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Geoffrey Redick

ATC Producer
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Many people in Seattle -- no matter their political ideology -- are frustrated with their elected leaders, who are trying to keep the business sector happy and confront a growing homelessness crisis.

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Crews have been working inside a warehouse near the Olympia airport every day since a June 9 fire destroyed the Aberdeen Museum of History.

The fire was inside the Aberdeen Armory building, finished in 1921 and gifted to the city in 1981. It housed the museum and other organizations. Much was lost, including exhibits on the upper floors.

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The City of Seattle is being sued for violating the Open Public Meetings Act. The three attorneys who filed the suit claim the city didn’t notify the public adequately ahead of a city council meeting Tuesday, during which the council voted to repeal a “head tax” on large businesses.

Port Angeles, as seen from Ediz Hook, on June 5, 2018.
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Port Angeles is changing.

Timber is still key to the economy, if no longer king. Tourism and new industries at once mean hope and a sudden need to manage growth. And a housing crisis looms large, and touches people seemingly regardless of income. Hear more about that in the audio above.

There are challenges and big questions ahead. But no place is defined solely by its challenges. 

Geoffrey Redick

 

 


David Jones is the head of the music department at Peninsula College. He loves all types of music. He hears how different styles and formats influence one another, thrilling with the commonalities between classical and jazz, playing pop into fuller melodies.

 

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Tess Gallagher was born in Port Angeles in 1943. She was the oldest of five children, and she says her childhood was full of responsibility. Her parents worked hard, cutting down trees, and Tess helped them, marking the fallen logs.

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Jamie Valadez says Klallam is a living language. You understand what she means by the time you’ve spent just a few minutes with her.

 

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In Port Angeles, the baseball season has just begun. The town is home to the Lefties, one of 11 teams in the West Coast League.

The collegiate summer league gives the best players a chance to keep playing when school lets out. There are many similar leagues around the country. Cape Cod and Northwoods are a couple of other elite ones.

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In Seattle and King County, homelessness is a state of emergency. The city council is considering a new “head tax” on business to help fund responses to the emergency. But critics say a lot of money has already been spent, without much success.