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.

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.
7 days 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.
8 days 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.
9 days 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.
21 days 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.
21 days 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.
28 days 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.
28 days 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.
30 days 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month ago

Gov. Inslee uses emergency powers to mandate COVID vaccines for state workers

Starting on October 18, COVID-19 vaccines will be mandatory for all Washington state, King County and Seattle employees.
2 months ago

Attorney General says nothing in WA’s new police laws would prevent cops from responding

While the sponsors of the new police bills have admitted there are some needed fixes, they also asked the state Attorney General for immediate clarity.
2 months ago

Workers to march outside King County Courthouse to demand action from leaders after rape attempt

Enough is enough: That will be the message Friday afternoon from women and others who work at the King County courthouse on Friday.
2 months ago

Voter turnout for state’s August primary lags ahead of deadline for ballots

Voter turnout numbers for Washington's August primary election have lagged, despite several high-profile elections in the Puget Sound region.
2 months ago

The humanity behind the numbers in slew of tragic shootings across Seattle

Converge Media's Omari Salisbury talks about the human element behind a slew of recent shootings across the city of Seattle.
2 months ago

Law enforcement calls for Attorney General’s opinion on new police laws

With new laws on policing set to take effect statewide on Sunday, some law enforcement agencies have been warning of potential unintended consequences.
2 months ago

SPD’s protest response did more harm than good according to new report

A new report from Seattle's Office of Inspector General says that SPD's protest response in 2020 actually contributed to the escalation civil unrest.
2 months ago

Updated rules for SPD’s use of crowd control weapons clear council committee

The Seattle City Council Public Safety Committee has advanced an updated version of a crowd control ordinance originally passed last year.
2 months ago