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Martin Kaste

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Seattle's Bertha Tunnel Project Plagued By Financial Woes

Friday, July 22, 2016

More than $200 million in cost overruns, lawsuits and delays continue to haunt Seattle's big dig project. The world's largest tunneling machine, nicknamed "Bertha," is now working again, but the complicated fix of an underground breakdown in 2013 has created a huge fight over blame and who pays the tab.

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Will Dallas And Baton Rouge Set Back Police Reform Efforts?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Advocates of police reform say there's been real progress since the Ferguson, Mo., protests, but both sides worry about how to keep that process going after recent, deadly attacks targeting police.

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Gun Carry Laws Can Complicate Police Interactions

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Legal guns are a reality for police, especially in states with open-carry or concealed-carry laws. But there's no consistent guidance for either gun owners or police on how to react to such weapons.

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Are Police Being Taught To Pull The Trigger Too Fast?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Critics say training firms use ambush-style videos that make police paranoid and quick to react with force. But not exposing officers to such scenarios puts them at unnecessary risk, trainers say.

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Ambush In Dallas Shakes The Movement For Police Reform

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Twelve police officers were shot — and five were killed — in a mass shooting in Dallas on Thursday. The killings have complicated efforts to reform policing around the country.

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Dallas Protest Organizer Recounts The Event's Deadly Turn

Friday, July 08, 2016

Gunmen opened fire at the end of a protest in downtown Dallas, shooting 12 police officers, five of them fatally. KERA reporter Stella Chavez and protest organizer Jeff Hood talk with Morning Edition.

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Attack On Dallas Police: Special Coverage, The Morning After

Friday, July 08, 2016

NPR correspondents and Sarah Mervosh of the Dallas Morning News talk about the latest from Dallas, U.S. law enforcement and politics, and Friday's news conference by the Dallas police chief and mayor.

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After Dallas Sniper Ambush, Police Warned To Be On Alert

Friday, July 08, 2016

Five police officers were shot and killed Thursday night in Dallas after 2 snipers opened fire during what had been a peaceful demonstration. How are other departments acting to the news.

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Sniper Attack Hits Previously Peaceful Dallas Protest

Friday, July 08, 2016

Gunmen opened fire at a protest in downtown Dallas, shooting 11 officers, and killing five. The marchers were protesting two shooting deaths of two black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana.

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Police Shootings Highlight Risks For African-Americans Who Carry Guns

Thursday, July 07, 2016

The police shootings in Baton Rouge, La., and suburban St. Paul, Minn., this week have some important parallels and some equally important differences. NPR explores what these shootings tell us about police training and the risks for blacks who carry guns.

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Justice Department Investigates Baton Rouge Police Shooting

Thursday, July 07, 2016

A day after police shot and killed Anton Sterling, local authorities turned the criminal probe over to federal officials. That most likely wouldn't have happened before the age of Black Lives Matter.

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Police Face Backlash Over Delayed Response To Orlando Shooting

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Did police in Orlando wait too long to rescue the hostages barricaded with the shooter inside the Pulse nightclub? Some members of the public are angry about the three hours it took for the final assault on the shooter, saying the delay cost lives. A tactical expert and the police chief respond.

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Encore: 'Future Shock' 40 Years Later

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come.

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To Change Police Practices, A Push For Liability Insurance In Minneapolis

Monday, June 27, 2016

American cities pay out hundreds of millions a year to settle police misconduct complaints and lawsuits. An advocacy group in Minneapolis wants to require cops to pay for their own insurance.

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British Columbia Declares Public Health Emergency Over Fentanyl Overdoses

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Overdose deaths have been driven lately by a synthetic opioid called Fentanyl, which is cheaper than heroin and more potent. Officials are expanding the alert to include a newer opioid called W-18.

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Orlando Fire Department Recordings Reveal Dramatic Scene Outside Pulse

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Audio recordings from the Orlando Fire Department show how tense and dramatic the scene was outside of the Pulse nightclub, where a gunman opened fire inside, killing 49, on June 12.

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Murder Rate Spike Could Be 'Ferguson Effect,' DOJ Study Says

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Justice Department study indicates the effect — a breakdown in trust between minority communities and police — may play a role in the rising murder rate in many urban areas.

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New Mexico Ended Civil Asset Forfeiture. Why Then Is It Still Happening?

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

New Mexico passed a sweeping overhaul of civil asset forfeiture. Legislators say some cities' budgets are so dependent on seized assets that they disregarding the law.

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Victims Of Civil Asset Forfeiture Criticize New Federal Rules

Friday, May 27, 2016

Early last year, the Obama administration pledged to reform the civil asset forfeiture system, by which police can seize and keep suspicious assets without having to convict anyone of a crime. Critics of that system say the reforms haven't changed much.

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Louisiana Moves To Extend Hate Crime Protection For Police Officers

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The state of Louisiana is close to extending hate crime protection to police officers and other emergency responders. The so-called "Blue Lives Matter" bill is a response to a growing sentiment among many in law enforcement that they are under attack.

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