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High rent forcing you to move? Proposed bill would have your landlord pay

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:28:11 +0000

New protections may be on the way for Seattleites who can no longer afford rent. Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant says she'll introduce a bill in the next few months that would require landlords to pay for relocation expenses if rent goes up by more than 10 percent.

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'In the presence of greatness.' Remembering Stephen Hawking's visit to Seattle in 2012

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:42:08 +0000

This week the universe lost one of its greatest minds. Stephen Hawking, the renowned British physicist, helped explain the behavior of black holes and demystify the cosmos for all of us. And in 2012, Hawking came to Seattle to speak at the Pacific Science Center.

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We reviewed this week's news and said 'Goodnight, Boom'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:06:35 +0000

Students walked out of school over guns and Pennsylvania swung a Congressional district from red to blue. Will Washington state do the same in the upcoming midterms? Will you recognize the Seahawks next season? And does a dog deserve a seat on a Metro bus?

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Seattle needs a plan to help people who live in their vehicles

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:03:43 +0000

Bill Radke talks to Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien about a King County superior court ruling that says the city can not impound a vehicle if a person is using it for shelter in the city of Seattle.

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Decemberists' new album: 'Fewer sea shanties and a lot more black eyeliner'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:53:56 +0000

The Decemberists are out with a new album Friday. The Portland-based band made a name for themselves as an indie folk/rock band a decade ago. But with a new synth heavy single, like "Severed," it seems the band is taking their sound in a different direction.

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When Bruce Lee was just an unknown, everyday guy

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:25:01 +0000

Before he was a martial arts icon, Bruce Lee was a poet, philosopher and fledgling instructor in Seattle. Now there’s an exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum that focuses on that time in his life.

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This bike tour shows Seattle’s racial segregation is no accident

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:35:40 +0000

Longtime Central District resident Merlin Rainwater advocates for alternative forms of transportation, like walking and biking. She leads neighborhood “slow rides” to get older women more comfortable with urban cycling and shows them around parts of the Central District they might not know about: public art, small parks, black-owned cafes and restaurants.

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Immigrant activist heads to court, fighting her own deportation

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:06:59 +0000

Prominent immigrant rights activist Maru Mora Villalpando has asked a Seattle immigration judge to throw out her deportation case. Villalpando’s lawyers claim the Bellingham resident was unlawfully targeted because of her political activity and protests against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Should we keep consuming the art of problematic men?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:57:25 +0000

Do you scoff when people say they support their local bookstores, but get their books on Amazon? Is supporting Woody Allen or R. Kelly any different? Katie Anthony says it can’t be.

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Reclaim your 80s arcade glory with this immersive show

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:47:37 +0000

Let this segment take you back — WAY back. We’re in your high school computer class. It's the 80s: Walkmans in backpacks, satin jackets in lockers, Apple IIe computers running BASIC. Where is this nostalgic wonderland, you ask?

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The Record: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:17:47 +0000

Can your car be your home, in the eyes of the law? What would you do if you could go back in time to the 1980s? And what do we do with the art of problematic men? We explore the ins and outs this hour.

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Chef puts Seattle on the map for his southern cooking

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:44:05 +0000

When you think of cities known for southern cooking, you might think of Savannah, Georgia or Nashville, Tennessee. You wouldn’t think of Seattle. But Seattle chef Edouardo Jordan is putting Seattle on the map with his southern cooking.

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Sugar-Man Steve Almond ponders 'Bad Stories'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

If you’re familiar with the Dear Sugar advice column, you know who Steve Almond is. For the uninitiated, he was the first “Sugar” — a purportedly female advice columnist on The Rumpus. After a while, Almond says, that got weird.

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Robert Reich reflects on the better angels of 'The Common Good'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is famously small in stature—and has a penchant for short jokes about himself — but he has big ideas about democracy, patriotism, work, leadership, and the American experiment.

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Real talk from your Seattle friends about hosting Amazon

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:07:00 +0000

We recently hosted a debate to answer a simple question: Is Amazon good for Seattle? And the answer is: We don’t really know for certain. But the debate did have a clear winner.

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Instagram star Lauren Ko brings Pi Day full circle

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:39:20 +0000

It's March 14! The day before the Ides of March, three days before St. Patrick's Day, but 3.14 is a special day all its own: Pi Day. This year is the 30th anniversary of a whimsical holiday that celebrates the irrational, infinite, transcendent excellence of the universal constant.

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The Record: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:35:52 +0000

Today is Pi Day — March 14. (Geeeeet it? Pi is 3.14.) We used math as a thinly veiled excuse to celebrate with Instagram phenomenon Lauren Ko, of lokokitchen . She came by the studio to share everything from charcoal crust to beet as coloring agent, and to explain why she's “a firm believer in butter.”

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Students pour out of class to say they’re fed up with gun violence

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:55:47 +0000

They wrote it in marker on poster boards; they turned it into a trending hashtag; they spelled it with their bodies across football fields: “Enough.”

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Trump Administration backs away from push for drilling off Northwest coast

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:52:04 +0000

The Trump administration said Tuesday it would not push for oil and gas drilling off the Northwest coast. Local protesters and politicians have been speaking out against the proposed drilling.

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Seeing the hottest show in Seattle changed history for these students

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:31:42 +0000

What if the first live theater you ever saw was "Hamilton"? That was the experience of many of the 2,800 students from low-income high schools across the state who got to see the hottest show in town on a field trip.

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