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Andrew Scheinthal, KIRO 7 News

Seattle business attempts to clear homeless camp, backtracks after advocates step in

A Seattle business is facing heat from homeless advocacy groups after they attempted to clear out an encampment off of Lake City Way.
1 day ago
Nick Bowman

'Tough few weeks ahead' as state's hospitals continue to struggle with flood of COVID patients

While Washington's COVID crisis has begun to stabilize in recent weeks, health officials warn that the state's hospitals are not quite out of the woods yet. 
2 days ago
MyNorthwest Staff

Eatonville school goes back to virtual learning over COVID outbreak

Eatonville Middle School sent students home on Friday, and will be temporarily moving back to virtual learning until at least mid-October. 
2 days ago
Dalton Day

Permits indicate Amazon is behind planned new warehouse in Bothell, despite denial from county

Plans for a 105,000-square-foot warehouse in Bothell named as a “fulfillment center" suggest Amazon is behind the project.
2 days ago
Nicole Jennings

Washington hospitals lacking in monoclonal antibody treatment

Hospitals throughout Washington are desperately in need of more monoclonal antibody treatment -- but at the moment, it's in short supply.
2 days ago
Nick Bowman

Seattle reaches agreement with labor groups on vaccine mandate, still no deal with police union

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Friday that the city has reached a tentative agreement with several unions on an employee vaccine mandate.
2 days ago

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Dow Constantine deletes photo as he went maskless at crowded event

King County Executive Dow Constantine doesn't practice what he preaches when it comes to COVID and masking.
3 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Students told to wear mask while chewing lunch, district cites nonexistent guidance

Tacoma's Geiger School demands students chew and swallow their lunch with their mask on. The district backed the policy on guidance that doesn't exist.
5 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: District tells staff to defend critical race theory, but deny they teach it

Puyallup School District staff were given partisan talking points to deny that they teach Critical Race Theory and attack Republicans.
6 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Mask mandate ignored at Seahawks game, highlights progressive hypocrisy

Seahawks ignored the mask mandate at Lumen Field. But will there be any consequences or media fretting over the super spreader threat? Nope.
7 days ago
KTTH staff

Recall group files new complaint over Kshama Sawant campaign spending

The group seeking to recall Councilmember Kshama Sawant filed a complaint alleging that she hadn't disclosed funds used to challenge the effort in court.
10 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: All COVID vaccine religious accommodation requests rejected by Washington State Patrol

The Washington State Patrol has rejected every single religious accommodation request it has reviewed so far. But they say it's not a policy to reject them.
11 days ago

Dave Ross

Dave Ross

Ross: You have the freedom to fly, or to stay home

When you enter an airport, you give up your freedom. Everybody knows this. If you don’t like it, exercise your freedom to stay home.
2 days ago
Dave Ross

Ross: The wealthiest nation in history is again toying with the idea of not paying its bills

The debt drama is going down to the wire. The warnings are flying, the air is thick with blame – but I remind myself that this is how it’s supposed to work.
3 days ago
Dave Ross

Ross: Now we know what they were planning

On Monday, it was revealed why former President Donald Trump had every reason to believe he would win the 2020 election.
4 days ago
KIRO Radio staff

Fahrenthold: Taxpayers paid $1.7 million to protect Trump's four kids, three officials

There's quite a bit of taxpayer money that went to the Secret Service to protect not just the president, but a bunch of other people as well.
5 days ago
Dave Ross

Ross: You get a lawsuit, and you get a lawsuit

The way the Texas law is written, Dr. Braid could be sued hundreds of times, and sued successfully, since he’s basically confessed to providing an abortion.
5 days ago
Dave Ross

Ross: Convincing billionaires that Earth is more exciting than space

Instead of trying to tax billionaires, why not find a way to motivate them to want to spend their money on something besides just space?
6 days ago

Dori Monson

Dori Monson Show

Mayor of Winlock says Gov. Inslee should 'submit himself to medical review'

The mayor of Winlock passed a proclamation saying he believes Gov. Inslee requires professional medical intervention for narcissistic personality disorder.
3 days ago
Dori Monson Show

State Senator disagrees with making insurance rates a 'zero sum game'

State Senator Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) explains why he's pushing back against Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler's emergency rule.
3 days ago
Dori Monson Show

‘We are a country of laws': Councilmember echoes calls to prosecute teen hit-and-run suspect as adult

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is calling for the teen suspect of an alleged series of hit and run incidents to be tried in adult court.
4 days ago
Dori Monson Show

Federal Way mom says school district is unprepared for class to quarantine

A mom in Federal Way says her son's entire class has to be in quarantine after one kid tested positive for COVID, and there's no remote learning option.
6 days ago
Dori Monson Show

Stolen truck found, returned to 83-year-old Everett man

An 83-year-old Everett-area man is looking for his mint condition 1997 F-250 truck, after it was stolen out of his driveway earlier this week.
9 days ago
Dori Monson Show

Student says fight at Tahoma school wasn't racially motivated

A Tahoma High School student involved in a fight witnesses say included racial slurs is claiming that race was not a factor in the incident.
10 days ago

Gee & Ursula

Gee and Ursula Show

Dick's Drive-In plans to 'invest in employees' by increasing base wages

Starting wages at Dick's Drive-In are increasing to $19 an hour, and $20 at the Seattle locations on Broadway and in Queen Anne.
2 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

Washington Sec. of State: Onslaught of election lawsuits could cause 'significant damage'

Washington Sec. of State Kim Wyman is concerned that lawsuits challenging election results could be undermining the democratic process.
4 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

Vaccinated Vancouver woman hospitalized for COVID confirms 'hospitals are full'

A woman from Vancouver, Washington, was vaccinated, yet still caught COVID-19. She shares a first-person account of her experience inside hospitals.
4 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

What can latest from Pfizer tell us about when state's kids will be eligible for vaccine?

When will the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be available to Washington state's children? Based on the latest from the company, it could be soon.
6 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

'I feel heartbreak and anger': Kirkland nurse describes toll of pandemic over last year

Kirkland nurse Jenna Loney describes the toll the pandemic has taken on her and others in the health care industry over the last year-plus.
7 days ago
Gee and Ursula Show

Local bar owner: Businesses will 'roll ahead as best we can' with new vaccine requirements

Streamline Tavern's Mike Lewis joins the Gee and Ursula Show to discuss the vaccine verification mandate as a necessary step.
9 days ago

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Seattle Traffic

Chris Sullivan

A look inside the West Seattle Bridge with repairs set to kick off

KIRO Radio traffic reporter Chris Sullivan takes us inside the West Seattle Bridge, as workers begin repairs they say are on schedule.
3 days ago
Chris Sullivan

New ferry line cutting education and enforcement underway

Ferry line cutters beware. The state is stepping up enforcement to make up for the loss of the HERO line.
3 days ago
Chris Sullivan

State ending hotline used to tattle on bad drivers

The phone number you can use to report drivers violating HOV lane rules and ferry line cutters in Washington is going away.
5 days ago
Chris Sullivan

Good to Go sends out first toll statements from new system

Washington's Good to Go tolling system got an upgrade earlier this summer, and now the first bills and statements are coming out.
5 days ago
Chris Sullivan

Rain is coming; Sully's wet weather driving 101

Get your Washington Driver's Manual out. The first heavy rain of the summer is on its way, and we want to make sure you're prepared to drive in wet weather.
10 days ago
Chris Sullivan

Fare ambassadors replace officers on Sound Transit trains

New "fare ambassadors" for Sound Transit have resumed fare checks, with a focus on educating riders on reduced-fare ORCA options over issuing citations.
12 days ago

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

Searching for D.B. Cooper 'historic sites' in Portland and Seattle

With the 50th anniversary of the infamous D.B. Cooper hijacking this November, places where the crime played out hold physical traces that stir up memories.
4 days ago
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Long-gone ferry crossings at Orondo and Entiat

Before many bridges were open, a number of small, private ferry crossings were in operation along the Columbia River as late as the 1950s and 1960s.
9 days ago
Feliks Banel

The fire is out, but Aberdeen Museum of History struggles to rebuild

It’s been more than three years since a fire destroyed the Aberdeen Armory and history museum. Now, some locals are frustrated by delays in replacing it.
11 days ago
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: When Sea-Tac Airport disappeared for six months

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has had a few different names, but port commissioners ultimately decided to "Keep it Sea-Tac."
16 days ago
Feliks Banel

Dramatic 1935 Weyerhaeuser kidnapping comes to life in new book

The long-ago kidnapping of a young member of the Weyerhaeuser timber dynasty has inspired a new book by local author Bryan Johnston.
18 days ago
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Reviving the spirit of historic US ROUTE 10 through Washington

It may not have the cachet of Route 66, but an Eastern Washington man is leading the charge to raise the profile of historic US ROUTE 10 across the state.
23 days ago