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File photo of the Sodo area of Seattle.
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times sports reporter Geoff Baker about the debate over whether or not the city should give part of Occidental Ave in Sodo to Chris Hansen to build a new NBA and NHL stadium.

Seattle Mariners play at the Baltimore Orioles in 2013.
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Bill Radke talks with ESPN baseball writer Jim Caple about whether the Seattle Mariners' emphasis on analytics this season can end their record-long playoff drought.

In a hot, dusty courtyard in Goma, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 50 teenage boys begin their daily practice of capoeira, a dance-like martial art. As they wave their arms and shuffle their feet, they giggle and whisper to each other in Swahili. When the teacher, whom the kids call Ninja, yells out a command in Portuguese, the language of capoeira, they dutifully follow.

Husky guard Kelsey Plum. The Huskies will play in the Final Four against Syracuse on Sunday.
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The Dawgs are headed to Indianapolis.

University of Washington's women's basketball team will play in the Final Four against Syracuse on Sunday.

UW Women Make Historic Trip To Final Four

Mar 31, 2016
Washington forward Talia Walton reacts after hitting a three-pointer in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Monday, March 21, 2016.
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Bill Radke speaks with Huskies radio broadcaster Elise Woodward about the University of Washington women's basketball team going to the Final Four for the first time. The team will face off against Syracuse University this Sunday. 

Five star players from the U.S. women's national soccer team have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying that the U.S. Soccer Federation pays the reigning World Cup champions far less than their male counterparts.

UW junior #13 Katie Collier, center, was diagnosed and treated for leukemia in 2011 and is now cancer free.
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Jeannie Yandel talks with former UW basketball player Elise Woodward about the women's team reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Woodward is a broadcaster with the Washington IMG Sports Network and the Pac-12 Network.

'Week in Review' panel Jane Hague, Bill Radke, Ijeoma Oluo and C.R. Douglas.
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Should you be ticketed for not passing in the left lane? Is the time for NBA fun over? And, are we seeing a campaign blip or a slide into violence?

Bill Radke peacefully discusses the news with former King County Councilmember Jane Hague, writer Ijeoma Oluo and Q-13’s C.R. Douglas.

Winter is usually when cyclists store away their mountain bikes and switch to skis or snowboards. But that’s changing, now that fat bikes have rolled onto the scene.

Fat bikes are the monster trucks of the cycling world. With tires about twice as wide as a regular mountain bike’s, fat bikes provide more traction so they can travel over almost any surface. They bounce over hard-crusted snow and plow through drifts of soft powder.

Is there room for another arena and more traffic in Sodo?
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It was a different kind of March Madness in Seattle's city hall Tuesday night. People lobbed arguments for and against a proposed basketball arena at a packed hearing on the topic

Investor Chris Hansen has said he wants to bring an NBA team back to Seattle — as long as the city helps pay for an arena.

stadium Safeco Field Century Link
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Bill Radke talks with Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker about recent developments in Chris Hansen's arena proposal in the Sodo neighborhood. Hansen is asking the city to give up two blocks of Occidental Avenue South in order to move forward with his arena plan.

A few short years ago, Brazil was soaring. Its economy was on the upswing and the country was preparing for the international spotlight with the 2014 World Cup.

But now, as it gets ready to host the Summer Olympics this August, Brazil is mired in political crisis and economic turmoil, and is plagued by the worsening Zika virus. Over the weekend, more than a million demonstrators hit the streets to protest against the government and demand the president's resignation.

What happened?

Political Crisis

One dog has been killed and multiple dogs have been injured by a snowmobiler in what appears to be an intentional attack on competitors in the Iditarod Race in Alaska.

Iditarod veteran Aliy Zirkle was the first to report an attack.

A snowmachiner had "repeatedly attempted to harm her and her team," the Iditarod Trail Committee says, and one of Zirkle's dogs had received a non-life-threatening injury.

Zirkle reported the attack when she arrived in Nulato, Alaska, in the wee hours of the morning, and race officials and law enforcement were notified.

Last week, Izaic Yorks, a senior at the University of Washington, ran a mile in 3:53 — the fastest college mile ever by an American. The effort qualifies him for the Olympic trials this summer.

So why isn't Yorks running in the mile at this weekend's NCAA championships in Birmingham, Ala.?

Turns out, he had to make a decision: run that mile alone, or run with his team in the distance medley relay or DMR.

Retired soccer player Brandi Chastain, who became a superstar when she scored the game-winning goal for the U.S. in the 1999 World Cup final against China, says she will donate her brain to science.

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