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Get up to speed on the stories shaping Seattle, every morning at 6 a.m. Hosted by Patricia Murphy and produced by KUOW, Seattle's NPR station.

  • 13 minutes 24 seconds
    This Issaquah swimmer is going to the Olympics

    The 2024 Summer Olympics get underway on July 26th. 

    Among the many Pacific Northwest athletes headed to Paris, is 20-year-old Keana Hunter. The Issaquah High School graduate is a member of Team USA’s artistic swimming team.

    We talk with Hunter about her journey to the Olympics, her grueling training routine, and why the sport formerly known as synchronized swimming changed its name.

    Rep. Jayapal Town Hall: https://www.facebook.com/RepJayapal

    Foodbourne Illness Reporting System: https://doh.wa.gov/newsroom/washingtons-new-foodborne-illness-notification-system-fins-aims-catch-unsafe-food-and-protect

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    16 July 2024, 12:00 pm
  • 9 minutes 38 seconds
    Monday Evening Headlines

    WA politicians react to attempted Trump assassination, campaign launches to defeat Initiative 2124, and there are new recommendations for prostate cancer screening. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Gustavo Sagrero.

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    16 July 2024, 12:23 am
  • 12 minutes 32 seconds
    Your grocery store could change hands soon

    Fifteen QFC and Safeway stores in Seattle could soon be under new management thanks to a proposed merger between Safeway parent company Albertsons and Kroger, which owns QFC.

    The announcement sparked plenty of questions about what would happen to the stores, if any would close, and what changes customers could see. 

    Seattle Times business reporter Paul Roberts is here to get into the details with us.

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    15 July 2024, 12:00 pm
  • 10 minutes 52 seconds
    Friday Evening Headlines

    Another Westlake Center retail store calls it quits, feds chip in $1.5 billion to replace the I-5 Bridge, and PNW Douglas fir trees are dying by the thousands. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Ruby de Luna.

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    13 July 2024, 12:22 am
  • 23 minutes 36 seconds
    Casual Friday with Jodi-Ann Burey and Erica Barnett

    This week…

    It was hot, hot, hot in Seattle… that’s it, full stop.

    SeaTac’s flashy new July 4 drone show made a splash in the worst way,  with a few drones taking an unplanned dip in Angle Lake.

    And did I mention it was hot? Seattle Department of Transportation had to get the hoses out to keep the bridges from breaking down. 

    Author and speaker Jodi-Ann Burey and Publicola Editor and Publisher Erica Barnett are here to break down the week.

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    12 July 2024, 12:00 pm
  • 8 minutes 56 seconds
    Thursday Evening Headlines

    Grocery workers denounce plan to sell WA stores, new toll rates approved for 520 bridge, and Seattle police watchdog agencies are under scrutiny. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Patricia Murphy.

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    12 July 2024, 12:15 am
  • 13 minutes 50 seconds
    A (compassionate) guide to sunscreen for Seattle summer

    We’re back to our regularly scheduled summer temperatures, so it’s the perfect time to get outside and have some fun.

     

    But don’t forget: that glorious summer sun is also a danger to your skin. 

     

    It’s the perfect time of year for a refresher on how to stay safe without living in that sunscreen stickiness for the next two months.

    Dermatologist Paul Nghiem, head of the UW School of Medicine Dermatology Department, brings us practical solutions. 

    COMPLEXITY Graffiti arts exhibit and party: https://seattle.gov/arts/experience/galleries/arts-at-king-street-station-gallery/2023_6-complexity?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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    11 July 2024, 12:00 pm
  • 6 minutes 20 seconds
    Wednesday Evening Headlines

    Seventeen QFC and Safeway stores in Seattle will be sold if merger goes through, Covid cases are rising in WA, and the Conor Byrne Pub will reopen as a co-op this summer. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Patricia Murphy.

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    11 July 2024, 12:14 am
  • 10 minutes 42 seconds
    Beat the heat at these (secret) Seattle beaches

    All over Seattle there are 140 so-called street ends, where Seattle’s streets meet the shore. Some end in little parks, and others in tiny beaches, where you can swim.

    KUOW’s Katie Campbell takes us to “Hidden Beach” along Lake Washington, to find out how Seattle ended up with so many tiny, secret beaches.

    Read Katie’s story here: https://www.kuow.org/stories/beat-the-heat-at-seattle-hidden-beaches-the-pearls-of-city-shoreline

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    10 July 2024, 12:00 pm
  • 5 minutes 54 seconds
    Tuesday Evening Headlines

    Seattle breaks a heat record, councilmembers sign off on Seattle's transportation levy, and crimes rates declined in WA last year. It’s our daily roundup of top stories from the KUOW newsroom, with host Ruby de Luna.

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    10 July 2024, 12:36 am
  • 11 minutes 53 seconds
    Seattle’s 8-year transportation plan

    The Seattle City Council is set to pass a new transportation levy that is chock full of plans for the future of our city’s infrastructure. 

    The taxpayer funded proposal will cost one and a half billion dollars, and it could change how you get around your neighborhood

    KUOW reporter Casey Martin is her to break it all down and explain what changes to expect.

    We can only make Seattle Now because listeners support us. You have the power! Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/seattlenowAnd we want to hear from you! Follow us on Instagram at SeattleNowPod, or leave us feedback online: https://www.kuow.org/feedback 

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    9 July 2024, 12:00 pm
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