Nicole Jennings

Nicole Jennings

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. Follow Nicole on Twitter! @NicoleKIROFM

Don’t try this at home: WA WIC director warns against DIY baby formula

Washington is no exception to the baby formula shortage, and some parents are going as far as making their own formula. Here's why you should never do this.
4 days ago

Necessary dye to operate CT scans facing significant shortage

The majority of the dye that is used in the U-S is produced in China, but that production has gotten disrupted by the lockdowns.
5 days ago

Missing Puget Sound crab pots cause estimated 180,000 annual crab deaths

Northwest Straits Foundation estimates there are 12,000 crab pots lost in the Puget Sound each year, trapping and killing approximately 180,000 crabs.
6 days ago

AARP WA advises people to help elderly relatives through 3G phase-out

The phase-out of 3G service for phone and medical alert systems may present challenges for the elderly, who rely on these services in emergencies.
10 days ago

St. Martin’s students help with ‘newt commute’ at Lacey ponds

A group of biology students at St. Martin's University in Lacey are taking volunteering to help a thousand newts finish their annual migration.
17 days ago

How possible radiation from Ukraine War could impact Washington

If Russia were to use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine or if fighting at a power plant caused an accident, would Washington residents be in danger of radiation?
20 days ago

State suggests cashless apps for cannabis stores to avoid robbery

Some cannabis retailers are disagreeing with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board over the best way to prevent armed robberies.
21 days ago

Boycotting Russia? Watch out for king crab, says Seattle fishmonger

People choosing to boycott Russian products may not know to watch where their king crab is coming from. Russian king crab is commonly sold in local stores.
1 month ago

Ukrainian Association of WA looking toward second aid flight to Ukraine

The Ukrainian Association of Washington just organized an aid flight of medical supplies to Ukraine -- and it is already planning a second flight.
2 months ago

Farm workers strike one week before Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Just before the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, workers at one of the valley's major tulip growers are going on strike, demanding safer working conditions.
2 months ago

Omicron subvariant goes from 7% to 25% of local cases within a week

As the omicron subvariant, BA.2, causes surges in Europe and Asia, its presence is also increasing in Washington. But that doesn't mean we'll see a wave.
2 months ago

New King County project gives more options for recycling soft plastics

It can be confusing to know where to recycle soft plastics like plastic bags, bubble wrap, and plastic packaging film, but a new project aims to help.
2 months ago

Canadian border will no longer require tests for vaccinated travelers

It will soon get easier to cross the border into Canada if you are fully vaccinated. Starting April 1, you will no longer need to find a test beforehand.
2 months ago

‘The trees miss their admirers’: UW cherry blossoms starting to show their colors

It may still be winter, but the University of Washington's iconic cherry blossoms are already starting to show their colors.
2 months ago

With COVID on the descent, travel at Sea-Tac Airport takes off

As the pandemic winds down, more people are taking to the skies at Sea-Tac International Airport -- and that has the airport's numbers closer to normal.
2 months ago

Washington cities with Russian sister cities faced with decision

Washington state agencies have been ordered to cut ties with Russian businesses -- but what of the four local communities that have sister cities in Russia?
2 months ago

Neighbors concerned about mega-warehouse proposed in South Tacoma

Neighbors in South Tacoma are worried about a proposed warehouse complex that would be two-thirds the size of Boeing's Everett plant.
2 months ago

Bill to reduce unemployment tax hike passes both chambers of state Legislature

A bill to lower the unemployment tax spike for business owners and give small business relief has now passed both the Washington state Senate and House.
2 months ago

Eastside police departments form Regional Catalytic Converter Task Force

Nine local law enforcement agencies have formed a Regional Catalytic Converter Task Force to crack down on this skyrocketing crime.
3 months ago

Increase in burglaries at Western Washington auto dealers, repair shops

Burglars in the Seattle area are targeting auto dealers and repair shops. They're taking keys so they can steal the cars waiting to be serviced.
3 months ago

Seattle rallies behind Ukraine with solidarity demonstration at UW’s Red Square

More than 100 Ukrainian-Americans and allies gathered at the University of Washington’s Red Square on Thursday to stand in solidarity with Ukraine.
3 months ago

Snohomish County nonprofit to cut off new rental assistance applications

A Snohomish County nonprofit distributing rental assistance is going to stop new applications to make sure there is enough for those already approved.
3 months ago

State Department of Agriculture makes plans to eradicate invasive Japanese beetles

Move over, Asian giant hornets. The Washington State Department of Agriculture is working to eradicate invasive Japanese beetles from the state.
3 months ago

Local Ukrainian-Americans scared for loved ones amid Russian invasion

Locals with relatives and friends in Ukraine are worried as Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops into two regions of Eastern Ukraine.
3 months ago