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Matt Markovich

Signature gathering begins for initiative to keep natural gas in Washington

Those seeking to halt the state's efforts to eliminate natural gas use in homes and buildings want to get the measure on the November ballot.

Photo: Tacoma City Council member Catherine Ushka has died after a battle with cancer. She represen...

Julia Dallas

Tacoma City Council member Ushka dies after battle with cancer

Tacoma City Council member Catherine Ushka has died after a battle with cancer. She represented District 4.

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Associated Press

Seattle Times CEO to step down after 4 decades in charge of family-owned paper

Seattle Times publisher and CEO Frank Blethen announced he will step down at the end of next year after four decades of leading the paper.

Photo: Yelm High School students staged a school walkout Wednesday. Students said they did it to fi...

Gwen Baumgardner, KIRO 7 News

'Our education out here is going to crumble:' Yelm students walkout after teachers get layoff notices

Yelm High School students staged a school walkout Wednesday. Students said they did it to fight for their teachers and their education.

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Frank Sumrall

King County faces property tax hike to save public health clinics from closing

King County Executive Dow Constantine is pursuing a property tax increase throughout the county in order to prevent public health clinics from shuttering.

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Frank Sumrall

Seattle requests KC Homelessness Authority to shrink budget by $21M

The King County Homeless Authority (KCRHA) has been requested by the City of Seattle to shed $21 million from its budget.

SeattleSports.com

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Zac Hereth

Mariners Injury Updates: Crawford, Polanco still out — here’s why

Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford didn't travel with the team to Baltimore. Jorge Polanco also remained out of the lineup.

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Zac Hereth

Ranked: 5 Seattle Mariners who need to step up

Seattle Sports' Mike Salk breaks down the five Seattle Mariners who could help the team most by stepping up their game.

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The Associated Press

Former Mariners great Nelson Cruz has a new job with MLB

Former Seattle Mariners All-Star Nelson Cruz will focus mainly on Latin American topics that include increasing player relations for MLB.

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Brent Stecker

What are Bobby Wagner’s comments about Seahawks getting at?

For the second time since 2022, Bobby Wagner is a former Seattle Seahawks player seemingly at odds with the team. Stacy Rost shares her read on the situation.

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The Associated Press

College Football 25 trailer revealed as UW Huskies, WSU Cougars set for return to video games

With College Football 25, fans of the UW Huskies and WSU Cougars can play as their favorite team in a video game for the first time in over a decade.

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Stacy Rost

Rost on Mariners: What we’ve learned a quarter through the season

Just over a quarter of the way into 2024, the Seattle Mariners are 24-20. What have we learned? Stacy Rost breaks down a few things.

KIRO Newsradio Opinion

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Angela Poe Russell

Angela Poe Russell: What we can all learn from Harrison Butker’s shocking speech

That’s why the commencement speech by Kansas City Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker caught me off guard. His theme: Stay in your lane.

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Matt Markovich

Markovich: What do President Joe Biden and Sammy Sosa have in common?

A hotel charged $55 to have your picture taken with baseball’s Sammy Sosa. For President Biden, that photo would cost a minimum of $25,000.

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Dave Ross

Ross: Social media companies must be responsible for content they broadcast

A phone call takes place between those who agree to talk. But a message posted on social media where anyone can see it? That's a broadcast.

KTTH Opinion

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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Progressive candidate upset he isn't running unopposed, makes up candidate

It appears that progressive candidate Shaun Scott expected to run unopposed for a state representative seat.

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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Bob Ferguson using 'fake' name in his run for Governor, misstated law to threaten opponent

There were, briefly, three Bob Fergusons running for Governor. There's a scandal here, but it may not be what you think it is.

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Jason Rantz

Rantz: UW Seattle gave barriers to Antifa to keep Jews out of Liberated Zone

The University of Washington (UW) provided the Liberated Zone occupiers with barricades to keep out Zionists and Jews.

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Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: Seattle's traffic circles are not roundabouts

Traffic circles are not roundabouts. The words are not interchangeable, and the rules for navigating them are different.

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Julia Dallas

SR 520 toll rates will increase this summer, here's how much:

SR 520 tolls will be going up to pay for construction. Toll rates for new sections of SR 167 and SR 509 are also being discussed.

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Frank Sumrall

Truck fire shuts down I-405, 2 lanes now open

All lanes of I-405 heading north at Sunset Boulevard in Renton were blocked due to a major truck fire. The HOV lane is now open.

MyNorthwest Weather

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Ted Buehner

Mount St. Helens anniversary: Buehner's personal chronicle of the catastrophe as a forecaster

Right away, I could tell something big had happened. The pilot told me he was on the south side of the mountain when Mount St. Helens blew.

Image: The northern lights can be seen in Carnation on Friday, May 11, 2024. (Photo: Ben Huffman, K...

Steve Coogan

Will the northern lights be visible again this week? It's less likely

The northern lights captivated Western Washington and many parts of the U.S. Will they be visible again this week? It's less likely.

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Ted Buehner

Buehner: Will last weekend's 'summer weather' stretch through the week?

By Friday, a weak weather system tracking east into Western Canada will likely bring some cloudiness and cooler temperatures back into Western Washington.

MyNorthwest Politics

Image: A burner on a stove emits blue flames from natural gas in Des Plaines, Illinois in 2005....

Matt Markovich

Signature gathering begins for initiative to keep natural gas in Washington

Those seeking to halt the state's efforts to eliminate natural gas use in homes and buildings want to get the measure on the November ballot.

Photo: Tacoma City Council member Catherine Ushka has died after a battle with cancer. She represen...

Julia Dallas

Tacoma City Council member Ushka dies after battle with cancer

Tacoma City Council member Catherine Ushka has died after a battle with cancer. She represented District 4.

Photo: A young child holds a pair of trans pride flags at a noon gathering on the steps of the Miss...

Matt Markovich

Judge tosses lawsuit aimed at removing state’s gender-affirming care for youth

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit brought by two anti-transgender groups challenging a state law.

MyNorthwest Lifestyle

Photo: Seattle Times publisher and CEO Frank Blethen announced he will step down at the end of next...

Associated Press

Seattle Times CEO to step down after 4 decades in charge of family-owned paper

Seattle Times publisher and CEO Frank Blethen announced he will step down at the end of next year after four decades of leading the paper.

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Heather Bosch

Black bear spotted roaming around Tacoma captured, will be relocated

A black bear that was spotted wondering around Tacoma in recent days is now on his way to the North Cascades.

Image: The northern lights can be seen in Carnation on Friday, May 11, 2024. (Photo: Ben Huffman, K...

Steve Coogan

Will the northern lights be visible again this week? It's less likely

The northern lights captivated Western Washington and many parts of the U.S. Will they be visible again this week? It's less likely.

MyNorthwest History

Image: On May 17, 1980, Carolyn Driedger examines a piece of measuring equipment at Coldwater2, the...

Feliks Banel

'We got a real gut punch from it:' Scientist recalls deadly Mount St. Helens eruption

This weekend is the 44th anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, a major event for those who remember it or know the history.

Photo: Parkland residents gathered on the steps of the 1908 Parkland School Friday morning to celeb...

Feliks Banel

Exclusive: Grassroots preservation campaign saves Parkland School

Members of the Parkland Community Association announced Friday that the group has officially assumed ownership of historic Parkland School.

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Feliks Banel

Visiting Captain Vancouver's grave in a tiny village near London

Captain George Vancouver will be commemorated as he is every year at the churchyard near London where he was buried more than 225 years ago.

National News

Associated Press

UN experts say South Sudan is close to securing a $13 billion oil-backed loan from a UAE company

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say South Sudan is close to securing a $13 billion loan from a company in the United Arab Emirates, despite the oil-rich country’s difficulties in managing debts backed by its oil reserves. The panel of experts said in a report to the U.N. Security Council that loan documents it […]

Associated Press

A murderous romance or frame job? Things to know about Boston's Karen Read murder trial

BOSTON (AP) — A highly anticipated trial in Massachusetts involving a woman accused of striking her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowbank is finishing its third week on Friday. The case has garnered national attention because the defense alleges that state and local law enforcement officials […]

Associated Press

US security alert warns Americans overseas of potential attacks on LGBTQ events

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department renewed a global security warning Friday for Americans overseas, adding to it that LGBTQ people and events in particular face an “increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence.” The alert is a standard renewal of travel advice telling Americans to exercise increased caution against possible attacks by violent extremist […]

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