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Jake Chapman, KIRO 7 News

Woman hit and killed by SPD car identified; officer was responding to call nearby

According to police, the officer was heading north on Dexter Avenue North on Monday night, responding to a ‘priority one’ call.
rainier...
L.B. Gilbert

Mount Rainier, national parks receive ‘record-setting' $1.1 million

Washington’s National Park Fund announced that they were distributing $1.1 million to use at projects to improve the parks.
robbery...
L.B. Gilbert

Man had gun held to head during robbery at Silverdale ATM 

Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after he allegedly robbed someone at gunpoint in Silverdale Wednesday.
Paul Njoroge, right, points to photos of his wife and three children that were killed in the 2019 c...
Associated Press

Boeing pleads not guilty in case over deadly Max crashes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Boeing pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge that it misled regulators who approved its 737 Max, the plane that was involved in two crashes that killed 346 people. Family members of passengers who died gave emotional testimony, calling for criminal prosecution of top Boeing officials. The families are trying […]
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L.B. Gilbert

Courts resume late fees for Seattle parking, traffic tickets

Starting Jan. 30, late fees will resume on all tickets past due, after being suspended in March 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Associated Press

Washington lawmakers hear testimony on 7 abortion bills

Abortion rights proposals have been front and center in Olympia, Washington, this week as state lawmakers heard hours of public testimony on seven proposals that would reinforce abortion access.

Seattle Sports

WSU...
The Associated Press

No. 6 Arizona Wildcats beat WSU Cougars 63-58 to split series

Azuolas Tubelis had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats as No. 6 Arizona beat the WSU Cougars 63-58 on Thursday night.
Seahawks Pete Carroll Darrell Taylor...
Joe Fann

Fann: Why has Seahawks’ Pete Carroll been snubbed for Coach of Year… again?

The Seahawks over-performed in 2022, yet Pete Carroll isn't one of the five finalists for NFL Coach of the Year, an award he's never won.
Mariners J.P. Crawford...
Shannon Drayer

Dipoto: How Mariners plan to handle rest for J.P., pitchers’ workloads

Mariners insider Shannon Drayer details Thursday's Jerry Dipoto Show, including insight on shortstop J.P. Crawford and the starting rotation.
Seahawks draft Drew Sanders...
Brandon Gustafson

NFL Draft expert Zierlein: Freaky defenders that fit Seahawks

Which defenders could the Seahawks draft to help their defensive front? NFL.com's Lance Zierlein broke down several names on Brock & Salk.
Seahawks Will Levis...
Brandon Gustafson

QB Will Levis to Seahawks? Brock & Salk react to Kiper’s mock draft

ESPN's Mel Kiper has the Seahawks selecting Kentucky QB Will Levis fifth overall in his first mock draft. Brock & Salk take a closer look.
Mariners general T-Mobile Park workout...
Shannon Drayer

Drayer: Inside look at MLB’s evolving technology race from Mariners’ front office

Dave Cameron, the former USS Mariner blogger and new Seattle director of player procurement, joined the Mariners Hot Stove on Seattle Sports.

Jason Rantz

sex predators...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: State releasing sex predators to unsecured housing by school bus stop

Washington DSHS tried to quietly release sexually violent predators into a residential neighborhood in Tenino.
Transgender...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA DOH censored critics of 'transmasculine people with a cervix' ad

Desperately craving inclusion, the DOH is using Washingtonians to earn social currency, hoping to add to the department's progressive bona fides.
RVs...
Frank Sumrall

Legislation to claim RVs as homesteads muddies Seattle's homeless problem

Washington's Senate Housing Committee examined a bill last week aiming to prevent RVs being used as temporary housing from being towed.
Sounders Providence...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Sounders fans livid new sponsor won't perform abortion, needless child gender surgery

A small but irascible group of Sounders FC fans are livid as the team's new sponsor doesn't provide abortion services.
Seattle fentanyl...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle running out of dead body storage due to fentanyl ODs

The fentanyl overdose crisis in Seattle is so bad that the King County Medical Examiner is running low on storage for dead bodies.
lied...
Michael Simeona

KTTH Roundtable: Democrat rewarded for lying about military service

Jason Rantz and Bryan Suits discuss how Democrat WA Rep. Clyde Shavers was rewarded a seat on a veterans committee in the House.

Dave Ross

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Dave Ross

Ross: An odyssey of awe, a leaky ceiling and the power of self-confidence

Three weeks ago, Colleen and I interviewed researcher Dacher Keltner on the subject of Awe – which he defines as follows.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Ticketmaster's monopoly challenged in congressional hearing

Members of a Senate committee – Republican and Democrat seemed to agree at yesterday’s hearing that Ticketmaster has become a monopoly.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Republicans know their spending cuts are unpopular

Have Republicans specified what it is they would cut that's a big enough spending item to make a difference in the debt?
debt...
Dave Ross

Ross: A big, trillion dollar platinum coin can solve the debt crisis

A $1 trillion coin obviously has no practical use – my barista won’t take a fifty – but it would instantly put debt below the current limit.
housing...
Dave Ross

Ross: Finland's affordable housing strategy could work here too

You can’t make a profit building low-income housing and providing support services to the residents, but one Finland resident found a way.
coffee...
Dave Ross

Ross: The coffee jitters are the least anxious part of my morning brew

Is it environmentally responsible to make your morning coffee with a single-use coffee pod? Dave dives into the data.

Gee & Ursula

shootings...
Frank Sumrall

Gee Scott: 'Not even an effort' from politicians after surge of mass shootings

"And there is absolutely nothing that is going to happen in Congress to help try and prevent not even not even an attempt," Gee said.
doomsday clock...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee Scott on updated Doomsday Clock: 'We're close to the end'

A group of Atomic Scientists say we are "at a time of unprecedented danger" after moving the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight.
pierce county...
Frank Sumrall

Pierce County leaks precious data, KIRO's Gee Scott among victims

The mistake was quickly spotted, according to county officials, as the information that went public was quickly deleted within two hours.
youth crime...
Bill Kaczaraba

Pierce County Deputy Sheriff: Little to no consequences for teen crime

A Pierce County deputy sheriff says the region is seeing an uptick in teen crime partly because there are little to no consequences.
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Bill Kaczaraba

Microsoft institutes 'unlimited time off' policy for U.S. workers

Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft has announced a new policy "unlimited time off" for full-time workers based in the U.S.
carjacking...
Frank Sumrall

Gee: 'Put these kids in jail for about 10 years' after string of youth crime

Bellevue Police arrested four teenagers Tuesday after allegedly leading officers on a chase following an armed carjacking.

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Seattle Traffic

speed cameras...
Chris Sullivan

Speed cameras on freeways? Seems like a quick way to make roads safer

We have them in school zones, and we have them at intersections, is it time to put speed cameras on the freeways to keep speeds down?
wsdot...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT is hiring, but can it keep people from bolting for better pay?

The Washington Department of Transportation is back to pre-COVID-19 staffing levels, but can the agency keep those hires from leaving?
gas...
Chris Sullivan

Gas prices have been creeping up, but who's responsible?

Gas prices are on the rise again in Washington, and it doesn't have anything to do with the war in Ukraine or supply issues in the U.S.
Everett I-5...
Chris Sullivan

Emergency repairs to close multiple I-5 lanes in Everett this weekend

State transit officials are going to close two of the three northbound I-5 lanes around Marine View Drive in Everett all weekend. 
tow truck...
Chris Sullivan

Tow truck drivers beg for more protection on our roads

They clear our roads, many times in the dark of night, with no protection. Is it time to give tow truck drivers more visibility on our roads?
homeless boulder...
Chris Sullivan

Boulders return to prevent homeless camps along WA highways

Let's talk about boulders -- specifically, the use of boulders to prevent homeless camps from returning to sites along freeways and highways.

Feliks Banel: NW History and All Over The Map

Day Called X...
Feliks Banel

Cold War film 'A Day Called X' imagines Soviet attack on Portland

In 1957, CBS aired a 30-minute film imagining what might happen if Portland, Oregon, came under threat of nuclear attack.
counties...
Feliks Banel

How were Pacific, Pend Oreille and Pierce counties named?

This is the ‘Minding Your Ps’ edition (and ninth overall episode) of “County Countdown," covering Pacific, Pend Oreille, and Pierce counties.
Larry King...
Feliks Banel

Remembering the night Larry King broadcast live from the Space Needle

Fans of Larry King remember his late night phone-in program, which stopped in Seattle in 1981 to broadcast straight from the Space Needle.
winter weather...
Feliks Banel

The worst atmospheric river of all was winter 1861-1862

Even with autumn on the horizon and winter not far behind, for the really stormy stuff, you have to go back to the winter of 1861-1862.
preservation...
Feliks Banel

Preservation groups: Seattle City Council making mistake with historic bank

The Seattle City Council will vote next week on a key part of a landmark designation for an old Seafirst bank branch on Denny Way.
A ticket stub from the WAVE SPECTACULAR held at Seattle Center in December 1982. (Greg Treharne via...
Feliks Banel

Seattle event 40 years ago was a ‘New Wave boat show'

It was the 40th-anniversary last week of a landmark event at Seattle Center, marking the rise of so-called “New Wave” music in the Northwest.