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Andrew Scheinthal, KIRO 7 News

Deputies: Murder suspect shot in Snohomish County after multi agency investigation

Members of the King County-based Valley SWAT team opened fire in a Snohomish County parking lot Monday, while pursuing a murder suspect.
18 hours ago
Hanna Scott

New budget from Seattle mayor spends big on affordable housing, boosts funds for public safety

In the final budget proposal of her administration, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan lays out spending for $190 million on affordable housing.
23 hours ago
Dalton Day

Greyhound settles $2.2 million lawsuit over warrantless WA state immigration sweeps

Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay a $2.2 million settlement over compliance in warrantless immigration sweeps conducted by CBP out of Spokane Intermodal Center.
1 day ago
Nick Bowman

After 15-month delay, Washington plastic bag ban set to take effect this week

Washington state's plastic bag ban is set to take effect on on Friday, Oct. 1, after a lengthy 15-month delay brought on by the pandemic.
1 day ago
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle-area carpenters return to picketing Monday, set to bargain this week

Picketing across Seattle by the Northwest Carpenters Union will resume Monday, following a temporary pause after some wildcat strikes.
1 day ago
MyNorthwest Staff

Pfizer COVID vaccine booster available for certain individuals in Washington

Health officials are allowed to start giving booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain individuals in Washington.
1 day ago

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: School segregated maskless kids into small portable without social distancing

Students at Enumclaw High School who refused to wear a mask were separated from classmates and put into a portable to wait for their parents.
20 hours ago
KTTH staff

State GOP chairman: Proposed new district maps from Dems are gerrymandered ‘abominations'

The Washington state Republican Party Chairman sounds the “gerrymandering” alarm over drafts of new legislative district maps.
1 day ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Democrat state senator breaks COVID mask mandate he forces on us

Democrat State Senator Marko Liias is the latest local Democrat lawmaker caught breaking the COVID mask mandate he imposes on you.
2 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: School bans pro-police flag, but allows BLM and LGBT messages

Marysville Middle School forced a teacher to take down a pro-police flag from her classroom, yet allows Black Lives Matter messages to be displayed.
2 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Dow Constantine deletes photo as he went maskless at crowded event

King County Executive Dow Constantine doesn't practice what he preaches when it comes to COVID and masking.
5 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Students told to wear mask while chewing lunch, district cites nonexistent guidance

Tacoma's Geiger School demands students chew and swallow their lunch with their mask on. The district backed the policy on guidance that doesn't exist.
7 days ago

Dave Ross

MyNorthwest Staff

Persistent 'long-COVID': Research suggests the immune system itself might be to blame

Mercer Island’s Dr. Gordon Cohen unpacks new research coming out of the University of Arkansas to better understand “long COVID,” or “COVID long-haulers.”
1 day ago
Dave Ross

Ross: Almost back to normal weekends

This weekend had highs, it had lows, and it was almost possible to entertain the thought that things are getting back to normal.
1 day ago
MyNorthwest Staff

Meet the 2022 Washington State Teacher of the Year: Jerad Koepp

Jerad Koepp is Washington State Teacher of the Year for 2022. He is a Native American specialist for the North Thurston County Public Schools.
3 days ago
Dave Ross

Ross: You have the freedom to fly, or to stay home

When you enter an airport, you give up your freedom. Everybody knows this. If you don’t like it, exercise your freedom to stay home.
4 days ago
Dave Ross

Ross: The wealthiest nation in history is again toying with the idea of not paying its bills

The debt drama is going down to the wire. The warnings are flying, the air is thick with blame – but I remind myself that this is how it’s supposed to work.
5 days ago
Dave Ross

Ross: Now we know what they were planning

On Monday, it was revealed why former President Donald Trump had every reason to believe he would win the 2020 election.
6 days ago

Dori Monson

Dori Monson Show

Mayor of Winlock says Gov. Inslee should 'submit himself to medical review'

The mayor of Winlock passed a proclamation saying he believes Gov. Inslee requires professional medical intervention for narcissistic personality disorder.
5 days ago
Dori Monson Show

State Senator disagrees with making insurance rates a 'zero sum game'

State Senator Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) explains why he's pushing back against Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler's emergency rule.
5 days ago
Dori Monson Show

‘We are a country of laws': Councilmember echoes calls to prosecute teen hit-and-run suspect as adult

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is calling for the teen suspect of an alleged series of hit and run incidents to be tried in adult court.
6 days ago
Dori Monson Show

Federal Way mom says school district is unprepared for class to quarantine

A mom in Federal Way says her son's entire class has to be in quarantine after one kid tested positive for COVID, and there's no remote learning option.
8 days ago
Dori Monson Show

Stolen truck found, returned to 83-year-old Everett man

An 83-year-old Everett-area man is looking for his mint condition 1997 F-250 truck, after it was stolen out of his driveway earlier this week.
11 days ago
Dori Monson Show

Student says fight at Tahoma school wasn't racially motivated

A Tahoma High School student involved in a fight witnesses say included racial slurs is claiming that race was not a factor in the incident.
12 days ago

Gee & Ursula

Gee and Ursula Show

How Seattle's extended eviction moratorium may leave small landlords behind

Seattle extended its eviction moratorium that aims to help tenants during the pandemic, and approved two new regulations that impact landlords.
3 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

Dick's Drive-In plans to 'invest in employees' by increasing base wages

Starting wages at Dick's Drive-In are increasing to $19 an hour, and $20 at the Seattle locations on Broadway and in Queen Anne.
4 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

Washington Sec. of State: Onslaught of election lawsuits could cause 'significant damage'

Washington Sec. of State Kim Wyman is concerned that lawsuits challenging election results could be undermining the democratic process.
6 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

Vaccinated Vancouver woman hospitalized for COVID confirms 'hospitals are full'

A woman from Vancouver, Washington, was vaccinated, yet still caught COVID-19. She shares a first-person account of her experience inside hospitals.
6 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

What can latest from Pfizer tell us about when state's kids will be eligible for vaccine?

When will the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be available to Washington state's children? Based on the latest from the company, it could be soon.
8 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

'I feel heartbreak and anger': Kirkland nurse describes toll of pandemic over last year

Kirkland nurse Jenna Loney describes the toll the pandemic has taken on her and others in the health care industry over the last year-plus.
9 days ago

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Seattle Traffic

Chris Sullivan

A look inside the West Seattle Bridge with repairs set to kick off

KIRO Radio traffic reporter Chris Sullivan takes us inside the West Seattle Bridge, as workers begin repairs they say are on schedule.
5 days ago
Chris Sullivan

New ferry line cutting education and enforcement underway

Ferry line cutters beware. The state is stepping up enforcement to make up for the loss of the HERO line.
5 days ago
Chris Sullivan

State ending hotline used to tattle on bad drivers

The phone number you can use to report drivers violating HOV lane rules and ferry line cutters in Washington is going away.
7 days ago
Chris Sullivan

Good to Go sends out first toll statements from new system

Washington's Good to Go tolling system got an upgrade earlier this summer, and now the first bills and statements are coming out.
7 days ago
Chris Sullivan

Rain is coming; Sully's wet weather driving 101

Get your Washington Driver's Manual out. The first heavy rain of the summer is on its way, and we want to make sure you're prepared to drive in wet weather.
12 days ago
Chris Sullivan

Fare ambassadors replace officers on Sound Transit trains

New "fare ambassadors" for Sound Transit have resumed fare checks, with a focus on educating riders on reduced-fare ORCA options over issuing citations.
14 days ago

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

Mixed bag for mask mandate at inaugural Kraken preseason game in Spokane

While the Seattle Kraken prevailed in its inaugural preseason game, the state’s mask mandate for indoor spaces and large events did not fare so well.
1 day ago
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Forgotten centennial of distinctive Mount Rainier monument

Edmond Meany said it best 100 years ago this week: “These ceremonies will soon be forgotten, but this monument will endure.”
4 days ago
Feliks Banel

Searching for D.B. Cooper 'historic sites' in Portland and Seattle

With the 50th anniversary of the infamous D.B. Cooper hijacking this November, places where the crime played out hold physical traces that stir up memories.
6 days ago
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Long-gone ferry crossings at Orondo and Entiat

Before many bridges were open, a number of small, private ferry crossings were in operation along the Columbia River as late as the 1950s and 1960s.
11 days ago
Feliks Banel

The fire is out, but Aberdeen Museum of History struggles to rebuild

It’s been more than three years since a fire destroyed the Aberdeen Armory and history museum. Now, some locals are frustrated by delays in replacing it.
13 days ago
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: When Sea-Tac Airport disappeared for six months

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has had a few different names, but port commissioners ultimately decided to "Keep it Sea-Tac."
18 days ago