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Seattle has three times the number of households in the top 1 percent as the national average according to Mark Long, a professor in the Evans School at the University of Washington
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How much of 'the 1 percent' lives in Seattle?


Seattle got richer in the last decade. You know that. But how many of those in the top 1 percent income bracket live here?

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The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can collect state sales taxes from online retailers on consumer purchases. The decision overruled a decades-old precedent that had protected out-of-state sellers from being required to collect such taxes.

Orcas in the Puget Sound.
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It’s Orca Awareness Month in Washington state. In honor of that, here are three takeaways from a recent presentation from a talk given by Jason Colby, an associate professor of environmental and international history at the University of Victoria.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Trump administration officials recently retreated on a policy to separate families at the border. Some have blamed past administrations for the stories of chaotic separations and traumatized children; others have pointed to Congress. And then one official claimed divine authority on the matter.


This essay isn't about spin, or splitting hairs, or differing opinions.

This involves a reality check about our expectations of the people who act in our name. About credibility at the highest levels of our government. About people whose words are heard abroad as speaking for our nation. About the public and the media that try, however imperfectly, to serve it.

The pastor of the Oakville, Washington Assembly of God church said he was trying to protect his family and the public when he drew his concealed pistol and shot a gunman on Father’s Day.

David George cried at times as he spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since the shooting.

The sun sets behind downtown Seattle on Tuesday, June 20, 2018, from the Mt. Baker Ridge Viewpoint.
KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Thursday is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. The event has fascinated human beings for millennia.

KUOW listener Chris Corfman is one of them. He wants to know: Are any of Seattle's streets purposely aligned with the sunrise or sunset during winter and summer solstice?


Rep. Derek Kilmer
United States Congress

Bill Radke talks to Congressman Derek Kilmer about the bills up for vote in the House this week, and the new bill introduced by Democrats to address the problem of separating migrant children from their families at the border. We also talk with Domenico Montanaro, NPR lead political editor, about the likelihood that any of these bills pass.

13 Kids Separated From Parents At Border Show Up In NW Shelters

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Children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are showing up in shelters in Oregon and Washington, according to attorneys representing the minors.

"Some of the separated kids have been transferred up to facilities in both states," said Janet Gwilym, managing attorney of the Seattle office of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).

"Washington had about nine kids that I'm aware of in facilities," she said.

A postcard of Snoqualmie Falls, from the nearby gift shop
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Seattle is surrounded by water. It’s one of the reasons why people move here.

But even in rainy, water-abundant Seattle, the region’s astronomical growth has given rise to new conflicts over water rights for people and salmon. 


Each World Cup, the sportswear giant Adidas designs an official ball to be used in the tournament.

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