Government

Pages

Public Transportation
2:34 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

King County's Transportation Future: Divide Or Unite?

Flickr Photo/VeloBusDriver (CC BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with political consultant Benjamin Anderstone about the competing visions for the future of King County's transportation. 

Higher Ed
2:34 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Washington State Had Second-Highest Tuition Hikes

The campus quad at the University of Washington.
Flickr Photo/Curtis Cronn (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks to Seattle Times reporter Katherine Long about tuition increases in Washington since the beginning of the recession. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the state's four-year public colleges have experienced the second-highest tuition hike in the country.

Marijuana Legalization
2:34 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

In Washington And Colorado, Bankers Are Entering The Marijuana Industry

KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Posey Gruener speaks with Russ Rosendal, CEO of Salal Credit Union, about why they decided to offer banking services to licensed marijuana growers in Washington state.

And, Ross Reynolds speaks with AP reporter Kristen Wyatt about Colorado lawmakers' approval of a financial system designed expressly for the Marijuana industry.

Urban Parklets
2:28 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Seattle Is Putting The 'Park' In Parking Space

The finished Capitol Hill parklet on Olive Way in Seattle.
Flickr Photo/Jeremy Reding (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Jennifer Wielund, public space program manager at the Seattle Department of Transportation, about the crop of a dozen new pilot parklets which will appear in parking spaces across the city this summer.

Fungal Infection
2:27 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

An Update On The Valley Fever Investigation In Eastern Washington

Coccidioidomycosis, a fungus that can lead to valley fever, often lives in dry, arrid areas. It has recently been discovered in soil samples from eastern Washington.
Credit Flickr Photo/Eddie McHugh (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Tom Chiller, a fungal expert at the CDC, about the discovery of Coccidioides in eastern Washington. The fungus causes Valley Fever, and so far three cases have been confirmed. Chiller is assisting the state of Washington in its investigation of Valley Fever.

Public Education
2:27 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

What Does Progressive Education Look Like In Seattle Classrooms?

Jesse Hagopian, a teacher at Garfield High School, outlines his ideas for Seattle education.
Flickr Photo/Don Brubeck (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with co-founder of Social Equality Educators and high school teacher, Jesse Hagopian, about his goals for Seattle classrooms.

Mudslide
1:12 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

After Oso: The Emotional Phases Of A Disaster

In the entryway to the Darrington Community Center, Red Cross Volunteer Christine Dahl works through the list of area residents seeking gas cards to help with the cost of traveling the two and a half hour detour created by the devastating mudslide.
KUOW Photo/Daniel Berman

Aid agencies are reducing their presence in Oso and Darrington, a month and a half after a landslide hit the small community there, killing at least 41.

Read more
Kickstarter Project
8:14 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Washington State Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Crowdfunding Scam

Originally published on Fri May 9, 2014 8:23 am

One of the victims of an alleged crowdfunding scam says he’s not counting on getting his money back, but he’s glad Washington’s attorney general has filed a consumer protection lawsuit.

Read more
Legal Rights
3:33 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

How Washington Domestic Partners Will Be Affected By Marriage Equality Law

Flickr Photo/John Heil (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle attorney Denise Diskin about the practical implications of domestic partnerships being automatically converted into marriages on June 30 this year.

Sexual Misconduct Investigations
3:26 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Seattle Archdiocese Releases Name Of Priest Who Kept Preaching Despite Suspension

Marcie Sillman talks to Seattle P.I. reporter Joel Connelly about Father Harry Quigg, a priest who kept ministering despite being suspended for sexual misconduct in 2004. The Seattle Archdiocese announced earlier this week that Quigg had an on-going relationship with a 17-year-old.

Read more
Nigeria Kidnapping
3:24 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Who Are The Boko Haram?

South Africans protest in solidarity against the abduction three weeks ago of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram.
AP Photo/Ben Curtis

Marcie Sillman talks to Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. It has been almost a month since nearly 300 school-aged girls were kidnapped in Nigeria by the group Boko Haram. Downie explains who the Boko Haram are and what motivates their egregious tactics.

Crime
3:24 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Politics Of Public Safety in Seattle

The Seattle Police watch over May Day demonstrators in downtown Seattle.
KUOW Photo/Amy Radil

David Hyde speaks with Erica C. Barnett of PubliCola about crime and the politics of public safety in Seattle.

Marijuana
12:43 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Inside Seattle's First Legal Pot Farm

Bruce Cummins shows off some of Sea of Green Farm's marijuana plants growing in their greenhouse.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Sea of Green Farms sits south of Ballard, just east of Fisherman’s Terminal.

Read more
Looking Ahead
12:24 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Among Supporters Of $15 Minimum Wage, Some Trepidation

The Downtown Emergency Services Center operates an emergency shelter for homeless people, along with permanent housing, at The Morrison Building in Seattle's Pioneer Square
Credit KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

Non-profit human service providers Wednesday voiced concerns on Wednesday about a proposed plan to raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour.

Read more

Pages