KIRO Radio Newsdesk

KIRO Radio Newsdesk

Straight from the newsdesk.

Naval Station Everett welcomes USS John S. McCain

The USS John S. McCain is now docked at its new homeport, Naval Station Everett.
3 days ago

Jail body scanner discovers handgun in folds of woman’s belly

Snohomish County Corrections deputies made an unexpected discovery while booking a 30-year-old woman into jail on Wednesday.
4 days ago

Delays at Port of Seattle ‘going to get worse before it gets better’

It's going to get worse before it gets better: That's the message from the Port of Seattle in regards to the shipping delays that are clogging up ports.
6 days ago

‘Signs of improvement’ for COVID in Washington, with concern for school-age kids

Overall, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across Washington state are dropping, but there is concern for younger age groups.
7 days ago

Exposing children to domestic violence considered a crime in Marysville

Since witnessing domestic violence puts kids at risk of physical and mental health problems, Marysville has made it an additional option for charges. 
8 days ago

Puget Sound area heading into second La Niña winter in a row

It looks like the Puget Sound will have its second La Niña in a row this winter, which is good news for winter sports enthusiasts.
8 days ago

Whatcom County reports high COVID case rate among children ages 5-17

Children in Whatcom County are posting the highest number of COVID-19 cases right now of any other age group and than any earlier period.
13 days ago

Kent School District calls for end to ‘dangerous’ TikTok challenges

The Kent School District is asking families for help to shut down a TikTok challenge that is causing damage to school property. 
13 days ago

King County Council advances plan to ‘explore options’ for acquiring City Hall Park

A King County Council Committee has advanced a plan that could lead to big change at City Hall Park in Seattle, but not without pushback.
14 days ago

Poll shows Seattle residents more inclined to honk than five years ago

If it seems like Seattle drivers honk more now than they did five years ago, a new poll by PEMCO Insurance says that's probably true.
15 days ago

Weeks and months of polluted air in Seattle is ‘unacceptable,’ says WashPIRG advocate

Even one day of breathing in polluted air is dangerous for people's health, according to a new report released by the WashPIRG Foundation.
15 days ago

Leavenworth Oktoberfest changes to street fair in 2021, will move in 2022

Leavenworth Oktoberfest is a bit different this year as there will be no beer garden -- and next year it will be in an entirely different location.
15 days ago

Olympia elementary school latest to pause in-person learning over COVID outbreak

An Olympia elementary school will be closed for the next 10 days, in the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak affecting over a dozen students. 
16 days ago

Sen. Murray leads hearing on school safety during the pandemic

Washington Senator Patty Murray is leading a hearing Thursday on school safety during the pandemic, discussing how to keep students in the classroom.
20 days ago

Tacoma woman pleads guilty to setting 5 Seattle police vehicles on fire during 2020 protest

A 26-year-old Tacoma woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the burning of five police vehicles in May of 2020 in downtown Seattle.
22 days ago

Tornado touches down in Southern Washington on Monday evening

The National Weather Service confirmed today that a weak tornado touched down near Battle Ground, Washington, on Monday evening.
22 days ago

Robocalls ‘are not going to go away’ even as new US law kicks in

New rules on robocalls kick in Tuesday, Sept. 28, but an advocate with WashPIRG says that doesn't mean the calls will stop entirely.
22 days ago

Washington lawmaker calls on FAA to address ‘disgusting’ behavior from unruly airline passengers

Washington Rep. Rick Larsen led a hearing in the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee on Thursday to address an uptick in unruly airline passengers. 
27 days ago

New rules for Fourth of July fireworks in unincorporated Pierce County

Starting in 2023, unincorporated Pierce County will move from five days of being able set off Fourth of July fireworks to just one. 
28 days ago

Olympia police prepare for possible weekend protests downtown

Olympia's police chief says the department is ready for members of the Proud Boys who say they're planning to come back downtown this Saturday.
1 month ago

Washington AG calls Biden’s effort to eliminate protections for Hanford workers ‘cruel’

The state attorney general criticized the Biden administration for continuing a challenge to Washington's law strengthening Hanford workers compensation.
1 month ago

Train derails, hits power pole near Port of Tacoma

No injuries are reported after a train derailed near the Port of Tacoma early Tuesday afternoon. 
1 month ago

Thousands of construction workers to start strike Thursday

Thousands of Washington construction workers will go on strike Thursday after members of the Northwest Carpenters Union voted to reject the latest offer. 
1 month ago

Orcas return to Puget Sound, signal ‘remaining health to these waters’

Last seen in the Puget Sound in April, the Southern Resident Orca whales were seen off Bush Point on Whidbey Island Sept. 7 foraging for salmon.
1 month ago