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Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross
Dave Ross and Colleen O'Brien get you connected first thing in the morning. They tell you what happened while you were sleeping, how are stories developing and what you can expect when you walk out your front door.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Dave interviewed one of the freed Cuban prisoners attorneys
Ramon Labaniño was one of the spies sent by the Cuban government to Miami in the ‘90s to infiltrate extremist groups in the Cuban-American community. He was among those finally released by the United States yesterday after 16 years in prison. Dave interviewed his attorney, Bill Norris in 2013. Too much pollution, not enough money for the state budget. Governor Jay Inslee wants to kill two birds with one stone. Tim Haeck was there for the unveiling of the plan.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Carbon Tax and developments in Cuba
Excavation has resumed at the Bertha access pit after a crack opened in a street as Tim Haeck reports. Last night on The Voice, Craig Wayne Boyd, the country rocker from Blake Shelton's team, who was considered the underdog, came in at number one. Governor Inslee wants to implement a carbon tax to help pay for transportation projects. Chris Sullivan has the story.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Highlights from Gov. Jay Inslee's education budget proposal
Gov. Jay Inslee is unveiling his budget ideas this week. He started going over dollars for education on Monday night.
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One pilot in the cockpit
With computers getting smarter, and qualified pilots getting harder to find, how close are we to the day when planes only have one person in the cockpit? Jon Ostrower from the Wall Street Journal joins us. A horrific attack on a school by the Taliban in Pakistan claimed the lives of over 100 children. Mike Lyons joins us. We've all seen the crack in King Street and heard about ground settling near the Alaskan Way Viaduct. But there's unseen damage from the Seattle waterfront tunneling project that could cost millions of dollars to fix as Tim Haeck reports.
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Council split on tunnel with some calling it 'boondoggle,' others 'essential'
There was a little finger-pointing over Seattle's troubled highway 99 tunnel project at Monday's city council briefing.
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Monday, December 15, 2014
Seattle is the best place to be arrested for protesting
Make it four in a row for your Seattle Seahawks. The 'Hawks defense has only given up 27 points over the last four games. Today Brandi is "On Assignment," with the story of why many of those arrested in Seattle protests will never be charged with a crime. A thousand-plus gun owners rallied at the State Capitol Saturday to defy gun-show-loophole Initiative 594.
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Friday, December 12, 2014
A Seattle opera singer finds family (and some fame) in Sweden
Katie Malik, 34, was a contestant on season 4 of "The Swedish Adventure," battling it out with other Swedish decedents to meet long-lost family members.
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The conomics of ugly
Ugly Christmas Sweater season is upon us with this weekend and the next no doubt filled with parties featuring the vintage wears.
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Movie Review: Michael Medved on "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
Michael Medved reviews the new film stirring up controversy, starring Christian Bale.
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The King Street Crack and The Pete Carroll Show
Cracks in Pioneer Square buildings and a crack in South King Street have residents and tenants in the neighborhood wondering if Bertha is to blame. Tom Tangney gives "Wild" 3 Tangs. A jury didn't believe a Seattle man's story that he shot another driver in self-defense. The prosecutor called the shooting death of Yancy Noll a "thrill killing."
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Adding a lane on Highway 522
A bizarre scene in Canada where a snake was thrown behind the counter of a restaurant. The state is about to double the capacity of Highway 522 between Monroe and the Snohomish River. Chris Sullivan reports. What happens with toddlers start to say words? Bad words.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Bowman case could go to the jury today
A murder defendant refuses to admit that he researched murder and studied police forensics before or after he shot and killed another driver at a Seattle intersection. The case could go to the jury today as Tim Haeck reports. A space probe is headed toward Pluto that launched when Pluto was still a planet. Dave spoke with CBS space analyst Bill Harwood.
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Monday, December 8, 2014
Are you ready to pay by the mile for how much you actually drive?
Tim Haeck has been following the Bowman trial and says that it isn't what it seems. He fills us in on the new details. Steve Casner full interview about commercial pilots dozing off in the air. Sports Insiders: The Seahawks were tremendous in their 24-14 victory in Philly yesterday. Is there any doubt the Hawks are the team to beat? Mike Lyons joins us with his comments on the failed mission to extract American journalist Luke Somers in Yemen. Are you ready to pay by the mile for how much you actually drive? Washington is moving forward with plans to explore that idea. Chris Sullivan explains.
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Friday, December 5, 2014
The Nutcracker, cash for grades, and the Pete Carroll Show
After a 31-year run, the Pacific Northwest Ballet is putting the famous Stowell and Sendak "Nutcracker" in the vault, and making way for a new production next year, KIRO RADIO'S URSULA REUTIN REPORTS…If you're already burned out on Christmas movies and still long for the chills of Halloween, you might want to check out this weekend's box office offering....THE BABADOOK. It premieres in Seattle today and here with the review is KIRO's Zak Burns… MONSIEUR BARTENDER?? It's the invention of Barry and Eric, who met at Georgia Tech while studying electrical and mechanical engineering. Barry and Eric just took all the traits of their favorite human bartenders and programmed a robot to replace them.Might be a little expensive… Cash for students? Does paying students to go to school work?
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Protestors in New York and how to tie down a Christmas Tree
Tens of thousands of Christmas trees will be put on the tops of Washington cars over the next few weeks, and many of them are just one bad knot away from flying off. What's the best way to tie them down and what kind of penalty can you face for doing a bad job of it? KIRO RADIO'S CHRIS SULLIVAN REPORTS…Thousands of protestors surrounded the Rockefeller tree lighting ceremony last night in New York City. But if you watched the festivities on NBC, you never would have known. NYPD successfully barricaded the protestors from making any sort of did they do what Seattle police couldn't? WCBS reporter Alex Silverman was there and joins us live from New York... Mankind's next big step towards Mars will have to wait another day. High winds and some technical glitches grounded
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