Prostitution http://www.kplu.org en Seattle's Underground Sex Economy Explained, In Five Points http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-underground-sex-economy-explained-five-points <p>Seattleā€™s underground sex economy more than doubled between 2003 and 2007, when the industry shrunk in other U.S. cities, according to a study by the Urban Institute released Wednesday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://datatools.urban.org/features/theHustle/index.html" target="_blank">in-depth study</a>&nbsp;on the economics of the underground commercial sex trade focused on eight U.S. cities, including Seattle, through national data sets and interviews with hundreds of sex workers and law enforcement officials.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:53:38 +0000 Martha Kang 14795 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Underground Sex Economy Explained, In Five Points Bills would increase Washington fines for prostitution http://www.kplu.org/post/bills-would-increase-washington-fines-prostitution <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Washington lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that target Johns who solicit prostitutes. Proposals to increase state fines for prostitution and human trafficking had a hearing Tuesday in Olympia.</p><p>Supporters say some Washington speeding tickets cost more than the current fine for buying sex.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:13:36 +0000 Azusa Uchikura 3780 at http://www.kplu.org