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KIRO 7 News Staff

Lawsuit alleges Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter raped disabled teen after 2001 Tacoma Dome show

A civil lawsuit has been filed against Backstreet Boys’ singer Nick Carter, alleging he raped a disabled teenager following a Feb. 2001 concert at the Tacoma Dome during the band’s Black & Blue Tour.
turf...
Frank Sumrall

Turf, the Seahawks' treasured team dog, passes away

Turf, the beloved chocolate brown lab, has been with the team since 2013, when Seattle claimed its first and only Super Bowl.
Hanford discriminated...
Bill Kaczaraba

Labor Department: Applicants allegedly discriminated against at Hanford

An agreement with an environmental cleanup provider for allegation they discriminated against applicants for contract employment at the Hanford Nuclear Site
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N...
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions clears Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition that reflects a stark turnaround in societal attitudes. President Joe Biden has said he will promptly sign the measure, which requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages. It is a relief […]
Capital gains tax Olympia meeting legislature...
L.B. Gilbert

Washington legislators to receive 4-7% raises in 2023

All elected positions, including the Secretary of State, Governor, Attorney General, and state legislators, could be receiving a raise in 2023
greenhouse gas...
Lisa Brooks

Seattle mayor plans to cut gas-powered cars at City Hall to slash greenhouse gas

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has signed an ambitious plan aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions across the city.

Seattle Sports

Mariners Scott Servais Jerry Dipoto...
SeattleSports.com Staff

Mariners’ Jerry Dipoto explains their offseason direction and expectations

On Thursday's Jerry Dipoto Show, the Mariners president of baseball operations delved into the team's payroll, approach this offseason and much more.
Seahawks Pete Carroll Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

FOX’s Cowherd: Geno is a ‘great story’ but not Seahawks’ future at QB

FOX Sports' Colin Cowherd joined Brock and Salk to share his thoughts on the Seahawks' season and QB Geno Smith's success.
UW Huskies Michael Penix Jr....
Brandon Gustafson

‘Unfinished business’: Michael Penix Jr. breaks down return to UW Huskies

Star UW Huskies QB Michael Penix Jr. joined Brock & Salk to talk about his decision to return to Washington for the 2023 season.
Mariners Kolten Wong...
Brent Stecker

MLB Network’s Morosi: Wong, Hernández bring something Mariners need

MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi shares his insight on new Mariners 2B Kolten Wong, including what both he and slugger Teoscar Hernández are adding to Seattle's lineup.
WSU Mouhamed Gueye...
The Associated Press

Bamba, Gueye lead WSU over Northern Kentucky 68-47

TJ Bamba scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, Mouhamed Gueye added 14 points and 10 rebounds and WSU beat Northern Kentucky 68-47 Wednesday night.
Seahawks Kenneth Walker III...
The Associated Press

Seahawks’ backfield depth getting tested entering stretch run

Pete Carroll had only vague updates about the status of the Seahawks' backfield, which was left thin in the second half of last week’s win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Jason Rantz

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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Lonely Seattle men get vasectomies to support women after Roe v Wade

A Planned Parenthood Northwest rep told KING 5 that they've seen a 34% increase in men getting vasectomies since Roe was overturned.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Beloved Seattle restaurant suffers 18th break-in by thieves the Democrats enable

It's the Seattle restaurant's 18th break-in since the pandemic's start and the introduction of light-on-crime laws and policies.
Seattle Fire Dept....
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Fire hired 'anti-male' partisan to investigate gender discrimination

The Seattle Fire Department's new Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator has been involved in two lawsuits for allegations of gender bias.
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Frank Sumrall

Joe Kent not contesting election, but is asking for transparency

"Every time there was additional updates, it seemed like we were making progress," Kent said on The Jason Rantz Show.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Mayor's top staffer slams judge for creating 'fentanyl festival'

An influential member of Mayor Bruce Harrell's inner circle excoriated a judge for helping turn Seattle into a "fentanyl festival.”
Edmonds snow...
Frank Sumrall

Cliff Mass: Here’s where Seattle-area snow will hit this weekend

Another snow event is set to occur tonight into Saturday morning, but it won't equal the volume and duration of snow seen earlier this week.

Dave Ross

Gingerbread House...
Dave Ross

Ross: The dark paradox of building a gingerbread house

I spent very little time reading up on current issues, and so I have no opinions of any value but I did help a build a gingerbread house.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Lawsuit challenges election officials for a better process

Right now, there are 26,933 ballots statewide being challenged, and some are suing for rejecting ballots just because the signatures don’t match
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Internet sleuth helps Seattle police arrest suspect in attempted rape, robbery

Using doorbell video camera images of other alleged crimes throughout Seattle, Richard used his Internet sleuthing skills to help police.
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Dori Monson

Dori: I can appreciate government work every once in awhile

I love being a watchdog of government. And that includes spotlighting great work. I appreciate utility workers for their help this week.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Should you add a kangaroo to your Christmas wish list?

Strom – who has been raising both ‘roos and wallabies for 25 years on his preserve – had some words of marsupial-owning wisdom for Dori.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Petition calls for entire Olympia School Board to resign after appointing felon

Barely one month after four Olympia School Board members unanimously appointed a convicted felon to fill a board opening, a no-confidence petition has been posted by community members, calling for the entire board to resign.
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.'

Gee & Ursula

housing...
L.B. Gilbert

Seattle housing cools as recession fears continue to linger

Seattle has had one of the fastest-growing housing markets in the country as tech giants brought in employees but the market has been cooling
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

When is it ok to hang up holiday lights?

"Every time you decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving, an elf kills a baby reindeer," said Spike O'Neill, guest host of The Gee and Ursula Show.
strike...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula: Railroad strike averted, but at what cost?

The Gee and Ursula Show discussed the possibility of a rail strike and the contract that was forced on the railroad unions.
downtown...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

New crime data shows optimistic outlook for downtown Seattle

"If you were to go downtown, and I would actually suggest that you do, it is a big change. Big change from what we were seeing during the pandemic."
snow days...
Frank Sumrall

Should snow days for schools still exist?

Issaquah schools remained open today, but were delayed two hours Wednesday with buses on snow routes, according to the district.
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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!

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Seattle Traffic

i-5...
Chris Sullivan

I-5 closure coming to Everett-area this weekend

All northbound lanes of I-5 will be closed for several hours overnight Saturday and Sunday between Marine View Drive in Everett and 529 in Marysville.
real id...
Chris Sullivan

Real ID pushed back again as states struggle to comply

Don't worry about getting an enhanced driver's license or ID card to fly any time soon. The Real ID Act has been pushed back again.
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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.
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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.

Feliks Banel: NW History and All Over The Map

Vancouver...
Feliks Banel

After Pearl Harbor, volunteers scanned Washington’s skies

A half-hour show, called “Eyes Aloft,” was produced each week for members of the Aircraft Warning Service, a corps of volunteer observers and clerical workers who donated their time to keep vigil over the sky during WWII.
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Feliks Banel

Sunken ship lost 150 years ago, found off WA coast

The wreck of a sunken ship off the coast of Washington nearly 150 years ago has been found by a pair of maritime historians.
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Feliks Banel

MOHAI celebrates 10 years with a look at Seattle's complicated recent history

Seattle’s MOHAI is celebrating 10 years at its Lake Union Park home, and to mark the occasion, they’re looking back at the past decade of Seattle history.
Cayuse Five...
Feliks Banel

Whitman Mission attack and the lost graves of the ‘Cayuse Five’

November 29 marks the 170th anniversary of one of the darkest days in Pacific Northwest history.
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.
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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.