government http://kuow.org en One Wildfire Victim Never Got An Evacuation Notice, Here's Why http://kuow.org/post/one-wildfire-victim-never-got-evacuation-notice-heres-why <p>Bill Radke speaks with Brenda Riggan of Brewster, Washington, about coming back to her home after the Carlton Complex wildfire tore through the area and her frustration over never having received an evacuation notice in the first place. Then, Ross Reynolds talks with Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers about why people like Riggan didn't receive the same notices that other residents did. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:31:52 +0000 Ross Reynolds, Bill Radke & Hannah Burn 38662 at http://kuow.org One Wildfire Victim Never Got An Evacuation Notice, Here's Why Seattle Tunnel Partner Wins $80 Million Dispute Over Boston’s Big Dig http://kuow.org/post/seattle-tunnel-partner-wins-80-million-dispute-over-boston-s-big-dig <p>One of the two companies attempting to dig a highway tunnel beneath the Seattle waterfront has won an $80 million dispute with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:58:20 +0000 John Ryan 38632 at http://kuow.org Seattle Tunnel Partner Wins $80 Million Dispute Over Boston’s Big Dig To Park District Or Not: Two Sides Debate Seattle Proposition One http://kuow.org/post/park-district-or-not-two-sides-debate-seattle-proposition-one <p>Ross Reynolds talks with two advocates concerning Seattle Proposition 1, which would create a Seattle Park District. Don Harper is with the group Our Parks Forever, which opposes the passage of Prop 1, and Ken Bounds is with Seattle Parks For All, which advocates for it. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:23:54 +0000 Hannah Burn & Ross Reynolds 38487 at http://kuow.org To Park District Or Not: Two Sides Debate Seattle Proposition One Obama: Evidence MH17 Hit By Missile From Rebel-Held Area Of Ukraine http://kuow.org/post/obama-1-american-among-dead-airline-crash-ukraine <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbyZYgSXdyw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPu1dhje3Po</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:25:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 38495 at http://kuow.org Obama: Evidence MH17 Hit By Missile From Rebel-Held Area Of Ukraine Washington's Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33M So Far http://kuow.org/post/washingtons-mid-term-elections-draw-more-nearly-33m-so-far <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071714AJ_MoneyRace_web_2.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s August primary is less than a month away -- August 5. It’s a mid-term election year with no statewide offices on the ballot. Even so, already nearly $33 million have been contributed to campaigns.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:42:03 +0000 Austin Jenkins 38484 at http://kuow.org Washington's Mid-Term Elections Draw In More Than Nearly $33M So Far Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms http://kuow.org/post/hanford-workers-say-they-re-not-satisfied-working-conditions-tank-farms <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071614AK_Hanfordworkers_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers who are worried about getting sick turned out in droves for a public meeting Wednesday night in Richland organized by a Seattle-area watchdog called Hanford&#160;Challenge.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:41:37 +0000 Anna King 38480 at http://kuow.org Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms Hungry For Pot? Here's What You Need To Know http://kuow.org/post/hungry-pot-heres-what-you-need-know <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://rogerroffman.com/">Roger Roffman</a>, University of Washington professor emeritus of social work, about how to stay safe with marijuana edibles. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:49:30 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 38439 at http://kuow.org Hungry For Pot? Here's What You Need To Know Wildfires Blaze Their Way Across The Northwest http://kuow.org/post/wildfires-blaze-their-way-across-northwest <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071614CL_wildfires_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>As wildfires continue to blaze around the Northwest, both Oregon and Washington have issued emergency declarations for fire-ravaged portions of their state. Affected are 20 of Washington's eastern counties and central Oregon, where most of the state's 13 active fires are burning.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:00:42 +0000 Chris Lehman 38421 at http://kuow.org Wildfires Blaze Their Way Across The Northwest Oregon Nickel Mine Proposal Runs Into Stiff Opposition http://kuow.org/post/oregon-nickel-mine-proposal-runs-stiff-opposition ASHLAND, Ore. -- A Britain-based company is making preliminary moves that could lead to a 4,000-acre open-pit nickel mine being established in the headwaters of the Smith and Illinois Rivers in southwest Oregon.<p>The firm says it’s at the beginning of a long process of evaluating whether such a mine would even pencil out. But opponents in Oregon and California are taking no chances. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:59:17 +0000 Liam Moriarty 38419 at http://kuow.org Oregon Nickel Mine Proposal Runs Into Stiff Opposition Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants http://kuow.org/post/study-reveals-worse-outcomes-black-and-latino-defendants There are a lot of steps that come between an arrest and a conviction, and between conviction and sentencing. And throughout that winding process, a prosecutor's decisions carry enormous weight.<p><em>Does the prosecutor accept the case? Does she have the defendant jailed before trial? Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:57:59 +0000 editor 38416 at http://kuow.org Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants Is It Time For Washington To Leave The Union? http://kuow.org/post/it-time-washington-leave-union <p>David Hyde talks with anthropologist Chris Roth about Cascadia Now!, which advocates for British Columbia, Washington and Oregon to secede and form an independent nation. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:27:14 +0000 David Hyde & Matthew Streib 38386 at http://kuow.org Is It Time For Washington To Leave The Union? Hot Weather Increasing Wildfires In Eastern Washington http://kuow.org/post/hot-weather-increasing-wildfires-eastern-washington <p>Ross Reynolds talks to Janet Pearce about recent wildfires in the state. Pearce does community outreach and environmental education for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources about the wildfires in Eastern Washington.</p><p>Then, Reynolds interviews Michael Fishbaugher, who was evacuated from his home last week as a wildfire swept within half a mile of his house. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:12:05 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 38371 at http://kuow.org Hot Weather Increasing Wildfires In Eastern Washington Rob Ford's Sobriety Coach Says He Likes To Take 'The Hard Cases' http://kuow.org/post/rob-fords-sobriety-coach-says-he-likes-take-hard-cases <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks to Vancouver Sun reporter Vaughn Palmer about the latest news from Canada: The British Columbia teachers union is still on strike and Rob Ford is back on the campaign trail. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:04:36 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 38384 at http://kuow.org Rob Ford's Sobriety Coach Says He Likes To Take 'The Hard Cases' 600 Border Kids Could End Up At Base Near Tacoma http://kuow.org/post/600-border-kids-could-end-base-near-tacoma <p>Hundreds of immigrant children held at the southern border could be moved to a military base near Tacoma.</p><p>Federal and local officials plan to discuss the option Wednesday. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:58:37 +0000 Liz Jones 38347 at http://kuow.org 600 Border Kids Could End Up At Base Near Tacoma Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone http://kuow.org/post/death-sex-and-glimmer-hope-reporting-ebola-sierra-leone NPR's Jason Beaubien is in <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kailahun,+Sierra+Leone/@8.2795935,-10.5726026,7z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0xfa82a344c7ed7a5:0xa5ab548437ff5e03">Kailahun</a>, Sierra Leone, covering the Ebola outbreak that began in March in Guinea and has spread to neighboring countries. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 editor 38338 at http://kuow.org Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone