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Mariners, deconstructed

NHL Hockey will come to Seattle in 2021. The Mariners will make the playoffs in approximately 2041. What’s good in baseball? Also, the viaduct will be falling before the new waterfront tunnel opens – so you’ll be getting to work at the same time the Mariners are making the playoffs. And one of the authors on Bill Gates’ five favorite booklist spoke to Bill about her path to becoming Educated.

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Mariners: tearing down to build back up?

The Mariners are in the midst of dismantling their current roster. They call it “rebuilding,” but some aren’t convinced. We spoke to Seattle Times sports columnist Matt Calkins and Kate Pruesser, managing editor of the Mariners blog “Lookout Landing.”

Seattle Squeeze

Seattle traffic, already sterling and pristine, is going to get a little rough next year. For, in fact, the next three years. We’re moving into what traffic engineers are calling the “Period of Maximum Constraint,” in which the viaduct will close with no… well, viable alternative. Director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the University of Washington, Mark Hallenbeck, spoke with KUOW’s growth reporter Joshua McNichols.


Every December, former Microsoft chief Bill Gates shares his five favorite books with the world. This year, nestled amid books about meditation and the art of war, is a memoir. It’s called Educated. Its author, Tara Westover, went from a fundamentalist upbringing to Cambridge University.