Linda Thomas

Linda is the morning news anchor and features reporter for KIRO Radio and one of the most followed local journalists on social media.

Seattle rapper Macklemore prank calls ticket scalper

Most artists don't like scalpers, the people who buy up tickets to their concerts and then resell them for an inflated price. Seattle rapper Macklemore, who's doing three sold-out shows at Key Arena at the end of the year, decided to call one of these ticket re-sellers.
8 years ago

New study looks at impact of military service on children

We know there are tens of thousands of military personnel in our area, most of them serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. But for every soldier involved in the active duty military, there are often twice as many children impacted by military life.
9 years ago

Starbucks readies plant in Georgia

Boeing isn't the only company interested in the South, with its 787 plant in South Carolina.
9 years ago

New tape: Josh Powell defensive during initial interrogation into Susan’s disappearance

As he sat in a chair in a corner of an interview room waiting for a detective to come in and talk to him about his missing wife, Josh Powell stared at his hands.
9 years ago

Sarah Palin’s advice for Washington high school graduates

Former Alaska governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin had a couple of surprises for graduates of Republic High School, in a small north central Washington town as she spoke for the school's graduation ceremony.
9 years ago

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll agrees to turn Russell Wilson loose

Are you ready for some football? Seahawks coach Pete Carroll held a Town Hall meeting Wednesday night streamed online. He was taking questions from a crowd of season ticketholders and fans worldwide via social media.
9 years ago

Teacher resigns with YouTube video, saying she can’t do anything meaningful

As the school year winds down, with just weeks to go in the Puget Sound area, this teacher has had enough.
9 years ago

Bill Gates previews his next 20 years on ’60 Minutes’

What are your plans for the next 20 years of your life? Bill Gates has his next two decades mapped out.
9 years ago

Boeing Dreamliner fix will take to the air, but aviation expert still ‘spooked’

Boeing began installing reinforced lithium ion batteries on five grounded 787 jets owned by their launch customer All Nippon Airways Monday. That starts a process that should make the first commercial Dreamliners ready to fly again in about a week.
9 years ago

LFL coach under review for angry tirade at scantily clad Seattle Mist players

Ever wonder what goes on during halftime in a football locker room?
9 years ago

Man wrongly imprisoned for 17 years wants compensation

Alan Northrop was playing pool in 1993 when his life changed forever. The logger, from Woodland, Washington near Longview, was leaning over a pool table, and lining up a bank shot when he felt something on his wrist, a handcuff.
9 years ago

Your Vote 2012: Will Washington voters be the first to support same-sex marriage?

In a few weeks voters will decide whether to allow marriage for all couples in Washington, regardless of sexual orientation. That's something that has yet to be done with a public vote in any state.
9 years ago

Radio station plays Christmas music already

A Yakima radio station is hurling past the pumpkins and leaping over the Thanksgiving dinner table by playing Christmas music early.

9 years ago

Jock versus nerd in WA governor’s race

It's Jay Inslee versus Rob McKenna in the third debate for governor. If we turn back time to their high school years, it was jock versus nerd - quarterback and class president - competing for attention.

9 years ago

Tully’s Coffee founder says it’s a ‘sad day’

After struggling with cash flow and dealing with changes in leadership over the years, Seattle-based Tully's Coffee has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
9 years ago

Why McKenna did Gangnam-style dance

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna is shaking up his campaign "Gangnam" style.
9 years ago

Gregoire fails in report grading governors

In a ranking of state governors, in terms of how well they've dealt with a tough economy, Chris Gregoire gets an F.
9 years ago

Your Vote 2012: Charter Public Schools

For the fourth time, voters will decide whether charter schools should be allowed in Washington. While 41 other states have charter schools, opponents say most are not successful.

9 years ago

Parental daycare during Justin Bieber show

Parents who don't want to listen to 23,000 young girls scream "Baby, baby, baby, oh" have an option. Tuesday night during the Justin Bieber concert at the Tacoma Dome, the nearby LeMay Car museum is opening for a "parental daycare."

9 years ago

Seattle pocket bra inventors are sued

The UW students who invented a bra with a place to store a smartphone or credit card are being sued by a British man claims he has a patent on a bra with pockets.
9 years ago

Seattle’s new and long-term unemployed

For people who are jobless in Seattle, the unemployment rate doesn't make much difference. Another figure is on their minds - the number of days they've been looking for work.
9 years ago

Photos: World’s angriest cat lives in Seattle

A cat that was found abandoned along the side of a road in Seattle has thousands of fans, despite his reputation as the "world's angriest cat."
9 years ago

Global warming lessons learned on Tatoosh

Scientists who've been studying tiny Tatoosh Island off the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula for decades say there has been a disturbing decline in wildlife there.
9 years ago

More gay TV characters for fall season

With a statewide vote on same-sex marriage a month away, an advocacy group says the number of gay and bisexual characters on TV shows is at its highest level in the season ahead.

9 years ago