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"I think what we should be mourning more right now is the things that do matter, which is people are falling away from t...
02/02/2023
Dwindling worshippers, low attendance: behind the Archdiocese of Seattle's consolidation plans

"I think what we should be mourning more right now is the things that do matter, which is people are falling away from the church."

The Archdiocese of Seattle, which covers Western Washington from the Canadian to Oregon border, announced last week a plan to consolidate churches into parish families that share a priest and buildings. A number of factors, including low mass attendance, are driving the decision.

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee blamed Biden administration policies for the record number of migrant appre...
02/02/2023
In first GOP-led hearing about the border, witnesses paint sharply different pictures

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee blamed Biden administration policies for the record number of migrant apprehensions. Democrats accused them of fear-mongering and spreading misinformation.

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee used their first hearing of the new Congress to zero in on what they call a crisis at the southern U.S. border.

A renewed push in Olympia would protect children against parental influencers who make money by showcasing the growing p...
02/02/2023
How do you protect kids online... from their own parents?

A renewed push in Olympia would protect children against parental influencers who make money by showcasing the growing pains and private lives of their kids on social media.

Tiktok, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram - there are lots of platforms where posting your kids can be a full-time job. And with pays for views and brand deals, a pretty lucrative one. A renewed push in Olympia would protect children against parents who reveal their private lives and growing pains on soci...

"I'm retiring. For good," Brady said. The record-shattering quarterback released the message on Feb. 1, the same date he...
02/02/2023
Tom Brady retires from the NFL, 1 year after retiring from the NFL

"I'm retiring. For good," Brady said. The record-shattering quarterback released the message on Feb. 1, the same date he announced his retirement from the NFL in 2022.

It's not quite Groundhog Day — but yes, you've heard all this before. Quarterback Tom Brady is retiring from the NFL — for real this time, he said in a video posted to social media on Wednesday morning.

Road rage is just one problem among a range of issues plaguing Washington's roads ever since the pandemic first struck.
02/02/2023
Changes down the road for Washington drivers: Today So Far

Road rage is just one problem among a range of issues plaguing Washington's roads ever since the pandemic first struck.

Washington's roads have become more dangerous over the past couple years. Now, local and national officials are attempting to curb the trend. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for February 1, 2023.

Now in control of the House, Republicans will hold hearings on border policy and pandemic relief spending.
02/02/2023
House Republicans are launching their first investigations into Democrats

Now in control of the House, Republicans will hold hearings on border policy and pandemic relief spending.

One recent afternoon on his way to votes, House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., remarked that he and his counterpart on the House Judiciary panel, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, are spending a lot of time together these days.

A suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday night after being taken into ...
02/02/2023
Oregon kidnapping suspect dies of self-inflicted gunshot, police say

A suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday night after being taken into custody following a standoff with law enforcement, a police spokesman said.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday night after being taken into custody following a standoff with law enforcement, a police spokesman said.

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter-percentage point as part of its ongoing effort to fight inflation...
02/02/2023
The Fed raises interest rates by only a quarter-point after inflation drops

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter-percentage point as part of its ongoing effort to fight inflation. Price hikes have begun to ease, but the Fed says inflation is not yet tamed.

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point Wednesday, its eighth increase in less than a year as the central bank continues its crackdown on inflation.

After nearly 70 years, Northlake Tavern and Pizza House — known for pizzas that easily weighed six pounds — has closed i...
02/01/2023
Fans line up for one last slice of Seattle history

After nearly 70 years, Northlake Tavern and Pizza House — known for pizzas that easily weighed six pounds — has closed its doors. But not before fans returned for one last slice of history.

Five officers have been indicted over the beating death of Tyre Nichols. Four of them had previously been disciplined by...
02/01/2023
4 of the 5 officers charged in Tyre Nichols' death had prior violations at work

Five officers have been indicted over the beating death of Tyre Nichols. Four of them had previously been disciplined by the Memphis police department for car crashes, excessive force and more.

Four of the five former Memphis Police officers who have been charged in the death of Tyre Nichols had previous infractions with the department, according to Memphis police personnel records shared with NPR.

Thousands of former and current Boeing workers joined customers and other guests to bid farewell to the company's final ...
02/01/2023
Photos: A final send-off for Boeing's 747

Thousands of former and current Boeing workers joined customers and other guests to bid farewell to the company's final 747 jumbo jet. The hours-long celebration for the so-called “Queen of the Skies" took place in the giant building that once housed the 747 production line.

The annual celebration started out in 1926 as Negro History Week and expanded to Black History Month in the 1970s. This ...
02/01/2023
It's Black History Month. Here are 3 things to know about the annual celebration

The annual celebration started out in 1926 as Negro History Week and expanded to Black History Month in the 1970s. This year's theme is "Black Resistance."

February marks Black History Month, a tradition that got its start in the Jim Crow era and was officially recognized in 1976 as part of the nation's bicentennial celebrations.

The DOJ is searching President Biden's home in Rehoboth, Del. on Wednesday as part of its investigation into classified ...
02/01/2023
DOJ is searching Biden's Delaware vacation home as part of classified document search

The DOJ is searching President Biden's home in Rehoboth, Del. on Wednesday as part of its investigation into classified documents found among his personal files, Biden's lawyer said in a statement.

The Justice Department is searching President Biden's home in Rehoboth, Del. on Wednesday as part of its investigation into classified documents found among his personal files, Biden's lawyer said in a statement.

On top of the cancellations, another 4,700 flights were delayed nationwide on Monday as Texas and nearby states dealt wi...
02/01/2023
Wintry weather leads to more than 1,000 flight cancellations across the U.S.

On top of the cancellations, another 4,700 flights were delayed nationwide on Monday as Texas and nearby states dealt with freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation.

DALLAS — More than 1,000 flights were cancelled and many more delayed Monday with more expected in coming days as Texas and nearby states dealt with freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation.

During his early years in the House, Rep. Jordan pressured Republican leaders to move to the right. Now as Judiciary Cha...
02/01/2023
Jim Jordan moves from leadership nemesis to key player in GOP agenda

During his early years in the House, Rep. Jordan pressured Republican leaders to move to the right. Now as Judiciary Chairman, he is a key architect in Speaker McCarthy's oversight agenda this year.

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan will hold his first investigative hearing Wednesday on border security. His transformation from leadership antagonist to leadership ally positions the Ohio Republican as a central player

The progressive Pontifex is visiting parts of Africa this week, and must fulfill a balancing act that looks towards the ...
02/01/2023
Pope Francis performs a high-wire act as he courts followers in Africa

The progressive Pontifex is visiting parts of Africa this week, and must fulfill a balancing act that looks towards the expansion of his church and the ideological clashes that are coming up.

Welcome to a new NPR series where we spotlight the people making headlines — and the stories behind them.

Seattle-born Minoru Yamasaki was one of the most prominent American architects of the 20th Century, best known for desig...
02/01/2023
Serenity, surprise, and delight: sharing the legacy of architect Minoru Yamasaki

Seattle-born Minoru Yamasaki was one of the most prominent American architects of the 20th Century, best known for designing the first World Trade Center.

Seattle-born Minoru Yamasaki was one of the most prominent American architects of the 20th Century, best known for designing the first World Trade Center. His granddaughter, Katie Yamasaki, is sharing his story with new generations of would-be architects in her new book, “Shapes, Lines and Light: ...

In King County District Court, and in many courthouses across Washington, jurors are paid $10 a day.
02/01/2023
Can you afford to be on a jury for $10 a day? Not everyone can

In King County District Court, and in many courthouses across Washington, jurors are paid $10 a day.

New legislation is aiming to increase jury diversity in the state's courts. That could mean people who participate in programs like WIC could make $125 for every day they serve.

In the early months of the pandemic, parking enforcement was suspended, giving temporary respite to thousands of people ...
02/01/2023
What are the legal protections for people living in their vehicles?

In the early months of the pandemic, parking enforcement was suspended, giving temporary respite to thousands of people who live in their vehicles. Now those rules are back and questions remain about the legal rights of people who live where they're able to park.

Close to half of unhoused people in King County live in their vehicles. In the early months of the pandemic, parking enforcement was suspended, giving temporary respite to thousands of people from being ticketed and having their vehicles impounded and potentially put up for auction. Now those rules....

The driver of a car that plunged off a treacherous cliff in northern California, seriously injuring himself, his wife an...
01/31/2023
The driver of a car that plunged off a California cliff charged with attempted murder

The driver of a car that plunged off a treacherous cliff in northern California, seriously injuring himself, his wife and their two young children, was charged with attempted murder.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The driver of a car that plunged off a treacherous cliff in northern California, seriously injuring himself, his wife and their two young children, was charged Monday with attempted murder.

Sabrina Kronk was worried about providing for her daughter Katie. When their car broke down she was nervous about the fi...
01/31/2023
A newly single mom wasn't sure she could make ends meet. They threw her a lifeline

Sabrina Kronk was worried about providing for her daughter Katie. When their car broke down she was nervous about the financial implications. Then she got some help from some unexpected friends.

This story is part of the My Unsung Hero series, from the Hidden Brain team, about people whose kindness left a lasting impression on someone else.

Multiple GOP lawmakers tell NPR that embattled New York Republican Rep. George Santos has voluntarily recused himself fr...
01/31/2023
Rep. George Santos voluntarily steps down from House committee assignments

Multiple GOP lawmakers tell NPR that embattled New York Republican Rep. George Santos has voluntarily recused himself from serving on committees temporarily.

Multiple GOP lawmakers tell NPR that embattled New York Republican Rep. George Santos is voluntarily stepping down from his committee assignments amid outcry over his fabricated biography

The former president has made good on his threat to sue the Washington Post reporter over his use of interview recording...
01/31/2023
Trump sues Bob Woodward for releasing audio of their interviews without permission

The former president has made good on his threat to sue the Washington Post reporter over his use of interview recordings. The lawsuit seeks nearly $50 million in damages.

Former President Donald Trump has made good on his threat to sue Bob Woodward over the Washington Post journalist's latest book, accusing him of releasing audio recordings of their interviews without his consent

Hospitals across Washington state continue to struggle with staffing levels, and some are getting creative with potentia...
01/31/2023
Robot joins the ranks at Spokane hospital

Hospitals across Washington state continue to struggle with staffing levels, and some are getting creative with potential ways to lighten the load for nurses.

Hospitals across Washington state continue to struggle with staffing levels, and some are getting creative with potential ways to lighten the load for nurses. A Spokane hospital has welcomed a robot named Moxi to its care team.

"Reckless Son" is a one-man show by singer/songwriter Matt Butler inspired by the convicts he's met while touring Americ...
01/31/2023
Matt Butler has played concerts in more than 50 prisons and jails

"Reckless Son" is a one-man show by singer/songwriter Matt Butler inspired by the convicts he's met while touring American prisons and jails.

Singer/songwriter Matt Butler says he's performed for incarcerated people in more than 50 prisons and jails across the country.

Republican Party divisions over who would lead the House, debates over the debt ceiling and other conflicts have revived...
01/31/2023
Recent infighting raises the question: How conservative is the GOP?

Republican Party divisions over who would lead the House, debates over the debt ceiling and other conflicts have revived a years-long conversation about what it even means to be conservative.

A few weeks ago, Americans — or, the subset who get excited about these things — were glued to C-SPAN as the House voted 15 times for a speaker.

A U.S. appeals court has dismissed the bankruptcy case filed by a Johnson & Johnson spinoff company. Around 40,000 cance...
01/31/2023
Appeals court clears the way for more lawsuits over Johnson's Baby Powder

A U.S. appeals court has dismissed the bankruptcy case filed by a Johnson & Johnson spinoff company. Around 40,000 cancer patients have filed suit, alleging the powder was contaminated with asbestos.

Tens of thousands of people who say they were sickened by Johnson's Baby Powder are once again free to sue the manufacturer, after a federal appeals court rejected Johnson & Johnson's effort to block those lawsuits through bankruptcy.

Authorities are looking for Benjamin Obadiah Foster, who they accuse of kidnapping and assaulting a woman in Oregon — ye...
01/31/2023
A man accused of torturing women is using dating apps to look for victims, police say

Authorities are looking for Benjamin Obadiah Foster, who they accuse of kidnapping and assaulting a woman in Oregon — years after he was charged with holding his then-girlfriend captive in Las Vegas.

A man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman in Oregon — years after being charged with holding another woman captive in Nevada — remains both on the run and active on dating apps, authorities say.

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the uncanny photo in December. Eyes are formed by craters. A hill with a "V-s...
01/31/2023
A NASA spacecraft discovers a formation on Mars resembling a bear

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the uncanny photo in December. Eyes are formed by craters. A hill with a "V-shaped collapse structure" resembles a snout.

Scientists found an unexpected discovery on the surface of Mars: a formation resembling the face of a bear.

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Would you interview Lance Randall a mayoral candidate? The race is on
Public radio has become insufferable, and I want to give you a small but telling example. Today I listened to a discussion on a cooking show about the use of turmeric. The chef/guest recounted a conversation with a "DJ and cultural producer" of southwest Asian descent who was irritated about the new enthusiasm for turmeric because in the DJ's culture it is an everyday spice like salt and pepper.

So much packed in there. What's a "cultural producer"? I have a post-graduate degree and have spent my life in cosmopolitan cities like Seattle and I have no idea. Yet this job description was passed off as a commonplace, unworthy of explanation. And the substance of the complaint was that the "cultural producer" was irritated that people are using turmeric more because in his or her native culture people use turmeric a lot. Sheer scolding, just to work a cultural/racial resentment angle into the story.

I recently read that working-class flyover country Americans resent the cultural elite more than the rich because while the daughter of a midwestern worker has at least a small chance of becoming rich, she has no chance of becoming say the New York Times theater critic. Even if she's an academic star who goes to the right schools she'll lack the background, c***ections, or the family money to support her through the unpaid internships and so forth. Nor does she have a chance to join the insiders' club that has cozy chats on NPR in which southwest Asian "cultural producers" scold ignorant American late-comers to turmeric.
Me & historian Harvey Kaye on The Jeff Santos Show. Will the neoliberals work with progressives like Bernie Sanders or will we have another Bill Clinton corporatist regime?
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On Monday, January 4, 2021, the victim, Julian F. Wheeler -- a Lakewood, Washington, resident, and former 2020 Presidential Elector -- found a note on the porch of his home. It contained the message "MAGA DEATH TO ELECTORS."
Upon in-person contact with Lakewood Police and an on-site investigation, evidence was secured. The case remains active.

Tips or information can be called into the Lakewood Police Department (253) 830-5000."

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So... does KUOW NOT own any windows to the outside? Sometimes your AP-feed weather reports are so absurd. All one needs to do is look out a window! Sigh. We are owned by imperfect tech.
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