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Derek Wang

Assignment Editor

Year started with KUOW: 1998.

Derek Wang's public radio career spans more than two decades. As KUOW's Assignment Editor, he coordinates the news reporting team's daily news coverage.

Previously, Derek has worked as a producer, a reporter, the local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered and interim news director. Before moving to Seattle, Derek worked at NPR member station WNYC in New York City and CBS News.

Derek has won numerous national and regional journalism awards. He has a bachelor's degree in film from New York University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He and his wife, Gina, live in Seattle.

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The most courteous snowfall ever: Arrived at bedtime, disappearing by morning.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Snow is blanketing much of western Washington this morning.

Washington Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene
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U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) is proposing legislation that would prohibit the federal government from creating a registry of Muslim Americans. President-elect Donald Trump voiced support for the idea during the campaign, saying it could help guard against domestic terrorism. And the notion has picked up steam recently after a supporter for Trump suggested that such a registry would be legal. DelBene sees it differently, and tells KUOW that the idea is disturbing. “Frankly,...

Updated 9:25 a.m. Everett Police are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday morning half a block away from Everett High School.

Community members light candles for the victims of the Cascade mall shooting
KUOW Photo/Kate Walters

As the suspect in a mall shooting in Burlington, Washington appeared in court Monday, the community continued to grieve for the victims.

Bob Santos (right) and Larry Gossett at a 2015 racial equity conference. Both men were part of the so-called "Gang Of Four" group of civil rights activists.
King County

Condolences are pouring in for the family of longtime Seattle civil rights activist Bob Santos, who died Saturday at the age of 82. In an interview with KUOW last year , Santos explained that he first felt the need for political activism at a very young age. He had his awakening when he was in first grade, in 1942.

Craig Dupler, retired Boeing engineer
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

100 years ago Friday, Bill Boeing incorporated his airplane company. It would later be known as the Boeing Airplane Company and Washington's largest private employer. KUOW made a visit to the place where it all started.

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Seattle-area public health officials are warning cocaine users about two recent deaths believed to have been caused by a tainted batch of cocaine.

Students have been occupying the Matteo Ricci College offices at Seattle University asking for changes to the humanities curriculum.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

A dean of a college at Seattle University has been placed on administrative leave while university officials review her leadership and management of the college. Students have been occupying an office at the university for several weeks calling for the resignation of dean Jodi Kelly. Students began their occupation at Matteo Ricci C ollege last month.

City of Seattle

A majority of Seattle City council members voted in favor of the legislation and said it will help them meet an increased workload now that most council members represent geographic districts.

The white garbage bags contained human remains. It was found by a resident on the 1600 block of 21st Avenue in Seattle's Central District.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Seattle police are investigating the discovery of suspected human remains – including a foot with toenail polish – found in a recycling bin outside a house in the city's Central Area.

Glass covers a sidewalk at the scene of a gas leak explosion in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood in the early hours of Wed., March 9, 2016.
KUOW Photo/Derek Wang

Update 12:20 p.m. Residents and businesses affected by the natural gas explosion in Greenwood early Wednesday morning are waiting for word on when they can re-enter their buildings. One of them is Daniel Miller. He lives in an apartment just behind the site of the explosion, over the Mexican restaurant Gorditos.

Police tape marks the scene of a shooting the left two people dead and three wounded in a homeless camp known as 'The Jungle,' under Interstate 5 in Seattle.
KUOW photo/Gil Aegerter

Seattle police say they’ve arrested three teenagers in connection with last week's multiple shooting at the homeless camp known as "The Jungle."

People rally on Capitol Hill in December in memory of Hamza Warsame, a 16-year-old Somali American who died in a fall from an apartment building.
Alex Garland

The death of a 16-year-old Somali-American youth last month in Seattle was accidental, the King County Medical Examiner's office says.

That road was covered by 15 feet of snow in the Snoqualmie Pass area. (The road is still six feet under the excavator.) More than 112 inches of snow have fallen in the last seven days.
Washington State Department of Transportation

Update, 10 a.m., Dec. 26, 2015: The Washington state Department of Transportation tweeted early Christmas Day that Interstate 90 westbound had reopened. The eastbound lanes had reopened a few hours earlier.

People rally on Capitol Hill in December in memory of Hamza Warsame, a 16-year-old Somali American who died in a fall from an apartment building.
Alex Garland

The sister of a Somali-American teen killed in a fall on Seattle’s Capitol Hill is asking the city’s Muslim community for patience as police investigate. Hundreds of people unfazed by rain gathered Thursday night for a second day to raise awareness about the death of Hamza Warsame.

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