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Rain relents, and weather expert shares Puget Sound convergence zone primer

If you're tired of all the precipitation that has been raining down on the Northwest since early April, take heart. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass promises this weekend will be dry and even a bit sunny.

Rain relents, and weather expert shares Puget Sound convergence zone primer

Timberline High's inspired School of Jazz band hits the KNKX studios

After nearly two decades leading the bands at Timberline High School in Lacey, Cal Anderson knows he has some special players on his hands now. Performing three varied standards in the KNKX studios, these five young men impressed our audience and their mentor, Andy Omdahl.

How Russell Wilson's new contract helps secure his place in Seattle sports history

We're taking a closer look at what Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's new $140 million, four-year contract means for the team and the city of Seattle. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the importance of securing Wilson and, in turn, securing his place in Seattle sports history.

How Russell Wilson's new contract helps secure his place in Seattle sports history

'No experience necessary' is the mission of Crowdsource Choir

People have been gathering every month over the past year to sing in a group called " Crowdsource Choir ." Many of them aren't experienced singers or musicians, but that's actually kind of the point.

Western State Hospital's numbered graves get names, thanks to these volunteers

At most cemeteries, the graves tell a little story. The name of the person buried there, the day they were born, and the day they died. But at a historic cemetery outside Western State Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Lakewood, Washington, the graves only have numbers.

Western State Hospital's numbered graves get names, thanks to these volunteers

KeyArena developers remain optimistic, despite higher costs and longer timeline

Officials behind the transformation of KeyArena remain optimistic about the project, despite newly reported cost increases and a longer timeline.

KeyArena developers remain optimistic, despite higher costs and longer timeline

State House passes HEAL Act for environmental justice, a first for Washington

A bill that would address environmental justice is still alive in the state Legislature. The so-called Healthy Environment for All, or HEAL, Act passed the House in the nick of time, getting a last-minute bipartisan vote of 88-10 just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, to clear the cutoff deadline. The HEAL Act aims to improve health disparities in Washington through targeted investments in areas suffering worst from pollution. It would direct eight key state agencies to target their work using an

State House passes HEAL Act for environmental justice, a first for Washington

State suspends summer fishing for Chinook on Columbia River, limits Puget Sound seasons

Low numbers of Chinook salmon expected to return to the Columbia River this summer have led state and tribal officials to close that fishery until Aug. 1. They've also announced new restrictions on Puget Sound Chinook.

State suspends summer fishing for Chinook on Columbia River, limits Puget Sound seasons

Food for Thought: Producing perfect pizza at the pottery

Like most home pizza bakers I've always lamented the puny 500-degree max on my oven. I've had good enough results using a pre-heated pizza stone, and later even better with my pizza steel , but still I dreamt the impossible 800-degree dream.

Analysis: Lawmakers ramp up work on bills in final two weeks of regular session

We're less than two weeks away from the Legislature's scheduled end date for the regular session. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the action in recent days.

Analysis: Lawmakers ramp up work on bills in final two weeks of regular session

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