Groove Notes
2:29 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Film project amplifies loss and hope in death of jazz great, husband

Michael Brecker

The documentary More to Live For screens at the Gig Harbor Film Festival this Saturday. People from the Pacific Northwest will finally get an opportunity to view the story of three men affected by Leukemia seeking out a bone marrow transplant, including the late tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker.

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Environment
2:09 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Hanford ground water cleanup huge challenge, new pumps helping

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are trying to flush and clean contaminated groundwater that runs deep under southeast Washington.

The massive plumes of radioactive and toxic chemicals are leftovers from plutonium production during World War II and the Cold War. Decontaminating all that groundwater is a monumental task. And as correspondent Anna King found out, it will only get harder over time.

Some of the groundwater pumped up from Hanford near the Columbia River is so contaminated it looks like flat Mountain Dew.

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Protesting Wall Street
12:57 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

Occupy Seattle protesters still say they won't abandon Westlake Park

Occupy Seattle organizers pack up some supplies in anticipation of the city removing a large tent. However, protesters say they don't plan to leave Westlake Park.
Paula Wissel KPLU

Mayor Mike McGinn has once again told Occupy Seattle protesters at Westlake Park that they must follow the rules against camping in the park. 

Occupy Seattle protesters say they will expand to City Hall but won’t abandon Westlake.

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Puget Sound
12:41 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

More seal pups spotted ashore in Seattle

Harbor Seal pups, perhaps like this one born in June at the research institution in Seward, Alaska, are crowding the beaches in West Seattle.
Associated Press

A bumper crop of chubby, adorable harbor seal pups have been hauling out on rocks and beaches of West Seattle in high numbers in recent weeks.

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Life in the Northwest
11:57 am
Wed October 12, 2011

'A paradise of light in the wilderness' returns to City Light

Ladder Creek Falls lit by blue LEDs.
Seattle City Light

City Light's Skagit Hydroelectric Project isn't just a source of power – it's a work of art.

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Homeland Security
9:32 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Feds try to tamp down fears of fence on northern border

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The U.S. government is considering whether to build short segments of fencing along the northern border with Canada. But the fences won’t stretch very far.

That’s what a U.S. Customs and Border Protection planner told a small audience gathered in Bellingham Tuesday night.

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Economy
9:16 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Iconic Oregon Retailer Finds Young Customers With New Indie Fashions

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 11:05 am

RICHLAND, Wash. – One of the oldest clothing retailers in the Northwest is getting some new attention from fashion houses that cater to young consumers. Pendleton Woolen Mills' new collection is hitting top fashion websites and is selling out at Northwest stores.

The new line is called the Portland Collection. Do a quick search for it and it won't take you long to find the new threads on Anthropologie, Saks, fashion blogs and boutique websites.

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Food
4:30 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Stirring it up in stoneware bowls

This bowl cries out to be filled with cake batter.
Dick Stein KPLU

Which would you rather mix up some cake or waffle batter in? 

My birthday present, that stoneware beauty pictured above, or some soulless plastic thing?

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Education
3:29 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Actor Danny Glover visits WA tech education program

KENT, Wash. — Actor Danny Glover is in Kent to visit a program that helps low income and minority children gain science, math and technology skills. The visit was planned to help him prepare for a new TV role playing a professor who works with kids gifted in math and science.

Washington STEM, which promotes science, technology, engineering and math education in the state, brought Glover to meet with teachers and students on Tuesday at the Technology Access Foundation, an alternative school in the Federal Way school district.

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Elections 2011
3:24 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Bellevue developer backs I-1125, wants to reengineer state roads

Kemper Freeman has become the money and the mouth behind Tim Eyman’s latest initiative, one that would limit highway tolling.
Northwest News Network

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Usually, high dollar political contributors let their money do the talking. They write big checks to campaigns, but otherwise stay behind the scenes. Not so with Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman. He’s become the money and the mouth behind Tim Eyman’s latest initiative – to limit highway tolling.

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