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KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

KIRO Newsradio Headlines: Hydroplanes are back, Amazon finalizing purchase of iRobot

After three years of no hydroplane races, the thunder is back on the Lake Washington.
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Associated Press

Fired teacher charged with student sexual misconduct in Yakima

An arrest warrant has been issued for a fired Toppenish High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with a student and offering alcohol to two students.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Prosecutor declines to charge officer in killing of Juan Rene Hummel in Bothell

The Snohomish County Prosecutors' office announced that they will not be charging the officer who shot Juan Rene Hummel Jr. in 2020.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Tim Eyman loses home in Mukilteo to creditors over campaign finance violations

A bankruptcy Judge has ordered Tim Eyman to sell his Mukilteo home as financial restitution for his outstanding $5.6 million in civil penalties.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle releases draft map of new city council districts

The Seattle Redistricting Commission has released its proposed new district map.
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Darren Dedo

The Crime Blotter: Bellevue man caught trying to solicit sex with minors through social media

Darren Dedo, KIRO Newsradio reporter, covers overnight crime in the Puget Sound region on the morning of Aug. 4.

Seattle Sports

Mariners Jesse Winker...
The Associated Press

Jesse Winker’s grand salami helps Mariners drop Angels 6-3

Jesse Winker hit a grand slam, Marco Gonzales struck out seven and the Mariners beat the Angels 6-3 as Shohei Ohtani received a visit from trainers and continued to struggle.
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Stacy Rost

Seahawks Mock Game Takeaways: Lock, rookie CB Woolen stand out

QB Drew Lock and CB Tariq Woolen were two of the biggest winners from the Seahawks' mock game, Stacy Rost writes in her observations.
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Brandon Gustafson

Mitch Haniger returns to Mariners, Abraham Toro optioned to AAA

Mitch Haniger is officially back with the Mariners after missing three months due to injury. Abraham Toro was demoted to Tacoma.
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The Associated Press

Gutman’s late goal lifts Atlanta United over Seattle Sounders 2-1

Andrew Gutman’s first goal of the season during second-half stoppage time, giving Atlanta a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders.
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The Associated Press

Mariners win opener 2-1, fall to Angels in Game 2 to split DH

The Mariners beat the Angels 2-1 to start Saturday's doubleheader, but Seattle fell 7-1 to Los Angeles in the nightcap.
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The Associated Press

Seahawks hope RB room proves to be more than Rashaad Penny

The Seahawks want Rashaad Penny to be the lead back, but as recent years have shown, they will need more than one guy at that position.

Jason Rantz

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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle residents, business fight homelessness, upsetting activists and media

The one-ton concrete blocks prevent broken-down RVs and tents from occupying the space. They're being placed, mostly, anonymously.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA schools intentionally, dangerously lie to parents about their child's 'identity'

Educators will not reveal gender identity, different names, and even mental health concerns that could help parents connect them with mental health experts.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Asian Giant Murder Hornet name changed over 'stigma', racism

The ecologic impacts of the Asian Giant Murder Hornets are considerable, prompting a campaign by the Department of Agriculture to eradicate the insects.
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Frank Sumrall

Local businesses hurting as Tacoma Link extension construction drags on

"I was told lies across the board. We were told this was a worthwhile project. It's not," Steven Salamone, owner of Salamone's Pizza, said.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle activist invites homeless to her home, immediately regrets it

Apparently, you're supposed to keep vulnerable people outside to suffer in the heat, rather than offering them access to electricity and clean water.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Council demands credit for creating a gun program that already exists

Executive Dow Constantine won't need to spend much time on a study. You can already safely dispose of your gun with the King County Sheriff's Office.

Dave Ross

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MyNorthwest Staff

Housing inventory on the rise in the Pacific Northwest, most available units since 2019

Alongside increased inflation, mortgage rates have spiked nationally, with July's 5.41% mark the highest since June 2009 (5.42%).
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Dave Ross

Ross: Alex Jones concedes he is 100% a career liar in Sandy Hook defamation case

Do you celebrate because now, even Alex Jones who made a career out of claiming that everything from the Oklahoma City Bombing to Sandy Hook was staged by the government – that even he at last believes?
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Dave Ross

Ross: We need our ferries fully staffed to stay afloat, even if it means dropping vaccine mandates

Yesterday it happened again – the already-crippled ferries running from West Seattle had to be cut down to one boat because of mechanical problems.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Don't let this election get stolen ... by apathy

Some of you are going to be participating in a stolen election ... because you won’t vote today.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Organ donor families finally get a chance to reconnect with the lives their loved ones saved

It was three years ago on this show that we ran an interview with a friend of mine, Jeff Siddqui, about his heart transplant;
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Dave Ross

Ross: When voting this week remember the oath that you take

This is voting weekend for the Washington state Primary, and so, this is a good time to remember that when you vote, you take an oath.

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Tim Eyman’s ‘ultimate revenge’ against WA AG ‘is my continued political activism’

Tim Eyman has been forced to sell his Mukilteo home as financial restitution for more than $5.6 million in penalties and legal fees.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Man arrested for murder used sword, his mom calls WA State's mental health system 'a total mess'

“It’s like watching them die,” Bonnie Smith told Dori Monson Show listeners Tuesday. “The son I knew no longer hardly exists in that body.”
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: 'Senseless' Seattle road-rage incident leads to deadly shooting while victim’s friends grieve

What started as a routine mid-morning trip to Costco to get his morning coffee ended in death for a Seattle man 11 days ago, and now Bob Jensen’s friends are asking why the driver who shot him hasn’t been arrested.
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Frank Sumrall

James Webb telescope sets course for new era of astronomy studies

The image, named "Webb's First Deep Field," is the first full-color image from the $10 billion observatory that launched into space last year.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Dori: Homeland Special Agent leads local fentanyl drug bust, looks for long-term solutions

In the past week, Hammer's team discovered and shut down a fentanyl lab that was manufacturing pills in Whatcom County.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Killer could soon go free despite '3 Strikes' sentence; prosecutor blames state Democratic lawmakers

The attorney who prosecuted Russell, Jr. says “he’s livid” that state lawmakers have enacted a law that could free Russell – again – in four years.

Gee & Ursula

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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula’s Top Stories: The Blue Angels' return is 'overrated'

Griner faces 9-year sentence in Russia, Alaska Airlines accused of racial discrimination, and Gee gives out his hottest take about the Blue Angels.
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Frank Sumrall

Gee and Ursula's Top Stories: Early primary results are in, hazard pay ends next month

Hosts Gee and Ursula discuss early primary results, the end of hazard pay, and how Amazon saved the day after a fundraiser went viral to stop rent hikes.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Feds spotlight Aurora in human trafficking crackdown, arrest 70 in PNW

On average, 300 people buy sex along Aurora Avenue in King County every day, according to HSI Special Agent Jayme McFarland.
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Frank Sumrall

'It's going to be a fun second half of the year,' Mariners announcer Rick Rizzs declares despite recent injuries

The rookie All-Star has 18 home runs and 57 RBIs on a .271 batting average through 96 games while substantially leading the AL Rookie of the Year race.
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Frank Sumrall

Gee and Ursula debate legalizing prostitution as western states start to consider the idea

Prostitution on Aurora Ave has become so severe, it became the subject of a documentary, released this year, called "Sweetheart Deal."
Research Scientist Dr. Margaret Mills sets up an instrument that extracts DNA for Monkeypox virus t...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Why the threat of weaponized smallpox slowed distribution of monkeypox vaccine

Researchers hope that the declaration might serve as a wake-up call for countries as they struggle to contain the spread of monkeypox.

Podcasts

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Seattle Traffic

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Chris Sullivan

I-5 construction persists through Seafair weekend with WSDOT halfway through revival project

This is about as busy of a summer weekend as you can get in Seattle, but construction will not be taking any time off, this is Seafair Weekend.
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Chris Sullivan

A driver's guide for passing and slow-moving vehicles

Slow-moving vehicles and risky passers are a deadly combination. With about a month left of summer, it's time for a good reminder on the rules.
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Chris Sullivan

Construction won't ease just because the hot Mariners are hosting Houston

Friday's game against Houston is sold out, and T-Mobile Park will be near capacity but guess what?  Construction isn't going to be taking the weekend off.
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Chris Sullivan

Des Moines betting on fast ferry service to attract visitors

What's old is new again for Puget Sound transportation. Decades after turning our back on the water, one city is using it for congestion relief and a development spark.
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Chris Sullivan

Another busy construction weekend to get in your way

It shouldn't be as bad as last weekend, but construction will once again get in your way over the next three days.
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Chris Sullivan

HOV lanes and left lane camping explained, again

It's time to revisit one of our favorite topics: the HOV lane and left-lane camping.

Northwest History

Fred Beckey's three-volume "Cascade Alpine Guide" is a Northwest climber's bible. (Via Ebay)...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: ‘Old and bold’ climber and author Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey passed away five years ago at age 94 and he was climbing right to the end. He was much celebrated while he was alive
Vicky Cayetano, known at the time as Vicky Tiu, starred alongside Elvis Presley in a movie filmed a...
Feliks Banel

Elvis Presley’s Seattle movie co-star running for governor of Hawaii

In other election news not related to Washington’s August 2 primary, in the summer of 1962, the World’s Fair was underway at what’s now Seattle Center.
Marines burning an "enemy" shed at what's now Magnuson Park on August 3, 1952 as part of a dramatic...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Submarine, fighter planes and Marines attacked what’s now Magnuson Park

It was 70 years ago this week when a sleepy neighborhood along Lake Washington in Seattle became ground zero for a show-stopping Cold War military exercise.
A bartender at The Rumor Mill brewpub in Friday Harbor in 2015, mixing up an "Elwha On The Rocks" -...
Feliks Banel

Elwha On The Rocks: Washington Ferry Crash Inspired Song and Drink

One of the most infamous episodes in Washington State Ferry System history began with a typical run out of Anacortes, late one Sunday afternoon in October 1983.
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Feliks Banel

Making 'scents' of how Seattle smelled a century ago

That same collection of smells has been around for at least the past several decades. But what did Seattle smell like a hundred years ago or even two hundred years ago?
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Feliks Banel

Destination HISTORY: Skagit Bay Estuary and Craft Island

The Skagit Bay Estuary Wildlife Area is a popular yet low-profile destination for birdwatchers, hunters, hikers, dog walkers, and weekend explorers.