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Monday, July 21, 2014
The Great Lake Washington Race
Tim Haeck took 520 from Bellevue, Chris Sullivan took I-90, and Jillian Raftery took her bike across I-90 for The Great Lake Washington Race.
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Friday, July 18, 2014
Who did it and why?
From expectant parents to emergency responders, planning has been going on for weeks to prepare for the I-90 construction nightmare. Josh Kerns spoke to a listener who is planning the birth of his child around the construction. CBS Military Analyst Major Mike Lyons. Who did it and why? The mystery surrounding the attack on civilian flight MH17 remains unsolved.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
GeekWire's Todd Bishop shares details on huge layoffs at Microsoft
Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April. GeekWire's Todd Bishop joins Seattle's Morning News with details.
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How to fight back when you've been wronged like man on nightmare Comcast call
Washington state's Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the type of call a Comcast customer found himself on with a worker who insisted on pestering him with questions when he just wanted to cancel his service wouldn't fly here in Washington.
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Microsoft to layoff 18,000
What do boats and President Obama have to do with the impending chokepoint on I-90? Geekwire's Todd Bishop is on the phone with more on the Microsoft layoffs. Sports Insiders: Minnesota Vikings punter spoke with KIRO's Luke Burbank. Kluwe is suing the Vikings to release the findings of an investigation on whether or not he was let go from the team because he publicly supported same sex marriage.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Shouldn’t the tolls be suspended?
Chris has been staying in touch with Jay Inslee during his trip to London. There's a kerfuffle over whether the state Transportation Commission should temporarily suspend the tolls across 520. Choke points. You only have two days left to figure-out your plan to avoid the I-90 nightmare that starts Friday night.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Inslee is in London and Dave is criticized for his role in ‘The Mikado’
Chris Sullivan spoke with Governor Inslee who is in London promoting the other Washington based aerospace companies. Sharon Chan of the Seattle Times is a critic of Dave's play 'The Mikato,' and says he is being racist by dressing as a Chinese person. They go back-and-forth.
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Seattle Times editorial columnist and Dave Ross go head-to-head over "yellow face" in "The Mikado"
KIRO Radio's Dave Ross stars in “The Mikado,” a comic opera. Sharon Pian Chan Seattle Times editorial columnist accuses the production of offending Asian-Americans.
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Monday, July 14, 2014
I-90 closed starting Friday, what’s your plan?
Starting Friday, only one lane of westbound I-90 will be open, and that disruption is going to last a week. Chris Sullivan found out why. Olson, a brain tumor researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, says scorpions may be the cure for cancer.
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Friday, July 11, 2014
Did Seattle's elected city attorney violate policy when he bought pot?
While it made for a good photo-op, City Attorney Pete Holmes could be in hot water for buying a couple baggies of marijuana at Seattle's first legal pot store on Tuesday. KIRO Radio's Brandi Kruse joins Seattle's Morning News to discuss whether Holmes should be disciplined for violating the city's drug-free workplace policy.
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Ship canal bridge merge and Congressman Adam Smith
Chokepoint: Ship canal bridge merge. Tim Haeck looks at the bold new strategy to fight what is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Now that the purchase and possession of marijuana is legal, what should we do with those who were previously convicted of crimes that no longer exist? President Obama has requested 3.7 BILLION dollars to deal with security in the affected regions. Congressman Adam Smith.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Stop smoking campaign features graphic images, smokers stories
The Centers for Disease Control is sponsoring a summer-long, stop-smoking ad campaign featuring graphic images and personal stories of suffering and struggle from former smokers.
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Bellevue police chief search and Boeing’s earning forecast
Every parent believes it can never happen to them, but a surprising number of children die every year from being in an overheated car. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is furious with our nation's colleges and universities. 236 four year institutions recently responded to a survey regarding sexual assault on campus. The city of Bellevue is looking for a new police chief. The search begins this month to replace Linda Pillo.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Patty Murray and a new chokepoint
Patty Murray is co-authoring a bill with Colorado Senator Mark Udall and it would ban all for-profit companies from denying employees any of the federally guaranteed health benefits. Chokepoint: Drivers versus pedestrians. Having a bunch of people walking downtown can be a sign of a vibrant city, but all those pedestrians can make getting around extremely difficult.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Cannabis strain resource
Leafly.com is a cannabis information resource that acts as an easy-to-use website and app. It is a handy, portable guide to over 800 marijuana strains, tinctures, concentrates, and edibles. Si Scoot co-founder of the site talks to us from Cannabis City, about the site’s abilities to filter over 80,000 user-submitted reviews on effects, flavors, and medical treatments. All to help people find the perfect marijuana options for their personal needs. Scoot discusses the latest cannabis news and lifestyle information.
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