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MyNorthwest Staff

WA AG orders $500,000 in restitution from UW sorority over rent payment scheme

A UW sorority is accused of taking "advantage of students" by kicking them out during the pandemic but still charging them for housing.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Two bodies recovered after trench collapse in Shoreline

The bodies of two men killed in Monday's trench collapse have been recovered this morning around 4:10 a.m.
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MyNorthwest Staff

SPD once again eyes termination of parking officer who referenced lynching of BLM protestors

Jonathan Skeie, a formerly terminated but since reinstated Parking Enforcement Officer who made racially-charged remarks, is once again at odds with SPD.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Dedo's daily crime report: Sheriff looks for man that shot woman in face

A Tacoma man is arrested for firing his gun in his home and found with illegal weaponry, Graham deputies arrest a man that shot at an officer on patrol, and the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect that shot a woman in the face
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Deborah Horne

No new mask mandate in Pierce County despite rising COVID-19 cases

 The CDC says people in 15 Washington counties should begin wearing masks indoors again due to high COVID-19 transmission. So far, the state is not issuing an indoor mask mandate. An infectious disease doctor at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital does not believe a mask mandate would work. But is COVID-19 spreading? Absolutely. And she thinks that when […]
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Associated Press

Forest Service green-lights new monitors on Glacier Peak

The U.S. Forest Service has given the green light to install new seismometers on Glacier Peak, classified as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the United States.

Seattle Sports

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Brent Stecker

Mariners Breakdown: Have the M’s we expected finally arrived?

The Mariners have rebounded and are back in the mix in the AL playoff picture, where they expected to be. Bob Stelton breaks down their surge.
Seahawks Dee Eskridge...
Brent Stecker

Bump’s Seahawks Breakdown: Is Dee Eskridge next breakout WR?

Dee Eskridge was the top draft pick by the Seahawks in 2021, but he was slowed by a concussion last year. Will he find his footing in 2022?
Mariners Robbie Ray Logan Gilbert...
Brent Stecker

How has Mariners pitching got on a roll? Pitching coach’s insight

The Mariners are riding a tremendous run by their pitching staff. M's pitching coach Pete Woodworth joined Seattle Sports to shed some light on their success.
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The Associated Press

Browns trade quarterback Baker Mayfield to Panthers

The rocky run of Baker Mayfield with Cleveland officially ended Wednesday when the Browns traded the divisive QB to the Carolina Panthers.
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Shannon Drayer

Drayer: Who are the Mariners now? A look at Seattle’s surge

The Mariners are back within a game of .500 thanks to 12 wins in their last 15 games. Who are they now? Shannon Drayer has the details.
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Stacy Rost

Seahawks WRs: A reason to be excited and a reason to be concerned

Bump and Stacy are breaking down position groups heading into Seahawks training camp. In focus this time are the WRs who will have a new QB.

Jason Rantz

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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Tyrannical Governor Jay Inslee posts embarrassing, sad art

It looks like a right-handed child used his left hand in an art project he wasn't interested in completing.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: School Board director to host 9-year-olds for classes on sexual pleasure, gender ID at sex shop

A controversial school board director is again raising eyebrows, this time for conducting a sex-education class for children as young as 9 years old at a sex shop.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Two Seattle-area churches vandalized, one story keeps getting stranger

St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue wasn't the only church to be vandalized after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. St. Anthony Parish in Renton was also targeted.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Public Schools budget focuses goals exclusively on black students, leaving others behind

SPS intentionally separates students by race, adopting "targeted universalism," which argues that if you treat everyone equally, it might deepen inequality.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Democrat councilmember argues against school safety, mental health focus

In a pithy and poorly argued editorial in the Tacoma News Tribune, Hitchen rejects basic school safety measures -- many she's afforded as councilmember.
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Gov Inslee and WA Democrats aren't pro-choice. They're pro-abortion

Inslee and his colleagues are not pro-choice. They're actually pro-abortion. There's a big difference between the two.

Dave Ross

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Colleen O'Brien

Colleen O'Brien: A New Jersey funny farm dedicated to protecting animals

"Abused, unwanted, neglected, elderly, disabled," Zaleski said. "Every single animal here is a rescue."
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Dave Ross

Ross: Culture of 'gun worship' must end to stop mass shootings

It turns out the Highland Park shooter was flying plenty of red flags beyond his videos. And you didn’t have to be Hercule Poirot to notice them.
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Dave Ross

Ross: Highland Park shooter's published, violent fantasies were a needle in the internet's haystack

The Highland Park shooter is now world-famous because his rap videos seemed to mirror what he was about to do.
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Dave Ross

Ross: The joyful responsibility of raising the next generation

Any of you who are grandfathers or grandmothers know how delightful it is to babysit a two- or three-year-old who is just learning about the world.
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Frank Sumrall

Officer who shot, killed Charleena Lyles testifies in inquest

Seattle police Officer Jason Anderson answered questions before a jury in the King County Child and Family Justice Center.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks to pro-life activists in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Buil...
Dave Ross

Ross: Overturning Roe was just the beginning for conservative lawmakers

Former State Attorney General Rob McKenna explains personhood laws, which give a fetus full human rights, and which could require blood tests to establish paternity within weeks of conception.

Dori Monson

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Dori Monson Show

Dori: With ongoing emergency powers, Gov. Inslee imposes permanent vaccine mandate for state workers

A June 30 memo issued by Gov. Jay Inslee says you’re going to need to be vaccinated – and continue to get boosted against COVID-19 before July 2023.
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Frank Sumrall

Dori: King County Sheriff's Office arrests son after killing mother in Shoreline

The mother had a restraining order on her son, but ended up letting him live with her.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Will KC health director appointee push for mask mandate return after St. Louis finger-flip fray?

Local eyes will be on Khan, who comes from Missouri where he was acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health since February 2021.
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Dori Monson Show

Dori: Local crimes spike due to more repeat offenders

In the past three days, there have been 14 shootings in Tacoma alone. In King County: 29 shootings in the first 28 days of this month.
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Dori Monson

Dori: 'Just want to coach again' says Bremerton coach after Supreme Court victory

What started as a prayer of thanks on a Kitsap County football field has now ended as a prayer of thanks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, for former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joseph Kennedy.
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Dori Monson

Tiffany Smiley pushes for debate with Patty Murray in U.S. Senate Race

After 14 months of vying to overtake the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic incumbent Patty Murray, who has held the seat for nearly three decades, candidate Tiffany Smiley said she continues to pose the same question to Washington state voters on the campaign trail.

Gee & Ursula

Washington State Cougars running back Deon McIntosh (3) gets into the end zone for a Cougar touchdo...
MyNorthwest Staff

Gee and Ursula's top stories: Future of the Pac-12, Inslee's Vaccine Mandate

KIRO Newsradio’s Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin bring you their top stories on the day on July 1.
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MyNorthwest Staff

Gee and Ursula: 3 things you need to know on Thursday, June 30

KIRO Newsradio’s Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin bring you their top stories on the day on June 30
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MyNorthwest Staff

Gee and Ursula's top stories: GOP to eliminate filibuster, Bremerton coach, Mariners-Angels scuffle

Ursula and guest-host Jack Stine discuss the potential elimination of the filibuster, what the future for Bremerton Coach Joseph Kennedy looks like, and how the biggest brawl in baseball this year turned into a surprise pizza party.
Former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy answers questions after his legal...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee and Ursula's top stories: Bremerton coach, Inslee protecting WA, Pride's seismic return

Ursula and Jack Stine tackle the Bremerton Coach decision, Inslee's promise to make Washington a sanctuary state, and Pride's big return to Seattle.
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MyNorthwest Staff

'Republican Party is in danger,' says Medved in response to Jan. 6 hearings

"I think it's going to be harder and harder for people to defend what happened on January 6," Medved said.
King County interim Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall...
Frank Sumrall

Racial disparities in King County Sheriff's use of force, more data needed says Sheriff

"Black people are 350% more likely to be arrested by the King County Sheriff's Office on a per capita basis," said Gee Scott.

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Seattle Traffic

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Chris Sullivan

8-mile backups possible for Bremerton as Warren Avenue Bridge undergoes construction

The week of July 5 usually signals the start of road construction ramping up, and now it's Bremerton's turn for a major traffic project.
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Chris Sullivan

Rest areas: what's working, what's not? WSDOT looks for the public's input

As you drive around the state during 4th of July weekend, make a note at what you see at rest areas. The Washington Department of Transportation is doing a complete review of them, and it needs your feedback.
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Chris Sullivan

Washington state licensing fees, some tolls to increase Friday

The start of July usually means the start of summer in Washington, but it also means the annual increase of fees approved by the Legislature and the increase of some tolls.
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Chris Sullivan

Upcoming holiday weekends can't escape Revive I-5 construction

WSDOT plans on Revive I-5 construction for most upcoming summer weekends, including Pride and the 4th of July.
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Chris Sullivan

Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll going down, but who should get the savings?

Taxes, fees, and tolls usually never go down once applied, but drivers in Tacoma are about to see a drop in their toll rate on the Narrows Bridge.
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Chris Sullivan

WA State Patrol powerless to clear rest areas of illegal camping

The state's rest areas have become the latest battlefront over homeless encampments, and a recent State Supreme Court ruling has left the police no way to enforce the illegal camping laws.

Northwest History

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Feliks Banel

Fire Lookout Museum is a priceless Northwest treasure

Wildfire season is here, and though – knock on tinder-dry wood – the Puget Sound area has not yet seen the flames and smoke of previous summers, there’s no question that conditions could shift at any moment, as they have so many times over the decades.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: State agrees to rename Harney Channel in the San Juan Islands

A group of residents of the San Juan Islands believe the time has come to rename a stretch of saltwater known as Harney Channel.
Auto dealer Glen Grant was a ubiquitous presence on local TV in the 1980s - "See me today at Glen G...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Local slogans and jingles are 'audio landmarks'

The little Elephant Car Wash sign may be made an official city landmark next week – but some local businesses that didn’t have neon had memorable jingles and slogans instead, and many endure as “audio landmarks.”
Detail from a map of Indigenous place names published in June 2022 in the City of Kirkland's "Kirkl...
Feliks Banel

'Kirkland Native History Document' spurs debate about Eastside Indigenous history

When the City of Kirkland published a document last week about the Native American history of that part of King County, one local historian wasn’t very happy.
The old piece of lumber which caught Brian Dirks' eye on Easton Ridge. (Courtesy Brian Dirks)...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Searching for Washington’s lost Airway Beacons

If you know where to look a hike in the Cascades goes right past the remnants of a once sprawling nationwide network of transportation infrastructure.
Parkland resident Wendy Freeman speaks at public meeting at Pierce County Annex in favor of preserv...
Feliks Banel

Parkland School advocates score two victories in preservation campaign

Neighbors of Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Parkland on Tuesday night, June 21 chalked up two victories in their continuing battle to save the old 1908 Parkland School - which PLU owns and wants to demolish.