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MyNorthwest Staff

King County omicron patient did not report recent travel, suggesting local spread

King County public health shared more information about the local omicron case. The patient did not travel recently and is experiencing mild illness.
Nick Bowman

New bill to keep Washington in standard time provides way around need for federal approval

After two years of waiting, state lawmakers will soon consider a proposal to keep Washington in standard time year-round.
Nick Bowman

Tacoma approves landmark bill doing away with single-family zoning label

Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday to approve the first phase of its ambitious "Home in Tacoma" plan to reimagine single-family zoning. 
KIRO 7 News Staff

Teen hurt, baby in critical condition after Tukwila shooting

A teenage boy and a toddler are in the hospital after they were shot in Tukwila early Wednesday.
Nick Bowman

Late tallies likely to take Kshama Sawant recall vote down to the wire

A recall vote for Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will likely come all the way down to the wire when it's all said and done.
MyNorthwest Staff

Blue Angels to return for Seafair Festival in 2022

A Seattle summer tradition will return next year as the Blue Angels announced Tuesday that they will be back at Seafair in 2022, and again in 2023.

710 ESPN Seattle

WSU Noah Williams...
The Associated Press

Noah Williams leads balanced attack as WSU tops Weber St 94-60

Noah Williams scored 17 points, Mouhamed Gueye had his first double-double and WSU handed Weber State its first loss of the season, 94-60.
Mariners Giants Kris Bryant...
Shannon Drayer

Talking Mariners Podcast: Which M’s target is best fit, Haniger, lockout

The good news? We are not locked out of Talking Mariners. The bad news? Well, no baseball of course. Regardless, plenty to talk about. Mariners Notebook: Trevor Story update, MiLB Rule 5 Draft In the latest edition of the Talking Mariners Podcast with myself and James “Boy Howdy” Osborn, we lead off with lockout talk, […]
Seahawks Jamal Adams...
Brent Stecker

How much does losing Jamal Adams hurt the Seahawks?

The Seahawks will turn to Ryan Neal at strong safety with Jamal Adams' season over due to a shoulder injury. Jake Heaps breaks down what it means for the team.
Seahawks 49ers Alex Smith...
Dave Grosby

Groz’s 2005 Rewind: Seahawks blow 49ers out for perfect division record

The Seahawks clinched a perfect 6-0 record against NFC West rivals in 2005 in grand fashion with a dominant win over the 49ers.
Mariners Rockies Trevor Story...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Notebook: Trevor Story update, MiLB Rule 5 Draft picks

Get caught up on the latest Mariners news, including a report tying the M's to All-Star Trevor Story, what happened in the Minor League Rule 5 Draft and more.
Seahawks Russell Wilson Shane Waldron...
Stacy Rost

Rost: 3 Seahawks who need a big finish to this season

Who needs a big finish to the Seahawks' season in the worst way? Stacy Rost of 710 ESPN Seattle writes that three names stand above all.

Jason Rantz

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle activists bail out homeless suspect in brutal eye gouging of cop

An anti-bail, Seattle activist group bailed out another homeless, prolific offender. It makes this city less safe.
KTTH staff

Washington Republicans set sights on reclaiming secretary of state seat in 2022

State Sen. Keith Wagoner is hoping to become the next Republican to serve as Washington's secretary of state in the 2022 election.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Prosecutor wants bulletproof glass to protect from criminals it lets out

The King County Prosecutor's Office is advocating for bulletproof glass to protect its offices from some of the very criminals it refuses to prosecute.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle school violence surges after police ban, district won't reconsider decision

Violence is nothing new for South Seattle. It prompted extra police patrols near at least four schools in the district, according to a police source.
KTTH staff

Councilmember: Snohomish County sales tax increase getting 'rushed with minimal transparency'

Snohomish County Council could soon pass a 0.1% sales tax increase, as part of a process Councilmember Nate Nehring says is littered with issues.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WSU amplifies claim that farmers markets, food charity are 'white supremacy' in action

Washington State University is amplifying claims that farmers markets and food charities are examples of "white supremacy" and "white dominant culture."

Dave Ross

Dave Ross

Ross: AWS outage a reminder of how much control we've surrendered to technology

Russia may not be to blame for the Amazon Web Services outage, but I know they’re watching, and I’m worried they like what they see.
MyNorthwest Staff

WA Rep. Kilmer: Roe v. Wade recognized 'women's reproductive rights are basic rights'

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could have sweeping consequences for abortion rights. Rep. Derek Kilmer shares his perspective.
MyNorthwest Staff

Economist: Lack of affordable homes in Puget Sound region is 'lunacy'

Buying a home in the Puget Sound region has always been pricey, but recently, affordable options have all but disappeared from the market.
Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle's 'block the box' cameras could end up punishing the wrong drivers

Seattle will soon start using cameras to ticket drivers blocking intersections, but it might end up punishing law-abiding drivers for being unlucky.
MyNorthwest Staff

Mercer Island MD explains long-term health risks of viral infection, links to nervous system disorder

A Mercer Island MD explores link between influenza infection and the long-term development of Parkinson's disease.
Dave Ross

Ross: The doorbells have made me paranoid

I suddenly became aware last week of the effect that this crowd-sourcing of security can have even on law-abiding citizens – by which I mean, me.

Dori Monson

Dori Monson

Dori: What good is your vaccine verification card in King County? Not much

But how can restaurants, venues, and sporting events in King County confirm that the vaccine card you show them is really your card? They can’t.
Dori Monson

Dori: Are new state wildlife commissioners turning their backs on science?

Tom Nelson -- host of “The Outdoor Line” -- joins the Dori Monson Show to talk about a case that goes far beyond cougars versus elk.
Dori Monson Show

Dori: 'Death threats, hate mail' don't deter Recall Sawant campaign manager

Seattle's District 3 recall election against Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been “volatile” and dangerous, according to campaign manager Henry Bridger II.
Dori Monson Show

Years-long saga of Ballard Commons homeless encampment ends, but why now?

Seattle has officially ordered the removal of the homeless encampment at the Ballard Commons Park, effective Dec. 7.
Dori Monson Show

Brian Kilmeade says he doesn't support Fauci-Nazi comparisons

Brian Kilmeade, of the Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox Radio, told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that he doesn't support comparisons of Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazis.
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Rebuffed by City of Seattle, grassroots volunteers get 'Lawn Mower Man' off the streets

After more than a year of terrorizing Ballard neighbors with noise from his encampment, Seattle’s “Lawn Mower Man” has agreed to accept shelter placement.

Gee & Ursula

Gee and Ursula Show

Seattle family who knew Michigan school shooter says he was exposed to violence at young age

A Seattle-area woman whose son was once a friend of the accused Michigan school shooter says she questioned his mother and father's parenting styles.
Gee and Ursula Show

Implicating Washington’s abortion laws, Supreme Court debates Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme court is poised to undermine a landmark decision upholding a woman’s right to choose abortion, Roe v. Wade.
Gee and Ursula Show

Gee and Ursula: Is it too soon to return to in-person Santa photos?

Santa Claus is back to his normal December duties at local malls. But is it too soon for in-person photos, especially without masks?
Gee and Ursula Show

Gee Scott says UW football fans need to have 'patience' with new coach

The UW football team has a new head coach: Kalen DeBoer, who was most recently at Fresco State. KIRO Radio's Gee Scott shares his opinion of the hire.
Gee and Ursula Show

Are you among the 11.5% of Americans not buying holiday gifts in 2021?

The Gee and Ursula Show discusses a survey that says a record number of Americans won't be buying holiday gifts this year.
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?

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Seattle Traffic

Chris Sullivan

Seattle delivers on street resurfacing projects after pandemic delay

While the city's attention rests with more high-profile projects, SDOT has quietly kickstarted several street resurfacing projects.
Chris Sullivan

Sound Transit says light rail cable break after Apple Cup unprecedented

Sound Transit still doesn't know why the cable broke on a light rail train, stranding passengers in the tunnel last week after the Apple Cup.
Chris Sullivan

Are flying cars the real future of personal travel in the Northwest?

Local engineer Steve Tibbets envisions a future of on-demand, electric, personal air vehicles carrying us to our destinations.
Chris Sullivan

20 months into the closure, workers return to West Seattle Bridge

Workers finally returned to the closed West Seattle Bridge on Monday, promising to have it open to the public by the middle of 2022.
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.

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

Project aims to daylight 'restrictive covenants' on real estate in all Washington counties

Many current real estate documents still contain old racist language codifying restrictive covenants dating back to the mid-1900s.
MyNorthwest Staff

Listening back to KIRO Radio's Pearl Harbor coverage 80 years later

KIRO Radio resident historian Feliks Banel joins Seattle’s Morning News host Dave Ross for a conversation about Pearl Harbor history.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: San Juan Islands residents seek to rename passage honoring notorious Army officer

A group of residents of the San Juan Islands believe the time has come to rename a stretch of saltwater known as Harney Channel.
Feliks Banel

How crucial pieces of Northwest history are being preserved via Facebook

Groups concerned with local history have come to depend on Facebook perhaps more than any other type of arts or cultural organization.
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.