Hanna Scott

Hanna Scott is a KIRO Radio 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 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.
1 day 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.
6 days 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.
7 days 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.
13 days ago

OPA: Seattle Police Department did not break the law when it abandoned the East Precinct

In an investigation of the 2020 abandonment of Seattle's East Precinct, the Office of Police Accountability found it wasn't a violation of SPD policy or the law.
16 days ago

School administrators make plea for civility amid hostility, threats over mandates

School administrators in Washington say there's been disruptions and a lack of civility in meetings, directed at superintendents and school board members.
17 days ago

Thousands gather for anti-vaccine mandate rally in Olympia over weekend

As many as 10,000 people are expected outside the state Capitol on Sunday afternoon to send a message to Governor Jay Inslee.
18 days ago

New budget from Seattle mayor spends big on affordable housing, boosts funds for public safety

In the final budget proposal of her administration, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan lays out spending for $190 million on affordable housing.
23 days ago

State GOP senators sound alarm on ongoing effort to cut prison population

Senate Republicans released a report this week criticizing the effort by Democratic lawmakers to empty prison cells, creating new public safety risks.
1 month ago

King County to enact new vaccination requirements for restaurants, bars, outdoor events

Starting in late October, residents of King County will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test for many indoor businesses.
1 month ago

Seattle City Council rejects using officer exodus savings on SPD hiring, retention

Seattle City Council ultimately voted to split the $15 million in savings the SPD has due to attrition, with part going to support community based programs.
1 month ago

Snohomish County reports zero suicides in youths in a year

While many counties across the state saw an uptick in youth suicide during the pandemic, one county that typically sees more than most got a surprise.
2 months ago

Tacoma ER doctor says lucrative contracts not enough to lure hospital staff

As COVID cases and hospitalizations soar, Dr. Nathan Schlicher says the state has ventilators and PPE right now, but the challenge is people.
2 months ago

Man who murdered ex-girlfriend at Seattle Center sentenced for ‘horrendous’ crime

A man who stabbed his estranged girlfriend to death at Seattle Center in front of crowds of people and his young son was sentenced to 38 years in prison.
2 months ago

Judge strikes Compassion Seattle homeless amendment from Seattle ballot

A King County judge has struck Compassion Seattle's proposed charter amendment from the November ballot.
2 months ago

Potential jurors refuse to come to King County Courthouse over safety concerns

Safety concerns over the scene in and around the King County Courthouse in Seattle have increased in recent weeks, and it's now impacting jury trials.
2 months ago

8,000 free backpacks stuffed with school supplies available Tuesday

Just in time for students to return to school, a local business is stepping up to help them start off right with thousands of free backpacks.
2 months ago

Protesters in Olympia say they ‘will not comply’ with COVID mandates

Over 100 people gathered at the state Capitol in Olympia on Sunday to protest Governor Inslee’s mask mandate and mandatory vaccine orders.
2 months ago

King County rent relief dollars expected to start flowing faster

Getting a new IT system up and running is largely the reason King County hasn’t been able to move as quickly as other counties on rent assistance.
2 months ago

Washington AG’s office IDs hundreds of sex offenders who failed to give up DNA

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office discovered hundreds of registered sex offenders are skipping out on orders to provide a DNA sample.
2 months ago

Gov. Inslee mandates vaccines for educators and staff, orders all vaccinated to mask up

Gov. Jay Inslee is now requiring all K-12 school staff be vaccinated by Oct. 18, and he has expanded the current statewide mask mandate.
2 months ago

Douglas County judge set to hear oral arguments for lawsuits against capital gains tax

Washington state’s new controversial capital gains tax goes before a Douglas County judge on Wednesday, as oral arguments for a pair of lawsuits kick off.
2 months ago

Shoreline family suing neighbor charged for alleged anti-Asian hate crime, years of bullying

Years of bizarre, rude, and inappropriate behavior accompanied by racial slurs prompted a Shoreline family to file a lawsuit against their white neighbor.
2 months ago

Federal judge warns politics are undermining Seattle’s consent decree

Staffing issues at SPD and differing views on city council are obstacles the judge overseeing Seattle’s consent decree sees to the city being found in full compliance.
2 months ago