KPLU News Staff en The 5 Most-Read Stories of 2013 <p>Another year's gone, seemingly in a blink.</p><p>Here's a look back at the year in five clicks, namely the five most-read stories of 2013.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 15:01:00 +0000 KPLU News Staff 11763 at The 5 Most-Read Stories of 2013 Cordova, Leader in Seattle's Filipino Community, Dies <p>Fred Cordova, a longtime leader in Seattle’s Filipino community, died on Saturday. He was 82.</p><p>For more than 60 years, Cordova worked to spotlight the contributions of local Filipino-Americans. He founded student and youth groups, and pushed for Filipino American studies programs at universities. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:36:14 +0000 KPLU News Staff 12048 at Holiday Recipe: Creamy Make-Ahead Butternut Squash Soup With Goat Cheese <p>Beethoven once said, "<span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Only the pure in heart can make a good soup."</span></p><p><font face="Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 20px;">One presumably also needs a good recipe. Enter: <a href="" target="_blank">local chef Lisa K. Nakamura</a>&nbsp;to the rescue with her recipe for a creamy butternut squash soup.</span></font></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:01:00 +0000 KPLU News Staff 11921 at Holiday Recipe: Creamy Make-Ahead Butternut Squash Soup With Goat Cheese Holiday Recipe: How To Make A Cocktail Using Christmas Tree Trimmings <p>Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree! Thy leaves belong in this cocktail, according to Woodinville's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Herbfarm Restaurant</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The restaurant's Christmas Tree Champagne Cocktail calls for the edible needles of evergreen trees, which, the recipe says, "give it a forst-fresh, citrusy flavor."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The branch tips of Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, and Noble Fir have the best flavor. During the holidays you can use trimmings from your Christmas tree," the recipe said.</span></p><p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:31:00 +0000 KPLU News Staff 11905 at Holiday Recipe: How To Make A Cocktail Using Christmas Tree Trimmings Election Results and Stories <p><strong>Highlights</strong></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">SeaTac's&nbsp;$15 Minimum Wage Initiative Passing by 49 Votes</a></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Sawant&nbsp;Surpasses&nbsp;Conlin, Leads by 1,640 Votes&nbsp;</a></p><p><a href="">Why We're Seeing Such Wild Swings in Election Results</a></p><p>---</p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">State Voters Reject GMO Labeling Initiative</a></p><p><a href="">Murray Defeats McGinn in Seattle Mayor's Race</a></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">State Voters Reject 'Initiative on Initiatives'</a></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Seattle's Charter Amendment 19 Passing by Wide Margin</a></p><p><a href="">Coal Issue Prove Decisive in Whatcom County Council Races</a></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Results of Statewide Measures</strong></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Secretary of State's Office </a></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">iPhone and iPad App for Results</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;/&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Android App</a></p><p><strong>Results of State and Local Races by County</strong></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County&nbsp;</span></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Pierce County</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Snohomish County&nbsp;</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Kitsap County</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Whatcom County</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Skagit County</a></p><p><strong>More</strong></p><p><a href="">Election Day Snapshots</a></p><p></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:55:22 +0000 KPLU News Staff 10839 at Election Results and Stories Election 2013: What You Should Know before You Vote <p><strong>CHEAT SHEETS</strong></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Initiative 522:&nbsp;</strong><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Four Things You Should Know</a></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Mayoral Race: </span></strong><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ask the Candidates</a></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charter Amendment 19: </span></strong><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">How Redistricting Would Change Seattle</a></p><p><b>Seattle School Board Race:&nbsp;</b><a href="">Three Reasons Why You Should Care</a></p><p><strong>STORIES</strong></p><p><b>Seattle Mayoral Race:&nbsp;</b></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Behind 'Political Grandstanding,' Shared Views on Street Safety</span></a></p><p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;">Mayoral Candidates Differ on Most Effective Transportation Fix</a></p><p><a href="">Challenge for Seattle's Next Mayor: Making&nbsp;Housing Affordable</a></p><p><strong>Charter Amendment 19 for District Representation in Seattle:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><a href="">As Seattle Voters Mull Amendment 19, Tacoma Serves as Example&nbsp;</a></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle School Board Races:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="">Two Newcomers Vie for Seat on Seattle School Board</a></span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="">Do Arts Matter? Seattle School Board Candidates Weigh In</a></span></p><p><strong>For New Washington Voters:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><a href="">New Wash. Voter? It's Not Too Late to Register</a></p><p><a href="">Protips: 3 Things to Remember When Voting</a></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:00:01 +0000 KPLU News Staff 10554 at Election 2013: What You Should Know before You Vote What Do You Want to Ask Seattle's Mayoral Candidates? <p>What do you want to ask Seattle&rsquo;s mayoral candidates?</p><p>As part of our coverage leading up to the November elections, we are focusing on three issues: street safety, housing prices, and transportation challenges.&nbsp;</p><p>Share with us your questions about these topics&mdash;or another issue that means a great deal to you&mdash;by commenting below.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:07:37 +0000 KPLU News Staff 10244 at What Do You Want to Ask Seattle's Mayoral Candidates? In Lush Skagit Valley, a Rare American Tea Farm <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among countless acres of berry vines and apple trees in Skagit Valley, you'll find Richard </span>Sakuma<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;tending to his tea plants.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Read the story on our second website, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:22:12 +0000 KPLU News Staff 9601 at In Lush Skagit Valley, a Rare American Tea Farm Census: Redmond has highest commuter population boost in U.S. <p>During the business day, the city of Redmond, Wash. sees the nation’s biggest spike in population, according U.S. Census data.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="">The Seattle Times revealed </a>that commuters increase Redmond’s population by 111.4 percent—the biggest increase seen in cities with a population of 50,000 or greater. The city has a population of 55,150.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:27:04 +0000 KPLU News Staff 8984 at Census: Redmond has highest commuter population boost in U.S. Animation shows workings of temporary bridge span <p>The state Department of Transportation has shared an animation of the temporary bridge span that will be installed in place of the collapsed Interstate 5 bridge in Mount Vernon.&nbsp;</p><p>The animation was put together by Acrow Bridges, the New Jersey-based company building the 160-foot span.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 17:57:42 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 8960 at Animation shows workings of temporary bridge span Detours, alternate routes around collapsed bridge in Mount Vernon <p><em>From the Washington State Department of Transportation:&nbsp;</em></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 16:08:37 +0000 KPLU News Staff 8890 at Detours, alternate routes around collapsed bridge in Mount Vernon Rodman urges Kim Jong-Un to free Lynnwood, Wash. man <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NBA star Dennis Rodman, who recently made waves with his visit to North Korea, has called on the country’s leader to free the American man being held captive.</span></p><p>“I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him 'Kim', to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose,” Rodman <a href="" target="_blank">tweeted Tuesday</a>.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:06:03 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 8689 at Rodman urges Kim Jong-Un to free Lynnwood, Wash. man Bombing suspect's uncle: 'If you're alive, turn yourself in' <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="248" src="" width="440"></iframe></p><p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">uncle</font>&nbsp;of a&nbsp;<font color="red">Boston</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Marathon</font>&nbsp;bombing suspect is urging his nephew to turn himself in.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:16:59 +0000 KPLU News Staff 8477 at Spring cleaning in Seattle includes keeping 'junk food' away from fish <p>With spring comes spring cleaning. And Seattle is no exception. The city is asking residents to tidy up their neighborhoods - helping out with everything from picking up litter to painting over graffiti. Another thing the city could use help with is stenciling storm drains as a way to protect Puget Sound.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:06:49 +0000 KPLU News Staff 8349 at Spring cleaning in Seattle includes keeping 'junk food' away from fish Report: Seattle considering entering bid for 2024 Olympics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seattle Sports Commission has begun informally exploring the possibility of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, </span><a href="http://" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Sportspress Northwest reported</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“It’s not a bid; it’s just an opportunity for us to consider whether we want to be considered,” Ralph Morton, executive director of the commission told Sportspress Northwest.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:58:57 +0000 KPLU News Staff & and the Associated Press 8086 at