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Know More: Under-Reported Stories For The Week Of 10.31.15

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Aaron Hushagen
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KPLU
Sound Effect's rountable, left to right: Ashley Stewart of Puget Sound Business Journal; Rachel Lerman of The Seattle Times; KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer; and Peter Robinson of Bloomberg News

Reporters from the Pacific Northwest weigh in on stories they think didn't get enough coverage this week.

KPLU's Sound Effect hears from Ashley Stewart who covers technology and finance for the Puget Sound Business Journal; Rachel Lerman, technology reporter for The Seattle Times; and Peter Robison who heads up the Seattle bureau for Bloomberg News.

This week's picks for under-reported stories include a discussion about what happens when Seattle startup companies grow up a little too fast, and how companies like Porch.com are restructuring.

The panel also looks at how local startups have a hard time finding financing locally, and how venture capitalists and angel investors in Silicon Valley are filling the gaps. Equity crowdfunding has been touted as a solution, and Washington has its own law to make that possible. We talk about why no one is using it. 

The discussion concludes with a look at Washington's little-used firearms offender registry which, when directed by a judge, requires people convicted of gun crimes to register with the local sheriff.

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