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 Program Aims To Make Kids More Critical Of Junk Food Ads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Researchers in Washington are trying a new approach to the growing problem of childhood obesity. They plan to teach kids to be more media savvy — and less susceptible to all those junk food ads.

 Technology At Seattle's Space Age World's Fair | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. The event gave visitors a peek at how they might communicate and use something called a computer in the 21st dentury. In the third part of our series on the fair, produced with Jack Straw Productions, Harriet Baskas looks at some of technological innovations unveiled at Seattle's Space Age World's Fair.

 Museum Opens At 'Cuckoo's Nest' Film Site | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A 130–year–old mental institution might seem like an odd place for a museum. But historians and mental health advocates have fought to preserve and tell the Oregon State Hospital's long and sordid history. Starting this month, the public can tour a section of the restored main hospital building which was featured in the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

 Public Employee Pay Raises Become Issue In Wash. Governor's Race | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The issue of pay raises for public employees is quickly becoming an issue in Washington's race for governor. There's much to debate including: a cost of living increase for teachers, a dollar–an–hour pay hike for unionized homecare workers. And an end to a 3 percent pay cut for state workers. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

 Differing Ideas Offered To Avoid Repeat Of Wash. Wolf Pack Kill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The director of Washington's Fish and Wildlife Department Friday said he hopes never again to have to order the killing of an entire wolf pack, as happened last month. In Olympia Friday, cattlemen and wolf lovers offered the agency radically different ideas for how to avoid a repeat. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

 Wash. Gubernatorial Candidates On The Environment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The Washington gubernatorial candidates are in the final weeks of campaigning. Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee are touring the state for photo opportunities and debates. There's usually a question thrown in about environmental issues, but overall, the environment hasn't been a major focus in this election. KUOW's environment reporter Ashley Ahearn has our story.

 Washington Governor Extends State Of Emergency And Burn Ban | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Dryer than normal conditions prompted Washington Governor Chris Gregoire to declare a State of Emergency and extend a ban on outdoor fires. KUOW's Patricia Murphy reports.

 Seattle Ethics And Elections Commission Will Investigate Police Retaliation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission has agreed to investigate a case of alleged retaliation by the Seattle Police Department. It's the first time the city's ethics commission has looked at police conduct.

 'Silent Earthquakes' Ripple Under Cascadia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Parts of Washington and Oregon are in the midst of silent earthquakes this week. You can't feel this so–called slow–slip quake and it doesn't cause damage. Still, scientists want to learn more about the recently discovered phenomenon.

 Univ. Of Idaho Gets Big Collection Of Opium Pipes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The "world's most comprehensive collection" of opium smoking paraphernalia has a new home; it's at the University of Idaho. A writer and collector, originally from San Diego, donated the exquisite antiques.

 Wash. State Supreme Court Says Toxic Cleanup Tax Is Constitutional | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the state's toxic cleanup tax. A ruling issued Thursday turns aside a challenge from gas station owners.

 UW 150: Founding The University Of Washington | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This year marks the 150 anniversary of the University of Washington. Today the UW is a respected institution of higher learning, serving more than 92,000 students on campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma. But it didn't quite start out this way. Feliks Banel explains.

 New Wash. Governor Will Face $1B Shortfall, $1B Education Bill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Both candidates for Washington governor have pledged to drive more money into education — without raising taxes. But the state faces a $1 billion shortfall in the next two year budget cycle. Plus, a recent Supreme Court ruling requires the state to come up with another $1 billion for schools.

 Flammable Gas In Hanford Waste Tanks Concerns Nuclear Watchdog | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A federal nuclear watchdog is pushing Hanford managers to come up with a fix for flammable gas that may be building up in underground waste tanks. This is the latest round of criticism of the nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.

 Schools Chief Asks For 39 Percent Budget Increase | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has asked for an additional $4.1 billion for basic education in his biennial budget proposal. KUOW's Ann Dornfeld reports.


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