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Dave Ross

legislature, police, stolen camper...
MyNorthwest Staff

Tacoma listener tells Legislature to ‘let police do their jobs’ after his camper was stolen

A listener in Tacoma had his camper stolen from his yard, but was told by police that he would need to contact the Legislature to sort it out.
13 hours ago
Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former Washington AG: Supreme Court is losing one of its last moderate justices

Former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna reflects on the legacy of departing Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
14 hours ago
bus fare, community transit...
Dave Ross

Ross: Is enforcing the bus fare unconstitutional?

The state Supreme Court is taking up a case of a bus passenger who didn’t pay his fare. But what got him arrested was that he had outstanding warrants.
19 hours ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

UW Virologist: ‘Every chance’ omicron sub-variant precipitates ‘endemic state’ of COVID

The UW virology department's Dr. Keith Jerome is optimistic that the emergence of a sub-variant of omicron indicates a trend out of the pandemic.
19 hours ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Everybody thinks they have to be a commentator 24/7

Everybody now thinks they have to be a commentator 24/7. And as a professional commentator, I’m here to say, “No, you don’t!”
2 days ago
Google...
Dave Ross

Ross: How to baffle Google

Our state attorney general is suing Google for secretly tracking us. It turns out that after you think you’ve turned off tracking, it can still follow you.
3 days ago
kids...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle Children’s pediatrician knows it’s ‘challenging’ to get young kids to mask up

A number of parents of young kids are feeling left behind at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic as the nation tries to return to normal.
4 days ago
Seattle election results, voting...
Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle may get to see ‘approval voting’ in action

There is some real money behind the latest attempt to reform primary elections in Seattle, with a system called "approval voting."
4 days ago
Tsunami...
MyNorthwest Staff

New study details ‘startling’ effect large tsunami would have on Western Washington

A new study from the state Department of Natural Resources details the devastating effect a large tsunami would have on Washington's coastal areas.
6 days ago
voting...
Dave Ross

Ross: Beat the vote suppressors at their own game

Democrats have promised to keep fighting for voting rights, and that includes Rep. Derek Kilmer. So, I tried to sell him my idea of radical compliance.
7 days ago
Bremerton coach...
MyNorthwest Staff

McKenna: ‘Real chance’ Bremerton coach could prevail in SCOTUS case over praying at games

Could former Bremerton High School football Coach Joe Kennedy finally score a legal victory in front of the Supreme Court?
8 days ago
voting...
MyNorthwest Staff

Washington Rep. Kilmer says voting rules must pass the ‘grandma’ test

Congressman Derek Kilmer believes certain voting rights need to be enshrined nationwide, and it has to do with his grandma
8 days ago
Stevens Pass, snow...
Dave Ross

Ross: The snow is gone, but the storm continues

One of the essential functions of snow storms in Washington state is to give us one more reason to get angry at the government.
8 days ago
voting rights...
Dave Ross

Ross: It’s time to start working on a plan B to protect voting rights

Everyone who is passionate about protecting voting rights, start working on plan B now. Use that anger to show voters how to comply with repressive laws.
9 days ago
Inslee, swear...
Dave Ross

Ross: Let them swear they will tell nothing but the truth

My daughter heard yesterday’s commentary about Inslee’s proposed law to discourage candidates from lying about elections, and came up with an alternative.
10 days ago
health care workers, hospital...
MyNorthwest Staff

Mercer Island MD: New guidelines for health workers could expose ‘vulnerable people’

Dr. Gordon Cohen, Mercer Island MD, comments on the new guidelines from the CDC that allow COVID-positive health care workers to return to work.
11 days ago
emergency powers...
Dave Ross

Ross: Gov. Inslee’s bill to punish lying politicians may be asking for trouble

A growing number of reasonable people are questioning Governor Inslee’s bill (Senate Bill 5843) to punish lying politicians.
11 days ago
omicron...
MyNorthwest Staff

UW Virology head: Not yet to the peak of omicron in Washington state

In Washington state, at least in the local population that UW Medicine is caring for, it's not yet safe to say that omicron has peaked.
13 days ago
vaccine mandates...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former state AG: OSHA’s COVID vaccine mandate was too broad

Former state Attorney General Rob McKenna provides insight into the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates.
14 days ago
Rhodes, Capitol...
Dave Ross

Ross: It looks like the ‘tourists’ were up to something after all

Every American should read the Justice Department indictment of the Oath Keepers who participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
14 days ago
inflation...
Dave Ross

Ross: Use inflation as motivation for a little portion control

If millions of people suddenly don’t need to buy so much food, by the law of supply and demand, food prices would have to go down.
15 days ago
legislature...
Dave Ross

Ross: Trust your legislature

If the day comes when a state legislature picks the president, at least we'll get to vote for the representatives who we trust to make the choice for us.
16 days ago
grocery...
Dave Ross

Ross: The best gift you can give to any child is to teach them to chill

I was grocery shopping and noticed a new sign in the window: “We are short staffed. PLEASE be kind to those who showed up. We are doing our very best.”
17 days ago
Tacoma single family zoning...
MyNorthwest Staff

Economist: Gov. Inslee’s proposal to rework single-family zoning ‘a good start’

Economist Matthew Gardner speaks with KIRO Radio's Dave Ross to explain a new proposal to rework the state's single-family zoning rules.
17 days ago
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