Tom and Curley Show

Tom and Curley Show

The Tom and Curley Show airs on KIRO Radio weekdays (9am-12pm).

Bikini baristas continuing legal fight against Everett dress code

After a recent ruling by the Court of Appeals siding with the City of Everett against bikini baristas, the workers are now looking for a rehearing at appeals court, and potential taking the case to the Supreme Court.
2 years ago

New Washington law cracks down on newcomers who don’t register vehicles

A new law is hoping to convince newcomers to obtain a Washington state driver license and re-register their vehicles locally within 30 days.
2 years ago

New Seattle school dress code affirms expression, limits body shaming

A new dress code from the Seattle school gives students more choice while seeking to avoid any shaming.
2 years ago

Overnight Lacey lot may fingerprint homeless if they don’t have ID

The city of Lacey may fingerprint homeless people who want to sleep in an overnight lot with restrooms and security.
2 years ago

Are needle exchanges making the opioid health crisis worse?

Numerous public officials around Washington believe needle exchanges are exacerbating the opioid crisis, with discarded needles appearing in streets and public parks.
2 years ago

What shouldn’t qualify as a second passenger in an HOV lane?

Trying to get away with driving in the HOV lane without a passenger is becoming a more expensive proposition. What shouldn't count as a second passenger?
2 years ago

Washington graduation rate inaccurately tracked, lags behind nation

The Washington state high school graduation rates have lagged behind the rest of the nation of late, and a new report suggests that the numbers may be even lower.
2 years ago

Study: Washington ranked 5th worst state to retire, with Nebraska 1st

The Bankrate.com report found Washington is the fifth worst state in the country to spend your twilight years, based on factors including affordability, crime, culture, weather, and wellness, among others.
2 years ago

Why Seattle’s light rail expansion is taking so long

The $54 billion tax package to finance eight light-rail extensions is likely not to see the fruits of its labor for up to 22 years.
2 years ago

Homeless camp sweeps are up: Is Seattle shuffling them out of sight?

Without any announcements or fanfare, the city of Seattle has seemingly ramped up homeless camp sweeps in 2019, more so than last year.
2 years ago

Where does Inslee stand heading into the first Democratic debate?

On Wednesday Governor Jay Inslee will get his biggest audience yet as he takes the stage for first of the Democratic debates.
2 years ago

Snohomish County rebranding as ‘Seattle NorthCountry’ to attract visitors

Snohomish is looking to attract visitors north with a new branding strategy. Would you visit "Seattle NorthCountry True PNW"?
2 years ago

Should Seattle force treatment for severe drug addicts and mentally ill?

San Francisco authorities can now force those with debilitating mental illness and drug addiction into treatment. Should Seattle do the same?
2 years ago

Should colleges be using ‘adversity index’ for admissions?

The University of Washington is one of 50 schools nationwide to use a new tool colloquially referred to as a "adversity index" that measures the level of adversity a student faced as part of their application process.
2 years ago

Vacant 25-acre piece of land may become a new Seattle neighborhood

In a city filled with rising rents and relentless redevelopment, you don't often hear about new land becoming available. A 25-acre property between the Magnolia Bridge and the Interbay Golf Course is about to be vacant, and it may be big enough to be its own neighborhood.
2 years ago

Report: Suspicions focus on missing pins from Seattle crane collapse

Suspicions around the recent fatal crane collapse in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood are centering in on the structure's pins and incorrect disassembling practices.
2 years ago

Is it necessary to fine bars if closed captioning isn’t on TVs?

A new Seattle law will now insist that restaurants, bars, gyms, and pretty much any business with a television to have the closed captioning switched on.
2 years ago

Tom and Curley: Reflecting on the weekend’s Seattle crane collapse

As Mercer and surrounding streets are reopened, investigators are looking into causes behind a fatal crane collapse in South Lake Union that killed four people on Saturday. Tom and Curley discuss the random nature of tragedies such as these.
2 years ago

Dump-diving eagles in Renton bring shame to our nation

The national symbol of America is not comporting itself in way that befits a national symbol, since about 200 bald eagles have been found frequenting the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Renton, picking through sweet morsels of trash.
3 years ago

Seattle school displays names of those in detention: does shame work?

Washington Middle School recently projected a list of seven middle-schoolers in the lunchroom under the title, "Detention Today." It hasn't gone over well in Seattle.
3 years ago

What Washington cities have the most distracted drivers?

It's safe to assume that numerous drivers are engaging in distracted driving on the road, but a new study shows that some local Washington cities do it more than others.
3 years ago

Seattle police bust prostitution ring after 3-year investigation

A three-year police investigation into a network of Seattle massage parlors culminated this week with the arrest of six suspects, charged for promoting prostitution and money laundering.
3 years ago

Seattle police official: Reforms ‘damaged’ incentive to be a proactive officer

An official with the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) noted in a recent interview that many of the federally mandated police reforms have hurt officers ability and willingness to solve crimes.
3 years ago

Amazon looking to open a new nationwide grocery chain

Amazon is trading boxes for paper bags and looking to open a dozens grocery stores across the U.S.
3 years ago