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House Democrats ready to offer a state budget plan

The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia. The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia.

March 25, 2015 - 1:37 pm

By John Stang

The Washington House Democrats plan to unveil their 2015-2017 operating budget proposal on Friday, which will start to point to how this legislative session will really go.

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Top Ten March 16th – 22nd:

Weekly Top Ten

March 23, 2015 - 2:58 pm

Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (AntiEpitaph) Brandi Carlile  The Firewatcher’s Daughter  (ATO) Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch) Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red) Sarah Gayle Meech  Tennessee Love Song  (independent) The Decemberists  What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World  (Capitol) Andrew Combs  All These Dreams  (Coin) various artists  Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Celebration:

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Child Abuse

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March 18, 2015 - 2:03 pm

In 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported an estimated four children die every day as a result of child abuse.  Listen to a number of perspectives and personal experiences of child abuse and child sexual assault in this series. The hotline for the Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse is

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The Steel Wheels live on Music+Ideas with Sean Donovan

March 16, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Top Ten March 9th – 15th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 16, 2015 - 10:57 am

Brandi Carlile  The Firewatcher’s Daughter  (ATO) Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch) Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph) various artists  Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Celebration: Rarities From The Second Decade  (Signature Sounds) Andrew Combs  All These Dreams  (Coin) Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red) Danielle Nicole  Danielle Nicole EP  (Concord) The Mighty Mocambos  Showdown  (Légére)

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Seattle’s Priority Hire Law

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March 13, 2015 - 2:25 pm

A Priority Hire Ordinance passed 9:0 by the City of Seattle in January, 2015. This requires any public construction projects of $5 million or more to hire 20% of its workforce from economically distressed communities within Seattle and King County. KBCS Producer, Yuko Kodama interviewed a number of South Seattle residents on how this new

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Tacoma Immigration Detention Center Protest Update

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March 13, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Last March, hundreds of detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma performed a hunger strike. It was the first of two more at the Tacoma Northwest detention center and at immigration detention centers in Texas and Alabama. Today we get the update on conditions of the immigration detention center in Tacoma today and on

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Remembering Rachel Corrie and continuing her work

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March 9, 2015 - 5:55 pm

In March of 2003, 23 year old peace activist from Olympia Washington, Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition. Just last month, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to decade-long legal proceedings on whether the Israeli army

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Praise for Selma march, but no action on election bill

The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia. The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia.

March 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm

By John Stang

Amid universal praise for the Selma civil rights march, Washington’s Republican and Democratic senators passed a resolution commending the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for leading the historic walk 50 years ago this week.

Then the Senate’s minority Democrats took the occasion to try to bring a stalled election bill — tailored to provide greater representation for people of color — to the full Senate floor. The Majority Coalition Caucus of 25 Republicans and one Democrat immediately defeated the attempt.

Top Ten March 2nd – 8th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 9, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph) Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red) D’Angelo & The Vanguard  Black Messiah  (RCA) Danielle Nicole  Danielle Nicole EP  (Concord) Gill Landry  Gill Landry  (ATO) Brandi Carlile  The Firewatcher’s Daughter  (ATO) The Mavericks  Mono  (The Valory) various artists  Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Celebration: Rarities From The Second Decade  (Signature Sounds) Rhiannon

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