Evan Hoover http://kplu.org en Seattle election night party guide http://kplu.org/post/seattle-election-night-party-guide <P>Still unsure how you want to spend your evening as the exit polls arrive? KPLU has you covered. We have aggregated multiple events around Seattle tonight, so take your pick or enjoy an evening of bar hopping around the city. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:29:38 +0000 Evan Hoover 7026 at http://kplu.org Seattle election night party guide Update: ‘Grrrl Army’ causing a stir in Seattle with pink paint http://kplu.org/post/update-grrrl-army-causing-stir-seattle-pink-paint <p>What appears to have started as a battle over wall space for posters on Seattle’s Capitol Hill has morphed into an increasingly high-profile call to action against patriarchy, “rape culture,” sexism and, well, “inequality and oppression.”</p><p>A call to action that the group Seattle Grrrl Army announces in bright bold pink.</p><p><a href="#update"><strong>UPDATE: Members of the Grrrl&nbsp;Army explain their tactics</strong></a></p><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:38:56 +0000 Jake Ellison & Evan Hoover 6708 at http://kplu.org Update: ‘Grrrl Army’ causing a stir in Seattle with pink paint Why is California sending homeless pets to the Northwest? http://kplu.org/post/why-california-sending-homeless-pets-northwest <p>This past week alone 160 dogs and cats were transported from overcrowded, high-kill shelters in southern California to multiple non-kill shelters and rescue organization around the Northwest.</p><p>The non-profit, Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T.) organized the shipment of animals to Oregon and Washington. Four Washington based rescue groups partnered with S.T.A.R.T. — Must Love Dogs, Puget Sound Rescue, Collar of Hope and Smidget the Rescue.</p><p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:33:22 +0000 Evan Hoover 6654 at http://kplu.org Why is California sending homeless pets to the Northwest? Mobile warnings of 'ratpocalypse' hit streets in Pioneer Square http://kplu.org/post/mobile-warnings-ratpocalypse-hit-streets-pioneer-square <p>Replacing Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct is going to bring more than dust and noise; it’s also predicted to create a mass exodus of rats and cockroaches in search of quieter places to hide, feed and cause damage.</p><p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:43:35 +0000 Evan Hoover 6327 at http://kplu.org Mobile warnings of 'ratpocalypse' hit streets in Pioneer Square Seattle prominent in latest Macklemore, Blue Scholars videos http://kplu.org/post/seattle-prominent-latest-macklemore-blue-scholars-videos <p>Local Hip-Hop artists Macklemore and Blue Scholars tout some hometown pride with the release of two music videos shot around Seattle.</p><p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:27:43 +0000 Evan Hoover 6290 at http://kplu.org Seattle prominent in latest Macklemore, Blue Scholars videos Mysterious 'hum' keeping West Seattle up at night http://kplu.org/post/mysterious-hum-keeping-west-seattle-night <p>The West Seattle “hum,” a loud noise of unknown origins that enveloped the neighborhood several years ago, has returned with “a vengeance.”</p><p>The resurgent thrumming humming sound has people talking and guessing what’s causing it. According to the editor of <a href="http://westseattleblog.com">West Seattle’s popular news blog</a>, its origins remain a mystery.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:34:37 +0000 Jake Ellison & Evan Hoover 6231 at http://kplu.org Mysterious 'hum' keeping West Seattle up at night Poll: Is it okay to e-snoop on a love interest? http://kplu.org/post/poll-it-okay-e-snoop-love-interest <p><em>"First impressions via Facebook aren’t accurate or fair."</em></p><p>Has temptation gotten the best of you? Has suspicion led you to sift through your significant other’s emails, texts, voicemails and social sites?</p><p>More women than men say that's alright, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/online-stalking-dating-37-percent-women-e-snooping-survey_n_1834028.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003#slide=662916">according to a survey by Harris Interactive.</a></p><p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:17:02 +0000 Evan Hoover 6132 at http://kplu.org Poll: Is it okay to e-snoop on a love interest? Divisions emerge over pro-pot initiative at Seattle Hempfest http://kplu.org/post/divisions-emerge-over-pro-pot-initiative-seattle-hempfest <script src="http://zoom.it/pBUC.js?width=auto&height=400px"></script><p><em>Above: The first of many thousands lined up early today to enter Hempfest, Seattle's mega pro-pot festival.</em></p><p>For more than 20 years, the Seattle Hempfest festival, rally and outdoor party has pushed for the decriminalization and mainstreaming of marijuana.</p><p>But as this year’s event gets underway today, with more than 300,000 expected over the weekend, regulations contained in an initiative that would legalize pot have split many advocates.</p><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:33:16 +0000 Jake Ellison & Evan Hoover 6009 at http://kplu.org Sure it's hot, but are we heat wimps in Seattle and the NW? http://kplu.org/post/sure-its-hot-are-we-heat-wimps-seattle-and-nw <p>In the Seattle region, where we have few air conditioners, a string of 90-plus days can raise alarms:</p><ul><li><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WAZ505&amp;warncounty=WAC033&amp;firewxzone=WAZ657&amp;local_place1=Issaquah+WA&amp;product1=Excessive+Heat+Warning">Official excessive heat warning</a></li><li><a href="http://www.pscleanair.org/news/newsroom/releases/2012/08_15_12_SmogAdvisory.aspx">Smog warnings&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/News/Pages/2012_08_16_taylor_public_help.aspx]">Wildfire warnings</a></li><li><a href="http://www.king5.com/home/related/blog-links/Beat-the-heat-Puget-Sound-area-cooling-centers-166315726.html">Opening cooling centers</a></li></ul><p>But with the rest of the country <a href="http://www.weather.com/news/weather-forecast/wsi-late-summer-early-fall-outlook-20120723">melting under temperatures of 100 degrees or more </a>for days in a row and <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57494589/report-drought-intensifies-in-key-farming-states/">drought striking the Midwest</a>, we wonder if perhaps we in the Northwest are heat wimps.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21:31:42 +0000 Jake Ellison & Evan Hoover 6000 at http://kplu.org Sure it's hot, but are we heat wimps in Seattle and the NW? How NW teens taught blind kids to play tennis http://kplu.org/post/how-nw-teens-taught-blind-kids-play-tennis <p>Take a large foam tennis ball, stuff a rattle in it and play a&nbsp;repetitive chirp to orient a person who can&#39;t see and you have the elements of a game of tennis for the blind and visually impaired.&nbsp;</p><p>That&#39;s what 15 tennis players from Snohomish High School did during one week this summer for a handful of sightless kids ready to try something new.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Evan Hoover 5953 at http://kplu.org How NW teens taught blind kids to play tennis Who's making 'mysterious' crop circles near Wilbur, Wash.? http://kplu.org/post/whos-making-mysterious-crop-circles-near-wilbur-wash <p>The hotspot for &quot;mysterious&quot; crop circles in the Northwest is Wilbur, an eastern Washington town of about 1,000 humans surrounded by wheat fields.</p><p>This summer, you can add to the town&rsquo;s stats: The best-kept secret &ndash; Who makes the crop circles showing up near Wilbur.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:34:56 +0000 Jake Ellison & Evan Hoover 5872 at http://kplu.org Who's making 'mysterious' crop circles near Wilbur, Wash.? Smashed windshield a sign of Washington's troubled roadways http://kplu.org/post/smashed-windshield-sign-washingtons-troubled-roadways <p>When a chunk of I-5 flew up and smashed through the windshield of a car carrying a family of four, the dangers of Washington&#39;s crumbling roadways became all too real.</p><p>&quot;The rock hit me so hard in the chest, it literally took my breath away,&quot; Henry Jessop, who was in the passenger seat<a href="http://www.komonews.com/news/local/163364586.html">, told KOMO</a>. His son Ian and his daughter were in the back seat, and his wife was behind the wheel.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:29:20 +0000 Jake Ellison, Lindsay Lowe & Evan Hoover 5696 at http://kplu.org Smashed windshield a sign of Washington's troubled roadways Why King County nixed woman’s marriage to a corporation in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/why-king-county-nixed-woman-s-marriage-corporation-seattle <p>A woman married a corporation in Seattle yesterday, and today King County says it was all a mistake.</p><p>&ldquo;It was just an error,&rdquo; a King County spokesperson said of why the woman was allowed to get a license and marry &ldquo;Corporation Person.&quot; An error the county said it has fixed by voiding the license and returning the $64 fee.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:06:09 +0000 Jake Ellison, Evan Hoover & Mallory Kaniss 5630 at http://kplu.org Why King County nixed woman’s marriage to a corporation in Seattle Ten outdoor venues for a summer flick http://kplu.org/post/ten-outdoor-venues-summer-flick <p></p><p>Summer in Seattle has arrived and venues around the Puget Sound are complementing the weather. Grab some chairs, blankets, snacks, family and friends to hit the nearest starlit theater near you.</p><p>Most venues are family-friendly, but the&nbsp;Redhook&nbsp;Brewery&#39;s Summer Cinema and Fremont&#39;s Outdoor Cinema host a few 21 and older showings for their R-rated flicks. Some events are free while others require donations or admission payments. All shows start at dusk.</p><p>Take a look at ten featured venues around the Puget Sound:</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:15:37 +0000 Evan Hoover 5576 at http://kplu.org Ten outdoor venues for a summer flick How a lawsuit over 'Oatmeal' jokes turned into $211,000 for charity http://kplu.org/post/how-lawsuit-over-oatmeal-jokes-turned-211000-charity <p>In a lawsuit centered on rude internet humor, accusations of copyright violations and a counter claim of defamation, some undeniable good has occurred:&nbsp; Two national charities will split more than $211,000.</p><p>That&#39;s the amount Matthew &quot;Oatmeal&quot; Inman raised from fans of his <a href="http://theoatmeal.com/">Seattle-based comic website </a>in an in-your-face game of one-upmanship against the lawyer of the collector website FunnyJunk accused of stealing his work.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:13:39 +0000 Jake Ellison & Evan Hoover 5562 at http://kplu.org How a lawsuit over 'Oatmeal' jokes turned into $211,000 for charity