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August 15, 2013 - Hour: 2

Originally aired: Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Mayor and SPD say that crime downtown has been decreasing, but the Seattle Times reports crime numbers over the past 5 years remain steady with spikes during the summer months. John says there needs to be one specific metric to judge crime in a one specific area. // Hundreds demonstrated downtown yesterday in support of I-522, which would require food suppliers to label any genetically modified food. Advocates say it's a transparency issue while opponents say additional labeling would drive up costs for consumers. // Thousands of developments, apartments and condominiums across the Northwest ban drying laundry outdoors. But advocates for line-drying want to change that. We talk to Jon Howland, a teacher and former volunteer with Sightline Institute, an energy-policy nonprofit in Seattle. He thinks Washington should become a "right to dry" state. // SPD will be handing out fun-sized bags of Doritos to marijuana smokers at this weekend's Hempfest. John says this is an instance of SPD symbolism over substance. Dave says Hempfest is no longer relevant. Your turn.

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