Seattle City Light hired an online reputation management firm and now the utility would like its money, and its repuation, back. The State Liquor Control board filed emergency marijuana rules. And why does Seattle love soccer, a sport where losing can end happily?
KUOW's Bill Radke kicks those stories and more around with Joni Balter, Knute Berger and Eli Sanders.
Parking mentally ill patients in the emergency room while waiting for treatment is a common practice, but also controversial. Psychiatric boarding, as it's known, used to be the exception. But in the last six years, the number of patients who've experienced it has nearly tripled. Now the state Supreme Court is considering whether boarding is constitutional.
Marcie Sillman talks with Jeffrey Swanson about which public policies are effective in reducing gun violence. Swanson is a professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine.
Lisa Brooks speaks with Snohomish County Council Chair Dave Somers about a temporary ban on development in two landslide-prone areas near the site of the Oso, Wash., landslide that killed 43 people in March.
Marcie Sillman interviews Anna Steffeney, founder and CEO of LeaveLogic, about President Obama's working families summit and the current state of family leave policies at the federal, state and local levels.
Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer of the Vancouver Sun about the muted response the Canadian government has given to the news that Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian journalist for Al-Jazeera, has been sentenced to seven years in Egyptian prison.
Also, Canadian-Americans find they have to pay Affordable Care Act tax, even if they haven't lived in the United States for years. And Vancouver school board approves new gender neutral pronouns but won't change bathroom signs.
The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that Boeing's design of the 777’s automated systems was a contributing factor in the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that killed three Chinese teenagers last summer.