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Juanita Creek...
Nicole Jennings

Business owner transforms Juanita Creek section for migrating salmon

Cafe Juanita owner and executive chef Holly Smith took it upon herself to transform her portion of Kirkland's Juanita creek -- and give the migrating salmon a healthier highway.
Alaska Airlines Pilot...
KIRO Newsradio staff

Alaska Airlines reaches tentative agreement with pilots union

Alaska Airlines announced a tentative agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) on a new contract Friday.
Sumner official meme...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Sumner official who sent offensive meme in work email apologizes for 'horribly offensive mistake'

A local government official is responding to allegations that he sent out an offensive meme via email using a government account in August, apologizing for what he called a “horribly offensive mistake.”
Seattle police officers form a line to confront protestors on May 1, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. T...
Associated Press

Man pleads guilty to bringing Molotov cocktails to protest

A Renton, Washington, man has pleaded guilty to bringing 12 Molotov cocktails to a protest at the Seattle police union headquarters on Labor Day 2020.
WSDOT reopens Highway 2...
Sam Campbell

Highway 2 reopens Saturday as crews stabilize neighboring hillsides 

State crews are working to reopen Highway 2 by Monday, cutting hundreds of trees in an effort to repair damage from the Bolt Creek Fire.
Mountain of trash at Snohomish County transfer station. (Photo from KIRO 7)...
Jordan Duncan, KIRO 7 News

Snohomish County solid waste facilities returning to normal hours this weekend

Snohomish County Public Works announced Friday that solid waste facilities in the county will be open during regular business hours this weekend, eliminating a previously scheduled closure of the facilities for Sunday, Sept. 25.

Seattle Sports

Mariners Mitch Haniger...
Brent Stecker

Where Mariners’ quest for playoff spot stands after collapse in KC

How fans should be feeling about the Mariners' chances of ending their postseason drought in less than two weeks and how they are actually feeling right now are probably two different things.
Seahawks defense...
Brandon Gustafson

Seahawks’ offense gets plays it needs, but new D not cutting it

The Seahawks got back on track offensively against Atlanta, but the defense continues to struggle, and this year, it's in a new way.
Seahawks Falcons...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Seahawks Instant Reaction: Seattle Sports on 27-23 loss to Falcons

The voices of Seattle Sports weigh in on the Seahawks' 27-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Week 3 of the NFL season.
Seahawks Falcons...
Brent Stecker

Fast Facts: Seahawks’ comeback falls short, Falcons win 27-23

Seattle's defense broke a little more than it bent on Sunday, with the Atlanta Falcons coming away with a 27-23 victory at Lumen Field for their first win of the season.
Royals Mariners...
The Associated Press

Mariners blow 9-run lead, KC scores 11 in 6th for 13-12 win

Kansas City erupted for 11 runs in the sixth inning in a wild, 13-12 win Sunday that cost the Mariners a chance to move up in the AL wild-card standings.
Mariners Robbie Ray...
Brent Stecker

Robbie Ray wins anthem ‘standoff’ for Mariners, gets tossed for efforts

Leave it to starting pitcher Robbie Ray to provide a little levity for a Seattle Mariners team that perhaps is in need of it.

Jason Rantz

Parents complain that Bellevue High School (above) “duped” their kid into taking a far-left his...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Parents say school 'totally duped' son into radical CRT history class

Decolonizing U.S. History is not a traditional history course; it's a far-left, agenda-driven analysis that teaches through a critical race theory lens.
bellingham...
Jason Rantz Show

Bellingham cop-car vandal held 8 arrest warrants before latest conflict with police

Bellingham Police reported two officers escaped serious injury over the weekend when someone hurled a railroad tie at the windshield of their patrol car.
staffing...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Mayor Harrell gives up on crime, says Seattle must keep itself safe

So what's the plan? There isn't one. Instead, Harrell is telling those impacted to pitch a plan to him, as if it's their job to keep Seattle safe.
Seattle City Attorney candidate Ann Davison...
Jason Rantz

Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison is failing on transparency, says Jason Rantz

Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison is doing a superb job. But she's falling woefully behind on office transparency.
(Bellevue Police Department)...
Jason Rantz

Vicious Twitter smear about Bellevue police goes viral: Jason Rantz

An anonymous Twitter account made unsubstantiated claims against Bellevue police officers. Thanks to anti-police activists and blue check mark accounts that willfully ignored the red flags, the claim went viral.
Yellow Butterfly Coffee (The Jason Rantz Show)...
Jason Rantz Show

‘I’m not moving, and I've got guns’: Drug dealer stakes claim to Seattle business

Robert, the owner of Yellow Butterfly Coffee in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, feared for his life last Monday and again Thursday when a suspected drug dealer refused to move from his preferred spot on 3rd Ave.

Dave Ross

office...
Dave Ross

Ross: It's either middle managers or robots looking over your shoulder

If you draw a paycheck, one way or another, your office is going to make sure you deserve it.
(Getty Images)...
Dave Ross

Ross: How Trump's culture war reached the National Archives

I noticed that, as part of the tussle between Donald Trump and the National Archives over those presidential documents, Trump’s lawyers argued that the National Archives is a “highly-politicized agency” that has put “content warnings on the US Constitution.”
patagonia loophole...
Dave Ross

Ross: Is Patagonia's sale to a non-profit shameless exploitation of a tax loophole?

Recently the owner of Patagonia announced he would donate the company to a new non-profit organization to spend the profits on “social welfare.”
Former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy answers questions after his legal...
Dave Ross

Ross: Months after his SCOTUS decision on prayer in schools, where is coach Joe Kennedy?

Joe Kennedy -- the football coach who last June won a Supreme Court decision upholding his right to pray on the field after games -- still has not returned to his assistant coaching job at Bremerton High School.
King County Courthouse (Credit Joe Mabel)...
Dave Ross

Ross: King County court brings self defense to new level in downtown-shooting judgment

Yesterday in King County Superior Court, a jury found Marquise Tolbert not guilty of murder. According to the Seattle Times, he was so relieved he burst into tears and embraced his defense lawyers.
stocks...
Dave Ross

Ross: No words for Dow stocks dropping 1,200 points, only lyrics

I’m sure stocks will recover -- they always do -- but seeing that 4-digit drop yesterday it was time to dig out this timeless track.

Dori Monson

strike...
Dori Monson

Dori: Seattle Schools have no way to pay for new post-strike teacher contract

Barely a week since Seattle Public Schools educators ended their week-long strike, it appears there is no money in the current budget to cover the new agreement.
(Credit Braden Collum via Unsplash)...
Dori Monson

Dori: Washington state school sports now have a 'Lia Thomas situation'

With high school fall sports seasons in full swing across Washington state, it appears some local teen athletes are facing a so-called “Lia Thomas situation” here.
joe kennedy...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: 'I’ve got faith' - despite other reports, praying coach says he’s ready to start talks to get his job back

Joe Kennedy said he “wants to get back to being a coach” and that the Seattle Times was inaccurate in reporting that he is too busy with speaking engagements.
Yellow Butterfly Coffee (MyNorthwest Staff)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Seattle coffee shop owner describes armed robbery attempt by drug dealer

Rodriguez had to temporarily close his shop when an alleged drug dealer threatened him with a gun after demanding $50,000.
smiley...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Pushing for public debate, Smiley calls incumbent Murray 'soft on crime'

Smiley trails Murray 46.3 to 49.2 in a Trafalgar Group poll conducted between Aug. 30-Sept. 1 among 1,087 voters likely to cast a ballot.
shopping carts...
Dori Monson Show

Snohomish County transit will not allow grocery store carts on buses amid driver backlash

Community Transit has done an about-face on a policy that would have allowed grocery store shopping carts on its buses.

Gee & Ursula

starbucks...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Once Starbucks moves away from its ‘Third Place’ model, what does it have left to offer?

Earlier in September, Starbucks announced in front of shareholders its plan to move towards convenience and away from its “Third Place” business model.
(Credit Canva Pro)...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Is revealing the identity of undercover cops a freedom of speech issue?

Pierce County Superior Court has charged a 21-year-old man with a felony for revealing the identity of an undercover Tacoma police detective.
diaz...
L.B. Gilbert

Adrian Diaz looks to change Seattle Police’s ‘toxic environment’ as permanent chief

Seattle's new Police Chief Adrian Diaz unveils his plan to change SPD's 'toxic environment' in an exclusive appearance on KIRO Newsradio.
wedding...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: Is it tacky to ask people to help pay for the open bar at my wedding?

On the Gee and Ursula Show, hosts Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin solve other people's problems in a segment called ... Scenarios.
Inslee's...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Should Gov. Inslee run for an 'unprecedented' fourth term in office?

Gov. Jay Inslee’s 2024 election campaign has raised more than $600,000, adding weight to the theory that the governor will run for a fourth term.
OnlyFans...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: My wife wants to try OnlyFans to make some extra money, is that a good idea?

On the Gee and Ursula Show, hosts Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin solve other people's problems in a segment called ... Scenarios.

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Seattle Traffic

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.
Rose petals in the shape of a heart are left on the sidewalk near the spot where four international...
Chris Sullivan

WA looks for answers as bike, pedestrian deaths hit 20-year high

The numbers are in, and we are not doing a good job behind the wheel when it comes to sharing the road with bikes and pedestrians.
bridge...
Chris Sullivan

A deep dive on the final stages of repair to the West Seattle Bridge

Load testing is one of the final steps to perform before the West Seattle Bridge can reopen to traffic.
sr-520...
Chris Sullivan

Neighborhood vibration testing, construction to close SR-520 bridge over upcoming weekend

SR-520 will be closed in both directions this weekend. Contractors will be working on the lid and making preparations for the next phase of the project.

Northwest History

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.
columbarium...
Feliks Banel

Evergreen Washelli Columbarium celebrates 100 year anniversary

A distinctive facility in North Seattle is observing its centennial this year and is inviting everyone to attend a festive party ... in a cemetery.
Queen Elizabeth in Seattle....
Feliks Banel

Queen for half a day: Seattle’s royal visit of 1983

On a blustery and rainy evening in 1983, Seattle bid Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip farwell as the two left the United States.
nicknames...
Feliks Banel

Bone, The Sheriff and . . . Tuna?: 45 years of Mariner nicknames

One part of the team that’s been consistent in good years and bad is player nicknames.