Stephanie Klein

Stephanie Klein

Former MyNorthwest editor. Stephanie began working on the KIRO Newsradio newsdesk fresh out of the University of Washington. After a short stint producing reality TV, she returned to help launch MyNorthwest in Feb. 2008. Email Stephanie at sklein@mynorthwest.com

State trooper who told off Gov. Inslee dies after battle with COVID-19

State Trooper Robert LaMay, who famously quit over the COVID vaccine mandate, has died after a battle with the virus, as reported by KIRO Newsradio.
1 year ago

Woman arrested for string of arsons in Tacoma

Tacoma police have arrested a woman suspected in a string of arsons from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday morning.
1 year ago

National Guard arrives to Harborview Medical Center to help with COVID testing

A Seattle hospital official says the arrival of 10 army soldiers on Friday is a huge help and will free up staff to care for patients.
1 year ago

Top dog and cat names in King County last year

King County released its 2021 list of most popular pet names and 'Bella' and 'Luna' came out on top.
1 year ago

Washington hospitals worried about capacity ahead of potential omicron wave

The Washington State Hospital Association is preparing for an influx of patients with COVID-19 as omicron spreads across the region.
1 year ago

Seattle schools will reopen in person after winter break

Seattle Public Schools plans to resume in-person learning as scheduled on Jan. 3, but remains open to the possibility for a return to remote learning.
1 year ago

Seattle mayor-elect announces new administration, including niece

Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell announced the first members of his new administration on Monday.
1 year ago

Vaccine verification to expand to small restaurants, bars in King County

Proof of COVID vaccination will be required at small restaurants and bars in King County starting Monday. It was already required at larger establishments.
1 year ago

Three cases of omicron variant found in Washington state

The state Department of Health has confirmed there are three cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Washington. 
1 year ago

I-5 in Marysville reopens after police activity

Traffic was backed up for miles on northbound I-5 through Marysville for police activity Saturday morning.
1 year ago

Report confirms uptick in shootings across King County, Seattle

The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office released an updated report on gun violence data after a rash of shootings.
1 year ago

Dave Chappelle coming to Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena

Comedian Dave Chappelle is coming to Climate Pledge Arena for a show on New Year's Eve.
1 year ago

Seattle police investigating 5 shootings overnight

Seattle police are investigating five shootings in the past 24-hour period. Two people were injured.
1 year ago

Lawmaker aims to restore 21-gun salute at Washington’s capitol

Since a bill passed to prohibit the open carry of firearms or weapons on capitol grounds in Olympia, one lawmaker says they've missed the 21-gun salute.
1 year ago

UW study: Less screen time, more physical activity leads to better mental health for kids

Parents, your suspicion is now backed up by a study from the UW that confirms more physical activity and less screen time leads to better mental health.
1 year ago

State reports 92% compliance after vaccine mandate deadline

At least 92% of state workers have shown proof they're vaccinated against COVID-19 or were approved for exemption, according to the state.
1 year ago

Seattle school district reports 99% COVID vaccine compliance

Seattle's school district says the "overwhelming majority" of its staff has shown proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
1 year ago

Seattle store owner arrested for trafficking stolen Star Wars LEGOs

A store owner in downtown Seattle was arrested on Friday for trafficking stolen Star Wars LEGOs, among other items.
1 year ago

What to know now that Oct. 18 deadline for vaccine mandate has arrived

The deadline for state workers, including educators, and healthcare workers to show their employers proof that they're vaccinated against COVID-19 is Monday, Oct. 18.
1 year ago

Seattle police patrolling lower West Seattle Bridge after reports of covered plates

Seattle police say they are conducting enforcement at the lower West Seattle Bridge after it was discovered that drivers have been obscured their license plates to avoid traffic cameras.
1 year ago

Seattle Police Chief asks officers to submit vaccine paperwork

As the Oct. 18 deadline to prove COVID-19 vaccination or risk losing a job looms, Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz sent a heartfelt memo to officers letting them know he doesn't want to lose them.
1 year ago

Boeing employees protest vaccine mandate in Everett

A few dozen people stood in the rain outside the Machinist union hall in Everett on Friday protesting the vaccine mandate Boeing announced this week.
1 year ago

Seattle Public Schools will suspend 142 bus routes in anticipation of driver shortage

Seattle Public Schools says it has alerted parents that it's suspending school bus service on 142 routes -- or 24% -- due to staffing challenges.
1 year ago

Machinists union set to bargain over COVID vaccine mandate with Boeing

Boeing's Machinist Union released a statement, acknowledging that a vaccine mandate is a divisive issue for members, asking employees to choose "between beliefs or their jobs."
1 year ago