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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, 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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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Seattle lab hopes to grow its business by testing recreational marijuana
A small laboratory on Stone Way North, in Seattle, is gearing up for certification by the state as a testing facility for recreational marijuana
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Workers sue employer, demanding benefits for same sex spouses
Two railroad workers have filed a discrimination complaint against Burlington Northern-Santa Fe, claiming the railroad refuses to pay benefits to their same-sex spouses.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
UW experts question value of home genetic tests
The FDA has ordered 23andMe to stop marketing a home genetics testing kit. U-W expert warn consumers to beware.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
On Assignment: Seattle 'street scene' putting millions in tourism dollars at risk
Visitors to Seattle are finding it hard to ignore drug dealers and homeless who linger in some of the city's most popular destinations. Brandi Kruse takes you "On Assignment."
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Monday, November 25, 2013
State considers new road use fee to pay for transportation
With gas tax revenue declining, the state is studying a switch to a road user fee.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Beyond Boeing: industry sectors that power the state economy
Legacy industries are among the economic sectors that are supporting jobs and sustaining the state economy
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
'On Assignment': Mystery surrounds death ruled accidental overdose
Rebecca Wellington had lived in her studio apartment in Seattle's Pioneer Square for less than a week when she was found dead on the bathroom floor. Brandi Kruse takes you On Assignment.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
On Assignment: Postal worker who stole, threw away thousands of letters hired as state employee
A U.S. postal worker who was charged with a federal offense for stealing thousands of pieces of mail along her route in rural Thurston County has found a new job as a state employee. Brandi Kruse takes you "On Assignment."
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
On Assignment: Stanwood man fears daughter's church is bleeding her dry
A Stanwood man said his 23-year-old daughter has been struggling financially after donating the entirety of her savings account to the Abundant Faith International Christian Center in Marysville, Wash. The church is what is commonly referred to as a prosperity gospel. Brandi Kruse takes you "On Assignment."
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
On Assignment: State patrol investigating Lake Forest Park city council candidate
Lake Forest Park city council candidate Alan Kiest is under investigation by the Washington State Patrol after a female employee said he pursued an inappropriate relationship with her that began with an invitation to take her to an "alternate universe." KIRO Radio's Brandi Kruse also uncovered allegations of discrimination against Kiest during a two-month long "On Assignment" investigation.
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Sunday, September 29, 2013
On Assignment: Klan group behind Des Moines flyers want a better public image
A white supremacist group that left flyers at the doorsteps of Des Moines, Wash., residents in July wants the public to give them a chance. Brandi Kruse takes you "On Assignment."
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
On Assignment: 25 years after bloodshed
Tacoma's Hilltop is a much different place than it was in 1988, when the murder of a Hilltop Crip gang member led to years of bloodshed. KIRO Radio's Brandi Kruse takes you "On Assignment."
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