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. Follow Nicole on Twitter! @NicoleKIROFM

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.
23 minutes 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.
4 days 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.
12 days 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.
13 days 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.
14 days 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.
18 days 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.
18 days ago

City of Bellevue to start safe parking pilot program for those living in cars

The plan is for the safe parking pilot program to begin sometime over the summer. The city council approved $450,000 per year to run the program.
20 days ago

Business owners prepare for more king tides in Puget Sound

King tides return to the region over the weekend and into next week. People in areas that flooded the last time are already taking steps to prevent damage.
20 days ago

Leg. considering bills to lower taxes on spirits-based canned cocktails

Canned cocktails made with hard liquor will cost you more in taxes than those made with wine or beer, even if the alcohol content is the same.
24 days ago

Bill in legislature would ban toxins commonly found in cosmetics

Your favorite cosmetics may contain unhealthy levels of toxic chemicals, but a bill in the Legislature aims to do something about this.
26 days ago

King tides return to Puget Sound, but unlikely to bring much flooding

The king tides are back in the Puget Sound this week, but we are unlikely to see the widespread flooding that they brought two weeks ago.
28 days ago

Wind impacting Puget Sound part of larger storm pummeling California

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for parts of the state through noon after wind gusts reached upwards of 50 miles per hour.
29 days 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 month ago

King County seeing increasing ‘white powder’ fentanyl

Ahead of the New Year's party weekend, King County is warning people about a dangerous trend involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
1 month ago

Ice storm brings power outage, flooding risk to Western Washington

The snow will be gone soon, but the ice storm is likely to bring a mess to the region, including power outages and flooding.
2 months ago

State climatologist on why winter solstice is not our earliest sunset

The winter solstice is here, but while it is the shortest day of the year, it is neither the day with the earliest sunset nor with the latest sunrise.
2 months ago

Prepare for dangerously low temps, ice storm across Puget Sound

Before the snow clears out, the region will be hit with two hazards -- dangerously low temperatures and an ice storm during Friday's commute.
2 months ago

Lowest gas prices in months an early Christmas gift for WA drivers

It's an early Christmas present for drivers who are off to Grandmother's house -- gas prices in Washington are the lowest they have been in nearly a year.
2 months ago

Snohomish County says meth contamination won’t delay Edmonds housing facility

This process has the America's Best Value Inn on Highway 99 temporarily shut down, as the entire interior needs to undergo a cleanup.
2 months ago

Teachers push for higher minimum wage in South King cities after Tukwila vote

After Tukwila voted to enact a higher minimum wage, teachers in neighboring cities are advocating for a similar move in their communities.
2 months ago

Allow extra time for mail deliveries this holiday season

Some neighborhoods around the Puget Sound region are reporting mail delays. This comes as the USPS hits its busiest couple of weeks of the year.
2 months ago

Could we see a mask mandate as flu, RSV, COVID circulate?

Los Angeles County is moving toward another mask mandate as flu, COVID, and RSV circulate. How likely is Washington to bring masks back?
2 months ago

Family of man who died after delayed medic response sues City of Seattle

The family of a man who died of cardiac arrest after first responders delayed entering his home is suing the City of Seattle for $10 million.
2 months ago