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Micki Gamez

Whatcom County's Lummi Island is getting a new ferry

The Department of Transportation awarded a $25 million grant to replace the 60-year-old Whatcom Chief ferry with a new and improved electric-hybrid ferry.
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Bonney Lake Sumner Little League team advances to World Series on controversial play

In extra innings, the Bonney Lake Sumner Little League team advanced to the Little League World Series on Thursday, by a score of 3-2.
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Logan Gilbert

'Tuba Man' killer arrested naked in dumpster, now charged as part of retail theft ring

Billy Chambers, who infamously was charged with manslaughter in the death of the street musician known as "Tuba man," is a suspect in the crime ring.
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MyNorthwest Staff

West Coast crime ring busted for trafficking $22 million in stolen catalytic converters

The crime ring was centered in the Portland metro area, but reached as far as New York and Texas, according to Beaverton police.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Passenger 'misuse' biggest cause of light-rail escalator failure, Sound Transit says

“Misuse” is responsible for 32% of equipment failures while “environmental” -- which includes debris users drop that damage said equipment -- stands at 15%.
(Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)...
KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

KIRO Newsradio Headlines: Tacoma quadruple homicide suspect stands trial after competency assessment

The KIRO Newsradio newsdesk brings you its top stories on the morning of Aug. 12

Seattle Sports

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The Associated Press

Mariners bats fall cold after taking early lead, Rangers win 5-3

Corey Seager doubled twice and scored twice, including the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, as Texas beat the Mariners 5-3 on Sunday.
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The Associated Press

Second chapter: Bobby Wagner already makes impact on LA Rams

Former Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is still getting used to the fact he’s now working with Rams head coach Sean McVay, not against him.
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Brandon Gustafson

How Seahawks’ rookie draft class did in preseason opener

The Seahawks' 2022 draft class played a lot in the preseason opener in Pittsburgh, and here's how they did with thoughts from Pete Carroll.
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The Associated Press

Mariners fall 7-4 to Rangers, ending 9-game win streak vs Texas

Corey Seager matched a career high with his 26th homer as the Texas Rangers overcame an early deficit to beat the Mariners 7-4.
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

Fast Facts: Seahawks fall 32-25 to Steelers as QB battle on display

The Seahawks came up just short in their preseason-opening loss to the Steelers, though both of their quarterbacks had good showings.
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Brent Stecker

Bump’s Seahawks Breakdown: Get excited about Jamal Adams in this D

Michael Bumpus shares what he's seen in Seahawks training camp from strong safety Jamal Adams that has him excited about this season.

Jason Rantz

Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and Don Bacon, R-Neb., right, are seen after a meeting of the House Re...
Frank Sumrall

Newhouse, who voted for Trump's impeachment, 'very concerned' over FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago

"What we heard from Mr. Garland this morning was almost nothing, no information whatsoever. And I think the American people deserve much more."
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KTTH staff

Snohomish attempts pivot to mandatory drug treatment in new homeless hotel

Days away from approving the Days Inn tunring into housing for the homeless, Snohomish County might make entry conditional on drug treatment programs.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: As crimes surge, King County to further legalize car theft, drug dealing, other felonies

That program will be offered to adult offenders, even as a large group of south Sound mayors are demanding the county stop going so easy on criminals.
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KTTH staff

Joe Kent advances to November, stresses energy, inflation as biggest immediate problems

The former Green Beret served 11 combat deployments before retiring from Special Forces to join the CIA before pivoting to politics.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Man unloads as Seattle Parking Enforcement tickets neighbors, but ignores homeless RVs

Instead of dealing with an RV homeless encampment a block away, an officer is ticketing residents who struggle to find parking in their neighborhood.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Watch 80-year-old defend privacy rights in trans locker room controversy

An 80-year-old Port Townsend woman defended her right to privacy after encountering a biological male in a YMCA-managed shower facility. She was banned as a result.

Dave Ross

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Travis Mayfield

Why monkeypox should alarm the straight community: Op-Ed

A majority of you reading this are likely neither a queer man nor are you worried about this virus. Give me the next two minutes, and I’m going to try to convince you why you should be.
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Frank Sumrall

Former Washington AG has 'legitimate questions' over controversial raid on Mar-a-Lago

A copy of the search warrant indicated agents are investigating possible violations of laws related to the Presidential Records Act after Mar-a-Lago raid.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Will an influx of new IRS agents audit the middle class, or the billionaires?

Biden hires 87,000 additional IRS employees. Whom will they audit?
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Dave Ross

Ross: Stick shifts are disappearing, so enjoy car thieves not knowing how to drive them while you can

I love the ways cars have improved in my lifetime, the safety features, the remarkable mileage, the built-in navigation, but as I become more curmudgeonly, I also have to say that it’s become almost too simple to drive.
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Dave Ross

Ross: The Mar-a-Lago raid just inflamed 2024’s expected MAGA campaign

If you want a spellbinding read that will keep your mind off the heat, it’s the New Yorker article about Trump and his generals.
(Photo by Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)...
Dave Ross

Ross: Peace and quiet as Seafair show noise ends

Seafair is over, the noise has stopped, and the noise discussion can be mothballed until next year.

Dori Monson

(Photo courtesy of Joe Kent's Twitter @joekent16jan19)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: In a tight race, Congressional candidate Kent’s own ballot almost didn't count

The incumbent led by 257 votes last Friday, but dropped behind Kent by 960 votes on Monday when new ballots were tallied.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Dori says farewell to Olivia Newton-John, dead at 73 after battle with cancer: ‘She was a fighter’

Olivia Newton-John, a chart-topping pop icon of the 1970s and 1980s co-star of Grease, passed away Monday.
(Photo by Lewis Geyer/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty Images)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Port Townsend Woman, 80, banned from pool after dispute with biological male in women’s shower

“I saw a man in a woman’s bathing suit watching maybe four or five little girls pulling down their suits in order to use the toilet,” Jaman recalled.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Tim Eyman’s ‘ultimate revenge’ against WA AG ‘is my continued political activism’

Tim Eyman has been forced to sell his Mukilteo home as financial restitution for more than $5.6 million in penalties and legal fees.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Man arrested for murder used sword, his mom calls WA State's mental health system 'a total mess'

“It’s like watching them die,” Bonnie Smith told Dori Monson Show listeners Tuesday. “The son I knew no longer hardly exists in that body.”
(Photo by Qian Weizhong/VCG via Getty Images)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: 'Senseless' Seattle road-rage incident leads to deadly shooting while victim’s friends grieve

What started as a routine mid-morning trip to Costco to get his morning coffee ended in death for a Seattle man 11 days ago, and now Bob Jensen’s friends are asking why the driver who shot him hasn’t been arrested.

Gee & Ursula

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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

The search for Seattle’s next police chief narrows ahead of September deadline, mayor says

The mayor’s office is in the middle of hosting five community forums for Seattle residents to share values they seek in the city’s next Chief of Police.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

How Seattle's mayor plans to increase the number of Black-owned pot shops

Black people have a majority stake in only about 1% of the state’s cannabis producing and processing businesses.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

King County mayors pen appeal for help with rise in crime, spar with prosecuting attorney

The collective of mayors want King County and the state to assist their cities, as they are facing a "disturbing" rise in crime.
Blue Angels jets fly as thousands are gathered at the Jones Beach for the Bethpage Air Show in New ...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula’s Top Stories: The Blue Angels' return is 'overrated'

Griner faces 9-year sentence in Russia, Alaska Airlines accused of racial discrimination, and Gee gives out his hottest take about the Blue Angels.
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Frank Sumrall

Gee and Ursula's Top Stories: Early primary results are in, hazard pay ends next month

Hosts Gee and Ursula discuss early primary results, the end of hazard pay, and how Amazon saved the day after a fundraiser went viral to stop rent hikes.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Feds spotlight Aurora in human trafficking crackdown, arrest 70 in PNW

On average, 300 people buy sex along Aurora Avenue in King County every day, according to HSI Special Agent Jayme McFarland.

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Seattle Traffic

I-90 - Snoqualmie Pass East (WSDOT)...
Chris Sullivan

I-90, Snoqualmie Pass construction returns with lane-widening and expected traffic delays

I-90 construction between North Bend and Ellensburg is back. Lane closures and long delays are in your future.
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Chris Sullivan

Des Moines betting on fast ferry service to attract visitors

What's old is new again for Puget Sound transportation. Decades after turning our back on the water, one city is using it for congestion relief and a development spark.
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Chris Sullivan

Roundabout to slow traffic on Hwy 9 in Snohomish

We're talking about roundabouts today because Highway 9 in Snohomish County is about to be closed down for about a week to put one in.
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Chris Sullivan

I-5 construction persists through Seafair weekend with WSDOT halfway through revival project

This is about as busy of a summer weekend as you can get in Seattle, but construction will not be taking any time off, this is Seafair Weekend.
(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)...
Chris Sullivan

A driver's guide for passing and slow-moving vehicles

Slow-moving vehicles and risky passers are a deadly combination. With about a month left of summer, it's time for a good reminder on the rules.
(Photo by Philip James Corwin/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)...
Chris Sullivan

Construction won't ease just because the hot Mariners are hosting Houston

Friday's game against Houston is sold out, and T-Mobile Park will be near capacity but guess what?  Construction isn't going to be taking the weekend off.

Northwest History

Fred McFalls (right) and Ben Bryson are considered the heart of the bluegrass community that once t...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Bluegrass festival in Toledo echoes with Northwest history

In Toledo, Washington, it’s time once again for the Mount Saint Helens Bluegrass Festival. Toledo is in Lewis County on the way to Washington’s most famous volcano. The town is named for an old steamboat that once plied the Cowlitz River, and it’s near where the “Cowlitz Convention” was held 1851 – when settlers north […]
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Feliks Banel

Restoring the home – and the legacy – of Nettie Asberry

A longtime figure in the civic and cultural history of Tacoma – and, really, the entire state – is finally getting the recognition she deserves.
Mount Baker is visible from Baker Lake Road, not far from Koma Kulshan Guard Station, on the way to...
Feliks Banel

Destination HISTORY: Centuries of stories along Baker Lake Trail

The Upper Baker Dam, located in Whatcom County and within the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, is from that earlier era.
Fred Beckey's three-volume "Cascade Alpine Guide" is a Northwest climber's bible. (Via Ebay)...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: ‘Old and bold’ climber and author Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey passed away five years ago at age 94 and he was climbing right to the end. He was much celebrated while he was alive
Vicky Cayetano, known at the time as Vicky Tiu, starred alongside Elvis Presley in a movie filmed a...
Feliks Banel

Elvis Presley’s Seattle movie co-star running for governor of Hawaii

In other election news not related to Washington’s August 2 primary, in the summer of 1962, the World’s Fair was underway at what’s now Seattle Center.
Marines burning an "enemy" shed at what's now Magnuson Park on August 3, 1952 as part of a dramatic...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Submarine, fighter planes and Marines attacked what’s now Magnuson Park

It was 70 years ago this week when a sleepy neighborhood along Lake Washington in Seattle became ground zero for a show-stopping Cold War military exercise.