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KIRO 7 News Staff

Nearly 2 dozen people forced out of Tacoma apartments after Thanksgiving fire

Smoke and flames were seen on the second- and third-floor decks of one building and flames had spread into the attic.
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Details emerge about man shot and killed in Southcenter parking garage

Mary Wesolowicz told KIRO 7 her husband was selfless, always putting others first, and in his final act, he did everything he could to save her.
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Colleen West, KIRO 7 News

Federal Way gun owner charged after 8-year-old shoots 9-year-old brother in head

LeAnthony J. Todd, 18, was charged on Nov. 15 with first-degree community endangerment due to unsafe firearm storage.
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Victims identified in Friday’s plane crash near Snohomish

Four people were killed last Friday after a small plane crashed into a field and caught fire near Snohomish.
Bald Eagle...
Lisa Brooks

Bald Eagle with bird flu found in West Seattle park

The West Seattle Blog reports a local naturalist found a Bald Eagle on the ground sick at Lincoln Park in West Seattle.
Boise State University students, along with people who knew the four University of Idaho students w...
Associated Press

10 days in, no suspect, no weapon in Idaho student slayings

Ten days after four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their rooms, police said they still have not identified a suspect.

Seattle Sports

Apple Cup 2021...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Podcast: Apple Cup preview with CFB analysts Michael Bumpus, Brock Huard

Listen to Brock Huard of FOX Sports and Michael Bumpus of Pac-12 Network break down Saturday's big Apple Cup between the WSU Cougars and No. 12 UW Huskies.
Seahawks Tre Brown...
Brandon Gustafson

Huard: What Tre Brown brings to the Seahawks’ cornerback room

Tre Brown, a 2021 fourth-round pick, could see his first action of 2022 for the Seahawks on Sunday against the Raiders following recovery from a knee injury.
WSU TJ Bamba...
The Associated Press

WSU makes program record 19 3s, beats Detroit Mercy 96-54

Jabe Mullins scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting and WSU hit a program record-tying 19 3-pointers to beat Detroit Mercy 96-54.
Seahawks Russell Wilson Ryan Tannehill...
The Associated Press

QB wristbands trending NFL topic after comments by Seahawks’ Carroll

Whether Pete Carroll meant it as a barb for Russell Wilson or a bouquet for Geno Smith, the Seahawks coach made play-calling wristbands a hot topic.
UW Huskies Michael Penix Jr...
Brock Huard

Huard’s Apple Cup Preview: Breakdown, prediction of No. 12 UW at WSU

FOX college football analyst and former UW huskies QB Brock Huard details Saturday's huge Apple Cup between the UW Huskies and WSU Cougars.
Seahawks Boye Mafe...
Joe Fann

Fann: 3 Seahawks X-factors for the remainder of the season

Getting contributions from three players on defense would give the Seahawks a big boost in the quest for the NFC West title down the stretch.

Jason Rantz

Patrick pukes...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: A friend asks Patrick to wait at bus stop while he pukes

A friend asked Patrick to wait at a Seattle bus stop while he goes to puke via a touching, complex, and hand-written note.
Despite a rise in crime, some on the City Council - including Teresa Mosqueda - are trying to defun...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Councilmembers are trying to defund the police again

Despite a rise in crime, some on the City Council are trying to defund the Seattle Police Department again.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Racism claim against local high school doesn’t add up, media rushes to judgment

"On more than five occasions, we had players coming to the sideline enraged from the racist remarks they were hearing from Stanwood players."
gilday...
Frank Sumrall

Gilday pleads for patience as 10th Legislative District race marches on

The 10th Legislative District remains neck and neck as Greg Gilday trails Clyde Shavers by just 238 votes after holding a brief 15-vote lead Tuesday.
WSU vaccine requirement lawsuit, Nick Rolovich...
Bill Kaczaraba

Exclusive: Ex-WSU Coach Rolovich slams firing over vaccine mandate

Rolovich is Catholic and said in the lawsuit that he applied for a religious exemption from the vaccine, but that exemption was denied.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: After Seattle principal stonewalled police, suspect allegedly assaulted two victims

This incident comes as police said they have encountered more hostility from Seattle Public Schools (SPS) staff when responding to incidents.

Dave Ross

Thanksgiving dinner...
Dave Ross

Ross: How to keep your Thanksgiving peaceful this year

I know Americans define Thanksgiving as a holiday to remind us all why we moved away from our relatives. But it doesn't have to be that way.
pilot...
Dave Ross

Ross: Could planes only have one pilot someday?

Just one pilot in the cockpit. That would free up more pilots to compensate for crew shortages, and of course, save money.
holiday...
Dave Ross

Ross: Want to solve holiday travel? Just live closer to your family

The answer to solving holiday travel is always the same – the best time to fly is when nobody else is flying.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Young voters are key to Democrat wins, if they can get a high turnout

It said that young voters “delivered on President Joe Biden’s hopes they would turn out in the mid-terms,” and that voters under 30 were key.
Seattle roadside graffiti...
Dave Ross

Ross: Graffiti along the 'gateway to Seattle' is embarrassing

Time to put this graffiti out of its misery. Painting it over doesn't work. So, I'll say it again: put up artificial vegetation.
Same-sex marriage...
Dave Ross

Ross: Politicians now have one less thing to fight about

The same-sex marriage debate has been ugly, but it’s that tension that makes a compromise like the Respect for Marriage Act stand out.

Dori Monson

Tacoma carjacking...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: 9-year-old resolved to protect mom after Tacoma carjacking

Emily and her 9-year-old son tell the harrowing story of how they survived a recent carjacking at their Tacoma home.
Light Rail Homeless...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Seattle rider giving up on mass transit after feeling 'less safe'

After nearly 20 years of riding mass transit in the Seattle area, one woman tells Dori that she will be driving her car from now on.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Family ‘wrecked’ after two-time ‘Three Strikes’ killer gets early release

A convicted killer and two-time “Three Strikes, You’re Out” offender in Southwest Washington is now eligible to be freed from prison in as few as five years.
cryptocurrency...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Is your cryptocurrency part of the new FTX scandal?

Worse than Enron. That’s what experts are calling the FTX financial scandal still erupting before cryptocurrency investors’ eyes.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Ingraham teacher swears, blames Seattleites who 'didn’t vote blue' for school shooting

Dori Monson Show listeners who saw the post told Dori they were “incredulous” at the teacher’s obscene rant and political “hijacking” of the shooting.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Don’t fall for state Dems last-minute 'reverse psychology'

Podlodowski's message: To urge voters “not” to write in candidate Brad Klippert for secretary of state.

Gee & Ursula

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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula to host Seattle Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The annual tree lighting ceremony in downtown Seattle this Friday has a new twist: Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin!
Love trumps hate Colorado Springs...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: 'Where does the hate come from?' in LGBTQ+ nightclub shooting

Gee & Ursula take on the difficult question of 'Where is all the hate coming from?' in light of the Colorado Springs shooting.
thanksgiving...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

The most reviled Thanksgiving food in Washington state

A map created with geotagged Twitter data by a food website identified the most reviled Thanksgiving food in each state.
Tina Podlodowski...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Podlodowski reportedly threatened funding to Dems who supported Anderson

Tina Podlodowski, the chair of Washington's Democratic Party reportedly threatened to cut campaign funding for another local Democrat.
King County addition...
Bill Kaczaraba

King County Councilmember pushes proposal to fight addiction

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is pushing a proposal to use $5 million to support social and human service workers.
Housing...
Bill Kaczaraba

Study: Former discriminatory housing practices contributed to 'Wealth Gap'

A new study shows that former discriminatory housing practices helped contribute to the 'wealth gap' across western Washington.

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Seattle Traffic

Thanksgiving travel Sea-Tac Airport...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: How to survive the airport over Thanksgiving

You better have your game face ready, Thanksgiving is going to be rough. I've put together some helpful hints to make it as painless as possible
I-5...
Chris Sullivan

Revive I-5 racing weather to finish in Seattle-area

The forecast calls for nothing but sunshine this weekend, but the Revive I-5 project won't be able to finish because of the chilly conditions.
mountain pass...
Chris Sullivan

Drivers need to get the message about mountain pass driving

I would have given drivers an "F," but this was the first weather weekend of the year, so I cut you some slack.
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Chris Sullivan

What's with all the expired car tabs on the road?

Through October, nearly 42,000 people have been pulled over with expired tabs. WSP Sergeant Chelsea Hodgson said you can be pulled over just for this.
Mukilteo ferry...
Chris Sullivan

Tolling revenue on some roads returning to pre-COVID levels

Drivers claim there is no doubt tolls are back, but not all roads are created equally. It has taken more time for some tolling facilities to come back.
west seattle...
Chris Sullivan

West Seattle Bridge traffic volume not back to pre-closure levels

But just over a month into the reopening, the commute has not returned to pre-closure, which coincides perfectly with pre-pandemic, levels.

Feliks Banel: NW History and All Over The Map

D.B. Cooper...
Feliks Banel

Previously unpublished photos of D.B. Cooper jet discovered

51 years after the hijacking of a Seattle-bound airliner, previously unknown photographs of D.B. Cooper’s Boeing 727 have been revealed.
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Feliks Banel

Cap Hill, Sodo, T-Town and the ‘Frisco Effect’

Certain Northwest cities and neighborhoods have nicknames that evoke strong feelings but none as strong as the “Frisco Effect” in the city by the bay.
The tail section of the Peninsular Air Transport DC-4 behind the Dearing home in Burien on November...
Feliks Banel

Harrowing Burien airliner crash covered up by time

You wouldn't know anything about it now by observing a typical day at this old family-owned supermarket in Burien.
Pepperoni...
Feliks Banel

Celebrating the life of Seattle’s favorite 'Pepperoni Pusher'

A public memorial will be held this Friday for long-time Seattle business owner and self-proclaimed "Pepperoni Pusher," Art Oberto.
yearbook...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: World War II Kirkland yearbook mystery

“I didn't want it to just get tucked away and forgotten,” Holmgren said by phone a few days ago.
politics...
Feliks Banel

Elder statesmen of Washington weigh in on current politics

As yesterday’s election was underway, KIRO Newsradio checked in with three ‘elder statesmen’ of Evergreen State politics for some perspective.