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Dave Ross

Wuhan, COVID, market...
MyNorthwest Staff

UW Medicine’s head of Virology: Live market ‘more likely the start’ of COVID

Scientists have been trying to trace the actual origins of the virus that causes COVID, to find if it came from a market, a lab, or somewhere else.
24 hours ago
sleep...
MyNorthwest Staff

Study determines the ideal time to sleep based on biological clock

Is there a specific time when you should be going to sleep? Mercer Island MD Dr. Gordon Gohen explains the results of a study from the United Kingdom.
2 days ago
downtown seattle...
Dave Ross

Ross: Seattle’s next mayor promises a drier downtown experience

Yes, people want to be safe downtown, but they would also like to be able to go from store to store in November and December without getting soaked.
5 days ago
holidays...
MyNorthwest Staff

Check your dishwasher, fridge, and bathroom before hosting for the holidays

We're used to holiday tips, but this is the first time Dave Ross says he's read about the home maintenance you should be doing for the holidays.
6 days ago
Ahmaud Arbery trial, God...
Dave Ross

Ross: Maybe God wanted us to see this

Based on the teaching that God is Love, maybe He wanted us to see how good people could end up killing an innocent man.
6 days ago
booster...
MyNorthwest Staff

Mercer Island MD explains why we’ll likely need yearly COVID booster shots

All U.S. adults can get a COVID booster if it's been six months since their last dose, or two months for J&J. Dr. Gordon Cohen shares his advice.
7 days ago
lockdown...
Dave Ross

Ross: Lockdown fatigue sets in from Washington to Belgium

If we love freedom, and I know we do, then staying healthy is not just good medical advice, it's also our patriotic duty.
7 days ago
defunding...
Dave Ross

Ross: So much defunding!

The Congressional Budget Office has released its analysis of the Build Back Better Bill, and it’s not what the President had hoped.
10 days ago
electric vehicles...
MyNorthwest Staff

GMs Factory Zero will show ‘electric vehicles are not glorified golf carts’

As Washington and others continue to push for more electric vehicles on the road in the coming years, a renewed plant from General Motors will help. 
11 days ago
gun...
Dave Ross

Ross: Another defendant assumes his authority comes from his gun

I watched testimony in the Ahmaud Arbery case. And I realized – here it is again. Another defendant who assumes his authority comes from his gun.
11 days ago
large events, Gov Inslee...
Dave Ross

Ross: Who’s really hurt if we rein in Gov. Inslee’s emergency powers?

For whatever reason, Democrats are more likely to mask up and get vaccinated. So any attempt to block emergency mandates would not affect the parties equally.
12 days ago
referees...
MyNorthwest Staff

KIRO Radio hosts wonder if it’s time for automated referees and umpires

After some complaints about calls in the Seahawks game last weekend, is it time to have automated referees or do we still need a human there?
13 days ago
Rittenhouse, distancing...
Dave Ross

Ross: The new definition of social distancing

In the world described by Kyle Rittenhouse's defense, we would adopt a new kind of social distancing, where the safest distance between two people is defined by whoever has the gun.
13 days ago
COVID booster...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former FDA commissioner: COVID vaccine booster mixed messaging is a ‘misstep’

The FDA is once again going to determine if COVID booster shots are safe and effective for the populations that are not currently eligible.
14 days ago
Rittenhouse...
Dave Ross

Ross: Should Rittenhouse go free?

I’ll turn today’s commentary over to Tony from Kitsap County, who was replying to my Friday commentary about the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.
14 days ago
Rittenhouse, gun...
Dave Ross

Ross: The gun changes everything

You have a right to defend yourself when you think someone is about to kill you. But claiming self-defense is not that simple when you openly carry a gun.
17 days ago
rain, pineapple express...
MyNorthwest Staff

What happened to Seattle’s ‘Pineapple Express?’ Enter, the ‘atmospheric river’

Why are we no longer calling these big dumps of rain the "Pineapple Express" and instead using "atmospheric river?"
18 days ago
election threats...
Dave Ross

Ross: Government depends on election officials being able to do their jobs

I’m happy that we err on the side of free speech in this country. But tolerating threats to the people who run our elections – I have a problem with that.
18 days ago
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is not holding a fluffernutter in this photo, but he is holdi...
MyNorthwest Staff

Dave Ross, Rachel Belle on how ‘fluffernutter’ made it into the dictionary

Fluffernutter is now in the dictionary. KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and Rachel Belle discuss that and the other new words (and phrases) that made the cut.
19 days ago
job, hidden workers...
Dave Ross

Ross: Large number of ‘hidden workers’ can’t get jobs they’re qualified for

If you look at the numbers, everybody who wants a job ought to have one. There are 7.4 million unemployed workers, and 10 million job openings.
19 days ago
police reform...
Dave Ross

Ross: Minneapolis parallels Seattle in failure to win police reform at the ballot box

JaNae Bates, director of communications for Yes 4 Minneapolis, joins KIRO Radio to break down why police reform failed at the ballot box.
20 days ago
burger, pandemic...
Dave Ross

Ross: Out of one pandemic and into another

Call me a dreamer, but I think it would be a doggone shame if we figured out a way to survive the COVID pandemic – only to die of meat.
20 days ago
aaron rodgers...
Dave Ross

Ross: Leave Aaron Rodgers alone

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers now complains he’s being canceled because he seemed to imply he’d been vaccinated even though he wasn’t.
21 days ago
Seattle, anxiety...
MyNorthwest Staff

KIRO Radio hosts attempt to solve Seattle’s anxiety problem

A new study out of the U.S. Census Bureau has found that Seattle is ranked as the most anxious metro area in the country. KIRO Radio weighs in.
22 days ago
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