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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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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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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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