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Legislature looks at changing ethics investigations

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February 10, 2015 - 10:47 am

By John Stang

Sen. Pam Roach feels Lt. Gov. Brad Owen’s pain. So does Sen. Don Benton.

Owen’s pain is a $15,000 fine that the Washington Executive Ethics Board levied against him last September for running his nonprofit anti-drug program out of his public office. The fine has $5,000 suspended with the assumption of [...]

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Top Ten February 2nd – 8th:

Weekly Top Ten

February 9, 2015 - 12:27 pm

  1. Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red)
  2. Heroes Of The Dancefloor  Shelter  (independent)
  3. Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph)
  4. Anne McCue  Blue Sky Thinkin’  (Flying Machine)
  5. Latin Bitman  Airplane  (Nacional)
  6. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  7. [...]

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Senators offer carbon and energy alternatives

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February 5, 2015 - 1:56 pm

By John Stang

Some state senators want to tweak Initiative 937 to encourage new efforts at reducing carbon emissions in Washington.

The proposed change to the 2006 voter-approved measure on the use of alternative energy sources by electric utilities is one part of GOP-originated proposals on energy and carbon-reduction unveiled at a Wednesday press conference [...]

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Oil train safety bill prompts debate about public notifications

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February 4, 2015 - 9:44 am

By John Stang

Should the public know when oil trains come through and what type of oil they are carrying?

That question was debated Tuesday at a Washington House Environment  Committee hearing on an oil train safety bill introduced by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D- Seattle.

The Western States Petroleum Association, two railroads and at [...]

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Top Ten January 26th – February 1st:

Weekly Top Ten

February 2, 2015 - 10:54 am

  1. Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red)
  2. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  3. Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph)
  4. Bill Frisell  Guitar in the Space Age  (Okeh)
  5. Anne McCue  Blue Sky Thinkin’  (Flying Machine)
  6. The Stray Birds  [...]

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Music of the Moment:

Close Up Needle on Record

February 2, 2015 - 10:47 am

5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month:

1. Bettye LaVette Worthy (Cherry Red) – Bettye just celebrated her 69th birthday and she displays all her singing prowess on her 11th solo recording.  Produced by Joe Henry, who once again surrounded her with a terrific group of [...]

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Hamilton Middle School Vocal Jazz LIVE on KBCS

January 30, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Every Winter, the Bellevue College Vocal Jazz Ensemble hosts their annual Pacific Vocal Jazz Festival, featuring over a dozen vocal jazz choirs from schools across Puget Sound.

Students from Hamilton International Middle School Vocal Jazz Ensemble stopped by the station for a tour and graced us with a little impromptu [...]

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Olympia Cheers on Seahawks!

January 30, 2015 - 3:10 pm

 

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Tyler Hawkins, 5, and his mom, Shawna, shout as loud as they can, along with 350 other people, at noon Friday on the Capitol steps in Olympia in support the Seahawks. His brother Luke, 7, and dad, [...]

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Cowboy Valentines

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January 30, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Join 91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club for an evening of musical valentines to Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain. Ten performers will tackle literary themes of love, money, cowboys, campfires, family, sheep, fishing and time.

You can add a romantic cowboy prix fixe dinner to your

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$12 minimum wage bill passes its first hurdle

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January 29, 2015 - 4:06 pm

By John Stang

A bill to increase Washington’s minimum wage cleared the House Labor Committee Thursday by a 4-3 party-line vote.

The Democrats’ committee victory means that Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D- Seattle, now has to nail down 50 votes to for her bill to pass the full House. It would increase Washington’s minimum wage [...]

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