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A previous Local Wonder story explored the question, "Is the 'Seattle freeze' a real thing?"
Credit KUOW Photo/Daniel Berman

Local Wonder is an experiment in a new method of storytelling at KUOW. It begins with your questions. 

Submit any question about Seattle, the Puget Sound region, or its people via the form below. Later, listeners will vote to decide which question will be investigated in a future KUOW story. If you follow KUOW on Facebook, you can stay up-to-date on all our Local Wonder activity. If you have questions about the project or have any trouble using this form, please contact localwonder@kuow.org.

Week In Review
1:08 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Grab This Week’s News Before It’s Sunk

Dive into the inky black waters of Lake Washington and you may find the oldest wreck recorded: A dozen coal trains from a wreck 139 years ago.
KUOW Photo/Jake Warga

This week, we found out what’s really at the bottom of Lake Washington. The reporter who did the story surfaces to tell us. Plus, do Seattle TV stations have the right to surveillance video of the SPU shooter? Do coal companies have the right to ship from our shores? Is it right to pay voters to vote? And was something not right with Steve Ballmer and Lakeside High School basketball?

Bill Radke asks those questions and more of this week's panel: Crosscut’s Knute Berger, The Stranger’s Eli Sanders and Maria LaGanga of the LA Times.

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Local Wonder
6:42 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

What's On The Bottom Of Lake Washington? Planes, Trains And …

"Nobody takes out the trash on the bottom of Lake Washington," says Mike Racine, captain of "Hat Trick."
KUOW Photo/Jake Warga

What’s on the bottom of Lake Washington? Listener Merry McCreery wanted to know.

For KUOW Public Radio’s Local Wonder project, I embarked on a strange journey that took me to the heart of this vast lake that separates Seattle from the Eastside. What I learned was astonishing, often gross and, on occasion, heartbreaking.

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Local Wonder
7:49 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Why Are There So Few Mosquitos In Seattle?

Sharon Collman, an entomologist at Washington State University, hunts for mosquitos.
Credit KUOW Photo/Ashley Ahearn

KUOW listener Nancy Beaudet had a question: Why are there so few mosquitos in Seattle?

As part of our Local Wonder series, we sent our environmental reporter, Ashley Ahearn, onto the muddy trails of the Washington Park Arboretum to find out why skeeters don’t plague Seattle summers.

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Local Wonder
7:27 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Is The Seattle Freeze A Real Thing?

Credit KUOW Photo/Daniel Berman

When John Reese moved from northern Illinois to Seattle last year he kept hearing people talking about the Seattle Freeze. So far he hasn’t seen any sign of it. In fact, he says people are nicer here than they are back home.

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