Patricia Murphy http://nwpr.org en Seattle Pacific University Student Subdues, Disarms Gunman http://nwpr.org/post/seattle-pacific-university-student-subdues-disarms-gunman <p>Seattle Police say it was a Seattle Pacific University Student who disarmed a gunman on campus Thursday.</p><p>Police have arrested the man they believe killed one person and wounded three others. At this point police believe the gunman acted alone and was not a student at the university. KUOW's Patricia Murphy reports. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:07:44 +0000 Patricia Murphy 47083 at http://nwpr.org Washington Department Of Corrections Fined For Unsafe Asbestos Removal Program http://nwpr.org/post/washington-department-corrections-fined-unsafe-asbestos-removal-program <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18.001800537109375px;">The State Department of Corrections has shut down a decades old program staffed by inmates to remove asbestos from prison facilities.The Department of Corrections said the closure was unrelated to a $70,000 fine from the Department of Labor and Industries.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:47:06 +0000 Patricia Murphy 44854 at http://nwpr.org Washington State Unemployment Shows Slow Improvement http://nwpr.org/post/washington-state-unemployment-shows-slow-improvement <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; line-height: 16.365272521972656px; background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239);">The latest figures show the unemployment rate in Washington state is holding steady at 6.3 percent. &nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; line-height: 16.365272521972656px; background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239);">The Employment Security Department said the state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:16:57 +0000 Patricia Murphy 44488 at http://nwpr.org Seattle Sports Teams Visit Darrington http://nwpr.org/post/seattle-sports-teams-visit-darrington <p>About a dozen Seattle Seahawks and Sounders players visited the Darrington area Monday.</p><p>In a statement the Seahawks company said the teams wanted to offer a brief distraction for families devastated by the landslide near Oso.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:57:18 +0000 Patricia Murphy 43686 at http://nwpr.org Seattle Sports Teams Visit Darrington Fish Will Be Fed And There's A Pot Luck - NOAA On Skeleton Crew http://nwpr.org/post/fish-will-be-fed-and-theres-pot-luck-noaa-skeleton-crew <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government may be in a partial shutdown but some people are still working. </span>KUOW&rsquo;s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Patricia Murphy reports.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:12:11 +0000 Patricia Murphy 35570 at http://nwpr.org Military Disability System Making Progress, Still Falling Short Of Goals http://nwpr.org/post/military-disability-system-making-progress-still-falling-short-goals <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kuow/files/styles/card_280/public/201307/koetje_1.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2013/07/20130725_PM_Militarydisability.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For soldiers who are injured or wounded, the process for determining whether they’re eligible for medical retirement is long.</span><p>Many, including the Government Accountability Office, say too long.<p>In a <a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/650/647591.pdf">2012 report</a> to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, the GAO found that soldiers at Washington’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other military installations were waiting nearly 400 days to get through the system.<p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:45:33 +0000 Patricia Murphy 31604 at http://nwpr.org Military Disability System Making Progress, Still Falling Short Of Goals