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Tardy to school? You can no longer be suspended for that in Washington state

The school year starts in a few weeks in Washington. This year, no public school student can be expelled just because they are tardy or have unexcused absences on their record.

20 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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The story of one of America's first politically active athletes isn't what you think

Author Dave Zirin co-wrote a book with former Seahawks star Michael Bennett about being an athlete who is also politically outspoken. Now Zirin's new book is about one of America's first activist athletes, it's called "Jim Brown: Last Man Standing."

51mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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Boycotting chinook salmon to save orcas? It won't do much

Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington fisheries science professor Ray Hilborn about whether boycotting chinook salmon will help the recovery of southern resident killer whales.

4mins

18 Aug 2018

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Welcome to SeaCouver! Envisioning the Northwest of the future

In the struggle to shape what life on earth will be like years from now, visionary futurists inspire us with dread and hope at turns. Author Brenda Cooper captures both in her books. Perhaps her day job as the Chief Information Officer at the city of Kirkland helps her see clearly how things are now and might change in the future.

58mins

18 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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Can modular homes help the city's housing affordability crisis?

Ross Reynolds talks to Janet Pope, executive director of the Compass Housing Alliance. The group has been trying to build lower cost modular housing for homeless and low-income people for several years now. We look at why it's taking so long and what difference the modular style of building might make.

9mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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How important is the 'Crazy Rich Asians' film?

The new film Crazy Rich Asians features the first all-Asian cast since the Joy Luck Club . We speak to Hsiao-Ching Chou , author of Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir Fries, Soups and More , Naomi Ishisaka , journalist, photographer and former editor in chief of ColorsNW Magazine and Annie Kuo, journalist and public relations manager for the Seattle Asian American Film Festival.

18mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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Some immigrants withdraw from public benefits for fear of losing green cards

Ross Reynolds talk to Sarah Sumadi, senior program manager at One America, and Aliya Haq, nutrition services supervisor with the International Community Health Services, about a rule change that could allow federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants if they've used public benefits. Aliya talks about the immigrants who have already chosen to stop receiving benefits with her group, for fear it would affect their immigration status.

11mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #7

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This Yakima newspaper isn't backing down from Trump's attacks on the press

Kim Malcolm talks with Yakima Herald editorial page editor Sam McManis about why he published an editorial denouncing President Trump's attacks on the press. The Yakima Herald joined hundreds of newspapers across the country that published editorials promoting press freedoms.

4mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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Tuck some berries in your cake, says this Seattle baker

Right now, the markets are brimming with berries. Charlie Dunmire is scoping out the berries at the stands, taking mental notes before deciding which ones she’ll buy. “Blackberries and raspberries are perfect for cakes right now because you can just stuff them in between the layers,” she said. “You don’t have to cook them down or anything, it’s so nice."

3mins

17 Aug 2018

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Week In Review: Live from Renton!

After Richard Russell stole, flew and crashed a Horizon Air Q400 turboprop, an odd thing started popping up online: YouTube tribute videos. What drives people to glorify an incident like that and what can we learn from it?

50mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #10