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studded tires...

Ted Buehner

Buehner: Don't forget to remove studded tires before the weekend

WSDOT said studded tires damage pavement, costing taxpayers’ additional road repair and maintenance expenditures.

(Photo from KIRO 7)...

Niku Kazori, KIRO 7 News

Locals and tourists visit the UW for blooming cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms or sakura’s have yet again lined the Quad at The University of Washington. It draws locals and tourists to come out and see the blooms!

intersection...

L.B. Gilbert

Seattle reaches settlement for motorcyclist killed at 'dangerous intersection'

The City of Seattle has settled a lawsuit with the family of a man who was hit and killed in a "notoriously dangerous intersection" in Wedgwood.

insulin...

Lisa Brooks

Monthly $35 insulin cap made permanent by WA Legislature

People with diabetes in Washington state can rest assured the cost of their life-saving insulin will continue to be capped at $35 a month.

(Photo from KIRO 7)...

Gwen Baumgardner, KIRO 7 News

‘I’m worried for my kids education’: Olympia School District making major budget cuts

The Olympia School District joins with several districts across the state, forced to make budget cuts for the upcoming school year.

File - People shop at an Apple store in the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, New Jerse...

Associated Press

A key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed slowed in February

The Federal Reserve's favored inflation gauge slowed sharply last month, an encouraging sign in the Fed's yearlong effort to cool price pressures through steadily higher interest rates.

Seattle Sports

Mariners Guardians...

The Associated Press

Steven Kwan leads Guardians’ outburst in 9-4 win over Mariners

Steven Kwan drove in five and the Cleveland Guardians took advantage of three errors by Seattle in a 9-4 win over the Mariners.

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner...

Brandon Gustafson

John Schneider explains how Seahawks’ talks went with Bobby Wagner

Seahawks general manager John Schneider broke down how legendary linebacker Bobby Wagner wound up back in Seattle on a one-year deal.

Seahawks Nick Herbig...

Brandon Gustafson

Huard: The late-round ‘monster’ Wisconsin LB the Seahawks should draft

Brock Huard is a big fan of Wisconsin LB/edge rusher Nick Herbig, and he thinks Herbig could be a great late-round pick for the Seahawks.

Mariners Jarred Kelenic...

Brandon Gustafson

Brock & Salk: The most important developments from Mariners’ opener

A lot happened during the Mariners' opening day win over the Guardians. Brock & Salk break down the three biggest developments from the game.

Seahawks Dre'Mont Jones...

Stacy Rost

Rost: What Seahawks’ moves in free agency tell us about their 2023 plans

Actions speak louder than words. So, when it comes to the Seahawks’ moves in free agency, what does that tell us about their 2023 plans?

Mariners opening day...

Joe Fann

Fann: 6 takeaways from Mariners’ thrilling opening day win over Cleveland

The Mariners got an opening day win over Cleveland in a matchup of two top AL teams. Joe Fann has six things that stood out from the game.

Jason Rantz

Schools threat police pursuit...

Frank Sumrall

Mother blames police pursuit law for death of daughter

"If the man was able to be pursued and get caught, then he could have been in jail where he belonged," Goldade said.

trans...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: After trans school shooter, Amazon sent tasteless 'solidarity' email

One day after the transgender-identified shooting, Amazon leadership told employees it stands with the transgender community.

spd...

Frank Sumrall

SPOG President: SPD is the 'most accountable agency, bar none'

But allegations of unnecessary force by the (SPD) were down 61% in 2021 compared to 2020, a trend that has continued through 2023.

capital gains tax...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Dems defend WA Supreme Court's racist capital gains tax ruling

The activist Washington State Supreme Court majority redefined the capital gains tax to fit their left-wing, racist ideology.

Democrat bill...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Bill by WA Democrats releases scores of murderers from jail early

The bill allows the newly formed CPB to give early release to dangerous murderers who haven't finished their sentences.

capital gains tax...

Frank Sumrall

Lawyer: WA Supreme Court has 'convoluted opinion' over capital gains tax

The capital gains tax, signed last year by Gov. Jay Inslee, went into effect in Jan. 2022, before it was stopped by lawsuits.

Dave Ross

trump...

Dave Ross

Ross: Trump's post-indictment popularity shows character no longer counts

It finally happened – not only was Donald Trump indicted, he was very indicted, in hindsight, none of it was necessary.

pro-life...

Dave Ross

Ross: Where are all the pro-life activists trying to stop school shootings?

There is one group that has been silent in all this, the pro-life activists who pushed to overturn Roe v Wade.

Nashville shooting...

Dave Ross

Ross: After the Nashville shooting, is this finally enough?

This is another case where all the guns were legally purchased. Yet gun sellers can legally refuse to sell. So where’s the no-buy list?

wealthy...

Dave Ross

Ross: We need to trick the wealthy into wanting to pay the capital gains tax

As the reality of the capital gains tax sets in, we’re seeing pushback from the wealthy. So, I proposed that idea to our 'tax whisperer.'

yacht...

Dave Ross

Ross: Oh no, the capital gains tax could downgrade my yacht purchase

It’s humiliating! I’d have to settle for the Majesty 100 yacht. Now instead of 180 feet, I have to shoehorn my guests into 100 feet?

loss...

Travis Mayfield

Mayfield: Helping others through loss with empathy, care, and memory

Death, loss, and grief are hard things, so when we see others dealing with them sometimes our instinct is to turn away.

Gee & Ursula

schools...

Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Reykdal: Schools must 'make tough choices' with consolidation plans

Superintendant Chris Reykdal talks about the state, the education system, and how recent changes to taxes affects school funding.

downtown Seattle...

Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula debate suspension of downtown business taxes

Seattle business leaders are asking the city to suspend the B&O and JumpStart tax for the next three years as a way to revitalize downtown.

eviction notice...

Frank Sumrall

Eviction notices one of most dangerous jobs a police officer faces

Assaults on officers in Washington state increased in 2022 by nearly 20%. For those serving eviction notices, the percentage nearly doubles.

trump...

Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee Scott: Trump 'has to go to jail, it's not rocket science'

Former President Donald Trump claimed “illegal leaks” indicated he would be arrested Tuesday through posts on Truth Social.

downtown Seattle...

Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

G&U: Why is $100,000 worth equivalent to $49,000 in Seattle?

According to a SmartAsset report, $100,000 in Seattle is worth to roughly $49,000 after adjusting for taxes and cost of living.

downtown Seattle...

Bill Kaczaraba

Big ideas for the city from the head of the Downtown Seattle Association

Jon Scholes, President and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA), has some big ideas on how to bring downtown back to its former glory.

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Seattle Traffic

Mariners Opening Day T-Mobile Park Traffic...

Chris Sullivan

The no fuss guide to getting to Mariners Opening Day

It's here, opening Day for one of the most anticipated Mariners' seasons in decades. What's your plan for getting to the ballpark?

Julie Timm...

Chris Sullivan

6 months in, Sound Transit CEO Julie Timm sits down with Sully

Julie Timm is passionate about transit. She is thoughtful. She took the time to answer all my questions during a sit-down interview.

ferries...

Chris Sullivan

Lawmakers taking hard look at where ferries are built

Lawmakers have a tough decision to make on the ferry service. Do they abandon environmental and wage goals to get new ferries built faster and cheaper?

Hood Canal Bridge...

Chris Sullivan

100+ mile Hood Canal Bridge detour will mess with summer weekends

A 100-mile detour is what drivers will face this summer if their plans take them across the Hood Canal Bridge.

homeless encampment...

Chris Sullivan

WSDOT's homeless initiative showing some early signs of success

I think we all realize just how tough it is to clear homeless camps from the freeway, and only kicking people out doesn't work.

520...

Chris Sullivan

SR-520 drivers won't be getting a lane back for another year

This is not the news westbound State Route 520 drivers want to hear, they will not be getting their second lane back to Interstate 5 any time soon.

Feliks Banel: NW History and All Over The Map

walla walla...

Feliks Banel

Remembering 'The Walla Walla' wall at the Kingdome

Naming the right field wall the 'Walla Walla' was a brilliant suggestion that plays off a wall being doubled and using a regional name.

squirrels...

Feliks Banel

Longview celebrates 100 years with festivities, squirrel bridges

The community began building new squirrel bridges about 11 years ago for an annual event called, naturally, Squirrel Fest.

living memorial...

Feliks Banel

Memorial Stadium’s success as 'living memorial' may have doomed it

'Living memorials' were part of an American movement to memorialize World War II as a break from the past.

This week 210 years ago, Lewis and Clark left Fort Clatsop and headed back home. (AP)...

Feliks Banel

Feliks: Uncovering the buried legacies of Lewis and Clark

Most people think of Fort Clatsop as the final destination of Lewis and Clark, at least one Northwest historian and author disagrees.

tonquin...

Feliks Banel

Radio Sketch: The Tonquin and despair at the mouth of the Columbia River

The arrival of the Tonquin was the subject of a live historical radio sketch performed on Seattle’s Morning News to mark the 212th anniversary

ad campaign...

Feliks Banel

Before it collapsed, WaMu ad campaign was the 'Friend of the Family'

All the failing banks in the news lately remind so many around the Pacific Northwest of a memorable WaMu ad campaign.