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The Record: Tuesday, May 22, 2018


What's the worst thing that ever happened to you for a teenage peccadillo? Maybe grounding, or detention - but it's unlikely that you were ever slapped with a $36 million fine. To be super fair, you probably didn't start a giant forest fire, either. The 15-year-old whose firecracker prank sparked the Eagle Creek Fire will be paying it in installments, the balance of which can be forgiven in 10 years... just in time for student loan payments to kick in. Amelia Templeton for Oregon Public Broadcast; she's been following the story.

The ACLU sent a message to Amazon today: stop selling facial identification software to local law enforcement. The tool at issue is called Rekognition - Nick Wingfield, of the New York Times, stopped by to explain what it does, why the ACLU has concerns, and how it could change policing as we know it.

And: is Seattle stuck in the 90s? In a city whose most famous cultural exports are still grunge music, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and onevery clever punking of the New York Times, have we failed to develop a new identity for the not-so-new-anymore millennium? DJ Marco Collins, photographer Karen Mason Blair, and surprise phone guest Tom Douglas discuss.