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Dave Ross and Colleen O'Brien get you connected first thing in the morning. They tell you what happened while you were sleeping, how are stories developing and what you can expect when you walk out your front door.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bertha will cost 125 Million
Bertha will cost $125 Million. As of right now, the state has rejected the additional funding needed to fund the repairs on the BERTHA project. But the battle for who will end up footing the bill is far from over, according to State Senator Mark Schoesler who joins us.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Legal tobacco age may raise to 21
King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board is suggesting the state legislature raise the age to legally buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. More than a month after a landslide buried a neighborhood in Oso, killing at least 41 people, recovery efforts continue on a much smaller scale.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr. Ed Lu on preventing asteroids from hitting Earth - before it's a near threat
Lu says the largest asteroids - the world-ending apocalyptic ones, are being tracked, by telescope (not by radar.) But asteroids that are just a little bit smaller, the much more common ones that would only say, destroy something the size of a large city, aren't being tracked at all.
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Obama to visit Oso
The president is visiting the site of the OSO Landslide today. Cogresswoman Suzan Delbene joins us in studio. Sports Insiders: Brock and Danny. Why would the Seahawks trade for another QB? Ed Lu, a former astronaut with over 200 days logged in space, and current CEO of the B612 foundation joins us to explain how the planet can protect itself from asteroids.
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Breaking the Costco code
Without a clear plan from their district, The Northwest Center's CEO Tom Everill says they've been working non-stop to find their own solution. Dave Ross Commentary: A college president uses the "W" word? Breaking the CostCo code
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Seattle Times writer talks about investigation into King County deputy
The King County sheriff put three deputies on leave this week but wouldn't say why they were taken off the job. Steve Miletich, who is covering the story for The Seattle Times, joins the show to discuss the case.
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Murder in Orting spawns citizen night patrols
The murder of resident Mike Compton shocked the small town of Orting. The search continues for whoever did it, but in the meantime, a group called Compton's Crew, named in honor of Mike Compton are going on nightly patrols looking for criminal activity. Chris Hopfauf, the leader of the crew, joins The Morning News.
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Free meals for law makers
Law makers are given about $120 a day for food, travel and housing, but are still accepting free meals. The only rule with free meals is that they are "infrequent." But what does infrequent mean? Dave Ross spoke with Josh Kerns about 'record store day. 'Whatever happened to that Seattle Waterfront parking lot that the city wanted to condemn and turn it into a public parking lot? Chris Sullivan investigates.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
20 year bike master plan
The city council just approved the new 20 year bike master plan, and it calls for protected bike lanes on 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th Avenues through downtown Seattle. Toyota is expected to unveil its line of hydrogen powered cars next year. John McElroy, from Detroit's Autoline Daily joins us. Sports Insiders: Danny O'Neil is in. Mariners blow it in the 9th.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Wild fire season
The fatal shooting spree in Kansas City this past Sunday that left three dead will be prosecuted as a hate crime. The gunman, seventy three year old Frazier Cross, was a well known white supremacist and member of the Ku Klux Klan. Tim Haeck reports on how some landowners in fire-prone areas are reducing the risk of a devastating loss.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Millennial generation influence on America's grocery stores
Millennial generation is often portrayed as a group of lazy and entitled Facebookers and Instagrammers. But the influence they have on Americas Grocery stores is huge.
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Sea trash in our oceans
Seattle Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer joins us talking about the trash issues in our oceans.
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Edward Lychik lost his leg, and is now running in the Boston Marathon
Edward Lychik,lost his leg in Afghanistan and is now running in the Boston Marathon.
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Tax day holiday
Today is an anti-Holiday of sorts. No one celebrates Tax day, but a number of local businesses are trying to help make it a little better.
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