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Wash. Voting Rights Act, And Greendays Gardening

Katy Sewall
08/14/2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Revisiting A Voting Rights Act For Washington: A race for Washington state Supreme Court raised questions about racial bias when a candidate with no campaign funds and zero endorsements took nearly 40 percent of the vote against a sitting justice with the last name of Gonzales. Voting rights advocates say it's just the latest example of a problem that's been going on for 30 years in Washington state — racially polarized voting.

Tips For Coping With Violence: Spend enough time reading or watching the news and the world can seem like a violent, dangerous place. We hear from one therapist who shares tips on how to process bad news in a healthy way and not be weighed down by it.

Greendays Gardening Panel: Fruit: It's that time of year when trees around the city grow heavy with plums, apples and cherries. The blackberries are coming soon. We answer your fruit questions and hear what to do if you have too much fruit on your hands. Give us a call at 206.543.5869 or 800.289.5869.


David Perez is an attorney with Perkins Coie and former assistant director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University's School of Law. He led the efforts behind the Washington Voting Rights Act of 2012.

Gillian Marrah is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1980. She uses canine and equine assisted therapy in her work.

Gail Savina is the director of City Fruit.

Willi Galloway is the host of the gardening and cooking website called Her book new book is "Grow, Cook, Eat."

Ingela Wanerstrand is a horticulturist, pruner and owner of Green Darner Garden Design. She learned how to prune fruit trees from books and school but mostly from several big, beautiful old trees that she has been restoring and pruning every year for 13 years.

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