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MyNorthwest Staff

Westbound I-90 through Seattle reopened after semi-truck blocks roadway for hours

An overturned semi-truck is block all lanes of westbound I-90 at Corwin Place South, just west of Rainier Avenue in Seattle. 
MyNorthwest Staff

Semi-truck collision on SB I-5 in Lynnwood clear after blocking three lanes

On the I-5 southbound on-ramp at 44th Avenue, there was a truck collision Tuesday that had been blocking the two right lanes.
MyNorthwest Staff

Investigation finds Pierce County Sheriff Troyer violated department standards

In an independent investigation, Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has been found to have violated the department’s policies and standards.
Nicole Jennings

Washington state GOP worried about state's future as Kim Wyman leaves for Biden administration

As Secretary of State Kim Wyman announces she has taken a job with the Biden administration, the chair of the Republican Party is concerned.
MyNorthwest Staff

Man arrested in Seattle after stealing empty school bus, ramming vehicles

Seattle police arrested a man in the Central District on Tuesday after he stole an empty school bus and rammed it into other vehicles.
Kathryn Altena

Seattle to open new COVID vaccination clinic in West Seattle

The City of Seattle will be opening a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Neighborhood House in the High Point neighborhood, in West Seattle.

710 ESPN Seattle

Former Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin...
The Associated Press

Jaguars’ rebuild effort taking pages from Pete Carroll’s Seahawks

Urban Meyer's Jaguars feature both personnel with history with the Seattle Seahawks and a lot learned from Seattle coach Pete Carroll himself.
Seahawks Russell Wilson...
Brent Stecker

What is Russell Wilson thinking as he watches Seahawks struggle?

Where is Russell Wilson's head as the Seahawks sit at 2-5 while he recovers from injury? That was a big discussion on this week's Brock and Salk Podcast.
Seahawks Kyle Fuller...
Brandon Gustafson

Heaps: Why Seahawks have a ‘glaring weakness’ on offensive line

The play of center Kyle Fuller has Jake Heaps concerned, mainly because of the Seahawks' lack of offseason additions at the position.
Sounders LAFC...
The Associated Press

Arango leads surging LAFC past slumping Sounders 3-0

Cristian Arango continued his scoring tear with his seventh goal in four matches as LAFC beat the Sounders 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Seahawks Russell Wilson Geno Smith...
John Clayton

Clayton: Seahawks are finding out the cost of losing an elite QB

Monday night’s 13-10 Seahawks loss to the Saints is the classic example of what happens when you go from an elite quarterback to a backup.
Seahawks RB Alex Collins...
Brandon Gustafson

Heaps: Seahawks’ disheartening offensive issues aren’t on Shane Waldron

When it comes to the Seahawks' struggles on offense, Jake Heaps thinks that it goes far deeper than play calls by new OC Shane Waldron.

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Spokane Councilmember told cop she wasn't 'too enthused to help' with murder investigation

When police asked for a Spokane County Councilmember's help in a murder investigation, an officer says she told him she wasn't "too enthused" to help.
KTTH staff

Mill Creek councilmember calls for unvaccinated police separated under mandate to apply

With an eye toward those recently separated for non-compliance with Washington's vaccine mandate, Mill Creek is looking to fill a police labor shortage.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Photo shows WSU's Pat Chun violating COVID policy after Rolovich firing

Four days before firing WSU head coach Nick Rolovich, Athletic Director Pat Chun appears to have violated the indoor mask mandate.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Police can't find enough staff for patrol, city and media silent

The Seattle Police Department does not have enough officers to meet daily minimum staffing needs in any precinct across the city.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Lorena Gonzalez runs 'morally disgusting,' 'anti-Black' attack ad in mayor's race

A new "racist" attack ad by Seattle City Council President Lorena Gonzalez probably killed her chances of being the city's next mayor.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Police staffing crisis in Tacoma is nearly as bad as in Seattle, morale 'decimated'

The Tacoma Police Department is dramatically understaffed as crime continues to surge across the city. Police officers are now sounding the alarms.

Dave Ross

Dave Ross

Ross: Has clock struck midnight on Joe Biden's progressive agenda?

The clock is chiming midnight on Joe Biden, and he'd better ride this thing home quick before he finds his agenda turned back into a pumpkin.
Dave Ross

Ross: Facebook's plan to move us all into the Matrix

If goes according to plan for Facebook, the next generation will grow up in the Matrix. And life will be a corporate-controlled hallucination.
Dave Ross

Ross: A toll-based solution for the Puget Sound region's impatient drivers

Over the past few weekends, I’ve come to realize that at least when it comes to weekend driving, I can’t compete anymore.
MyNorthwest Staff

Mudhoney bassist and nurse: 'COVID has touched everything,' even music

Guy Maddison, the bassist for Mudhoney, is also a supervising nurse at Harborview. He shares the impact COVID has had on his life.
Dave Ross

Ross: The person who really needs to testify about Jan. 6 riot isn't Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon may be the one summoned to testify in Congress about Jan. 6, but there's someone else who has more to answer for.
Dave Ross

Ross: Freedom requires level of unselfishness many in our country don't have

Total freedom requires a level of unselfishness that doesn't come naturally for a lot of people, as we've seen firsthand with the state vaccine mandate.

Dori Monson

Dori Monson Show

No Honor Guard for King County deputy who died of COVID?

A 35-year-old deputy has died from complications due to COVID-19, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.
Dori Monson Show

'Real world consequences' to vaccine mandate terminations, says state lawmaker

Rep. Andrew Barkis points out that as a direct result of Gov. Inslee's emergency powers, 1,887 Washingtonians lost their jobs.
Dori Monson Show

Seattle homeowner sells rental, says he doesn't want to 'be a landlord here'

The owner of a West Seattle home describes why he doesn't want to be a landlord in the city and is selling his home with the tenants in it.
Dori Monson Show

Terminated Seattle firefighters turn in their boots

Seattle firefighters who lost their jobs over the COVID vaccine mandate dropped off their boots on Tuesday.
Dori Monson Show

Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer says he'll fight AG's misdemeanor charges

Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer is charged with one count of false reporting, and one count of making a false or misleading statement to a public servant.
Dori Monson Show

Meet the firefighter and deckhand who won't get vaccinated

Washington state’s COVID vaccine mandate for most government, healthcare, and education employees is set to take effect Oct. 18. Meet the state workers who are leaving their jobs.

Gee & Ursula

Gee and Ursula Show

At what point will we know that COVID is gone?

KIRO Radio's Gee Scott and fill-in host Aaron Mason discuss how we'll know when COVID-19 has gone from pandemic to endemic.
Gee and Ursula Show

Virologist: 'Time interval' between doses will be important in vaccinations for kids

Dr. Rasmussen explains why, in her opinion, there should be enough clinical data to support emergency authorization of a vaccine for kids ages 5-11.
Gee and Ursula Show

Seattle council candidate Sara Nelson outlines plan for homelessness, policing

Seattle City Council Position 9 candidate Sara Nelson calls for added encampment sweeps and police accountability over defunding.
Gee and Ursula Show

Superintendent: More 'issues with adults' over masking rule than students

The state Superintendent says things are going "pretty darn well" as schools reopened. He credits that success to COVID rules, which include masking.
Gee and Ursula Show

With Washington’s vaccine mandate deadline imminent, a minority chooses resignation

KIRO Radio speaks with the minority coalition which has decided to take a stand against the vaccine mandate and accept termination or resignation.
Gee and Ursula Show

State Superintendent says any future vaccine mandate for students will be 'statewide'

The state Superintendent of Public Instruction says there won't be a vaccine mandate for students until there's full federal approval of a vaccine for kids.

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Seattle Traffic

Chris Sullivan

Tacoma drivers face another delay to I-5 HOV project

The I-5 HOV project in Tacoma and new southbound Puyallup River Bridge expected to be finished by the end of the year will not be done until next summer.
Chris Sullivan

Is it time to sell Washington ferry naming rights to raise money?

We know the ferries don't have the money or the staff to run their full operations. But is it time to think way outside the box to fund the ferry system?
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT archaeologist solves mystery of structure under Maple Valley Highway

The Maple Valley Highway finally reopened to all traffic Wednesday after an unexpected discovery pushed a weekend culvert project out three days.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT accounts for 21% of state employees fired over vaccine mandate

Of 1,887 state employees that lost their jobs over the vaccine mandate, the largest group was from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Chris Sullivan

King County crews find mystery structure under Maple Valley Highway

You never know what you'll find when you dig in this corner of the country. Road crews found that out this weekend when fixing a culvert under Highway 169.
Chris Sullivan

Getting to Climate Pledge Arena 101: Prepare to ditch the car

The old ways of getting to the arena in downtown Seattle have intentionally been made more difficult so that public transit is a more palatable option.

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Tiny Washington town of Danville eagerly awaits reopening of border

Point Roberts has gotten much of the attention during the extended border closure, but it’s not the only town that’s been suffering economically.
Feliks Banel

Could landmark designation save Seattle's Memorial Stadium from demolition?

As it turns out, saving Seattle's Memorial Stadium from demolition may not be just some pedantic argument or splitting of historic preservation hairs.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: How – and why – did Microsoft ‘Name That Zune’?

We know now it couldn’t beat the iPod, but where and how did Microsoft get the name for its gone-but-not-forgotten Zune media player?
Feliks Banel

Priceless archive keeps the history of Pacific Northwest trains running

A unique partnership devoted to Northwest railroad history means an incredible archive of photos and documents is being preserved and made accessible.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Ghosts of the Roosevelt Highway in Washington state

For most of the 1920s and well into the 1930s, part of the long-forgotten Roosevelt Highway traveled through the Evergreen State.
Feliks Banel

Beloved kids' show host turned meteorologist M.J. McDermott hangs up her barometer

When meteorologist M.J. McDermott retires this week from Channel 13, not many people will remember her early years hosting a kids' show.