Environment
4:32 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

State of Alaska sues over Pebble Mine initiative

JUNEAU, Alaska — The state of Alaska is suing to invalidate the results of a voter initiative that could stop a massive gold and copper mine near one of the world's premier salmon fisheries.

Residents of Lake and Peninsula Borough voted earlier this month to ban large-scale resource extraction that would "destroy or degrade" salmon habitat. The measure was aimed at the Pebble Mine development located near the headwaters of Bristol Bay.

A Blog Supreme
4:29 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Through the spectrum of the jazz Internet

iStockPhoto.com

Originally published on Fri October 28, 2011 4:17 pm

Is anyone going as a "zombie jazz critic" for Halloween? If you go to a Search and Restore show and write about it, are you one?

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Protesting Wall Street
3:48 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Occupy Eugene protestors move to University of Oregon

Adjunct Professor of Sociology Chuck Hunt addresses Occupy Eugene Protestors at the U of O Thursday during a rally."
Angela Kellner Northwest News Network

Occupy Eugene protestors moved from Alton Baker Park to the University of Oregon Thursday. But after hours of negotiations with U of O officials, they're spending the weekend on a grassy strip on the edge of campus.

Occupy Eugene marched to the U of O Thursday and held a rally in the memorial quad.

U of O spokesman Phil Weiler says while the rally was fine, the University did not want protestors to camp in the quad, near classrooms and the library. Representatives of the University and Occupy Eugene negotiated into the evening to come up with a solution.

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NW Craft Brews
3:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

The Friday beer: Cask conditioned Whoop Pass Double IPA

Silver City Brewery's cask conditioned Whoop Pass Double IPA.
Paul Gibson

When I heard this particular version was cask conditioned and then delivered in a keg I was intrigued. I've liked the big bold hops I've had in previous Whoop Pass pours and this one did not disappoint.

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Alaskan Way Viaduct
12:49 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Seattle viaduct to reopen mid-day Saturday

Watch as an entire section collapses:

The Washington Transportation Department says Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will reopen at mid-day Saturday, ending traffic congestion drivers call "viadoom" a day-and-a-half early.

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Odd news
12:09 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Hey is that a ... sperm bike?

A version of this bike, photo graphed zooming around in Copenhagen, will soon be plying the streets of Seattle delivering donated sperm to fertility clinics.
Seattle Sperm Bank

You might see a strange looking bicycle around Seattle one of these days and think – Sperm?

And you’d be right! A Seattle sperm bank is using the stylized bike to deliver donated sperm to fertility clinics around town.

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Other News
10:19 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Interior Dept. denies claim in Olympic goat goring

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Interior Department has denied a $10 million wrongful death claim from the family of a man who was gored by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park.

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Other News
9:51 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Otter's View on Patriot Act Still Stands Years Later

Boise, ID - This week (October 26th) marks the tenth anniversary of the Patriot Act. The law has been widely criticized by civil liberty advocates as unconstitutional. Ten years ago it passed overwhelmingly. But one Idaho congressman stood against it.

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Weather with Cliff Mass
9:03 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Some rain into the weekend ... but watch for the most dangerous Northwest weather

The most dangerous weather in the Northwest? Even though the winter roads can clearly be hazardous, such as in 2008 when this bus slid down Capitol Hill in Seattle, but the worst is the sneaky ice caused by fog.
sea turtle Flickr

A strong storm front is moving in and will make today and Sunday mostly wet with a break from the rain on Saturday, KPLU's weather expert Cliff Mass says. And trick-or-treaters on Monday should have decent weather. 

After Friday's rain and windstorm subsides, you'll have a chance to ponder what Mass calls Washington's "most dangerous weather phenomenon."

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Blues Time Machine
8:00 am
Fri October 28, 2011

"I Ain't Superstitious" but the song is spooky

Howlin' Wolf

For Halloween, a spooky blues that influenced a generation of rock musicians.

“I Ain’t Superstitious” is a bridge between the acoustic blues of the South and the electric blues of Chicago.

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