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Bellevue criminals get to work and a microhousing rebuttal

Originally aired: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bellevue is letting some misdemeanor criminals work for the Parks Department instead of doing jail time. Jason loves the idea. It's a win on all sides. He suggests expanding the program to others who would benefit from doing labor for local government, including the long-term unemployed. // An anti-gun group is taking credit for a billboard comparing an AR-15 to apple pie and baseball getting taken down. The only problem is that the advertising company says the contract was simply up for the billboard and it was taken down due to that. They even have contracts to prove it. // Roger Valdez with Smart Growth Seattle, a microhousing advocacy group, took issue with a report on Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross today. He joins the show and defends microhousing saying critics are trying to keep the housing development market to themselves. // Facebook's new facial verification software called Deep Face can identify a person's face with almost the same accuracy as a human. Jason is incredibly creeped out by this, but it does remind him of a great idea he has.


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