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KIRO 7 News Staff

Person seriously injured in shooting Friday inside Tacoma Mall

A person is in serious conditions after they were shot in the middle of the Tacoma Mall food court on Friday.
Dalton Day

A recall Sawant PAC has been released from campaign contribution limit

The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission has released a recall Councilmember Kshama Sawant PAC from its campaign contribution limits.
Dalton Day

COVID-era artifact, emergency-produced hand sanitizer, comes to an end for local distillery

Copperworks Distilling Company has been ordered to shut down its manufacturing of hand sanitizer, which provided critical health care supplies.
Charlie Harger

‘Bellwether bond’ down over COVID-variant concerns, ‘sending strong signal,’ says local analyst

Analyst Mike Alfstad of Seattle's Alfstad Capital clarifies how the newly identified COVID variant has affected the 10-Year Treasury yield.
KIRO 7 News Staff

Light showers Friday with rain increasing into the weekend

Puget Sound has seen some spotty showers in the area Friday morning, but the rain will be light and will decrease throughout the day.
Charlie Harger

Seattle ‘screwed this up,’ bereaved family prepares lawsuit involving delayed police response

The family of Will Yurek is preparing to file a claim against the City of Seattle in a case involving a delayed police response.

710 ESPN Seattle

Mariners Adam Frazier...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Breakdown: What you need to know about 2B Adam Frazier

What can Mariners fans expect from Adam Frazier, the 2021 All-Star who Seattle picked up in a trade on Saturday? Brent Stecker takes a deep dive.
Seahawks Russell Wilson...
John Clayton

Clayton: Seahawks’ struggling offense has 2 big issues to fix

The NFL has evolved into a game built around red zone success and third down conversions. That’s where the 3-7 Seahawks are in trouble.
UW Huskies coach Mike Hopkins...
The Associated Press

Winthrop beats UW Huskies 82-74 led by Burns’ 24

D.J. Burns Jr. scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Winthrop beat the UW Huskies 82-74 on Saturday night.
WSU Jake Dickert...
Brent Stecker

WSU names Jake Dickert permanent head football coach

It appears WSU won't go into the offseason searching for a head football coach. The Cougars already have the coach they want: Jake Dickert.
WSU Kyle Smith...
The Associated Press

WSU falls 76-71 as Landdeck rallies Eastern Washington to win

Mason Landdeck came off the bench to score 18 of his 24 points in the second half as Eastern Washington rallied to beat WSU 76-71.
Seattle Kraken Chris Driedger...
The Associated Press

Seattle Kraken win 4-1 to deny Panthers home-ice win record

Chris Driedger made 33 saves against his former team, helping the Seattle Kraken defeat Florida 4-1 on Saturday night.

Jason Rantz

KTTH staff

King County Councilmember calls for the re-funding of police

Fresh off his reelection, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is calling for the re-funding of police. But will it pass in a Democrat-led council?
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA Democrat's anti-gun bill banned 21-gun salute, insulting veterans

In last year's anti-gun bill, Democrats ended up banning the 21-gun salute. It is insulting to our veterans. One lawmaker hopes to change it.
KTTH staff

Rantz: No consequences for burglars who set off fireworks in Puyallup mall

At the South Hill Mall in Puyallup las week, there was a bizarre and somewhat brazen burglary attempt in which fireworks were set off as a diversion.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Here's why WA officials don't admit COVID death rate is lower than breakthrough case rate

Health officials tout the efficacy of vaccines. They also say virtually nothing about the death rate for unvaccinated COVID patients. Those numbers are nearly identical.
KTTH staff

Former SPD Chief Carmen Best 'flattered' by consideration for NYPD commissioner job

Former SPD Chief Carmen Best spoke to KTTH's Jason Rantz Show to confirm reports that she's in the running for New York's police commissioner role.
KTTH staff

Snohomish County Councilmember pushes back against hotels for homeless residents

If you live in Snohomish County, it's possible that you're soon going to have hotels in your neighborhood open up as homeless shelters.

Dave Ross

Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle's next mayor promises a drier downtown experience

Yes, people want to be safe downtown, but they would also like to be able to go from store to store in November and December without getting soaked.
MyNorthwest Staff

Check your dishwasher, fridge, and bathroom before hosting for the holidays

We're used to holiday tips, but this is the first time Dave Ross says he's read about the home maintenance you should be doing for the holidays.
Dave Ross

Ross: Maybe God wanted us to see this

Based on the teaching that God is Love, maybe He wanted us to see how good people could end up killing an innocent man.
MyNorthwest Staff

Mercer Island MD explains why we'll likely need yearly COVID booster shots

All U.S. adults can get a COVID booster if it's been six months since their last dose, or two months for J&J. Dr. Gordon Cohen shares his advice.
Dave Ross

Ross: Lockdown fatigue sets in from Washington to Belgium

If we love freedom, and I know we do, then staying healthy is not just good medical advice, it's also our patriotic duty.
Dave Ross

Ross: So much defunding!

The Congressional Budget Office has released its analysis of the Build Back Better Bill, and it’s not what the President had hoped.

Dori Monson

Dori Monson

Dori: Tri-Cities florist settles with gay couple over refusal to sell them wedding flowers

Richland, Washington, flower shop owner Barronelle Stutzman has settled with the ACLU, citing her Southern Baptist faith as reason for the refusal.
Dori Monson

Dori: Homeland Security Special Agent on surge in drug trafficking, fentanyl deaths

Homeland Security Investigations agent Robert Hammer describes the surge in illegal drugs, and related death counts across the nation.
Dori Monson

Dori: Woman in wheelchair attacked in Seattle by naked, prolific offender

A Gig Harbor woman with a physical disability alleges that she was victimized by a naked attacker in downtown Seattle earlier this year.
Dori Monson

Dori: Spirit on display during Whatcom County flooding — what you can do to help

A number of community organizations are leading recovery efforts for those displaced by Whatcom County's recent flooding.
Dori Monson

Dori: Rittenhouse found not guilty, but who is responsible for the chaos in Kenosha?

The cases against Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha started with absolute media lies. And what have we learned from it? Apparently, nothing.
Dori Monson

Dori: As families flee public schools, Seattle schools push mandatory vax

In so many ways, it feels as if our schools are at a crossroads. My question: Will they continue to take our kids down a dead-end?

Gee & Ursula

Gee and Ursula Show

Beyond the defund debate: Will new SPD budget deliver on promise of reform?

Did Seattle City Council's recently passed 2022 budget do enough to address calls for police reform dating back to the summer of 2020?
Gee and Ursula Show

'It hurts': KIRO Radio hosts react in wake of Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

KIRO Radio's Gee Scott, Aaron Mason, and Andrew Lanier provide their thoughts following the Friday acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.
Gee and Ursula Show

As pandemic still looms in Washington, 'your level of concern is up to you' for holiday travel

Washington health officials are urging caution for those who plan to travel for the holidays. But how concerned should people be?
Gee and Ursula Show

Is a high speed rail line through Washington actually realistic, or is it a pipe dream?

Can Washington finally achieve its years-long dream of building a multi-state high speed rail line? So far, the answer remains unclear.
Gee and Ursula Show

Rising wages: Seattle-wide trend, or nonprofit exclusive?

A local nonprofit has pledged to raise the wages of their employees by as much as $20,000, a "trend" Seattle has seen before.
Gee and Ursula Show

Gee & Ursula: Should Washington lawmaker ask colleagues for COVID treatment in El Salvador?

Should state Sen. Doug Ericksen be able to leverage his power as a state lawmaker to receive treatment for COVID-19 while in El Salvador?

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Seattle Traffic

Chris Sullivan

Washington tow truck drivers beg state lawmakers for more protection on roads

Tow truck drivers are begging the state Legislature for more protection after a deadly year on Washington's roads.
Chris Sullivan

Washington State Ferries to slowly start returning normal service this week

Ferry riders have been struggling with a reduced sailing schedule for about a month now, but there could be some service improvements coming.
Chris Sullivan

Light rail trains finally testing on East Link tracks

Light rail cars are running on the East Link tracks in the first phase of systems integration testing before service begins in 2023.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT workforce shortage could mean more closed roads this winter

The vaccine mandate and a global lack of workers is expected to impact the state's ability to clear the snow from roads and keep the mountain passes open.
Chris Sullivan

Improvements to I-5 through JBLM have been 'game-changer' for congestion

A new HOV lane on I-5 through JBLM has led to across-the-board decreases in congestion along what's historically been a problematic roadway.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT stepping up its game with revamped website

This weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation will unveil its new website, promising a much more user-friendly experience.

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Thanksgiving Island Mystery solved?

“The Mystery of Thanksgiving Island” – a ‘cold case’ about the origins of that name – may just have been cracked wide open by a KIRO Radio listener. 
Feliks Banel

Special 50th anniversary broadcast: Infamous Northwest skyjacking

KIRO Radio presents a special broadcast called "COOPER 5-0," marking the 50th anniversary of the DB Cooper skyjacking of Nov. 24, 1971.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Can you solve the mystery of Thanksgiving Island?

Pretty much everyone has heard of Easter Island and Christmas Island, but what about Thanksgiving Island right here in the Pacific Northwest?
Feliks Banel

KIRO Radio ready to serve in case of emergency

KIRO Radio is proud to have partnered for years with FEMA to provide unique communications facilities and capabilities in the event of an emergency.
Feliks Banel

World War II Navy chapel is still sacred to Shoreline residents

Tucked away in a forested part of Shoreline is a unique artifact dating to World War II and a once-sprawling U.S. Navy hospital.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: New Seattle history book for kids recalled by publisher

It’s a twisted tale of a brand-new book for kids all about Seattle, which is being recalled by the publisher just a week after it was released.