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Business groups ask governor to intervene before long-term care tax takes effect

A coalition of 165 employers, business groups, local governments, and unions is urging Gov. Inslee to intervene in the state's long-term care insurance tax.
12 days ago

Crews investigating fire at strip mall in White Center neighborhood

Crews are trying to control a massive three-alarm fire at a strip mall in Seattle's White Center neighborhood. 
12 days ago

Western State Hospital patient steals delivery truck, injures worker

An investigation continues Monday into how a patient at Western State Hospital managed to steal a delivery truck and drive it off the grounds.
12 days ago

Statewide outdoor mask mandate at large events takes effect Monday

A statewide mask mandate for large, outdoor events takes effect Monday, Sept. 13. This adds on to the existing indoor mask mandate in Washington.
12 days ago

20 years later, Dave Ross recalls how it felt to report on 9/11

Twenty years ago, Dave Ross, Dori Monson, and Heather Bosch were on air reacting to the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Meanwhile, a young historian was rolling tape.
14 days ago

Seattle councilmember proposes changes to city budget to address SPD staffing crisis

Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen announced a new proposal on Friday, designed to address ongoing SPD staffing shortages. 
15 days ago

Seattle police arrest man suspected of car-jacking, hitting patrol car, and ‘series of burglaries’

Seattle police officers arrested a man early Friday morning, suspected of car-jacking a semi-truck driver in Tukwila at gunpoint.
15 days ago

State discovers second Asian giant hornet nest of year in Whatcom County

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has successfully identified its second Asian giant hornet nest found this year. 
15 days ago

First taste of fall weather moves into Seattle area to cap off summer of record-setting heat

The Puget Sound region may very well have seen its last gasp of summer heat Thursday, with cooler temperatures and rain on the way.
15 days ago

KIRO Radio shares memories from Sept. 11, 2001

These are the stories from KIRO Radio's hosts and reporters as they recall and honor Sept. 11, 2001.
15 days ago

Gov. Inslee expands statewide mask mandate to include outdoor events

A statewide mask mandate will be expanded to include large, outdoor events with over 500 attendees starting on Monday, Sept. 13. 
16 days ago

Former state AG provides an update on the Patriot Act 20 years post-9/11

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is this Saturday, and a big change after the attacks was that Congress passed the Patriot Act. Where does it stand now?
16 days ago

Seattle Public Schools creates COVID dashboard to track cases among students, staff

The Seattle Public Schools district has created a COVID-19 dashboard to track confirmed cases. As of Sept. 9, there have been 44 cases.
16 days ago

Redmond residents clash over planned hotel homeless shelter

Redmond residents are pushing back on a hotel shelter space recently purchased through King County's Health Through Housing program.
16 days ago

Washington will have to ‘see what happens’ with mu variant

As the delta variant makes up almost all of the COVID-19 cases in Washington state, another variant is emerging onto the scene: the mu variant.
17 days ago

Snohomish County weighing outdoor mask mandate, possible vaccine requirements

Could Snohomish County become the next to enact an outdoor mask mandate, as well as additional vaccine requirements for indoor businesses?
17 days ago

‘Significant obstacles’ remain for homebuyers in the Puget Sound region

Home prices in the Puget Sound region are still a frustrating topic for many, especially for those who are hoping to be first-time homebuyers.
17 days ago

David Fahrenthold: Trump Tower is ‘not doing very well’

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold shares an update on investigations into former president Donald Trump and his business.
18 days ago

Seattle sports teams to require proof of COVID vaccination for fans

Professional and college sports teams in Washington, including the Seahawks, announced that proof of COVID vaccination will be required for attendees.
18 days ago

Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Kraken will require vaccination for guests 12 and up

The Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken announced that all guests age 12 and older must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entry. 
18 days ago

‘No evidence’ of sickout by Seattle City Light workers over vaccine mandate

Seattle City Light said it could keep power on if there had been a sickout Tuesday by employees over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
18 days ago

Expanded mask mandates take effect in King, Pierce counties

Expanded mask mandates for large, outdoor events kick in Tuesday for two of the largest counties in Washington: King and Pierce. 
18 days ago

UW doctor says outdoor sports safe for participants, still need precautions

COVID has thankfully not spread much among participants of outdoor sports. When it has spread, it's often pre- or post-game activities to blame.
19 days ago

Compassion Seattle appeal denied, homeless amendment will not appear on ballot

The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that Seattle's homeless measure will not appear on the November ballot.
22 days ago