Lindsay Lowe http://www.kplu.org en Black firefighters march in downtown Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/black-firefighters-march-downtown-seattle <p>More than 150 black firefighters marched through downtown Seattle on Wednesday to honor their colleagues who died in service.</p><p>The march was organized by <a href="http://www.sbffa.org/">Seattle&#39;s chapter</a> of the <a href="http://www.iabpf.org/">International Association of Black Professional Firefighters</a>. After the march, they held a memorial for fallen service members at Seattle&rsquo;s First United Methodist church.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:51:49 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5986 at http://www.kplu.org Black firefighters march in downtown Seattle Weird questions you have to answer to become a U.S. citizen http://www.kplu.org/post/weird-questions-you-have-answer-become-us-citizen <p>Have you ever been a &ldquo;habitual drunkard?&rdquo; What about a Communist? And exactly where were you between the dates of March 23, 1933 and May 8, 1945?</p><p>If you want to become a citizen of the United States, get ready to answer these questions---and about a hundred more---on the <a href="http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/n-400.pdf" target="_blank">U.S. citizenship application form, the N-400.</a></p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5977 at http://www.kplu.org Weird questions you have to answer to become a U.S. citizen Seattle tattoo expo shows it's hard to stop at one http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-tattoo-expo-shows-its-hard-stop-one <p>Around 5,000 tattoo enthusiasts gathered at the <a href="http://www.seattletattooexpo.com/">Seattle Tattoo Expo</a> this weekend to celebrate the art of tattooing, and maybe even get inked themselves. Tattoo artists completed more than 1,500 new tattoos throughout the weekend.</p><p>We saw a lot of people with multiple tattoos and that made us wonder: Once you get one tattoo, is it hard to stop?</p><p>&quot;There&#39;s certainly an addictive quality to the whole process,&rdquo; said Jeff Cornell, a tattoo artist.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:08:07 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5965 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle tattoo expo shows it's hard to stop at one Get ready: Major road closures this weekend in Seattle region http://www.kplu.org/post/get-ready-major-road-closures-weekend-seattle-region <p>If you have to drive this weekend, you should plan on leaving a lot of extra time, as several major roads will be completely closed.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Everybody is going to be touched by this weekend&rsquo;s construction, whether you live in Renton or Seattle or Bellevue or Lake Stevens or Snohomish,&quot; says Jamie Holter with the <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/">State Department of Transportation</a>.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:48:18 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5943 at http://www.kplu.org Get ready: Major road closures this weekend in Seattle region How do you move a four-ton street clock? http://www.kplu.org/post/how-do-you-move-four-ton-street-clock <p>The <a href="http://www.historyismoving.org/">Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)</a> is in the process of moving from Seattle&rsquo;s Montlake neighborhood to the Armory building in South Lake Union.</p><p>MOHAI has been around for nearly 60 years, and some people call it &ldquo;Seattle&rsquo;s attic.&rdquo; It has a huge collection of historical objects from the Puget Sound region.</p><p>The museum has transported over 50,000 pieces already, and not all of them fit inside a box.</p><p>Here are just a few of the things they&#39;ve moved:</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5934 at http://www.kplu.org How do you move a four-ton street clock? Unexpected consequence of Seattle's bag ban: Carrying stuff http://www.kplu.org/post/unexpected-consequence-seattles-bag-ban-carrying-stuff <p>It&rsquo;s been a month since single-use plastic shopping bags <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-ban-plastic-shopping-bags-kicks-soon">were banned in Seattle</a>. Now, if you buy groceries, clothes or pretty much anything else, you can either bring your own bag or pay 5 cents for a paper one.&nbsp;</p><p>At KPLU, some of us have had to admit it &ndash; instead of paying the 5 cents, we loaded our arms with our new purchases and tramped off to our car/bus/home.</p><p>And, we&rsquo;re not alone.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 01:15:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5840 at http://www.kplu.org Unexpected consequence of Seattle's bag ban: Carrying stuff Smashed windshield a sign of Washington's troubled roadways http://www.kplu.org/post/smashed-windshield-sign-washingtons-troubled-roadways <p>When a chunk of I-5 flew up and smashed through the windshield of a car carrying a family of four, the dangers of Washington&#39;s crumbling roadways became all too real.</p><p>&quot;The rock hit me so hard in the chest, it literally took my breath away,&quot; Henry Jessop, who was in the passenger seat<a href="http://www.komonews.com/news/local/163364586.html">, told KOMO</a>. His son Ian and his daughter were in the back seat, and his wife was behind the wheel.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:29:20 +0000 Jake Ellison, Lindsay Lowe & Evan Hoover 5696 at http://www.kplu.org Smashed windshield a sign of Washington's troubled roadways Bite of Seattle attempts 100 percent compostable http://www.kplu.org/post/bite-seattle-attempts-100-percent-compostable <p>Over 50 food vendors are pitching tents at the Seattle Center this weekend for the annual <a href="http://www.comcastbiteofseattle.com/">Bite of Seattle</a> food fest. Organizers are hoping to make this year&rsquo;s festival a zero-waste event. There are three new composting and recycling booths where visitors can dump their plates and forks.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:14:43 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5664 at http://www.kplu.org Bite of Seattle attempts 100 percent compostable Seattle's Duck Dodge turns 38 http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-duck-dodge-turns-38 <p>Summer is underway, and with it comes a long-standing Seattle tradition: the <a href="http://www.duckdodge.org/index.php">Duck Dodge.</a> Nearly every Tuesday night, dozens of sailboats and dinghies do laps around a triangular course on Seattle&#39;s Lake Union. The Dodge has been around for 38 years, and it draws anywhere from 50 to 90 boats each week.</p><p>Captain Jiri Senkyrik, a Duck Dodge regular, says the prizes are dignity, pride, and a little gold duck sticker to display on your mast.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe & Mallory Kaniss 5585 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Duck Dodge turns 38 The hunt is back on for gypsy moths in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/hunt-back-gypsy-moths-washington <p>The gypsy moth is considered to be the most destructive forest pest in the country. When they&#39;re caterpillars, they have a voracious appetite for almost any kind of tree or bush, and they can strip a tree bare overnight.</p><p>Gypsy moth caterpillars<a href="http://agr.wa.gov/PlantsInsects/InsectPests/GypsyMoth/ControlEfforts/7ReasonsToEradicate.aspx"> are capable of defoliating</a> hundreds of thousands of acres of forest per year. This month, the <a href="http://agr.wa.gov/PlantsInsects/InsectPests/GypsyMoth/">Washington State Department of Agriculture</a> is installing thousands of gypsy moth traps around the state.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5513 at http://www.kplu.org The hunt is back on for gypsy moths in Washington Seattle's space shuttle trainer getting new parts this weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-space-shuttle-trainer-getting-new-parts-weekend <p>NASA is making a special delivery to Seattle this weekend. If you go to the <a href="http://www.museumofflight.org/">Museum of Flight </a>on Saturday morning, you&rsquo;ll see one of the world&rsquo;s biggest cargo planes land in the parking lot. It&rsquo;s carrying the cockpit and crew cabin of a<a href="http://www.museumofflight.org/space-shuttle-trainer"> full-sized space shuttle trainer</a>.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5418 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's space shuttle trainer getting new parts this weekend Record turnout expected at Pride Parade; Gregoire is grand marshal http://www.kplu.org/post/record-turnout-expected-pride-parade-gregoire-grand-marshal <p>Seattle&#39;s <a href="http://www.seattlepride.org/pride-parade.html">38th annual Pride Parade</a> is coming up this Sunday. The parade usually draws big crowds, but with a referendum on same-sex marriage on the November ballot, parade organizers are expecting a record turnout.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;I think we&rsquo;re going to see an increase this year, especially with the marriage referendum out there,&quot; says Adam Rosencrantz, the board president of Seattle Out and Proud, the group hosting the parade. &quot;People are going to come out and support us and show their excitement.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5351 at http://www.kplu.org Record turnout expected at Pride Parade; Gregoire is grand marshal #MicCheckWallStreet rallies in Seattle against student loan hikes http://www.kplu.org/post/miccheckwallstreet-rallies-seattle-against-student-loan-hikes <p>Fed up with the rising costs of college education and the prospect of interest on student loans doubling on July 1, a new student coalition in Seattle has started making some noise &ndash; with pots and pans and whatever else they can take to the streets with.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:40:59 +0000 Evan Hoover & Lindsay Lowe 5338 at http://www.kplu.org #MicCheckWallStreet rallies in Seattle against student loan hikes Divers soar to get on Olympic team at Federal Way event http://www.kplu.org/post/divers-soar-get-olympic-team-federal-way-event <p>You might not be able to make it to London for the summer Olympics, but this week at the <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/pools.aspx">Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center</a> in Federal Way, you can <a href="http://www.seattlesports.org/site579.php">watch some of the nation&rsquo;s top athletes</a> vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Diving team.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:55:16 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5332 at http://www.kplu.org Divers soar to get on Olympic team at Federal Way event Summer camps: Here we go again! http://www.kplu.org/post/summer-camps-here-we-go-again <p>With report cards mailed out and lockers scrubbed clean, it&#39;s time to say <em>goodbye </em>to school and <em>hello </em>to summer camps. Many working parents have spent months scrambling to fill their kids&#39; idle time this summer. Seattle writer Tim Haywood can relate to this and all the complications that go with it.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5261 at http://www.kplu.org Summer camps: Here we go again!