Gabriel Spitzer http://nwpr.org en Washington State's First Holocaust Museum To Be Unveiled In Downtown Seattle http://nwpr.org/post/washington-states-first-holocaust-museum-be-unveiled-downtown-seattle <p>The nation’s newest Holocaust museum is about to be unveiled in downtown Seattle. The Holocaust Center for Humanity will host artifacts and testimony from local survivors, and provide resources for students and teachers. Executive Director Dee Simon says it will also draw connections between the Holocaust and other dark chapters of history a little closer to home. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:36:55 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 47296 at http://nwpr.org Grim Accounting Continues In Oso http://nwpr.org/post/grim-accounting-continues-oso <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The grim accounting continues in </span>Oso<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as search crews recover more remains from the deadly mudslide there. As searchers painstakingly comb through mud and debris, the number in the missing column is ticking downward, and the list of those confirmed dead is growing. Crews have recovered remains from 28 people, though more have been found than the official tally reflects.&nbsp;Twenty people are listed as missing.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:20:49 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 43749 at http://nwpr.org Health Exchange Glitch Means Hundreds of Washington Customers Won't Get Promised Subsidies http://nwpr.org/post/health-exchange-glitch-means-hundreds-washington-customers-wont-get-promised-subsidies <p>Nearly a thousand people who bought discounted health plans on Washington’s exchange have learned they won’t be getting their promised subsidies in January. Officials with the exchange blame technical problems. They say customers will get the subsidy when they do their taxes in 2015.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 01:45:17 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 40637 at http://nwpr.org Do Fewer Trees Mean More Water From Snow Melt? http://nwpr.org/post/do-fewer-trees-mean-more-water-snow-melt <p></p><p>In springtime, you might figure snow melts faster out in sunshine than in the shade. But in places with temperate winters, like the Pacific Northwest, it might be just the opposite.</p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 00:16:03 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 37951 at http://nwpr.org Feds Working To Address Pot Banking Snag http://nwpr.org/post/feds-working-address-pot-banking-snag <p></p><p>A federal law enforcement official says the government is working to address a ban on banks taking on marijuana businesses as clients. As it stands, when pot stores come to Washington they won’t be able to deposit their money in a bank or accept credit cards. That’s because the pot business, still illegal under federal law, is off limits to federally regulated banks. King County Sheriff John Urquhart told a U-S Senate committee Tuesday that businesses that deal only in cash present problems for police.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:23:45 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 33982 at http://nwpr.org 'Books On Bikes' Helps Seattle Librarians Pedal To The Masses http://nwpr.org/post/books-bikes-helps-seattle-librarians-pedal-masses By the loading dock of Seattle's downtown library, librarian Jared Mills checks his tire pressure, secures his iPads and locks down about 100 books to an aluminum trailer the size of a steamer trunk. The scene is reminiscent of something you'd see in an action movie, when the hero is gearing up for a big fight, but Mills is gearing up for something very different.<p>"If you're not prepared and don't have a lot of experience hauling a trailer, it can be kind of dangerous," Mills says, especially when you're going downhill. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:38:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 32390 at http://nwpr.org 'Books On Bikes' Helps Seattle Librarians Pedal To The Masses