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State lawmaker floats proposal to curb recent rise in catalytic converter thefts

A Washington state lawmaker in Longview has filed legislation designed to stymie a recent rise in catalytic converter thefts.
KIRO 7 News Staff

Officials: Snohomish County teen falsely accused classmate of threatening school shooting

Charges have been referred for a 13-year-old Snohomish County teen for falsely accusing a classmate of threatening a school shooting.
Nicole Jennings

State auditor: Unemployment office needed stronger checks to prevent employee fraud

In a new report, the state Auditor's Office says a lack of checks at the Employment Security Department allowed a former employee to get away with fraud.
MyNorthwest Staff

Amber Alert: Missing teen may be in stolen Chevy Trailblazer with sex offender

Police in Idaho have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 15-year-old girl who may be in the rural area of Columbia County. On Tuesday, police said the victim and a suspect are believed to be traveling in a stolen Chevy Trailblazer.
MyNorthwest Staff

Amazon unveils workforce development partnership for Washington high school students

A new partnership with Amazon means more than 2,000 high school students in Washington can earn certain computer-tech certifications.
KIRO Radio Newsdesk

Extra security at Monroe High School after rumored threat on social media

Reports of a threat on social media prompted added security at Monroe High School on Monday. No immediate danger was discovered.

710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Wilson Metcalf...
Brent Stecker

Salk: Why Seahawks just now started to play more aggressively

The Seahawks played much more aggressively on Sunday, and it led to success. So why didn't they do that sooner? Mike Salk has five possible reasons.
WSU UW Huskies Jayden de Laura...
Brent Stecker

Jake Heaps reacts to new OC hires for UW Huskies, WSU Cougars

Both the UW Huskies and WSU Cougars are filling out their coaching staffs. Jake Heaps looks at the team's new offensive coordinators.
Seattle Kraken Penguins...
Andy Eide

Can Seattle Kraken rebound after best win followed by disappointing loss?

The Seattle Kraken had won five of their last seven before Monday night's tough 6-1 loss to the Penguins. Andy Eide looks at what happened.
Seahawks Carlos Dunlap...
The Associated Press

Seahawks show some resolve in snapping losing streak

What the Seattle Seahawks showed on Sunday in its 30-23 win over San Francisco should be recognized after having lost six of seven.
Seattle Kraken Grubauer...
The Associated Press

Seattle Kraken give up 3 quick goals, fall 6-1 to Penguins

Sidney Crosby and Danton Heinen scored 25 seconds apart early in the first period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Seattle Kraken 6-1 on Monday night.
Seahawks Pete Carroll Russell Wilson...
Brent Stecker

Huard’s insight on where Jody Allen stands on direction of Seahawks

Brock Huard explains how a recent report from the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo on Seahawks chair Jody Allen is consistent with what he's heard.

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Prosecutor wants bulletproof glass to protect from criminals it lets out

The King County Prosecutor's Office is advocating for bulletproof glass to protect its offices from some of the very criminals it refuses to prosecute.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle school violence surges after police ban, district won't reconsider decision

Violence is nothing new for South Seattle. It prompted extra police patrols near at least four schools in the district, according to a police source.
KTTH staff

Councilmember: Snohomish County sales tax increase getting 'rushed with minimal transparency'

Snohomish County Council could soon pass a 0.1% sales tax increase, as part of a process Councilmember Nate Nehring says is littered with issues.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WSU amplifies claim that farmers markets, food charity are 'white supremacy' in action

Washington State University is amplifying claims that farmers markets and food charities are examples of "white supremacy" and "white dominant culture."
Jason Rantz

Rantz: There's only one Kshama Sawant recall result that truly matters

Socialist Seattle City Council firebrand Kshama Sawant faces voters on Dec. 7 for her recall election. There's only one result that tells us something.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle-area teacher recorded during vulgar, anti-police Kyle Rittenhouse rant

A teacher in the Northshore School District was recorded during a vulgar and one-sided rant about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

Dave Ross

MyNorthwest Staff

Economist: Lack of affordable homes in Puget Sound region is 'lunacy'

Buying a home in the Puget Sound region has always been pricey, but recently, affordable options have all but disappeared from the market.
Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle's 'block the box' cameras could end up punishing the wrong drivers

Seattle will soon start using cameras to ticket drivers blocking intersections, but it might end up punishing law-abiding drivers for being unlucky.
MyNorthwest Staff

Mercer Island MD explains long-term health risks of viral infection, links to nervous system disorder

A Mercer Island MD explores link between influenza infection and the long-term development of Parkinson's disease.
Dave Ross

Ross: The doorbells have made me paranoid

I suddenly became aware last week of the effect that this crowd-sourcing of security can have even on law-abiding citizens – by which I mean, me.
MyNorthwest Staff

Federal Way looks to ramp up police hiring in wake of rise in gun violence

After a recent spike in violence in South King County, Federal Way Mayor Jim Farrell says something has to be done. He explains his city's plan.
KIRO Radio staff

Mayfield: Far more than meets the eye when it comes to how we use emojis

We have words, yet sometimes they aren’t enough. That's where emojis come in, giving us a way to express ourselves to loved ones.

Dori Monson

Dori Monson Show

Years-long saga of Ballard Commons homeless encampment ends, but why now?

Seattle has officially ordered the removal of the homeless encampment at the Ballard Commons Park, effective Dec. 7.
Dori Monson Show

Brian Kilmeade says he doesn't support Fauci-Nazi comparisons

Brian Kilmeade, of the Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox Radio, told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that he doesn't support comparisons of Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazis.
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Rebuffed by City of Seattle, grassroots volunteers get 'Lawn Mower Man' off the streets

After more than a year of terrorizing Ballard neighbors with noise from his encampment, Seattle’s “Lawn Mower Man” has agreed to accept shelter placement.
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Is it time to cut-and-run for Seattle barber?

The owner of Steele Barber, with two Seattle locations, says repeat vandals and burglars with no help from city officials has him "closer to (his) limit."
Dori Monson Show

Kent mayor: After rash of shootings, 'my residents are scared (but) I’m not giving up'

Multiple shootings marred a four-day Thanksgiving weekend for many cities in the Puget Sound area, but few more so than the city of Kent.
Dori Monson

Dori: King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announces Congressional run

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announced his candidacy on Monday for Washington's 8th District Congressional seat.

Gee & Ursula

Gee and Ursula Show

Seattle family who knew Michigan school shooter says he was exposed to violence at young age

A Seattle-area woman whose son was once a friend of the accused Michigan school shooter says she questioned his mother and father's parenting styles.
Gee and Ursula Show

Implicating Washington’s abortion laws, Supreme Court debates Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme court is poised to undermine a landmark decision upholding a woman’s right to choose abortion, Roe v. Wade.
Gee and Ursula Show

Gee and Ursula: Is it too soon to return to in-person Santa photos?

Santa Claus is back to his normal December duties at local malls. But is it too soon for in-person photos, especially without masks?
Gee and Ursula Show

Gee Scott says UW football fans need to have 'patience' with new coach

The UW football team has a new head coach: Kalen DeBoer, who was most recently at Fresco State. KIRO Radio's Gee Scott shares his opinion of the hire.
Gee and Ursula Show

Are you among the 11.5% of Americans not buying holiday gifts in 2021?

The Gee and Ursula Show discusses a survey that says a record number of Americans won't be buying holiday gifts this year.
Gee and Ursula Show

Beyond the defund debate: Will new SPD budget deliver on promise of reform?

Did Seattle City Council's recently passed 2022 budget do enough to address calls for police reform dating back to the summer of 2020?

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Seattle Traffic

Chris Sullivan

Seattle delivers on street resurfacing projects after pandemic delay

While the city's attention rests with more high-profile projects, SDOT has quietly kickstarted several street resurfacing projects.
Chris Sullivan

Sound Transit says light rail cable break after Apple Cup unprecedented

Sound Transit still doesn't know why the cable broke on a light rail train, stranding passengers in the tunnel last week after the Apple Cup.
Chris Sullivan

Are flying cars the real future of personal travel in the Northwest?

Local engineer Steve Tibbets envisions a future of on-demand, electric, personal air vehicles carrying us to our destinations.
Chris Sullivan

20 months into the closure, workers return to West Seattle Bridge

Workers finally returned to the closed West Seattle Bridge on Monday, promising to have it open to the public by the middle of 2022.
Chris Sullivan

Washington tow truck drivers beg state lawmakers for more protection on roads

Tow truck drivers are begging the state Legislature for more protection after a deadly year on Washington's roads.
Chris Sullivan

Washington State Ferries to slowly start returning normal service this week

Ferry riders have been struggling with a reduced sailing schedule for about a month now, but there could be some service improvements coming.

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: San Juan Islands residents seek to rename passage honoring notorious Army officer

A group of residents of the San Juan Islands believe the time has come to rename a stretch of saltwater known as Harney Channel.
Feliks Banel

How crucial pieces of Northwest history are being preserved via Facebook

Groups concerned with local history have come to depend on Facebook perhaps more than any other type of arts or cultural organization.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Thanksgiving Island Mystery solved?

“The Mystery of Thanksgiving Island” – a ‘cold case’ about the origins of that name – may just have been cracked wide open by a KIRO Radio listener. 
Feliks Banel

Special 50th anniversary broadcast: Infamous Northwest skyjacking

KIRO Radio presents a special broadcast called "COOPER 5-0," marking the 50th anniversary of the DB Cooper skyjacking of Nov. 24, 1971.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Can you solve the mystery of Thanksgiving Island?

Pretty much everyone has heard of Easter Island and Christmas Island, but what about Thanksgiving Island right here in the Pacific Northwest?
Feliks Banel

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