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Valley Fever
8:19 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Source Of Fungal Illness Discovered In Eastern Washington Soil

Coccidioides’ tube-shaped cells living in the soil can break into spores and go airborne.

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 8:57 am

A disease-causing fungus thought to be confined to the deserts of the U.S. Southwest has been discovered in soil samples from eastern Washington.

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Midterm Elections
8:18 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Republicans Eye Pickups In State Legislatures; Northwest Impact Unclear

File photo of the Senate Chamber at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon.

Originally published on Mon May 5, 2014 5:04 pm

Republican strategists are eyeing state legislatures this year in hopes of taking more control of the legislative process.

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Seattle 2035
3:47 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Questions Of Low Income Housing In Planning Seattle's Next 30 Years

This 1933 shot shows the University Bridge in Seattle under construction. City planners are deciding how the city will change in the course of the next 30 years.
Flickr Photo/Seattle Municipal Archives (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with John Fox of the Seattle Displacement Coalition as part of The Record's continuing series on Seattle's comprehensive plan. They discuss the growth of the University District and Fox questions the planners' premise that Seattle needs to grow by 120,000 people over the next generation.

Environmental Review
3:31 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

King County To Revise Map Of Landslide-Prone Areas

This historical photo shows the 1996 Perkins Lane landslide in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle.
Credit Courtesy Washington State Department of Ecology

Marcie Sillman talks to John Starbard, director of King County's Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, about the county’s effort to map out areas that might be prone to landslides and earthquakes.

Church And State
3:13 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

If You Want To Pray Before Government Meeting, Supreme Court Says That's OK

U.S. Supreme Court
Flickr Photo/Wally Gobetz

Marcie Sillman talks with Dahlia Lithwick, Slate law writer, about the Supreme Court's ruling Monday that allows for prayers before local council meetings. She also speaks with Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke, who implemented prayer in his own meetings.

Law And Justice
3:11 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

How Juries Are Selected In High Profile Cases

Credit Flickr Photo/Andrew Baisden (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Steve Scher talks with Jeffery Robinson, attorney at Seattle law firm Schroeter, Goldmark and Bender, about how juries are selected in cases that have been covered extensively in the media.

Progressive Politics
1:40 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Why Cities Like Seattle Lead The Progressive Agenda

Steve Scher talks with Harold Meyerson, editor at large of The American Prospect and op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, about the demographic shift happening in America's largest cities and the progressive politics that have followed.

Crime & Courts
11:56 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Some Charges Dropped Against Accused Massage Parlor Rapist

Danford Grant

Prosecutors have dropped four of nine charges against a Seattle attorney accused of raping five women in Asian massage parlors.

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Radioactive Waste Tanks
8:11 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Time Ticking On 40-Day Negotiations Over Cleanup Of Hanford Tanks

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 3:14 pm

The clock is ticking on the 40-day, 40-night compromise deadline between Washington state and the federal government for cleaning up Hanford’s leaking radioactive waste tanks.

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Fireproofing Homes
8:11 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Study Finds 'Firewise' Homes Don't Reduce Wildfire Costs

File photo. A helicopter drops water on the Waldo Canyon fire on June 27, 2012.

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 4:32 pm

The federal government is already predicting this fire season will push firefighting resources almost $500 million over budget.

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Night Sky Viewing
3:41 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Washington Cities Take On Light Pollution

Flickr Photo/Jason Taellious (CC-BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde talks to John Barentine, project manager of The International Dark Sky Association, about excessive light in the night sky and two Washington cities, Tumwater and Olympia, that are trying to limit light pollution.

Wage Increase
3:40 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Seattle Mayor's Minimum Wage Proposal On Its Way To The City Council

Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark.
Credit Flickr Photo/Sally Clark

David Hyde talks to Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark about what happens next with the minimum wage proposal released by Mayor Ed Murray’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee Thursday.

SR 99 Tunnel Project
3:39 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

How Bertha Compares To Other Mega Projects

Crowds gather at the launch site of Bertha, the state Route 99 tunnel machine.
Flickr Photo/WSDOT (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks to professor Wendy Haynes of Bridgewater State University about the problems associated with billion-dollar mega-projects.

Sexual Assault
2:40 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

More Students Are Filing Sexual Assault Complaints, Investigation Shows

Washington State University is one of 55 universities under investigation by the federal government.
Credit Flickr Photo/miss_usa_redneck

Marcie Sillman talks with Kristen Lombardi, investigative reporter for The Center For Public Integrity, about the federal government's investigation into 55 universities, including Washington State Univerity, over their  handling of complaints of sexual assault.

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