West Seattle http://kplu.org en Should Giant Pacific Octopus get special protections? http://kplu.org/post/should-giant-pacific-octopus-get-special-protections <p>The giant Pacific octopus is a relatively healthy and abundant creature among the native wildlife living in Puget Sound.</p><p>But it’s such an iconic species that the recent killing of one by a young diver near Seattle’s Alki point has others in the community calling for new protections.</p><p>The state is<a href="http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jan2213a/"> accepting nominations</a> for an advisory group that will consider a range of conservation strategies.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7702 at http://kplu.org Should Giant Pacific Octopus get special protections? Don't blame fish for West Seattle hum http://kplu.org/post/dont-blame-fish-west-seattle-hum <p></p><p>Don't blame a fish mating call for the humming noise that annoyed West Seattle residents over the Labor Day weekend.</p><p>A University of Washington associate professor who studies the Midshipman fish says he placed a hydrophone in Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and the Duwamish River Thursday night and heard no fish calls.</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:56:18 +0000 The Associated Press 6298 at http://kplu.org 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 Expect Seattle's own 'Carmageddon' during 9-day viaduct closure http://kplu.org/post/expect-seattles-own-carmageddon-during-9-day-viaduct-closure <p>It&rsquo;ll be the longest full closure of a Seattle area highway the region&rsquo;s ever dealt with. In less than two weeks, demolition begins on the south end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Several miles of <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/Viaduct/">State Route 99 will be closed</a> for nine days starting Oct 21<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p>The state says all commuters will be affected &ndash; but none more than those near West Seattle. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2850 at http://kplu.org Expect Seattle's own 'Carmageddon' during 9-day viaduct closure 'Teach Me How To Study' video sends West Seattle educators viral http://kplu.org/post/teach-me-how-study-video-sends-west-seattle-educators-viral <P>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm5MdN71er8</P> <P>Some talented staff at West Seattle's Denny International Middle School have a hit, of sorts, on their hands.&nbsp; Students are giving them high marks for their work in a video that's getting some viral tread: some 7,500 hits this past month.</P> <P>"Teach Me How To Study," is a rap video parody of the popular "Teach Me How to Dougie" by the group Cali Swag District. Tue, 01 Feb 2011 23:07:40 +0000 KPLU News Staff 686 at http://kplu.org Seattle Tunnel Partners promises a wider roadway, one year sooner http://kplu.org/post/seattle-tunnel-partners-promises-wider-roadway-one-year-sooner <p>State transportation officials have announced the likely winner in the competition to build a tunnel to replace Seattle&#39;s aging Alaskan Way Viaduct.&nbsp; The proposal comes from a consortium known as Seattle Tunnel Partners.&nbsp; It has a slightly higher price, but offers other benefits.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 00:15:47 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 330 at http://kplu.org Seattle Tunnel Partners promises a wider roadway, one year sooner McGinn wants tunnel-related downtown traffic study http://kplu.org/post/mcginn-wants-tunnel-related-downtown-traffic-study <p>The planned&nbsp; tunnel to replace Seattle&rsquo;s Alaskan Way viaduct will include tolls, and that will push traffic onto nearby streets and I-5, according to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.&nbsp; So, he&rsquo;s hiring a consultant to look at ways to handle extra traffic.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 14:59:35 +0000 KPLU News Staff 263 at http://kplu.org McGinn wants tunnel-related downtown traffic study