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 2021-03-03 13:05 

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Seattle Now: Trying to tax WA's wealthy...

Democrats in Olympia have tried and failed to pass a tax on capital gains for years. They have a good chance this year, but the bill faces significant legal hurdles....

 2021-03-03 12:17 

KUOW

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With 3 COVID-19 Vaccines Available, Is 1 Better Than The Other?...

With a third COVID-19 vaccine authorized, some worry that there will be a two-tier vaccine rollout — with the apparently most effective going to the powerful, rich and well-connected....

 2021-03-03 11:27 

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DNA Test Confirms Former Restaurant Workers Are Sisters...

The two met in 2013 while working at a Connecticut restaurant. They recently found out that they have the same birth parents. An error on adoption papers initially made that seem impossible....

 2021-03-03 10:44 

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Dolly Parton Sings The Benefits Of Getting COVID-19 Vaccination...

Dolly Parton wants people to get vaccinated. To that end, she re-imagined one of her greatest hits. Parton sang an adaptation of "Jolene" in a social media post before getting the Moderna shot....

 2021-03-03 10:03 

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Colombia Offers Legal Status To Migrants Who Fled Venezuela...

More than 5 million Venezuelans have fled their country, many of them to neighboring Colombia, whose president is winning praise for his open-door policy toward Venezuelans....

 2021-03-03 02:31 

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Teachers, childcare workers eligible for coronavirus vaccine in Washington state...

Teachers in Washington state can now get vaccinated following a directive from President Joe Biden and an announcement by Governor Jay Inslee Tuesday afternoon....

 2021-03-03 02:13 

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Prisoners eligible for stimulus checks, but getting payout behind bars is complicated...

Like many Americans, people behind bars are waiting to see if they will be getting checks from the federal government as part of the new stimulus bill -- provided it passes Congress this month as expected. The majority of incarcerated people in Washington...

 2021-03-02 23:53 

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Stacey Abrams On Why Securing Voting Rights Is As Necessary Now As In The Past...

In the wake of the historic 2020 election turnout, state legislatures across the U.S. are considering bills to make it harder to vote. Activist Stacey Abrams warns of a return to Jim Crow-era laws....

 2021-03-02 23:51 

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[ Seattle ]

Neera Tanden Withdraws As Nominee For Office Of Management And Budget...

The former head of the Center for American Progress was criticized for tweets disparaging some lawmakers. President Biden said in a statement he accepted Tanden's request....

 2021-03-02 23:48 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

March 2 | How Covid-safe can schools be?...

Vaccine updates, school safety in the time of Covid, and a pod of grey whales take temporary residence in Puget Sound...

 2021-03-02 23:03 

KUOW

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Biden says every adult will be vaccinated by May in U.S....

President Biden said on Tuesday that the U.S. will produce enough vaccines for every adult in the U.S. by the end of May, while making a fresh push to vaccinate school staff over the next month....

 2021-03-02 22:33 

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[ Seattle ]

Biden Says U.S. Will Have Vaccine Supply For All Adults By May, Prioritizes Teachers...

President Biden moves his timeline up by two months, while directing all 50 states and the District of Columbia to move school workers up in line for vaccinations, beginning next week....

 2021-03-02 22:06 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Supreme Court Seems Ready To Uphold Restrictive Voting Laws...

The court heard arguments in a case that could allow state legislatures to make it more difficult for some to vote. The arguments centered on a key portion of the Voting Rights Act....

 2021-03-02 17:58 

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Wray Defends FBI's Intelligence Sharing Ahead Of Jan. 6 Capitol Attack...

"I didn't see the report myself even until after the 6th, but the way in which it [was] handled . strikes me as consistent with our normal process," said FBI Director Christopher Wray....

 2021-03-02 17:40 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

The Florida Democratic Party Has A Problem: It's Broke And Disorganized...

After losing two seats in Congress and several in the legislature in November's election, Florida's Democratic Party is soul searching with a new party chairman at the helm....

 2021-03-02 17:08 

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Durkan: Downtown Seattle is 'absolutely central' to the city's recovery...

Vaccinating 70 percent of Seattle's adults is just one of numerous issues caused or exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Among Mayor Jenny Durkan's core concerns: the future of downtown Seattle....

 2021-03-02 16:55 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

FBI Director Testifies On Capitol Insurrection...

FBI Director Christopher Wray is being questioned by lawmakers about the bureau's response to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the rising threat from domestic violent extremists....

 2021-03-02 15:04 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist And Power Broker, Dies At 85...

An Atlanta native, Jordan started out as a prominent civil rights lawyer before building a career as a power broker in politics and business....

 2021-03-02 14:54 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

U.S. Announces Sanctions On Russia Over Poisoning Of Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny...

The U.S. will join the EU in sanctioning Russian officials allegedly behind poisoning Alexei Navalny and his ongoing detention in a Russian prison, senior U.S. officials told reporters....

 2021-03-02 14:38 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

House Lawmakers Launch Fresh Efforts To Overhaul Nation's Gun Laws...

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is introducing a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales....

 2021-03-02 13:04 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

One hell of a year...

It's been one year since the country's first covid-related death was reported right here in Western Washington. We talk with King County health officer Dr. Jeff Duchin about the lessons of the past year, and why he's cautiously optimistic abou...

 2021-03-02 11:16 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Ben West Palm Hotel In Florida Launches Book Butler Program...

Hotel guests dial 0, and the Book Butler arrives at their door with a copy of the selected book. There's even an option for guests to order specially paired meals with their book of choice....

 2021-03-02 10:48 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Connecticut Man Finds Bowl From Ming Dynasty At Yard Sale...

The man was browsing at a yard sale when a blue and white bowl caught his eye. He bought it for $35. CNN reports the antique bowl will be auctioned for up to a half a million dollars....

 2021-03-02 00:41 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Seattle council candidate withdraws after criminal assault exposed...

Michael McQuaid, a candidate for Seattle City Council, has withdrawn from the race after an article in the Seattle Times exposed a criminal assault from 2015....

 2021-03-02 00:32 

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[ Seattle ]

WA House passes ban on chokeholds; backs off complete ban on tear gas...

Police officers, along with jail and prison staff, would be barred from using neck holds or restraints designed to restrict a person's airway or blood flow, but the use of tear gas would still be allowed in limited circumstances under a bill that'...

 2021-03-01 23:59 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

As Yemenis Starve To Death, Humanitarian Relief Group Pleas For International Help...

Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council is on the ground in Yemen. The United Nations is asking for funding as tens of thousands are already starving to death and millions more go hungry....

 2021-03-01 23:58 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

March 1st | 'When the blue bin rumbles' - Seattle's Civic Poet on finding poetry in a pandemic...

In her poem "Essential", Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Keith writes: "In the dayless daze of quarantine, it is not the pale gray wisps in fuchsia sunsets that let me know the human world is okay. It is the morning, it is Tuesday, When the blue bi...

 2021-03-01 23:17 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

WA House passes ban on chokeholds; backs off complete ban on tear gas...

Police officers, along with jail and prison staff, would be barred from using neck holds or restraints designed to restrict a person's airway or blood....

 2021-03-01 21:26 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Gov. Cuomo Grants N.Y. AG's Request To Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations...

Two former aides to Cuomo have come forward with complaints of sexual harassment during their time in his administration. The investigation's findings will be disclosed in a public report....

 2021-03-01 21:12 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

The Capital Gazette: What The Newsroom Looks Like 2 Years After Shooting...

In 2018, a gunman killed five staff members of the Capital Gazette after blasting his way into their Annapolis, Md., offices. The remaining staff has seen both traumas and triumphs in the years since....

 2021-03-01 21:12 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

In Pope Francis, Biden Has A Potential Ally — Who Shares The Same Catholic Detractors...

The pope and the president share liberal stances on climate change and economic disparity. A theology scholar argues U.S. Catholic Church leadership is increasingly allied with the political right....

 2021-03-01 20:51 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Could A Single-Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine After Illness Stretch The Supply?...

People who have been sick with COVID-19 may need only one dose of the normally two-shot vaccines. If that became policy it could extend vaccine supplies, but logistical challenges are daunting....

 2021-03-01 20:34 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Updates on the pandemic in the Northwest...

This post will be updated with information about the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington state. Scroll down for older information.As of Friday, February 26, the Washington State Department of Health reports:4,956 Covid-19 related deaths; 320,317 confirmed cas...

 2021-03-01 16:48 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Legislative Lookahead: WA lawmakers aren't afraid of the 'T-word' this year...

Taxes are usually something Republicans like to criticize and Democrats prefer not to talk much about. But this year feels a bit different....

 2021-03-01 15:44 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Former French President Sarkozy Sentenced To 3 Year Jail Sentence For Corruption...

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been given a three-year prison sentence for corruption and influence peddling....

 2021-03-01 15:15 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Seattle's vaccine effort just got a major boost with mass vaccination site...

Starting Monday, Seattle's vaccination efforts are undergoing a major expansion with two official vaccine sites as well as a new mass vaccination clinic set to open at Lumen Field.Initially, the sites have the ability to administer thousands of doses ...

 2021-03-01 14:10 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

WA Democrats push for capital gains tax in a year when 'tax' doesn't seem like a bad word...

Even as the state of Washington's revenue picture improves, majority Democrats in the Legislature appear committed to a course that will, one way or....

 2021-03-01 14:04 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

A landmark drug law decision...

A ruling by the state Supreme Court last week opens up new possibilities for treating drug addiction. But in the short term it could cut some people off from badly needed help....

 2021-03-01 12:23 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

FDA Clears The Way For Another COVID-19 Vaccine To Go Into Circulation...

The Food and Drug Administration authorized Johnson & Johnson's vaccine for emergency use Saturday, a day after a panel of advisers to the agency voted unanimously in its favor....

 2021-03-01 11:01 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Family Of COVID-19 Victim Wants To See 'Orbisculate' In The Dictionary...

Hilary and John Kriegler want to honor their father Neil, who made up the word "orbisculate.4; It means grapefruit juice squirting into your eye. They're petitioning to get it into the dictionary....

 2021-02-28 21:46 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Journalist Explores Challenges For 'Power Moms' In New Book...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Joann Lublin about her new book, Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life....

 2021-02-28 21:46 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

At CPAC, Trump Returns To Public Stage...

Donald Trump makes his first post-presidency speech at the annual CPAC conference....

 2021-02-28 21:46 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

With 'Rightly,' Al-Jazeera Targets Conservative Audience In New Online Platform...

Al Jazeera, the Qatar-financed media giant, launched a new online platform aimed at a conservative American audience. It's called "Rightly."...

 2021-02-28 21:00 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Demetria Bannister, 28: Kirk Franklin's 'The Storm Is Over Now'...

Demetria or "Demi" Bannister had a powerful voice — singing or not — that could touch the heart of anyone she encountered....

 2021-02-28 13:00 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Sam Corpora, 72: Merle Haggard's 'Silver Wings'...

"Silver Wings" was the soundtrack to the milestones Corpora and his daughter experienced together....

 2021-02-28 01:31 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Seattle Schools says many "essential" staff will be called back to classrooms in March...

Seattle Public Schools informed hundreds of teachers and other school staff Friday that they may be called back to buildings beginning March 8th to teach in-person - before the district reaches a reopening agreement with Seattle Education Association....

 2021-02-27 22:22 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

TV Series Review: 'Soul Of A Nation'...

On Tuesday, ABC is launching a six-part series, Soul of a Nation. It's the first time a major broadcast network is dedicating a primetime news magazine to Black life....

 2021-02-27 22:22 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Writer Investigates History Of America's Black Brewers...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with writer James Bennett II, whose latest piece in Eater explores the deep history of Black brewers in America....

 2021-02-27 22:22 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Ithaca Mayor's Police Reform Plan...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Mayor Svante Myrick of Ithaca, N.Y., about how and why he wants to replace the city's police department with a civilian-led agency....

 2021-02-27 22:22 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Tracking Police Misconduct Settlements That Cost Cities Millions...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, a data journalist who's been analyzing public records to see whether police settlements have changed how cities approach police misconduct....

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