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Tacoma ATM robbery...
Darren Dedo

Suspect allegedly shoots, robs victim at Tacoma ATM

Darren Dedo, KIRO Newsradio reporter, covers overnight crime in the Puget Sound region on the morning of Oct. 5.
food banks...
L.B. Gilbert

King County passes motion to help struggling food banks

King County has passed a measure that would identify resources to help local food banks struggling to meet the increased demand they have been facing.
mariners...
Frank Sumrall

Seattle Mariners wild card playoff schedule released

All three games, if necessary, will be played in Toronto. The winner of this series will go on to play Houston in the American League Division Series.
This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine dur...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Experts warn of King County COVID surge, say few people have gotten updated booster

As October begins, health experts are warning about a COVID-19 surge this fall and winter.
Seattle hospitals...
Bill Kaczaraba

WA hospitals face "unstable financial situation"

State hospitals face an "unstable financial situation" with $1.75 billion dollars in losses in the first half of 2022.
fire...
L.B. Gilbert

Fire at Kent dentist office extinguished after venting roof

Crews put out a fire at a dentist's office in Kent after it sparked just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at "All Seasons Dental Care" on State Avenue.

Seattle Sports

Seahawks Noah Fant Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks Breakdown: Which players can still be unlocked on offense?

The Seahawks are flying high on offense, but there are actually more players they can unlock on offense, according to former NFL wide receiver Michael Bumpus.
Mariners Julio Rodríguez...
The Associated Press

Mariners roll into playoffs after 5-4 walk-off win over Tigers

Julio Rodríguez hit his 28th home run, Ty France hit a game-ending single and the Mariners capped the regular season with a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Mariners Raleigh Bichette...
Brent Stecker

ESPN’s Passan: Key for Mariners to beat Blue Jays in playoff series

The Blue Jays have the advantage over the Mariners in their wild card series this weekend, but ESPN's Jeff Passan says there's a way for Seattle to win.
Mariners Jesse Winker...
Brent Stecker

Mariners’ Jesse Winker to IL ahead of playoffs; Taylor Trammell recalled

A second Mariners option for left field has hit the injured list just before the beginning of the playoffs with Jesse Winker out with a neck injury.
Mariners Julio Rodríguez...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Playoffs Schedule: Blue Jays series, Seattle Sports coverage

The Mariners' first playoff series in 21 years is set. Find out the game times and coverage details from Seattle Sports here.
Mariners Luis Torrens...
The Associated Press

Mariners catcher Luis Torrens gets a win, Seattle sweeps Tigers in DH

Catcher Luis Torrens became the first position player in Mariners history to earn a pitching win and Seattle swept a twinbill from Detroit on Tuesday.

Jason Rantz

Rep. Jesse Johnson...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Democrat lawmaker claims cops are mad they 'can't go around killing people,' union silent so far

It's an indication that Democrats are not interested in making any changes, despite clear data showing their efforts have made the state less safe.
Olympia Meeting...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: City of Olympia embraces racist segregationist meeting at taxpayer expense

The City of Olympia is hosting a racially segregated community safety meeting as officials continue to advance BLM-inspired initiatives.
drug dealer...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA judges side with accused drug dealer over ludicrous claim of racism

Three judges on the Washington Court of Appeals just overturned a conviction against an accused drug dealer by using woke standards
Phantom Lake Elementary Principal Marcus Johnson (Instagram screengrab)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Elementary principal allegedly pushed erotic fiction, said he's a 'lover of smut,' recorded smoking weed

Up until Sept. 24, the profile was public. But after the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH asked him about its content, the account went private.
migrants...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Oregon quietly considers housing migrants, shuns attention of Texas, Florida

One leader from the Oregon Department of Human Services said they should be regarded as "welcome guests."
smiley woke...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Times out with early smear as Democrats fret over Tiffany Smiley threat

David Gutman wrote an editorial smearing Smiley for the Seattle Times. But the paper presents it as a news feature.

Dave Ross

social media...
Dave Ross

Ross: Social media companies might actually be held responsible for the content they host

The Supreme Court could finally decide if social media is legally responsible for what it broadcasts by agreeing to take the case of Gonzalez v. Google.
vote...
Dave Ross

Ross: With voter pamphlets and mail-in ballots, you have no reason not to vote

So as the election approaches, I remind people that not voting means giving up your one chance to throw your weight around
divide...
Dave Ross

Ross: The divide between the reasonable and the unreasonable comes down to what works

When I was doing a talk show I used to say that the real divide was between “the normal people and the wackos” – but I must admit now that the phrase lacked nuance.
wedding...
Dave Ross

Ross: The key to wedding success? Eat lots of cake and make your dancing look spontaneous

Make the singing look spontaneous, and whether or not people like it, at least they’ll be forgiving. Just make sure they’ve had lots of cake.
migrants...
Dave Ross

Ross: Before fearing what migrants destroy, try helping them build something first

The U.S. border is swamped with hundreds of thousands of migrants who want in – and border states are fed up.
history...
Dave Ross

Ross: Those who don't learn history are doomed to accept whatever they are told

Zinn’s book failed to shake my patriotism, any more than visiting Cuba or the Soviet Union. I still see America as a unique experiment worth protecting.

Dori Monson

Jonathan Choe (Photo courtesy of Discovery Institute)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: King County uses ‘Antifa tactics’ against reporter covering homeless shelter expansion

One of Constantine’s top media relations aides can be heard telling the Fix Homelessness initiative reporter “you’re not a member of the media.”
Richard Thomas...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: 'Ozark,' actor Richard Thomas talks career, upcoming 'To Kill a Mockingbird' performance

50 years ago, he was the star of the No. 1 TV show in the country. Today, Richard Thomas is the lead of 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'
Dean Atkinson Jr....
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Father of WSP trooper shot in face credits son’s tattoo with surviving

“When we got to the hospital, I saw firefighters, police officers – everybody came to the hospital,” Atkinson Sr. told Dori, choking back tears.
Eastside Fire...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Eastside Fire still refuses to rehire first responders released over COVID mandates

Eastside Fire and Rescue still refuses to hire firefighters released over COVID mandates despite high overtime pay.
violent attacks...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Seattle, Kent police need help locating suspects after two separate violent attacks

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating suspects in two separate violent mid-day attacks in Seattle and Kent.
Tyler Madden fentanyl grief...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Grieving local mom fighting 'flood of fentanyl' pushes Gov. Inslee to do more

After the initial grief she suffered following her son’s fentanyl poisoning death, Melanie Madden is driven by her new-found purpose in life.

Gee & Ursula

smiley woke...
L.B. Gilbert

Tiffany Smiley criticizes Seattle Times over cease and desist letter

After being issued a cease and desist order, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley is now criticizing The Seattle Times.
mascot...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

New Seattle Kraken mascot will take some getting used to

Many hockey fans expected an octopus or a squid-like creature. But what they got was... a troll?!
Military Veteran...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Military veteran defends decision to patrol school grounds armed in Thurston County

While legal in practice, local law enforcement, the school district, and parents have raised concerns over Triplett's presence.
wedding...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: My girlfriend can't sing, should I tell my brother before she performs at his wedding?

So my girlfriend thinks that she's an awesome singer, but she's not. In fact, she has a terrible singing voice. It's almost comedy.
behavioral health crisis...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula question King County’s mental health crisis response plan

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new behavioral health crisis response plan that includes a network of five crisis care centers
Iran Protest...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Local business owner urges immediate action after death of Iranian woman

On Sunday evening the death of Mahsa Amini earlier this month at the hands of the Iranian police sparked protests 6,600 miles away in Bellevue.

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Seattle Traffic

Encampments...
Chris Sullivan

WA homeless program showing early signs of helping those living off highways

The Governor and legislature launched the "Right of Way Safety Initiative" to great fanfare earlier this year
520 bridge construction...
Chris Sullivan

Here's your warning: Seattle's SR 520 will be fully closed all weekend

We've been warning you all week because we don't want a repeat of last weekend: 520 is going to be closed this weekend.
I-90...
Chris Sullivan

Major traffic shift coming to I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

A big change is about to happen on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. WSDOT is widening six more miles of I-90 starting next week.
I-90...
Chris Sullivan

Avoid I-90 for the Seahawks game officials say, with westbound closed at Mercer Island this weekend

Good luck getting to the Seahawks game from the east side this weekend. Westbound I-90 is going to be closed at the west end of Mercer Island.
lane splitter...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: My experience with a lane splitter and why it is still illegal

A question for all motorcyclists today. Do you want to make it home alive? Then don't be a lane splitter.
I-405...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT closes parts of I-405 this weekend to repair '15-foot-deep sinkhole'

You will not want to be using Interstate 405 this Saturday, because construction is going to close the freeway south of Bellevue.

Northwest History

Milwaukee...
Feliks Banel

Eerie parallels of baseball history in Seattle and Milwaukee

The reasons are complicated, but let’s just say the Seattle-Milwaukee baseball rivalry goes way back, and the cities have a surprising number of things in common
Skaters roll past the "ALL SKATE" sign at Pattison's West on Thursday morning. (Feliks Banel/KIRO N...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Beloved Federal Way roller-skating rink saved by local non-profit

The big building housing a beloved roller-skating rink in Federal Way has just been purchased by a new owner - and it has a happy ending.
flight...
Feliks Banel

Seattle flight was second only to Wright Brothers in aviation history

A community group is making plans to celebrate the centennial of a 1924 Seattle event that some consider to be second only to the Wright Brothers’ flight at Kittyhawk
oregon...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: It’s STILL not pronounced ‘ORE-uh-GONE’

You would think by now that those distant East Coast media types in plush studios atop their ivory towers would know how to pronounce the name of the state south of the Columbia River.
empire builder...
Feliks Banel

New 'Empire Builder' documentary is about more than just railroad history

After more than two decades of work, a new documentary about James J. Hill, the founder of the Great Northern Railway, will premiere this month.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Volcano’s 'landscape starting to give back what it covered up in the 80s'

When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, 57 people died and dozens of square miles of the landscape were covered with ash and pumice. Now, more than 42 years later, the Forest Service says some long-lost artifacts from the blast are starting to turn up.