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Associated Press

Stewart has 23 points, Storm beat Mystics 86-83 in Game 1

Breanna Stewart had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jewell Loyd scored 12 of her 16 points in the final five minutes and the fourth-seeded Seattle Storm beat the fifth-seeded Washington Mystics 86-83 on Thursday night.
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Chris Sullivan

Major delays announced for light rail expansion into Redmond, Lynnwood, and Federal Way

The ribbon cuttings for ST-3 light rail extensions are being pushed back: East Link, Redmond, Lynnwood, and Federal Way. None of them will open on time.
The Aleutian Isle sunk near San Juan Island, Washington (Canadian Coast Guard)...
Nicole Jennings

Coast Guard reports progress at sunken fishing boat off San Juan Island

Progress continues to be made on retrieving items from the sunken fishing boat sitting 200 feet below the surface of Puget Sound.
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KTTH staff

Seattle police union warns pending retirements may delay action on high priority calls

The Seattle Police Department has 350 sworn officers eligible for retirement but cannot afford to lose more than 100 officers.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Rare tick disease hospitalizes Whatcom County man in first case from WA

Anaplasmosis has hospitalized a Whatcom County man in the first locally acquired instance of the tick-borne disease in a human.
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KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

KIRO Newsradio Headlines: Judge requires Starbucks to re-hire unlawfully fired employees

The KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk gives you the news you may have missed on the afternoon of Thursday, August 18.

Seattle Sports

Seahawks Bears...
Brandon Gustafson

‘This isn’t your team’: Why Bumpus says to ‘calm down’ about Seahawks’ loss

The Seahawks' poor showing vs the Bears has some concerned, but not Michael Bumpus, as he explained on Bump & Stacy.
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Brandon Gustafson

Dipoto: Mariners seeing ‘best version’ of Castillo, Gilbert looking to find his balance

Jerry Dipoto dove into the impressive start of Luis Castillo's Mariners career as well as Logan Gilbert looking to get back on track.
WSU Cougars Cameron Ward...
Brandon Gustafson

Armed with QB Cameron Ward, what are expectations for WSU Cougars?

College football analyst Phil Steele breaks down what the WSU Cougars can look like in 2022 with new QB Cameron Ward.
Seahawks Charles Cross...
Brandon Gustafson

Huard: Cross, Seahawks rookies ‘ate a huge slice of humble pie’ vs Bears

The Seahawks had a poor showing against the Bears and Brock Huard thought the rookies, especially Charles Cross, struggled.
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Stacy Rost

Rost: That Smith’s outing wasn’t worst part of loss to Bears is bad news for Seahawks

Geno Smith's stats vs the Bears weren't pretty, and that that wasn't the worst part of the Seahawks' loss is alarming, Stacy Rost says.
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Brandon Gustafson

Good, Bad and Ugly: Seahawks turn in poor performance vs Bears

The Seahawks looked anything but sharp against the Bears in preseason action, with there being far more bad and ugly than good.

Jason Rantz

A still from surveillance footage of the alleged assault. (The Jason Rantz Show)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Taxpayers to pay murder suspect $25,000. He'll likely get more

Alexander Jay is a homeless man and prolific offender accused of a random stabbing, a random assault, and murder.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: How one contrived 'equity' complaint sent Seattle Fire scrambling to ban phrase

The incident highlights how local leaders are so terrified of social justice and race extremists, they're willing to embarrass themselves to appear woke.
(Photo by Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle's equity movement punishes white men to push race-based marijuana licenses

Seattle City Council is upset that too many "cannabis businesses are owned primarily by White men," making them tackle the issue of "cannabis equity."
Pramila Jayapal...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: As you struggle to pay bills, Seattle's Pramila Jayapal says 'inflation' is just 'theoretical'

Democrat spending created the worst inflation crisis we've seen in 40 years. But in the eyes of Rep. Jayapal, inflation is "theoretical."
Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and Don Bacon, R-Neb., right, are seen after a meeting of the House Re...
Frank Sumrall

Newhouse, who voted for Trump's impeachment, 'very concerned' over FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago

"What we heard from Mr. Garland this morning was almost nothing, no information whatsoever. And I think the American people deserve much more."
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KTTH staff

Snohomish attempts pivot to mandatory drug treatment in new homeless hotel

Days away from approving the Days Inn tunring into housing for the homeless, Snohomish County might make entry conditional on drug treatment programs.

Dave Ross

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Dave Ross

Ross: Why Washington needs its Senate candidates on the debate stage now more than ever

She’s got 30 years of experience with government so when her opponent talks about cutting spending, she can ask the questions dreaded by all new politicians
Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) speaks after polls close during the Republican primary election, at the Mead Ra...
Dave Ross

Ross: Winning a Wyoming primary is as easy as kissing the ring

Liz Cheney’s race is interesting to me because in her concession speech last night she suggested that – in Wyoming -- Republican voters prefer liars.
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Dave Ross

Ross: What can Sound Transit do to make their light rail platforms safer?

Sunday, a woman fell as a train approached the Mount Baker station in Seattle and was killed.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Mar-a-Lago raid asks important questions about Trump’s handling of national secrets

When I started covering news in college in the 70s, you would never see a Republican question the legitimacy of the FBI.
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Travis Mayfield

Why monkeypox should alarm the straight community: Op-Ed

A majority of you reading this are likely neither a queer man nor are you worried about this virus. Give me the next two minutes, and I’m going to try to convince you why you should be.
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Frank Sumrall

Former Washington AG has 'legitimate questions' over controversial raid on Mar-a-Lago

A copy of the search warrant indicated agents are investigating possible violations of laws related to the Presidential Records Act after Mar-a-Lago raid.

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson Show

'Something stinks really bad in Port Townsend,' columnist claims after mayor’s sexual tweets

What started as a swimming pool locker room clash has now expanded into revelations involving the Olympic Peninsula town’s mayor.
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Dori Monson

Dori: How do I break this news to my dog?

After receiving an alert from our pet food supplies that my dog’s monthly order food has been discontinued I am not sure how to break the news to him.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Dad calls summer swim league’s gender changes `child abuse,’ moves family out of WA state

Changes coming to the Greater Seattle Summer Swim League for 2,000 kids between Woodway and Federal Way have “destroyed” the seasonal outdoor program.
(Photo courtesy of Joe Kent's Twitter @joekent16jan19)...
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.

Gee & Ursula

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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: A mother asks me to stop watching 'Squid Game' on a flight, and I refused. Was I wrong?

On the Gee and Ursula Show, hosts Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin take listeners’ advice questions and discuss what they think you should do.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: My boyfriend agreed to move states for work without telling me, should I go with him?

On the Gee and Ursula show, hosts Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin take listeners’ advice questions and discuss what they think you should do.
dogs...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: Is it crazy to say dogs sense your emotions?

On the Gee and Ursula show, hosts Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin take listeners' advice questions and discuss what they think you should do.
(Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: My husband quit his job but still wants me to get up and make him breakfast

On the Gee and Ursula show, hosts Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin take listeners' advice questions and discuss what they think you should do.
seattle...
Frank Sumrall

Did the mayor get Seattle's Mount Rushmore of athletes right? 

"The obvious ones, and you said Seattle icons, are Sue Bird and Lenny Wilkens. They have to be on that list," Harrell said with Gee emphatically agreeing.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee: 26 drug busts in 21 days merely spotlight the tip of King County's fentanyl problem

King County sees 26 drug busts in fewer days, but prosecuting criminals is only one step among many to deal with King County's fentanyl problem.

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Seattle Traffic

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Chris Sullivan

Will 'normal' congestion return with reopening of the West Seattle Bridge?

We all know you are ready to get on the West Seattle Bridge again, but do you really remember what it was like driving the bridge?
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Chris Sullivan

Washington's distracted driving law: has it reduced collisions five years into its passage?

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at states with and without this law and how they are impacting crashes.
I-90 - Snoqualmie Pass East (WSDOT)...
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.

Northwest History

Cars line up alongside the back of the main screen at the Rodeo Drive-In near Bremerton. (Feliks Ba...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Plan a summer road trip to Washington’s historic drive-ins

With the Seahawks midway through the preseason and the Mariners continuing to tantalize with visions of a wildcard berth, there’s still time for a summer road trip to one of the five historic drive-in movie theatres still operating in the Evergreen State.
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Feliks Banel

Remembering Kirkland Little League’s 1982 World Series win

Looking back 40 years to Kirkland’s amazing World Series victory in 1982.
Fred McFalls (right) and Ben Bryson are considered the heart of the bluegrass community that once t...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Bluegrass festival in Toledo echoes with Northwest history

In Toledo, Washington, it’s time once again for the Mount Saint Helens Bluegrass Festival. Toledo is in Lewis County on the way to Washington’s most famous volcano. The town is named for an old steamboat that once plied the Cowlitz River, and it’s near where the “Cowlitz Convention” was held 1851 – when settlers north […]
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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.
Mount Baker is visible from Baker Lake Road, not far from Koma Kulshan Guard Station, on the way to...
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