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MyNorthwest Staff

Attempt to recall Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant passing in early results

Early results indicate that an attempt to recall Seattle District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant is currently passing by a 53.1% to 46.9% margin.
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.
MyNorthwest Staff

King County Council approves plan for 'Health though Housing' dollars to 2028

The King County Council passed an implementation plan for the Health through Housing program that will govern expenditures from 2022 to 2028.
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle business owners and homeless population grapple over concrete barriers

Local business owners in Seattle attempt to illegally dissuade homeless campers from their property with concrete barriers.
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle police arrest 13-year-old after threat against school

Seattle Police Department has detained a 13 year-old in response to a gun violence threat against Whitman Middle School.
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle clears Ballard Commons homeless camp, relocates 66 into shelter options

Seattle has officially closed the Ballard Commons. In the process, “at least 66 people” were relocated into low income housing or shelter options.

710 ESPN Seattle

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.
Seahawks Jamal Adams...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks’ Jamal Adams to undergo season-ending surgery, per report

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Seahawks Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams will need surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.
Seahawks Wilson Metcalf...
Brent Stecker

Salk: Why Seahawks just now started to play more aggressively

The Seahawks played much more aggressively on Sunday, and it led to success. So why didn't they do that sooner? Mike Salk has five possible reasons.
WSU UW Huskies Jayden de Laura...
Brent Stecker

Jake Heaps reacts to new OC hires for UW Huskies, WSU Cougars

Both the UW Huskies and WSU Cougars are filling out their coaching staffs. Jake Heaps looks at the team's new offensive coordinators.
Seattle Kraken Penguins...
Andy Eide

Can Seattle Kraken rebound after best win followed by disappointing loss?

The Seattle Kraken had won five of their last seven before Monday night's tough 6-1 loss to the Penguins. Andy Eide looks at what happened.
Seahawks Carlos Dunlap...
The Associated Press

Seahawks show some resolve in snapping losing streak

What the Seattle Seahawks showed on Sunday in its 30-23 win over San Francisco should be recognized after having lost six of seven.

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

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.
MyNorthwest Staff

Federal Way looks to ramp up police hiring in wake of rise in gun violence

After a recent spike in violence in South King County, Federal Way Mayor Jim Farrell says something has to be done. He explains his city's plan.

Dori Monson

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.
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Is it time to cut-and-run for Seattle barber?

The owner of Steele Barber, with two Seattle locations, says repeat vandals and burglars with no help from city officials has him "closer to (his) limit."
Dori Monson Show

Kent mayor: After rash of shootings, 'my residents are scared (but) I’m not giving up'

Multiple shootings marred a four-day Thanksgiving weekend for many cities in the Puget Sound area, but few more so than the city of Kent.

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

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.
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?