Election 2014
5:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Proposition 1 Promises Better Bus Service In Seattle

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Oran Viriyincy Flickr

Imagine commuting by bus in Seattle without any need for a bus schedule app on your phone or a paper one in your pocket. This is what Scott Kubly, the new head of Seattle’s Department of Transportation, envisions if voters approve Proposition 1, giving the city more than $40 million a year to invest in Metro Transit.

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Artscape
5:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Exhibit At Seattle's Henry Art Gallery Invites Visitors To Touch, Take Home Art On Display

One of four galleries wallpapered with photographic images that visitors are allowed to tear off. Among myriad art work in "Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E" at the Henry Art Gallery.
Chona Kasinger

A new show at Seattle's Henry Art Gallery invites you to do something museums usually forbid: Touch the art and take it home.

Four galleries are filled with photographic images printed on tablets of newsprint. Visitors are invited to tear off the images. That means the galleries are in constant flux, and, at some point, they could be entirely left void.

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Life After The Military
5:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Joint Base Lewis-McChord To Hold Its Largest-Ever Jobs Summit

This photo was taken at a Joint Base Lewis-McChord jobs fair in 2013.
JBLM PAO Flickr

More than 8,000 service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be leaving the military in each of the next few years as the military draws down its force levels. The base is aiming to help them find work, and this week it’s holding its biggest ever jobs summit

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Election 2014
5:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Election 2014: Big Money, Big Issues

James Myers of Seattle peers into the slot before dropping in his ballot at a ballot drop box Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

We’re just about two weeks away from the 2014 election. It’s not a presidential election year, but there are several big issues on the ballot that have attracted big money to try to get your vote. Those issues include gun sales, class size and control of the state Senate.

Here’s a quick look at what’s on your ballot, what’s at stake and what it’s costing.

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Jazz Northwest
3:00 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

More Earshot Previews With John Gilbreath On Jazz Northwest

Lew Tabackin Trio
Howard A. Gitelson

The Earshot Jazz Festival started last weekend and will continue through November 11 with dozens of performances in various venues around Seattle. Earshot director John Gilbreath joins Jim Wilke on KPLU's Jazz Northwest  to provide some highlights from a dizzying array of world class talent appearing during the Earshot Jazz Festival.  Highlighted on this program are performances by Lew Tabackin, Chad Mccullough, Miguel Zenon, Pharoah Sanders, Davie Liebman and Anton Schwartz. 

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BirdNote
9:00 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Waterfowl Migration In Flux

Credit Teddy Llovet & Aaron Maizlish

  Waterfowl such as this Greater White-fronted Goose have long followed a predictable schedule, flying south in autumn after breeding in the north. But for some birds, climate change may be delaying fall migration. Beginning in 1979, scientists in northern Europe recorded migration dates of geese and ducks during a period of 30 years. The data revealed six species that delayed southward migration. The reasons are complex, but a general trend of delayed fall migration will make waterfowl conservation increasingly challenging.

BirdNote
9:00 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Chorus Line In The Sky

Credit Bob Stevens

  A flock of small shorebirds (like these Western Sandpipers) twists and turns, glittering in the sky. When threatened by a falcon, these birds take to the air, flying so close together that it's hard for a predator to capture one. A bird at one edge turns toward the middle, and a wave sweeps across the entire flock in less than a second.

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Ticket Giveaway
5:00 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Win Tickets To John Oliver At The Paramount

STG Presents John Oliver at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

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Ticket Giveaway
5:00 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Win Tickets To Karrin Allyson At Jazz Alley

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's welcomes 4x Grammy-nominated vocal jazz sensation Karrin Allyson for four nights. Band members are Karrin Allyson (vocals), Rod Fleeman (guitar), Bruce Barth (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass) and Todd Strait (drums). Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm.

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Paid Sick Leave
2:32 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Seattle City Auditor: No More Kid Gloves For Violators Of Sick Leave Ordinance

Seattle's auditor said it's time to step up enforcement of an ordinance requiring businesses to offer paid sick leave to workers.
Sean MacEntee Flickr

A city department has enforced Seattle’s mandatory sick leave ordinance mainly by sending violators a polite letter. Now the city auditor says it’s time to get tougher.

Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights used a pretty light touch during the first year of requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave for workers. The department would typically respond after a worker complained, sending the employer a “non-adversarial letter.”

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