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 2022-01-27 03:51 

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Defining and celebrating disability justice and 'crip-centric liberated zones'...

'Crip Kinship: The Disability Justice & Art Activism of Sins Invalid'...

 2022-01-27 02:10 

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Could psychedelic mushrooms be the next tool to treat depression in Washington?...

Last year, Mental Health America found that more than 1 in 5 adults in Washington state live with a mental illness. Right now, people have options like talk therapy and medication available to help them.But a new option could be on the way....

 2022-01-27 02:08 

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Starbucks workers' union effort picks up steam in Seattle...

'The company calls them partners. They want an arrangement where they feel more in partnership with the company. They feel like being able to bargain as part of a union would allow that, and would allow them to improve their working conditions.'...

 2022-01-27 01:38 

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Pilot project aims to clean up some Central Washington soil contamination...

A new project will help protect some Washington home builders from historic pesticides....

 2022-01-27 00:25 

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Who is Seattle's new Director of Housing?...

Earlier this month, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell nominated Maiko Winkler-Chin to be the new Director of the city's Office of Housing. But who is she, and what does she plan to do in that position?...

 2022-01-26 22:24 

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Spotify is taking down Neil Young's music...

The move comes two days after the singer-songwriter asked to be removed from the streaming platform as a protest against coronavirus misinformation communicated on Joe Rogan's podcast....

 2022-01-26 22:24 

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Your dollars, your values: Today So Far...

A vegan bakery with a bigger purpose. Rudy Giuliani is coming to town. And while Covid cases decline in western Washington, hospitalizations are up on the east side of the state. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for Jan....

 2022-01-26 22:04 

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The significance of Beijing hosting both the Summer and Winter Olympics...

Next week, Beijing will become the first city to host both Summer and Winter Olympics. To China, it's a big deal — even if a handful of countries are protesting China's human rights record....

 2022-01-26 21:58 

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Two Washington bills, two different approaches to renewable energy projects...

Two bills with opposite approaches in the Washington Legislature hope to change how some renewable energy projects get approved....

 2022-01-26 21:42 

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The messaging from Ukrainian officials is that a Russian invasion isn't imminent...

Ukrainian officials are downplaying the threat of an imminent Russian invasion in their messaging to the public, even as the United States delivers more Javelin missiles to Kyiv....

 2022-01-26 21:36 

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Tribes want consultation in renewable energy projects...

While the state legislature is considering H.B. 1812, several tribal representatives said they believe the bill still has a few kinks....

 2022-01-26 21:25 

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Why U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring now...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring. With a potential red wave coming in the midterm election, his move to step down now is about politics and the ideological direction of the court....

 2022-01-26 20:31 

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Twitter boots a bot that revealed Wordle's upcoming words to the game's players...

A bot account sent mean notes to users who posted their Wordle score — and it also revealed the next day's answer. It was suspended for violating Twitter's rules....

 2022-01-26 17:28 

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The FDA limits the use of some monoclonal antibodies treatments...

The Food and Drug Administration is curbing the use of two out of three monoclonal antibody treatments because new data shows they aren't effective against the omicron variant....

 2022-01-26 17:23 

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This Seattle bakery sells vegan treats and funds mutual aid efforts...

The pandemic caused many people to do a lot of soul searching. leading some to make life-changing decisions. One Seattle biochemist quit her lab job to follow her baking passion....

 2022-01-26 16:45 

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Disney defends its 'Snow White' remake after criticism from Peter Dinklage...

The actor was "taken aback" by the studio's plan to revisit a story with problematic representation of dwarfs. Disney says it is taking "a different approach" to the live version....

 2022-01-26 13:04 

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Clouds on the ground...

A cozy blanket of fog has been socking us in all this week. And that means a week with no horizon and an air stagnation advisory. We'll find out what's up with the fog and when it will go away with FOX 13's Scott Sistek....

 2022-01-26 11:59 

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2022 biscuit throwing contest is called off because it's too popular...

There's a hard biscuit in the U.K. called a Dorset knob, and people compete throwing biscuits across a field. The last contest in 2019 attracted 8,000 people — too much for the village to handle....

 2022-01-26 11:05 

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Dozens of Australian trucks, stopped by a flooded highway, are told to detour...

Stuart Highway connects the southern part of the country to the Northern Territory. The drivers were told by their employers to "go the long way." The detour adds 1,800 miles to the trip....

 2022-01-26 10:10 

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Morning news brief...

An ex-Ukrainian defense minister weighs in on tensions with Russia. The FDA restricts 2 drugs authorized to treat COVID. Flaws plague a tool meant to help low-risk federal prisoners win early release....

 2022-01-26 10:10 

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The volcanic eruption makes it difficult to reach people in Tonga...

The Tongan community in Juneau, Alaska, still can't reach family members and friends more than a week after the underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga....

 2022-01-26 09:04 

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Pandemic updates: Wednesday, January 26, 2022...

Updated news about the coronavirus pandemic in Seattle and Washington state....

 2022-01-26 01:28 

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Lawsuit argues Yakima Valley redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act...

'.in reality, Latinos are having their votes diluted in the district, because they're being grouped in with rural white voters that have voting patterns that are opposite Latino voters.'...

 2022-01-25 23:57 

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My child has a better understanding of pronouns than me. What should I do?...

The pandemic has take an emotional and mental toll on all of us especially children and adolescents....

 2022-01-25 23:51 

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Hospitals remain under strain as omicron surges in eastern Washington, Idaho...

Several indicators show that the spread of omicron across western Washington has slowed in recent weeks. But the outlook is much different in eastern Washington, where omicron is still surging. Hospitalizations there have roughly doubled within two weeks....

 2022-01-25 23:42 

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Washington loves it's public lands. maybe a little too much...

There are 19.8 million acres of public land here in Washington. That's larger than nearly 10 US states. That's just the land owned by the state and federal government. So how did we end up with so much public land? And do we love it too much?...

 2022-01-25 23:40 

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As lawmakers and police debated new law, young father with mental illness languished in Vancouver...

James was homeless for more than a month. Local police wouldn't help because of a disagreement with state lawmakers over the reading of Washington's new use-of-force laws....

 2022-01-25 23:21 

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Rudy Giuliani to be keynote speaker at King County GOP fundraiser...

President Trump's former lawyer Rudy Giuliani will be the keynote speaker at a King County Republican Party fundraiser event in March....

 2022-01-25 23:03 

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Free N95 masks are arriving at pharmacies and grocery stores. Here's how to get yours...

Some retailers are starting to get the first wave of the 400 million free masks being distributed by the federal government. Every person is allowed to receive up to three masks....

 2022-01-25 22:50 

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Apple's Tim Cook wins restraining order against woman, citing trespassing and threats...

A judge granted a restraining order against a woman who allegedly showed up twice to Cook's home in Palo Alto. The filing states she also threatened Cook with photos of a handgun....

 2022-01-25 22:22 

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Critics say infrastructure projects won't make a big enough impact on climate change...

As Washington gears up to dole out hundreds of billions of dollars in new infrastructure funds, critics say not enough will go to projects addressing climate change and issues of racial inequality....

 2022-01-25 22:22 

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Remembering trailblazing fashion designer Thierry Mugler, dead at 73...

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler reshaped the fashion world, centering wildly inventive concepts and creating space for queer voices. On Sunday, he died at the age of 73....

 2022-01-25 22:22 

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Encore: 'Don't Stop Believin'' goes on and on, because we need it to...

Cheesy, inspiring and enormously popular, Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" is a song which became an American Anthem long after it was released....

 2022-01-25 22:08 

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Abortion restrictions may tighten, when many already struggle to access the procedure...

Abortion could be further restricted later this year when the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to overturn Roe v. Wade. For many, there are already barriers to accessing the procedure....

 2022-01-25 22:02 

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After 10 days in office, Virginia Gov. Youngkin is facing blowback over new policies...

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration is pushing a conservative agenda including banning masks in schools, firing professors and urging parents to report critical race theory....

 2022-01-25 22:02 

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Encore: Eat your feelings — and cook them, too, with these new catharsis cookbooks...

A lot has been said about the joy of cooking, but what about the fury? A host of new cookbooks right now aim to help cooks pound, grate and shred their feelings about the state of the world....

 2022-01-25 21:47 

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Encore: Procrastination is more than putting things off. Here's how to kick the habit...

According to therapist Anastasia Locklin, procrastinating isn't a sign of laziness. It's your inner critic come to life. In this episode, she explains how you can kick the habit....

 2022-01-25 21:47 

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How the Ukraine crisis could reset the global balance of power...

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Gideon Rachman of 'The Financial Times' about how China and Russia could leverage the Ukraine crisis to reduce U.S. influence around the world and reset the world order....

 2022-01-25 21:37 

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Mexico has become a world leader of gender equality in politics...

In Mexico, half of Congress is now female and seven of the country's 32 governors are women. This is partly due to changing attitudes but also to federally mandated gender equality laws....

 2022-01-25 21:37 

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The military is now in charge of the West African country of Burkina Faso...

In Western Africa, a military coup has removed Burkina Faso's democratically elected president from office....

 2022-01-25 21:09 

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Omicron's stealthy subvariant: Today So Far...

From "Stealth Omicron" to how stagnant air should affect our pandemic decision making. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for Jan. 25, 2022....

 2022-01-25 20:20 

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Hospitals use a lottery to allocate scarce COVID drugs for the immunocompromised...

So far the government has distributed about 300,000 doses of Evusheld, a new drug that protects against COVID-19. Some 7 million Americans could benefit from the drug right away....

 2022-01-25 19:47 

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Readers' global wishes for 2022: More kindness, more nature . and kitties!...

What could the world achieve this year if we had a limitless budget and full support from global leaders? Our audience shares their heartfelt ideas....

 2022-01-25 18:31 

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A Black man jailed instead of a white male felon with a similar name is suing police...

Nevada police thought Shane Lee Brown, who is Black, was Shane Neal Brown, who is white, taller and roughly twice as old. Now, Shane Lee Brown has filed suit, seeking $500,000 in damages....

 2022-01-25 18:23 

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Shark bites surged in 2021, rebounding from a drop earlier in the pandemic...

Still, the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File says the high number of shark bites and deaths last year was on par with long-term averages....

 2022-01-25 18:08 

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A veteran won a $4 million lottery prize using the numbers from a fortune cookie...

The North Carolina man turned his meal at an Asian restaurant into a Mega Millions jackpot when his cookies turned out to be extra-fortunate....

 2022-01-25 14:56 

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Pfizer and BioNTech begin testing an omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine...

Though people who are vaccinated and boosted appear to be better protected against omicron, the highly contagious variant has still led to breakthrough cases and a surge in infections worldwide....

 2022-01-25 13:04 

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State lawmakers take aim at fake vaxx cards...

It's a crime to use a fake ID to buy beer. Should it also be a crime to use a fake vaccination card so you can get into a bar to buy beer? State lawmakers are thinking about it and KUOW's Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins has details....

 2022-01-25 12:21 

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Labor issues put a squeeze on America's $50 billion ski industry...

Ski industry conglomerate Vail Resorts is pushing back against criticism over staff pay and other operational struggles due to labor issues made worse by the omicron surge....

 2022-01-25 11:53 

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If you enjoy solitude and beer, this may be the perfect job for you...

There's an opening for the next landlord of Piel Island, which is about half a mile off England's northwestern coast. A big responsibility will be running a centuries-old pub called The Ship Inn....

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