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Kristin Leong


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    Inside pandemic school

    School is back in session. It's a bit exciting, a bit scary, and a lot weird. Today we go inside the first day of school at Mount View Elementary School in White Center to see what pandemic school looks like in action.

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    Go deep — piloting Puget Sound

    Safely navigating narrow Puget Sound passages is tricky business, especially for cargo boats. Port pilots and scientists make these journeys possible.

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    Your garden might be a fire hazard

    If you think you're safe from wildfires because you live in the city, think again. Those pine trees and juniper bushes outside your front door could be putting you in danger.

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    Ghost boats are haunting Puget Sound waters

    It can cost over $10,000 to properly dispose of a boat that is no longer in working order. Some owners are choosing to abandon ship instead, causing big problems for marina managers and the environment.

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    Wine lovers, prepare to be crushed

    Wildfire smoke is choking vineyards, ruining Pacific Northwest wines and threatening the family dreams of local winemakers.

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    An escape to one square inch of silence

    Looking for some peace and quiet away from city life? From our friends at KUOW's The Wild, we’ll meet a Washingtonian who’s made it his life’s mission to preserve the sounds of nature.

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    How cities can change along with the PNW climate

    The causes of June’s deadly heatwave are still being studied, but the early science says the usually mild PNW can expect more blistering heat, and more often. We get a picture of how it played out around the city, and hear from a climate scientist about how Seattle can adapt.