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This week we're not cheering all the news

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L-R: Bill Radke, Sydney Brownstone, Chris Vance, Knute Berger

State lawmakers avoid a government shutdown with a last-minute budget deal that adds billions to public education. Is it good enough for the state Supreme Court?

The Ballard Locks turn 100. We'll take up the good and the bad of a project that transformed Seattle.

Americans shot fireworks, and North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. Some experts say it could hit Alaska -- could it ever hit us?

And a Seattle driver beats a speeding ticket by convincing a judge that a traffic sign is too wordy.

Listen to the live broadcast Fridays at noon and join the conversation on Twitter using #KUOWwir. Audio from the show is posted later in the afternoon.

Get caught up on this week's news:

Our panel this week:

Bill Radke @KUOWRadke, host
Knute Berger @knuteberger, columnist for Crosscut and Seattle Magazine.
Sydney Brownstone @sydbrownstone, reporter at The Stranger
Chris Vance @chrisvance123, former Washington State Republican Party chair

Year started with KUOW: 2012
Year started with KUOW: 1985 – 1986, 1991 – 2004, 2012