Seattle

Seattle Minimum Wage
7:53 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Seattle Residents Testify For, Against $15 An Hour Minimum Wage

Elected officials in Seattle heard an earful Tuesday night about a proposal to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour. Dozens of people testified before a Seattle City Council public hearing.

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Seattle Drilling
11:15 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Tunnel Machine Set To Dig Under Seattle -- But It's Not Bertha

A tunnel machine is set to resume digging beneath the streets of Seattle in June. This machine isn't named Bertha.

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Northwest News
1:53 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Measles At A Rock Concert Goes Viral In A Bad Way

This one's virus-free: Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performed in Los Angeles in December.
Kevin Winter Getty Images for Radio.com

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 8:54 am

If you went to see the Kings of Leon concert on March 28 in Seattle, let's hope you came home with nothing but great memories.

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Music + Culture
12:29 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Experiencing Nirvana: An Interview with Sub Pop Co-Creator Bruce Pavitt

Kurt Cobain was the first person Jonathan Poneman and Bruce Pavitt encountered at the Piper Club, Rome, 11/27/89.
Credit BRUCE PAVITT

Next month is the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. Two decades have passed since the lead singer of Nirvana committed suicide, yet there’s continuing interest in his life. Recently, a press photographer released photos of the dingy L.A. apartment Cobain shared with Courtney Love.

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Northwest News
9:10 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Helicopter Crash Near Seattle's Space Needle

This image, provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation, shows black smoke from the helicopter crash in downtown Seattle.
Credit 7:37 a.m. on Tuesday. Credit Twitter Photo/WSDOT

Two people were killed in the crash of a news helicopter near the Seattle Space Needle Tuesday morning.  They were identified as longtime KOMO-TV news photographer Bill Strothman, 62, of Bothell, and pilot Gary Pfitzner, 59, of Issaquah.  

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Northwest News
12:04 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Finding a Voice: Choral Singing Groups for Seattle-Area Kids

Credit Northwest Boychoir

Republished from ParentMap.

 

Confidence, focus, a dedication to hard work, even empowerment: Participating in a singing group can helps kids grow in multiple ways.

My first choral experience wasn’t until middle school,” says Kelly Mechling, who grew up to become the choir teacher at Tyee Middle School in the Bellevue School District.

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increased Fog in Seattle
4:43 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

It IS Foggier- Puget Sound Stuck In Foggy October

Credit davidjlee / Flickr

If it seems like it’s been a lot foggier than usual around Seattle, you’re right.

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D.C. Shooter Identified
6:12 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Man Identified as D.C. Shooter Arrested In Seattle In 2004

The man law enforcement identify as the now deceased gunman at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. was arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting up a car.

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Coal Economic Study
6:28 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Seattle Mayor McGinn Releases Coal Economic Study

The Mayor’s office has released a report detailing the potential economic impacts of coal exports on Seattle. The report looked at how an increase in coal train traffic through the city would affect property values, roads, traffic and local businesses.

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NWPR Books
9:38 am
Sun August 11, 2013

'Books On Bikes' Helps Seattle Librarians Pedal To The Masses

Farmers market visitors browse the offerings of Seattle Public Library's "Books on Bikes" program.
Gabriel Spitzer for NPR

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 11:09 am

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.

"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. "The trailer can hold up to 500 pounds."

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