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King County Library System’s Mobile Outreach Program

The King County Library System works to make materials accessible to more people by taking books to them.  KBCS’s Jim Cantu goes to one of King County Library’s regular mobile service events.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 5 – Kristen Millares Young’s Investigative Article

Misty Upham was a successful indigenous actress from the Blackfeet Nation, winning roles alongside stars like Benicio Del Torro in the Cannes Film Festival acclaimed Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, and Ewan MacGregor in August: Osage county.  Misty Upham also went missing on October 5th 2014.  Her body was found in Auburn, Washington by her friends and family eleven days later.

Kristen Millares Young is a freelance journalist for the Washington Post and the current prose writer in residence at Hugo House.  Millares Young wrote an investigative article for the Guardian about Misty Upham’s case in 2015.  SHe shared what she came away with in an interview with Jim Cantu for KVRU LPFM Radio.

Photo Credit to Natalie Shields

Special thanks to Jesse Callahan for help with editing this story

Election 2018: Initiative 1631 on Pollution and Clean Energy

KBCS’s Elections 2018 coverage turns to Initiative 1631, focusing on pollution and clean energy. The measure would charge pollution fees on sources of green house gas pollutants and use the revenue to reduce pollution, promote clean energy, and address climate impacts under oversight of a public board. KBCS’s Jim Cantú spoke with Dana Bieber, coalition spokesperson for the No on 1631 campaign, and Mo McBroom, from The Nature Conservancy; an organization that is part of the coalition supporting Initiative 1631.

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Election 2018: 28th Legislative District Position 1

The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage speaks with two candidates for the Washington State House of Representatives for the 28th Legislative District, Position 1. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Dick Muri, Republican candidate running for re-election to a 3rd two-year term, and Mari Leavitt, Democratic candidate.

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Elections 2018 – State Senate 47th Legislative District

The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage continues, focusing on the Washington legislative race for the State Senate, 47th District. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Mona Das, Democratic candidate running for re-election to a 3rd four-year term. KBCS reached out to Joe Fain, Republican candidate for this contested State Senate seat, for an interview or a statement but he wasn’t able to accommodate either request.

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Election 2018: State Senate 30th Legislative District

The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage takes a look at the State Senate race for Washington’s 30th legislative district which covers Federal Way and borders Pierce County.

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Election 2018: 47th Legislative District Position 1

The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage highlights two candidates for the Washington State House of Representatives for the 47th Legislative District, Position 1. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Mark Hargrove, Republican candidate running for re-election to a 5th two-year term, and Debra Entenman, Democratic candidate and Congressman Adam Smith’s District Director.

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Election 2018 – Initiative 1639 on Gun Control

We kick off the KBCS Elections 2018 coverage with a look at both sides of Initiative 1639 on gun control. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Tallman Trask, spokesperson from the Alliance for Gun Responsibility (the organization for who is supporting Initiative 1639) and Brett Bass, firearms instructor and spokesperson for the Save our Security – No on 1639 campaign.

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Estelita’s Library

Meet the owner of a Estelita’s Library, Edwin Lando.  The new community library opened it’s doors near the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station. Jim Cantú spoke with its owner, Edwin Lando, about what Estelita’s Library is. This is an excerpt of a KVRU interview

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Estela Ortega on Immigrant Issues

El Centro de la Raza on Beacon Hill provides social service support to local communities. KBCS’s Jim Cantu spoke with Estela Ortega, Executive Director of the El Centro, about how they provide education and services to immigrant families at risk. Ortega describes how this administration’s actions impact families and children in the Latinx community.

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