Protesting Wall Street
6:36 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Update: Occupy Seattle organizer will 'absolutely' stay in park, defying mayor

Members of Occupy Seattle on Monday afternoon.
Jake Ellison KPLU

For continuous updates throughout Wedensday see this story.


One of the early organizers of the "Occupy Seattle" protest and camp still in place in downtown Seattle says he will "absolutely" stay in Westlake Park.

Yesterday afternoon, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn told “Occupy Seattle” to take down their tents and leave the park during the night when it and other Seattle parks are normally closed to the public.

"I have a moral obligation to stay," said Pete Whipple, one of the organizers who has been staying in the park since Friday. "I don't see how I can leave now."

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Amanda Knox in Seattle
5:56 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Amanda Knox returns to Seattle, thanks supporters

Amanda Knox at a news conference in Seattle Tuesday after returning home from Italy.
Associated Press

SEATTLE — Amanda Knox has thanked all those who believed and defended her during her trial in Italy over the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate.

"Thank you for being there with me," she said through tears Tuesday, shortly after the plane carrying her to freedom landed in her hometown of Seattle.

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Amanda Knox in Seattle
5:52 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Idaho scientist helped free Amanda Knox

Boise, ID – A Boise State University professor can take some of the credit for American Amanda Knox going free from an Italian jail Monday.

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4:02 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Fred Meyer Chain Reaches Tentative Deal With Warehouse Workers

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

Regional grocery and department store chain Fred Meyer has reached a tentative deal with its warehouse workers.

The deal averts for now a possible strike by 360 workers at a major Fred Meyer warehouse in Puyallup, Washington. The facility is a distribution center for the 132 Fred Meyer stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

Neither the Portland-based chain nor the Teamsters union that represents the workers would release details of the agreement. But earlier the union had said the major sticking point was the cost of an employee health care plan.

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Amanda Knox in Seattle
1:08 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Sea-Tac Airport braces for arrival of Amanda Knox

International and national members of the media crush in to get a view and statement from Amanda Knox and members of her family at Sea-Tac Airport on Tuesday.
Paula Wissel KPLU

As soon as the appeals court in Italy overturned Amanda Knox’s conviction of sexually assaulting and killing her British roommate, officials at Sea-Tac began to prepare for the onslaught of media from around the world.

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The Two-Way
12:32 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

As Amanda Knox Heads Home, Murdered Girl's Family Seeks Answers

Arline Kercher and Lyle Kercher, the mother and brother of murder victim Meredith Kercher, on Monday in Perugia, Italy.

Franco Origlia Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 4, 2011 4:39 am

Her murder conviction overturned by an Italian appeals court, American Amanda Knox has left Italy and is making her way home to Seattle, The Associated Press reports.

Now, the BCC writes:

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Fall Fund Drive
12:00 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Thanks for your support!

Thank you for sustaining KPLU during our Fall Fund Drive! Listeners have been exceptionally generous to KPLU over the years during our fund drives and this year has been no exception!

Thank you to everyone who supported us, and if you missed your chance you can still give now (until October 11th) to be counted!

Thank You!

We'd also like to thank the numerous businesses who supported our volunteers and staff with donations of food and beverage. See a list of these generous businesses.

K-12 Education
8:00 am
Tue October 4, 2011

Tacoma tells adults: Give the kids an hour to catch up

Tacoma city leaders want more adults to volunteer an hour a week at programs such as the Trinity Afterschool Program, a literacy center for 1st and 2nd grade students.
Trinity Presbyterian Church

Thousands of students in Tacoma are behind in school, according to state tests that show they’re not meeting grade-level expectations. City leaders say if adults in the community pitch in just one hour a week, it could help these kids catch up.

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Street Cents
4:30 am
Tue October 4, 2011

Buying homes from the bank saves money, but not time

It's a drawn out, frustrating process, but if you're willing to put in the time,  buying a home from a bank can save you a lot of money. Seattle-area real estate appraiser Richard Hagar tells KPLU's John Maynard that while it is mostly investors who seek out these properties, average home buyers can score great deals, too

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Fall Fund Drive
12:00 am
Tue October 4, 2011

Final Day - 500 Pledges by Noon!

This is it ... our Fall Fund Drive is coming to an end! We need 500 pledges by noon so make your gift now and be counted! Help KPLU reach its goal!

As an added incentive, listeners who pledge at the $500 level (or just $42/month) will recive an exclusive package with the opportunity to see NPR's Steve Inskeep at Town Hall on October 27th!

This package includes great tickets to the event, an exclusive reception with appetizers and drinks, as well as the opportunity for a meet & greet with Steve!

If that wasn't enough, we will also give you a signed copy of his new book, Instant City: Live and Death in Karachi.

There are only 10 pairs of tickets available, and they will go fast, so make your pledge now to secure your spot!