Gary Davis en Same-sex marriage backers declare victory; video tells couple's story <p><em>"I just phoned our son up in Bellingham and said, get ready for the wedding."</em></p><p>Washington United for Marriage has declared victory in the same-sex marriage referendum. Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote last night.</p><blockquote><p>“This is a clear win,” the group's campaign manager Zach Silk said in a press release.</p><p>“We have run the numbers every which way, and we can now confidently say that we have won. This is an historic day for Washington, an historic day for our country and, most of all, for families across the state who have dreamed of this day and the wedding celebrations to come.”</p></blockquote><p>So far, official “Yes” votes have a slight advantage of 52 to 48 percent.&nbsp;Counties were expected to post additional vote results Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>However the group said in the press release:</p><blockquote><p>With 60 percent of the vote counted, R74 already has the support of 65 percent of King County and is performing well in key Eastern Washington counties.&nbsp; Simply put, it’s now impossible for opponents to overcome the 52-48 percent spread for R74.</p></blockquote><p><strong>Video</strong>:&nbsp;KPLU&nbsp;videographer David Kellogg captured the hopes and tensions of election night as one same-sex couple waited for elections results:</p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:32:45 +0000 Gary Davis & KPLU News Staff 7044 at Same-sex marriage backers declare victory; video tells couple's story Why should Seattle dance with Stern, NBA again? <p>If the backers of a plan to build a new sports arena in Seattle&#39;s SoDo area are successful, they&#39;ll be looking to attract both a professional hockey club&nbsp;<em>and</em>&nbsp;a professional basketball team as marquis tenants.</p><p>Seattle and King County lawmakers are poring over the proposal&#39;s details. In the coming weeks they&#39;ll cast votes on the arena plan, its call for up to $200 million in public bonds (to be paired with $300 million in private funds), a plan championed by investor Chris Hansen.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:15:33 +0000 Gary Davis 5580 at Why should Seattle dance with Stern, NBA again? Kent native rewrites NCAA basketball record book <p><i>Update Wed., March 23, 12:00 p.m. </i></p><p><i>Gonzaga will play Louisville in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA women&#39;s college basketball tournament. Saturday&#39;s game in Spokane begins at 6 </i><i>p.m</i><i>.</i></p><p><strong>The first college basketball player</strong> to score 2,000 career points and rack up 1,000 assists is a 5&#39;8&quot; Gonzaga guard who last night helped lead her team&nbsp;<a href="">into the Sweet 16</a> of the NCAA Women&#39;s championships. Courtney Vandersloot led the Bulldogs upset of UCLA in Spokane, 89-75.</p><p>Gonzaga&#39;s victory ensured their next tournament game would be in front of a hometown crowd in the NCAA&#39;s Spokane regional. They will face the winner of tonight&#39;s Xavier-Louisville contest on March 26th.&nbsp;</p><p>Vandersloot&nbsp;<a href="">scored 29 points against the Bruins</a>, 21 of them in the second half, and tallied 17 assists. Teammate Kayla Standish scored 30, and Gonzaga won it&#39;s 20th consecutive game.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:27:16 +0000 Gary Davis 1048 at Kent native rewrites NCAA basketball record book John Pizzarelli: Always ‘on’, always John <p><img alt="" src="file:///C:/Users/JUSTIN%7E1.KPL/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png"></p><p>We've said it before and we'll say it again: Having guitarist/vocalist/storyteller, John Pizzarelli, as a guest in the KPLU studios is always great fun. He loves making music, he loves telling stories and he loves entertaining his fans.</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:02:46 +0000 Abe Beeson, Nick Morrison & Gary Davis 964 at John Pizzarelli: Always ‘on’, always John No end of the line for Boeing 767? <p></p><p>The future might be a bit brighter for aerospace workers in the Puget Sound region. Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Jim Albaugh says the company can still find customers for its wide-body 767. He says the line won't be shut down, even if Boeing doesn't win the competition to build refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force.</p><p><b>Change in stance</b></p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 20:49:06 +0000 Gary Davis 718 at No end of the line for Boeing 767? Skiers and snowboarders digging all the snow <P>Maybe you don't ski or snowboard, or even particularly like the snow. But there's so much enjoyment from watching the beautiful images captured by Herald of Everett reporters on Wednesday.&nbsp; It was opening day at Stevens Pass. Thu, 02 Dec 2010 22:48:38 +0000 Gary Davis 262 at Skiers and snowboarders digging all the snow Thursday morning's headlines <p><em>A new plan to deal with traffic-jamming snow and ice on the roads, A Fort Lewis-based soldier gets a court martial plea deal, no special session agreement - yet, and Grammy nods for Northwest bands.</em></p><p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 13:50:57 +0000 Gary Davis 261 at Thursday morning's headlines Cornish College names new president <p>Cornish College will welcome its first woman president since the arts school was established <a href=";file_id=3364">by Nellie Cornish in 1914</a>.&nbsp; Dr. Nancy Uscher will leave her position as provost of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and join the Seattle arts school in August next year. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:22:30 +0000 Gary Davis 251 at Cornish College names new president Wednesday morning's headlines <p><em>Thousands to lose jobless benefits, Tacoma finds limits to saving Old City Hall, and today is World AIDS Day. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 14:31:33 +0000 Gary Davis 248 at Wednesday morning's headlines Seattle's Neptune Theatre to get renovation, become live performance venue <P>The historic Neptune, a 90-year old U District movie palace, will soon be a showcase for live performances. <A href="">Seattle Theatre Group announced </A>it will take over the <A href="">Neptune's</A> lease from Landmark Theatres in February. Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:24:15 +0000 Gary Davis 238 at Seattle's Neptune Theatre to get renovation, become live performance venue Tuesday morning's headlines <P>Worries over&nbsp;Tacoma's&nbsp;historic&nbsp;Old City Hall,&nbsp;&nbsp;over state pension funds, and a big snowstorm&nbsp;in the&nbsp;Cascades and eastern Washington. Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:03:45 +0000 Gary Davis 236 at Tuesday morning's headlines Dog Electrocuted on Seattle Sidewalk <p>Seattle City Light is apologizing to a Queen Anne neighborhood family whose dog was electrocuted Thanksgiving Day while on a walk along a city sidewalk.&nbsp;Lisa McKibben <a href=",0,5291316.story">tells KCPQ-TV </a>she wasn't sure what had happened at first:</p><blockquote><p>“I couldn't tell because he was just convulsing so much and just screeching I didn't know what was happening and I was screaming for someone to help me,” said McKibbin.</p> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:25:39 +0000 Gary Davis 237 at Dog Electrocuted on Seattle Sidewalk Designer Christmas trees duke it out for charity <p>Glamour Barbie dolls, pink poodles, and the fishnet stockinged-leg lamp popularized in the movie&nbsp;<em>A Christmas Story</em> are part of the festive view at Seattle's downtown Westin Hotel. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 23:06:12 +0000 Gary Davis 232 at Designer Christmas trees duke it out for charity Monday morning's headlines <P>Honoring the 'Lakewood Four', a fire erupts at a Tumwater business, and signs that donations to nonprofits may be on the rise. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:00:56 +0000 Gary Davis 226 at Monday morning's headlines A Thanksgiving welcome for Tent City campers <p>Some Maple Leaf area kids intent on extending a warm welcome to the residents of the newest Tent City/Nickelsville&nbsp;site in northeast Seattle are hand-delivering Thanksgiving breakfasts today.</p><p> Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:06:26 +0000 Gary Davis 221 at A Thanksgiving welcome for Tent City campers