Amelia Greim http://kplu.org en Video: Local hiphop artist's tribute to Pho … it don't rhyme with yo http://kplu.org/post/video-local-hiphop-artists-tribute-pho-it-dont-rhyme-yo-0 <p>Seattle hip hop artist DJ Sabzi has a new project celebrating a Northwest favorite: The Vietnamese noodle soup called pho. In his song <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/video-local-hiphop-artists-tribute-pho-it-dont-rhyme-yo-0#video">(see video below)</a>, he makes sure we know how to pronounce this special soup, telling us that "it don't rhyme with yo!"</p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:58:17 +0000 Amelia Greim 7292 at http://kplu.org Video: Local hiphop artist's tribute to Pho … it don't rhyme with yo Seattle Parks allows breast-cancer survivor to swim without top http://kplu.org/post/seattle-parks-allows-breast-cancer-survivor-swim-without-top <p>A breast-cancer survivor has won the right to swim without a top in Seattle&rsquo;s public pools.&nbsp;</p><p>Jodi Jaecks has been seeking permission to swim topless since February, saying swim tops irritated the scars from her double mastectomy.&nbsp; <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2018485244_swimmer.html">The Seattle Times reports</a> the city put off her request for months but made a decision yesterday after <a href="http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/cover-up/Content?oid=13970858">The Stranger reported her story</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:30:55 +0000 Amelia Greim 5363 at http://kplu.org Seattle Parks allows breast-cancer survivor to swim without top Look! Up in the sky! It’s Super Moon … http://kplu.org/post/look-sky-it-s-super-moon <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOplwuMTyS4</p><p>If the skies clear up Saturday night you could get a glimpse of the &ldquo;super moon.&rdquo;&nbsp; Saturday&rsquo;s full moon will appear the largest it has in more than a year.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 18:11:05 +0000 Amelia Greim 4922 at http://kplu.org Richard Beyer, creator of 'Interurban' sculpture, has died http://kplu.org/post/richard-beyer-creator-interurban-sculpture-has-died <p>The artist behind &quot;Waiting for the Interurban,&quot; a popular sculpture in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, has died. Richard Beyer created the piece in 1978, which launched his career in public artwork.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:46:07 +0000 Amelia Greim 4747 at http://kplu.org Richard Beyer, creator of 'Interurban' sculpture, has died Survey: Will this bus campaign change your mind about guns? http://kplu.org/post/survey-will-bus-campaign-change-your-mind-about-guns <p>You may have seen the new ads on city buses (250 in all) warning against the dangers of owning a gun.</p><p>But will the ads make a difference to you?</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:55:33 +0000 Amelia Greim & Jake Ellison 4707 at http://kplu.org Survey: Will this bus campaign change your mind about guns? New information surfaces in Susan Powell case http://kplu.org/post/new-information-surfaces-susan-powell-case <p>New information has been found in the investigation of Susan Powell, the mom who disappeared from her home in Utah two years ago.</p><p>Her father-in-law called in sick to work right after her disappearance.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:59:52 +0000 Amelia Greim 4662 at http://kplu.org Suicide, booze drive up Seattle stress rank http://kplu.org/post/suicide-booze-drive-seattle-stress-rank <p>Sure they are stressing out in Florida, what with all that sun, but Seattle?</p><p><a href="http://www.bestplaces.net/">Sperling&rsquo;s BestPlaces</a>, a research firm specializing in livability rankings, has released its new study of major cities with the most stress.&nbsp;</p><p>Seattle comes in 9th. Florida has five metro areas in the top 10.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:16:44 +0000 Jake Ellison & Amelia Greim 4527 at http://kplu.org Suicide, booze drive up Seattle stress rank Burke-Gilman Trail reopens with a celebration http://kplu.org/post/burke-gilman-trail-reopens-celebration <p>After being closed for the past eight months, the Burke-Gilman Trail reopens Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>The trail was closed for renovations.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:45:45 +0000 Amelia Greim 4423 at http://kplu.org Burke-Gilman Trail reopens with a celebration New Metro bus ad related to campaign that sparked fear, went to court http://kplu.org/post/new-metro-bus-ad-related-campaign-sparked-fear-went-court <p>Battles over billboards and bus ads have gotten heated in many cities, most notably the <a href="http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/01/atheist-group-targets-muslims-jews-with-myth-billboards-in-arabic-and-hebrew/?hpt=hp_t3">battle between atheists and believers</a> in New York City that&#39;s heating up again, but not many end up in court. One that did in Seattle last year, is back on the streets &hellip; on the sides of King County Metro buses.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m Palestinian &hellip; Equal rights for all.&rdquo;</p><p>The message, resonate of the pleasant smiling faces declaring they are Mormon on many Metro buses, seems innocuous enough. But the new ads come from the same group that took the county to court after officials felt the group&rsquo;s original ad campaign could result in violence.</p><p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:51:13 +0000 Amelia Greim & Jake Ellison 4292 at http://kplu.org New Metro bus ad related to campaign that sparked fear, went to court Gingrich is latest GOP candidate to swing through Washington http://kplu.org/post/gingrich-latest-gop-candidate-swing-through-washington <p>Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is making his way through Washington State this week. &nbsp;He will meet with Republican state lawmakers in Olympia on Friday and speak at a news conference. &nbsp;Gingrich will then hold rallies in Federal Way and Everett. &nbsp;He is campaigning in Kennewick and Spokane today.</p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 18:18:03 +0000 Amelia Greim 4229 at http://kplu.org Gingrich is latest GOP candidate to swing through Washington Redbox took out Blockbuster, will its $1 coffee take out Starbucks? http://kplu.org/post/redbox-took-out-blockbuster-will-its-1-coffee-take-out-starbucks <p>Perhaps Starbucks has gotten so good at making coffee without people that it sees brick-and-mortar coffee shops as a thing of the past - much how <a href="http://www.redbox.com/">Redbox&rsquo;s automated DVD dispensing</a> helped usher in the demise of the video store.</p><p>Or, perhaps the deal it has struck with Bellevue-based Coinstar (which owns Redbox) to dispense Starbucks&#39; Seattle&rsquo;s Best brand coffee for a buck at every convenience store and street corner across the nation is just a way to make a &hellip; buck.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:11:02 +0000 Jake Ellison & Amelia Greim 4211 at http://kplu.org Redbox took out Blockbuster, will its $1 coffee take out Starbucks? Brace yourself: First toll bills sent to 520 pay-by-mail customers http://kplu.org/post/brace-yourself-first-toll-bills-sent-520-pay-mail-customers <p>If you drove the 520 floating bridge in the past few weeks without a Good To Go pass, expect a bill to come in the mail soon.&nbsp; The State Department of Transportation sent out 19,000 bills to drivers that will arrive this week.</p><p>That might seem like a lot, but it&rsquo;s a number far less than officials expected.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 23:37:07 +0000 Amelia Greim 3730 at http://kplu.org Tacoma’s finances are even worse than it had predicted, review finds http://kplu.org/post/tacoma%E2%80%99s-finances-are-even-worse-it-had-predicted-review-finds <p>Tacoma&rsquo;s 31-million-dollar predicted budget shortfall might be even worse than expected.&nbsp; An outside review done by Herbert Research has found that Tacoma actually faces a 32-million dollar deficit of the current budget.&nbsp;</p><p>But officials from the research firm say that they did not take into account any of the recent actions taken by the city to generate revenue.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:15:11 +0000 Amelia Greim 3698 at http://kplu.org Tacoma’s finances are even worse than it had predicted, review finds State Parks leaders start cutting staff http://kplu.org/post/state-parks-leaders-start-cutting-staff <p>State Parks leaders have decided to go ahead with planned layoffs, even after the Legislature asked them not to.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:00:08 +0000 Amelia Greim 3697 at http://kplu.org Memorial for killed Mount Rainier ranger at PLU today http://kplu.org/post/memorial-killed-mount-rainier-ranger-plu-today <p>There will be a memorial service for park ranger Margaret Anderson at Pacific Lutheran University today.</p><p>Ranger Anderson was killed while on duty at Mount Rainier.&nbsp; Authorities says gunman Benjamin Barnes fled to the park after a shooting in a Skyway apartment on New Year&rsquo;s Eve.&nbsp; He shot Anderson at a chain-up checkpoint.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 16:40:12 +0000 Amelia Greim 3656 at http://kplu.org Memorial for killed Mount Rainier ranger at PLU today