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Josh Kerns

Josh Kerns
Josh Kerns is an award winning reporter on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM. He covers everything from May Day riots in Seattle to the latest Boeing news. Email Josh at

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elder abuse
Washington state takes new steps to stem epidemic of elder abuse
Josh Kerns | April 12, 2017 3:23 pm
A law passed by the legislature is aiming to curb crime against what some call the ever-growing ranks of the aging known as the "Silver…
Seattle police
Seattle police praised for making significant improvement in reducing use of force
Josh Kerns | April 7, 2017 8:50 am
After years of criticism and operating under the microscope of the Department of Justice, the Seattle Police Department is getting high marks.
Gillies, Mariners
Former Mariners hopeful Tyson Gillies pursuing big-league dreams in Kent warehouse
Josh Kerns | April 3, 2017 8:01 am
Former Mariners prospect Tyson Gillies won't be watching M's Opening Day. He'll be too busy chasing his own big-league dreams.
Seattle comic
Seattle comic uses laughs to talk seriously about depression
Josh Kerns | March 24, 2017 11:30 am
A Seattle comic relives the struggle of depression and suicidal thoughts on stage to help others dealing with the same issues.
Seattle Council candidate
Seattle Council candidate vows to give voice to frustrated locals
Josh Kerns | March 23, 2017 4:50 pm
Charlene Strong says that she is a Seattle council candidate, because she's tired of city leaders ignoring the issues she feels so deeply about.
DUI law, DUI laws, MADD, drunk, drugged, distracted,
‘It’s ridiculous’: Heartbroken family members plead for tougher DUI laws
Josh Kerns | March 21, 2017 1:49 pm
A number of people testified in support of a change to a law that would make DUIs a felony after four offenses.
roadside garbage
Major homeless roadside garbage cleanup starting in Seattle
Josh Kerns | March 16, 2017 3:33 pm
The side of the road along I-5 in Seattle often looks like a garbage dump. City and state officials say a spring cleanup is underway.
Magnolia, wastewater, sewage, treatment
Council, environmentalists seek answers in West Point sewage plant meltdown
Josh Kerns | March 16, 2017 5:45 am
More than a month after a catastrophic failure crippled the West Point sewage treatment plant in Magnolia and officials are still without answers.
glass blowing
Glass blowing transforming kids in Tacoma’s troubled Hilltop neighborhood
Josh Kerns | March 13, 2017 5:02 am
But the best part about Hilltop Artists is the kids often don't realize they're being transformed much like the glass they're making.
Horror in UW lab aims to save lives on battlefield and streets
Josh Kerns | March 9, 2017 3:43 pm
The University of Washington's WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) lab unveiled a medical mannequin that will hep trauma doctors save lives.