KPLU News Staff


Weather with Cliff Mass
2:35 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Got A Question About The Weather? Ask Cliff Mass

"Old Seattle proverb: If you don't like the weather, just wait 30 minutes."
Tim Durkan

Find yourself wondering about a certain weather pattern or phenomenon? Ask KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass. 

Every Friday, Mass chats with KPLU's environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp about the weekend weather and the science behind it.

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10:49 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Gallery: Supermoon Over Western Wash.

Supermoon over Mount Rainier.
Tim Durkan

Did you catch the supermoon over the weekend? Lucky for us, several Seattle-area photographers did. 

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A Year In Review
7:01 am
Sat December 28, 2013

The 5 Most-Read Stories of 2013

Credit Courtesy Joseph Carnevale

Another year's gone, seemingly in a blink.

Here's a look back at the year in five clicks, namely the five most-read stories of 2013. 

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11:36 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Cordova, Leader in Seattle's Filipino Community, Dies

Fred Cordova, a longtime leader in Seattle’s Filipino community, died on Saturday. He was 82.

For more than 60 years, Cordova worked to spotlight the contributions of local Filipino-Americans. He founded student and youth groups, and pushed for Filipino American studies programs at universities.

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Holiday Cheer
2:01 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Holiday Recipe: Creamy Make-Ahead Butternut Squash Soup With Goat Cheese

Jackie Donnelly

Beethoven once said, "Only the pure in heart can make a good soup."

One presumably also needs a good recipe. Enter: local chef Lisa K. Nakamura to the rescue with her recipe for a creamy butternut squash soup.

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Holiday Cheer
12:31 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Holiday Recipe: How To Make A Cocktail Using Christmas Tree Trimmings

The Herbfarm Restaurant

Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree! Thy leaves belong in this cocktail, according to Woodinville's Herbfarm Restaurant

The restaurant's Christmas Tree Champagne Cocktail calls for the edible needles of evergreen trees, which, the recipe says, "give it a forst-fresh, citrusy flavor."

"The branch tips of Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, and Noble Fir have the best flavor. During the holidays you can use trimmings from your Christmas tree," the recipe said.

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Election 2013
11:07 am
Wed October 2, 2013

What Do You Want to Ask Seattle's Mayoral Candidates?

Associated Press

What do you want to ask Seattle’s mayoral candidates?

As part of our coverage leading up to the November elections, we are focusing on three issues: street safety, housing prices, and transportation challenges. 

Share with us your questions about these topics—or another issue that means a great deal to you—by commenting below.

Northwest farmers
9:22 am
Mon August 12, 2013

In Lush Skagit Valley, a Rare American Tea Farm

Among countless acres of berry vines and apple trees in Skagit Valley, you'll find Richard Sakuma tending to his tea plants. 

Read the story on our second website,

Census Data
10:27 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Census: Redmond has highest commuter population boost in U.S.

Robert Scoble Flickr

During the business day, the city of Redmond, Wash. sees the nation’s biggest spike in population, according U.S. Census data.

The Seattle Times revealed that commuters increase Redmond’s population by 111.4 percent—the biggest increase seen in cities with a population of 50,000 or greater. The city has a population of 55,150.

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bridge collapse
10:57 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Animation shows workings of temporary bridge span

Acrow Bridges via WSDOT

The state Department of Transportation has shared an animation of the temporary bridge span that will be installed in place of the collapsed Interstate 5 bridge in Mount Vernon. 

The animation was put together by Acrow Bridges, the New Jersey-based company building the 160-foot span.

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bridge collapse
9:08 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Detours, alternate routes around collapsed bridge in Mount Vernon


From the Washington State Department of Transportation: 

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American held in North Korea
11:06 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Rodman urges Kim Jong-Un to free Lynnwood, Wash. man

Associated Press

NBA star Dennis Rodman, who recently made waves with his visit to North Korea, has called on the country’s leader to free the American man being held captive.

“I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him 'Kim', to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose,” Rodman tweeted Tuesday.

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manhunt in boston
10:16 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Bombing suspect's uncle: 'If you're alive, turn yourself in'

The uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect is urging his nephew to turn himself in.

Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., said Friday that 19-year-old Dzhozkar Tsarnaev should turn himself in to police and ask for forgiveness. Officials say Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a 26-year-old who had been known to the FBI as Suspect No. 1, was killed overnight.