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KIRO 7 News Staff

Suspect arrested in Pierce County hit-and-run that killed one 12-year-old girl, injured another

A Pierce County SWAT team has arrested a 32-year-old man believed to be responsible for a hit-and-run collision that killed one 12-year-old girl.
Nick Bowman

Pickleball, dinosaurs, and a state nickname: Lawmakers weigh trio of lighthearted bills

Among the bills under consideration during the 2022 legislative session are a handful of more lighthearted proposals from lawmakers.
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle police investigate series of assaults, robberies in University District

Three violent crimes and two failed carjackings were reported in Seattle's University District in one night. Police are investigating a possible connection.
KIRO Newsradio staff

Police investigating at least 10 Tacoma-area arsons

Firefighters in Tacoma were busy with two fires in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday. Both fires are now out, and there are no injuries to report.
Nicole Jennings

Hospitalizations plateauing in Western WA, peaking in Eastern WA

Omicron hospitalizations appear to be slowing or even descending in Western Washington. But in Eastern Washington, it's another matter entirely.
Dalton Day

With divisive vote, Seattle council upholds grocery worker hazard pay ordinance

Reversing its position in December, Seattle council has upheld the city's $4 an hour hazard pay requirement for grocery workers.

710 ESPN Seattle

Mariners Jarred Kelenic...
Mike Salk

Salk: The Mariners who should improve, maintain or regress in 2022

Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle breaks down a list of 10 returning Mariners and whether he expects them to improve, maintain or regress on their 2021 production.
WSU Utah...
The Associated Press

Jakimovski, Roberts help WSU Cougars beat Utah 71-54

Andrej Jakimovski and Tyrell Roberts scored 15 points apiece and WSU used a 22-3 run in the second half to beat Utah 71-54.
Seahawks Jason Kelce...
Brandon Gustafson

3 centers the Seahawks could target in free agency this offseason

The Seahawks have an opening at center and Jake Heaps believes the team should go after three specific players in free agency.
MLB spring training...
The Associated Press

Triple the misery: MLB labor woes threaten third spring training

MLB owners locked out the players on Dec. 2, and with the first spring training games set to start Feb. 26, the schedule is in trouble.
Mariners Juilo Rodríguez...
Shannon Drayer

Mariners Hot Stove: How far ahead is M’s farm system in AL West?

Baseball America's Kyle Glaser joined the Mariners Hot Stove on 710 ESPN Seattle to break down how the M's farm system compares in the division.
Seattle Kraken...
Andy Eide

Eide: Seattle Kraken finally playing the way they were built to play

The Seattle Kraken have played much better of late, and Kraken insider Andy Eide explains how the team's identity has taken shape.

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Downtown Seattle Target barely surviving as shoplifting ravages store

The Target department store in downtown Seattle is being absolutely ravaged by shoplifters. I saw two incidents in 12 minutes.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle man live-tweeted 'hostage taking.' He keeps getting out of jail

A man who says he suffers from mental illness attempted to take hostages at a Seattle Target. He's pulled this dangerous stunt before.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Concern as 20 percent of fully vaccinated Seattle police hit with COVID this month

A fully vaccinated Seattle Police Department suffered nearly 20% of its staff contracting COVID in just the first 21 days of January.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: King County fired the unvaccinated, now pays $103 an hour to fix staffing crisis

The staffing situation at King County jails is so dire that some correction officers are now being paid over $100 an hour for overtime.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Man allegedly car prowls for an hour in broad daylight, as police couldn't respond

A man was caught on video as he appears to car prowl in Tacoma. Police officers were nowhere to be seen, but even if they were, he couldn't be detained.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle-area school uses MLK Jr. Day to bash police and USA

A local school used a Martin Luther King Day assembly to amplify virulently anti-police and anti-American messages. Is this what the holiday is meant for?

Dave Ross

Dave Ross

Ross: Everybody thinks they have to be a commentator 24/7

Everybody now thinks they have to be a commentator 24/7. And as a professional commentator, I’m here to say, “No, you don’t!”
Dave Ross

Ross: How to baffle Google

Our state attorney general is suing Google for secretly tracking us. It turns out that after you think you’ve turned off tracking, it can still follow you.
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle Children's pediatrician knows it's 'challenging' to get young kids to mask up

A number of parents of young kids are feeling left behind at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic as the nation tries to return to normal.
Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle may get to see 'approval voting' in action

There is some real money behind the latest attempt to reform primary elections in Seattle, with a system called "approval voting."
MyNorthwest Staff

New study details 'startling' effect large tsunami would have on Western Washington

A new study from the state Department of Natural Resources details the devastating effect a large tsunami would have on Washington's coastal areas.
Dave Ross

Ross: Beat the vote suppressors at their own game

Democrats have promised to keep fighting for voting rights, and that includes Rep. Derek Kilmer. So, I tried to sell him my idea of radical compliance.

Dori Monson

Dori Monson

Dori: Kent MLK Jr. Day video features kids demanding apologies

Success or failure? Many leaders believe the choice starts with attitude, and a recent video from Kent students proves that.
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Woman battling brain cancer denied surgery by Inslee's ban says her 'life should mean something'

Angee, a Washington wife and mom-of-three, who has been seeing cancer specialists for months is being denied treatment for a lime-sized tumor in her brain.
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Gun-toting Bellevue woman scares off looter after area is evacuated for mudslide

Some Bellevue home invader out there has learned a lesson: Don’t mess around with Judy Olson of Somerset.
Dori Monson

Dori: How far will the University of Washington's 'word police' go?

Most of us are aware of words and phrases from the past that are blatantly hurtful to others. But apparently, we’re not aware enough.
Dori Monson

Dori: Was Issaquah HS basketball coach dumped over ideology?

Issaquah High School’s varsity girls’ basketball coach Doug Crandall has been on administrative leave for over a month without explanation.
Dori Monson

Dori exclusive: Seattle lawyer once investigated in rapist husband's case now a local judge

The wife of a Seattle lawyer convicted in five separate attacks a decade ago is now a sitting municipal court judge in Lake Forest Park.

Gee & Ursula

Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Psychedelics could be 'mental health fix we've been looking for,' says state lawmaker

State Sen. Jesse Salomon is proposing a new bill to allow for the use of psychedelics in mental health treatment in Washington.
MyNorthwest Staff

Gee Scott learns from the King: Josiah Johnson

Josiah Johnson played basketball at UCLA, and is the son of former NBA star Marques Johnson, but might be best known for his social media presence.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: Is it time for an income tax in Washington state?

Is it time for an income tax in Washington state? The Gee and Ursula Show team wants to dig into a few more details on this proposal before supporting it.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: Data shows pandemic has impacted learning for Washington students

Test scores in Washington have dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, with just 30% of students in grades 4-11 meeting standards in math.
MyNorthwest Staff

Gee interviews CEO Dan Price on latest episode of 'Leaving a Legacy'

On episode three of “Leaving a Legacy,” Gee Scott interviews Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price, who famously paid all his employees a $70,000 minimum salary.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: No winners in battle over limiting free speech in Washington

Proposals that seek to limit aspects of free speech are coming from both sides of the aisle during the current legislative session in Washington state.

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Seattle Traffic

Chris Sullivan

Concrete worker strike crippling major construction projects in King County

After nearly two months since any concrete was delivered due to an ongoing strike, there is now concern that light rail expansion projects will be delayed.
Chris Sullivan

Market expert: Consumer confidence in electric vehicles is on the rise

Price, charging infrastructure, and range are the three improving indexes for gradual consumer confidence in electric vehicles.
Chris Sullivan

Major US airlines warn of flight disruptions Wednesday as new 5G service starts

Many airlines are warning of flight delays Wednesday as new 5G frequencies are fired up by cell phone companies that could interfere with landing.
Chris Sullivan

Reversible lane between SR 520 and I-5 under construction

The state Department of Transportation is ramping up work to add a reversible HOV lane between SR 520 and the I-5 express lanes in Seattle.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT accuses Kittitas County of 'misinformation' on snow removal dispute

The head of the Washington State Department of Transportation is basically saying Kittitas County is lying about its snow removal complaint.
Chris Sullivan

Uncertainty surrounding COVID, work schedules brings changes to Puget Sound commute

Commute times typically see a dip over the winter holidays, but it springs right back after the first of the year. That didn't happen this year.

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

From the KIRO Newsradio archives: The wreck of the Valencia 

The Valencia was a 252’ long passenger steamer. It was on is way to Seattle when it ran aground southeast of Bamfield, B.C., on Jan. 22, 1906. 
Feliks Banel

Anakú Iwachá: Long out-of-print book of Yakama legends and stories is back once again

A long out-of-print book of legends and stories from the Yakama Nation – "Anakú Iwachá," or “The Way It Was” – is available again in a new edition.
Feliks Banel

Celebrate 'Spirit of ’62' with KIRO Newsradio and MyNorthwest

In 2022, KIRO Newsradio’s Feliks Banel will present a series of stories, video, and media to mark the 60th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Cape Disappointment 2, Visitors 0

A forgotten missionary -- Jonathan S. Green -- really wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest, and especially the Columbia River, nearly 200 years ago.
Feliks Banel

Slim, Jim, and Jay: Revive the 30-mile Cascade Tunnel for cars and trains?

The recent snow that shut down traffic over the passes inspired a former member of Congress from Seattle to reach out to Gov. Inslee with a bold solution.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: How an Auburn family stayed in touch by locomotive and dish towel

When Auburn was a serious railroad town, there was one local railroad engineer who had a unique way to let his wife know he would soon need a ride home.