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drug...
Frank Sumrall

Federal Way mayor in full support of bills re-criminalizing drug possession

Multiple bills have flooded the state legislature in an attempt to reclassify possession of a drug — including fentanyl — as a felony offense.
Bellevue school...
Nicole Jennings

Families rally ahead of Bellevue School District consolidation decision

Parents are rallying in protest as the Bellevue School District considers consolidating elementary schools due to dropping enrollment.
FILE - A sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif., Sept. 24, 201...
Associated Press

Google hopes 'Bard' will outsmart ChatGPT, Microsoft in AI

Google is girding for a battle of wits in the field of artificial intelligence with “Bard," a conversational service apparently aimed at countering the popularity of the ChatGPT tool backed by Microsoft.
paramedic...
L.B. Gilbert

East Pierce County Fire starts advanced paramedic emergency program

A new Medical Service Officer program is ready to jump in when there are life-threatening emergencies in Pierce County.
power...
L.B. Gilbert

Crash into utility pole cuts power, 911 service to Kent neighborhood

A Kent neighborhood is in the dark Tuesday morning after a crash into a utility pole cut power.
crime...
L.B. Gilbert

SPD releases 2022 crime report; homicides up, vehicle theft at all-time high

Violent crime reached a new high in Seattle, with the release of the Seattle Police Department's (SPD) year-end 2022 crime report.

Seattle Sports

Seahawks Daron Payne...
Brandon Gustafson

Wyman & Bob: Top free agents the Seahawks should target this offseason

During Tuesday's Wyman & Bob, the two hosts dove into some of their favorite free agents who they'd like for the Seahawks to go after.
Mariners Jarred Kelenic...
Brandon Gustafson

Passan: Mariners have right plan for Kelenic; why a Tatís trade won’t happen

ESPN's Jeff Passan joined Brock & Salk on Tuesday to discuss the Mariners, including left field and youngster Jarred Kelenic.
Seahawks QB Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Huard: Where Seahawks QB Geno Smith can grow the most in 2023

Geno Smith shined for the Seahawks in 2022, but Brock Huard says he can be even better in 2023 if he improves in one key area.
Mariners Shohei Ohtani Mike Trout...
Shannon Drayer

Drayer: Do Mariners need to keep close eye on Angels in AL West?

Mariners insider Shannon Drayer kicks off her series looking at Seattle's AL West rivals with insight from Sam Blum, Angels reporter for The Athletic.
Seahawks Tyler Lockett DK Metcalf...
Brent Stecker

How much do Seahawks need to add a true No. 3 WR to offense?

Seattle Sports' Bump and Stacy dive into the Seahawks' offense, the state of their receivers and how much an upgrade behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett would help.
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

ESPN’s Riddick: Gap between Seahawks’ Geno Smith, Drew Lock is ‘Grand Canyon-esque’

ESPN's Louis Riddick explained to Brock and Salk why he doesn't think the savings that going with Drew Lock at QB would outweigh Geno Smith's production for the Seahawks.

Jason Rantz

wadoh...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA Dept of Health defends mocking a death, then censors critic

WADOH mocked the death of a Washingtonian in a tone-deaf tweet. After criticism, the department triple-downed on the message.
police pursuit...
Frank Sumrall

Redmond's new police tech working in tandem with WA pursuit laws

Redmond police have introduced a new GPS-monitoring technology to help track and locate criminals attempting to flee a crime scene.
Decatur High School...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: High School staffer faces investigation for alleged sex with student

A high school staff member is on leave pending the results of a police investigation. He's accused of having sexual contact with a student.
elementary school club...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Elementary school bans white students from 'safe space' club

A local elementary school has a student club that excludes students based on their race, according to a parent.
airport...
Frank Sumrall

State Rep: 'None of these locations are suitable' for a future airport

According to Jason Rantz, the acting chairman of CACC, Warren Hendrickson, stated he believes none of the airport locations will move forward.
ballard...
Frank Sumrall

Ballard brewery owner nearly loses business to homeless fire

Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co. in Ballard was nearly destroyed after a fire created by a homeless person nearly engulfed the property in flames.

Dave Ross

pursuit...
Dave Ross

Ross: New criminal pursuit technology means no 'Get Out of Jail Free'

So if the goal is to stop crooks without engaging in a dangerous police pursuit, I think there can be a political consensus.
balloon...
Dave Ross

Ross: Chinese balloon shot down was ripe for counter-surveillance

What I can say is that if I were in charge of monitoring China, I’d be tracking every Chinese balloon from the moment it broke 1000 feet
ChatGPT...
Michael Simeona

Watch Dave Ross try to outsmart his new AI friend ChatGPT

If you've listened to Dave Ross these past few months, you know his fascination with the new AI tool called ChatGPT.
balloon...
Dave Ross

Ross: Was it a Chinese spy balloon, or luxury space travel prototype?

The defense department says it has been tracking a huge Chinese balloon over Montana
police...
Dave Ross

Ross: 'Police used as substitute for properly funding social services'

The reason we keep seeing abuses like the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis. It’s rooted in American culture.
millenials...
Dave Ross

Ross: More millennials need their parents help, but for how much longer

Dave was shocked to hear about the latest statistics from Money.com on the number of millennials being subsidized by their parents.

Gee & Ursula

amazon hiring...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Ursula: Amazon targeting 'younger and less expensive' coders

Amidst mass layoffs, Amazon might also be changing their hiring policy for entry-level programmers to restrict positions to recent grads.
right on red...
Bill Kaczaraba

Gee & Ursula: Right turns on red may become a thing of the past

Under new legislation proposed in the state Senate, right turns on red at many intersections may become a thing of the past in the state.
african-american studies...
Bill Kaczaraba

Gee & Ursula: FL downsizing Black studies 'doesn't erase history'

The College Board has released a stripped-down version of its new Advanced Placement course on Black studies.
dedo...
Frank Sumrall

KIRO's Darren Dedo recovering after battle with bilateral pneumonia

Through ECMO and amazing medical care, more than a month later, Dedo was able to join The Gee and Ursula Show remotely from his hospital bed.
Seattle Police...
Bill Kaczaraba

Gee & Ursula: Naming officer in pedestrian death was appropriate

Gee & Ursula believe that releasing the name of the police officer involved in the deadly pedestrian crash in Seattle was appropriate.
scenarios...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: I'm not ok with my stepdaughter spending my husband's money

On the Gee and Ursula Show, hosts Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin give advice to help other people in a segment called … Scenarios.

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Seattle Traffic

I-5/I-90 Ramp meter...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT adding ramp meters to I-90/I-5 connection in Seattle

Ramp meters are about to go active between Interstate 90 and Interstate 5 in Seattle. My inbox has exploded over the last ten days.
right turns...
Chris Sullivan

Will banning free right turns make our roads safer?

Is it time to get rid of free right turns on red? The Legislature is looking at ways to make streets safer.
I-90/SR 18 interchange...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT breaks ground to fix one of worst chokepoints in WA

The state is finally breaking ground on a project addressing one of the worst chokepoints in the region between I-90 and SR 18.
speed cameras...
Chris Sullivan

Speed cameras on freeways? Seems like a quick way to make roads safer

We have them in school zones, and we have them at intersections, is it time to put speed cameras on the freeways to keep speeds down?
wsdot...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT is hiring, but can it keep people from bolting for better pay?

The Washington Department of Transportation is back to pre-COVID-19 staffing levels, but can the agency keep those hires from leaving?
gas...
Chris Sullivan

Gas prices have been creeping up, but who's responsible?

Gas prices are on the rise again in Washington, and it doesn't have anything to do with the war in Ukraine or supply issues in the U.S.

Feliks Banel: NW History and All Over The Map

parking prototype...
Feliks Banel

Bizarre structure in Kent is forgotten futuristic parking prototype

An unusual structure in Kent built more than 40 years ago may be a one-of-a-kind prototype for a futuristic automated parking garage.
On the left, St. James Cathedral as it appeared from 1907 to 1916, before its dome collapsed in the...
Feliks Banel

How one of Seattle's first landmarks was nearly destroyed in Big Snow of 1916

Though it wasn’t as intense as the Big Snow of 1880, the February 1916 storm nearly destroyed one of Seattle’s earliest landmarks.
Space Shuttle Columbia...
Feliks Banel

Space Shuttle Columbia lost in a storm of history 20 years later

It was Feb. 1, 2003 that the Space Shuttle Columbia was lost just 15 minutes before it was scheduled to land at Cape Canaveral.
Day Called X...
Feliks Banel

Cold War film 'A Day Called X' imagines Soviet attack on Portland

In 1957, CBS aired a 30-minute film imagining what might happen if Portland, Oregon, came under threat of nuclear attack.
counties...
Feliks Banel

How were Pacific, Pend Oreille and Pierce counties named?

This is the ‘Minding Your Ps’ edition (and ninth overall episode) of “County Countdown," covering Pacific, Pend Oreille, and Pierce counties.
Larry King...
Feliks Banel

Remembering the night Larry King broadcast live from the Space Needle

Fans of Larry King remember his late night phone-in program, which stopped in Seattle in 1981 to broadcast straight from the Space Needle.