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Stephanie Klein

3 cases of Omicron found in Washington state

The Department of Health has confirmed there are three cases of Omicron in Washington state. 
Stephanie Klein

I-5 in Marysville reopens after police activity

Traffic was backed up for miles on northbound I-5 through Marysville for police activity Saturday morning.
Hanna Scott

Elections office fielding complaints from both sides over Sawant recall ballot

Voters in District 3 decide one of the biggest political decisions Seattle has faced in recent history when they choose whether to recall City Councilmember Kshama Sawant on Tuesday.
Nick Bowman

'Chaotic, disorganized' redistricting process faces criticism in wake of state court ruling

The state Supreme Court opted to allow late-arriving redistricting maps to move forward on Friday, concluding a process still mired in controversy.
Nicole Jennings

Trial date for Pierce County Sheriff Troyer set for July 2022

Just as a trial date has been set for Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer, his department is facing challenges in recruiting new officers.
Stephanie Klein

Report confirms uptick in shootings across King County, Seattle

King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office released an updated report on gun violence data after a rash of shootings.

710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Bobby Wagner DK Metcalf...
Stacy Rost

Rost’s Takeaways: Seahawks-49ers still delivers primetime drama

You can hardly blame the NFL for flexing the Seahawks and 49ers out of the Sunday night slot. But in the afternoon, a once great rivalry proved it could still be pretty great.
Seahawks Travis Homer...
Brandon Gustafson

Seahawks’ unsung heroes have big-time performances in win over 49ers

The Seahawks got key performances from special teams and other under-the-radar players in a much-needed win over the 49ers.
Seahawks Tyler Lockett...
710Sports.com Staff

Seahawks Instant Reaction: 710 ESPN Seattle on 30-23 win over 49ers

The voices of 710 ESPN Seattle check in with their thoughts on the Seahawks' 30-23 win over the 49ers on Sunday at Lumen Field.
Seahawks Carlos Dunlap...
Brent Stecker

Fast Facts: Seahawks outlast 49ers for chaotic 30-23 win

The Seahawks overcame three lost fumbles and a 10-point deficit in the first half to beat the 49ers 30-23 Sunday at Lumen Field.
WSU Apple Cup...
Brent Stecker

WSU Cougars headed to Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 vs Miami

For the third time in program history, the WSU Cougars are headed to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, where they will meet Miami.
Seahawks RB Alex Collins...
Brandon Gustafson

Seahawks Inactives: Collins and Lewis out, Penny and Homer active

The Seahawks are without their top running back in Alex Collins as well as left guard Damien Lewis for a division showdown with the 49ers.

Jason Rantz

KTTH staff

Councilmember: Snohomish County sales tax increase getting 'rushed with minimal transparency'

Snohomish County Council could soon pass a 0.1% sales tax increase, as part of a process Councilmember Nate Nehring says is littered with issues.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WSU amplifies claim that farmers markets, food charity are 'white supremacy' in action

Washington State University is amplifying claims that farmers markets and food charities are examples of "white supremacy" and "white dominant culture."
Jason Rantz

Rantz: There's only one Kshama Sawant recall result that truly matters

Socialist Seattle City Council firebrand Kshama Sawant faces voters on Dec. 7 for her recall election. There's only one result that tells us something.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle-area teacher recorded during vulgar, anti-police Kyle Rittenhouse rant

A teacher in the Northshore School District was recorded during a vulgar and one-sided rant about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
KTTH staff

Kent mayor connects string of recent shootings to King County's 'lax prosecution of drug crimes'

Kent Mayor Dana Ralph discusses how a recent state supreme court ruling has impeded King County's ability to prosecute drug crimes.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle School Board hides findings that its members harassed Black staff

Two Seattle Public School board directors who claim to be anti-racist progressives were found guilty of harassing, intimidating, and bullying Black staff.

Dave Ross

MyNorthwest Staff

Federal Way looks to ramp up police hiring in wake of rise in gun violence

After a recent spike in violence in South King County, Federal Way Mayor Jim Farrell says something has to be done. He explains his city's plan.
KIRO Radio staff

Mayfield: Far more than meets the eye when it comes to how we use emojis

We have words, yet sometimes they aren’t enough. That's where emojis come in, giving us a diverse way to express ourselves to loved ones.
KIRO Radio staff

Mayfield: What if we shared our grief with our holiday cheer this year?

Its December and holiday cheer is everywhere, but not for all of us. So, what if this season we shared the cheer and the grief?
MyNorthwest Staff

'Fingerprints of warming planet' amid Seattle area's year of record-breaking weather

When meteorologist Ted Buehner last joined KIRO Radio, the temperature was reaching triple digits. Five months later, there has been record rainfall.
KIRO Radio staff

Mayfield: More hope now than ever for cure to decades-long epidemic

Decades after HIV and AIDS first surfaced, there's more hope than ever for an eventual cure within the next decade.
MyNorthwest Staff

South King County mayors demand action from state to end rash of violence

Multiple mayors in South King County are banding together to combat a violent trend after seven people were shot in four days. 

Dori Monson

Dori Monson Show

Brian Kilmeade says he doesn't support Fauci-Nazi comparisons

Brian Kilmeade, of the Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox Radio, told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that he doesn't support comparisons of Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazis.
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Rebuffed by City of Seattle, grassroots volunteers get 'Lawn Mower Man' off the streets

After more than a year of terrorizing Ballard neighbors with noise from his encampment, Seattle’s “Lawn Mower Man” has agreed to accept shelter placement.
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Is it time to cut-and-run for Seattle barber?

The owner of Steele Barber, with two Seattle locations, says repeat vandals and burglars with no help from city officials has him "closer to (his) limit."
Dori Monson Show

Kent mayor: After rash of shootings, 'my residents are scared (but) I’m not giving up'

Multiple shootings marred a four-day Thanksgiving weekend for many cities in the Puget Sound area, but few more so than the city of Kent.
Dori Monson

Dori: King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announces Congressional run

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announced his candidacy on Monday for Washington's 8th District Congressional seat.
Dori Monson

Dori: Tri-Cities florist settles with gay couple over refusal to sell them wedding flowers

Richland, Washington, flower shop owner Barronelle Stutzman has settled with the ACLU, citing her Southern Baptist faith as reason for the refusal.

Gee & Ursula

Gee and Ursula Show

Implicating Washington’s abortion laws, Supreme Court debates Roe v. Wade

The US Supreme court is poised to undermine a landmark decision upholding a woman’s right to choose abortion, Roe v. Wade.
Gee and Ursula Show

Gee and Ursula: Is it too soon to return to in-person Santa photos?

Santa Claus is back to his normal December duties at local malls. But is it too soon for in-person photos, especially without masks?
Gee and Ursula Show

Gee Scott says UW football fans need to have 'patience' with new coach

The UW football team has a new head coach: Kalen DeBoer, who was most recently at Fresco State. KIRO Radio's Gee Scott shares his opinion of the hire.
Gee and Ursula Show

Are you among the 11.5% of Americans not buying holiday gifts in 2021?

The Gee and Ursula Show discusses a survey that says a record number of Americans won't be buying holiday gifts this year.
Gee and Ursula Show

Beyond the defund debate: Will new SPD budget deliver on promise of reform?

Did Seattle City Council's recently passed 2022 budget do enough to address calls for police reform dating back to the summer of 2020?
Gee and Ursula Show

'It hurts': KIRO Radio hosts react in wake of Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

KIRO Radio's Gee Scott, Aaron Mason, and Andrew Lanier provide their thoughts following the Friday acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.

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Seattle Traffic

Chris Sullivan

Sound Transit says light rail cable break after Apple Cup unprecedented

Sound Transit still doesn't know why the cable broke on a light rail train, stranding passengers in the tunnel last week after the Apple Cup.
Chris Sullivan

Are flying cars the real future of personal travel in the Northwest?

Local engineer Steve Tibbets envisions a future of on-demand, electric, personal air vehicles carrying us to our destinations.
Chris Sullivan

20 months into the closure, workers return to West Seattle Bridge

Workers finally returned to the closed West Seattle Bridge on Monday, promising to have it open to the public by the middle of 2022.
Chris Sullivan

Washington tow truck drivers beg state lawmakers for more protection on roads

Tow truck drivers are begging the state Legislature for more protection after a deadly year on Washington's roads.
Chris Sullivan

Washington State Ferries to slowly start returning normal service this week

Ferry riders have been struggling with a reduced sailing schedule for about a month now, but there could be some service improvements coming.
Chris Sullivan

Light rail trains finally testing on East Link tracks

Light rail cars are running on the East Link tracks in the first phase of systems integration testing before service begins in 2023.

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: San Juan Islands residents seek to rename passage honoring notorious Army officer

A group of residents of the San Juan Islands believe that the time has come to rename a stretch of saltwater known as Harney Channel.
Feliks Banel

How crucial pieces of Northwest history are being preserved via Facebook

Groups concerned with local history have come to depend on Facebook perhaps more than any other type of arts or cultural organization.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Thanksgiving Island Mystery solved?

“The Mystery of Thanksgiving Island” – a ‘cold case’ about the origins of that name – may just have been cracked wide open by a KIRO Radio listener. 
Feliks Banel

Special 50th anniversary broadcast: Infamous Northwest skyjacking

KIRO Radio presents a special broadcast called "COOPER 5-0," marking the 50th anniversary of the DB Cooper skyjacking of Nov. 24, 1971.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Can you solve the mystery of Thanksgiving Island?

Pretty much everyone has heard of Easter Island and Christmas Island, but what about Thanksgiving Island right here in the Pacific Northwest?
Feliks Banel

KIRO Radio ready to serve in case of emergency

KIRO Radio is proud to have partnered for years with FEMA to provide unique communications facilities and capabilities in the event of an emergency.