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Explore the brighter side of the news with KIRO Radio's Colleen O'Brien

Colleen O'Brien

  • Family of four back on their feet with a hand up

    A little hope and a hand up got a Snohomish County family of four back on their feet.
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    Boy gives up Xbox to keep homeless warm

    For any 9-year-old an Xbox would be a dream gift. Ohio's Mikah Frye would have received one for Christmas but decided to ask for something else.
  • New Yorker uses Amazon Prime Now to deliver gifts to the homeless

    Some of us might take advantage of two-hour shipping to fulfill our sudden wants, but what if we used it to deliver needed items to the homeless?
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    A moment of kindness in politics

    I rarely cross over into the political world for my Daily Dose of Kindness because I wanted this moment to be completely outside of topics that might induce stress.
  • Man finds joy through giving the gift of game

    One thing I'd never think to keep in my car is a basketball, but that's what makes Philadelphia's Michael Gibson so unique.
  • Man’s Christmas wish was to give back to his community

    This is the story about a man who loves his community so much that he decided his Christmas wish should in some way give back.
  • Seeking: Kind people

    I'll go around the world to find a story of kindness to share on Seattle's Morning News, but I'm delighted when the story comes from our local community.
  • Angels in the aisle

    If you've never heard of the "layaway angel" movement it's when someone goes into a store that offers layaway and anonymously pays off someone's account.
  • Three weeks off; never a day without an act of kindness

    I was on medical leave for the better part of a month. It was the first time in my working life that I was forced to slow down.
  • UPS

    UPS driver delivers little boy’s dream

    When you ask a child what he or she wants to be when they grow up -- you'll get funny answers sometimes.