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Unmute the Commute: Rainier Ave, 1.5 Accidents a Day. No More.

Do you know what the most dangerous street in all of Seattle is? Chances are you’re thinking of Aurora, or maybe Lake City Way. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s Rainier Ave S. And, you may be even more surprised to learn how extensive the problem is – on average, there are 1.5 traffic collisions each day on Rainier Ave S. For Unmute the Commute, this is a 2-part series. Today, walk with us down Rainier Ave. Produced by Hebah Fisher.

Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s Just One Trip.

KBCS 2016 Elections Coverage

KBCS brings you local elections coverage: unique and essential conversations about Washington ballot measures, and interviews with local candidates. Tune in to 91.3 starting at 7am Monday, and visit our Elections 2016 page to find audio and extra content.

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What Farmers Markets Mean to Small Farms

This week we’re highlighting local farmers markets! In our first segment, we take a look at small farms.

King County boasts 40 of the 170 state-wide farmers’ markets. Patrice Barrentine, King County Agriculture Policy and Economic Development Manager, shares what it takes to run a small farm growing food for the market today.

New Murals Bring Art to the SoDo Track

Two miles of Seattle’s downtown warehouse district are getting a new look!

Artists from around the world and the Seattle area have been commissioned to paint vibrant murals along the SoDo Track–the transit corridor between 4th and 6th avenues only accessible to Light Rail and Metro buses.

You can find a map of the SoDo Track murals here. An Opening Event is being held tomorrow, August 6th, from 6-9pm, with entertainment for all ages.

Ballots Due Tuesday, November 3rd

The 2015 General Election is Tuesday, November 3rd.  You can vote:

  • By mail. Ballots require first class postage and must be postmarked by November 3rd.
  • At an accessible voting center by 8 p.m.
  • At a 24-hour drop box or a scheduled van drop by 8 p.m.

Don’t forget to sign your ballot envelope! (It is not valid without a signature on the envelope.)

Voting information is available on your county election website:

Election overview at Secretary of State website – http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/

Seattle Transportation – Proposition 1

Seattle voters will take up the issue of transportation funding for the Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposition 1.

If approved, this proposition would fund the preservation of transit service on existing routes (primarily serving the Seattle area) proposed to be cut beginning 2015 .  A portion of the funds collected would be to support regional transit service and improved access for low income transit riders.

This proposition would authorize an additional annual vehicle license fee of $60 per registered vehicle with a $20 rebate for low income individuals and authorize a .1 percent sales and use tax.  Both the fee and tax would expire by December 31st, 2020.

KBCS News Director, Sonya Green interviews Administrative Manager and Former president of the League of Women Voters Seattle King County, Allison Feher about the proposition.

You can listen to the interview below:

Visit our Elections page for KBCS’ coverage of issues and candidates in the upcoming election.

Bellevue City Council candidate debates, position 4 & 6

KBCS held Bellevue City Council candidate debates for position 4 and 6. The two candidates running for position 4 are longtime businessman and Bellevue’s mayor, Conrad Lee. Lee has been with the council since 1993. His challenger is Lyndon Heywood. Heywood is a graphic artists, and he’s on Redmond’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Board, its Bicycle Wayfinding Subcommittee, and volunteers at Phantom Lake School.

Listen to the debate here: KBCS_M+I_20131014_Bellevue City Council

Candidates Lynne Robinson and Vandana Slatter both challenged longtime City Councilman Don Davidson and defeated him in the primary for position 4. Lynne Robinson is a physical therapist who is on the Bellevue Parks and Community Services Board, and has been on the Bellevue Network on Aging. Lynne received 48 percent of the vote in the primary. Vandana Slatter works for Amgen, and has been a clinical researcher for 25 years. She also has served on the State Board of Pharmacy. Vandana earned 26 percent of the vote in the primary. KBCS held this debate in partnership with reporter Venice Buhain.

Listen to the debate here: KBCS_M+I_20131014_Bellevue City Council Don Seat

Bellevue School Board candidate for Seat 5

Music + Ideas teams up with our online news partner, Bellevue Patch for a series of debates. Bellevue Patch editor, Venice Buhain, assisted with the interviews for candidates for Bellevue school board, seat 5.

Ed Luera is the vice president for leasing and marketing at Clise Properties. He’s also a football coach with three children who attend Bellevue High School

My-Linh Thai is an active council member of the Bellevue PTSA. She has two children in elementary school

Listen and download the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20131008_School Board Seat 5.

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Bellevue School Board candidate for Seat 4

Music + Ideas teams up with our online news partner, Bellevue Patch for a series of debates. Bellevue Patch editor, Venice Buhain assisted with the debate.

Seat #4 candidates include Krishchanna Roberson and Tracy Trojovsky.

  • Krishchanna is a mother of four and the director of operations at Bellevue College in the Health Science Division.
  • Tracy Trojovsky declined the invitation to the forum.

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Seattle City Council Candidates – Position 8

Today on Music + Ideas, KBCS News Director Sonya Green referees a discussion between candidates in the August. 6th primary election for Seattle City Council, Position 8:

Listen and download the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130724_Seattle City Council Position 8

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