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Dave Ross

Vaccine...
Dave Ross

Ross: May we live long and prosper with our vaccine choices

Talk show host Dennis Praeger decided to put it all on the line to prove he’s right about vaccines.
2 hours ago
Flu vaccine...
MyNorthwest Staff

A new ‘universal’ flu-COVID shot on the horizon, says local MD

Mercer Island’s Dr. Gordon Cohen discusses how future iterations of the COVID mRNA vaccine could also treat seasonal flu.
19 hours ago
Crypto power plant...
Dave Ross

Ross: The troubling downside behind megawatts of crypto-power

Power plants feeding Bitcoin miners will create jobs, but they’ll do it by pumping CO2 into the air in service of creating more of the currency.
1 day ago
unemployment...
Dave Ross

Ross: The real reason people don’t want to return to work

The extra unemployment benefits were cut off in September and most states elected not to continue them. Yet, millions of workers are still holding out.
4 days ago
Shatner, space...
Dave Ross

Ross: Shatner’s emotional response over trip to space exactly what we needed to hear

Space travel is a trip that every billionaire who thinks he’s a master of the universe needs to take as soon as possible.
5 days ago
Airlines...
Dave Ross

Ross: Choosing the fully-vaccinated airline that makes you feel safest

Two airlines – Southwest and American –both based in Texas, have decided to stick with their plans to require employees to get vaccinated.
6 days ago
Jan. 6, US Capitol...
MyNorthwest Staff

Committee investigating Jan. 6 pushes for details from White House aides

Washington Post's David Fahrenthold discusses the investigation into Jan. 6, with subpoenas now sent to some of former President Trump's closest aides.
7 days ago
TikTok...
Dave Ross

Ross: Down the rabbit hole as TikTok challenges take on life of their own

Just remember kids, you’re responsible for your conduct no matter what website put you up to it, whether it's TikTok or somewhere else.
7 days ago
Merck's...
MyNorthwest Staff

Mercer Island MD: New accessible COVID treatment is ‘necessary step’

A new COVID-19 treatment is on the horizon. Merck’s new COVID treatment — available in pill form — has been submitted to the FDA.
8 days ago
Facebook...
Dave Ross

Ross: The Facebook algorithm is your friend

Facebook’s vice president of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, was on the Sunday shows – promising that Facebook has gotten the message.
8 days ago
NBA...
Dave Ross

Ross: Ex-NBA fraudsters demonstrate the only thing more painful than a root canal

It was just a footnote on the evening news -- the arrests of several ex-NBA players for cheating on their health insurance.
11 days ago
zoning...
MyNorthwest Staff

Windermere economist believes upzoning is ‘unlikely’ to lower Seattle property values

Windermere Economist Matthew Gardner talks about the latest Puget Sound housing report and how zoning may look in the market today.
11 days ago
King County, Lambert...
Dave Ross

Ross: King County race shows what happens when politics get nasty

When I see someone I’ve worked with slimed in a political ad, I have to say something.
12 days ago
facebook...
Dave Ross

Ross: Smother them with niceness on Facebook

Suppose we use the more evolved part of our brains to spread stories that celebrate unity, healing, truth, reassurance, and reconciliation?
13 days ago
facebook...
Dave Ross

Ross: Facebook chose to make more money

We can’t punish Facebook for wanting to make more money, can we? That’s what successful companies are supposed to do.
14 days ago
Seattle Mariners...
Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle Mariners did something no team has done in 20 years

Congratulations to the Mariners for putting themselves back on the map and achieving something that no baseball team has achieved in at least 20 years.
15 days ago
In this Sept. 16, 2021, file photo, a Pre-K teacher teaches 3-and 4-year-old students at the Dr. Ch...
Dave Ross

Ross: Child care is holding up the vote on the Build Back Better Bill

As I’ve said many times, it would save the country a lot of aggravation if people who don’t want programs intended to benefit them would step up and say so.
18 days ago
Judkins Park...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle’s Central District community steps up after shooting at Judkins Park

The surge in shootings in King County continued this past weekend, but an incident Judkins Park has pushed the local community to take action.
19 days ago
Bruce Harrell (left) and Lorena Gonzalez (right), the two candidates for Seattle's next mayor. (Pho...
Dave Ross

Ross: Would you live next to poor people?

During last night’s debate between the two candidates for Mayor of Seattle the issue of zoning came up. But neither candidate really touched on why this is a sensitive issue for people who live in single-family neighborhoods.
19 days ago
Astro, robot...
Dave Ross

Ross: Do I dare give my heart to a robot again?

Here comes Amazon with a robot called Astro – named after the Jetsons' dog. Do I get this, or wait until they design one that can hug me and lick my face?
20 days ago
government...
MyNorthwest Staff

Fahrenthold predicts government will not shut down over debt ceiling vote

KIRO Radio's Dave Ross asked Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold: Is the government going to close and is the treasury going to default?
21 days ago
lost cause...
Dave Ross

Ross: Beware, politicians, of the lost cause

America is days away from a shutdown, a self-inflicted default, and the last chance to pass bills that will determine whether Joe Biden is relevant or not.
21 days ago
long-COVID...
MyNorthwest Staff

Persistent ‘long-COVID’: Research suggests the immune system itself might be to blame

Mercer Island’s Dr. Gordon Cohen unpacks new research coming out of the University of Arkansas to better understand “long COVID,” or “COVID long-haulers.”
22 days ago
fans, normal...
Dave Ross

Ross: Almost back to normal weekends

This weekend had highs, it had lows, and it was almost possible to entertain the thought that things are getting back to normal.
22 days ago
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