Nicole Jennings

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Nicole Jennings graduated from Western Washington University in 2015 with a BA in history and minors in German and French. Before joining KIRO Newsradio, she worked as a journalist for two years at the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter and spent eight months teaching English in Salzburg, Austria on a Fulbright fellowship. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, both attending and taking part in theatre, and going on runs around Green Lake.

WSP prepares for any Trump-related unrest at WA State Capitol

The WSP is gearing up in case there is unrest on the State Capitol Campus in Olympia when former President Trump is arraigned.
1 year ago

City of Kirkland hopeful hotel purchase will fill homeless shelter gaps

A former La Quinta Inn in South Kirkland will become housing for those who are homeless. The facility will also provide wraparound services.
1 year ago

Marysville Police find ‘rainbow fentanyl’ pills in Tic Tac container

At first glance, they could have been candy -- Marysville Police found brightly-colored rainbow fentanyl pills in a Tic Tac container.
1 year ago

King County Councilmember wants to require businesses to accept cash

Many businesses have switched to taking cards only, but a King County Council measure would require some businesses to accept cash payments.
1 year ago

Pet surrenders up at Seattle Humane, not likely to slow down

The number of pets being surrendered at Seattle Humane is on the rise. Many people can no longer afford to keep their dogs and cats.
1 year ago

Redmond police chief calls for stronger stalking laws

Redmond's police chief is calling for strengthening stalking laws in the wake of two murders that are believed to be the work of a stalker.
1 year ago

Planning a spring break trip? Expect plenty of airline fees

The days of checking a bag for free are long gone, but now even eating a meal or choosing to sit next to family will incur airline fees.
1 year ago

New mental health center announced by Governor in Kirkland

State and local leaders gathered at Kirkland City Hall to introduce a new mental health crisis center on Wednesday.
1 year ago

One last chance for Tacoma woman with TB to avoid jail

A Tacoma woman with tuberculosis (TB) will have one final chance in a court hearing tomorrow to agree to receive treatment — or be arrested.
1 year ago

Beginning of March brings end to extra pandemic SNAP food benefits

The federal government's extra SNAP food benefits, which were allotted during the pandemic, are coming to an end.
1 year ago

A Ukrainian refugee family’s story of finding a new home in Everett

A Ukrainian family who left their home and sought shelter in Everett tells their story of escape and the welcome they received in Washington.
1 year ago

Flight cancellations, delays continue at Sea-Tac Airport today

The winter storm hitting Washington led to hundreds of flight delays at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday.
1 year ago

New ‘tranq’ drug spreading through Puget Sound region

A dangerous drug known as tranq - a mix of fentanyl and xylazine, a horse tranquilizer - is spreading through the Puget Sound region.
1 year ago

Beware of scammers selling fake gold along I-5, I-405

Harding said the amount of money the thieves get from drivers each time varies, ranging from $100 to, in at least one case, $4,000.
1 year ago

Grab a bite in Everett to help earthquake relief in Turkey, Syria

A local small business is raising funds for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria through sales of manakish, a popular dish in the region.
1 year ago

Legislature mulls expanding partial exemptions for property taxes

The pool of seniors who qualify for reductions to their property taxes may get bigger if a bipartisan bill is successful in the Legislature.
1 year ago

Bellevue superintendent recommends consolidating multiple elementary schools

Bellevue Superintendent Art Jarvis said fewer students has resulted in less funding, leading to their proposal to close schools.
1 year ago

Families rally ahead of Bellevue School District consolidation decision

Parents are rallying in protest as the Bellevue School District considers consolidating elementary schools due to dropping enrollment.
1 year ago

‘Recycle, don’t throw out’ newest message from King County initiative

King County has launched a new initiative to get people to recycle or reuse items before automatically throwing them out.
1 year ago

Seattle attorney representing 737 MAX victims’ families weighs in on Boeing arraignment

An attorney representing 50 of the families of victims of the Boeing 737 MAX crashes gives his take on the fraud charge against Boeing.
2 years ago

Bathrooms closed at several Edmonds parks after vandalism

Vandals have targeted the restrooms at several popular Edmonds parks. Now those restrooms are closed, and police are on the lookout for three teens.
2 years ago

Legislature mulls bill to give unemployment recipients more flexibility

A bill in the Legislature seeks to make it easier for people to get unemployment by expanding the list of what counts as a job search activity.
2 years ago

State group recommends axing, replacing B&O tax on businesses

A group commissioned by the Legislature is recommending the state replace its B&O tax on businesses with a different kind of tax.
2 years ago

TSA found more guns at Sea-Tac in 2022 than any other year

TSA agents found 113 guns in people's carryon luggage at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last year, more than any other year on record.
2 years ago