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Dam Investigation
8:26 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Crack In Wanapum Dam A Symptom Of Several Big Problems

This graphic form the Grant PUD shows the sequence of events that led to the crack in Wanapum Dam.

Originally published on Tue May 13, 2014 3:48 pm

An extensive investigation by the Grant County utility district revealed Tuesday that a host of problems caused the massive crack in Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River in central Washington.

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State-Funded Pre-K
8:26 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Pre-K Enrollment Down; Northwest Especially Low

Originally published on Tue May 13, 2014 6:10 pm

The number of preschoolers enrolled in state-funded early childhood education programs is dropping nationally.

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Metro Bus Cuts
5:06 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Murray's Plan To Save Seattle City Buses

Flickr Photo/Canadian Pacific

Efforts to prevent King County Metro bus cuts have narrowed from a county-wide approach to a more localized strategy.  On Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray unveiled his proposal to give Seattle voters another option to save Seattle-centric routes, although he's still got his eye on a broader, regional plan.

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Mental Health
2:45 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

How Missed Deadlines Are Preventing Mentally Ill People From Getting Treatment In King County

Credit Flickr Photo/Ruth Flickr

Steve Scher talks with journalist Brian Rosenthal about why King County mental health professionals are routinely missing deadlines to provide psychiatric evaluations — causing potentially dangerous patients to be released. Rosenthal reported the story for the Seattle Times. He now reports for The Houston Chronicle.

Inked
2:33 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

A Brief History Of Taboos And Military Tattoos

A Marine's arm tattoo is visible on his lower arm.
Flickr Photo/Hammerin Man (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Anna Friedman, a tattoo historian and researcher, about the long history of tattoos in the military. The U.S. Army recently announced new restrictions on the size and placement of soldiers' tattoos.

Seattle Teachers Union
2:33 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

President Of Seattle Teachers Union Re-Elected By 45 Votes

Seattle Education Association's Facebook page.

Ross Reynolds talks to Jonathan Knapp, president of the Seattle Education Association, about No Child Left Behind and his narrow victory over challenger Jesse Hagopian for union president.

Seattle Police Chief
2:33 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Candidate For SPD Chief Was A Reformer In Eugene, Ore.

Ross Reynolds talks to Robert Lehner, the police chief in Elk Grove, California. Lehner is one of the three remaining candidates vying for the position of Seattle police chief.

No Time For Play
7:21 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Seattle-Area Kids Don’t Get Enough P.E., But Who Is Keeping Track?

Fourth-graders at Schmitz Park Elementary in West Seattle play capture the flag in their outdoor P.E. class.
Credit KUOW Photo/Ann Dornfeld

At a playfield in West Seattle, physical education teacher C.J. Sealey referees with a piercing whistle. Sealey aims to get these kids moving – after all, state law demands that elementary and middle school students get at least 100 minutes of P.E. every week.

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Military
5:45 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Pentagon Finds No Mishandling Of Seattle Man's Medal Of Honor

Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Will Swenson in KUOW's green room, Nov. 8, 2013.
Credit KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

A Defense Department report released to KUOW has found no wrongdoing by senior command officials responsible for the lost Medal of Honor nomination for Captain William Swenson.

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Data Recording
3:34 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

The Origins Of The Black Box

Black boxes actually aren't generally black, like this one from a boat. They are used to collect voyage data from ships and planes.
Credit Flickr Photo/Adventures of KM&G-Morris

Ross Reynolds talks to Joseph Janes, University of Washington professor from the information school, about the origins of the black box in airplanes. Janes is host of the podcast "Documents That Changed The World."

Seattle 2035
3:27 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Using Seattle's Comprehensive Plan To Find Housing For The Homeless

Ernestine Anderson Place is on the former site of Jimi Hendrix' childhood home.
Courtesy of the Low Income Housing Institute/Michael Walmsley

Ross Reynolds speaks with Sharon Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, at Ernestine Anderson Place, an apartment house for homeless people in Seattle's Central District.

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Workforce
2:27 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Us Too! King County Considers Minimum Wage For Employees

In the “me too” department, King County is jumping on the bandwagon to consider a higher minimum wage for its employees. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued a similar proposal for city workers soon after he took office in January.

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Logging Regulations
2:18 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

State Officials Discuss Regulations To Prevent Future Landslides

A logging truck near Port Angeles, Washington.
Flickr Photo/brewbooks (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Steve Scher talks to Peter Goldmark, commissioner of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, about logging regulations in landslide-prone areas. The DNR and other state officials met in Olympia to discuss the possibility of even more regulations down the line.

Pollution Limit
8:21 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Inslee Predicts Washington Will Adopt Controversial Fuel Standard

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 8:59 am

Washington will likely adopt a pollution limit on gasoline and other transportation fuels. That’s the prediction from Democratic Governor Jay Inslee. He recently ordered a feasibility and cost study of a low-carbon fuel standard.

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Week In Review
2:56 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Billy Frank Jr. Remembered, White House Climate Report, And Metro's Funding 'Plan C'

Billy Frank, Jr., a veteran of the fish wars, died at the age of 83, leaving a lasting legacy for tribal rights and the Northwest environment.
Flickr Photo/Ecotrust

A White House report foretells more rain, droughts and  big storms due to climate change; Nisqually Indian civil rights leader and environmental activist Billy Frank, Jr. dies; and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray comes out against a city-only initiative to fund bus service in Seattle.

Steve Scher recaps the news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and LiveWire host Luke Burbank.

Week In Review Extra

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