Then-Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro, second from left, aboard the Russian ship Marshal Krylov, in 1992, during its visit to Seattle.
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Amid Cold War's Thaw, Thanksgiving Dinner Aboard A Russian Spy Ship In Seattle

Twenty-five years ago this week, a Russian missile tracking ship journeyed into Elliott Bay, inviting Americans aboard for tours and turkey. It was an unheard of gesture between two countries that had, only a year earlier, been bitter rivals. And it’s part of a new exhibit at the Washington State History Museum.

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A consumer advocacy group has released its annual survey of dangerous toys. In addition to warnings about toys that pose physical hazards like choking, the group is sounding the alarm over toys that could threaten children's privacy.

Duck Thanksgiving!

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"Do you have anything new to say about Thanksgiving dinner?" I asked Nancy Leson.

"No, I don't,"   she admitted.  Me neither,  So I suggested we talk turkey about our favorite waterfowl, instead.  

Then-Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro, second from left, aboard the Russian ship Marshal Krylov, in 1992, during its visit to Seattle.
Washington State Archives

Twenty-five years ago this week, a Russian missile tracking ship journeyed into Elliott Bay, inviting Americans aboard for tours and turkey.

It was an unheard of gesture between two countries that had, only a year earlier, been bitter rivals. And it’s part of a new exhibit at the Washington State History Museum.

Chris Dimmitt

 

Some commuters on the morning ferry from Bremerton to Seattle have been getting to know each other a little better, thanks to a project dubbed “Rock the Boat.” Chris Dimmitt is the one who came up with the idea after moving to Bremerton in April and commuting to Seattle every day for work.

There’s a new plant species in Washington state, but it hasn’t been named yet. And the botanist who discovered it will auction off that opportunity this week.




Shallow, active earthquake faults are being discovered all over Oregon and Washington state. Collectively, these may present a higher risk than the better known offshore Cascadia subduction zone.

Federal regulators are on track to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies.

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo the landmark 2015 rules that had placed Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon under the strictest-ever regulatory oversight.

The vote is expected to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which prevent broadband companies from slowing down or blocking any sites or apps, or otherwise deciding what content gets to users faster.

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On the first snowy day in the Puget Sound region, a group formed in sunny California warmed up our airwaves with a studio session filled with joy and beauty.

The New West Guitar Group formed about ten years ago by students at the USC jazz program. With Will Brahm joining founding members John Storie and Perry Smith on guitars, they added their college friend, singer Sara Gazarek for their concert at the Kirkland Performance Center.  

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Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center could be closer to getting a makeover. Seattle Public Schools, which owns the stadium, has signed an agreement with the city of Seattle to come up with a plan for the 70 year old high school sports facility.

Courtesy of the City of Puyallup, the City of Milton, and the City of Fircrest

Cities across Pierce County are getting new leadership after this month’s election, as voters sweep five incumbent mayors out of office.

Mayors lost their reelection bids in Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Milton, Orting, and Fircrest. 

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The Bad Plus - Iverson's Finale

They may be the longest running jazz trio in history without a line-up change, but after 17 years The Bad Plus will see a new face behind the piano in the New Year. On their final trip to Seattle together, they stopped by our studios to celebrate the extended first chapter of their influential mix of jazz, classical and rock music.

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Wycliffe Gordon With The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Hear highlights from a concert by The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with special guest Wycliffe Gordon recorded last weekend at The Kirkland Performance center. Wycliffe Gordon is a multi award and poll-winning trombonist, in addition to playing the trumpet and singing, he also conducted SRJO. Wycliffe Gordon also composed most of the music in this hour of highlights.

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