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MyNorthwest Staff

Department of Health issues warning as hospitals overflow

Many hospitals around the state are once again full -- and some are having to ration care.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Climate Pledge Arena to host NBA preseason game, first NBA action in Seattle since 2018

Tickets for the game will go on sale Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 10 am at ticketmaster.com.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Everett man sprays pedestrians with lighter fluid, booked on felony assault, arson charges

An Everett man is held on bail Wednesday morning after spraying several people with lighter fluid and attempting to light a gas station on fire
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Deborah Horne

Alleged killer of JBLM solider ordered held on $1.5M bail

The man suspected of killing a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier may have pulled the trigger because of an argument over two stolen pit bulls.
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MyNorthwest Staff

MyNorthwest's daily crime report: 'hate crime' at a Bellevue church, carjacking in Kirkland

A Bellevue church was vandalized by a pro-abortion advocate and police are searching for two men involved in a carjacking in Kirkland.
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MyNorthwest Staff

‘Person in crisis’ crashes into Georgetown building, ensuing fire causes nearly $200,000 in damages

A vehicle crashed into a Georgetown building, starting a fire, and creating traffic delays on the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue just off I-5.

Seattle Sports

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The Associated Press

Julio Rodríguez hits 12th homer as Mariners beat Orioles 9-3, win series

Julio Rodríguez hit his 12th homer of the season as part of Seattle’s six-run fourth inning, and the Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-3.
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Brandon Gustafson

Mariners make 5 roster moves, including placing Taylor Trammell on IL

The Mariners made five roster moves on Wednesday, most notably placing OF Taylor Trammell on the injured list with a hurt hamstring.
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Andy Eide

Biggest NHL Draft Questions: Who will Seattle Kraken select at No. 4?

Who could the Seattle Kraken take fourth overall? Andy Eide dives into that and more big questions for the upcoming NHL Draft.
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Brandon Gustafson

Mariners’ Ty France aims to return in next 10 days, hoping for All-Star nod

Star Mariners 1B Ty France joined Mike Salk to discuss his injury timeline and why making the All-Star Game would mean a lot to him.
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Brent Stecker

Servais: Cal Raleigh’s Mariners breakthrough not limited to his hitting

Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh is enjoying his best month at the plate in the big leagues, but Scott Servais is impressed by much more than that.
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The Associated Press

Robbie Ray, Jesse Winker lead Mariners to 2-0 win over Orioles

Jesse Winker drove in two runs with a go-ahead double in the eighth, Robbie Ray allowed just one hit over seven innings and the Mariners beat the Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night.

Jason Rantz

Pierce County councilwoman Jani Hitchen (KIRO Newsradio)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Democrat councilmember argues against school safety, mental health focus

In a pithy and poorly argued editorial in the Tacoma News Tribune, Hitchen rejects basic school safety measures -- many she's afforded as councilmember.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Gov Inslee and WA Democrats aren't pro-choice. They're pro-abortion

Inslee and his colleagues are not pro-choice. They're actually pro-abortion. There's a big difference between the two.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Violating policy, SeaTac Airport censored pro-life, conservative customers

The social media manager for SeaTac Airport censored pro-life, political messages it disagreed with by hiding them from its thread.
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KTTH staff

State Sen. Muzzall on bipartisan support of insurance commissioner to resign

State Senator Ron Muzzall-R of Oak Harbor, came on the Jason Rantz show to discuss the scandal and why he thinks both Republicans and Democrats are uniting against Kreidler. 
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Cops rip bigoted Seattle Pride leaders as they ban uniformed officers from LGBT march

Initially, Seattle Pride explained that "all city departments – including SPD – are able to participate as contingents in the parade" this year.
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KTTH staff

Seattle exodus causes small Washington town to invest in new infrastructure

As Seattle housing prices continue to skyrocket, many look outside the city leading to new improvements needed in small towns like Sultan.

Dave Ross

Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, describes t...
Dave Ross

Ross: Jan. 6 committee hearing reveals alleged presidential attack of Secret Service agent

The alleged wheel-grab was the most dramatic part of Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony during yesterday’s snap session of the January 6th Committee.
Former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy answers questions after his legal...
Dave Ross

Ross: SCOTUS 'rules' that the 'war' on religion is over. What's next for the faith community?

There will soon be millions more poor children to take care of. School violence, drug abuse, crime, suicide, abortion – these problems are all begging for better solutions.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Every unplanned pregnancy involves a man who refused a vasectomy

25 states will now have the power to require that pregnant women – who choose to live in those states – must give birth.
U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) shakes hands with Steven Engel, former Assistant Attorney General for ...
Dave Ross

Ross: Jan. 6 committee hearings reveal just how far Trump leaned on the Justice Department

Donald Trump wanted to send a letter to state officials saying that the Justice Department has identified significant concerns about the outcome of the election in several states, including Georgia.
Blake Lemoine poses for a portrait in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on Thursday, Ju...
Dave Ross

Ross: Let's worry about the Google AI's ethics and discretion, not its soul

Google wants a truly conversational search engine, with immediate real-time access to the sum total of online information.
Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss, former Georgia election worker, becomes emotional while testifyin...
Dave Ross

Ross: Let Donald Trump describe a ginger mint as evidence of election fraud under oath

A Ginger Mint. Note, she did not say a hollowed-out Ginger Mint – containing a USB drive, or a roll of microfilm, or the key to a secret safe deposit box – it was a real Ginger Mint. The kind you suck on.

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson

Dori: 'Just want to coach again' says Bremerton coach after Supreme Court victory

What started as a prayer of thanks on a Kitsap County football field has now ended as a prayer of thanks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, for former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joseph Kennedy.
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Dori Monson

Tiffany Smiley pushes for debate with Patty Murray in U.S. Senate Race

After 14 months of vying to overtake the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic incumbent Patty Murray, who has held the seat for nearly three decades, candidate Tiffany Smiley said she continues to pose the same question to Washington state voters on the campaign trail.
The AI chatbots have drawn increased interest during the global virus pandemic, which has led to a ...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Google engineer explains how AI chatbot shows sentient side, might have a soul

Cognitive and computer science expert Blake Lemoine boldly told his employer that the machine showed a sentient side and might have a soul.
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Dori Monson

Dori: Parkland dad protecting preschool daughter during attempted carjacking gets shot in mouth

Adrenalin, parental instincts and lessons learned from his dad kicked into overdrive at the start of Matthew Phillips’s Father’s Day weekend when an attempted carjacker pulled a rifle on him and his 3-year-old daughter in Pierce County.
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Dori Monson

Dori: Local gun stores 'busy as all get out' as firearm debates rage nationwide

With two weeks to go before Washington state enacts tougher gun laws, at least one local firearms retailer says stores like hers are seeing “a buying rush.”
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Dori Monson

Dori: Bellingham dad upset with transgender books for preschoolers: 'let kids be kids'

Bellingham parent Christopher Morris believes preschool should be a time of life when adults need to let “kids be kids.”

Gee & Ursula

The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels clear the benches after Jesse Winker #27 of the Sea...
MyNorthwest Staff

Gee and Ursula's top stories: GOP to eliminate filibuster, Bremerton coach, Mariners-Angels scuffle

Ursula and guest-host Jack Stine discuss the potential elimination of the filibuster, what the future for Bremerton Coach Joseph Kennedy looks like, and how the biggest brawl in baseball this year turned into a surprise pizza party.
Former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy answers questions after his legal...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula's top stories: Bremerton coach, Inslee protecting WA, Pride's seismic return

Ursula and Jack Stine tackle the Bremerton Coach decision, Inslee's promise to make Washington a sanctuary state, and Pride's big return to Seattle.
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MyNorthwest Staff

'Republican Party is in danger,' says Medved in response to Jan. 6 hearings

"I think it's going to be harder and harder for people to defend what happened on January 6," Medved said.
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Frank Sumrall

Racial disparities in King County Sheriff's use of force, more data needed says Sheriff

"Black people are 350% more likely to be arrested by the King County Sheriff's Office on a per capita basis," said Gee Scott.
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Frank Sumrall

Richard Sherman joins Amazon TNF team as the streaming service prepares for its NFL debut

Sherman will join Tony Gonzalez as the two analysts for the Thursday night pregame, halftime, and postgame broadcasts.
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Frank Sumrall

WA Superintendent focuses on school safety with gun violence on the rise

"Our training has gotten a lot more sophisticated for the last four or five years. We always have a framework around student safety," Reykdal said.

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Seattle Traffic

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Chris Sullivan

Washington state licensing fees, some tolls to increase Friday

The start of July usually means the start of summer in Washington, but it also means the annual increase of fees approved by the Legislature and the increase of some tolls.
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Chris Sullivan

Upcoming holiday weekends can't escape Revive I-5 construction

WSDOT plans on Revive I-5 construction for most upcoming summer weekends, including Pride and the 4th of July.
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Chris Sullivan

Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll going down, but who should get the savings?

Taxes, fees, and tolls usually never go down once applied, but drivers in Tacoma are about to see a drop in their toll rate on the Narrows Bridge.
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Chris Sullivan

WA State Patrol powerless to clear rest areas of illegal camping

The state's rest areas have become the latest battlefront over homeless encampments, and a recent State Supreme Court ruling has left the police no way to enforce the illegal camping laws.
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Chris Sullivan

Major milestones ahead for Puget Sound region construction projects

The Main Street Bridge has closed in Bellevue, and now it's time to take it down.
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

West Seattle Bridge opening delayed another two months

West Seattle residents are going to have to wait until September before the high bridge reopens.

Northwest History

Detail from a map of Indigenous place names published in June 2022 in the City of Kirkland's "Kirkl...
Feliks Banel

'Kirkland Native History Document' spurs debate about Eastside Indigenous history

When the City of Kirkland published a document last week about the Native American history of that part of King County, one local historian wasn’t very happy.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Searching for Washington’s lost Airway Beacons

If you know where to look a hike in the Cascades goes right past the remnants of a once sprawling nationwide network of transportation infrastructure.
Parkland resident Wendy Freeman speaks at public meeting at Pierce County Annex in favor of preserv...
Feliks Banel

Parkland School advocates score two victories in preservation campaign

Neighbors of Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Parkland on Tuesday night, June 21 chalked up two victories in their continuing battle to save the old 1908 Parkland School - which PLU owns and wants to demolish.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: This airstrip is half in Washington, half in Canada

The next time you’re approaching the international border, imagine for a moment you were bouncing along a gravel runway across the 49th parallel at the controls of your Cessna.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Gold Mines, Old Forts and other Northwest history mapped by Oregon man

An Oregon service station owner loved old maps so much, he launched a family business that’s still going strong more than 50 years later.
The 1908 Parkland School in Parkland will be demolished and replaced with apartments, according to ...
Feliks Banel

Parkland School neighbors, alums and former teachers try to save endangered landmark

An old public school is being threatened by a wrecking ball, and the community surrounding it is upset that they weren’t consulted earlier.