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Hiking in the Seattle heat? Make a plan

A pair of hikes at Mount Rainier, Washington, USA
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Preparing for a summer outdoors calls for preparation. Washington Trails Association gives us some creative ways to plan our next hike--including astrological signs! How should Seattle and King County help people who are addicted to drugs? A new memoir explores several attempts to find help. And The Nez Perce tribe Vice Chairman shares why they support a contentious Idaho proposal to remove dams from the Lower Snake River.

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A Wet Hot Seattle Summer Hike needs a plan

A classic Seattle summer is something to cherish. Getting outside for a hike or camping trip a natural part of the PNW experience. But where should you go and how do you prepare for the heatwaves and still cool waters? Bill Radke spoke with Kindra Ramos the Communications and Outreach Director at Washington Trails Association about preparing for summer hikes.

Joe Conniff on new memoir about addiction and recovery

Joe Conniff was addicted to drugs, lived on the streets, and committed crimes. Conniff sought 12 step programs, counseling and detox. Today he's a certified peer counselor in Seattle and the author of a memoir called "Causes and Conditions: A Life experience in Addiction and Recovery." Bill Radke spoke with Joe Conniff about a moment that helped lead him to recovery: a drug bust in Seattle's open air drug market known as The Blade.

Proposal to remove dams from Snake River

Salmon numbers are in serious decline. To help them swim, dozens of hydroelectric dams have been removed in over the last ten years. A Republican Idaho Congressmember, wants to remove some of the dams near the Washington/Idaho border and he has the support of several environmentalists and the Nez Perce tribe. Bill Radke spoke with Nez Perce Vice Chairman Shannon Wheeler, about the importance of removal and opposition from state leaders.

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