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Juan Steagall-Martinez (Photo courtesy of Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County)...
Darren Dedo

The Crime Blotter: Detectives searching for rape suspect, fear he may flee to Mexico

Detectives are actively pursuing and looking for a child rape suspect with a felony warrant.
Seattle Fire Station 2 on 4th Avenue in Belltown (Seattle Department of Transporation)...
Shawn Garrett, KIRO 7 News

27 Seattle firefighters suing city over termination after COVID-19 vaccine mandate

In two separate lawsuits, 27 Seattle firefighters are suing Seattle Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins and the city of Seattle over their imminent terminations or past terminations due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Eviation's "Alice", the world's first all-electric commuter airplane, takes off for its first fligh...
Associated Press

Prototype electric airplane takes first flight

A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state.
Sea-Tac...
Sam Campbell

Sea-Tac arrivals ramp shut down, causing significant delays

The lower-level baggage-claim road at Sea-Tac Airport was closed overnight for construction work, causing some delays getting into the airport.
water taxi...
Micki Gamez

King County Water Taxi continues service during the fall, winter amid high demand

As other transit operations cut back their fall and winter services, King County Water Taxi has decided to stay open seven days a week, through most of the day.
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Graham Johnson, KIRO 7 News

Drone delays at Seahawks, Huskies games highlight growing problem

Two drone delays at Seattle football games this weekend highlight what experts say is a growing problem.

Seattle Sports

Mariners Eugenio Suárez Julio Rodríguez...
Brent Stecker

Mariners Notebook: Eugenio Suárez returns to DH; Julio’s awards start

Eugenio Suárez will rejoin the Mariners from the injured list on Tuesday night. Details on that and the first season award going to rookie phenom Julio Rodríguez.
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

Bump: Who has been Seahawks’ best offensive player so far

The Seahawks have talent on offense, but the answer to who has been the best player on that side of the ball may be a surprise.
Mariners Jarred Kelenic...
Shannon Drayer

Drayer: Is Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic finally letting the game come to him?

In four games back with the Mariners, Jarred Kelenic is showing positive adjustments and giving the M's a boost when they need it the most.
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Huard: Grading out Geno Smith’s performance for Seahawks vs Falcons

What did former NFL QB Brock Huard think of Seahawks QB Geno Smith's day vs Atlanta? He broke it down during Monday's Brock and Salk.
Mariners Ty France Mitch Haniger...
Mike Salk

Salk: 5 keys for Mariners to finish playoff push in final 10 games

The Mariners are closing in on clinching a playoff spot, but they're coming off a brutal road trip. Mike Salk breaks down what they need to do.
Mariners...
Brandon Gustafson

Rowland-Smith: Mariners’ ‘big wake-up call’ may be what they needed

Former pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith joined Wyman & Bob and explained why Sunday's stunning Mariners loss to the Royals may be a good thing.

Jason Rantz

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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Times out with early smear as Democrats fret over Tiffany Smiley threat

David Gutman wrote an editorial smearing Smiley for the Seattle Times. But the paper presents it as a news feature.
Xavier Arreaga_Brian Schmetzer...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Sounders fans, coach throw player under bus over different political opinion

An online mob of radical Seattle Sounders FC fans went after the team's star defender. And his coach threw him under the bus.
Parents complain that Bellevue High School (above) “duped” their kid into taking a far-left his...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Parents say school 'totally duped' son into radical CRT history class

Decolonizing U.S. History is not a traditional history course; it's a far-left, agenda-driven analysis that teaches through a critical race theory lens.
bellingham...
Jason Rantz Show

Bellingham cop-car vandal held 8 arrest warrants before latest conflict with police

Bellingham Police reported two officers escaped serious injury over the weekend when someone hurled a railroad tie at the windshield of their patrol car.
staffing...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Mayor Harrell gives up on crime, says Seattle must keep itself safe

So what's the plan? There isn't one. Instead, Harrell is telling those impacted to pitch a plan to him, as if it's their job to keep Seattle safe.
Seattle City Attorney candidate Ann Davison...
Jason Rantz

Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison is failing on transparency, says Jason Rantz

Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison is doing a superb job. But she's falling woefully behind on office transparency.

Dave Ross

Metaverse...
Dave Ross

Ross: Metaverse already has its problems, from monetization to groping

2D social media isn’t immersive enough, so now we’re going to strap a fat cell phone over our eyes to join a lawless 3D cartoon universe?
time...
Dave Ross

Ross: Physicist says time travel is impossible ... but can't make an absolute promise

I wanted to highlight part of an interview with a physicist about time travel since it appears mainstream media didn't pick up on it.
office...
Dave Ross

Ross: It's either middle managers or robots looking over your shoulder

If you draw a paycheck, one way or another, your office is going to make sure you deserve it.
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Dave Ross

Ross: How Trump's culture war reached the National Archives

I noticed that, as part of the tussle between Donald Trump and the National Archives over those presidential documents, Trump’s lawyers argued that the National Archives is a “highly-politicized agency” that has put “content warnings on the US Constitution.”
patagonia loophole...
Dave Ross

Ross: Is Patagonia's sale to a non-profit shameless exploitation of a tax loophole?

Recently the owner of Patagonia announced he would donate the company to a new non-profit organization to spend the profits on “social welfare.”
Former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy answers questions after his legal...
Dave Ross

Ross: Months after his SCOTUS decision on prayer in schools, where is coach Joe Kennedy?

Joe Kennedy -- the football coach who last June won a Supreme Court decision upholding his right to pray on the field after games -- still has not returned to his assistant coaching job at Bremerton High School.

Dori Monson

Tyler Madden fentanyl grief...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Grieving local mom fighting 'flood of fentanyl' pushes Gov. Inslee to do more

After the initial grief she suffered following her son’s fentanyl poisoning death, Melanie Madden is driven by her new-found purpose in life.
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Dori Monson

Dori: Seattle Schools have no way to pay for new post-strike teacher contract

Barely a week since Seattle Public Schools educators ended their week-long strike, it appears there is no money in the current budget to cover the new agreement.
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Dori Monson

Dori: Washington state school sports now have a 'Lia Thomas situation'

With high school fall sports seasons in full swing across Washington state, it appears some local teen athletes are facing a so-called “Lia Thomas situation” here.
joe kennedy...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: 'I’ve got faith' - despite other reports, praying coach says he’s ready to start talks to get his job back

Joe Kennedy said he “wants to get back to being a coach” and that the Seattle Times was inaccurate in reporting that he is too busy with speaking engagements.
Yellow Butterfly Coffee (MyNorthwest Staff)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Seattle coffee shop owner describes armed robbery attempt by drug dealer

Rodriguez had to temporarily close his shop when an alleged drug dealer threatened him with a gun after demanding $50,000.
smiley...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Pushing for public debate, Smiley calls incumbent Murray 'soft on crime'

Smiley trails Murray 46.3 to 49.2 in a Trafalgar Group poll conducted between Aug. 30-Sept. 1 among 1,087 voters likely to cast a ballot.

Gee & Ursula

Fall clothing...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Big Tech made Seattle's new status as a fashion capital inevitable

According to an article from Esquire, Seattle is now an unlikely fashion capital. The Gee and Ursula Show explains why that new status was actually inevitable.
starbucks...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Once Starbucks moves away from its ‘Third Place’ model, what does it have left to offer?

Earlier in September, Starbucks announced in front of shareholders its plan to move towards convenience and away from its “Third Place” business model.
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Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Is revealing the identity of undercover cops a freedom of speech issue?

Pierce County Superior Court has charged a 21-year-old man with a felony for revealing the identity of an undercover Tacoma police detective.
diaz...
L.B. Gilbert

Adrian Diaz looks to change Seattle Police’s ‘toxic environment’ as permanent chief

Seattle's new Police Chief Adrian Diaz unveils his plan to change SPD's 'toxic environment' in an exclusive appearance on KIRO Newsradio.
wedding...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Scenarios: Is it tacky to ask people to help pay for the open bar at my wedding?

On the Gee and Ursula Show, hosts Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin solve other people's problems in a segment called ... Scenarios.
Inslee's...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Should Gov. Inslee run for an 'unprecedented' fourth term in office?

Gov. Jay Inslee’s 2024 election campaign has raised more than $600,000, adding weight to the theory that the governor will run for a fourth term.

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Seattle Traffic

I-90...
Chris Sullivan

Major traffic shift coming to I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

A big change is about to happen on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. WSDOT is widening six more miles of I-90 starting next week.
I-90...
Chris Sullivan

Avoid I-90 for the Seahawks game officials say, with westbound closed at Mercer Island this weekend

Good luck getting to the Seahawks game from the east side this weekend. Westbound I-90 is going to be closed at the west end of Mercer Island.
lane splitter...
Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: My experience with a lane splitter and why it is still illegal

A question for all motorcyclists today. Do you want to make it home alive? Then don't be a lane splitter.
I-405...
Chris Sullivan

WSDOT closes parts of I-405 this weekend to repair '15-foot-deep sinkhole'

You will not want to be using Interstate 405 this Saturday, because construction is going to close the freeway south of Bellevue.
Rose petals in the shape of a heart are left on the sidewalk near the spot where four international...
Chris Sullivan

WA looks for answers as bike, pedestrian deaths hit 20-year high

The numbers are in, and we are not doing a good job behind the wheel when it comes to sharing the road with bikes and pedestrians.
bridge...
Chris Sullivan

A deep dive on the final stages of repair to the West Seattle Bridge

Load testing is one of the final steps to perform before the West Seattle Bridge can reopen to traffic.

Northwest History

oregon...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: It’s STILL not pronounced ‘ORE-uh-GONE’

You would think by now that those distant East Coast media types in plush studios atop their ivory towers would know how to pronounce the name of the state south of the Columbia River.
empire builder...
Feliks Banel

New 'Empire Builder' documentary is about more than just railroad history

After more than two decades of work, a new documentary about James J. Hill, the founder of the Great Northern Railway, will premiere this month.
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Volcano’s 'landscape starting to give back what it covered up in the 80s'

When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, 57 people died and dozens of square miles of the landscape were covered with ash and pumice. Now, more than 42 years later, the Forest Service says some long-lost artifacts from the blast are starting to turn up.
columbarium...
Feliks Banel

Evergreen Washelli Columbarium celebrates 100 year anniversary

A distinctive facility in North Seattle is observing its centennial this year and is inviting everyone to attend a festive party ... in a cemetery.
Queen Elizabeth in Seattle....
Feliks Banel

Queen for half a day: Seattle’s royal visit of 1983

On a blustery and rainy evening in 1983, Seattle bid Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip farwell as the two left the United States.
nicknames...
Feliks Banel

Bone, The Sheriff and . . . Tuna?: 45 years of Mariner nicknames

One part of the team that’s been consistent in good years and bad is player nicknames.