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KIRO Radio: On Assignment
News stories are more than reports of the day's events. They are about the impact of events on people's lives. They impact other lives and can even influence current events. KIRO Radio's On Assignment is an ongoing series of reports which start with your tips, challenges, and questions and become in-depth investigative pieces through our reporters' resources, expertise, and initiative.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
On Assignment: Inside Seattle's illegal marijuana market
As the state's legal pot market struggles to get on its feet, drug dealers in downtown Seattle say the city's illicit marijuana market has never been better. Brandi Kruse reports for KIRO Radio "On Assignment."
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
On Assignment: Spanaway family without belongings 2 years after move
Nearly two years after Kraig and Lisa Owens moved their family to Washington state from Colorado, their belongings remain in limbo. Brandi Kruse reports for KIRO Radio On Assignment.
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Monday, June 23, 2014
Seattle DOT doesn't have plans to fix backup at Roanoke I-5 overpass
Everyday the Roanoke Street overpass over I-5 backs up into the Eastlake neighborhood. The overpass connects the Eastlake and Montlake neighborhoods.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Eastside couple arrested in massive mortgage fraud
Douglas White is accused of stealing the identity of a licensed real estate appraiser and using it to conduct hundreds of fraudulent home appraisals around Puget Sound. Brandi Kruse reports for KIRO Radio "On Assignment."
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Seattle cop who posted sex pics of ex-lover wants his job back
In an exclusive interview with KIRO Radio's Brandi Kruse, former Seattle police officer David Blackmer asked for forgiveness, understanding, and his badge back.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Letters warn that 'major disaster' at the Gorge is imminent
For nearly 15 years, fire officials in Grant County have warned that a major disaster at the Gorge Amphitheater is imminent unless more is done to bring the environment under control. In letters obtained through public disclosure, county officials are accused of turning and blind eye to the danger. Brandi Kruse reports for KIRO Radio "On Assignment."
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Parents of WSU grad who overdosed at Gorge speak out
Part 1 of 2: Patrick Witkowski, 21, died of a drug overdose while partying with friends at the Gorge last year. With the summer concert season underway, they want others to know the risks and speak exclusively to KIRO Radio's Brandi Kruse in the first of this two-part On Assignment investigation.
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Monday, March 17, 2014
On Assignment: Councilwoman blames Seattle police for May Day violence
Her fellow councilmember calls it a "cheap shot," but Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant believes Seattle police are to blame for May Day violence in past years. Brandi Kruse reports for KIRO Radio "On Assignment."
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
On Assignment: Kent family fights to keep man behind bars
A violent home invasion robbery in Kent highlights the importance of giving victims a voice. Brandi Kruse reports for KIRO Radio On Assignment.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
On Assignment: Competitors rescue Wilcox Farms after deadly silo collapse
Rivals put business aside to help a fourth-generation family farm recover from tragedy. Brandi Kruse reports for KIRO Radio On Assignment.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Feds issue guidelines for school discipline
A federal investigation into racial discrimination at Seattle Public Schools continues. The feds have issued a first-of-its kind list of guidelines for school discipline
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Boston Marathon heroics earns JBLM Ranger a Soldier's Medal
The Army will award a J.B.L.M. Ranger a medal for his heroic actions after the bombings at the Boston Marathon in April.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
On Assignment: Victim visa 'the only option' for some illegal immigrants
Should illegal immigrants be given a path to citizenship for being the victim of a crime - even those who have committed crimes themselves? Brandi Kruse takes you "On Assignment."
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Flu shot today could protect you, family on Christmas Day
Flu vaccine usually requires one or two weeks to become effective and the holidays are prime time for spreading the virus.
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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Electronic cigarettes prompt some young smokers to light up even more
Research shows that young smokers who use e-cigarettes as a quit-smoking tool, end up smoking even more real cigarettes.
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