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Seahawks Vs. Panthers: Battle Of Beleaguered Offensive Lines

The Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers Sunday night at CenturyLink Field. Kickoff is 5:30. We have a preview of the game from knkx sports commentator Art Thiel and 88.5’s Kirsten Kendrick.
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Seattle Mayor Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Mexico City At Mayors Summit

Cities produce 70 percent of the world’s carbon emissions and can do a lot to reduce that pollution, even without national leadership. That was the sentiment at the C40 Mayors Summit taking place in Mexico City this week. While there, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed a new memorandum of understanding with the premier of Mexico City. Murray says it covers partnerships in areas such as sustainability, technology, education and culture, but more than anything, it demonstrates the power of local...
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Robin Llloyd 2013

Everyone is talking about Cuba.  

Fidel Castro's death combined with uncertainties about the incoming U.S. administration's stance on trade and aid in Cuba has put the island in the spotlight once again.  

It's a land of contrasts, that's for certain.  It's also a compellingly beautiful place with warm, funny, smart, resilient people.

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This week on Sound Effect, we share stories about the call of duty.

Wake-Up Call 

Knkx Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick wakes up in the middle of the night so that she can be on air, sharing the news at 5 every morning. We listen in to her morning routine after she gets the literal call to duty: her alarm clock. 

The fusion of rock ’n’ roll with jazz has existed since the birth of rock – I would even argue folks like Cab Calloway, Louis Prima, and especially Louis Jordan, helped invent it. As jazz moves through a new century, and early rock stars and fans move into their 70s, there’s still plenty of choice territory for the two styles to intertwine.

Four days. 92 volunteers. And 150 pounds of gingerbread.

That's just part of what goes into decorating for the White House for Christmas.

Volunteers went to work the day after Thanksgiving, stringing thousands of bow ribbons and crystal ornaments throughout the mansion. Military families got a sneak peak at the decorations this week.

This season knkx is making music, memories and merry for our community and we want you to be a part of it!

James Mattis is a retired Marine general and a military history fellow at Stanford -- and Donald Trump picked him for secretary of Defense. When Mattis is not on the road, he’s at his mother’s house in Richland, Washington.

"I lost more than 80 percent of my university friends," recalls Jagannath Lamichhane.

After silently struggling with depression for two decades, Lamichhane published an essay in Nepal Times about his mental illness. "I could have hid my problem — like millions of people around the world," he says, but "if we hide our mental health, it may remain a problem forever."

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It’s time to get out your winter hats and gloves. The coldest temperatures of the year so far are in the forecast this weekend, says knkx weather expert Cliff Mass. There’s also a good chance of lowland snow hitting the Puget Sound region starting Sunday night.

“We have a lot of certainty that we will have a very cold period, at least compared to anything we’ve had in the last year,” Mass said. “But the big question is snow.”

Mountain Snow Already Here

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown rolled out a two-year spending plan Thursday at the State Capitol. The proposal tackles a $1.7 billion budget shortfall with a mix of program cuts and tax hikes.

Unemployment dropped by 0.3 percentage points, to 4.6 percent, last month — the lowest rate since 2007 — according to the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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