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Dave Ross

Dave Ross

Ross: Was it a Chinese spy balloon, or luxury space travel prototype?

The defense department says it has been tracking a huge Chinese balloon over Montana
2 days ago
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Ross: ‘Police used as substitute for properly funding social services’

The reason we keep seeing abuses like the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis. It’s rooted in American culture.
3 days ago
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Ross: More millennials need their parents help, but for how much longer

Dave was shocked to hear about the latest statistics from on the number of millennials being subsidized by their parents.
4 days ago
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Ross: Morning people have the ideal lifestyle, it’s just science!

When I took this morning job, there wasn’t much competition. It was basically, "we need someone who can be here at 4:45 a.m.”
5 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Kia is getting sued for thefts, but why not TikTok?

According to Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison, Hyundai and Kia thefts are so out of control in Seattle that its a public nuisance.
6 days ago
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Ross: An odyssey of awe, a leaky ceiling and the power of self-confidence

Three weeks ago, Colleen and I interviewed researcher Dacher Keltner on the subject of Awe – which he defines as follows.
10 days ago
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Ross: Ticketmaster’s monopoly challenged in congressional hearing

Members of a Senate committee – Republican and Democrat seemed to agree at yesterday’s hearing that Ticketmaster has become a monopoly.
11 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Republicans know their spending cuts are unpopular

Have Republicans specified what it is they would cut that's a big enough spending item to make a difference in the debt?
12 days ago
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Ross: A big, trillion dollar platinum coin can solve the debt crisis

A $1 trillion coin obviously has no practical use – my barista won’t take a fifty – but it would instantly put debt below the current limit.
13 days ago
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Ross: Finland’s affordable housing strategy could work here too

You can’t make a profit building low-income housing and providing support services to the residents, but one Finland resident found a way.
16 days ago
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Ross: The coffee jitters are the least anxious part of my morning brew

Is it environmentally responsible to make your morning coffee with a single-use coffee pod? Dave dives into the data.
17 days ago
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Ross: Can ChatGPT be trusted not to take over the government?

In my best effort to stop "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" from happening, I decided to confront ChatGPT about any nefarious plans. 
18 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: New homeless shelters should be built around Sea-Tac Airport

When you’re on the final approach to SEA you can still see the abandoned streets of the neighborhoods that used to be south of the runways
18 days ago
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Ross: AI recognizes the need to regulate itself, why don’t we?

ChatGPT could manipulate our political process because of its ability to generate millions of deeply-researched responses in seconds.
19 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: The MLK speech you hardly ever hear about

MLK worked closely with President Johnson during the Civil Rights movement, but had a falling out over a speech regarding the Vietnam War.
20 days ago
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Ross: AI ChatGPT gets defensive when you correct its mistakes

Use it at your own risk because I can prove that AI does indeed make mistakes, and it gets defensive if you try to hold it accountable.
24 days ago
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Ross: Worried about balloning government budgets? Get involved

I know that many of us are mystified as to why it takes so much money to run a government, any government.
25 days ago
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Ross: Classified documents found in Biden’s office sounds familiar

President Biden – who was critical of Donald Trump for spiriting classified documents to Mar-a-Lago – now has his own document problem
26 days ago
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Ross: Honest representatives get elected when voters want honesty

When voters want competent, honest representation, they will check to ensure they are voting for competent honest candidates.
27 days ago
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Frank Sumrall

Washington housing market freezes ahead of potential recession

In King County, the housing market for sold homes crashed by 43% year-over-year in December, and 39% in Snohomish County.
30 days ago
Dave Ross

Ross: This speaker election is some of the most spirited debate in years

For those wondering why some are so determined to keep McCarthy from becoming Speaker – I heard a passionate argument from a Congressman.
30 days ago
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Ross: Drones used in Ukraine invasion use western chips

Here’s the latest lesson to come out of the war in Ukraine –– anything you invent can and will be used against you.
1 month ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: House speaker vote isn’t ‘chaos,’ this is just democracy in action

I was riveted by the vote for speaker of the House, especially when I saw the headline, 'Chaos in GOP after McCarthy loses third speaker vote'
1 month ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Remembering Dori Monson, who touched a lot of lives

One of the stories I hadn't heard -- a clip for a talk show Dori did many years ago - was a call from 9-year-old Casey.
1 month ago
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