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KIRO 7 News Staff

Light showers Friday with rain increasing into the weekend

Puget Sound has seen some spotty showers in the area Friday morning, but the rain will be light and will decrease throughout the day.
Charlie Harger

Seattle ‘screwed this up,’ bereaved family prepares lawsuit involving delayed police response

The family of Will Yurek is preparing to file a claim against the City of Seattle in a case involving a delayed police response.
MyNorthwest Staff

Recounts set for Snohomish, King counties after November election

Following the 2021 November general election, a few recounts are needed to settle races in Snohomish County and King County.
MyNorthwest Staff

Free to visit Washington state recreation lands Friday

No Discover Pass is needed for any visitor parking on DNR and WDFW lands and in day-use areas at state parks on Friday, Nov. 26.
Nicole Jennings

Washington Retail Association predicts booming holiday shopping season for small stores

The holiday shopping season started early this year, and is expected to be booming -- especially for the state's small businesses.
Nicole Jennings

Beloved holiday traditions return to Seattle area after COVID hiatus

After a COVID hiatus that saw virtual events in 2020, some of the Puget Sound's favorite holiday happenings are back this year.

710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Rasheem Green Colt McCoy...
Brent Stecker

Huard: Seahawks have a 2-pronged problem on defense

Think it's a lack of sacks that are holding the Seahawks back on defense? Brock Huard explains how there's more to the story.
Apple Cup WSU UW Huskies Max Borghi...
The Associated Press

WSU pummels UW Huskies 40-13 to finally snap Apple Cup drought

Max Borghi rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns, and the WSU Cougars handed the UW Huskies their biggest loss in Apple Cup history on Friday night.
Seattle Kraken Lightning...
The Associated Press

Vasilevskiy gets 200th win, Lightning top Kraken 3-0

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 17 saves in his 200th victory and the Lightning beat the Seattle Kraken 3-0 for their sixth win in seven games.
Seattle Kraken Philipp Grubauer...
Andy Eide

Eide: Seattle Kraken start getting the Philipp Grubauer they need

The Seattle Kraken have won back-to-back games, and it's no coincidence that goalie Philipp Grubauer shined in both of those victories.
Mariners Rockies Trevor Story...
Brent Stecker

The very intriguing possibility of a Mariners-Trevor Story pairing

Marcus Semien appears to be the Mariners' top target this offseason, but there's good reason Trevor Story's name also keeps coming up.
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Brandon Gustafson

Heaps: Seahawks ‘passive,’ missing swagger of Pete Carroll’s early years

"Passive is the best word that describes what I'm witnessing with this team right now." Jakes Heaps said of the Seahawks.

Jason Rantz

KTTH staff

King County Councilmember calls for the re-funding of police

Fresh off his reelection, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is calling for the re-funding of police. But will it pass in a Democrat-led council?
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA Democrat's anti-gun bill banned 21-gun salute, insulting veterans

In last year's anti-gun bill, Democrats ended up banning the 21-gun salute. It is insulting to our veterans. One lawmaker hopes to change it.
KTTH staff

Rantz: No consequences for burglars who set off fireworks in Puyallup mall

At the South Hill Mall in Puyallup las week, there was a bizarre and somewhat brazen burglary attempt in which fireworks were set off as a diversion.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Here's why WA officials don't admit COVID death rate is lower than breakthrough case rate

Health officials tout the efficacy of vaccines. They also say virtually nothing about the death rate for unvaccinated COVID patients. Those numbers are nearly identical.
KTTH staff

Former SPD Chief Carmen Best 'flattered' by consideration for NYPD commissioner job

Former SPD Chief Carmen Best spoke to KTTH's Jason Rantz Show to confirm reports that she's in the running for New York's police commissioner role.
KTTH staff

Snohomish County Councilmember pushes back against hotels for homeless residents

If you live in Snohomish County, it's possible that you're soon going to have hotels in your neighborhood open up as homeless shelters.

Dave Ross

Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle's next mayor promises a drier downtown experience

Yes, people want to be safe downtown, but they would also like to be able to go from store to store in November and December without getting soaked.
MyNorthwest Staff

Check your dishwasher, fridge, and bathroom before hosting for the holidays

We're used to holiday tips, but this is the first time Dave Ross says he's read about the home maintenance you should be doing for the holidays.
Dave Ross

Ross: Maybe God wanted us to see this

Based on the teaching that God is Love, maybe He wanted us to see how good people could end up killing an innocent man.
MyNorthwest Staff

Mercer Island MD explains why we'll likely need yearly COVID booster shots

All U.S. adults can get a COVID booster if it's been six months since their last dose, or two months for J&J. Dr. Gordon Cohen shares his advice.
Dave Ross

Ross: Lockdown fatigue sets in from Washington to Belgium

If we love freedom, and I know we do, then staying healthy is not just good medical advice, it's also our patriotic duty.
Dave Ross

Ross: So much defunding!

The Congressional Budget Office has released its analysis of the Build Back Better Bill, and it’s not what the President had hoped.

Dori Monson

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.
Dori Monson

Dori: Homeland Security Special Agent on surge in drug trafficking, fentanyl deaths

Homeland Security Investigations agent Robert Hammer describes the surge in illegal drugs, and related death counts across the nation.
Dori Monson

Dori: Woman in wheelchair attacked in Seattle by naked, prolific offender

A Gig Harbor woman with a physical disability alleges that she was victimized by a naked attacker in downtown Seattle earlier this year.
Dori Monson

Dori: Spirit on display during Whatcom County flooding — what you can do to help

A number of community organizations are leading recovery efforts for those displaced by Whatcom County's recent flooding.
Dori Monson

Dori: Rittenhouse found not guilty, but who is responsible for the chaos in Kenosha?

The cases against Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha started with absolute media lies. And what have we learned from it? Apparently, nothing.
Dori Monson

Dori: As families flee public schools, Seattle schools push mandatory vax

In so many ways, it feels as if our schools are at a crossroads. My question: Will they continue to take our kids down a dead-end?

Gee & Ursula

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.
Gee and Ursula Show

As pandemic still looms in Washington, 'your level of concern is up to you' for holiday travel

Washington health officials are urging caution for those who plan to travel for the holidays. But how concerned should people be?
Gee and Ursula Show

Is a high speed rail line through Washington actually realistic, or is it a pipe dream?

Can Washington finally achieve its years-long dream of building a multi-state high speed rail line? So far, the answer remains unclear.
Gee and Ursula Show

Rising wages: Seattle-wide trend, or nonprofit exclusive?

A local nonprofit has pledged to raise the wages of their employees by as much as $20,000, a "trend" Seattle has seen before.
Gee and Ursula Show

Gee & Ursula: Should Washington lawmaker ask colleagues for COVID treatment in El Salvador?

Should state Sen. Doug Ericksen be able to leverage his power as a state lawmaker to receive treatment for COVID-19 while in El Salvador?

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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.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT workforce shortage could mean more closed roads this winter

The vaccine mandate and a global lack of workers is expected to impact the state's ability to clear the snow from roads and keep the mountain passes open.
Chris Sullivan

Improvements to I-5 through JBLM have been 'game-changer' for congestion

A new HOV lane on I-5 through JBLM has led to across-the-board decreases in congestion along what's historically been a problematic roadway.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT stepping up its game with revamped website

This weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation will unveil its new website, promising a much more user-friendly experience.

Northwest History

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.
Feliks Banel

World War II Navy chapel is still sacred to Shoreline residents

Tucked away in a forested part of Shoreline is a unique artifact dating to World War II and a once-sprawling U.S. Navy hospital.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: New Seattle history book for kids recalled by publisher

It’s a twisted tale of a brand-new book for kids all about Seattle, which is being recalled by the publisher just a week after it was released.
Feliks Banel

Behind the screens at century-old Neptune Theatre

The Neptune in the University District will celebrate its 100th birthday next week, which makes it one of Seattle’s oldest continuously operated theatres.