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Deborah Horne, KIRO 7 News

Non-paying public not allowed into South King County ‘Public Safety Summit’

A summit took place on Wednesday to address the crime plaguing South King County. The goal is to do a better job of keeping people safe.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman speaks in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Altman on T...

Associated Press

OpenAI CEO suggests international agency like UN's nuclear watchdog could oversee AI

Artificial intelligence poses an “existential risk” to humanity, a key innovator warned during a visit to the United Arab Emirates

Seattle Home for Sale...

Bill Kaczaraba

Expert: 'We will never see interest rates of 3% or lower ever again'

The glory days of 30-year mortgage rates of  3% or less may be in the rearview mirror.

rental assistance fraud...

L.B. Gilbert

6 charged in 'one of the largest' rental assistance fraud cases ever

Federal prosecutors call it one of the country's most prolific rental assistance fraud cases, with the culprits facing a 26-count indicment

Boeing lawsuit stealing...

Bill Kaczaraba

Boeing accused of stealing trade secrets in new lawsuit

Boeing is facing another lawsuit, this time, the aerospace giant is being accused of stealing trade secrets to build a moon rocket.

Seattle schools decrease gun violence...

L.B. Gilbert

Seattle Schools unveils new safety plan to decrease gun violence

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced several security improvements to help decrease gun violence across the district.

Seattle Sports

Seattle Mariners AJ Pollock...

Brandon Gustafson

Dipoto’s thoughts on Seattle Mariners’ ‘perplexing power outage’

Jerry Dipoto dove into the overall offensive struggles the Seattle Mariners are having, including with veterans Kolten Wong and AJ Pollock.

Seattle Seahawks roster...

Brandon Gustafson

Huard: The ‘fascinating’ way Seahawks’ roster differs from others

Brock Huard went through the Seattle Seahawks' roster and doesn't see any veteran players who are on the bubble of making the Week 1 team.

Mariners Jerry Dipoto...

Brent Stecker

‘Struggling madly’: What Dipoto said about underperforming Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are 30-31 over two months into the MLB season. A look at how Jerry Dipoto, team president of baseball operations, answered some big picture questions.

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Seattle Sports Video

Video: Get to know Seahawks 2nd-round pick Derick Hall

Pass rusher Derick Hall, the second of the Seattle Seahawks' two second-round picks, joined Brock and Salk at team headquarters.

Seattle Mariners...

Brandon Gustafson

Gustafson: Mariners’ hitting woes not just about free agents – it’s developmental

The Seattle Mariners' hitting issues aren't just due to lack of free agent spending, but an overall inability to develop prospect bats.

Seattle Mariners J.P. Crawford Jarred Kelenic...

The Associated Press

Mariners split in San Diego as Padres bust out to win 10-3

Juan Soto had a career-high five hits with four RBIs, and the San Diego Padres routed the Seattle Mariners 10-3 on Wednesday.

Jason Rantz

republican chair heimlich walsh...

Frank Sumrall

Walsh eyeing WA Republican Chair as Heimlich departs

Caleb Heimlich, the head of the Washington State Republican Party, is stepping down as chair this summer, ending a five-year run.

Muslim LGBT...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Progressives target Muslim biz owner over LGBT comments

Activists are calling for a boycott against a Muslim-owned business over comments the owner made about LGBT people.

Jason Rantz what's killing america...

KTTH staff

Jason Rantz announces first book, 'What's Killing America'

Jason Rantz will soon add published author to his long list of accolades with his first book "What's Killing America."

equity director racist...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Equity director fired after racist comment about Mexicans

The state's first Office of Equity director was ousted after complaints of racist remarks and using a "White supremacy" metaphor.

Federal Way Walmart...

Max Gross

Gross: Federal Way resident fed up over repeated Walmart crimes

Multiple police responses have been needed at the two Walmart locations in Federal Way. One incident was reported as an aggravated assault.

Mark mullet governor...

Frank Sumrall

Mark Mullet: 'I'm not conceding any Democratic votes to Ferguson' for governor

Washington State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-5th District) announced his candidacy for governor last week following Gov. Jay Inslee's 10-year run.

Dave Ross

Seattle city council drug ordinance...

Travis Mayfield

Mayfield: What happened with Seattle City Council drug ordinance vote?

What the actual heck did the Seattle City Council just do in regards to the drug ordinance that failed to pass on Tuesday?

movie theaters...

Travis Mayfield

Mayfield: Movie theaters could soon become unaffordable for some

It was heartbreaking to watch audiences flee during the pandemic and movie theaters close. I'm glad many were able to access relief money.

AI misinformation...

Dave Ross

Ross: Tech companies need to be held liable for AI misinformation

Once a few AI CEOs find themselves going to jail for 11 years for misinformation, I imagine the industry will quickly start policing itself.

patty murray debt ceiling...

Dave Ross

Ross: Patty Murray vows to restore social services as debt ceiling bill passes

This is a guest commentary from Senator Patty Murray. She was presiding over the Senate as they passed the debt ceiling bill last night.

irs funding debt limit bill...

Dave Ross

Ross: IRS funding lost in debt limit bill, tax cheats rejoice

The debt limit bill passed in a classic bi-partisan compromise, and I was actually impressed by last night’s debate.

Irs debt ceiling...

Dave Ross

Ross: IRS has new no-pursuit policy with debt ceiling deal

This debt ceiling deal means the IRS will have to adopt a no-pursuit policy. It means the highway is clear, and all the lights are green.

Gee & Ursula

biden v. Trump...

Frank Sumrall

Medved: Biden v. Trump is ‘a depressing prospect to most Americans’

Medved: "The more it looks like it’s going to be Biden vs. Trump again, that’s a depressing prospect to most Americans.

drug addiction seattle drug possession...

Ursula Reutin

Ursula: A personal story on how drug addiction affects us all

The reality is, each and every one of us is affected by drug addiction. If not personally, then through a family member, friend, or colleague.

highland park encampment...

Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Highland Park resident: 'No one comes to help' after encampment death

After a suspicious death at an encampment in Highland Park, a group of residents are wondering when the city will actually do something.

Capital gains tax...

Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Report: Washington state capital gains tax a windfall for schools

Washington state's new capital gains tax is bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars more than expected, according to The Seattle Times.

seattle city council, 10 minutes election...

L.B. Gilbert

Gee & Ursula: Seattle City Council has been 'way too dysfunctional'

The 2023 Seattle City Council election is gearing up with 45 total candidates registered to run across seven districts.

Rules for airline passengers...

Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula discuss the rules of the skies for airline passengers

With Memorial Day coming up, Gee & Ursula thought it would be a good time to take up the rules of the skies for airline passengers.

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Seattle Traffic

Motorcycle lane-splitting...

Chris Sullivan

Once and for all: Motorcycle lane-splitting is still illegal

Have you noticed a lot more motorcycle lane-splitting recently? It's incredibly dangerous, and it's still illegal.

SR 18 construction...

Chris Sullivan

Congestion on SR 18 to get worse with construction

The already congested drive on State Route 18 to Interstate 90 is going to get a lot worse as construction ramps up this week.

summer traffic washington...

Chris Sullivan

Summer means traffic delays for Washington highways

It's almost summer, and like the weeds in your yard, the orange cones (and traffic delays) are coming to Washington highways.

Fish Passage Bellevue...

Chris Sullivan

Ambitious fish passage work begins under I-90 in Bellevue

Four new bridges are being built along the I-90 corridor in Bellevue, but they aren't for cars or bikes. They are for a fish passage.

park shoulder airport fine...

Chris Sullivan

Don't park on the shoulder at the airport, you can get fined

Don't add to the problem by parking on the side of the airport expressway while waiting for your people to arrive.

travel survey SEATTLE TRAFFIC...

Chris Sullivan

New survey tracks how we travel for the greater good

There's a huge survey underway right now that will help determine the future of travel in our region and how it's developed.

Feliks Banel: NW History and All Over The Map

The House of Tomorrow was built in 1940 near Puyallup and is in a floodplain; when it's demolished,...

Feliks Banel

House of Tomorrow demolition plan has a 'yesterday' feel

In Pierce County, the House of Tomorrow will soon become just a memory of yesterday with the demolition of the historic home because of a floodplain.

Northwest Regional Emmy...

L.B. Gilbert

KIRO Newsradio's Feliks Banel wins Northwest Regional Emmy

A KIRO Newsradio staff member has brought home another big award, with Feliks Banel winning a Northwest Regional Emmy.

Northwest history...

Feliks Banel

Gold Mines, Old Forts and other Northwest history mapped by Oregon man

An Oregon service station owner loved old maps and Northwest history so much, he launched a family business that’s still going strong.

The volunteers who made the monument dedication possible, along with guests who attended the event ...

Feliks Banel

Monument in Cascade foothills honors long-missing aviators

It’s not quite the final chapter, but the story of two lost Navy aviators reached a significant milestone just in time for Memorial Day.

Sea-Tac airport...

Feliks Banel

When Sea-Tac Airport disappeared for six months

Sea-Tac Airport has had a few different names, but port commissioners ultimately decided to "Keep it Sea-Tac" in the 1980s.

The World War I “Doughboy” silently guards the veterans cemetery at Evergreen-Washelli....

Feliks Banel

Mysteries of Seattle's old 'Doughboy' statue still remain

It's fitting that the old grinning "Doughboy" statue, a memorial to Seattleites who served with the victorious Allies in World War I, should finally be at peace in a cemetery.