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The Record: Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Today the mayor made an announcement: Seattle will expand the number of shelter beds available to the homeless. KUOW's Kate Walters was briefed on this, and she joined Bill Radke in studio to explain.

After a contentious shortlist for Seattle Police Chief - one that excludes current interim chief Carmen Best - critics have declared that mayor Jenny Durkan's honeymoon is over. Seattle Times reporter Steve Miletich explained what the committee wanted in a chief, and what we can expect from the finalists.

The internet has changed business and media and dating... and maybe also the way we use language. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary's online presence has been particularly deft at keeping up with those shifts, and editor-at-large Peter Sokolowski explains why. 

Jeff Bezos wants to go to space - to infinity and beyond, as it were. Aerospace and science editor of Geekwire Alan Boyle interviewed Bezos about his plans for intergalactic colonization.