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Nicole Jennings

State makes discovery about Asian giant hornets eradicated in 2021

The Washington State Department of Agriculture made a promising discovery about the origin of the Asian giant hornets eradicated in 2021.
MyNorthwest Staff

Skagit County COVID test site to temporarily shut down over staff shortage

A COVID-19 testing site at the Skagit County Fairgrounds will be shutting down until early next week over ongoing staffing shortages. 
Nicole Jennings

Legislature considers bill to ban fur farms, production, sale in Washington

A bill in the state House of Representatives would outlaw the farming of foxes, minks, and other animals for fur in Washington.
MyNorthwest Staff

Supreme Court to hear case of Bremerton coach in lawsuit over praying at games

The Supreme Court will hear the case of a Bremerton coach who made headlines for refusing the school's request to cease prayer on the sidelines.
MyNorthwest Staff

With 'quiet weekend ahead,' Seattle area poised for longest dry streak in over 100 days

After weeks of record snow, rain, and everything in between, the Puget Sound region will finally get a break from extreme weather this weekend.
Nick Bowman

'Health care workers are at their breaking points': Coalition pushes state lawmakers for solutions

The last year has been a difficult one for Washington's health care workers, with a coalition now pushing for legislative solutions.

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Brandon Gustafson

Bumpus: Seahawks top offseason priority should be addressing the trenches

As the Seahawks enter the 2022 offseason, former NFL WR Michael Bumpus says, once again, Seattle should prioritize the OL and DL.
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Brandon Gustafson

Reports: Carroll and Schneider back with Seahawks, Wilson to ‘explore his options’

Two reports surfaced Sunday morning regarding the future of the Seahawks and what QB Russell Wilson's plans are this offseason.
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Brandon Gustafson

Baseball America’s Kyle Glaser: Mariners’ Julio Rodríguez can be one of the faces of MLB

Talented Mariners OF prospect Julio Rodríguez has the potential to be a star and among the league's best, Kyle Glaser told Jake and Stacy.
Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates Alex I...
The Associated Press

Adrian Kempe, Phillip Danault lead Kings past Seattle Kraken 3-1

Adrian Kempe scored his 17th goal in the first period, Phillip Danault scored twice and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Seattle Kraken 3-1
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The Associated Press

Brown scores 25, UW Huskies hold on to beat Stanford 67-64

Terrell Brown Jr. scored 25 points, Jamal Bey added 17 points and the UW Huskies held off Stanford 67-64 on Saturday.
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The Associated Press

Andrej Jakimovski sparks WSU Cougars to 65-57 victory over Cal

Andrej Jakimovski came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 16 points and WSU turned back California 65-57.

Jason Rantz

KTTH staff

Snohomish County Sheriff Fortney will run for re-election after failed recall effort

After a failed recall effort against him last year, Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney says he will run for office again in 2023.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: MultiCare hospitals order symptomatic COVID-positive staff to see patients

MultiCare Health Systems is forcing COVID-positive staff to work at its area hospitals, the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH has learned.
KTTH staff

State senator escorted out after not submitting negative COVID test

State Senator Phil Fortunato was escorted out of the Legislative building in Olympia because he had not submitted a required negative COVID test.
KTTH staff

'They never could figure me out': Former King County Sheriff looks back on shortened tenure

Former King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht left office at the end of 2021, and spoke to KTTH's Jason Rantz Show this week to reflect on her tenure.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA laws now allow teen gender reassignment surgery without parental consent

Washington state now appears to allow minors to undergo life-changing gender reassignment surgery without parental consent.
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Police shed an astonishing number of officers in 2021, more expected soon

The Seattle Police Department lost 170 officers in 2021, but that's only part of the story. Dozens more will separate from the department in coming weeks.

Dave Ross

MyNorthwest Staff

UW Virology head: Not yet to the peak of omicron in Washington state

In Washington state, at least in the local population that UW Medicine is caring for, it's not yet safe to say that omicron has peaked.
MyNorthwest Staff

Former state AG: OSHA's COVID vaccine mandate was too broad

Former state Attorney General Rob McKenna provides insight into the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates.
Dave Ross

Ross: It looks like the 'tourists' were up to something after all

Every American should read the Justice Department indictment of the Oath Keepers who participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Dave Ross

Ross: Use inflation as motivation for a little portion control

If millions of people suddenly don’t need to buy so much food, by the law of supply and demand, food prices would have to go down.
Dave Ross

Ross: Trust your legislature

If the day comes when a state legislature picks the president, at least we'll get to vote for the representatives who we trust to make the choice for us.
Dave Ross

Ross: The best gift you can give to any child is to teach them to chill

I was grocery shopping and noticed a new sign in the window: “We are short staffed. PLEASE be kind to those who showed up. We are doing our very best.”

Dori Monson

Dori Monson

Dori: Is Western Washington University’s Viking mascot getting the woke boot?

He’s male. He’s Scandinavian. He’s considered by some as “too masculine” and “too aggressive.” And now, he might be getting canned.
Dori Monson

Dori: WSDOT’s snowplow service refusal over vaccine mandates 'unbelievable,' lawmaker says

State Sen. Curtis King joins the Dori Monson Show to discuss how COVID vaccine mandates may have impacted WSDOT's recent trials at the state passes.
Dori Monson

Dori’s tribute to the late Ronnie Spector: 'She’s got one of the sexier lines in rock ‘n roll history'

When CBS News broke the story about the passing of the iconic singer Ronnie Spector today, I was so sad.
Dori Monson Show

Local 7-year-old who beat COVID is kicked out of community theater program for lack of vax

The mom of a local 7-year-old speaks to Dori after her daughter was kicked out of a community theater program for being unvaccinated.
Dori Monson Show

State senator: Law allowing teens to change gender without parental consent is 'insane'

Young people in Washington can’t buy cigarettes or vaping products until they’re 21, but teens can now pursue gender reassignment.
Dori Monson Show

Dori spars with lawmaker who calls Washington 'model for entire nation' in policing

Washington lawmakers are facing pent-up pushback from constituents and police officers about crime increases following laws enacted in 2021.

Gee & Ursula

Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Seattle Mayor Harrell looks to form third public safety department for unarmed responders

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell wants to supplement the city's police and fire departments with a third public safety department.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: Report shows most Kroger grocery workers struggle to afford food

A new report shows that more than two-thirds of Kroger grocery workers are struggling to afford food, housing, or other basic needs.
MyNorthwest Staff

Gee interviews Amanda Knox on new podcast

On “Leaving a Legacy,” Gee interviews Amanda Knox -- an author, activist, and journalist who was wrongly convicted in the murder her roommate.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee & Ursula: Apology for handling of Kent police officer who posted Nazi emblem fixes little

The Kent mayor and police chief apologized for the separation delay of an officer alleged to have displayed a Nazi emblem, only after public outcry.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Likely that Washington schools will eventually require students to get COVID vaccine

Could the COVID vaccine join the list of requirements for children to attend school in Washington? State Superintendent Chris Reykdal believes it will.
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

State superintendent: Kirkland school's outdoor lunch rule 'not the best choice'

Parents at Lakeview Elementary expressed outrage after finding out that the school would be mandating outdoor lunch in cold temperatures.

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Chris Sullivan

WSDOT accuses Kittitas County of 'misinformation' on snow removal dispute

The head of the Washington State Department of Transportation is basically saying Kittitas County is lying about its snow removal complaint.
Chris Sullivan

Uncertainty surrounding COVID, work schedules brings changes to Puget Sound commute

Commute times typically see a dip over the winter holidays, but it springs right back after the first of the year. That didn't happen this year.
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT head tells legislature vaccine mandate had no impact on recent pass closures

The head of the Washington State Department of Transportation faced angry lawmakers Monday, asking if the vaccine mandate had an impact on pass closures.
Chris Sullivan

Blame the weather, not vaccine mandates, for the current pass closures

The mountain passes in Washington have recently been closed because of heavy snow and winds, not as a byproduct of WSDOT staffing shortages.
Chris Sullivan

Flying cars and bridge behemoths: 2021’s transportation curiosities and oddities

KIRO Radio's Chris Sullivan reviews his favorite transportation stories from 2021, including flying cars, mysterious roads, and a large concrete girder.
Chris Sullivan

Looking back at transportation around Western Washington in 2021

Projects delivered. Projects delayed. It's been another up and down year for transportation across Western Washington.

Northwest History

Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: How an Auburn family stayed in touch by locomotive and dish towel

When Auburn was a serious railroad town, there was one local railroad engineer who had a unique way to let his wife know he would soon need a ride home.
Feliks Banel

Family seeks Hall of Fame honor for long-ago UW football hero

One standout All-American figure from the UW football team’s early days is missing. Huber “Polly” Grimm's grandson is working to change that.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Who named the 'Inland Empire?'

The nickname “Inland Empire” probably peaked in usage on maps and tourist literature decades ago, describing a region with Spokane at its center.
Feliks Banel

Seattle's Guild 45th owners submitted preliminary application for demolition permit in Nov. 2021

The Guild 45th's marquee and sign were removed Tuesday, but the theatre in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood is not facing imminent demolition.
Feliks Banel

Former Seattle mayors offer advice to Bruce Harrell on dealing with council, media, and more

We spoke with a trio of former Seattle mayors to get their advice for Bruce Harrell as he begins his first full week in office in city hall.
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Is 'box the Space Needle came in' the oldest local dad-joke?

The Space Needle has long been a beloved part of the skyline, and the tower is even responsible for one of the region’s earliest dad jokes.