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Don’t block the box!

caption: This driver wants to be extra sure there is no accusation of box blocking. Are you prepared to do the same?
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This driver wants to be extra sure there is no accusation of box blocking. Are you prepared to do the same?

The City of Seattle is unamused by your habit of blocking intersections – and they want to fine you for it. A new charge of sexual harassment is the first test of the State Senate’s respectful workplace procedures. An author writes her way through the pain of losing a son, and we hear more about the Jesuit priests who were shielded by Gonzaga University.

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Don't block the box

Traffic is at a standstill and your light is turning fast. Do you A) wait respectfully for the next cycle, or B) cruise through and wedge yourself awkwardly into the crosswalk up ahead, looking away from the dirty looks of pedestrians and cross traffic? The latter approach might land you with a ticket, says Officer Kevin O’Neill of the Seattle Police Department’s Traffic Division.

WA Legislature #metoo policies

Democratic state Senator Kevin Ranker of Orcas Island is now under investigation after his former legislative assistant, Ann Larson, decided to go public with her allegations of harassment. This case is the first test of the Senate's new respectful workplace procedures. KUOW’s Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins has the story.

Catharine Murray, Now You See the Sky

When Catharine Murray’s son Chan was diagnosed with a rare and deadly form of leukemia, her family threw everything they had into fighting for his life. They left Thailand and moved to Seattle for care at Fred Hutch. But as western medicine began to fail their son, they moved back to Thailand where they went from fighting for his life to slowly making peace with his death.

Gonzaga Jesuit Priest abuse

At least 92 priests have been accused of sexual abuse in the Northwest and Alaska since the 1930’s. That number is more than three times higher than anywhere else in the US. Now, an investigation by Reveal and the Northwest News Network shows that for more than three decades, Gonzaga University in Spokane housed at least 20 Jesuit priests accused of sexual misconduct. Reporter Emily Schwing investigated the story.

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