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 Radio, 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

Washington hospitals lacking in monoclonal antibody treatment

Hospitals throughout Washington are desperately in need of more monoclonal antibody treatment — but at the moment, it’s in short supply. Monoclonal antibody treatment is given to certain high-risk COVID patients through IV or injection as soon as possible after a diagnosis to prevent severe COVID symptoms. According to the Food and Drug Administration, “monoclonal […]
18 hours ago

End of summer doesn’t mean wildfire season is behind us

The State Fire Marshal's Office is reminding Washingtonians to still exercise precautions, as wildfire season will not be over for a few more weeks.
2 days ago

Idaho crisis impacts Washington hospitals’ ability to care for patients

As Idaho goes into crisis standards of care, Washington hospitals are feeling the burden. Transfers are putting further strain on the fragile system.
7 days ago

WSDA runs into challenges with third Asian giant hornet nest

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is currently in the middle of eradicating its third Asian giant hornet nest for the year.
8 days ago

How would crisis standards of care be enacted in Washington — and at what point?

At what point would Washington enact crisis standards of care -- and how would the designation happen? Health leaders explain the process.
10 days ago

Boaters asked to give space, slow down to help pregnant orcas in J-Pod

There's happy news for the Southern Residents as three orcas in J-Pod are pregnant. Boaters are reminded to go slow and leave extra space for the whales.
10 days ago

Federal investigation suspects tampering caused Custer derailment

The Federal Railroad Administration has released a report on the Custer derailment, identifying four potential causes of the crash.
11 days ago

Private long-term care insurance all but impossible to get ahead of new state tax

If you are planning to get private long-term care insurance in order to opt out of the new WA Cares tax, you may have a tough time.
16 days ago

Bellingham woman convicted of railroad sabotage, placing shunt on tracks

A Bellingham woman was convicted of railroad sabotage and found guilty of placing a shunt on train tracks, which can cause derailments.
16 days ago

State’s hospitals warn stroke, appendicitis patients seeing delayed care

Around the state, patients with serious disorders are experiencing delayed care because of the COVID-19 surge's strain on hospitals.
18 days ago

Port Hadlock restaurant says vaccine cards mandate puts burden on servers

A Mexican restaurant in Jefferson County says it will not follow the requirement to check vaccine cards at the door because it puts a burden on workers.
22 days ago

Highline Schools’ all-new Maritime High School opens in Des Moines

A first-of-its-kind high school for the Highline School District aims to give kids a hands-on education that will help prepare them for maritime careers.
22 days ago

Seattle area groups asking for volunteers to help arriving Afghan refugees

Local groups are looking for volunteers to help more than 100 Afghan refugees arriving in the Puget Sound. Learn how you can contribute.
24 days ago

Doctors: Washington likely needs 85-90% vaccination to defeat delta

Doctors around Washington say that the current vaccination rate is not enough to stem the tide of the delta variant as hospitals fill up.
26 days ago

Mobile gas stations at Seattle-area Safeway stores aim to save emissions, time

A new program at three Seattle-area Safeway stores allows people to access mobile gas stations with the goal of cutting down on time and emissions.
29 days ago

State scientists hopeful eradicated hornet nest may be only one in area

State entomologists are optimistic after locating and destroying an Asian giant hornet nest near Blaine this early in the season.
29 days ago

BBB warns of moving company, broker dishonesty in Washington

As more people move around the country during the pandemic, the Better Business Bureau warns people not to be tricked by a dishonest moving company.
1 month ago

State prison nurse says workers preparing to leave over vaccine mandate

A nurse at a state prison believes there will be major staffing shortages coming when her colleagues quit over the vaccine mandate in October.
1 month ago

Point Roberts loses second tourist season with border closure extension

As the U.S. Border continues to be closed to Canadians, the town of Point Roberts must deal with the loss of most of its tourism revenue.
1 month ago

Despite delta variant, fall travel expected to take off, says local analyst

Despite the delta surge, it looks as if fall travel will be taking off. Local travel analyst Steve Danishek explains what travelers should know.
1 month ago

Criticism for U.S. government as next border closure decision looms

As the United States approaches another deadline to decide whether or not to extend the border closure with Canada, the government is getting criticism.
1 month ago

Washington Department of Agriculture begins Asian giant hornet tracking effort

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has begun the Asian giant hornet tagging and tracking process in the hopes of finding a nest.
1 month ago

Skagit County Fair brings sense of ‘normalcy’ with precautions

After it was canceled in 2020 due to COVID, the Skagit County Fair is back, with precautions -- and you can even get your vaccine there.
1 month ago

Staffing shortage leads to backups at Puget Sound vet clinics

Vet clinics around the Puget Sound are having trouble fitting in patients -- and some are even shutting their doors -- due to a shortage in staffing.
2 months ago