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KIRO 7 News Staff

Suspected mail thief arrested; passports and more seized

A suspected mail thief was arrested early Monday after a Bellevue resident noticed the man on surveillance targeting his mailbox.
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Child dies after car goes into Lake Cushman; driver arrested

A child is dead after a car went over an embankment and into Lake Cushman in Mason County, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. At about 7:10 p.m. on June 27, deputies responded to a report of an incident involving a single car around milepost 13 on State Route 119 at Lake Cushman. According […]
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MyNorthwest Staff

MyNorthwest's daily crime report: Continued violence in Tacoma, Bellevue mail thief caught

Another shooting in Tacoma after 14 other shootings over the past three days, a thief caught with mail, and a motorcyclist killed in a hit and run.
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Man arrested for fatally shooting JBLM soldier

A 37-year-old man was arrested Monday for allegedly shooting and killing a 25-year-old Joint Base Lews-McChord active-duty soldier.
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Associated Press

I-84 reopens in Columbia River Gorge after crash, fuel spill

State transportation officials closed Interstate 84 Monday between Troutdale and The Dalles in Oregon along the Columbia River for hours Monday because of a crash that resulted in a fire and fuel spill.
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks on the White House campus, June 17, 2022, in Washington. The Bide...
Associated Press

Biden aims at China in new illegal fishing policy framework

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat illegal fishing by China, ordering federal agencies to better coordinate among themselves as well as with foreign partners in a bid to promote sustainable exploitation of the world’s oceans. On Monday, the White House released its first ever National Security memo on […]

Seattle Sports

Mariners Jesse Winker...
The Associated Press

Robbie Ray, Jesse Winker lead Mariners to 2-0 win over Orioles

Jesse Winker drove in two runs with a go-ahead double in the eighth, Robbie Ray allowed just one hit over seven innings and the Mariners beat the Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night.
Mariners Carlos Santana...
Brandon Gustafson

Mariners Notebook: Carlos Santana hitting 5th, at 1B in M’s debut

The Mariners' newest addition -- Carlos Santana -- is in the lineup on Tuesday against the Orioles hitting fifth and playing first base.
Mariners Kyle Lewis...
Brandon Gustafson

Mariners Injury Updates: Kyle Lewis and Mitch Haniger progressing

During the latest Scott Servais Show, the Mariners skipper provided promising injury updates for star hitters Kyle Lewis and Mitch Haniger.
Seahawks L.J. Collier...
Brandon Gustafson

Bumpus: Why Seahawks’ L.J. Collier is impressing this offseason

L.J. Collier, the Seahawks' 2019 first-round pick, was spotlighted by ESPN after OTAs and minicamp. Michael Bumpus breaks down the reason.
Mariners Angels Mike Trout...
Brent Stecker

Salk on Mariners: How ex-MLB’er explains Angels’ likely side of story

After talking to some anonymous former MLB players, Mike Salk shared what the Angels' explanation for their beef with the Mariners likely is.
Seahawks Jamal Adams...
Stacy Rost

Bump & Stacy: What to be excited and nervous about with the Seahawks’ secondary

When it comes to the Seahawks' secondary, Bump and Stacy break down two things to be excited about and one lingering question with that unit.

Jason Rantz

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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.
Seatac Traveler...
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.
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KTTH staff

State Sen. Muzzall on bipartisan support of insurance commissioner to resign

State Senator Ron Muzzall-R of Oak Harbor, came on the Jason Rantz show to discuss the scandal and why he thinks both Republicans and Democrats are uniting against Kreidler. 
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Cops rip bigoted Seattle Pride leaders as they ban uniformed officers from LGBT march

Initially, Seattle Pride explained that "all city departments – including SPD – are able to participate as contingents in the parade" this year.
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KTTH staff

Seattle exodus causes small Washington town to invest in new infrastructure

As Seattle housing prices continue to skyrocket, many look outside the city leading to new improvements needed in small towns like Sultan.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: City of Seattle isn't answering police non-emergency line, doesn't track missed calls

To help meet the demands of police abolitionists, the city of Seattle removed the police from handling emergency calls. The transition has been a disaster.

Dave Ross

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.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Every unplanned pregnancy involves a man who refused a vasectomy

25 states will now have the power to require that pregnant women – who choose to live in those states – must give birth.
U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) shakes hands with Steven Engel, former Assistant Attorney General for ...
Dave Ross

Ross: Jan. 6 committee hearings reveal just how far Trump leaned on the Justice Department

Donald Trump wanted to send a letter to state officials saying that the Justice Department has identified significant concerns about the outcome of the election in several states, including Georgia.
Blake Lemoine poses for a portrait in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California on Thursday, Ju...
Dave Ross

Ross: Let's worry about the Google AI's ethics and discretion, not its soul

Google wants a truly conversational search engine, with immediate real-time access to the sum total of online information.
Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss, former Georgia election worker, becomes emotional while testifyin...
Dave Ross

Ross: Let Donald Trump describe a ginger mint as evidence of election fraud under oath

A Ginger Mint. Note, she did not say a hollowed-out Ginger Mint – containing a USB drive, or a roll of microfilm, or the key to a secret safe deposit box – it was a real Ginger Mint. The kind you suck on.
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Dave Ross

Ross: An epiphany about Big Oil while waiting in line at Costco

Since I had to go to Costco anyway, and since I know that they have the cheapest gas, I decided that I would wait in the Costco gas line.

Dori Monson

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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.
The AI chatbots have drawn increased interest during the global virus pandemic, which has led to a ...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Google engineer explains how AI chatbot shows sentient side, might have a soul

Cognitive and computer science expert Blake Lemoine boldly told his employer that the machine showed a sentient side and might have a soul.
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Dori Monson

Dori: Parkland dad protecting preschool daughter during attempted carjacking gets shot in mouth

Adrenalin, parental instincts and lessons learned from his dad kicked into overdrive at the start of Matthew Phillips’s Father’s Day weekend when an attempted carjacker pulled a rifle on him and his 3-year-old daughter in Pierce County.
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Dori Monson

Dori: Local gun stores 'busy as all get out' as firearm debates rage nationwide

With two weeks to go before Washington state enacts tougher gun laws, at least one local firearms retailer says stores like hers are seeing “a buying rush.”
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Dori Monson

Dori: Bellingham dad upset with transgender books for preschoolers: 'let kids be kids'

Bellingham parent Christopher Morris believes preschool should be a time of life when adults need to let “kids be kids.”
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Dori Monson

Dori: Seattle Police guild president calls slower response times a `crisis’ that local leaders ‘don’t grasp’

At a time when the number of police on Seattle streets keeps dropping and crime is rising, response times to life-threatening cases continue to climb

Gee & Ursula

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.
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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.
Richard Sherman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on prior to the game against the Chicago Bears...
Frank Sumrall

Richard Sherman joins Amazon TNF team as the streaming service prepares for its NFL debut

Sherman will join Tony Gonzalez as the two analysts for the Thursday night pregame, halftime, and postgame broadcasts.
shooter drills, schools...
Frank Sumrall

WA Superintendent focuses on school safety with gun violence on the rise

"Our training has gotten a lot more sophisticated for the last four or five years. We always have a framework around student safety," Reykdal said.
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Frank Sumrall

Ursula sounds off on 'fiasco' of Seattle's voided parking tickets

The City of Seattle announced it has nullified approximately 100,000 parking tickets and refunded another 100,000 paid tickets.

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Seattle Traffic

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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.
rest...
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.
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Chris Sullivan

Major milestones ahead for Puget Sound region construction projects

The Main Street Bridge has closed in Bellevue, and now it's time to take it down.
West Seattle Bridge...
Chris Sullivan

West Seattle Bridge opening delayed another two months

West Seattle residents are going to have to wait until September before the high bridge reopens.

Northwest History

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.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Gold Mines, Old Forts and other Northwest history mapped by Oregon man

An Oregon service station owner loved old maps so much, he launched a family business that’s still going strong more than 50 years later.
The 1908 Parkland School in Parkland will be demolished and replaced with apartments, according to ...
Feliks Banel

Parkland School neighbors, alums and former teachers try to save endangered landmark

An old public school is being threatened by a wrecking ball, and the community surrounding it is upset that they weren’t consulted earlier.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: The Mystery of the Phantom Canal

More than 120 years ago – long before the Ballard Locks changed the shape of Seattle’s future – an ambitious entrepreneur dug a canal from Elliott Bay to Beacon Hill in an attempt to connect Puget Sound and Lake Washington  . . . or DID he?!?! Cue the “Unsolved Mysteries” music and alert Robert Stack […]