One Reel http://www.kplu.org en Bumbershoot aims for improved 2011, hopes for better weather http://www.kplu.org/post/bumbershoot-aims-improved-2011-hopes-better-weather <p>Seattle&#39;s venerable end of summer music festival is making changes to avoid a repeat of last year&#39;s event: disappointing ticket sales. Festival organizers cited heavy rains for keeping people away, but the changes suggest last year&#39;s tickeing schemes may have played a role.</p><p>Bumbershoot producer One Reel announced it will&nbsp;<a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/musicnightlife/2014496795_bumbershoot15.html">drop a discount ticket plan</a> that excluded main stage shows. Instead, it will return to tickets good for all shows, according to The Seattle Times.</p><p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:32:26 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1012 at http://www.kplu.org Bumbershoot aims for improved 2011, hopes for better weather Friday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-10 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Pierce County Deputy Dies</strong></li><li><strong>Boeing Rival Expected to Concede Tanker Fight</strong></li><li><strong>Seattle&#39;s Big Fireworks Show Will Return</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Shock at Pierce County Sheriff&#39;s Office</b></p><p>Pierce County&#39;s law enforcement officers are &quot;in shock&quot; today <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/pierce-county-deputy-dies-after-being-treated-duty-injuries">after the sudden death of sheriff&#39;s deputy</a>. Shandon Wright died at home yesterday evening, a day after undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury that happened on the job last year.</p><p><a href="http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2011/03/03/pierce-county-sheriffs-deputy-dies-from-surgery-related-to-on-duty-assault/">Fifty off-duty officers responded</a> to his South Hill home upon hearing the news, according to the News Tribune&#39;s Stacia Glenn. The exact cause of Wright&#39;s death is being investigated.</p><p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:19:08 +0000 KPLU News Staff 926 at http://www.kplu.org Friday morning's headlines