Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Governor Jay Inslee on the wildfire emergency declaration
    Gov. Jay Inslee briefed Obama on the fire situation after the president arrived in Seattle on Tuesday afternoon at the start of a three-day West Coast trip. Obama signed an emergency declaration Wednesday because of wildfires burning the past two weeks in the state. The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate disaster relief and help state and local agencies with equipment and resources.
  • Wildfires federal emergency Gov. Inslee joins us
    Governor Inslee joins us on the wildfires. The new Special Agent in charge of the Seattle FBI might be exactly the right person to fill that role. Kim Shepard explains. Michael Medved is in to discuss Rick Perry and how he may run for Office. Brandi Kruse is in Winthrop, Washington where she went inside a firefighter base camp to see how they’re holding up.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Amid destruction, some spared in massive Carlton Complex fire
    Dale Burnison, 75, struggles to understand how his home was spared by the massive Carlton Complex fire, while so many others were not. KIRO Radio's Brandi Kruse reports from rural Pateros, Washington.
  • Seattle health officials paying attention to worldwide spread of tuberculosis
    A drug-resistant form of a deadly, infectious disease is expanding worldwide and it poses a threat here in the Seattle area, too.
  • Brandi Kruse is at the wildfires
    Brandi Kruse is outside the town of Pateros, where one man is struggling to understand how his home was spared when everything else around it wasn't. Dave spoke with Dave Rosenbaum at Penn State about the opposite of procrastination and how it is just as bad. The world's largest software company will release it's fourth quarter earnings report today.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Who did it and why?
    From expectant parents to emergency responders, planning has been going on for weeks to prepare for the I-90 construction nightmare. Josh Kerns spoke to a listener who is planning the birth of his child around the construction. CBS Military Analyst Major Mike Lyons. Who did it and why? The mystery surrounding the attack on civilian flight MH17 remains unsolved.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

  • GeekWire's Todd Bishop shares details on huge layoffs at Microsoft
    Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April. GeekWire's Todd Bishop joins Seattle's Morning News with details.
  • How to fight back when you've been wronged like man on nightmare Comcast call
    Washington state's Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the type of call a Comcast customer found himself on with a worker who insisted on pestering him with questions when he just wanted to cancel his service wouldn't fly here in Washington.
  • Microsoft to layoff 18,000
    What do boats and President Obama have to do with the impending chokepoint on I-90? Geekwire's Todd Bishop is on the phone with more on the Microsoft layoffs. Sports Insiders: Minnesota Vikings punter spoke with KIRO's Luke Burbank. Kluwe is suing the Vikings to release the findings of an investigation on whether or not he was let go from the team because he publicly supported same sex marriage.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • Shouldn’t the tolls be suspended?
    Chris has been staying in touch with Jay Inslee during his trip to London. There's a kerfuffle over whether the state Transportation Commission should temporarily suspend the tolls across 520. Choke points. You only have two days left to figure-out your plan to avoid the I-90 nightmare that starts Friday night.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

  • I-90 closed starting Friday, what’s your plan?
    Starting Friday, only one lane of westbound I-90 will be open, and that disruption is going to last a week. Chris Sullivan found out why. Olson, a brain tumor researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, says scorpions may be the cure for cancer.