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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, 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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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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