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Photo: The Kent refugee camp on June 3, 2024....

Sam Campbell

'Food is finished:' Refugees in Kent call for help as health, food struggles remain

About 170 asylum-seeking refugees living at a camp in Kent have been moved into temporary housing over the course of a week.

Image: A sign for a Big Lots store can be seen from outside the location June 7, 2024 in Hercules, ...

Steve Coogan

Big Lots to close 12 stores in Washington, about 140 nationwide

Discount retailer Big plans to close over 140 stores nationwide, including 12 out of 26 locations in the state of Washington.

Image: Matt Driscoll, a columnist for The News Tribune, died suddenly at the age of 43 in July 2024...

Bill Kaczaraba

Columnist Matt Driscoll, the face of 'Tacoma and Pierce County,' dies at 43

Matt Driscoll, a fixture in the Tacoma newspaper community, has died. A columnist and opinion editor for the Tacoma News Tribune (TNT), Driscoll was 43 years old. “The humor, the witty banter, and wry observations are what brought us together,” Matt Driscoll’s wife Jennifer Driscoll told The Tacoma News Tribune. “We really clicked in that […]

Tacoma woman refused TB treatment...

Julia Dallas

Tacoma woman who refused tuberculosis treatment now healthy: 'She's cured!'

A Tacoma woman who refused TB treatment for months last year is now healthy. Health officials announced she is officially "cured."

Commercial truck narrowly misses oncoming traffic in Bellevue....

Bill Kaczaraba

Watch: Wild ride from commercial truck driver leaves Bellevue drivers holding their breath

It was a close call at Main Street and 112 Street Northeast in Bellevue Tuesday morning, leaving Bellevue drivers feeling lucky they were not hit.

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Luke Duecy

1 injured as shooting erupts in Auburn's Lea Hill neighborhood; arrest made

The Auburn Police Department is investigating a shooting early Tuesday in the city's Lea Hill neighborhood that left one woman injured.

SeattleSports.com

Seattle Mariners Jorge Polanco tag Los Angeles Angels 2024...

Cameron Van Til

Losses, hitting woes, injuries piling up for reeling Mariners

Here's a look at where things stand after a demoralizing homestand for the Seattle Mariners, who have lost eight of their past nine games.

Seattle Seahawks Mike Macdonald 2024 rookie minicamp...

The Associated Press

Mike Macdonald era starts as Seahawks open training camp

The first Seattle Seahawks training camp practice under the first-year coach, who was hired to replace Pete Carroll, had a bit of a new feel.

Seattle Seahawks S Julian Love...

Zac Hereth

Seahawks, Julian Love agree on 3-year contract extension

The Seattle Seahawks and Pro Bowl safety Julian Love have agreed on a three-year contract extension.

Seattle Seahawks OL Abraham Lucas...

Zac Hereth

Seahawks Injury Update: Latest on Abraham Lucas, more

The latest injury news on Seattle Seahawks players after their first training camp practice of the 2024 season.

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Cameron Van Til

Mariners reliever Gregory Santos exits game with knee injury

Seattle Mariners reliever Gregory Santos left Wednesday's game after experiencing a "sharp pain" in his right knee.

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The Associated Press

Sliding Mariners swept for first time this year with 2-1 loss to Angels

Brandon Drury drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the eighth inning as the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep of the struggling Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Wednesday.

KIRO Newsradio Opinion

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Angela Poe Russell

Angela Poe Russell: The problem plaguing American culture -- "it’s all about me" disease

We desperately need more empathy because the "it’s all about me" mindset only leads to the destruction of us.

Aurora avenue...

Charlie Harger

Harger: Local media must keep shining light on crime-riddled Aurora Avenue

Day and night, you see women forced to walk the sidewalks, often stepping into traffic, risking their lives to find customers along Aurora Avenue.

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Dave Ross

Ross: Biden is out of the presidential race, just as Farenthold predicted. What can he predict next?

I found Joe Biden had removed himself from the race and thought of Farenthold, my favorite NYT reporter who predicted that very thing three weeks ago.

KTTH Opinion

Vice president Jay Inslee...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Is Kamala Harris vetting Washington Governor Jay Inslee for vice president?

Kamala Harris is in search for her vice president. But is Governor Jay Inslee being considered for the position?

Photo: Green Hill School in Chehalis....

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Teen murderer at Green Hill feels 'betrayed' that he's going to adult jail where he belongs

In Washington state, teen juveniles are usually protected. But thanks to overcrowding, teen criminals are headed to adult prison.

Image: President Joe Biden speaks about the high cost of prescription drugs and child care at Green...

Steve Coogan

'Disarray:' KIRO, KTTH hosts comment on Biden withdrawal, Harris ascension

The KIRO Newsradio and KTTH hosts who spoke about the development with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to MyNorthwest offered varying opinions.

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I-405 85th Street...

Chris Sullivan

Kirkland to be cut in half this weekend due to I-405/NE 85th Street Interchange

Sound Transit's new Bus Rapid Transit line on I-405 includes a new direct access ramp and bus stop in the middle of the freeway at 85th Street.

Image: The Easy Fire burns in the North Cascades on Thursday, July 18, 2024....

Bill Kaczaraba

North Cascades Highway near Diablo Lake reopens after wildfire caused closure

A wildfire has forced the closure of State Route 20/the North Cascades Highway west between mileposts 148 and 158.

Image: Red and white reflective stripes are being added to Washington State Department of Transport...

Chris Sullivan

Going green isn't what you think when it comes to WSDOT safety

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is tired of people plowing into trucks and is taking a green approach.

MyNorthwest Weather

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Ted Buehner

Sub-80 temperatures finally arrive amid region's driest time of the year

Spotty sprinkles coming from clouds above 10,000 feet held temperatures down in the 70s Sunday, bringing an end to the new record of 17 straight days.

Image: The sun sets over the University District in Seattle. (File photo: Lindsey Wasson, AP)...

Ted Buehner

Friday sets new record for consecutive 80-degree days in Western Washington

A record-breaking streak of 80 degrees or better in Seattle and much of the Western Washington interior is expected to reach 16 days Friday.

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Ted Buehner

Seattle Forecast: Region suffering through first rainless July since 2021

July is usually the warmest and driest month of the year for Seattle, and its holding to that norm with above-average temperatures and no rainfall thus far.

MyNorthwest Politics

Image: Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., leaves federal court in New York, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Menende...

Associated Press

US Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is resigning following his corruption conviction

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is resigning from office Aug. 20 following his conviction for taking bribes for corrupt acts.

Photo: President Joe Biden participates in a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House, Dec. 2...

Luke Duecy

What Biden's withdrawal from the presidential race means for Washington

The news is out that President Joe Biden has stepped out of the race but we asked experts, how will Biden's withdrawal impact Washington?

Image: Vice President Kamala Harris speaks from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Mo...

Associated Press

Harris wins Pelosi endorsement, delegates and claims fundraising record with $81M haul

Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, who initially had been one of the notable holdouts, endorsed Kamala Harris Monday.

MyNorthwest Lifestyle

Photo: Instagram product head Adam Mosseri speaks during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20,...

Bill Kaczaraba

UW: Parents don't distress, your teens go to Instagram out of 'boredom'

In a world where the digital landscape is as vast as the oceans, teens navigate through waves of content on platforms like Instagram.

Image: A sign over the entry at Homegrown in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood (Photo: Jamie Griswold,...

Julia Dallas

Seattle-area sandwich chain to close 10 stores, citing rising labor costs

Seattle-area sandwich restaurant chain, Homegrown, will be closing 10 stores. The closures mean more than 150 employees will be laid off.

Image: A dog was found around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at Colman Dock in Seattle without ...

Steve Coogan

Lost dog found alone on Seattle ferry dock heads to a new home

A lost dog found without its owner on a ferry dock in Seattle last month, later identified as Tripp, has found a new home.

MyNorthwest History

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Feliks Banel

Remembering News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll

I was shocked to learn today of the sudden and unexpected death over the weekend of Matt Driscoll, a 43-year-old columnist for The News Tribune.

Powwow...

Feliks Banel

Feliks Banel: Seafair Powwow commemorates layers of complex history

The Seafair Indian Days Powwow at Discovery Park begins Friday featuring drummers, dancers and other performers.

The big blue flame first graced the Washington Natural Gas building in Seattle in 1964; it was take...

Feliks Banel

Feliks Banel: Icon extinguished as­­­ big blue flame neon sign leaves Seattle

A neon sign that was an iconic landmark burning high above Mercer Street in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood has found a new home.

National News

FILE - State Election Board member Rick Jeffares asks the crowd to settle down during a hastily pla...

Associated Press

Trump-friendly panel shapes Georgia's election rules at long, often chaotic meetings

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia State Election Board, which once toiled in relative obscurity, now hosts raucous meetings where public comment spans several hours and attendees regularly heckle its members. The shift highlights how election administration has become increasingly scrutinized and politicized, particularly in Georgia and other states that President Joe Biden flipped for Democrats […]

FILE - This June 13, 2016 photo shows Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Florida. Thousands ...

Associated Press

Takeaways from AP's investigation into DEA corruption, agent accused of rape

MIAMI (AP) — Thousands of secret law enforcement documents obtained by The Associated Press offer a never-before-seen window into a culture of corruption among U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents who parlayed the agency’s shadowy money laundering operations into a worldwide pursuit of binge drinking and illicit sex. Among the documents is a recovered WhatsApp chat, […]

FILE - Reggie Daniels pays his respects a memorial at Robb Elementary School, June 9, 2022, in Uval...

Associated Press

Uvalde school officer charged over actions during Robb Elementary shooting set to appear in court

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A former Uvalde school police officer who was part of the slow law enforcement response to the 2022 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School is scheduled to appear in court for the first time Thursday. Adrian Gonzales was one of the nearly 400 law enforcement personnel who responded to the scene […]

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Photo: The transition to a senior living community can be a positive step toward ensuring their saf...

MyNorthwest Staff

Isolation to connection: Recognizing the signs to put your seniors into safe care

The transition to a senior living community can be a positive step toward ensuring their safety, health and happiness.

Photo: Founded in 1991, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund, with the help of Carter Subaru, has ...

Julia Dallas

Seattle scholarship celebrates LGBTQ+ community

Founded in 1991, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund, with the help of Carter Subaru, has invested almost $6 million in 552 scholars.

Photo: In recent years, one of the most interesting families for whale watching is the West Coast B...

MyNorthwest Staff

Orca brothers 'Indy and Amir' delight Puget Sound whale watchers

In recent years, one of the most interesting families for whale watching is the West Coast Bigg's orcas' T65A pod.