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KIRO 7 News Staff

Students protest outside Seattle Public Schools building

More than 100 students chanted and held signs outside the Seattle Public Schools district office Wednesday demanding change.
KIRO 7 News Staff

Bothell High School closed Thursday due to safety concern

Bothell High School will be closed on Thursday due to a safety concern, according to a release from the North Shore School District to families.
Nicole Jennings

Make pre-holiday vaccine appointments early amid run on boosters

Some Washington residents are having trouble getting boosters quickly. With the holidays approaching, it's good to make an appointment now.
Hanna Scott

Oso families secure final $4.8 million for permanent memorial

Families of those lost in the Oso slide in 2014 got official word this week that they secured the remaining $4.8 million needed for a permanent memorial.
Nick Bowman

UW Virology: 'A matter of time' before omicron variant surfaces in Washington

In Washington, local health leaders believe that the omicron variant is likely to surface in the state sometime in the coming weeks.
KIRO Radio Newsdesk

South Puget Sound Community College offers first-of-its-kind craft brewing degree

The city of Tumwater, which is working to become a center for craft brewing and distilling, was visited by the governor this week.

710 ESPN Seattle

MLB Rob Manfred...
The Associated Press

MLB Commissioner Manfred: Union proposals would damage small markets

MLB is in its first lockout in years and commissioner Rob Manfred insists that the players' proposals would hurt many teams.
WSU HC Jake Dickert...
Brandon Gustafson

Bumpus: Why WSU made right call giving Jake Dickert the HC job

The WSU Cougars gave Jake Dickert the full-time HC gig after a 3-2 finish in 2021. Michael Bumpus explains why that was the right decision.
Seahawks John Schneider, Pete Carroll...
Stacy Rost

Rost: Key missteps that have the Seahawks in unfamiliar territory

The Seahawks are trending down and there have been a number of issues the last few years that have contributed to that, Stacy Rost writes.
Mariners Crawford Haniger...
Mike Salk

Salk: Mariners’ first 2 moves exciting step toward offseason they need

Two moves in, the Mariners have put themselves in position to have a great offseason, writes 710 ESPN Seattle's Mike Salk.
Seattle Kraken Red Wings...
The Associated Press

Seattle Kraken fall 4-3 to Detroit Red Wings in first shootout

Adam Erne scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Detroit Red Wings won their fourth straight game by beating the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Wednesday night.
WSU ASU...
The Associated Press

WSU beats Arizona State 51-29 to open Pac-12 play

Noah Williams returned from a neck injury to score 14 points and WSU overcame an ugly first half to open Pac-12 play with a 51-29 win over Arizona State.

Jason Rantz

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.
KTTH staff

Kent mayor connects string of recent shootings to King County's 'lax prosecution of drug crimes'

Kent Mayor Dana Ralph discusses how a recent state supreme court ruling has impeded King County's ability to prosecute drug crimes.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle School Board hides findings that its members harassed Black staff

Two Seattle Public School board directors who claim to be anti-racist progressives were found guilty of harassing, intimidating, and bullying Black staff.
KTTH staff

King County Councilmember calls for the re-funding of police

Fresh off his reelection, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is calling for the re-funding of police. But will it pass in a Democrat-led council?
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA Democrat's anti-gun bill banned 21-gun salute, insulting veterans

In last year's anti-gun bill, Democrats ended up banning the 21-gun salute. It is insulting to our veterans. One lawmaker hopes to change it.

Dave Ross

KIRO Radio staff

Mayfield: What if we shared our grief with our holiday cheer this year?

Its December and holiday cheer is everywhere, but not for all of us. So, what if this season we shared the cheer and the grief?
MyNorthwest Staff

'Fingerprints of warming planet' amid Seattle area's year of record-breaking weather

When meteorologist Ted Buehner last joined KIRO Radio, the temperature was reaching triple digits. Five months later, there has been record rainfall.
KIRO Radio staff

Mayfield: More hope now than ever for cure to decades-long epidemic

Decades after HIV and AIDS first surfaced, there's more hope than ever for an eventual cure within the next decade.
MyNorthwest Staff

South King County mayors demand action from state to end rash of violence

Multiple mayors in South King County are banding together to combat a violent trend after seven people were shot in four days. 
KIRO Radio staff

Mayfield: Focusing less on money and more on giving

What if we focused on giving more every day? And what if -- beyond money -- we gave more love, wisdom, and leadership?
KIRO Radio staff

Mayfield: How scared of the omicron variant should we actually be?

The omicron variant is stranding travelers and rattling markets. It just sounds scary, but what if we're getting ahead of ourselves?

Dori Monson

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.
Dori Monson

Dori: Tri-Cities florist settles with gay couple over refusal to sell them wedding flowers

Richland, Washington, flower shop owner Barronelle Stutzman has settled with the ACLU, citing her Southern Baptist faith as reason for the refusal.
Dori Monson

Dori: Homeland Security Special Agent on surge in drug trafficking, fentanyl deaths

Homeland Security Investigations agent Robert Hammer describes the surge in illegal drugs, and related death counts across the nation.

Gee & Ursula

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?
Gee and Ursula Show

'It hurts': KIRO Radio hosts react in wake of Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

KIRO Radio's Gee Scott, Aaron Mason, and Andrew Lanier provide their thoughts following the Friday acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.
Gee and Ursula Show

As pandemic still looms in Washington, 'your level of concern is up to you' for holiday travel

Washington health officials are urging caution for those who plan to travel for the holidays. But how concerned should people be?

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Seattle Traffic

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.
Chris Sullivan

Light rail trains finally testing on East Link tracks

Light rail cars are running on the East Link tracks in the first phase of systems integration testing before service begins in 2023.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT workforce shortage could mean more closed roads this winter

The vaccine mandate and a global lack of workers is expected to impact the state's ability to clear the snow from roads and keep the mountain passes open.

Northwest History

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

KIRO Radio ready to serve in case of emergency

KIRO Radio is proud to have partnered for years with FEMA to provide unique communications facilities and capabilities in the event of an emergency.
Feliks Banel

World War II Navy chapel is still sacred to Shoreline residents

Tucked away in a forested part of Shoreline is a unique artifact dating to World War II and a once-sprawling U.S. Navy hospital.