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Dave Ross

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.
18 hours 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.
2 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.”
5 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.
5 days ago
electric...
MyNorthwest Staff

‘Emergency service is definitely going to be an issue’ with early electric vehicles

What happens when you're stranded on the highway for hours, like on I-95 in Virginia last week, in an electric vehicle?
6 days ago
democracy...
Dave Ross

Ross: A very worried Canadian says American democracy is in crisis

The Jan. 6 anniversary again brought out the predictions that American democracy is in decline. And it appears that Canadians are especially worried.
6 days ago
vaccinate, teenager...
Dave Ross

Ross: Asking if you should vaccinate your kids is the wrong question

If the risk of side effects has you questioning whether to let your teenager get the vaccine, you need to question whether you should them get near a car.
9 days ago
A pro-Trump riot breaks into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win M...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former WA AG McKenna explains prosecution case against Jan. 6 Capitol rioters

Former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna joined KIRO Radio to explain how the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters could be prosecuted.
9 days ago
Jan. 6, division...
Dave Ross

Ross: Fundamental division in this country is not between left and right

The fundamental division in this country is between people who believe in solving differences politically, versus those willing to use violence.
10 days ago
highway...
Dave Ross

Ross: Always have snacks in the car

Once a highway is closed, you’re on your own until the highway crews dig you out. Until then, no one else is coming to help you.
11 days ago
potty training...
Dave Ross

Ross: Why do we still bother with potty training?

Potty training sets up an expectation that you won’t need a diaper because there will always be a decent place to relieve yourself. But that's a lie.
12 days ago
Hero House NW, alternative response...
KIRO Newsradio staff

‘Stop criminalizing mental health crises,’ says Hero House NW CEO

The CEO of Hero House NW, which has three "clubhouses" in Washington, explains how their model helps aid in mental health recovery.
20 days ago
phone, walking...
Dave Ross

Dave Ross holiday parody: Walkin’ with an iPhone in Your Hand

I feel the need to update the Christmas classics from time to time, so here’s the latest cut from my beloved holiday album.
24 days ago
Biden COVID response, Giroir...
Dave Ross

Ross: Finally everybody agrees on what our COVID response should be

The main criticism of Joe Biden from Trump’s COVID guy Brett Giroir was that he didn’t go far enough, hinting that we might finally be on the same page.
25 days ago
5G aircraft safety...
Dave Ross

Ross: Who gets to make the rules on aircraft safety?

When the FAA issues an airworthiness directive, that’s a serious thing. And the FAA has issued such an order concerning 5G networks.
26 days ago
Seattle single-family zoning...
MyNorthwest Staff

Upzoning Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods could provide crucial ‘communal space’

Slate writer Henry Grabar details how cities like Seattle could benefit from a new approach to single-family neighborhoods.
27 days ago
Classroom...
Dave Ross

Ross: Can we incentivize good behavior with money?

Given all the material incentives to do the wrong thing, why not fight back, and start rewarding people for good behavior?
27 days ago
city council, Seattle protests...
MyNorthwest Staff

Mayor Durkan reflects on challenges posed by Seattle’s summer of protests

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan presided over a summer of protests, which in some ways, dominated the national discussion as much as the pandemic.
30 days ago
cookies, holiday song...
Dave Ross

A holiday song from Dave Ross for the eating season

This song is dedicated to everyone who finds that even without the usual Christmas parties, you’re still eating way too much holiday food.
30 days ago
Seattle vaccinated, Durkan...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan looks back on a term that was ‘defined by COVID’

Before she leaves office, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan sat down with Dave Ross and Hanna Scott to reflect on her four years in office.
1 month ago
Compassion Seattle, homeless crisis, single family zoning...
Dave Ross

Ross: Can Gov. Inslee’s plan to move beyond single-family zoning actually fix homeless crisis?

Gov. Inslee is embracing the free market theory of supply and demand: You want more affordable housing? Let developers work their magic.
1 month ago
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