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Monday, October 15, 2012

How The Sodo Arena Plan Would Work

The Sodo arena plan has had a few twists and turns. After first being unveiled in February, it was later altered by the Seattle City Council and more recently by the King County Council. The latest iteration is scheduled to be voted on by the whole King County and Seattle City councils. More » Listen to this story

Friday, October 12, 2012

Columbus Day Storm damage, 1962. Photo by Seattle Municipal Archives.

This NOT Just In: Columbus Day Storm

On October 12, 1962, one of the worst storms in the region's history devastated the Pacific Northwest. Remembering the deadly Columbus Day Storm. More » Listen to this story

Thursday, October 11, 2012

State Rep. Troy Kelley, a Democrat running for state auditor, answers reporter questions in August about his private business dealings. (N3 Photo/Austin Jenkins)

Wash. State Auditor Candidate Wired Millions, Linked Account To Belize

The job of Washington State Auditor is to root out waste, fraud and abuse in government. But the Democratic candidate for that position, State Representative Troy Kelley, has come under scrutiny for his private business dealings. This includes wiring millions of dollars around to an account that was eventually linked to a bank in Belize. That was key evidence in a lawsuit against Kelley. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has obtained audio portions of a deposition the candidate gave in that case two years ago. More » Listen to this story

Monday, October 08, 2012

Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna squared off in Yakima on October 2. (Image via KCTS 9 video)

Public Employee Pay Raises Become Issue In Wash. Governor's Race

The issue of pay raises for public employees is quickly becoming an issue in Washington's race for governor. There's much to debate including: a cost of living increase for teachers, a dollar–an–hour pay hike for unionized homecare workers. And an end to a 3 percent pay cut for state workers. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports. More » Listen to this story

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The original University of Washington, built in 1861 by Daniel Bagley and Arthur Denny near what's now the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle. (Photo:UW Alumni Association)

UW 150: Founding The University Of Washington

This year marks the 150 anniversary of the University of Washington. Today the UW is a respected institution of higher learning, serving more than 92,000 students on campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma. But it didn't quite start out this way. Feliks Banel explains. More » Listen to this story

Thursday, October 04, 2012

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn speaks in Olympia, Wash., to the House Education Appropriations Committee in 2009. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Schools Chief Asks For 39 Percent Budget Increase

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has asked for an additional $4.1 billion for basic education in his biennial budget proposal. KUOW's Ann Dornfeld reports. More » Listen to this story

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Retired Boeing engineer and former railroad worker Thomas Gray.  (Photo: Marcie Sillman)

Seattle Repertory Theater Opens 50th Season With 'Pullman Porter Blues'

Seattle Repertory Theater opens its 50th season Wednesday, October 3 with a world premiere. The new play explores a livelihood that doesn't exist anymore, anda chapter of American history that many people don't know about. KUOW's Marcie Sillman has more. More » Listen to this story

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Jay Inslee (left) and Rob McKenna are running for governor of Washington state.

Washington's 'Blue Tide' Creates Challenge For McKenna

As the presidential candidates prepare for Wednesday night's debate, polls show President Obama averages a 15–point advantage in Washington over Republican rival Mitt Romney. Washington's open race for governor is much closer. More » Listen to this story

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Lots of empty seats on the first day of Metro's free downtown shuttle. (Photo: Liz Jones)

Free Downtown Bus Shuttle Draws Few Riders

People who ride the bus around Seattle are adjusting to major service changes this week. One huge shift is the end of the ride–free zone downtown. In its place, the city's paying for a free shuttle to help low–income people get around. It runs in a loop downtown Seattle to seven stops near services for homeless and low–income people. More » Listen to this story

Monday, October 01, 2012

Dorli Rainey, 84–year–old Occupy Seattle protester, who was pepper sprayed by Seattle Police. Photo courtesy of Joshua Trujillo, Seattle P–I.

Occupy Seattle Year One: A Defining Moment

Monday [October 1] marks the one year anniversary of Occupy Seattle. The group sprang up soon after demonstrations started on Wall Street. Within weeks, a protest in downtown Seattle grabbed the national spotlight. It focused on an 84–year–old woman named Dorli Rainey.

When police used pepper spray to disperse the crowd, Rainey got a direct hit. A Seattle P–I photographer captured a striking image of her that quickly went viral. The photo shows two men propping Rainey up and pulling her from the crowd. She looks straight at the camera — her face dripping with pepper spray and milk poured over it to stop the burn.

Rainey told her story to KUOW's Liz Jones about what happened that night.

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