Tacoma Police http://www.kplu.org en Do free speech rights include the right to carry a backpack? http://www.kplu.org/post/do-free-speech-rights-include-right-carry-backpack <p></p><p>A case involving protesters, U.S. Army Stryker vehicles and backpacks, that’s right backpacks, is being heard in a federal courtroom in Tacoma.&nbsp; The civil rights trial comes nearly six years after the actual protests took place at the Port of Tacoma.</p><p>(Click on the listen button to hear the complete story.)</p><p>The "no backpack" directive can be heard on this video from the March 2007 protests at the Port of Tacoma.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w9HrDJEN58</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 02:04:20 +0000 Paula Wissel 7509 at http://www.kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/wednesday-mornings-headlines-14 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Push to Preserve Iconic Seattle PI Globe</strong></li><li><strong>Warnings of Phone Scams</strong></li><li><b>Plea Deal for JBLM Soldier Likely for Afghan War Crimes</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>It&#39;s About the PI</strong></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; ">Some Seattle City Council members are concerned the iconic globe atop the seattlepi.com offices on the city&#39;s central waterfront may go away if it&#39;s not protected. They&#39;re considering landmark status for neon-lighted orb that has been spinning for 63 years. It has survived the company&#39;s shift from daily newspaper to a smaller, online-only venture.</p><p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:28:31 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1056 at http://www.kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines