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7:44 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Gregoire says Spain sold her on deep-bore tunnel

Photos of the demolition of the First Avenue S. on-ramp to SR 99 in Seattle on Feb 18-19, 2011. The demolition is part of construction to replace the south end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
WSDOT

If you question whether the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle should be replaced with a deep-bore tunnel, a trip to Madrid, Spain, could clear up some uncertainties. That’s all Governor Chris Gregoire said it took to confirm her decision.

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Other News
7:03 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Erratic driver flees, killed in log truck crash

An erratic driver who sped away from Spokane County, Wash., deputies even after a tire was flattened by a spike strip finally collided with a loaded log truck and was killed.

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KPLU Studio Sessions
4:30 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Julian Lage - From guitar prodigy to guitar master

When Julian Lage was 8 years old, his skill as a guitarist was the subject of a documentary film, Jules at Eight. Before he entered his teens, he had already performed with Carlos Santana and jazz vibraphonist, Gary Burton.

He made his first jazz recording with Burton at age 15, and at age 22 he released his first CD as a band leader. Now, at the ripe old age of 24, he's just released his second CD, called Gladwell.

To celebrate and promote the new recording, Julian is traveling the country with his quintet, and stopped by the KPLU studios last week to treat us to three delightful pieces of music.

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Protest
2:28 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Hundreds march in Seattle 'Slutwalk'

Marchers in Seattle participated on Sunday in 'Slutwalk,' part of a series of protests taking place around the world this spring and summer in which scantily-clad women, and some men, take to the streets.
Vanessa Romo KPLU

Hundreds of women in skimpy outfits – plunging necklines and the shortest of shorts – disregarded the overcast 60 degree weather on Sunday and marched down the streets of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The march was part of a series of "SlutWalks" taking place this spring and summer in which scantily-clad women, and some men, take to the streets. They say they're protesting a culture in which the victim of a sexual assault is blamed, rather than the perpetrator.

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Other News
1:42 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Seattle council wants you on the ‘happiness team’

Let's all get happy!
sea turtle Flickr

The Seattle City Council has unanimously endorsed The Happiness Initiative, reports Sustainable Seattle, an organization that develops regional indicators of well-being and sustainability.

“Measuring the subjective happiness or well-being levels of Seattle residents is an important tool that can help our council make effective policy decisions and can engage our community in conversations about what we really want from life and from our economy,” City Council President Richard Conlin said in a press release.

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Sports
12:55 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Qwest Field to become CenturyLink Field

Sam Lee Flickr

Qwest is becoming CenturyLink, and that means Seattle stadium where the Seahawks and Sounders play will become CenturyLink Field.

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Education
12:23 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Sherman Alexie's book banned from highschool in Richland

The Richland School Board, taking into consideration mixed recommendations from the district's Instructional Materials Committee, voted to remove "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie from highschool reading lists.

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Humanosphere
9:31 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Health summit starts Wednesday; private meetings begin today

This week, several “invitation-only” meetings will be held in Seattle featuring hundreds of leading experts in global health from around the world.

They all revolve around the Pacific Health Summit, which starts Wednesday. For an audio summary and Q & A about the summit, listen to the above podcast.

One of those confabs orbiting the summit is the Global Health Research Congress, which starts today.

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NEWS ROUNDUP
7:30 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Monday morning's headlines

Boeing announced orders and commitments for 17 of its 747-8 Intercontinental airplanes today during the Paris Air Show. The orders, placed by two undisclosed customers, are valued at a combined $5.4 billion at list prices.
Boeing

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. See the week's forecast here, and for a story about our upcoming summer weather, check out this story by KPLU's Charla Bear.

Making headlines around the Northwest:

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Science
6:00 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Clues to Washington's summer weather...or not

Kids and adults alike enjoy a warm day on June, 4 2011. Will there be more sunny days on the way this summer? It's tough to call.
Erin Hennessey KPLU

With the first day of summer this week, it’s finally beginning to look like it outside. If you think that’s a good sign for the rest of the season, think again. There really isn’t a good way to tell how summer will turn out.

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Courts
4:00 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Mistakes about race corrupt many eyewitness accounts

Null Value Flickr

If you’ve witnessed a crime, you’ll swear you can accurately identify the person who did it. But, there’s a good chance you’re wrong, especially if that person is of a different race. Still, jurors believe eyewitness accounts.

And, in Washington state, the law doesn't allow judges to tell juries about the problems associated with cross-racial eyewitness identification. One Court of Appeals judge says that's wrong.

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Clarence Clemons
11:46 am
Sun June 19, 2011

Springsteen: Loss of Clarence Clemons 'immeasurable'

Clarence Clemons, shown in this July 3, 2004 photo provided by the Stone Pony, performs at the Stone Pony. The larger-than-life saxophone player who helped catapult Bruce Springsteen to rock fame, was known as "The Big Man."
John Cavanaugh The Stone Pony

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen says the loss of fellow band member Clarence Clemons is "immeasurable" and that he and his bandmates are honored and thankful to have been able to stand beside him for nearly 40 years.

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Artscape
8:14 am
Sun June 19, 2011

Now on stage at ACT: Romance and clashing cultures

Shanga Parker plays Musa and Carole Roscoe plays Sheri in "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World," which is now playing at Seattle's ACT Theatre.
Photo by Chris Bennion

Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi usually delves into heavy stuff: racial profiling and terrorism.

But his new play, "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World," which is having its world premiere at Seattle's ACT Theatre, is a romantic comedy.

Musa is an Egyptian immigrant who picks up a woman named Sheri in his cab on a late night in New York City.

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Boeing
1:45 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

NLRB lawsuit against Boeing 'could hurt workers'

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Gov. Nikki Haley has told a congressional committee that the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing has the potential to affect workers across America.

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Recreation
11:58 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Hunting and fishing on the rise in bad economy

Sport fishermen cast into the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Are more people hunting and fishing for food during these tough economic times? Possibly. However, the recent upturn in the number of people buying a hunting and fishing license is probably due to unemployed construction workers with more time on their hands, one department official said.

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