Evan Hoover

Online News Intern

Junior Communication major at Pacific Lutheran University.

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Politics
5:29 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Seattle election night party guide

Still unsure how you want to spend your evening as the exit polls arrive? KPLU has you covered. We have aggregated multiple events around Seattle tonight, so take your pick or enjoy an evening of bar hopping around the city.

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City news
11:38 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Update: ‘Grrrl Army’ causing a stir in Seattle with pink paint

Part of the Grrrl Army's work on the abandoned Thunderbird Motel on Aurora Ave in Seattle.
Grrrl Army Tumblr

What appears to have started as a battle over wall space for posters on Seattle’s Capitol Hill has morphed into an increasingly high-profile call to action against patriarchy, “rape culture,” sexism and, well, “inequality and oppression.”

A call to action that the group Seattle Grrrl Army announces in bright bold pink.

UPDATE: Members of the Grrrl Army explain their tactics

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animal rescue
10:33 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Why is California sending homeless pets to the Northwest?

Quincey, a Boston terrier and Boxer mix at Must Love Dogs ready for adoption.
Alycia Hadfield

This past week alone 160 dogs and cats were transported from overcrowded, high-kill shelters in southern California to multiple non-kill shelters and rescue organization around the Northwest.

The non-profit, Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T.) organized the shipment of animals to Oregon and Washington. Four Washington based rescue groups partnered with S.T.A.R.T. — Must Love Dogs, Puget Sound Rescue, Collar of Hope and Smidget the Rescue.

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Rats and Roaches
5:43 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Mobile warnings of 'ratpocalypse' hit streets in Pioneer Square

@Ratpacolypse street team Tanner Gregg, Landon Machado and Billy Martin out with mobile billboards.
Evan Hoover KPLU

Replacing Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct is going to bring more than dust and noise; it’s also predicted to create a mass exodus of rats and cockroaches in search of quieter places to hide, feed and cause damage.

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Diversions
4:27 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Seattle prominent in latest Macklemore, Blue Scholars videos

Macklemore live in concert.
Evan Hoover

Local Hip-Hop artists Macklemore and Blue Scholars tout some hometown pride with the release of two music videos shot around Seattle.

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Seattle Mysteries
2:34 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Mysterious 'hum' keeping West Seattle up at night

West Seattle is surrounded by heavy industry - could the mysterious hum bothering residents be coming from ships?
Jake Ellison KPLU

The West Seattle “hum,” a loud noise of unknown origins that enveloped the neighborhood several years ago, has returned with “a vengeance.”

The resurgent thrumming humming sound has people talking and guessing what’s causing it. According to the editor of West Seattle’s popular news blog, its origins remain a mystery.

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Diversions
12:17 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Poll: Is it okay to e-snoop on a love interest?

Have you checked out a date's Facebook page or hunted him or her down on the Internet to learn what you can?
Christopher Schirner Flickr

"First impressions via Facebook aren’t accurate or fair."

Has temptation gotten the best of you? Has suspicion led you to sift through your significant other’s emails, texts, voicemails and social sites?

More women than men say that's alright, according to a survey by Harris Interactive.

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legalizing marijuana
1:33 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Divisions emerge over pro-pot initiative at Seattle Hempfest

Above: The first of many thousands lined up early today to enter Hempfest, Seattle's mega pro-pot festival.

For more than 20 years, the Seattle Hempfest festival, rally and outdoor party has pushed for the decriminalization and mainstreaming of marijuana.

But as this year’s event gets underway today, with more than 300,000 expected over the weekend, regulations contained in an initiative that would legalize pot have split many advocates.

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Weather
2:31 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Sure it's hot, but are we heat wimps in Seattle and the NW?

We don't use them in the rain, but umbrellas help us out on the sunny days.
Evan Hoover KPLU

In the Seattle region, where we have few air conditioners, a string of 90-plus days can raise alarms:

But with the rest of the country melting under temperatures of 100 degrees or more for days in a row and drought striking the Midwest, we wonder if perhaps we in the Northwest are heat wimps.

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Sports
9:00 am
Tue August 14, 2012

How NW teens taught blind kids to play tennis

All the supplies need to create your own tennis ball for the blind.
Joan Robinett-Wilson

Take a large foam tennis ball, stuff a rattle in it and play a repetitive chirp to orient a person who can't see and you have the elements of a game of tennis for the blind and visually impaired. 

That's what 15 tennis players from Snohomish High School did during one week this summer for a handful of sightless kids ready to try something new.

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The unexplained
1:34 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Who's making 'mysterious' crop circles near Wilbur, Wash.?

Crop circles approx. 5 miles northwest of Wilbur in Greg and Cindy Geib's wheat field.
Kevin and Leann Leyva

The hotspot for "mysterious" crop circles in the Northwest is Wilbur, an eastern Washington town of about 1,000 humans surrounded by wheat fields.

This summer, you can add to the town’s stats: The best-kept secret – Who makes the crop circles showing up near Wilbur.

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transportation woes
1:29 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Smashed windshield a sign of Washington's troubled roadways

The piece of roadway that smashed through this windshield - shown in a screen grab from a video - is bringing to light many of the state's infrastructure woes.

When a chunk of I-5 flew up and smashed through the windshield of a car carrying a family of four, the dangers of Washington's crumbling roadways became all too real.

"The rock hit me so hard in the chest, it literally took my breath away," Henry Jessop, who was in the passenger seat, told KOMO. His son Ian and his daughter were in the back seat, and his wife was behind the wheel.

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protesting wall street
1:06 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Why King County nixed woman’s marriage to a corporation in Seattle

In this photo taken from Initiative 103's Facebook page, Angela Marie Vogel embraces her new "husband" or "Corporate Person."
Alex Garland www.alexgarlandphotography.com

A woman married a corporation in Seattle yesterday, and today King County says it was all a mistake.

“It was just an error,” a King County spokesperson said of why the woman was allowed to get a license and marry “Corporation Person." An error the county said it has fixed by voiding the license and returning the $64 fee.

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Summer Movies
11:15 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Ten outdoor venues for a summer flick

Participants wait for the sun to set at Redhook Brewery's Summer Moonlight Cinema.
Redhook Brewery

Summer in Seattle has arrived and venues around the Puget Sound are complementing the weather. Grab some chairs, blankets, snacks, family and friends to hit the nearest starlit theater near you.

Most venues are family-friendly, but the Redhook Brewery's Summer Cinema and Fremont's Outdoor Cinema host a few 21 and older showings for their R-rated flicks. Some events are free while others require donations or admission payments. All shows start at dusk.

Take a look at ten featured venues around the Puget Sound:

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Comics and litigations
5:13 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

How a lawsuit over 'Oatmeal' jokes turned into $211,000 for charity

One of the images showing "mom" and the amount of money raised for charity that was published by The Oatmeal website after the lawsuit by FunnyJunk.com was dropped.
The Oatmeal

In a lawsuit centered on rude internet humor, accusations of copyright violations and a counter claim of defamation, some undeniable good has occurred:  Two national charities will split more than $211,000.

That's the amount Matthew "Oatmeal" Inman raised from fans of his Seattle-based comic website in an in-your-face game of one-upmanship against the lawyer of the collector website FunnyJunk accused of stealing his work.

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