Halloween 2012 http://www.kplu.org en Some Northwest Latinos blend Halloween, Day of The Dead http://www.kplu.org/post/some-northwest-latinos-blend-halloween-day-dead PASCO, Wash. – Just as this year’s Halloween fades into memory, many Northwest Latino families are getting ready for the Day of the Dead. The traditional Mexican holiday is on Friday. Some families blend the two holidays.<p>In Pasco, Washington, bakeries can hardly churn out enough seasonal pan muerto . Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:22:05 +0000 Anna King 6919 at http://www.kplu.org Some Northwest Latinos blend Halloween, Day of The Dead Bats are beneficial, says rehab volunteer http://www.kplu.org/post/bats-are-beneficial-says-rehab-volunteer <p>It’s Halloween – a time when black cats and bats are demonized or depicted as scary. But bats are actually one of the most unique mammals on the planet. Scientists say they’re vital to the health of our ecosystem.</p><p>So today, KPLU environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp met with a woman who has taken it upon herself to re-habilitate as many injured bats as she can find.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:29:42 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6911 at http://www.kplu.org Bats are beneficial, says rehab volunteer Bill Gates is being a Halloween buzzkill with his healthy candy http://www.kplu.org/post/bill-gates-being-halloween-buzzkill-his-healthy-candy <p>Doesn’t this guy ever let his hair down? It’s Halloween! A long and important tradition, at least as far as I remember, was getting far too much candy and then hoarding it for months. (A parallel tradition only surfaced sometime after the 1980s: fighting over how much of the trick-or-treat take our kids were going to keep.)</p><p>Now though, there’s “healthier” candy … where’s the fun in that?</p><p>Well, Bill Gates is still just the <a href="http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/" target="_blank">second richest man in the world</a> … so he has to stay on his game, evidently. So, <a href="http://www.thegatesnotes.com/Personal/Candy-Innovation-Thats-Really-Unreal" target="_blank">he wrote on his blog </a>that he’s enamored of great tasting candy that’s suppos’ to be good for you.</p><p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:42:12 +0000 Jake Ellison 6912 at http://www.kplu.org Bill Gates is being a Halloween buzzkill with his healthy candy Behind a Halloween mask, even 'good' kids can turn into thieves http://www.kplu.org/post/behind-halloween-mask-even-good-kids-can-turn-thieves Vampires and monsters will be out in force tonight, but some of the darkest creatures out there might be your little angels inside those Halloween costumes.<p>It's been more than a quarter-century since psychologists discovered that the cloak of anonymity of Halloween costumes gives children license to steal — not just candy, but real money. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:45:19 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 6907 at http://www.kplu.org Behind a Halloween mask, even 'good' kids can turn into thieves