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MyNorthwest Staff

Group of sea lions overtakes privately-owned Ballard dock

A privately-owned dock in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood is now home at least 20 sea lions who moved in over the weekend.
MyNorthwest Staff

Presence of omicron 'sub-variant' confirmed in Washington state

The state Department of Health has identified a new sub-variant of omicron, after confirming its presence in two new COVID-19 cases. 
KIRO Newsradio staff

Washington hospitals likely too full to help COVID patients from Idaho

Crisis standards of care have been declared in southern Idaho, which in the past has meant there would be more patient transfers to Washington hospitals. 
Dalton Day

Washington ferry cancellations go ‘beyond COVID’: Report highlights systemic staffing issues

The Washington state Legislature outlines why the state ferry staffing model has contributed to crew shortages and cancellations.
MyNorthwest Staff

University of Washington returns to in-person learning Jan. 31

The University of Washington announced Monday that regular classes would resume Jan. 31, after students had started winter quarter online.
Nick Bowman

'This is the year to do it': Bill to reduce Washington sales tax garners bipartisan support

A proposal to reduce Washington's sales and use tax is garnering bipartisan support in the state Legislature this session. 

710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Quandre Diggs...
Brandon Gustafson

Wyman & Bob’s 2021 Seahawks Awards: MVPs, best newcomer

Who were the best of the best for the Seahawks in 2021? Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton hand out three awards for the 2021 season.
Mariners MLB logo...
The Associated Press

MLB drops arbitration cuts after union holds on free agents

Major League Baseball withdrew its plan for more limited salary arbitration on Tuesday, a day after the MLB players' union withdrew its demand for greater free agent eligibility.
Seattle Kraken Adam Larsson...
Brent Stecker

John Forslund: 2 Seattle Kraken players worthy of more attention, Grubauer’s season

John Forslund, the voice of the Seattle Kraken, joined Wyman and Bob to share his thoughts on a few key players during this inaugural season.
Seahawks Don Martindale...
Brandon Gustafson

Could ex-Ravens DC Wink Martindale be a fit for Seahawks?

Jake Heaps loves the idea of Don "Wink" Martindale being the next Seahawks DC, but he doesn't see him being hired because of Pete Carroll.
Seahawks Rams Russell Wilson...
Stacy Rost

Rost: What are Seahawks missing that the 4 NFL teams still alive have?

With the NFL's conference championship matchups set, Stacy Rost puts the focus on one strength those teams all share that the Seahawks need to improve for 2022.
Seahawks Carroll Wilson...
John Clayton

Clayton: Seahawks’ chances of bouncing back in 2022 just got better

A lot of news coming out of the NFC over the divisional playoffs round weekend should have a positive impact for the Seahawks next season.

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Downtown Seattle Target barely surviving as shoplifting ravages store

The Target department store in downtown Seattle is being absolutely ravaged by shoplifters. I saw two incidents in 12 minutes.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle man live-tweeted 'hostage taking.' He keeps getting out of jail

A man who says he suffers from mental illness attempted to take hostages at a Seattle Target. He's pulled this dangerous stunt before.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Concern as 20% of fully vaccinated Seattle police hit with COVID this month

A fully vaccinated Seattle Police Department suffered nearly 20% of its staff contracting COVID in just the first 21 days of January.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: King County fired the unvaccinated, now pays $103 an hour to fix staffing crisis

The staffing situation at King County jails is so dire that some correction officers are now being paid over $100 an hour for overtime.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Man allegedly car prowls for an hour in broad daylight, as police couldn't respond

A man was caught on video as he appears to car prowl in Tacoma. Police officers were nowhere to be seen, but even if they were, he couldn't be detained.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle-area school uses MLK Jr. Day to bash police and USA

A local school used a Martin Luther King Day assembly to amplify virulently anti-police and anti-American messages. Is this what the holiday is meant for?

Dave Ross

Dave Ross

Ross: How to baffle Google

Our state attorney general is suing Google for secretly tracking us. It turns out that after you think you’ve turned off tracking, it can still follow you.
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle Children's pediatrician knows it's 'challenging' to get young kids to mask up

A number of parents of young kids are feeling left behind at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic as the nation tries to return to normal.
Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle may get to see 'approval voting' in action

There is some real money behind the latest attempt to reform primary elections in Seattle, with a system called "approval voting."
MyNorthwest Staff

New study details 'startling' effect large tsunami would have on Western Washington

A new study from the state Department of Natural Resources details the devastating effect a large tsunami would have on Washington's coastal areas.
Dave Ross

Ross: Beat the vote suppressors at their own game

Democrats have promised to keep fighting for voting rights, and that includes Rep. Derek Kilmer. So, I tried to sell him my idea of radical compliance.
MyNorthwest Staff

McKenna: 'Real chance' Bremerton coach could prevail in SCOTUS case over praying at games

Could former Bremerton High School football Coach Joe Kennedy finally score a legal victory in front of the Supreme Court?

Dori Monson

Dori Monson Show

Dori: Gun-toting Bellevue woman scares off looter after area is evacuated for mudslide

Some Bellevue home invader out there has learned a lesson: Don’t mess around with Judy Olson of Somerset.
Dori Monson

Dori: How far will the University of Washington's 'word police' go?

Most of us are aware of words and phrases from the past that are blatantly hurtful to others. But apparently, we’re not aware enough.
Dori Monson

Dori: Was Issaquah HS basketball coach dumped over ideology?

Issaquah High School’s varsity girls’ basketball coach Doug Crandall has been on administrative leave for over a month without explanation.
Dori Monson

Dori exclusive: Seattle lawyer once investigated in rapist husband's case now a local judge

The wife of a Seattle lawyer convicted in five separate attacks a decade ago is now a sitting municipal court judge in Lake Forest Park.
Dori Monson

Dori: Upcoming book reveals 'toxic liar' led Seattle schools' ethnic studies program

“Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education” is a shocking expose that will come as a surprise to many.
Dori Monson

Dori: Oops! Maple Valley school pulls back on 'VIP' list for vaccinated students

After “VIP seating” that came with “an added privilege” for COVID-vaccinated students, the Maple Valley school has reversed its decision.

Gee & Ursula

MyNorthwest Staff

Gee Scott learns from the King: Josiah Johnson

Josiah Johnson played basketball at UCLA, and is the son of former NBA star Marques Johnson, but might be best known for his social media presence.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: Is it time for an income tax in Washington state?

Is it time for an income tax in Washington state? The Gee and Ursula Show team wants to dig into a few more details on this proposal before supporting it.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: Data shows pandemic has impacted learning for Washington students

Test scores in Washington have dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, with just 30% of students in grades 4-11 meeting standards in math.
MyNorthwest Staff

Gee interviews CEO Dan Price on latest episode of 'Leaving a Legacy'

On episode three of “Leaving a Legacy,” Gee Scott interviews Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price, who famously paid all his employees a $70,000 minimum salary.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: No winners in battle over limiting free speech in Washington

Proposals that seek to limit aspects of free speech are coming from both sides of the aisle during the current legislative session in Washington state.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Seattle Mayor Harrell looks to form third public safety department for unarmed responders

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell wants to supplement the city's police and fire departments with a third public safety department.

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Seattle Traffic

Chris Sullivan

Concrete worker strike crippling major construction projects in King County

After nearly two months since any concrete was delivered due to an ongoing strike, there is now concern that light rail expansion projects will be delayed.
Chris Sullivan

Market expert: Consumer confidence in electric vehicles is on the rise

Price, charging infrastructure, and range are the three improving indexes for gradual consumer confidence in electric vehicles.
Chris Sullivan

Major US airlines warn of flight disruptions Wednesday as new 5G service starts

Many airlines are warning of flight delays Wednesday as new 5G frequencies are fired up by cell phone companies that could interfere with landing.
Chris Sullivan

Reversible lane between SR 520 and I-5 under construction

The state Department of Transportation is ramping up work to add a reversible HOV lane between SR 520 and the I-5 express lanes in Seattle.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT accuses Kittitas County of 'misinformation' on snow removal dispute

The head of the Washington State Department of Transportation is basically saying Kittitas County is lying about its snow removal complaint.
Chris Sullivan

Uncertainty surrounding COVID, work schedules brings changes to Puget Sound commute

Commute times typically see a dip over the winter holidays, but it springs right back after the first of the year. That didn't happen this year.

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

Celebrate 'Spirit of ’62' with KIRO Newsradio and MyNorthwest

In 2022, KIRO Newsradio’s Feliks Banel will present a series of stories, video, and media to mark the 60th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Cape Disappointment 2, Visitors 0

A forgotten missionary -- Jonathan S. Green -- really wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest, and especially the Columbia River, nearly 200 years ago.
Feliks Banel

Slim, Jim, and Jay: Revive the 30-mile Cascade Tunnel for cars and trains?

The recent snow that shut down traffic over the passes inspired a former member of Congress from Seattle to reach out to Gov. Inslee with a bold solution.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: How an Auburn family stayed in touch by locomotive and dish towel

When Auburn was a serious railroad town, there was one local railroad engineer who had a unique way to let his wife know he would soon need a ride home.
Feliks Banel

Family seeks Hall of Fame honor for long-ago UW football hero

One standout All-American figure from the UW football team’s early days is missing. Huber “Polly” Grimm's grandson is working to change that.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Who named the 'Inland Empire?'

The nickname “Inland Empire” probably peaked in usage on maps and tourist literature decades ago, describing a region with Spokane at its center.