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Steamboat Geyser is protected by a boardwalk and 3-foot fence. (Getty Images)...

Bill Kaczaraba

Lynnwood man creates costly photo opportunity in Yellowstone

A 21-year-old Lynwood man faces legal consequences for his actions near Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Image: With protesters in the audience, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun takes his seat to testify before th...

Associated Press

Boeing CEO apologizes to relatives of 737 Max crash victims, defends firm's safety record

Lawmakers grilled the Boeing CEO about the firm's plans to fix its manufacturing issues and its willingness to heed whistleblowers' warnings.

Former U.S. Representative George Nethercutt. (Getty Images)...

Associated Press

Former GOP Rep. George Nethercutt, who defeated House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994, dies at 79

Former U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt, a Spokane lawyer who ousted Democratic Speaker of the House Tom Foley, has died.

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Frank Sumrall

Pioneer Fire on north shore of Lake Chelan deemed 'disaster,' continues to spread

Fire officials in Washington are declaring the Pioneer Fire by Lake Chelan a "disaster." The fire started June 9, but has grown 3,500 acres in size since.

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Frank Sumrall

Marysville school board president steps down amid turbulent period for school district

The Marysville school board president has decided to step down just days after the human resources director resigned.

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The Associated Press

Amazon workers vote to align with Teamsters

Workers who are part of the Amazon Labor Union are aligning themselves with the Teamsters, overwhelmingly voting in favor of an affiliation.

SeattleSports.com

Seattle Mariners Julio Rojas 2024 White Sox...

Cameron Van Til

Could Mariners win World Series with current roster?

Could the Seattle Mariners win it all with their current roster? ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan gives his take.

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The Associated Press

AL West Check-In: Astros place Justin Verlander on 15-day IL

Aging Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is heading back to the injured list with lingering neck discomfort.

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The Associated Press

Mariners hold off late push, top Guardians 8-5 in first-place battle

The Seattle Mariners clubbed three home runs and kept rolling with an 8-5 victory over the Cleveland Guardians.

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Shannon Drayer

Mariners Insider: An unexpected move that may pay off for all involved

The decision to have Mitch Garver move into the backup catcher role is paying dividends for the veteran and other Seattle Mariners.

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Zac Hereth

Watch: Mariners’ Luke Raley hits HR, snags web gem in Ohio homecoming

Seattle Mariners outfielder Luke Raley hits a solo home run and provides a defensive gem near his hometown against the Cleveland Guardians.

Seattle Mariners 3B Josh Rojas...

Zac Hereth

Mariners’ Josh Rojas has elite ‘instincts,’ Gold Glove case at 3B

Seattle Mariners third baseman Josh Rojas has been baseball's top defender as his position, according to Statcast defensive metrics.

KIRO Newsradio Opinion

Being a father means being there everyday. (Getty Images)...

Matt Markovich

Markovich: Fatherhood can't be a part-time job

Data says the average school-age boy only spends 30 minutes a week in a one-on-one conversations with fathers when dad is at home.

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Dave Ross

Ross: Supreme Court rules against pro-life challenge, so what's next for the Christian Nationalists?

The Supreme Court last week unanimously turned down the pro-life challenge to the FDA’s decision to make Mifepristone widely available.

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Angela Poe Russell

Angela Poe Russell: Is it time to put police back in Seattle schools?

One senior from Garfield High School expressed disappointment over losing resource officers, wondering what difference their presence might have made.

KTTH Opinion

(Photo courtesy of SPD via LinkedIn)...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Police Department recruiting DACA recipients to be cops

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is actively looking to recruit DACA recipients to be cops. Is this constitutional? Is it a good idea?

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Jason Rantz

Rantz: SeaTac teacher to host 5th graders on a protest march for social justice causes

A Bow Lake Elementary teacher is planning a March for Justice for 5th graders. It's unclear if there is parental consent.

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Jason Rantz

Rantz Exclusive: Soldiers who researched Semi Bird detail what led to reprimand for 'fraud,' wearing awards and badges he did not earn

Three National Guard soldiers offer exclusive details behind what led to gubernatorial candidate Semi Bird earning a reprimand for "fraud."

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MyNorthwest Traffic

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Chris Sullivan

WSF Chief on feasibility of new diesel ferries: 'There isn't a ferry dealership down the road'

Getting new ferries is essential, so what about the idea of building or buying some diesel boats quickly while we wait for the electric-hybrids?

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Micki Gamez

'This is an ongoing effort:' King County officers report 36 DUIs in one weekend

Last weekend King County officers conducted a mobile impaired driving unit to get drivers under the influence off the roads.

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Steve Coogan

1 killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-5 south in Fife; morning traffic affected

The Washington State Patrol is on the scene of a deadly multi-vehicle crash that occurred on I-5 south in Pierce County early Friday.

MyNorthwest Weather

People paddle boarding on Lake Union with the Seattle skyline in background, Seattle, Washington St...

Ted Buehner

Buehner: Rain Monday, Summer solstice season in Seattle to follow

The summer solstice is Thursday, June 20 at 1:50 p.m. in the afternoon and for Washingtonians, the weather is going to feel like summer by Thursday as well.

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Ted Buehner and Heather Bosch

Weather over Father's Day weekend to be 10 degrees cooler than normal

Mother’s Day weekend had sunshine and temperatures in the 70s to mid-80s. Sorry Dads – that will not be the case for this weekend.

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Ted Buehner

This week's weather: Washington's 16-hour sun-filled days are here

Daylight hours this week will be just shy of 16 hours in Washington, with sun-filled days flanking the upcoming summer solstice.

MyNorthwest Politics

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Matt Markovich

King County to replace correctional facility with modern jail, behavioral health center

A report outlines plans to replace the aging King County Correctional Facility with a modern jail to serve the needs of inmates.

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Frank Sumrall

Interim SPD Chief Rahr on police-city relations: 'Can we please hit the reset button?'

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell appointed Sue Rahr as the city's interim police chief after removing Adrian Diaz from the role due to accumulating allegations.

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Matt Markovich

Seattle City Council takes steps to expand use of automated license plate readers

A Seattle City Council committee expanded the use of automated license plate readers across the Seattle Police Department's fleet Tuesday.

MyNorthwest Lifestyle

Photo: From left, singer-songwriter and social activist Jim Page; Buskarama organizer Davin Michael...

Paul Holden

'A necessary tool for community survival:' Buskarama brings joyful melodies to Seattle

This weekend, and well just about any time at Pike Place Market you will be greeted by the sweet tunes of buskers.

Image: Patrons enjoy the dog park at Marina Beach Park in Edmonds in January 2023....

Paul Holden

Weekend revelry roundup: Father's Day, skating, yoga and more!

Rain in the forecast doesn't mean there aren't plenty of ways to celebrate Father's Day this weekend in Western Washington!

Photo: Front and back of Olympic "Boys in the Boat" rower John White's gold medal....

Julia Dallas

'Part of our legacy': 'Boys in the Boat' rower's family yearns to bring gold medal home

"Boys in the Boat" rower John White's Olympic gold medal was put up for auction. His grandson Colby White is fighting to get it back.

MyNorthwest History

Sinatra-McCaw...

Feliks Banel

Frank Sinatra still sings in Seattle

On a late spring day nearly 60 years ago, one of the biggest names in show business came to Seattle and played a concert on a Sunday evening. It turned out to be a show that’s been echoing in some parts of the music world ever since.

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Feliks Banel

Paying tribute to city namesake Chief Sealth's grave in Suquamish

KIRO Newsradio visited the grave of Chief Sealth at Suquamish Memorial Cemetery and spoke with Suquamish Tribal Chair Leonard Forsman.

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KIRO Newsradio staff

'Earthrise' photographer who called Northwest home on his famous picture

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders took a photograph of a distant earth in 1968. The image has since been come to be known as "Earthrise."

National News

Associated Press

New York requiring paid break time for moms who need to pump breast milk at work, under new law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York moms returning to work after giving birth will now get paid break time when they need to pump breast milk at their jobs, under a new law that took effect Wednesday. Gov. Kathy Hochul said the law requires employers in the state to provide a half hour of paid […]

Associated Press

Cooler temps and rain could help corral blazes that forced thousands to flee New Mexico village

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Cooler weather — and the chance of rain — could bring some relief this week to firefighters battling blazes in southern New Mexico that killed one person, damaged hundreds of structures and forced thousands to evacuate. Strong wind pushed the larger of two wildfires into the mountain village of Ruidoso, forcing […]

Associated Press

Immigrant families rejoice over Biden's expansive move toward citizenship, while some are left out

HOUSTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of immigrants had reason to rejoice when President Joe Biden unveiled a highly expansive plan to extend legal status to spouses of U.S. citizens but, inevitably, some were left out. Claudia Zúniga, 35, married in 2017, or 10 years after her husband came to the United States. He moved […]

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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.

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MyNorthwest Staff

3.3 Million U.S. Men Currently Have Prostate Cancer, Many Don't Even Know It

June is National Men's Health Month and prostate cancer remains a leading health challenge in the United States.

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MyNorthwest Staff

Celebrities get ready to swing for a cause at Seattle All-Star Classic

As the summer sun warms the Puget Sound area, the Seattle All-Star Classic celebrity softball game is gearing up for its third inning.