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King County interim Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall...
MyNorthwest Staff

King County confirms Patti Cole-Tindall as new Sheriff

The King County Council voted unanimously to confirm Patti Cole-Tindall as the new King County Sheriff on Tuesday.
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Dalton Day

Seattle loses battle over Burke-Gilman Trail’s 'missing link' as project funds sunset

A spate of legal challenges over the 1.4-mile stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail's missing link jeopardizes its completion.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Instance of monkeypox investigated in King County amid 'growing international outbreak'

A presumptive case of monkeypox is being investigated in King County, according to Public Health, Seattle and King County.
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KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

As pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping slows, Amazon subleases warehouse space

Amazon is planning to sublease some of its warehouse space now that the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping has eased.
People donate blood at Bloodworks Northwest on March 17, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kar...
MyNorthwest Staff

Blood platelet shortage impacting medical treatments amid lack of donors

Ongoing since the pandemic, the blood platelet shortage is reaching critical levels as deliveries are being rationed among local hospitals.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Gun violence prompts early summer closures of Golden Gardens and Alki Beach

Golden Gardens and Alki Beach will close at 10 p.m. May 27 through Sept. 4 over concerns of gun violence in years past.

Seattle Sports

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The Associated Press

A’s get to Mariners bullpen, win 7-5 to snap 13-game skid vs Seattle

Elvis Andrus hit a tying homer in the sixth, singled and scored in the seventh and Oakland snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Mariners with a 7-5 victory.
Julio Rodriguez celebrates his three-run home run against the Athletics at T-Mobile Park. (Steph Ch...
Brandon Gustafson

Why Mariners’ emerging phenom Julio Rodríguez is ‘well beyond his years’

Julio Rodríguez has shined for the Mariners as a rookie. Manager Scott Servais details just what has been so impressive with his play.
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Brent Stecker

Mariners’ Kyle Lewis is back: Servais confirms he will return, DH Tuesday night

Nearly a year since his last game in the majors, Kyle Lewis will return from the injured list to be the Mariners' DH, Scott Servais confirmed Tuesday to Seattle Sports.
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Brandon Gustafson

Big Seahawks Questions: Who will be No. 3 in receiving yards?

Former NFL WR Michael Bumpus joined Mike Salk to answer some rapid-fire Seahawks questions, including two big ones on offense.
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Stacy Rost

Rost: For Mariners at quarter mark, why arrow could be pointing up

The 2022 season hasn't gone to plan for the Mariners, but there's still reason to be optimistic for the future of the franchise.
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The Associated Press

Julio Rodríguez hits first HR in Seattle, Mariners beat A’s 7-6

Prized rookie Julio Rodríguez homered at home for the first time, a three-run shot to give Seattle an early lead, and the Mariners beat Oakland 7-6 on Monday night for their 13th straight win over the Athletics.

Jason Rantz

Rep. Marilyn Strickland, D-Wash. (Getty Images)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Rep. Strickland makes evil claim about Justice Thomas on interracial marriage

The congresswoman claimed that Justice Thomas would overturn interracial marriage. Her comments are utterly vile and evil.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Terrifying Pike Place Market road rage, hammer assault video released

Cell phone video from a terrifying Pike Place Market road rage incident shows the chaos that ensued on Easter Sunday last month.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Democrat candidate's vulgar campaign ad calls for mass property theft

A Democrat candidate for congress is calling for mass lawlessness to send a message to the "corporate elite."
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee speaks prior to U.S. President Joe Biden's appearance at Green...
MyNorthwest Staff

Gas shortages and record high prices plague Washington drivers

Gas stations in Washington are resetting their price boards to accommodate double digits in preparation for fuel prices potentially reaching $10 a gallon.
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KTTH staff

AG Ferguson seeks protection for out-of-state abortion providers

Washington AG Bob Ferguson sent a letter asking to not disqualify out-of-state abortion providers from obtaining a license to practice medicine if they're penalized if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Man nearly murdered in random Seattle drive-by while celebrating job promotion

My 25-year-old coworker had just finished hitting a bucket of golf balls at a North Seattle golf range. Moments later, his elation turned to terror as a man tried to murder him.

Dave Ross

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Dave Ross

Ross: Do Americans really believe in the free market when they plead for lower gas taxes?

Gas prices just won’t quit. But what’s really surprising are the demands for government intervention coming from people who are supposed to believe in the free market. 
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Dave Ross

Ross: It's time to put the phone down

And, of course, now that I have grandchildren, I am following his example. The moment I sense something cute is about to happen, out comes the phone.
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Dave Ross

Ross: The real secret to a happy workforce

When employees get asked ‘how can we make you feel appreciated’ they’ll say, well you know, donuts are great, but a little more money would be nice too.
“Homosexuality in America,” Life, 26 June 1964, pp. 66-80....
Dave Ross

Ross: How the suburbs guard 'birds-and-the-bees' chatter

I saw a copy of LIFE magazine on the living room coffee table that featured a two-page spread captioned “Homosexuality in America.”
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Dave Ross

Ross: Have Seattleites gone soft on crime?

The Seattle Police Department recently came out with some advice on what to do if a burglar breaks in while you’re at home. The advice… is to get out, ASAP.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Why Oklahoma's stance on abortion will echo throughout the country

12 states have trigger laws that take effect if Roe v Wade is overturned – and Oklahoma is one of them.

Dori Monson

Oakley Carlson (center) among foster parents Jamie (right) and Erik (left) Jo Hiles
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Dori Monson

Dori: Former foster mom grieves for 5-year-old missing daughter after return to biological parents

While 5-year-old Oakley Carlson’s biological parents are behind bars on child endangerment convictions, the girl’s foster mom says she hasn’t given up on the hope that state authorities will find the missing girl alive.
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Dori Monson Show

Woman attacked by pit bulls near homeless camp: 'These dogs have more rights than me'

With more than 12 vicious dog bites on her legs and “way too many” stitches to count, Amy Craven was released from the hospital this week following an 11-day stay to recover from an attack by two pit bull terriers near North Lake Union.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Former prison cellmate believes triple murderer is `not evil,’ should be freed

The 42-year-old case is back in the news after the Washington state Indeterminate Sentencing Review Board approved a summer release for Pauley.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Triple killer to be released unless Gov. Inslee overrules parole board

After 42 years behind bars, convicted killer Timothy Pauley, 63, has been approved for release by the Washington Indeterminate Sentencing Review Board.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Parent permission for Marysville school clubs becomes `hot button’ over LGTBQ issue

The intent to the proposed policy change, Atchley said, is to assure that parents “have the ability to know where their children are at all times.”
OlyToys, Don Wolph's toy refurbishing business in Olympia....
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Olympia Toy-Restorer ordered by County to kick disabled friend off his property

Wolph told Dori’s listeners, Thurston County officials have told him he and his wife of 47 years must evict their friend because “she cannot live on my property for more than 30 days.”

Gee & Ursula

Gee Ursula One Seattle...
KIRO Newsradio staff

Thousands of volunteers give back to the community for One Seattle Day

Thousands of volunteers gave back to the community on Saturday for One Seattle Day, including KIRO Newsradio's own Gee and Ursula Show.
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Frank Sumrall

Mayor's search for permanent Police Chief looms over Seattle amid depleting law enforcement numbers

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell recently consulted with a hiring firm as the decision to choose the next Chief of Police heats up.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Dramatic water rescue on Lake Washington saves two adults, toddler

High winds and rough seas caused an inflatable boat to capsize on Lake Washington near the I-90 bridge on Wednesday, leading to a dramatic water rescue of two men and a toddler.
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Brent Stecker

With COVID cases on rise again, did Washington lift mask mandate too soon?

Two months since Washington's mask mandate was lifted, cases are rising again. Gee and Ursula discussed their thoughts on the situation.
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Dalton Day

Pierce County executive vetoes safe parking policy citing skirt of community feedback process

A measure to designate additional parking facilities for homeless communities in Pierce County has been struck down.
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MyNorthwest Staff

City leaders lobby Congress to relax pot shop banking laws amid recent spate of armed robberies

Seattle city leaders called on Congress to pass the SAFE Banking Act, a bill that would allow pot stores to access traditional banking services.

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Seattle Traffic

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Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: What to do with West Seattle's Fauntleroy ferry terminal?

It's time to end the chaos in West Seattle, and I'm not talking about the closed high bridge. I'm talking about the Fauntleroy ferry terminal.
Coffee Travel...
Chris Sullivan

Free coffee returns to a rest area near you this weekend

The free coffee is back. After a two-year pandemic break, you can finally get a free cup at your favorite rest area.
Trash is strewn along an Interstate 5 freeway on-ramp as viewed in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by G...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: A glance at current Washington state laws to avoid littering on the road

Littering is still a huge problem on our roads, but are you still required to carry a trash bag in your car?
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Chris Sullivan

I-5 expansion joint repair will hamper your summer driving

If the weather holds, southbound I-5 will be shut-down this weekend through Seattle for the first of a summer’s worth of weekend closures for expansion joint repairs.
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Chris Sullivan

ORCA card gets a reboot with instant value transfer feature

The new site and app will allow more than five million users to add money to their accounts instantly alongside 6,000 new card readers and vending machines.
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Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: Sound Transit passes fare reform with diminished ridership accountability checks

Sound Transit no longer has mechanisms in place to check I-D's and track who isn't paying in the first place with their decision to remove law enforcement from the fare enforcement process.

Northwest History

Idaho's "Don't be a GUBERIF!" anti-forest fire campaign included a very creepy costume of the Guber...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Keep Washington Green . . . and don’t be a GUBERIF!

Everybody knows Smokey Bear is the national mascot for wildfire prevention. However, a few years before Smokey came on the national scene, Governor Clarence Martin right here in the Evergreen State launched the “Keep Washington Green” campaign in May 1940.
A restored and airworthy Boeing B-29 bomber dating to World War II is open for cockpit tours this w...
Feliks Banel

Tour a rare Boeing B-29 bomber in Seattle this weekend

The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field is playing host this weekend to one of the rarest aircraft in the world: an airworthy World War II Boeing B-29 bomber.
The ash cloud from Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980 brought darkness to Eastern Washington; this ph...
Feliks Banel

Local music legend Chris Ballew’s bizarre story of surviving the eruption of Mount St. Helens

Forced off the freeway, they turned around and headed toward Spokane – battling falling ash, blizzard-like visibility, and fear of the unknown.
A view across Carlisle Lake of the Onalaska Smokestack, which was built in the 1920s. (Onalaska All...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Searching for Washington’s historic smokestacks

The recent addition to the Heritage Register is an artifact of an old mill that closed 80 years ago. It's called the “Carlisle Lumber Company Smokestack.”
A portion of Washington state's 1909 abortion law, which was in effect until Referendum 20 passed i...
Feliks Banel

History of abortion laws and politics in the Evergreen State

Washington voters have twice approved pro-choice ballot measures in the past – including a few years before Roe v. Wade, and again in 1991.
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Feliks Banel

How Seattleites observed VE Day in 1945

When VE Day – marking Allied “victory in Europe” – came to Seattle on Tuesday, May 8, 1945, the sidewalks weren’t jammed with jubilant sailors kissing nurses, and no confetti rained down on the streets. While London and other European capitals had much to celebrate in this fashion 77 years ago this week, the appropriate […]