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MyNorthwest News

An entrance to a Macy's store in the mall. (File photo: Ted Shaffrey, AP)...

Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press

Macy's to close 150 stores as sales slip, pivot to luxury with Bloomingdale's locations

Macy’s will close 150 unproductive namesake stores over the next three years including 50 by year-end, the department store operator said Tuesday after posting a fourth-quarter loss and declining sales. As part of the strategy, Macy’s aims to upgrade its remaining 350 stores, with plans to add more salespeople to fitting areas and shoe departments, […]

maple valley horse killed...

Frank Sumrall

Maple Valley horse killed by gunshot wound, second incident last two months

A horse was found dead in her pasture in Maple Valley Monday with a gunshot wound to her forehead.

renton shooting encampment...

Frank Sumrall

Two injured in Renton shooting at homeless encampment

Renton police said a male suspect fired at a tent, striking two people -- a 30-year-old man and a 20-year-old.

fake officer kitsap county...

Frank Sumrall

Fake officer pulling drivers over in Kitsap County

She said the fake officer was driving a dark, four-door Dodge Charger with a spotlight on the driver's side in Kitsap County.

Cars drive across the I-90 floating bridge....

Nate Connors

I-90 in Bellevue to close at night this week for road work

The late work will have up to three lanes closed on I-90 east between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Port of Tacoma...

Kate Stone

Federal officials: Local ports at risk of "spy cranes"

Fears of "spy cranes" are brewing in ports in Western Washington and across the country as questions are raised over whether the Chinese-made equipment could be used in cyberattacks.

SeattleSports.com

Seattle Seahawks Mike Macdonald...

Stacy Rost

Before Seahawks, Macdonald was most ‘consequential’ hire at Michigan

Austin Meek, who covers Michigan football for The Athletic, provided an interesting look at new Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald.

Seattle Mariners Perry Hill Ty France...

Shannon Drayer

Mariners infield defense under guru Perry Hill all starts at a wall

How does coach Perry Hill get the most out of the Seattle Mariners' infielders? It all starts at a wall. Shannon Drayer breaks it down.

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Seattle Sports Video

Video: Why it might be tougher for the Seattle Seahawks to sign external free agents

Why might it be tougher for the Seattle Seahawks to sign external free agents this season? Does the NFL salary cap going up help or hurt them more? Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton discussed that and just what it might mean for the Seattle Seahawks the rest of the free agency. Are free agents more […]

Seattle Mariners Scott Servais Julio Rodriguez...

Brandon Gustafson

What Scott Servais said about four key Mariners hitters

During a sitdown interview with Seattle Sports' Brock and Salk, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais dove into four important hitters.

Erik Swanson...

The Associated Press

Son of former Seattle Mariners reliever Erik Swanson hit by car

Toronto Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson has left the team to be with his family after his son, Toby, was hit by a car Sunday.

Seattle Mariners Mitch Garver...

Brent Stecker

Watch: New DH Mitch Garver crushes 1st homer with Mariners

One of the Seattle Mariners' big offseason additions, Mitch Garver, checked in with his first homer of the spring. Video and details here.

KIRO Newsradio Opinion

Seattle Pacific University...

Travis Mayfield, Guest Commentary

Mayfield: New president deserves space to help SPU find way forward

Deana Porterfield will officially become the first woman to lead Seattle Pacific University as President in the school’s 130-year history.

Image: Stanley tumblers are displayed on a shelf at a Dick's Sporting Goods store on Feb. 2, 2024 i...

Angela Poe Russell, KIRO Newsradio

Russell: Stanley is experiencing the double edged sword of success

Stanley is on the defensive as more people have filed lawsuits accusing them of failing to disclose the presence of lead in their products.

Listen to the discussion from KIRO Newsradio's John & Shari show....

Bill Kaczaraba

John & Shari video: Training for local firefighters 'destructive'

Local fire departments have suspended their Diversity Equity Inclusion training.

KTTH Opinion

Image: Mt. Baker is seen adorned with snow...

Steve Coogan

Cliff Mass explains where 'there will be massive amounts of snow'

Cliff Mass said that we're in an extremely favorable situation and before the week is over, some areas "will have yards of new snow."

Edmonds housing...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Edmonds housing stalled over a small tree, extortion policy

The process should have taken a few months. Instead, it took nearly two years and it was nothing short of extortion.

Image: Some believe the Washington primary ballot isn't all that private....

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Integrity concerns over Washington party declaration on primary ballot envelope

Voters are again concerned about Washington party declarations appearing on primary ballot envelopes. So why do we do it?

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MyNorthwest Traffic

toll increase...

Chris Sullivan

Tolls increase on multiple highways, WSDOT repairing I-90's expansion joint

It's a Tuesday grab bag. There are big changes coming to I-90 near Mercer Island and Bellevue, and the toll rates go up this week on I-405 and SR 167.

Cars drive across the I-90 floating bridge....

Nate Connors

I-90 in Bellevue to close at night this week for road work

The late work will have up to three lanes closed on I-90 east between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Montlake lid...

Chris Sullivan

Inside SR 520's safety system in Montlake

I had the chance to get on the new 520 Montlake Lid and check out some of the hidden features and safety systems.

MyNorthwest Weather

lowland snow snohomish...

Frank Sumrall

Spotty lowland snow looming for Snohomish County tonight

There is a better than 70% chance of snow or a snow-rain mix through Tuesday night before it turns into just a steady downpour for the rest of the week.

thunderstorm season...

Ted Buehner

Buehner: With March around the corner, thunderstorm season is fast approaching

Thunderstorms can occur any time of the year, but this region actually has two peaks – spring and fall, with spring the primary season.

Greenlake weather...

Ted Buehner

The weekend weather will remind us that it's still winter

A big change in the weather pattern is expected over the weekend and will extend into next week.

MyNorthwest Politics

Rent...

Matt Markovich

Rent stabilization bill fails to advance in Washington legislature

The rent stabilization bill, which aimed to limit yearly residential rent increases to 7%, has reached an impasse in the state legislature.

Image: The login page for Airbnb website is displayed on a computer on May 8, 2021, in Washington, ...

Matt Markovich

Proposed 10% tax on short-term rentals closer to becoming state law

In a move aimed at addressing affordable housing, lawmakers may give municipalities the option of implementing a 10% short-term rental tax.

Image: Former President Donald Trump, with lawyers Christopher Kise and Alina Habba, attends the cl...

Associated Press

Donald Trump appeals $454M judgment in New York civil fraud case

The former president is challenging that he lied about his wealth as he grew the real estate empire that launched him to stardom.

MyNorthwest Lifestyle

Image: A Washington's Lottery sign is on display....

Steve Coogan

Good news in Washington: Lost cat found, winning lottery ticket discovered

A Tacoma family got its lost cat back after four years. In Lynnwood, a woman got a surprise when she remembered a lottery ticket she bought.

lily gladstone...

Jake Coyle, The Associated Press

‘Oppenheimer,’ Lily Gladstone win at 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards

Gladstone won Saturday and the crowd erupted. Stone, too, stood and vigorously applauded. Her win would be a first for Native Americans.

Unstoppable performance...

Paul Holden, KIRO Newsradio

Weekend revelry roundup: The events will be 'Unstoppable'

Friday is here yet again and before you send that text to cancel your plans, check out some of the stuff that's going on around Seattle.

MyNorthwest History

everett gazebo...

Feliks Banel

Everett residents iced out of demolition plans: 'Don’t blame the gazebo'

Mayor Cassie Franklin of Everett has decided to demolish the historic 1921 gazebo at Clark Park. Not everyone is happy about the decision.

Image: An 1892 illustration by William Irving depicting Washington Old Hall, a structure on the anc...

Feliks Banel

The thousand-year-old origins of the name 'Washington'

Here's a refresher on how the Pacific Northwest state came to be called "Washington," and the meaning of the famous of American surname.

The Twilight Drive-In...

Feliks Banel

Good news and bad news for two popular drive-in theatres

This week, we have a Double Feature of Pacific Northwest cinema history, with good news for one drive-in theatre and bad news for another.

National News

Associated Press

Police in suburban Chicago are sued over a fatal shooting of a man in his home

CHICAGO (AP) — The sisters of a man fatally shot in his home this month by suburban Chicago police filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the officers and their department, alleging wrongful death and other counts. Kyenna McConico and Kennetha Barnes, sisters of Isaac Goodlow III, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago […]

Workers drive among shipping containers and trailers at a BNSF intermodal terminal, Jan. 3, 2024, i...

Associated Press

US economy grew solid 3.2% in fourth quarter, a slight downgrade from government's initial estimate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a robust 3.2% annual pace from October through December, propelled by healthy consumer spending, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday in a slight downgrade from its initial estimate. The expansion in the nation’s gross domestic product — the economy’s total output of goods and services — slipped from […]

FILE - Activists mark the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Wom...

Associated Press

About as many abortions are happening in the US monthly as before Roe was overturned, report finds

The number of abortions performed each month is about the same as before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion more than a year and a half ago, a new report finds. The latest edition of the #WeCount report conducted for the Society of Family Planning, a nonprofit […]

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Mike Salk

Salk: A local credit union inspiring its community

In the heart of Kitsap County, a financial institution is making waves not just as a banking entity but as a beacon of community support.

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Mike Salk

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Compassion International...

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Punts for Purpose: Brock Huard, other NFL players fight to end global child poverty

Seattle Sports host Brock Huard joins other NFL punters in partnership with Compassion in a cause now known as “Punts For Purpose.”