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A virtual campus let this Everett professor average 100 weekly teaching hours

An accounting professor at Everett Community College (ECC) held the equivalent of more than four, simultaneous full-time teaching contracts.
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Associated Press

Feds stop boat with 1,400 pounds of meth by US-Canada border

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities say they stopped a small boat carrying a large shipment of methamphetamine after they saw it riding low in the water near the Canadian border with Washington state. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers stopped the 18-foot (5.5-meter) Bayliner speedboat in the San Juan Islands on Wednesday as it […]
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Hanna Scott

Washington gun laws offer stronger protections against school shootings

In Washington, elected officials believe students are better protected than in most other states because of several new gun laws passed in recent years.
KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

Bellevue greenlights summer outdoor dining for third consecutive year

Old Bellevue will continue to allow restaurant dining in parking spaces this summer.
Dalton Day

Seattle nears passage of nation's first minimum wage for app-based, delivery gig-workers

Seattle verges on passing a first-of-its-kind minimum wage protection for app-based service workers.
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KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

Alan White, the longest-tenured member of Yes and Seattle-area resident, dies at 72

Famed musician and Seattle resident Alan White has died at age 72.

Seattle Sports

The Associated Press

Mariners bust out with 4 HRs off Verlander, beat Astros 6-1

Rookie Julio Rodríguez hit the first of Seattle’s four home runs off Houston ace Justin Verlander, and the Mariners thumped the Astros 6-1 on Friday night.
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Brandon Gustafson

Bumpus and Turbin break down how Seahawks’ Day 3 picks fit in

Former Seahawks players Michael Bumpus and Robert Turbin discussed Seattle's five Day 3 draft picks and what they expect from them.
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Brandon Gustafson

Mariners recall Elías to take Steckenrider’s roster spot, DFA O’Brien

The Mariners added another lefty to the bullpen in Roenis Elías, who takes the place of Drew Steckenrider on Seattle's 26-man roster.
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Brandon Gustafson

Morosi: Why a Mariners-Ty France extension isn’t as simple as it’d seem

Should the Mariners lock up star 1B Ty France? MLB insider Jon Morosi explained why France is in a tough spot to earn a long-term deal.
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Brandon Gustafson

Huard: How Drew Lock impacts Seahawks’ timeline to add Baker Mayfield

The Seahawks need to get a closer look at Drew Lock before making any move for Baker Mayfield, Brock Huard said Thursday morning.
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Brandon Gustafson

Mariners option struggling reliever Drew Steckenrider to Triple-A

After a rough start to the 2022 season, the Mariners have optioned reliever Drew Steckenrider, a key contributor in 2021, to Triple-A Tacoma.

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Tacoma Parks hosts 'white staff only' meeting to fight white supremacy violence

Metro Parks Tacoma hosted a whites-only staff meeting to discuss white supremacy and how "white people can move from being allies to advocates."
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Prominent Seattle progressive Nick Hanauer wishes 'terminal cancer' on Republicans

Venture capitalist and woke Democrat Nick Hanauer is a big part of why we don't see many quality ideas to address tragic events.
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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.
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.

Dave Ross

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke (L) interrupts a press conference held by Texas Go...
Dave Ross

Ross: When is the right time to politicize tragedy?

Beto O’Rourke, campaigning again to be governor of Texas, interrupted Governor Greg Abbot accusing him of doing nothing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.
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Dave Ross

Ross: The problem with the 'just arm the teachers' argument to prevent school shootings

Simply adding security to schools will never be enough. The real problem with America is that we take 'evil,' and give it a gun.
Mourners attend a vigil at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elem...
Dave Ross

Ross: At what point do parents just give up and send their kids back to online classrooms?

No law is going to stop a suicidal shooter; it’s one of the side effects of freedom. Until at some point parents start to consider going back to online classes.
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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.

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Seattle homelessness reporter Choe lands new gig

Choe has been named a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty, a Seattle-based think tank.
Ryan Lee Popplewell, the man accused of a recent kidnapping/carjacking in Ballard (KIRO 7)...
Dori Monson

Dori: Before alleged Ballard kidnapping, repeat offender twice released with community bail funds

Even before Ryan Lee Popplewell was charged with an alleged attempt to steal a car with a child inside after a Ballard Little League game last week, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office considered him a “high priority repeat offender.”
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Dori Monson

Dori: OSPI chief explains what Washington’s schools are doing to prevent gun violence

As details continue to unfold in Tuesday’s Uvalde, Texas carnage that took the lives of 19 fourth graders and two teachers after a lone 18-year-old gunman shot up their school classroom, many questions are emerging. In Washington state, like other parts of the country, news coverage of the mass murder has parents and students, in […]
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Dori Monson

Dori: State congressional candidate Parson says she endorses squatting for housing equity

From living out of her van to running for Washington state’s 6th U.S. District Congressional race: Rebecca Parson is determined.
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.

Gee & Ursula

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MyNorthwest Staff

Survivor of Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting draws parallel with Uvalde

Cale Lien, a survivor of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School mass shooting in Washington when he was a freshman, spoke out about the need for change.
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Frank Sumrall

Complaints, concerns rise with dangerous chop shop operating under First Avenue bridge

Multiple complaints about vehicle theft are coming from a homeless encampment turned chop shop lying below the First Avenue South Bridge.
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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.
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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Chris Sullivan

Leave early, or leave late: A Western WA Memorial Day weekend travel guide

Memorial Day is this weekend. I hope you have your plans together. I take a look at what Washingtonians can expect on and off the roads.
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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.
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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.

Northwest History

Jani Levy Pauli (left) and Janet Hanrahan have been instrumental in the growth of Congregation Kol ...
Feliks Banel

'Boom, there was a community': Washington’s Jewish future guided by history

The book is a comprehensive history of Jewish people and organizations and businesses in what’s now Washington from the 1850s to about 1970.
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.