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Dave Ross Commentary
Daily commentary from 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The real cost of a free lunch
The rules say that schools taking federal money to provide free or low-cost lunches have to meet standards for each meal. This has sparked some political debate.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Nothing could be finer than to throw the book at China
The Attorney General is accusing five Chinese military hackers of stealing trade secrets from American companies.
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Monday, May 19, 2014
Space feud
As anyone who’s ever served on the condominium board knows, perfect neighbors are hard to find. And so it is with the International Space station. In retaliation for our response to Russia’s annexation of part of Ukraine Russia’s deputy prime minister is threatening to ban US astronauts from taking the Soyuz spacecraft.
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Friday, May 16, 2014
Whose data gets to take the fast lane?
After the latest FCC vote, some critics are not so sure. They’re worried because the local connections that bring internet service into your home are primarily owned by four large corporations.
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Can search engines decide elections?
Psychologist Dr Robert Epstein (STINE) says according to his research the answer is YES. He recruited 2000 undecided voters in India and had them do Google searches on actual candidates in this month's election. But unbeknownst to his test subjects, Dr. Epstein was manipulating the search results.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
We have a rare intergenerational humor opportunity
You've heard the latest on the southern ice cap. According to the Internet's favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, it is not the end of civilization.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
It's not the violence
We tend assume that if you spend hours and hours shooting up people in a video game like Halo, all the violence can leave you angry. But it's not the violence.
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Monday, May 12, 2014
It may be time for new hashtag
he First Lady has helped spread the Twitter hashtag "#BringBackOurGirls" worldwide. But what is that hashtag REALLY saying? It’s saying "United States, do something."
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Friday, May 9, 2014
When every school is a failure
David Iseminger, a member of the Lake Stevens School Board in Washington State, where the legislature is in a tussle with US Education Secretary Arne Duncan over how to evaluate teachers.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Six feet nine inches of humility
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma Thunder was named the NBA’s 2014 most valuable player, and gave a tearful shout-out to his Mom that has now become famous… But what also impressed people who watched the whole speech … was his humility….
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
We just got another scary climate report
The latest White House report on Climate Change is very specific about what’s going to happen not just in a hundred years, but in about 30 years.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
America, it’s time to pray
The U.S. Supreme Court which so many have blamed for banishing prayer from the public square, has at least brought it back to city hall.
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Monday, May 5, 2014
Laughing ‘til it hurts
It was another mashup of politics, Hollywood and sports at the annual White House Correspondents dinner. There are so many stars now it has a red carpet – and while everybody’s on their best behavior – it’s never quite as much fun when your party’s not in the White House.
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Friday, May 2, 2014
Are you ready for a Bitcoin ATM?
Bitcoin is the digital currency that lives entirely on the internet.
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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Relax America, you have been saved
The US Senate has saved American workers from a wage increase yet again. It was a close call. The minimum wage bill has the support of a majority of Senators, and a majority of Americans. But we don’t want this to be too easy. Because if it was easy, the two sides couldn’t hold news conferences scolding each other…
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