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Sam Campbell is a reporter with KIRO Newsradio, having previously covered the latest breaking news for the Portland metro area at Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, he worked as a military news reporter with the USA TODAY Network at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Sam brings experience from news stations across the country, including New York City and Columbus, OH. He graduated from the Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism in 2017. When he's not working, he's hiking, playing video games or searching for the best dumpling spot in Seattle.

Edmonds high school student arrested for bringing ‘ghost gun’ to school

Edmonds Police Department (EDP) thanking the vigilance of one student who they say spoke up when they knew a fellow 15-year-old student brought a loaded gun to class at Edmonds-Woodway High School Thursday.
1 day ago

Seattle encampment fires up 15% in 2022: ‘It’s tough every time’

The Seattle Fire Department has responded to 1,133 fires at encampments in 2022, not including Wednesday's fire under the Ship Canal Bridge.
2 days ago

Seattle businesses help Florida residents during Hurricane Ian

Bloodworks Northwest provides blood to numerous hospitals throughout the Pacific Northwest region – and now in Florida, too.
3 days ago

Sea-Tac arrivals ramp shut down, causing significant delays

The lower-level baggage-claim road at Sea-Tac Airport was closed overnight for construction work, causing some delays getting into the airport.
5 days ago

Highway 2 reopens Saturday as crews stabilize neighboring hillsides 

State crews are working to reopen Highway 2 by Monday, cutting hundreds of trees in an effort to repair damage from the Bolt Creek Fire.
8 days ago

Body recovered from Lake Washington off the I-90 bridge

Authorities are investigating after a body was found in Lake Washington overnight Thursday. 
9 days ago

New data reveals which Seattle neighborhoods are hit the hardest by car theft

There were nearly one million car thefts in cities across the U.S. in 2021, and trends for 2022 show that number is only going up.
10 days ago

Seattle teachers ratify new agreement with district

The Seattle teachers' strike ended Tuesday morning. The union, the Seattle Education Association (SEA), announced it had ratified a new contract with Seattle Public Schools, with more than 4,000 educators voting to confirm the new contract.
12 days ago

Commuters rejoice at the West Seattle Bridge’s reopening

The West Seattle Bridge is no longer cut off from the rest of the city. It opened Saturday night after two and a half years of emergency repairs.
13 days ago

2 separate Auburn hit-and-run accidents leave 2 dead

Auburn Police said it started around 8:40 p.m. when they received reports of a person walking onto Auburn Way North near 45th Street.
16 days ago

Sound Transit, Amtrak narrowly dodge service interruption as rail unions reach deal

After threats of a railway strike, President Biden announced that a tentative contract agreement has been reached. 
16 days ago

Boo or cheer? Seahawks fans speak out on Russell Wilson’s Emerald City return

Sam Campbell spoke with lifelong Seahawks fans, who had mixed opinions on Wilson’s first re-appearance since leaving the team in March.
22 days ago

Teacher strike indefinitely closes Seattle Schools

For the 50,000 students in Seattle Public Schools (SPS), summer vacation has been extended indefinitely as teachers begin their strike. Negotiations between the district and the union fell apart last month. Teachers and other staff are picketing at schools across the district with plenty of chanting, sign-waving, and rallying along the picket lines. The Seattle […]
25 days ago

‘The worst day of their families’ lives:’ 9 missing Whidbey Island crash victims presumed dead

The Coast Guard has called off its search for the nine missing victims of a float plane that crashed west of Whidbey Island on Sunday afternoon.
26 days ago

‘Will to live’ is key, Coast Guard says of ongoing Whidbey Island plane crash search and rescue

The U.S. Coast Guard is actively searching for the nine people unaccounted for after a float plane crashed west of Whidbey Island Sunday afternoon.
27 days ago

PAX West hosts tens of thousands of fans for the ‘magnum opus of Seattle gaming’

With so many of the industry's biggest players here, the University of Washington's (UW) esports program says it brought students and staff to network.
29 days ago

‘It’s very bad down here:’ Downtown Seattle hopes ‘clean team’ will improve Third Ave

The Downtown Seattle Association is unveiling a new fleet of mobile, rapid-response vehicles to keep the city streets clean.
1 month ago

Bystanders stop two separate attempted child kidnappings

Two separate kidnappings were narrowly avoided on Tuesday in under two hours when bystanders intervened, Seattle police said in a press release.
1 month ago

Seattle Schools teachers rally for higher wages ahead of strike vote

At least 50 SPS teachers rally for a better contract with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) outside Arbor Heights Elementary.
1 month ago