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MyNorthwest Staff

Monroe High School student charged with hate crime, choking and homophobic language

A 16-year-old Monroe High School Student has been charged with a hate crime after choking a 14-year-old student and saying homophobic things to him.
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MyNorthwest Staff

MyNorthwest’s weekly sentencing report: Pioneer Square drug bust, White Center kidnapping

MyNorthwest reports on King County Court sentencing from the week ending on June 27.
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Drive-thru food distribution event in Lakewood helps feed over 700 military families

Several community organizations came together Saturday morning to help feed Washington’s military families.
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MyNorthwest Staff

MyNorthwest's daily crime report: Two shootings in Tacoma, DUI in University Place

MyNorthwest reports on weekend crime in the Puget Sound region on the morning of June 27: Two shootings in Tacoma, in a home and a rave, a dinner party turned real-life murder mystery, and a DUI in University Place.
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Associated Press

Seattle starts work on bridge from market to waterfront

Seattle has started work on a new pedestrian bridge that will connect Pike Place Market to the downtown waterfront.
FILE - Joe Kennedy, a former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Wash.,...
Associated Press

Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who knelt and prayed on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer” in public schools. The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with the conservative […]

Seattle Sports

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Brent Stecker

Mariners Roster Move: Luis Torrens to IL, Andrew Knapp up from AAA

The Mariners didn't make it out of Sunday's skirmish with the Angels completely unscathed due to a shoulder injury for catcher Luis Torrens.
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Brent Stecker

Mariners Breakdown: Who looks best, worst following Angels brawl

There's a lot to discuss after the Mariners threw down with the Angels on Sunday. Bob Stelton of Wyman and Bob makes sense of it all.
Ndamukong Suh Seahawks Bucs...
Brent Stecker

Bump: Seahawks need ‘nastiness’ on D, and Ndamukong Suh would fit

Who would be the best addition for the Seahawks right now in free agency? Michael Bumpus explains why it's Ndamukong Suh.
Carlos Santana hits a two-run single for the Royals against the A's on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Ri...
Brent Stecker

Mariners trade for 1B Carlos Santana to help depleted lineup

With Ty France out and suspensions likely coming after Sunday's brawl, the Mariners have traded for veteran 1B Carlos Santana a second time.
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Brent Stecker

Mariners seemed set up by Angels, put into no-win situation by umps

Mariners insider Shannon Drayer discussed the mess that was Seattle's brawl Sunday with the Angels with Mike Salk on Monday morning.
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Brent Stecker

What They Said: Mariners, Angels, umpire crew chief on Sunday’s brawl

Several key figures from Sunday's Mariners-Angels game that included a lengthy on-field brawl spoke about the incident afterwards.

Jason Rantz

Seatac Traveler...
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.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: City of Seattle isn't answering police non-emergency line, doesn't track missed calls

To help meet the demands of police abolitionists, the city of Seattle removed the police from handling emergency calls. The transition has been a disaster.
Kevin Doyle from Mad Hatter Muffler shop works on replacing a catalytic converter on a truck (Getty...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Astonishing 10,000% increase in catalytic converter theft due to WA Democrat's law

Catalytic converter theft is up an astonishing 10,000% in Washington state since 2019. You can place the blame almost entirely on a Democrat-passed bill.

Dave Ross

Demonstrators protest the ruling on Roe v. Wade near the Westlake Center (MyNorthwest Staff)...
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.
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Dave Ross

Ross: An epiphany about Big Oil while waiting in line at Costco

Since I had to go to Costco anyway, and since I know that they have the cheapest gas, I decided that I would wait in the Costco gas line.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Leaked Patriot Front conversations reveal an obsession with media attention

I’ve always wondered what goes through the minds of people who go to the trouble of buying a uniform and a shield and piling into U-Haul to confront people they don’t even know.

Dori Monson

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.”
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Dori Monson

Dori: Seattle Police guild president calls slower response times a `crisis’ that local leaders ‘don’t grasp’

At a time when the number of police on Seattle streets keeps dropping and crime is rising, response times to life-threatening cases continue to climb
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: `Somebody tried to burn our building down,' Olympia lawmaker says

Barkis said that “whoever did this had clear intent, clear motive ... these people had the intent of burning my building down.”

Gee & Ursula

A committee exhibit shows former Vice President Mike Pence talking on the phone from his secure loc...
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.
King County interim Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall...
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.
Richard Sherman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on prior to the game against the Chicago Bears...
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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Frank Sumrall

Ursula sounds off on 'fiasco' of Seattle's voided parking tickets

The City of Seattle announced it has nullified approximately 100,000 parking tickets and refunded another 100,000 paid tickets.
Students participate in a school walk-out and protest in front of City Hall to condemn gun violence...
Frank Sumrall

Pro-gun rights listener calls in to find middle ground amid ongoing nationwide debate

Bob Goodman called in and voiced a pro-gun rights side of the rekindled gun debate, while also trying to find middle ground with Gee and Ursula.

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Seattle Traffic

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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.
Trash and Litter...
Chris Sullivan

Why do 25% of people still litter in Washington state?

25% of the population still tosses stuff out of their cars, and that's enough to generate the trash we see on Washington's roadways.

Northwest History

The old piece of lumber which caught Brian Dirks' eye on Easton Ridge. (Courtesy Brian Dirks)...
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.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: The Mystery of the Phantom Canal

More than 120 years ago – long before the Ballard Locks changed the shape of Seattle’s future – an ambitious entrepreneur dug a canal from Elliott Bay to Beacon Hill in an attempt to connect Puget Sound and Lake Washington  . . . or DID he?!?! Cue the “Unsolved Mysteries” music and alert Robert Stack […]