Ashley Gross, KPLU - Seattle


Alaska Air among plaintiffs doggedly pushing back on SeaTac min. wage

Alaska Airlines and other plaintiffs are continuing their long legal battle over SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage law. They’ve asked a King County Superior Court judge to set a trial date so they can present evidence about how the higher minimum wage would interfere with airport operations. Download Audio

Need to Get Away? Why Not Build An Airplane

Most of us are firming up our summer plans right about now. For one Seattle family, that means getting their home-built plane ready for their annual trip to the most isolated parts of Alaska. Download Audio:

Bainbridge Island Nonprofit Providing Unique Deliveries

This time of year, many have been buying pasta or cans of soup to contribute to food drives. But food bank organizers say they could use foods with protein. A Bainbridge Island, Washington nonprofit is delivering such foods in a unique way.

Blind Climber To Attempt Denali Ascent

Next month, Seattle-area mountain climber Bruce Stobie is going to attempt to get to the top of Denali. That alone is impressive, but Stobie faces an additional challenge. He’s blind. Download Audio

Why Sea-Tac Airport Workers Can’t Join a Union for Better Pay

In November, voters in the small city of SeaTac will decide whether to set one of the highest minimum wages in the country. The controversial Proposition One would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for some workers, including ground crew at the airport. Alaska Airlines is fighting the measure. Traditionally, when workers want better wages, they join a union. So why are airport workers taking this approach instead? They don’t have a lot of choices – they’re stuck in a legal limbo under federal labor law. Download Audio