Bridge Program http://kplu.org en Seattle meets goals on 5 bridges, more still need fixing http://kplu.org/post/seattle-meets-goals-5-bridges-more-still-need-fixing <p>A number of concrete and steel bridges where built in Seattle in the 1930s, &#39;40s and &#39;50s - each designed with a 60-year lifespan.</p><p>The Seattle Transportation Department says 60 of the city&#39;s 137 bridges are more than 60 years old and would cost $1.1 billion to replace. The <a href="http://bit.ly/qQjjmW">Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports</a>&nbsp; department Manager John Buswell told the city council&#39;s Transportation Committee this week that another Bridging the Gap levy might be needed.</p><p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:06:55 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 2764 at http://kplu.org Seattle meets goals on 5 bridges, more still need fixing Seattle confronts child prostitution problem after FBI sweeps http://kplu.org/post/seattle-confronts-child-prostitution-problem-after-fbi-sweeps <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-946355.mp3</p><p>Two years ago, the city of Seattle got the results of a harrowing study: <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/46893884/Report-Youth-in-Prostitution">it estimated as many as 500 children in King County are involved in prostitution</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>More recently, <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013377612_apwachildprostitutionpugetsound.html">FBI sweeps have found more girls victimized here than anywhere else in the country</a>. Seattle is identified by the FBI as one of the top ten human trafficking centers in the country - due in part, perhaps, to more effective law enforcement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:15:50 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 549 at http://kplu.org Seattle confronts child prostitution problem after FBI sweeps