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EarthFix Reports
11:20 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Northwest Tribe Opposes Coal Terminal, But How Hard Will They Fight It?

Tribal treaty fishing rights give Washington tribes the opportunity to weigh in on, and even block, projects that could impact their fishing grounds.
Credit KUOW Photo/Ashley Ahearn

Dozens of crab pot buoys dot the waters around Lummi tribal member Jay Julius’ fishing boat as he points the bow towards Cherry Point – a spit of land that juts into northern Puget Sound near Bellingham, Wash.

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Murder Retrial
9:36 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Clallam County Dips Into Reserves For Death Penalty Case

Clallam County Courthouse
Flickr Photo/J. Stephen Conn

Clallam County has spent nearly a million dollars this year for the retrial of former death row inmate Darold Stenson in the most expensive trial in the county’s history.

As a result, county commissioners released on Monday nearly half a million dollars in emergency reserve funding for the Superior Court to pay for it.

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Urban Planning
4:15 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Development Plans For The Bellingham Waterfront

Bellingham, Washington's waterfront.
Flickr Photo/Mike Kelley

David Hyde talks to Bellingham City Councilman Jack Weiss about the details of the plan that was recently approved to develop its waterfront after over eight years of contentious debate.

Immigration Holds
2:53 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Certain Hold Requests By Immigration Enforcement May Soon Be Denied In King County

KUOW reporter Liz Jones.

David Hyde speaks with KUOW reporter Liz Jones about the King County Council’s vote to limit immigration hold requests by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

International Politics
2:53 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

What Is Happening With The Protests In Ukraine?

Protests in Ukraine sparked after the government declined an association deal with the European Union.
Flickr Photo/Ryan Anderson

Marcie Sillman talks with Steven Pifer, former ambassador to Ukraine and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the recent political demonstrations in Ukraine.

Troops Withdrawal
1:21 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Afghanistan: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

Flickr Photo/The National Guard

Marcie Sillman talks with Michael Kugelman, Afghanistan expert at the Wilson Center, about the consequences of staying in Afghanistan and the risks of leaving for US troops and politics.

Immigration Enforcement
12:03 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

King County Council Passes Bill To Deny Some Immigration Hold Requests

In a split 5-4 vote, the King County Council narrowly approved a measure Monday that’s at odds with federal immigration authorities. The legislation targets so-called immigration holds on people booked into county jail.

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Fraud Investigation
6:34 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Auditor: Property Management Employee Diverted $50K from Snohomish County

An employee of a contractor hired by Snohomish County diverted more than $50,000 from the county’s Housing Authority, the state auditor has determined.

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Seattle Mayor Turnover
3:51 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Ed Murray's Uphill Battle

Seattle mayor-elect Ed Murray (left).
KUOW Photo/Carlos Nieto

David Hyde talks with Crosscut's David Brewster about the challenges mayor-elect Ed Murray will face as he enters office.

Parks and Recreation
3:44 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Not Enough Green For Washington State Parks

Flickr Photo/Flickstorage

Marcie Sillman talks with Everett Herald columnist Jerry Cornfield about a new warning over the financial future of Washington's 100-year-old State Parks system.

December Session
3:00 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Congress Is Back With A 'To-Do-Nothing List'

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Marcie Sillman talks with Jim McTague, Washington D.C. editor at Barron's, about the December Congressional session and what he calls a "to-do-nothing list."

Media Relations
2:36 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Press Decries New Limits On Exposure To Obama

In this archive shot, photographers take pictures over the White House fence when Coolidge died.
Credit Flickr Photo/Boston Public Library

David Hyde talks with Kenny Irby of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies about a confrontation between national media and the White House over a policy that shuts photographers out of some presidential events.

Elections 2013
5:22 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

As $15 Minimum Wage Passes In SeaTac, Labor Looks To Seattle

Credit Flickr Photo/Alan Turkus

Three weeks after Election Day, supporters of a measure to increase the minimum hourly wage to $15 in SeaTac celebrated their victory. With the last batch of votes counted, King County declared the proposition had passed with more than 1 percent of the vote.

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Minimum Wage
4:03 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

SeaTac Minimum Wage Earners: The Exception Or The Rule?

Signage in SeaTac aiport points towards shopping and food areas: lightning rods in the minimum wage debate.
Flickr Photo/Transtator

Steve Scher asks Quoctrung Bui of NPR's Planet Money how SeaTac's (impending) $15 minimum wage fits in among national minimum wage trends.

Author Interview
2:27 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

An Inside Look At The Bush-Cheney Years In The White House

Peter Baker's book "Days of Fire."

Marcie Sillman interviews New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker about his chronicle of the Bush/Cheney administration called "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House."

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