NPR combed through federal data and found the Columbia Gulf Transmission pipeline had 26 incidents in the past 10 years, ranging from costly leaks and broken equipment to an explosion on a corroded 1950s-era pipe that killed a man and injured another.
The trial of Larry and Carri Williams in Skagit County has revealed details of alleged child abuse, and highlighted gaps in protection of adopted children in Washington.
Read it in the Seattle Times. Originally published August 19, 2013.
In the past 10 years, the Publix has had few occupants — a handful of businesses, artists and pigeons. Today paint blisters off the ceiling in the lobby, crumbling into grit that coats the oyster-cracker-shaped floor tiles and wooden front desk.
Now this Chinatown International District hotel is at the corner of history and change.
Read it in the Seattle Times. Originally published July 31, 2013.
Don Taniguchi, third-generation manager of the Publix Hotel in the Chinatown International District, tours through the hotel rooms and halls where he grew up, recounting his memories from the past.
Audio and video production by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch.
Photos by Ken Lambert.
BURLINGTON — Against a backdrop of blackberries ripening in the afternoon sun, about 100 striking migrant farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Farms chanted and protested here Wednesday after wage negotiations with the company broke down and the latest work stoppage entered a third day.
The workers say Sakuma has threatened to evict them from company-owned housing if they don’t return to work.
Read it in the Seattle Times. Originally published July 24, 2013.
While most area churches are continuing to sponsor Scouting troops under a new policy that gay children must be allowed to join, three churches are ending their sponsorships while other churches, and some Scouting families, are conflicted by the change.
Read it in the Seattle Times. Originally published June 24, 2013.
I worked in the NICAR Database Library from January 2012 to May 2013 as a graduate student at the University of Missouri. I requested, processed, and helped journalists access federal databases from the Social Security Administration, Department of Labor, and Department of Agriculture.
I used these tools:
- A wee bit of SAS
I also learned:
- Regular Expressions
Outside the Tyson plant in Noel, Mo., a sign reads, “Now hiring, call today.” Immigrants and refugees are the ones flocking to work here, not locals.
At 4:30 p.m., cars arrive at the plant to drop off night shift workers wearing flowered skirts and hijabs. The approximately 1,500 employees come from Africa, the Pacific, Latin America and Asia.
“I get a lot of that, ‘Missouri?'” Micronesian migrant Lou Rehobson said, laughing. “We like it here.”