Activism http://kplu.org en Israeli court rules activist Rachel Corrie's death was an accident http://kplu.org/post/israeli-court-rules-activist-rachel-corries-death-was-accident An Israeli court sided with the government today, ruling that Israel was not at fault for the death of American activist Rachel Corrie.<p>Corrie's parents were suing for accountability and $1 in damages for the death of their 23-year-old daughter. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:42:07 +0000 6103 at http://kplu.org Israeli court rules activist Rachel Corrie's death was an accident Highway 520 design in federal court on Tuesday http://kplu.org/post/highway-520-design-federal-court-tuesday <p>Even as its construction is well underway, design <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/timeline.htm">plans for the new 520 bridge</a> across Lake Washington continue to spark controversy.</p><p>A federal <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/roanoke-park-portage-bay-forum/_QcMMUYVYG4">judge will hear</a> oral arguments tomorrow in <a href="http://www.low.ph/transit/23%20PLAINTIFF%27S%20OPENING%20BRIEF.pdf">a lawsuit</a> against the replacement project by the State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:01:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5528 at http://kplu.org Highway 520 design in federal court on Tuesday Grassroots politics in Seattle hits the big screens http://kplu.org/post/grassroots-politics-seattle-hits-big-screens <p>A political tale of the little guy going up against the establishment that happened in Seattle more than a decade ago is now on the big screen in movie theaters.</p><p>The film<a href="http://www.grassrootsthefilm.com/"> <em>Grassroots</em> </a>tells the mostly true story about former monorail champion <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Cogswell">Grant Cogswell</a> running against incumbent <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_McIver">Richard McIver </a>for a seat on the Seattle City Council in 2001.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 5371 at http://kplu.org Grassroots politics in Seattle hits the big screens State homeowners gain new rights when facing foreclosure http://kplu.org/post/state-homeowners-gain-new-rights-when-facing-foreclosure <p>Starting tomorrow, struggling homeowners in Washington have new rights.&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1362&amp;year=2011">Foreclosure Fairness Act</a> signed into law in April is designed to prevent unnecessary foreclosures primarily by requiring banks to take part in mediation if borrowers ask for it and doubling the number of housing counselors.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2128 at http://kplu.org State homeowners gain new rights when facing foreclosure