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schools...
KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

Several schools delayed, closed as winter storms approach

School districts across Western Washington are making schedule changes to prepare for the upcoming winter weather projected this afternoon.
Police stepping up patrols after Everett shootings (Photo from KIRO 7)...
Deborah Horne, KIRO 7 News

Stepped up police patrols after violent weekend in south Everett neighborhood

A North Sound neighborhood is on edge after a holiday weekend of gun violence including a dramatic crash and a death.
Holiday flight problems at SEA (Photo from KIRO 7)...
Graham Johnson, KIRO 7 News

SEA security lines stretched into parking garage two mornings in a row

Security lines briefly stretched into the parking garage on both Sunday and Monday mornings at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
embryos...
Micki Gamez

Oregon couple births twins using 30 year old embryos

According to CNN, the couple has four other children from ages 2 to 8. However, they were reportedly conceived naturally.
ATM theft...
Colleen West, KIRO 7 News

One-ton ATM dragged from Northgate bank found on roadside

Three men used a van and a chain to rip out an ATM from a bank’s vestibule wall early Monday, leaving a trail of destruction behind.
Giving Machine...
Bill Kaczaraba

'Light the World' Giving Machines coming to Bellevue

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring the Light the World Giving Machine at Bellevue Downtown Park.

Seattle Sports

Mariners White Sox Abreu...
Joe Fann

Fann: Astros just sent reminder to Mariners they’re not going anywhere

The Mariners should feel a sense of urgency to make another upgrade after the Astros signed former AL MVP José Abreu on Monday, writes Joe Fann.
Mariners offseason Joey Gallo...
Brandon Gustafson

4 names to watch to fill Mariners’ OF, left-handed bat needs

Among the Mariners' remaining needs this offseason is a corner outfielder and a left-handed bat. Brandon Gustafson breaks down players who check both boxes.
Seahawks Raiders...
The Associated Press

Poor run defense threatens to stall Seahawks’ playoff push

The Seahawks appeared to fix their problems stopping the run in a four-game win streak, but after two straight losses, was it a mirage?
UW Huskies Michael Penix Jr...
Brandon Gustafson

What does the future hold for UW Huskies QB Michael Penix Jr.?

Should star UW Huskies QB Michael Penix Jr. go pro or return to Washington in 2023? Brock Huard and Mike Salk have very different opinions.
Seahawks Pete Carroll...
Brandon Gustafson

Pete Carroll Show Takeaways: Areas where Seahawks must get better

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll broke down Seattle's OT loss to Vegas on Seattle Sports, including recent struggles at the line of scrimmage.
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Mike Lefko

After changing their expectations, Seahawks now have must-win stakes

The Seahawks are currently not in a playoff spot an abrupt change from their situation after a four-game win streak put them atop the NFC West.

Jason Rantz

snow...
Frank Sumrall

Cliff Mass: Here's where it will snow in Seattle area Tuesday

Snow will turn to rain overnight Tuesday for most of the lowlands while, in the mountains, snow will become even heavier snow Tuesday night into Wednesday.
western state hospital...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: State knowingly hired, promoted felon now accused of stealing from patients

Western State Hospital knowingly hired and promoted a prolific offender. It didn't end well for the patients in his care, nor taxpayers.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Incompetent SeaTac Airport design nightmare for Thanksgiving travel

Leave it to SeaTac Airport to "upgrade" a terminal to make it less efficient and more miserable. The new International Arrivals Facility (IAF) and Passport Control area is an absolute, perplexing, and intentional disaster.
Patrick pukes...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: A friend asks Patrick to wait at bus stop while he pukes

A friend asked Patrick to wait at a Seattle bus stop while he goes to puke via a touching, complex, and hand-written note.
Despite a rise in crime, some on the City Council - including Teresa Mosqueda - are trying to defun...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Councilmembers are trying to defund the police again

Despite a rise in crime, some on the City Council are trying to defund the Seattle Police Department again.
racism claim...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Racism claim against local high school doesn’t add up, media rushes to judgment

"On more than five occasions, we had players coming to the sideline enraged from the racist remarks they were hearing from Stanwood players."

Dave Ross

election...
Dave Ross

Ross: Another year without any major election fraud issues in sight

We’re three weeks past the election - and, based on what I’m reading, there’s no indication of any organized attempt to change or steal votes
Thanksgiving dinner...
Dave Ross

Ross: How to keep your Thanksgiving peaceful this year

I know Americans define Thanksgiving as a holiday to remind us all why we moved away from our relatives. But it doesn't have to be that way.
pilot...
Dave Ross

Ross: Could planes only have one pilot someday?

Just one pilot in the cockpit. That would free up more pilots to compensate for crew shortages, and of course, save money.
holiday...
Dave Ross

Ross: Want to solve holiday travel? Just live closer to your family

The answer to solving holiday travel is always the same – the best time to fly is when nobody else is flying.
young voters...
Dave Ross

Ross: Young voters are key to Democrat wins, if they can get a high turnout

It said that young voters “delivered on President Joe Biden’s hopes they would turn out in the mid-terms,” and that voters under 30 were key.
Seattle roadside graffiti...
Dave Ross

Ross: Graffiti along the 'gateway to Seattle' is embarrassing

Time to put this graffiti out of its misery. Painting it over doesn't work. So, I'll say it again: put up artificial vegetation.

Dori Monson

crypto...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: FTX crypto scandal hits Washington bank, politicians

Unlike Bitcoin, “crypto is the Wild West” with no regulations on truth in advertising, Brewer added.
Apple Cup rivalry...
Dori Monson Show

Apple Cup rivalry: Couple’s ashes to be buried in UW, WSU helmets

The Apple Cup kicks off for UW and WSU this Saturday, but one married couple is taking the rivalry to their own eventual 'end zone.'
Tacoma carjacking...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: 9-year-old resolved to protect mom after Tacoma carjacking

Emily and her 9-year-old son tell the harrowing story of how they survived a recent carjacking at their Tacoma home.
Light Rail Homeless...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Seattle rider giving up on mass transit after feeling 'less safe'

After nearly 20 years of riding mass transit in the Seattle area, one woman tells Dori that she will be driving her car from now on.
russell...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Family ‘wrecked’ after two-time ‘Three Strikes’ killer gets early release

A convicted killer and two-time “Three Strikes, You’re Out” offender in Southwest Washington is now eligible to be freed from prison in as few as five years.
cryptocurrency...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Is your cryptocurrency part of the new FTX scandal?

Worse than Enron. That’s what experts are calling the FTX financial scandal still erupting before cryptocurrency investors’ eyes.

Gee & Ursula

tree lighting...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula to host Seattle Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The annual tree lighting ceremony in downtown Seattle this Friday has a new twist: Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin!
Love trumps hate Colorado Springs...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: 'Where does the hate come from?' in LGBTQ+ nightclub shooting

Gee & Ursula take on the difficult question of 'Where is all the hate coming from?' in light of the Colorado Springs shooting.
thanksgiving...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

The most reviled Thanksgiving food in Washington state

A map created with geotagged Twitter data by a food website identified the most reviled Thanksgiving food in each state.
Tina Podlodowski...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Podlodowski reportedly threatened funding to Dems who supported Anderson

Tina Podlodowski, the chair of Washington's Democratic Party reportedly threatened to cut campaign funding for another local Democrat.
King County addition...
Bill Kaczaraba

King County Councilmember pushes proposal to fight addiction

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is pushing a proposal to use $5 million to support social and human service workers.
Housing...
Bill Kaczaraba

Study: Former discriminatory housing practices contributed to 'Wealth Gap'

A new study shows that former discriminatory housing practices helped contribute to the 'wealth gap' across western Washington.

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Seattle Traffic

Ramp support needs to be replaced...
Chris Sullivan

Demolition of cracking 520 project column to begin soon

We found out earlier this month that a concrete column built just this year on the 520 project is already crumbling and needs to be replaced.
Thanksgiving travel Sea-Tac Airport...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: How to survive the airport over Thanksgiving

You better have your game face ready, Thanksgiving is going to be rough. I've put together some helpful hints to make it as painless as possible
I-5...
Chris Sullivan

Revive I-5 racing weather to finish in Seattle-area

The forecast calls for nothing but sunshine this weekend, but the Revive I-5 project won't be able to finish because of the chilly conditions.
mountain pass...
Chris Sullivan

Drivers need to get the message about mountain pass driving

I would have given drivers an "F," but this was the first weather weekend of the year, so I cut you some slack.
expired...
Chris Sullivan

What's with all the expired car tabs on the road?

Through October, nearly 42,000 people have been pulled over with expired tabs. WSP Sergeant Chelsea Hodgson said you can be pulled over just for this.
Mukilteo ferry...
Chris Sullivan

Tolling revenue on some roads returning to pre-COVID levels

Drivers claim there is no doubt tolls are back, but not all roads are created equally. It has taken more time for some tolling facilities to come back.

Feliks Banel: NW History and All Over The Map

D.B. Cooper...
Feliks Banel

Previously unpublished photos of D.B. Cooper jet discovered

51 years after the hijacking of a Seattle-bound airliner, previously unknown photographs of D.B. Cooper’s Boeing 727 have been revealed.
frisco effect...
Feliks Banel

Cap Hill, Sodo, T-Town and the ‘Frisco Effect’

Certain Northwest cities and neighborhoods have nicknames that evoke strong feelings but none as strong as the “Frisco Effect” in the city by the bay.
The tail section of the Peninsular Air Transport DC-4 behind the Dearing home in Burien on November...
Feliks Banel

Harrowing Burien airliner crash covered up by time

You wouldn't know anything about it now by observing a typical day at this old family-owned supermarket in Burien.
Pepperoni...
Feliks Banel

Celebrating the life of Seattle’s favorite 'Pepperoni Pusher'

A public memorial will be held this Friday for long-time Seattle business owner and self-proclaimed "Pepperoni Pusher," Art Oberto.
yearbook...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: World War II Kirkland yearbook mystery

“I didn't want it to just get tucked away and forgotten,” Holmgren said by phone a few days ago.
politics...
Feliks Banel

Elder statesmen of Washington weigh in on current politics

As yesterday’s election was underway, KIRO Newsradio checked in with three ‘elder statesmen’ of Evergreen State politics for some perspective.