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Parking Violators Get The Boot, And Antibiotic Resistant E. Coli

Ross Reynolds
06/02/2011 at 12:00 p.m.

Seattle To Give Parking Violators The Boot: Starting in July the city of Seattle will be putting boots on cars that have four or more outstanding parking tickets. How will it work and who is at risk of being given the city's most uncomfortable shoe?

Alcohol Abuse In The Military: Almost 30 percent of the Army's suicide deaths between 2003 and 2009 involved alcohol or drugs. Yet Army research shows that many soldiers are reluctant to seek help on their own because it involves notifying unit command. In response, the Army has been testing out new ways to reach out to soldiers in need of help by offering a confidential treatment option. KUOW's Patricia Murphy follows up on the results of the Confidential Alcohol Treatment Education Pilot.

Antibiotic Resistant E. Coli: The World Health Organization announced today that a new, deadly strain of E. coli has emerged in Europe. The new bug can cause severe diarrhea and kidney damage and has infected more than 1,500 people and killed at least 17. Treating people who become sick is difficult because this E. coli has several antibiotic resistance genes. It's not yet clear when and where this deadly bacteria emerged. But World Health Organization experts suspect farm animals may be the culprit.


Teri Allen is the Director of Treasury Services for the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and is heading up the city's interdepartmental team for this project.

Dr. David Wallinga directs the Food and Health Program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, which advocates healthier and more sustainable farming practices.

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