internet access http://www.kplu.org en Dustup over porn at Seattle library puts issue back in limelight http://www.kplu.org/post/dustup-over-porn-seattle-library-puts-issue-back-limelight <p>&ldquo;Mommy, what&rsquo;s that?&rdquo; Normally an innocent question from a child &hellip; unless you&rsquo;re at a Seattle Public Library!</p><p>Libraries around the country are frequently troubled by the conflict of your First Amendment right to view &ldquo;protected speech&rdquo; and others who just have to watch pornography in a public library setting.</p><p>The most recent <em>publicly exposed</em> incident in Seattle occurred at the Lake City branch of the Seattle library system. Julie Howe said in a public email that her 10-year-old daughter was disturbed after looking over the shoulder of a man last month as he watched pornography at the branch.</p><p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 22:25:11 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 4007 at http://www.kplu.org Dustup over porn at Seattle library puts issue back in limelight Seattle low-income students to get high-speed Internet access http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-low-income-students-get-high-speed-internet-access <p><span>The Seattle City Council voted Monday to provide high-speed Internet to low-income students for less than $10 a month. The Great Student Initiative is expected to help 16,000 of the 47,000 students in Seattle Public Schools who are on the free lunch program. </span></p><p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 21:45:56 +0000 Robin Cedar 2741 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle low-income students to get high-speed Internet access Families eligible for free lunch now qualify for cheap broadband http://www.kplu.org/post/families-eligible-free-lunch-now-qualify-cheap-broadband <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-981790.mp3</p><p>Washington is known for being on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, but some people are getting left behind.&nbsp;</p><p>Many of the state&rsquo;s low-income residents rely on out-dated internet service, or don&#39;t have any at all. A new program could help.</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 2317 at http://www.kplu.org Families eligible for free lunch now qualify for cheap broadband