DeAngelo, executive director of Harborside Health Services, a medical marijuana dispensary in California, about what it's like to run a $30 million business mostly on cash.

Debate Over Mayor's Proposal
3:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Seattle City Council's Public Hearing On Minimum Wage Stirs Emotions

Supporters of the group 15 Now attend a Seattle City Council public meeting to discuss minimum wage on May 13.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

David Hyde speaks with KUOW reporter Deborah Wang, who attended Seattle City Council's public hearing on the minimum wage Tuesday night.

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