King County has received an $800,000 federal grant to train Washington workers for jobs in aerospace. Dow Constantine discussed the grant at the 40th Annual Economic Forecast Conference in Seattle last Thursday. What are King County’s plans for the money and what opportunities lay ahead for 2012?
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It’s illegal to sell your organs. But a recent NPR poll found that 6 in 10 Americans support giving organ donors compensation in the form of health care credits, and 4 in 10 thought donors could be paid in cold hard cash. We talk to a sociologist who studies organ donation and take listener calls.
‘KUOW has learned that 19 people working for charities in the Puget Sound region earned more than $1 million in 2008. The nonprofit groups paid the seven–figure sums even as Washington state fell into its worst recession in decades. According to the charities’ filings with the IRS, another 59 employees earned at least $500,000 that year.
The charities are the region’s nonprofit hospitals. John Ryan brings us this KUOW investigation.’