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Get up to speed on the stories shaping Seattle, every morning at 6 a.m. Hosted by Patricia Murphy and produced by KUOW, Seattle's NPR station.

    Urban coyotes and your pet

    Urban coyotes and your pet

    If you're going by NextDoor, it sounds like an army of coyotes is cruising Seattle streets for pet cats. But cats may not be on the menu as much as cat owners fret.

    Patricia Murphy speaks with KUOW editor Isolde Raftery about why she started looking into coyotes — and what they like to eat. Turns out, coyotes may be to thank for curbing the city's rat population.

    • 12 min
    Down the Q rabbit hole

    Down the Q rabbit hole

    A Federal Way man has QAnon followers gathered at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, believing a wild story that JFK Jr. will return as part of a plan to restore Donald Trump to the White House. Seattle Times political reporter Jim Brunner tells us what’s going on.

    • 13 min
    Something in the water

    Something in the water

    Puget Sound may be surrounded by acres of clams, but we'll have to clean up our act if we want to keep eating them. Crosscut's Hannah Weinberger explains how untreated sewage is threatening the health of the region's shellfish beds.

    • 11 min
    Casual Friday: Our guilty music pleasures

    Casual Friday: Our guilty music pleasures

    Everyone was talking about their Spotify Wrapped top music of the year this week. But the real question is, when is it okay to start blasting the holiday tunes? Plus, sports (and some concerts) are getting so pricey in the city that people just aren't going. We dig through it all with The Stranger's Chase Burns and Jas Keimig.

    • 15 min
    Searching for Omicron

    Searching for Omicron

    It’s only a matter of time before the Omicron variant is detected in Washington. In fact, there’s a good chance it’s already here. But don’t panic, we’re focusing on the science with UW Medicine virologist Pavitra Roychoudhury, who’s been watching out for variants since the start of the pandemic.

    • 11 min
    Does Sawant stay or go?

    Does Sawant stay or go?

    City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is facing a rare recall election. Next week, her constituents in District 3 will decide whether she's removed from office. KUOW’s David Hyde explains how we got here and what voters are weighing.

    • 11 min

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