Dave Ross

Dave Ross hosts the Morning News on KIRO Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m. Dave has won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing five times since he started at KIRO Radio in 1978.

Ross: Cherry-picking the truth after January 6th

During a meeting of the House Rules committee Tuesday, Democrat Jamie Raskin thought he would score some points against Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia.
2 months ago

Ross: US infrastructure won’t maintain itself

We have an economy that, for better or worse, needs bridges, pavement, wires carrying electricity, and pipes carrying water. None of it maintains itself.
2 months ago

Ross: The Make-Me group is the only one still unvaccinated

There are essentially three levels of nudging people respond to: Show Me, Help Me, and Make Me. At this point, the Show Me’s and Help Me’s are vaccinated.
2 months ago

Ross: Darwinian politics help to turn around US vaccinations

Even Fox hosts apparently realized their anti-vaccine approach was slowly exterminating their audience. And then there’s Mississippi Governor Kay Ivey.
2 months ago

Ross: Not blame, but redemption

I've been reading a book called "Forget the Alamo." Co-author Jason Stanford thinks it might be wise to start teaching the facts now, rather than later.
2 months ago

Ross: Give the money back to the states

It looks like the infrastructure plan in Congress is stalling out again. So I say, if they can’t come together by the end of the month, give the money back.
2 months ago

Dave Ross’ big, new idea inspired by private space flight

Where does Blue Origin go from here? Dave Ross thinks Blue Origin ought to use at least part of its creative talent to re-imagine mass transit.
2 months ago

Ross: Will the new transportation bill be honest?

One of these days a big new transportation bill is finally going to get passed. I hope it’s bipartisan, but even more than that, I hope that it’s honest.
2 months ago

Ross: A voting solution everybody can agree on

Dave Ross offers a solution to solve the voting rights crisis and proposes two rules that should be mandatory for all states.
2 months ago

Ross: The big lie of food expiration dates

Dave Ross learns expiration dates are not based on any kind of rigorous testing but are designed to get you to eat food while it’s still fresh and tasty.
2 months ago

Ross: Voting with both feet

Americans move all the time for better jobs, lower taxes – so people who feel their voices are being silenced should move to a state that respects them.
2 months ago

Ross: Is it the guilt that has people upset about critical race theory?

I’ve been trying to a get a handle on what’s got people so upset about critical race theory, the proposed curriculum that focuses on race as a central theme in US history.
2 months ago

Ross: Find out what the billionaires want

If you want to have the money to push the causes dear to your own heart, find out what the billionaires want and become the best in that field.
2 months ago

Ross: How a tax loophole has let the wealthy create their own American aristocracy

Our nation's wealthiest citizens have being using a tax loophole to create an American aristocracy akin to Downton Abbey without the pretentious accent.
3 months ago

Ross: The real reason for Trump’s constant battle against big tech

How exactly can a politician who is sending two, three, four messages a day to my smartphone claim he’s being censored by big tech?
3 months ago

Ross: Are kids really too delicate to learn the truth behind American history?

Just because kids like me were treated as snowflakes doesn’t mean today's kids have to be.
3 months ago

Ross: Time to let the unvaccinated live with their choices

If someone decides they don't want to get vaccinated against COVID-19, then maybe it's time to let them live with that choice rather than shame them.
3 months ago

Ross: A reminder that parenting really is a full-time job

The main lesson from my recent vacation was being reminded that raising kids is a full-time job, after toddler-sitting for my grandchildren.
3 months ago

Ross: Going back to basics to finally end Seattle’s homeless camp problem

If Seattle doesn't want homeless camps, then it needs some kind of affordable private place where its unhoused can at least live in peace.
3 months ago

Ross: Can movement to merge part of Oregon with Idaho end with amicable divorce?

I don’t know how practical combining part of Oregon with Idaho actually is, but what impressed me is the way it's being pursued.
3 months ago

Ross: When your kids have you under grocery store surveillance

Imagine how much healthier we’d all be if we all had grocery buddies, watching everything you buy, and gently scolding you when you stray.
3 months ago

Ross: The kiss of death on a bipartisan compromise

It’s too bad the bipartisan compromise on the election reform bill is already dead, but thanks to Ted, at least bipartisan altruism is alive and well.
3 months ago

Ross: President Biden speaks softly and carries a big economy

President Biden is saying we don’t have to threaten Putin. He will come to realize on his own that his Texas-size economy can’t afford a fight with the USA.
3 months ago

Ross: The bare face countdown is on

We must prepare for the return of the human face. Many of you who’ve been flashing side-eye when you see a pair of nostrils will have to break the habit.
3 months ago