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MyNorthwest Staff

Tacoma woman pleads guilty defrauding $600,000 from friends

A 40-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to committing a series of schemes to defraud friends and acquaintances of more than $600,000 over nearly 10 years.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Police charge man with DUI in fatal crash on I-5

At 11:00 a.m. yesterday, July 4, a serious collision occurred on I-5 near 145th St.
(KIRO 7)...
Darren Dedo

Bellevue Police has new transparency and accountability website

The website has crime statistics, trends, community engagement efforts, use of force reports, and information about diversity within the department.
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Air quality dips to unhealthy in some areas due to calm weather and fireworks smoke

Calm weather and light winds around the Puget Sound mean fireworks smoke is going to stick around in the low levels of the atmosphere into Tuesday morning.
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Dalton Day

WA indigenous sovereignty in question after SCOTUS ruling on state-tribal domain

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Federal Government and the State have select, concurrent jurisdiction over Indian country.
A health worker waits at an empty Covid-19 testing center at the Washington State Convention Center...
KIRO 7 News Staff

15 of Washington’s 39 counties reporting high levels of COVID-19

Pierce, Thurston and Lewis counties are among 15 of Washington’s 39 counties that are seeing high transmission of new cases.

Seattle Sports

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The Associated Press

Logan Gilbert wins 10th, surging Mariners sweep sliding Padres

Logan Gilbert earned his 10th win to tie for the major league lead, Sam Haggerty hit his first home run in over two months and the Mariners beat the Padres 6-2 on Tuesday.
Mariners Carlos Santana Eugenio Suárez...
Brent Stecker

Mariners’ Scott Servais: 3 keys to Seattle’s 5 straight series wins

The Mariners wrapped up their fifth straight series win on Tuesday. We got an inside perspective on Seattle's big run from the manager.
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Brent Stecker

More honors for Julio Rodríguez: Mariners rookie is AL Player of the Week

Mariners phenom Julio Rodríguez is adding more than just rookie awards to his mantle now, taking home AL Player of the Week.
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Brent Stecker

Seattle Seahawks chair Jody Allen says team not for sale in statement

Seattle Seahawks chair Jody Allen has shot down any chance of the team being sold in the near future in a statement released Tuesday morning.
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Brent Stecker

Mariners Trade Deadline: What it will take for M’s to be buyers

Longtime MLB reporter Jayson Stark of The Athletic joined Seattle Sports to provide his look at how the Mariners may approach the trade deadline.
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The Associated Press

Seattle Kraken hire Jessica Campbell as 1st female assistant in AHL, add goaltending coach

The Coachella Valley Firebirds, an affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, have hired the American Hockey League’s first female assistant coach.

Jason Rantz

(The Jason Rantz Show)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: School Board director to host 9-year-olds for classes on sexual pleasure, gender ID at sex shop

A controversial school board director is again raising eyebrows, this time for conducting a sex-education class for children as young as 9 years old at a sex shop.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Two Seattle-area churches vandalized, one story keeps getting stranger

St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue wasn't the only church to be vandalized after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. St. Anthony Parish in Renton was also targeted.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Public Schools budget focuses goals exclusively on black students, leaving others behind

SPS intentionally separates students by race, adopting "targeted universalism," which argues that if you treat everyone equally, it might deepen inequality.
Pierce County councilwoman Jani Hitchen (KIRO Newsradio)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Democrat councilmember argues against school safety, mental health focus

In a pithy and poorly argued editorial in the Tacoma News Tribune, Hitchen rejects basic school safety measures -- many she's afforded as councilmember.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Gov Inslee and WA Democrats aren't pro-choice. They're pro-abortion

Inslee and his colleagues are not pro-choice. They're actually pro-abortion. There's a big difference between the two.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Violating policy, SeaTac Airport censored pro-life, conservative customers

The social media manager for SeaTac Airport censored pro-life, political messages it disagreed with by hiding them from its thread.

Dave Ross

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Dave Ross

Ross: Highland Park shooter's published, violent fantasies were a needle in the internet's haystack

The Highland Park shooter is now world-famous because his rap videos seemed to mirror what he was about to do.
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Dave Ross

Ross: The joyful responsibility of raising the next generation

Any of you who are grandfathers or grandmothers know how delightful it is to babysit a two- or three-year-old who is just learning about the world.
Officer who shot, killed Charleena Lyles testifies in inquest (KIRO 7)...
Frank Sumrall

Officer who shot, killed Charleena Lyles testifies in inquest

Seattle police Officer Jason Anderson answered questions before a jury in the King County Child and Family Justice Center.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks to pro-life activists in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Buil...
Dave Ross

Ross: Overturning Roe was just the beginning for conservative lawmakers

Former State Attorney General Rob McKenna explains personhood laws, which give a fetus full human rights, and which could require blood tests to establish paternity within weeks of conception.
Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, describes t...
Dave Ross

Ross: Jan. 6 committee hearing reveals alleged presidential attack of Secret Service agent

The alleged wheel-grab was the most dramatic part of Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony during yesterday’s snap session of the January 6th Committee.
Former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy answers questions after his legal...
Dave Ross

Ross: SCOTUS 'rules' that the 'war' on religion is over. What's next for the faith community?

There will soon be millions more poor children to take care of. School violence, drug abuse, crime, suicide, abortion – these problems are all begging for better solutions.

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson Show

Dori: With ongoing emergency powers, Gov. Inslee imposes permanent vaccine mandate for state workers

A June 30 memo issued by Gov. Jay Inslee says you’re going to need to be vaccinated – and continue to get boosted against COVID-19 before July 2023.
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Frank Sumrall

Dori: King County Sheriff's Office arrests son after killing mother in Shoreline

The mother had a restraining order on her son, but ended up letting him live with her.
Dr. Faisel Khan, King County's next Director of Public Health (KIRO  NewsRadio)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Will KC health director appointee push for mask mandate return after St. Louis finger-flip fray?

Local eyes will be on Khan, who comes from Missouri where he was acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health since February 2021.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Local crimes spike due to more repeat offenders

In the past three days, there have been 14 shootings in Tacoma alone. In King County: 29 shootings in the first 28 days of this month.
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Dori Monson

Dori: 'Just want to coach again' says Bremerton coach after Supreme Court victory

What started as a prayer of thanks on a Kitsap County football field has now ended as a prayer of thanks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, for former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joseph Kennedy.
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Dori Monson

Tiffany Smiley pushes for debate with Patty Murray in U.S. Senate Race

After 14 months of vying to overtake the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic incumbent Patty Murray, who has held the seat for nearly three decades, candidate Tiffany Smiley said she continues to pose the same question to Washington state voters on the campaign trail.

Gee & Ursula

Washington State Cougars running back Deon McIntosh (3) gets into the end zone for a Cougar touchdo...
MyNorthwest Staff

Gee and Ursula's top stories: Future of the Pac-12, Inslee's Vaccine Mandate

KIRO Newsradio’s Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin bring you their top stories on the day on July 1.
Dr. Faisal Khan (King County)...
MyNorthwest Staff

Gee and Ursula: 3 things you need to know on Thursday, June 30

KIRO Newsradio’s Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin bring you their top stories on the day on June 30
The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels clear the benches after Jesse Winker #27 of the Sea...
MyNorthwest Staff

Gee and Ursula's top stories: GOP to eliminate filibuster, Bremerton coach, Mariners-Angels scuffle

Ursula and guest-host Jack Stine discuss the potential elimination of the filibuster, what the future for Bremerton Coach Joseph Kennedy looks like, and how the biggest brawl in baseball this year turned into a surprise pizza party.
Former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy answers questions after his legal...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula's top stories: Bremerton coach, Inslee protecting WA, Pride's seismic return

Ursula and Jack Stine tackle the Bremerton Coach decision, Inslee's promise to make Washington a sanctuary state, and Pride's big return to Seattle.
A committee exhibit shows former Vice President Mike Pence talking on the phone from his secure loc...
MyNorthwest Staff

'Republican Party is in danger,' says Medved in response to Jan. 6 hearings

"I think it's going to be harder and harder for people to defend what happened on January 6," Medved said.
King County interim Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall...
Frank Sumrall

Racial disparities in King County Sheriff's use of force, more data needed says Sheriff

"Black people are 350% more likely to be arrested by the King County Sheriff's Office on a per capita basis," said Gee Scott.

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Seattle Traffic

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Chris Sullivan

8-mile backups possible for Bremerton as Warren Avenue Bridge undergoes construction

The week of July 5 usually signals the start of road construction ramping up, and now it's Bremerton's turn for a major traffic project.
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Chris Sullivan

Rest areas: what's working, what's not? WSDOT looks for the public's input

As you drive around the state during 4th of July weekend, make a note at what you see at rest areas. The Washington Department of Transportation is doing a complete review of them, and it needs your feedback.
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Chris Sullivan

Washington state licensing fees, some tolls to increase Friday

The start of July usually means the start of summer in Washington, but it also means the annual increase of fees approved by the Legislature and the increase of some tolls.
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Chris Sullivan

Upcoming holiday weekends can't escape Revive I-5 construction

WSDOT plans on Revive I-5 construction for most upcoming summer weekends, including Pride and the 4th of July.
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Chris Sullivan

Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll going down, but who should get the savings?

Taxes, fees, and tolls usually never go down once applied, but drivers in Tacoma are about to see a drop in their toll rate on the Narrows Bridge.
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Chris Sullivan

WA State Patrol powerless to clear rest areas of illegal camping

The state's rest areas have become the latest battlefront over homeless encampments, and a recent State Supreme Court ruling has left the police no way to enforce the illegal camping laws.

Northwest History

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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: State agrees to rename Harney Channel in the San Juan Islands

A group of residents of the San Juan Islands believe the time has come to rename a stretch of saltwater known as Harney Channel.
Auto dealer Glen Grant was a ubiquitous presence on local TV in the 1980s - "See me today at Glen G...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Local slogans and jingles are 'audio landmarks'

The little Elephant Car Wash sign may be made an official city landmark next week – but some local businesses that didn’t have neon had memorable jingles and slogans instead, and many endure as “audio landmarks.”
Detail from a map of Indigenous place names published in June 2022 in the City of Kirkland's "Kirkl...
Feliks Banel

'Kirkland Native History Document' spurs debate about Eastside Indigenous history

When the City of Kirkland published a document last week about the Native American history of that part of King County, one local historian wasn’t very happy.
The old piece of lumber which caught Brian Dirks' eye on Easton Ridge. (Courtesy Brian Dirks)...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Searching for Washington’s lost Airway Beacons

If you know where to look a hike in the Cascades goes right past the remnants of a once sprawling nationwide network of transportation infrastructure.
Parkland resident Wendy Freeman speaks at public meeting at Pierce County Annex in favor of preserv...
Feliks Banel

Parkland School advocates score two victories in preservation campaign

Neighbors of Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Parkland on Tuesday night, June 21 chalked up two victories in their continuing battle to save the old 1908 Parkland School - which PLU owns and wants to demolish.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: This airstrip is half in Washington, half in Canada

The next time you’re approaching the international border, imagine for a moment you were bouncing along a gravel runway across the 49th parallel at the controls of your Cessna.