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safe injection sites...
Tom and Curley Show

Will a new federal lawsuit impact Seattle’s plan for safe injection sites?

Local officials are keeping their eye on a new federal lawsuit against Safehouse, a Philadelphia nonprofit looking to open the country's first drug consumption site.
3 years ago
SPD, Seattle police, Ballard, unarmed cops...
Tom and Curley Show

Seattle hoping to draw experienced cops with $15,000 hiring bonus

It's been difficult for the SPD to recruit of late as a result of historically low unemployment, officer retirement, and hiring incentives offered by other jurisdictions both regionally and nationally.
3 years ago
telecommuting seattle...
Tom and Curley Show

Study: Seattle telecommuting rose sharply long before Viadoom

Telecommuting is rapidly rising in Seattle, which may account for the drop in traffic, regardless of Viadoom.
3 years ago
washington drivers...
Tom and Curley Show

Study: Washington drivers are talking on their phones a little less

A new study found that the percentage of people holding a cellphone dropped to 3.4 percent last year from 6 percent, and that 8.2 percent of drivers were distracted while the car was moving, down 1 percent.
3 years ago
sodo crime...
Tom and Curley Show

SoDo and Georgetown see 31 percent rise in crime

Known as The Flatlands, Sodo and Georgtown have seen crime rise 31 percent as of last year, compared to the mere 1 percent citywide rise.
3 years ago
milepost signs...
Tom and Curley Show

Hundreds of ’69’ and ‘420’ milepost signs have been stolen in Washington

People have been stealing "420" and "69" milepost signs, which led the Washington Department of Transportation to go ahead with a rather creative solution.
3 years ago
seattle soda tax...
Tom and Curley Show

If the Seattle soda tax doesn’t reduce consumption, should it be cut?

If the Seattle soda tax isn't shown to alter behavior, should it be cut or remain as a permanent tax to fund related healthcare and education?
3 years ago
seatac dogs...
Tom and Curley Show

TSA starts using floppy-ear dogs to reduce passenger stress

The Transportation Security Administration is benching many of their pointy-ear dogs in favor of more floppy-ear dog narcs, as they find them to be less scary to passengers and their kids.
3 years ago
2019, new year's, resolution...
Tom and Curley Show

Curley’s New Year’s resolution: Pretend every surface is hot

Curley has had his share of ridiculous New Year's resolutions, and this year is no different: pretend every surface is hot.
3 years ago
woodland park zoo panda...
Chason Gordon

The great Woodland Park Zoo red panda escape

Two red pandas made a getaway from their exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo, leading to a 15-hour standoff.
3 years ago
housing Seattle...
Tom and Curley Show

Using other cities’ solutions won’t fix Seattle’s housing problems

Minneapolis recently eliminated single-family zoning, in the hopes of creating more housing options. But can this actually help Seattle, or is it simply a case of civic envy?
3 years ago
earthrise...
Feliks Banel

Apollo 8 ‘Earthrise’ photographer calls Northwest home

It’s been 50 years since Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders took a photograph of a distant earth not quite looming over the lunar landscape, an image that’s since come to be known as “Earthrise.”
3 years ago
seattle homeless...
Tom and Curley Show

Why does Seattle outpace most of the country with rise in homeless?

Seattle homelessness rose 4 percent in 2018, and 5.6 percent in Washington state., far surpassing the national average rise of 0.3 percent.
3 years ago
homeless tents...
Tom and Curley Show

Seattle homeless tents becoming obstacles for those with disabilities

Homeless tents on sidewalks can be an impediment to those with disabilities in downtown Seattle.
3 years ago
NHL Seattle...
Tom and Curley Show

Will the NHL actually be embraced by Seattle?

Seattle isn't exactly what one might think of as a traditional hockey town. Will hockey be embraced here by locals?
3 years ago
seattle traffic...
Tom and Curley Show

New SDOT traffic report shows ‘slow death’ of Seattle driving

The annual traffic report from SDOT shows a slight decrease in cars on the road, but for John Curley, the road diet is more about eliminating cars than increasing traffic efficiency.
3 years ago
king county shootings...
Tom and Curley Show

Are shootings contagious? Prosecutors look at gun violence like disease

King County prosecutors believe shootings are contagious, and are using local crime data to try and prevent shootings before they happen.
3 years ago
sumner homeless...
Tom and Curley Show

Sumner homeless man returns $17,000 in cash: Should we be surprised?

A Sumner homeless man found $17,000 and turned it in to his local food bank. Why are stories like this surprising?
3 years ago
Starbucks...
Tom and Curley Show

Is Starbucks solving a non-existent problem by blocking pornography?

After intense public pressure, Starbucks is finally blocking customers from watching pornography on their WiFi, though Tom and Curley have never seen anyone do it.
3 years ago
lunch shaming...
Tom and Curley Show

North Thurston schools lose $21,000 in debt from ‘lunch shaming’ ban

The "lunch shaming" House Bill 2610 didn't come with funding, and many of the students racking up the debt aren't enrolled in the free and reduced priced lunch program.
3 years ago
environment, Seattle Green New Deal...
Tom and Curley Show

Do Washingtonians dislike taxes more than they like the environment?

Despite exit polls showing climate change was a chief concern among voters, the carbon-tax was voted down by significant margins two years in row.
3 years ago
seattle housing, rental, home buyers...
Tom and Curley Show

Can new disclosure laws help relieve Seattle’s housing market?

New rules from the U.S. Treasury Department now requires King County buyers paying for houses in cash to disclose their identity to law enforcement.
3 years ago
mayor Durkan...
Tom and Curley Show

Has Mayor Durkan finally found her footing after a year in office?

How is Mayor Jenny Durkan doing after her first year in office? A new stylistic approach may be helping her lead more effectively.
3 years ago
Amazon...
Tom and Curley Show

Can a former Amazon ‘bar raiser’ actually help you get a job?

A former Amazon "bar raiser" is offering his services to prospective employees interviewing at the company. But is it actually worth it, or is it about as helpful as an SAT training course?
3 years ago
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