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Nick Bowman

From taxes to police reform: Seattle council begins work on 2022 wishlist for state lawmakers

Seattle City Council will begin work this week on an early draft of their priorities for the state's upcoming 2022 legislative session. 
MyNorthwest Staff

Sound Transit investigating incident where passengers on disabled train walked into tunnels

Sound Transit is investigating an incident where a stopped train led to passengers exiting into the tunnels shortly after the Apple Cup last Friday.
KIRO Radio Newsdesk

Skagit County road closures 'numerous, widespread' as concerns over flooding continue

Whatcom County is under a voluntary evacuation notice this morning over concerns of more potential flooding as rain continues this week.
KIRO 7 News Staff

Kent mayor issues statement after several shootings in same area

After several days of gun violence on Kent’s West Hill, the city’s mayor issued a statement Sunday.
MyNorthwest Staff

Emerald City Comic Con returns Dec. 2-5 after being cancelled in 2020

Emerald City Comic Con didn't happen in 2020 due to the pandemic, but the popular four-day event returns to Seattle on Dec. 2-5.
MyNorthwest Staff

Forecasters downgrade flood warning for Skagit River

The National Weather Service in Seattle has downgraded the flood peak for the Skagit River.

710 ESPN Seattle

Mariners Robbie Ray...
Brent Stecker

Mariners signing AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray, per reports

The Mariners are finalizing a contract with left-hander Robbie Ray, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, according to reports by several MLB reporters.
Mariners Robbie Ray...
710Sports.com Staff

Mariners Offseason Tracker: Keep up on moves, free agents, more

Keep up with every signing, trade, departure and remaining Mariners free agent with 710Sports.com's M's offseason tracker.
UW Huskies Kalen DeBoer...
Brandon Gustafson

UW Huskies name Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer head coach

The UW Huskies reportedly have their choice to be their next head football coach in Kalen DeBoer, who is in his second year at Fresno State.
Seattle Kraken Jaden Schwartz...
Maura Dooley

3 Seattle Kraken players keying turnaround after 6-game skid

The Seattle Kraken have won three of four against some of the NHL's best teams since ending a six-game losing streak. Maura Dooley breaks down three players who have stepped up.
Mariners Marcus Stroman...
Brent Stecker

Mariners’ new top target may be Marcus Stroman after flurry in free agency

Sunday's busy day of MLB free agency took a bunch of names off the table for the Mariners, but starting pitcher Marcus Stroman remains.
Mariners Adam Frazier...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Breakdown: What you need to know about 2B Adam Frazier

What can Mariners fans expect from Adam Frazier, the 2021 All-Star who Seattle picked up in a trade on Saturday? Brent Stecker takes a deep dive.

Jason Rantz

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.
KTTH staff

Rantz: No consequences for burglars who set off fireworks in Puyallup mall

At the South Hill Mall in Puyallup las week, there was a bizarre and somewhat brazen burglary attempt in which fireworks were set off as a diversion.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Here's why WA officials don't admit COVID death rate is lower than breakthrough case rate

Health officials tout the efficacy of vaccines. They also say virtually nothing about the death rate for unvaccinated COVID patients. Those numbers are nearly identical.
KTTH staff

Former SPD Chief Carmen Best 'flattered' by consideration for NYPD commissioner job

Former SPD Chief Carmen Best spoke to KTTH's Jason Rantz Show to confirm reports that she's in the running for New York's police commissioner role.

Dave Ross

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?
MyNorthwest Staff

UW Medicine’s head of Virology: Live market 'more likely the start' of COVID

Scientists have been trying to trace the actual origins of the virus that causes COVID, to find if it came from a market, a lab, or somewhere else.
MyNorthwest Staff

Study determines the ideal time to sleep based on biological clock

Is there a specific time when you should be going to sleep? Mercer Island MD Dr. Gordon Gohen explains the results of a study from the United Kingdom.
Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle's next mayor promises a drier downtown experience

Yes, people want to be safe downtown, but they would also like to be able to go from store to store in November and December without getting soaked.
MyNorthwest Staff

Check your dishwasher, fridge, and bathroom before hosting for the holidays

We're used to holiday tips, but this is the first time Dave Ross says he's read about the home maintenance you should be doing for the holidays.
Dave Ross

Ross: Maybe God wanted us to see this

Based on the teaching that God is Love, maybe He wanted us to see how good people could end up killing an innocent man.

Dori Monson

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.
Dori Monson

Dori: Woman in wheelchair attacked in Seattle by naked, prolific offender

A Gig Harbor woman with a physical disability alleges that she was victimized by a naked attacker in downtown Seattle earlier this year.
Dori Monson

Dori: Spirit on display during Whatcom County flooding — what you can do to help

A number of community organizations are leading recovery efforts for those displaced by Whatcom County's recent flooding.
Dori Monson

Dori: Rittenhouse found not guilty, but who is responsible for the chaos in Kenosha?

The cases against Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha started with absolute media lies. And what have we learned from it? Apparently, nothing.
Dori Monson

Dori: As families flee public schools, Seattle schools push mandatory vax

In so many ways, it feels as if our schools are at a crossroads. My question: Will they continue to take our kids down a dead-end?

Gee & Ursula

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?
Gee and Ursula Show

Is a high speed rail line through Washington actually realistic, or is it a pipe dream?

Can Washington finally achieve its years-long dream of building a multi-state high speed rail line? So far, the answer remains unclear.
Gee and Ursula Show

Rising wages: Seattle-wide trend, or nonprofit exclusive?

A local nonprofit has pledged to raise the wages of their employees by as much as $20,000, a "trend" Seattle has seen before.
Gee and Ursula Show

Gee & Ursula: Should Washington lawmaker ask colleagues for COVID treatment in El Salvador?

Should state Sen. Doug Ericksen be able to leverage his power as a state lawmaker to receive treatment for COVID-19 while in El Salvador?

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Seattle Traffic

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.
Chris Sullivan

Improvements to I-5 through JBLM have been 'game-changer' for congestion

A new HOV lane on I-5 through JBLM has led to across-the-board decreases in congestion along what's historically been a problematic roadway.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT stepping up its game with revamped website

This weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation will unveil its new website, promising a much more user-friendly experience.

Northwest History

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.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: New Seattle history book for kids recalled by publisher

It’s a twisted tale of a brand-new book for kids all about Seattle, which is being recalled by the publisher just a week after it was released.