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MyNorthwest Staff

Seafair hydroplane race decided by penalty once again, Kelly wins fourth contest

It’s the third consecutive race that Shane saw a win at Seafair taken away via penalty and it’s the fourth consecutive Final at Seafair decided by penalty.
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Kidd Valley announces closure of original 1976 restaurant in University District

The original Kidd Valley restaurant, which opened in 1976, will be permanently closing, according to a Facebook post from Kidd Valley.
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MyNorthwest Staff

State Patrol arrests 21 on suspicion of boating under the influence over Seafair weekend

The Washington State Patrol arrested 21 on suspicion of boating under the influence over Seafair weekend on Lake Washington.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Washington State Ferries to get $38 million in federal funding to upgrade equipment

Washington State Ferries has announced that they will be receiving $38 million in funding from the federal government to invest in infrastructure for the ferry system.
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Associated Press

FAA clears Boeing to resume deliveries of 787 Dreamliner

Federal regulators said Monday they are satisfied with changes Boeing has made in the production of its 787 Dreamliner passenger jet, clearing the way for the company to resume deliveries to airline customers “in the coming days.”
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Darren Dedo

The Crime Blotter: Golf club thief doesn't get a mulligan, Man fires gun to unlock his car

Darren Dedo reports the crime from over the weekend on August 8

Seattle Sports

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Brent Stecker

Salk: We’re still trying to figure the Mariners out — especially 2 things

"It's kind of strange to be in August and still not really know who the Mariners are," Mike Salk said Monday. He went on to explain why.
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The Associated Press

Aaron Judge’s 44th homer helps Yankees beat Mariners 9-4

Aaron Judge homered, Josh Donaldson drove in three runs, and the Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Mariners 9-4.
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Brent Stecker

Mariners Breakdown: Who goes and who stays, Castillo’s big debut

With the Mariners now two-thirds of the way into their season, Bob Stelton reacts to the latest about the team entering the stretch run.
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Joe Fann

Fann: The Mariners are facing a Kyle Lewis conundrum

The Mariners have more players expected to return from the injured list this week. Is Kyle Lewis about to be the odd-man out?
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Brent Stecker

Bump’s Seahawks Breakdown: Who leads in starting CB battle?

Other than QB, the Seahawks' most wide-open competition is at cornerback. Michael Bumpus details the earlier leaders in the battle.
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Brent Stecker

How Mariners’ Adam Frazier found his groove with the bat

Adam Frazier has been the Mariners' hottest hitter as of late. He talked to Wyman and Bob about how he got comfortable at the plate.

Jason Rantz

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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Watch 80-year-old defend privacy rights in trans locker room controversy

An 80-year-old Port Townsend woman defended her right to privacy after encountering a biological male in a YMCA-managed shower facility. She was banned as a result.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle residents, business fight homelessness, upsetting activists and media

The one-ton concrete blocks prevent broken-down RVs and tents from occupying the space. They're being placed, mostly, anonymously.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA schools intentionally, dangerously lie to parents about their child's 'identity'

Educators will not reveal gender identity, different names, and even mental health concerns that could help parents connect them with mental health experts.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Asian Giant Murder Hornet name changed over 'stigma', racism

The ecologic impacts of the Asian Giant Murder Hornets are considerable, prompting a campaign by the Department of Agriculture to eradicate the insects.
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Frank Sumrall

Local businesses hurting as Tacoma Link extension construction drags on

"I was told lies across the board. We were told this was a worthwhile project. It's not," Steven Salamone, owner of Salamone's Pizza, said.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle activist invites homeless to her home, immediately regrets it

Apparently, you're supposed to keep vulnerable people outside to suffer in the heat, rather than offering them access to electricity and clean water.

Dave Ross

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Dave Ross

Ross: Peace and quiet as Seafair show noise ends

Seafair is over, the noise has stopped, and the noise discussion can be mothballed until next year.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Housing inventory on the rise in the Pacific Northwest, most available units since 2019

Alongside increased inflation, mortgage rates have spiked nationally, with July's 5.41% mark the highest since June 2009 (5.42%).
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Dave Ross

Ross: Alex Jones concedes he is 100% a career liar in Sandy Hook defamation case

Do you celebrate because now, even Alex Jones who made a career out of claiming that everything from the Oklahoma City Bombing to Sandy Hook was staged by the government – that even he at last believes?
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Dave Ross

Ross: We need our ferries fully staffed to stay afloat, even if it means dropping vaccine mandates

Yesterday it happened again – the already-crippled ferries running from West Seattle had to be cut down to one boat because of mechanical problems.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Don't let this election get stolen ... by apathy

Some of you are going to be participating in a stolen election ... because you won’t vote today.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Organ donor families finally get a chance to reconnect with the lives their loved ones saved

It was three years ago on this show that we ran an interview with a friend of mine, Jeff Siddqui, about his heart transplant;

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Port Townsend Woman, 80, banned from pool after dispute with biological male in women’s shower

“I saw a man in a woman’s bathing suit watching maybe four or five little girls pulling down their suits in order to use the toilet,” Jaman recalled.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Tim Eyman’s ‘ultimate revenge’ against WA AG ‘is my continued political activism’

Tim Eyman has been forced to sell his Mukilteo home as financial restitution for more than $5.6 million in penalties and legal fees.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Man arrested for murder used sword, his mom calls WA State's mental health system 'a total mess'

“It’s like watching them die,” Bonnie Smith told Dori Monson Show listeners Tuesday. “The son I knew no longer hardly exists in that body.”
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: 'Senseless' Seattle road-rage incident leads to deadly shooting while victim’s friends grieve

What started as a routine mid-morning trip to Costco to get his morning coffee ended in death for a Seattle man 11 days ago, and now Bob Jensen’s friends are asking why the driver who shot him hasn’t been arrested.
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Frank Sumrall

James Webb telescope sets course for new era of astronomy studies

The image, named "Webb's First Deep Field," is the first full-color image from the $10 billion observatory that launched into space last year.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Dori: Homeland Special Agent leads local fentanyl drug bust, looks for long-term solutions

In the past week, Hammer's team discovered and shut down a fentanyl lab that was manufacturing pills in Whatcom County.

Gee & Ursula

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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

King County mayors pen appeal for help with rise in crime, spar with prosecuting attorney

The collective of mayors want King County and the state to assist their cities, as they are facing a "disturbing" rise in crime.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula’s Top Stories: The Blue Angels' return is 'overrated'

Griner faces 9-year sentence in Russia, Alaska Airlines accused of racial discrimination, and Gee gives out his hottest take about the Blue Angels.
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Frank Sumrall

Gee and Ursula's Top Stories: Early primary results are in, hazard pay ends next month

Hosts Gee and Ursula discuss early primary results, the end of hazard pay, and how Amazon saved the day after a fundraiser went viral to stop rent hikes.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Feds spotlight Aurora in human trafficking crackdown, arrest 70 in PNW

On average, 300 people buy sex along Aurora Avenue in King County every day, according to HSI Special Agent Jayme McFarland.
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Frank Sumrall

'It's going to be a fun second half of the year,' Mariners announcer Rick Rizzs declares despite recent injuries

The rookie All-Star has 18 home runs and 57 RBIs on a .271 batting average through 96 games while substantially leading the AL Rookie of the Year race.
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Frank Sumrall

Gee and Ursula debate legalizing prostitution as western states start to consider the idea

Prostitution on Aurora Ave has become so severe, it became the subject of a documentary, released this year, called "Sweetheart Deal."

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Seattle Traffic

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Chris Sullivan

I-5 construction persists through Seafair weekend with WSDOT halfway through revival project

This is about as busy of a summer weekend as you can get in Seattle, but construction will not be taking any time off, this is Seafair Weekend.
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Chris Sullivan

A driver's guide for passing and slow-moving vehicles

Slow-moving vehicles and risky passers are a deadly combination. With about a month left of summer, it's time for a good reminder on the rules.
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Chris Sullivan

Construction won't ease just because the hot Mariners are hosting Houston

Friday's game against Houston is sold out, and T-Mobile Park will be near capacity but guess what?  Construction isn't going to be taking the weekend off.
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Chris Sullivan

Des Moines betting on fast ferry service to attract visitors

What's old is new again for Puget Sound transportation. Decades after turning our back on the water, one city is using it for congestion relief and a development spark.
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Chris Sullivan

Another busy construction weekend to get in your way

It shouldn't be as bad as last weekend, but construction will once again get in your way over the next three days.
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Chris Sullivan

HOV lanes and left lane camping explained, again

It's time to revisit one of our favorite topics: the HOV lane and left-lane camping.

Northwest History

Mount Baker is visible from Baker Lake Road, not far from Koma Kulshan Guard Station, on the way to...
Feliks Banel

Destination HISTORY: Centuries of stories along Baker Lake Trail

The Upper Baker Dam, located in Whatcom County and within the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, is from that earlier era.
Fred Beckey's three-volume "Cascade Alpine Guide" is a Northwest climber's bible. (Via Ebay)...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: ‘Old and bold’ climber and author Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey passed away five years ago at age 94 and he was climbing right to the end. He was much celebrated while he was alive
Vicky Cayetano, known at the time as Vicky Tiu, starred alongside Elvis Presley in a movie filmed a...
Feliks Banel

Elvis Presley’s Seattle movie co-star running for governor of Hawaii

In other election news not related to Washington’s August 2 primary, in the summer of 1962, the World’s Fair was underway at what’s now Seattle Center.
Marines burning an "enemy" shed at what's now Magnuson Park on August 3, 1952 as part of a dramatic...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Submarine, fighter planes and Marines attacked what’s now Magnuson Park

It was 70 years ago this week when a sleepy neighborhood along Lake Washington in Seattle became ground zero for a show-stopping Cold War military exercise.
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Feliks Banel

Elwha On The Rocks: Washington Ferry Crash Inspired Song and Drink

One of the most infamous episodes in Washington State Ferry System history began with a typical run out of Anacortes, late one Sunday afternoon in October 1983.
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Feliks Banel

Making 'scents' of how Seattle smelled a century ago

That same collection of smells has been around for at least the past several decades. But what did Seattle smell like a hundred years ago or even two hundred years ago?