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Micki Gamez

Kitsap Transit gets nearly $1M to help address frequent ferry delays and cancellations

 Since the start of the pandemic, just like other ferry services, Kitsap Fast Ferry has had its share of cancellations, getting so bad at points that these cancellations would happen daily.
child care...
MyNorthwest Staff

90% of child care workers applied to receive $500 bonus from King County

After announcing in June that $7,000,000 would be used to give a one-time payment to all child care employees, King County Executive Dow Constantine has fulfilled that promise
A sign reading "My body, my Choice," is taped to a hanger taped to a streetlight in front of the Id...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Washington attorney general joins coalition challenging Idaho’s near-total abortion ban

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced he is joining a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing a brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit challenging Idaho’s new abortion law.
robots...
MyNorthwest Staff

Amazon to test retail robots underneath former downtown Macy's building

Amazon will use the building, sold for $580 million in April 2021 after the historic Macy's closed its doors the year prior, to test retail robots.
Photo from Easy Street Records Instagram...
MyNorthwest Staff

Thieves make off with West Seattle record store’s prized van, a gift from Brandi Carlile

Easy Street Records' van was stolen over the weekend, and the store has been posting on social media to try and get it back. 
Photo from Lacey Police Department...
Darren Dedo

The Crime Blotter: Construction site con artist cuffed while stealing from Lacey worksite

Darren Dedo reports on overnight crime on the morning of Aug. 16.

Seattle Sports

Seahawks Drew Lock...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks QB Drew Lock to miss 2nd preseason game with COVID

Drew Lock has tested positive for COVID-19, and it probably won't help his cause in the battle with Geno Smith for the Seahawks' QB job.
Mariners Sam Haggerty...
Brent Stecker

Mariners have new weapon for late-inning chaos: a deeper bench

The Mariners showed more of their trademark chaos in Monday's win over the Angels, and manager Scott Servais has more tools in his toolbelt now for those situations.
Seahawks J.J. Arcega-Whiteside...
Brandon Gustafson

What addition of WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside means for Seahawks

Michael Bumpus breaks down the addition of J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and what it means for the Seahawks and their roster.
Seahawks Charles Cross...
Brandon Gustafson

Bumpus: Cross, Lucas, Seahawks’ OL impressed in preseason opener

The Seahawks have a new-look offensive line and Michael Bumpus liked what he saw from that unit in Seattle's first preseason game.
Mariners Mitch Haniger...
Brent Stecker

Why a Mitch Haniger return to Mariners in ’23 makes most sense

Will the Mariners bring back Mitch Haniger, who is a free agent after this season? MLB Network's Jon Morosi explains why it's the best option for both sides.
Mariners Sam Haggerty...
The Associated Press

Mariners score 4 runs in wild 9th inning, top Angels 6-2

The Seattle Mariners scored four runs in the ninth and took advantage of shoddy fielding to beat the Angels 6-2 on Monday night.

Jason Rantz

(KIRO 7)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: How one contrived 'equity' complaint sent Seattle Fire scrambling to ban phrase

The incident highlights how local leaders are so terrified of social justice and race extremists, they're willing to embarrass themselves to appear woke.
(Photo by Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle's equity movement punishes white men to push race-based marijuana licenses

Seattle City Council is upset that too many "cannabis businesses are owned primarily by White men," making them tackle the issue of "cannabis equity."
Pramila Jayapal...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: As you struggle to pay bills, Seattle's Pramila Jayapal says 'inflation' is just 'theoretical'

Democrat spending created the worst inflation crisis we've seen in 40 years. But in the eyes of Rep. Jayapal, inflation is "theoretical."
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."
snohomish...
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.

Dave Ross

(AvgeekJoe via Flickr)...
Dave Ross

Ross: What can Sound Transit do to make their light rail platforms safer?

Sunday, a woman fell as a train approached the Mount Baker station in Seattle and was killed.
republican chair mar-a-lago law...
Dave Ross

Ross: Mar-a-Lago raid asks important questions about Trump’s handling of national secrets

When I started covering news in college in the 70s, you would never see a Republican question the legitimacy of the FBI.
monkeypox...
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.
trump raid mar-a-lago garland...
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.
(Getty Images)...
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?
stick shifts...
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.

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson

Dori: How do I break this news to my dog?

After receiving an alert from our pet food supplies that my dog’s monthly order food has been discontinued I am not sure how to break the news to him.
(Photo by Terry Pierson/The Press-Enterprise via Getty Images)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Dad calls summer swim league’s gender changes `child abuse,’ moves family out of WA state

Changes coming to the Greater Seattle Summer Swim League for 2,000 kids between Woodway and Federal Way have “destroyed” the seasonal outdoor program.
(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.
olivia...
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.
Tim Eyman ballot initiative...
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.

Gee & Ursula

(Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: My husband quit his job but still wants me to get up and make him breakfast

On the Gee and Ursula show, hosts Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin take listeners' advice questions and discuss what they think you should do.
seattle...
Frank Sumrall

Did the mayor get Seattle's Mount Rushmore of athletes right? 

"The obvious ones, and you said Seattle icons, are Sue Bird and Lenny Wilkens. They have to be on that list," Harrell said with Gee emphatically agreeing.
drug...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee: 26 drug busts in 21 days merely spotlight the tip of King County's fentanyl problem

King County sees 26 drug busts in fewer days, but prosecuting criminals is only one step among many to deal with King County's fentanyl problem.
police chief...
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.
cannabis...
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.
King County Courthouse...
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.

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Seattle Traffic

law...
Chris Sullivan

Washington's distracted driving law: has it reduced collisions five years into its passage?

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at states with and without this law and how they are impacting crashes.
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.
Photo courtesy of the City of Des Moines...
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.
roundabout...
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.
seafair boats bridge party...
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.

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 […]
nettie asberry...
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.