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Forest Ecosystems | 'Class Of 2025' | Amazon Headquarters | Seattle Mayor

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 noon

We consider the forest conditions of the Eagle Creek Fire and listen in to OPB's "Class of 2025" podcast. Also, we talk about Amazon's quest for a second headquarters and the resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

NW Life | Family | Entertainment | News | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Seattle Couple Gets Engaged In Newport During Eclipse

Statesman Journal | Aug. 22, 2017 10:02 a.m. | Newport, Oregon

A Seattle couple got engaged in Newport as the moon blocked the sun.

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SW Washington Homelessness | For-Profit Colleges | Seattle Income Tax

OPB | July 19, 2017 noon

On today's show, a look at homelessness in Southwest Washington. Also, a local woman who is suing the U.S. Department of Education over a loan forgiveness program. And an income tax in Seattle.

Nation | News

Seattle Council Hears From Public About Fatal Shooting

AP | June 28, 2017 9:17 a.m. | Seattle

Seattle residents and family members of Charleena Lyles demanded change from Seattle city officials during a public hearing about her fatal shooting by police earlier this month.

Politics | News

Former US Attorney Jenny Durkan To Run For Seattle Mayor

AP | May 12, 2017 3:25 p.m. | Seattle

Durkan joins a growing field vying to replace incumbent Ed Murray, who this week announced he wouldn't run for re-election.

local | News

3 Seattle Officers Shot; 1 Suspect Dead, 2 In Custody

AP | April 20, 2017 2:40 p.m. | Seattle

Three Seattle police officers were shot and injured during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who later died, after a robbery at a downtown convenience store.

Politics | News

Seattle Mayor Denies Knowing Man Accusing Him Of Sexual Abuse

AP | April 19, 2017 3:02 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday denied knowing or having sex with a 46-year-old man who has accused the mayor of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager.

Politics | News

Lawsuit Accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Of Sexual Abuse In 1980s

KUOW | April 6, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has been accused of raping a teen boy in the mid-1980s, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday.

Nation | Politics | local | News

Seattle Police Review Shows Benefits Of US-backed Reform

AP | April 6, 2017 2:14 p.m. | Seattle

Federally mandated changes for Seattle police led to a big drop in how often officers use serious force. The future is uncertain for a similar agreement between Portland and the Department of Justice.

Nation | NW Life | Politics | News

Seattle Sues Trump Over Threat To Cut 'Sanctuary City' Funding

AP | March 29, 2017 4:42 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the order issued in January punishing "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional and creates uncertainty around the city's budget.

local | News

Airline Pilots Report Drone Sightings On SeaTac And PDX Airport Approaches

Northwest News Network | March 3, 2017 5:21 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration says reports of unsafe flying by civilian drones "have increased dramatically" over the past two years.

Nation | Politics | local | News

Trump Travel Ban Case Can Proceed In Lower Court

AP | Feb. 13, 2017 6:40 p.m. | Seattle

U.S. District Judge James Robart, who previously issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban, said the lawsuit can go forward.

Sports | NW Life | News

Investors File Petition To Close Seattle Street For Arena

AP | Feb. 8, 2017 3:42 p.m.

An investor group looking to build a privately financed arena in Seattle's stadium district has filed a new petition seeking the closure of a street needed for construction of the proposed facility.

Energy | NW Life | Environment | News | local

Seattle Votes To Divest From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline

AP | Feb. 7, 2017 3:45 p.m. | Seattle

The Seattle City Council has voted to cut ties with banking giant Wells Fargo over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project as well as other business practices.

Politics | Nation | local | Education | News | NW Life

UW Students Sue Over Trump's Travel Ban

AP | Feb. 7, 2017 12:55 p.m. | Seattle

The Seattle Times reports the two unnamed students, who are pursuing advanced degrees, say the executive order invalidated their non-immigrant visas.

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US Judge In Seattle Orders Temporary Halt To Immigration Ban

KUOW | Feb. 3, 2017 3:57 p.m. | Seattle

The national restraining order is part of the lawsuit filed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. U.S. District Judge James Robart issued the ruling.

Nation | NW Life | local | News | Politics

Several People Detained At Sea-Tac Airport

KUOW | Jan. 28, 2017 5:04 p.m.

Individuals were detained in connection with President Trump's executive order banning immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries, according to pro-bono attorneys contacted by families of those detained.

Sports | Politics | local | News

Washington Lawmakers Seek To Bring Back The Sonics

Northwest News Network | Jan. 26, 2017 5:56 p.m.

The Seattle SuperSonics haven't had a home in Washington state since 2008. But some lawmakers want to help them stage a comeback.

Energy | Climate change | Environment | Transportation

Seattle Makes Strides In Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 8, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Seattle

Seattle's  greenhouse gas emissions fell by 6 percent over a  six-year period, according to a new report. It cautions that despite the progress,  the city is off the pace needed to reach 2030 carbon-cutting goals.

News | Education

Seattle Teachers Reach Tentative Deal But Strike Not Over Yet

KUOW | Sept. 15, 2015 8:28 a.m.

The Seattle teachers union says it has reached a tentative contract agreement with the school board but the strike will continue until the deal is approved by its members.