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Local news explained. Get up to speed on the stories shaping Seattle, every morning at 6 a.m. Hosted by Patricia Murphy and produced by KUOW.

Most Recent Episodes

Mariners fans rejoice, it's Opening Day

It's Opening Day for the 148th season of Major League Baseball today. All 30 teams kick off their seasons at various points in the day, including the Seattle Mariners, who face the Cleveland Guardians tonight at T-Mobile Park. Seattle Now talks to Marco Gonzales, pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, who . We'll hear from him as well as Knute Berger and a listener about why opening day is such a meaningful day

Donor jump-starts brain research

Most people don't think they'll be around to see the research benefits of donating brain tissue to science. Mike Morgan will. He donated his living brain tissue after undergoing surgery for seizures. It's now being studied by scientists at the Allen Institute to help make discoveries about brain functions. Allen Institute Senior scientist Brian Kalmbach is here to help explain the importance of the new sample and its impact on current research.

Capital gains tax survives the court

Washington is one of only eight states without an income tax, but legal experts think that could change after a state Supreme Court ruling last week. Pluribus News reporter Austin Jenkins is here to talk with us about the court's ruling on capital gains tax, and what it means for Washington's tax law.

Howard Schultz heads to the Senate

Starbucks's new CEO Laxman Narasimhan is at the helm, but it will be Howard Schultz on Wednesday answering a Senate panel's questions about the company's alleged union busting. KUOW's labor and economy reporter Monica Nickelsburg is here to break it down.

Casual Friday with Casey Martin and Gustavo Sagrero

This week... Starbucks has a new CEO, and he was greeted with a nationwide strike. The Seattle Mariners are gearing up for a new season. And MacKenzie Scott is looking to throw some charitable donations to over 200 nonprofits. KUOW's Casey Martin and Gustavo Sagrero are here to break down the week.

What's at stake in today's Sound Transit vote

The proposals for Sound Transit's promised light rail expansion are coming in fast ahead of today's board vote. Late yesterday, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell offered a substitute motion that would include stations North and South of the Chinatown International District that would serve the CID and Pioneer Square. Disruption is imminent with any expansion. But for the people who live in the C-ID it's more complicated. Northwest Asian Weekly reporter, Mahlon Meyer is here to shed some light.

Calling downtown home

It's been a bumpy road to recovery for Seattle's downtown. Three years ago this month, the city shut down. Foot traffic all but disappeared and businesses had to close their doors. But people choosing to live in the city center has actually been on the rise recently. Axios reporter Christine Clarridge brings us up to speed on why people are choosing to live downtown and the impact on the city's recovery.

The Stranger hasn't given up on print

After 3 long years, the Stranger has a new print edition. Their quarterly arts and performance magazine is here for the Spring. Stranger arts editor Megan Seling, is here to explain why a print edition is back now and what you can look forward to seeing inside.

What to do with the extra evening light in Seattle

It's officially spring. So, we thought we'd start the week off with a few ideas for how to spend these longer spring days around our city.

Casual Friday with Vaughan Jones and Mike Davis

This week... The tech and wine industries were rocked by the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. The state is attempting to bring some equity to the cannabis market by opening up new licenses. And the cherry trees at the Pike Place Market were cut down. But they're gonna put new ones it's all good? KUOW arts reporter Mike Davis and producer Vaughan Jones are here to break down the week.