Hanna Scott

Hanna Scott is a KIRO Newsradio reporter heard on most shows across the station. You might see Hanna on the streets of Seattle covering May Day or in Olympia monitoring the actions of the Legislature. Email Hanna at [email protected] or find her on twitter @HannaKIROFM.

New lawsuit challenges tribal exclusive sports betting in Washington state

Maverick Gaming is challenging the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that is being used to give tribes exclusive rights to sports betting.
6 days ago

Legislative session kicks off with packed agenda, virtual testimony, and multiple lawmakers with COVID

The 2022 legislative session convened Monday with opening ceremonies in the state House and Senate, and a lengthy to-do list.
7 days ago

Dan Satterberg to say goodbye as King County Prosecutor after nearly 16 years

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says he will be stepping down at the end of the year, ending a 16-year run in office.
10 days ago

Drive-by shooting bill pre-filed in Washington may never see daylight

The 2022 legislative session in Washington is less than a week away, but there's already one controversial pre-filed bill that will likely be shelved.
11 days ago

King County Prosecutor’s Office looks to ‘peel back the veil’ after tumultuous year

The pandemic has taken a toll on everything, including public safety. That made for a busy year for the King County Prosecutor's Office.
27 days ago

10 years later, industry says Washington’s legal marijuana needs an update

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of I-502, the ballot initiative Washington voters approved in 2012, to legalize marijuana for adults.
28 days ago

Large magazines, ghost guns, open carry restrictions on 2022 gun safety agenda

Gun safety advocates in Washington will take another shot at passing a ban on so-called high capacity magazines in the upcoming session.
28 days ago

Seattle’s new city attorney envisions balanced, collaborative future

Set to take office in a matter of days, Seattle's new City Attorney Ann Davison vows a different approach than her predecessor Pete Holmes.
28 days ago

State AG lauds decision by judge to overturn Purdue settlement as victory in opioid fight

A judge has overturned the bankruptcy settlement of Purdue Pharma, stemming from thousands of lawsuits it faced over the opioid epidemic.
1 month ago

State’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task force starts with emotional stories

Across the U.S. and Canada, it's believed thousands of Indigenous women and girls are kidnapped, murdered, or sexually assaulted every year but go unreported or uninvestigated.
1 month ago

Seattle City Attorney-elect slams council’s ‘rushed’ effort to change diversion rules

Seattle City Attorney-elect Ann Davison is accusing the city council of taking unprecedented action to change the rules of her soon-to-be office.
1 month ago

Strong turnout for Sawant recall vote ahead of Tuesday deadline for District 3 ballots

As of Sunday night, 36% of voters in Seattle’s District 3 had turned in their ballots in the recall election of City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.
1 month ago

Elections office fielding complaints from both sides over Sawant recall ballot

Voters in District 3 face a big political decision for Seattle when they choose whether to recall City Councilmember Kshama Sawant on Tuesday.
1 month ago

Oso families secure final $4.8 million for permanent memorial

Families of those lost in the Oso slide in 2014 got official word this week that they secured the remaining $4.8 million needed for a permanent memorial.
2 months ago

Audit from police watchdog warns of ‘gaps in the discipline system’ for Seattle officers

An audit of the Seattle Police Department’s disciplinary system lead to nearly a dozen recommendations by the city’s Office of Inspector General.
2 months ago

More than 50 cases faced sentencing in King County last week

This past week, there were 53 total scheduled cases on Friday -- 30 in Seattle and 23 in Kent at the Maleng Regional Justice Center.
2 months ago

Workers at Seattle nonprofit just got a $20,000 raise, and we should all pay attention

Seattle nonprofit CHOOSE 180 recently decided to give all of its employees a raise, opting to pay each worker $70,000 a year.
2 months ago

Washington Attorney General set to take on top US opioid distributors

A trial starts Monday, as part of a lawsuit filed by the Washington Attorney General’s Office against the nation’s largest three opioid distributors.
2 months ago

Dozens of violent criminals that don’t make headlines are sentenced weekly in King County

About 60 or so cases where a conviction has been secured go to a King County superior court judge for sentencing each week.
2 months ago

King County councilmember calls for task force amid dramatic spike in fatal overdoses

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is pushing for the formation of a task force to address rising rates of drug overdoses.
2 months ago

New polling shows strong gains for Harrell and Davison, puts Mosqueda on notice

New polling from the Northwest Progressive Institute indicates that it's looking increasingly likely for a mixed outcome in Seattle’s general election.
3 months ago

Large events in Washington to require proof of vaccination or negative test

Gov. Inslee on Thursday said he will not budge on the vaccine mandate deadline, and announced that large events will require vaccination.
3 months ago

King County shootings in first nine months of 2021 surpass historic 2020 level

In the first nine months of 2021, the number of shootings in King County has already surpassed last year’s historic levels for the entire year.
3 months ago

Councils react to letter from businesses, locals calling for action on public safety in downtown Seattle

The Downtown Seattle Association and dozens of local businesses are demanding city and county leaders take immediate action to address public safety.
3 months ago