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Nate Connors

Westbound SR520 closes at I-405 for two nights

All westbound lanes of 520 near the 405 interchange will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Image: The Alabama State Capitol is seen on May 15, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama....

Associated Press

Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are 'children' under state law

Critics say the Alabama embryo ruling may have sweeping implications for fertility treatments.

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Associated Press

Two men charged with murder at Kansas City Chiefs parade

Minutes after Kansas City Chiefs players spoke at a victory celebration Wednesday, multiple people near the parade route were carried away on stretchers.

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Louie Tran, KIRO 7 News

Customers evacuate Seattle business after people smoke drugs inside bathroom for nearly an hour

Customers were forced to evacuate a Seattle Krispy Kreme Doughnuts after people were caught smoking drugs inside a bathroom, police said.

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Associated Press

Capital One to buy Discover for $35B in deal combining major US credit card companies

The deal would bring together two of the nation's credit card companies as well as potentially shake up the payments industry.

Image: Childcare in the state of Washington is at a crossroads....

Heather Bosch

Finding a solution to the childcare crisis in Washington

The childcare crisis in Washington state comes down to affordability vs. quality.

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Seattle Sports Video

Video: Which free agents do the Seattle Seahawks absolutely have to bring back

Which of the free agents do the Seattle Seahawks absolutely have to bring back to this roster? Are there any players who are truly ‘must sign’? Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton discuss that and what those players might mean to the future success of this Seahawks organization. Who stands out most to them? Are they […]

Seattle Mariners Luis Urías...

Shannon Drayer

Mariners Notebook: Updates on Urías, No. 1 starter spot

Seattle Mariners insider Shannon Drayer has an update on the shoulder of 3B Luis Urías and the case for an opening day starter competition.

Seattle Mariners Mitch Haniger...

Shannon Drayer

Mariners arrive as ‘hungriest team’ Servais has ever had in spring

Shannon Drayer details the mood from the Seattle Mariners clubhouse at spring training, including insight from Scott Servais and Mitch Haniger.

AL West Oakland A's...

The Associated Press

AL West Look-in: Playing for A’s in ’24 could be downright weird

Playing for the Athletics over the past few decades rarely has been glamorous — at least by MLB standards. In 2024, it could also be downright weird.

Seattle Seahawks DK Metcalf...

Brent Stecker

Big Ray Roberts: Why Seahawks should keep DK; O-line thoughts

Former NFL lineman Ray Roberts shared his thoughts with Brock and Salk on a few things of note for the Seattle Seahawks this offseason.

Seattle Sounders Club World Cup...

The Associated Press

Preview: A look at Seattle Sounders and rest of Western Conference

How do the Seattle Sounders and the rest of the Western Conference look heading into 2024? The Associated Press breaks down every team.

KIRO Newsradio Opinion

Image: Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, is seen on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2023. (Photo: Alex Brand...

Dave Ross

Ross: Voters can help cull bad politicians from the herd early

Let's remember that just about every occupant of a higher office once occupied a lower office, and was put there by us, Dave Ross says.

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Matt Butler

KIRO Nights on dating rules, timeframes: How long is too long to wait?

Deborah Graham's mention of the rule of threes provoked some polar opposite opinions from listeners.

A teacher working with a fourth grade class. (Photo By Harold Hoch/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle vi...

Travis Mayfield, KIRO Newsradio

Mayfield: What has Seattle elementary students embracing such weighty fiction?

Each year since 1995 the library in our city has been organizing something called the Global Reading Challenge. 

KTTH Opinion

Homosexual intifada...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle activists declare a 'homosexual intifada'

As if "Queers for Palestine" wasn't enough of a self-parody, keffiyeh-donning gay activists in Seattle have declared a "homosexual intifada."

Image: The scene from the shooting of a Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper in Kent on Friday, Fe...

Jason Rantz

Rantz: Judge nearly let go suspect in WSP trooper shooting in Kent

A Department of Corrections warrant was the only thing that stopped the judge from releasing the suspect.

navalny...

Frank Sumrall

Suits: Navalny was 'Putin's pet parakeet,' kept alive until he didn't need to be

Alexei Navalny was a "legitimate opponent" to Putin's reign, according to Bryan Suits, which made the timing of his death all the more peculiar.

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MyNorthwest Traffic

I-90, Mercer Island...

Chris Sullivan

Failing expansion joint continues to plague I-90 on Mercer Island

So why is it taking so long to fix the I-90 expansion joint on the freeway on Mercer Island?

fab freight transit lane...

Chris Sullivan

SDOT experiments with freight/transit lane

A F-A-B lane is a freight and bus lane. It's a lane that commercial trucks and buses can share to improve the overall flow of traffic.

I-5 connection...

Chris Sullivan

Tacoma HOV expansion leaves 8-mile gap

The HOV expansion through Tacoma wrapped up last year, but it left an eight-mile gap.

MyNorthwest Weather

Warmer temperatures recently brought people out to Green Lake....

Ted Buehner

Winter's still here, but the weather will reflect a sense spring is coming

It is mid-February. Each day is getting a bit over three minutes longer and daylight hours have expanded to about 10.5 hours.

Windstorm...

Bill Kaczaraba

Windstorm coming to Western Washington

A windstorm is coming to Western Washington on Friday night through Saturday, the National Weather Service (NWS) reports.

snowpack, levels...

Ted Buehner

Mountain snowpack sending major warnings about water supplies

It’s the middle of February and Washington's mountain snowpack is well below average from where it should be.

MyNorthwest Politics

Image: Childcare in the state of Washington is at a crossroads....

Heather Bosch

Finding a solution to the childcare crisis in Washington

The childcare crisis in Washington state comes down to affordability vs. quality.

Images: In this combination of photos, President Joe Biden, left, speaks on Aug. 10, 2023 in Salt L...

Steve Coogan

Biden ranks as a Top 15 president all time and Trump sits last, scholars say

While academics may not think Biden is the best president ever or even in the Top 10, they do believe Trump deserves to be low on the list.

Image: A Seattle Fire Department vehicle, Seattle Fire Department, vaccine mandate, Seattle Fire...

Steve Coogan and Matt Markovich

Seattle PD, FD deliver sobering statistics to Seattle City Council

SPD Chief Adrian Diaz and SFD Chief Harold Scoggins delivered stark reminders the issues of crime, homicide and homelessness haven't changed much.

MyNorthwest Lifestyle

Image: An elk was spotted with a tire stuck on its antler in late January 2024....

Steve Coogan

Elk spotted with a tire on its antler: Why it's likely not in danger

Late last month, reports of an elk with a tire stuck on its antlers at Lake Wilderness Park in Maple Valley began to surface.

Image:A Mexican Mariachi band surrounded by heart-shaped balloons awaits the arrival of a couple's ...

Matt Butler

KIRO Nights on dating rules, timeframes: How long is too long to wait?

Deborah Graham's mention of the rule of threes provoked some polar opposite opinions from listeners.

Image: The BE Great Celebration, being put on by the Downtown Seattle Association, will be held Feb...

Paul Holden

Weekend revelry roundup: Black History Month celebrations, movies, music, more

Available this weekend: Movie screenings, Black History Month festivities, Lunar New Year celebrations and beer festivals.

MyNorthwest History

The Twilight Drive-In...

Feliks Banel

Good news and bad news for two popular drive-in theatres

This week, we have a Double Feature of Pacific Northwest cinema history, with good news for one drive-in theatre and bad news for another.

Image: A shot of the downtown Seattle skyline taken, circa 1929, from an open-seat plane flying ove...

Feliks Banel

Young aviator's rediscovered photo albums are full of history, mystery

A Seattle family recently re-discovered a collection of photo albums that belonged to a great uncle who was a Navy flyer at Sand Point nearly 100 years ago.

The Wheedle and Cosgrove...

Feliks Banel

Feliks Banel: Fifty years of 'Wheedle on the Needle'

It was 50 years ago when one of Seattle’s most enduring literary characters – who also became the Sonics’ original big-head mascot – was born. On February 14, 1974, the book “Wheedle on the Needle” was published, and quickly became a Northwest favorite that’s still in print.

National News

FILE - From left, Glenn Horowitz, Craig Inciardi and Edward Kosinski appear in criminal court after...

Associated Press

An unusual criminal case over handwritten lyrics to 'Hotel California' goes to trial Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) — A curious criminal case involving handwritten lyrics to the classic rock megahit “Hotel California” and other Eagles favorites is going to trial in a New York courtroom, with opening statements set for Wednesday. The three defendants, all well-established in the collectibles world, are accused of scheming to thwart Eagles co-founder Don […]

Associated Press

Family friend of Texas girl Audrii Cunningham facing charges in 11-year-old's death, prosecutor says

A family friend of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham was in jail Wednesday as prosecutors say they plan to charge him in the girl’s death after her body was found in a river near her rural Texas home. Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons said the body of the young girl — who went missing last week — […]

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South L...

Associated Press

It's an election year, and Biden's team is signaling a more aggressive posture toward the press

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupants of the White House have grumbled over news coverage practically since the place was built. Now it’s Joe Biden’s turn: With a reelection campaign underway, there are signs that those behind the president are starting to more aggressively and publicly challenge how he is portrayed. Within the past two weeks, […]

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Mike Salk

Salk: A local credit union inspiring its community

In the heart of Kitsap County, a financial institution is making waves not just as a banking entity but as a beacon of community support.

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Mike Salk

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Punts for Purpose: Brock Huard, other NFL players fight to end global child poverty

Seattle Sports host Brock Huard joins other NFL punters in partnership with Compassion in a cause now known as “Punts For Purpose.”