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Martin Kaste

Martin Kaste appears in the following:

Why Police Departments Have A Hard Time Recruiting Blacks

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Since the Ferguson, Mo., shooting, there have been renewed calls for police departments to hire more blacks and other minorities. But recruiters say there's a shortage of candidates.

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Bertha, The Giant Borer That Broke, May Be Sinking Seattle's Downtown

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The machine, the biggest of its type, was digging a tunnel under the city when it went kaput. To get to and fix Bertha, workers are digging a 12-story pit, which some say is damaging nearby buildings.

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It's A Complicated Relationship Between Prosecutors, Police

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Prosecutors and police departments work closely in their day-to-day duties. But what happens when a prosecutor has to weigh bringing charges against the police?

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Portland's Statues Yarnbombed With Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Call it "yarnbombing" with a holiday twist. Statues in downtown Portland, Ore., are now festooned with holiday sweaters. We talk to the crocheters behind the stunt.

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Chokeholds: The Difference Between Sleeper And Airway Holds

Thursday, December 04, 2014

It's generally said that Eric Garner died as a result of a chokehold. But police trainers say there are two different maneuvers that can look like the same thing.

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Body Cameras For Police Officers Aren't A Panacea

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

President Obama has asked for $263 million to help local police buy body cameras, among other things. Cameras are easy to buy but are not a fix for issues between police departments and their communities.

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Drawing Police Lessons From Ferguson May Not Be Clear-Cut

Friday, November 28, 2014

Will Ferguson and this year's other high-profile cases of police use of force, change the way American police are trained? Some see the incidents as an opportunity to update the training and rules.

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Jordanians Weigh Risks And Rewards Of Being A Close U.S. Ally

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jordan has joined the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. A training base in Jordan, paid for in part by the U.S., symbolizes the two countries close and sometime controversial alliance.

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For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and Eskimo ice cream — salmonberries mixed with Crisco.

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Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Law Enforcement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Remote Alaskan villages are some of the last places in America patrolled by unarmed officers. But an officer's death last year has challenged ideas about policing on the last frontier.

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Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The troopers who police rural Alaska can't do their jobs without a good bush pilot to fly them into remote areas. In Bristol Bay, that pilot is John Bouker.

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U.S. Safety Agency Wants Millions More Air Bags Recalled

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Regulators want millions of cars with suspect air bags recalled. Carmakers have been sending notices first to owners in warmer climates, where the bags are thought to pose the greatest danger.

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Tension Builds As Ferguson, Mo., Waits For Grand Jury Decision

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As we wait for the announcement on whether a white police officer will be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, we examine the case before the panel.

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Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

Thursday, November 06, 2014

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.

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Democrats, GOP Throw Money At Alaska's U.S. Senate Campaigns

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The GOP has dumped millions of dollars into Alaska's tiny media market to try to unseat Democrat Mark Begich. And Democrats have responded in kind, making this the state's most expensive campaign.

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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

Thursday, October 30, 2014

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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FBI Spoofs News Story To Send Spyware To Suspect

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How did the FBI get a suspect to click on a link? It created a fake news story about the suspect. When he clicked, spyware glommed on to his computer.

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Paper Outraged After FBI Used Fake 'Seattle Times' Site To Install Spyware

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Seattle Times is protesting the FBI's use fake emails designed to look like news stories from the paper. The emails were used to lure a suspect into downloading spyware.

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Washington Case Revives Debate About 'Contagious' Mass Shootings

Monday, October 27, 2014

The authorities in Marysville, Wash., were reluctant to identify the boy who shot his classmates on Friday. That's become a more frequent reaction to mass shootings in recent years.

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Sunken U-Boats Off North Carolina Coast A Significant Find For Historians

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The North Carolina coast may be the last place you'd think to find a sunken German submarine from World War II. But that's what Joe Hoyt — a nautical archeologist — found on a recent expedition to the ocean floor. Robert Siegel talks to him about the underwater battle site there.

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