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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Friday, December 12, 2014

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

  • Charles Barkley on Ferguson, and missing brains...
    With the help of a certain local football hero, Seattle Children's Hospital is launching an ambitious campaign to speed up development of a promising treatment for childhood cancer. KIRO RADIO'S TIM HAECK REPORTS….Because he never does, Charles Barkley is not backing down. Appearing on CNN, he defended his comments both criticizing his own race and supporting police officers in the wake of the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri. The former NBA great also believes America has big problems when discussing issues of race…Maybe it's not WHAT you eat, but WHEN you eat it… The latest research on mice and what makes them fat gave some surprising results. Lastly the case of the missing brains… Joining us now with the story is CBS Correspondent Vicki Barker.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

  • Port talks, Amazon Robots, and hand dryer germs.
    After weeks of lost productivity, backlogs, and finger-pointing, contract talks resume today (Tues.) between west coast terminal operators and union longshore workers. TIM HAECK REPORTS. Geek Wire’s Todd Bishop on Amazon robots and credit rating. Manufacturing defects. That is the National Transportation Safety Board's final answer for why Boeing lithium-ion batteries were catching fire last year, but it's final report still can't pinpoint the reason for the fire that burned a 787 at Boston's Logan Airport. Chris Sullivan reports. And last but not least hand dryer germs…Normal hand dryers, like the old ones you find at a bus station or an Arby's, flood the air with five times as much bacteria as a paper towel dispenser…
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