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smoke...
Ted Buehner

Improved air quality on the way to western Washington

It was another weekend with hazy skies due to wildfire smoke, with some areas of western Washington being “unhealthy for sensitive groups”
Pete Buttigieg...
Bill Kaczaraba

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg coming to Seattle this week

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will visit Seattle and Wenatchee this week, the Transportation Department announced Monday.
explosion...
L.B. Gilbert

Man airlifted with burns covering 80% of his body after propane explosion at Olympia marina

An explosion at the Olympia Marina happened around 6:42 p.m. Sunday, which damaged several boats and sent one person to the hospital.
Seattle Mariners including Jesse Winker, left; Ty France, third from right; Logan Gilbert, second f...
Tim Booth, Associated Press

Mariners end two decades of misery returning to postseason

Baseball is fun again in the Pacific Northwest in a way that it hasn’t been in more than two decades. The longest postseason drought in the four major professional sports ended Friday night when the Mariners earned a long-coveted spot in the Major League Baseball playoffs.
school bus...
Bridget Chavez, KIRO 7 News

Parents want answers after traumatic bus ride for students in Lakewood

Students aboard a bus experienced a chaotic ride to school Wednesday morning, a student suffered a seizure and the bus driver didn’t do enough to help.
school threats...
L.B. Gilbert

Aberdeen School District cancels classes Monday after threats online

 Aberdeen School District canceled classes because of threats made online against Aberdeen High School on one of their social media accounts, Superintendentndent Jeffrey Thake announced Sunday evening. 

Seattle Sports

Mariners Julio Rodríguez...
Mike Salk

Salk: What separates playoff-bound Mariners from M’s teams that fell short

How did these Mariners get it right when their previous 20 teams all came short of the playoffs? Mike Salk breaks it down.
Mariners Sam Haggerty...
The Associated Press

Mariners lose to Tigers, will start playoffs on road; Haggerty hurt

The Mariners will start their first playoff trip in two decades on the road after a costly 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers, who got a two-run homer from Javier Báez.
Mariners Paul Sewald...
Brent Stecker

Mariners’ Paul Sewald: T-Mobile Park had different feeling before clincher

"The second I got to the field, this whole place just felt differently," Mariners pitcher Paul Sewald said about Friday to Wyman and Bob.
Mariners Cal Raleigh...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Mariners Breakdown: The drought is over — their biggest win ever?

Did we just witness the biggest moment in Mariners history? Bob Stelton reacts to that, the end of the drought and much more in his latest M's breakdown video.
Mariners Julio Rodriguez...
Brandon Gustafson

Julio Rodríguez returns to Mariners’ lineup after IL stint

After sitting out 10 days due to a back injury, star rookie Julio Rodríguez returns to the Mariners Monday night against the Tigers.
Seahawks Coby Bryant...
Brandon Gustafson

Bump: Seahawks’ struggling D has bright spots in rookies Bryant, Woolen

Despite a down game from the defense, two Seahawks rookies stepped up with big plays against the Lions in the 48-45 win.

Jason Rantz

drug dealer...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA judges side with accused drug dealer over ludicrous claim of racism

Three judges on the Washington Court of Appeals just overturned a conviction against an accused drug dealer by using woke standards
Phantom Lake Elementary Principal Marcus Johnson (Instagram screengrab)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Elementary principal allegedly pushed erotic fiction, said he's a 'lover of smut,' recorded smoking weed

Up until Sept. 24, the profile was public. But after the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH asked him about its content, the account went private.
migrants...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Oregon quietly considers housing migrants, shuns attention of Texas, Florida

One leader from the Oregon Department of Human Services said they should be regarded as "welcome guests."
smiley woke...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Times out with early smear as Democrats fret over Tiffany Smiley threat

David Gutman wrote an editorial smearing Smiley for the Seattle Times. But the paper presents it as a news feature.
Xavier Arreaga_Brian Schmetzer...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Sounders fans, coach throw player under bus over different political opinion

An online mob of radical Seattle Sounders FC fans went after the team's star defender. And his coach threw him under the bus.
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.

Dave Ross

divide...
Dave Ross

Ross: The divide between the reasonable and the unreasonable comes down to what works

When I was doing a talk show I used to say that the real divide was between “the normal people and the wackos” – but I must admit now that the phrase lacked nuance.
wedding...
Dave Ross

Ross: The key to wedding success? Eat lots of cake and make your dancing look spontaneous

Make the singing look spontaneous, and whether or not people like it, at least they’ll be forgiving. Just make sure they’ve had lots of cake.
migrants...
Dave Ross

Ross: Before fearing what migrants destroy, try helping them build something first

The U.S. border is swamped with hundreds of thousands of migrants who want in – and border states are fed up.
history...
Dave Ross

Ross: Those who don't learn history are doomed to accept whatever they are told

Zinn’s book failed to shake my patriotism, any more than visiting Cuba or the Soviet Union. I still see America as a unique experiment worth protecting.
Metaverse...
Dave Ross

Ross: Metaverse already has its problems, from monetization to groping

2D social media isn’t immersive enough, so now we’re going to strap a fat cell phone over our eyes to join a lawless 3D cartoon universe?
time...
Dave Ross

Ross: Physicist says time travel is impossible ... but can't make an absolute promise

I wanted to highlight part of an interview with a physicist about time travel since it appears mainstream media didn't pick up on it.

Dori Monson

Richard Thomas...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: 'Ozark,' actor Richard Thomas talks career, upcoming 'To Kill a Mockingbird' performance

50 years ago, he was the star of the No. 1 TV show in the country. Today, Richard Thomas is the lead of 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'
Dean Atkinson Jr....
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Father of WSP trooper shot in face credits son’s tattoo with surviving

“When we got to the hospital, I saw firefighters, police officers – everybody came to the hospital,” Atkinson Sr. told Dori, choking back tears.
Eastside Fire...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Eastside Fire still refuses to rehire first responders released over COVID mandates

Eastside Fire and Rescue still refuses to hire firefighters released over COVID mandates despite high overtime pay.
violent attacks...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Seattle, Kent police need help locating suspects after two separate violent attacks

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating suspects in two separate violent mid-day attacks in Seattle and Kent.
Tyler Madden fentanyl grief...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Grieving local mom fighting 'flood of fentanyl' pushes Gov. Inslee to do more

After the initial grief she suffered following her son’s fentanyl poisoning death, Melanie Madden is driven by her new-found purpose in life.
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.

Gee & Ursula

Military Veteran...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Military veteran defends decision to patrol school grounds armed in Thurston County

While legal in practice, local law enforcement, the school district, and parents have raised concerns over Triplett's presence.
wedding...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: My girlfriend can't sing, should I tell my brother before she performs at his wedding?

So my girlfriend thinks that she's an awesome singer, but she's not. In fact, she has a terrible singing voice. It's almost comedy.
behavioral health crisis...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula question King County’s mental health crisis response plan

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new behavioral health crisis response plan that includes a network of five crisis care centers
Iran Protest...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Local business owner urges immediate action after death of Iranian woman

On Sunday evening the death of Mahsa Amini earlier this month at the hands of the Iranian police sparked protests 6,600 miles away in Bellevue.
Fall clothing...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Big Tech made Seattle's new status as a fashion capital inevitable

According to an article from Esquire, Seattle is now an unlikely fashion capital. The Gee and Ursula Show explains why that new status was actually inevitable.
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.

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Seattle Traffic

520 bridge construction...
Chris Sullivan

Here's your warning: Seattle's SR 520 will be fully closed all weekend

We've been warning you all week because we don't want a repeat of last weekend: 520 is going to be closed this weekend.
I-90...
Chris Sullivan

Major traffic shift coming to I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

A big change is about to happen on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. WSDOT is widening six more miles of I-90 starting next week.
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.

Northwest History

Skaters roll past the "ALL SKATE" sign at Pattison's West on Thursday morning. (Feliks Banel/KIRO N...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Beloved Federal Way roller-skating rink saved by local non-profit

The big building housing a beloved roller-skating rink in Federal Way has just been purchased by a new owner - and it has a happy ending.
flight...
Feliks Banel

Seattle flight was second only to Wright Brothers in aviation history

A community group is making plans to celebrate the centennial of a 1924 Seattle event that some consider to be second only to the Wright Brothers’ flight at Kittyhawk
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.