KIRO Newsradio Headlines: Ken Griffey Jr. joins USA’s coaching staff for World Baseball Classic

Aug 24, 2022, 8:16 AM
Ken Griffey Jr. looks on during the 2022 Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Dodger Stadium on July 18...
Ken Griffey Jr. looks on during the 2022 Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Dodger Stadium on July 18, 2022 (Getty Images)
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A legendary Seattle Mariner joins Team USA’s coaching staff for next year’s World Baseball Classic.

Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Junior will be the team’s hitting coach.

The U.S. is looking to win its second World Baseball Classic title after winning it all in 2017.

The next Classic is set for March 2023 in Miami.

Puyallup mobile home residents fight eviction

Housing advocates and mobile homeowners packed a Puyallup City Council meeting Tuesday to protest a mass eviction.

Those living at Meridian Estates mobile home park have been told they need to leave by October to make way for the development of apartments.

Many own their mobile homes, but not the land. They have been offered as much as $10,000 in moving assistance.

“I’m here to encourage you to do the right thing and compensate these people for their properties at fair market value,” a housing advocate told the Puyallup Council Tuesday.

According to The Tacoma News Tribune, no decision was made at Tuesday’s meeting.

KIRO Newsradio Headlines: Special Olympics truck recovered after it was initially stolen

Citizens assist in recapturing escaped Spokane inmate

An escaped inmate west of Spokane was recaptured South of Davenport on Tuesday.

Residents saw him and called 911.

Thirty-seven-year-old Cody Magruder got away from the Lincoln County jail Tuesday night.

The sheriff says he was behind bars on numerous charges and for investigation of violating a no-contact order.

Macy’s trims expectations of consumer spending for remainder of 2022

Macy’s released second-quarter results Tuesday and offered a glimpse into what shoppers are willing to spend money on.

With inflation running high, families are buying only what is necessary. But what’s “necessary” has changed: people are heading back to the office, going out more, and traveling, for example.

What’s in? Macy’s says shoppers are buying work clothes, cosmetics, and luggage.

What’s out? Casual clothes, home furniture, and appliances.

Macy’s – like other retailers – are stuck with a glut of products they can’t move. That means you may see some steep discounts as the holiday season approaches as retailers try to predict what Americans with tighter budgets will be willing to spend their money on next.

Despite a solid second-quarter report, Macy’s is trimming expectations for the remainder of the year.

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KIRO Newsradio Headlines: Ken Griffey Jr. joins USA’s coaching staff for World Baseball Classic