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A smart, daily podcast for a curious city. Seattle Now brings you quick, informal, and hyper-local news updates every weekday.
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Seattle Police puts an assistant chief on leave, most Washington voters are undecided in the upcoming gubernatorial election, and conservationists stop a plan for a new West Seattle pickleball court. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.
This week… Money is a construct, apparently. Popular Seattle grocery co-op PCC has a request for its members: please spend more money at PCC. If you’ve got $5 million to spare, you can buy a brand-new penthouse condo on 3rd Avenue that comes with the use of a luxury sports car. And Bumbershoot is back… but where are all the Seattle-based headliners? Author and speaker Jodi-Ann Burey and KUOW Director of Community Engagement Zaki Hamid are here to break down the week.
Washington joins the fight against Ticketmaster, the ACLU sues Washington state, and Memorial Day travel arrives.
It’s almost Memorial Day, a time set aside to remember people who’ve died in service of the country. It can be a particularly hard time for veterans, many of whom lost friends and loved ones during their time in service. Today, we revisit a story from last memorial day and speak to a mentor and veteran in The Red Badge project, an organization that helps veterans heal from loss through writing.
Alki Beach and Golden Gardens to close early this summer, Amazon shareholders reject climate proposals, and Caitlin Clark takes on the Storm. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Patricia Murphy.
It’s spring, even if the weather hasn’t fully caught up yet. If there's one thing you can count on, besides postnasal drip, it’s rhododendrons. The showy blooms are all over town, and there are a lot more varieties than you think. Today, we're taking a fun trip to the botanical garden in Federal Way.
Seattle Police Captain sues Chief Diaz, wildfire season could be bad in Western WA, and Bumbershoot unveils lineup. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Patricia Murphy.
If you’re hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, buckle up and stay alert. Last year, 810 people died on roads in Washington State, the highest number of traffic fatalities since 1990. Seattle Times transportation reporter Nick Deshais explains what we know about the increase and what solutions are in the works.
Protest encampment comes down on UW campus, Samish Indian Nation opens new affordable housing project, and Bruce Nordstrom dies at age 90. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Patricia Murphy.
The murder trial against Auburn police officer Jeff Nelson is underway in Kent today. Arguments are centering around the officer’s training and the testimony of some key witnesses. It’s an important test of a voter initiative that made it easier to prosecute police officers who use deadly force. KUOW’s crime and law enforcement reporter Amy Radil will bring us up to speed on the case.
UW and protestors reach agreement, Pagliacci drivers file class action lawsuit, and the Wing Luke opens a new exhibit about confronting hate. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.
This week… Seattle Public Schools is grappling with a budget shortfall that will potentially close 20 schools. KUOW found out who was spearheading the effort to put a children’s playground next to the historically queer nude beach at Denny Blaine Park. And pass the butter - a Seattle event called “Gays Eating Garlic Bread” went viral and drew over 100 people looking to make some friends. Freelance Arts Reporter Jas Keimig and Your Last Meal Podcast Host Rachel Belle are here to break down the week.
Murder trial begins for Auburn cop, a Seattle woman's $250,000 cello is stolen from her home, and Marymoor announces its summer concert lineup. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.
It is no surprise that it’s hard to buy a house in Seattle, but it's gotten even harder for many as interest rates and housing prices have soared. That means would-be home buyers are increasingly leaving the city, the metro area, and sometimes even the state. Seattle Times journalist Paul Roberts is here to tell us about his reporting on this trend and the calculus homebuyers are making.
UW opens new psychiatric unit, Microsoft's emissions are way up, and some buses in WA now run on hydrogen. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.
Seattle Public Schools is looking to close more than 20 elementary schools, in order to help solve its massive budget problems. The district is facing a $105 million shortfall this year, and enrollment is declining. We talk with Marguerite Roza, director of the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University about why the district's budget is in such bad shape, and the implications for closing schools.
King County raises the minimum wage, UW academic workers go on strike, and karaoke joint Bush Garden enters a new chapter. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Paige Browning.
The Seattle Storm kicks off their 25th season tonight at Climate Pledge Arena. The team is looking to improve after a disappointing season last year, as the entire WNBA preps for a huge new wave of viewership and attendance in what could be its biggest season ever. Seattle Now Sports Correspondent Vaughan Jones is here to tell us more about the new and improved Storm lineup, and what to look forward to this WNBA season.
Melinda French Gates exits the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, most Seattle area households now have AC, and a new UW study looks into magic mushrooms. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Patricia Murphy.
"Rainier: A Beer Odyssey" tells the story of Rainier's iconic advertising campaign and the way the brand was shaped by Seattle of the 70s and shaped the city in return. The documentary premiers at SIFF May 13.
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