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Nicole Jennings

BA.5 wave on downturn in King County, but numbers still high

The COVID surge caused by the BA.5 variant is on the downward side in King County, but health leaders warn that cases are still too high for comfort.
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Associated Press

Herrera Beutler third GOP impeacher to fall in primary

SEATTLE (AP) — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has become the third congressperson who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump to be ousted in a primary. Herrera Beutler fell to Trump-backed Joe Kent, a former Green Beret, in the 3rd Congressional District contest. The district is in southwest Washington state, across the border from Portland, […]
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Residential rates to increase at least 5% under Seattle City Light rate hike plan

For 2023, residential rates will increase by 5.7%, and in 2024 the rate increase will be 5%.
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Driver dies in Tacoma while being taken into police custody

The Pierce County Force Investigation Team is investigating after a driver died as authorities took them into custody in Tacoma on Tuesday night.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Snohomish County purchases hotel in Everett to increase housing for the homeless

Snohomish county has announced that they will be purchasing the Days Inn in Everett and converting the hotel into bridge housing for the unhoused population in the area. 
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MyNorthwest Staff

Republicans fail to make the ballot for Washington Secretary of State for the first time in 60 years

Washington's Secretary of State race this November will be between Democratic incumbent Steve Hobbs and non-partisan candidate Julie Anderson.

Seattle Sports

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Brandon Gustafson

Why Seahawks rookie RB Ken Walker reminds Michael Robinson of LaDainian Tomlinson

Former Seahawks FB Michael Robinson is very high on Seattle's RBs, especially rookie Ken Walker III, who reminds him of a Hall of Famer.
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Mike Lefko

Playoff baseball has officially arrived for the Mariners in Seattle

It may have occurred in early-August, but the Mariners' most recent series win against the Yankees was a playoff series, Mike Lefko says.
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Brandon Gustafson

Dipoto: Why Mariners moved Chris Flexen to bullpen, demoted Kyle Lewis

During his chat with Mike Salk, Jerry Dipoto explained why the Mariners chose to move Chris Flexen to the bullpen and demote Kyle Lewis.
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Brent Stecker

How Seahawks’ playbook will differ for new QBs from Russell Wilson

How will the Seahawks call plays differently than when they had Russell Wilson at QB? Michael Bumpus shared his insight on Bump and Stacy.
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Stacy Rost

Seahawks Practice Snapshot: Good day for QB Drew Lock and offense

Stacy Rost details the latest from Seahawks practice as they're just days away from beginning the preseason against the Steelers on Saturday.
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Brandon Gustafson

Mariners show they can win their way against baseball’s elite

The Mariners want to win on the backs of their starting rotation and bullpen. They showed that can work against top teams like the Yankees.

Jason Rantz

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KTTH staff

Joe Kent advances to November, stresses energy, inflation as biggest immediate problems

The former Green Beret served 11 combat deployments before retiring from Special Forces to join the CIA before pivoting to politics.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Man unloads as Seattle Parking Enforcement tickets neighbors, but ignores homeless RVs

Instead of dealing with an RV homeless encampment a block away, an officer is ticketing residents who struggle to find parking in their neighborhood.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Watch 80-year-old defend privacy rights in trans locker room controversy

An 80-year-old Port Townsend woman defended her right to privacy after encountering a biological male in a YMCA-managed shower facility. She was banned as a result.
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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.

Dave Ross

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Dave Ross

Ross: Will an influx of new IRS agents audit the middle class, or the billionaires?

Biden hires 87,000 additional IRS employees. Whom will they audit?
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Dave Ross

Ross: Stick shifts are disappearing, so enjoy car thieves not knowing how to drive them while you can

I love the ways cars have improved in my lifetime, the safety features, the remarkable mileage, the built-in navigation, but as I become more curmudgeonly, I also have to say that it’s become almost too simple to drive.
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Dave Ross

Ross: The Mar-a-Lago raid just inflamed 2024’s expected MAGA campaign

If you want a spellbinding read that will keep your mind off the heat, it’s the New Yorker article about Trump and his generals.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Peace and quiet as Seafair show noise ends

Seafair is over, the noise has stopped, and the noise discussion can be mothballed until next year.
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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?

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson Show

Dori: In a tight race, Congressional candidate Kent’s own ballot almost didn't count

The incumbent led by 257 votes last Friday, but dropped behind Kent by 960 votes on Monday when new ballots were tallied.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Dori says farewell to Olivia Newton-John, dead at 73 after battle with cancer: ‘She was a fighter’

Olivia Newton-John, a chart-topping pop icon of the 1970s and 1980s co-star of Grease, passed away Monday.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Port Townsend Woman, 80, banned from pool after dispute with biological male in women’s shower

“I saw a man in a woman’s bathing suit watching maybe four or five little girls pulling down their suits in order to use the toilet,” Jaman recalled.
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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.

Gee & Ursula

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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

The search for Seattle’s next police chief narrows ahead of September deadline, mayor says

The mayor’s office is in the middle of hosting five community forums for Seattle residents to share values they seek in the city’s next Chief of Police.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

How Seattle's mayor plans to increase the number of Black-owned pot shops

Black people have a majority stake in only about 1% of the state’s cannabis producing and processing businesses.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

King County mayors pen appeal for help with rise in crime, spar with prosecuting attorney

The collective of mayors want King County and the state to assist their cities, as they are facing a "disturbing" rise in crime.
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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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Seattle Traffic

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Chris Sullivan

I-90, Snoqualmie Pass construction returns with lane-widening and expected traffic delays

I-90 construction between North Bend and Ellensburg is back. Lane closures and long delays are in your future.
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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

Roundabout to slow traffic on Hwy 9 in Snohomish

We're talking about roundabouts today because Highway 9 in Snohomish County is about to be closed down for about a week to put one in.
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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.

Northwest History

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Feliks Banel

Restoring the home – and the legacy – of Nettie Asberry

A longtime figure in the civic and cultural history of Tacoma – and, really, the entire state – is finally getting the recognition she deserves.
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Feliks Banel

Destination HISTORY: Centuries of stories along Baker Lake Trail

The Upper Baker Dam, located in Whatcom County and within the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, is from that earlier era.
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.
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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.