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MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle City Light contributes $4.5 million to preserving Skagit Valley headwater

This week the Seattle City Council finalized a deal to contribute $4.5 million to the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission.
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Micki Gamez

Western Washington 4th of July fireworks: where to watch and when

Where and when to watch fireworks for this year's 4th of July celebrations around Western Washington.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle looks to transition RV-dwellers into housing with reworked 'safe lot' program

KCRHA has awardedLIHI $1.9 million to relocate 50 homeless RV-dwellers into permanent housing via a “safe lot” program.
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Christine Clarridge

Puget Sound crabbing starts Friday

Crabbing seasons starts July 1 in most Puget Sound areas.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Sound Transit to run extended service on Link for July 4

ST Express and T Link to run on Sunday schedule; no Sounder service.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Dedo's daily crime report: Hit and run with cop car, thief caught in sting operation

A hit and run with a police vehicle shuts down a Tacoma intersection, a man is arrested for retail theft in Bellevue, and an update on a shooting in Tacoma last Sunday.

Seattle Sports

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The Associated Press

Dylan Teves scores first MLS goal, Seattle Sounders beat Toronto 2-0

Dylan Teves scored his first MLS goal in his first start to help the undermanned Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC 2-0 on Saturday night.
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Associated Press

Toro’s single in 9th sends Mariners over Athletics

Abraham Toro singled home the winning run in the ninth to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Saturday.
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Brandon Gustafson

Cal Raleigh discusses his hot hitting, working with Mariners pitching, more

Starting catcher Cal Raleigh discussed plenty during a visit with Wyman & Bob, including his hot hitting and catching Mariners pitching.
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Brandon Gustafson

Bumpus: The hardest part of Seahawks OC Shane Waldron’s job in 2022

With no Russell Wilson, what will be the hardest part of Seahawks OC Shane Waldron's job in 2022? Michael Bumpus breaks it down.
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The Associated Press

Sean Murphy’s 2 RBIs lift Oakland A’s to 3-1 win over Mariners

Sean Murphy delivered a pair of key two-out hits, including a home run, and the A's beat the Mariners 3-1 to snap a four-game losing streak.
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Stacy Rost

Upon Closer Inspection: Bump & Stacy’s focus on Seahawks’ RB situation

What should Seahawks fans be excited and worried about when it comes to the RB position in 2022? Bump & Stacy break it down.

Jason Rantz

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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.
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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.
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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. 

Dave Ross

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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.
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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.
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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.

Dori Monson

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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.
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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.
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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.

Gee & Ursula

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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
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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.
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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.
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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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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.

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Seattle Traffic

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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.
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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.

Northwest History

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.
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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.