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Dave Ross

Seattle single family zoning, homebuyers...
MyNorthwest Staff

‘Significant obstacles’ remain for homebuyers in the Puget Sound region

Home prices in the Puget Sound region are still a frustrating topic for many, especially for those who are hoping to be first-time homebuyers.
2 months ago
fundamental rights...
Dave Ross

Ross: Don’t take your fundamental rights for granted

There's good news about this whole voting debate. It’s helped a lot of people realize you can lose your fundamental rights if you take them for granted.
2 months ago
Trump Tower...
MyNorthwest Staff

David Fahrenthold: Trump Tower is ‘not doing very well’

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold shares an update on investigations into former president Donald Trump and his business.
2 months ago
Rupert Murdoch...
Dave Ross

Ross: Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp feels the heat

According to reports in the Australian press, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is about to start an editorial campaign to promote a carbon-neutral climate policy.
2 months ago
Seattle...
Dave Ross

Ross: When will Disneyland return to Seattle?

Being a big city, downtown Seattle is always going to have spots where you don’t want to go.
2 months ago
refugees, Robert O'Brien...
Dave Ross

Ross: Trump national security advisor welcomes refugees to America

Some members of Congress didn’t sound enthusiastic about welcoming Afghan refugees, but there's one high-profile Republican who IS happy to take them in.
2 months ago
COVID, ivermectin...
MyNorthwest Staff

Are patients legally able to demand ivermectin treatment from hospitals?

A judge ruled that a hospital in Ohio must give a COVID patient ivermectin after he demanded it, even though it was against best medical judgement.
2 months ago
Purdue, OxyContin...
MyNorthwest Staff

Washington Attorney General to appeal bankruptcy plan for makers of OxyContin

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson will appeal a federal judge's plan to settle thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma. 
2 months ago
vaccine mandate, unvaccinated...
Dave Ross

Ross: Running out of sympathy for the unvaccinated?

The public figures who are spreading all the nonsense about vaccinations are not the problem. The problem is those of us who choose to listen to them.
2 months ago
refugees...
Dave Ross

Ross: We’re about to find out who really wants Afghan refugees in US

Thousands of refugees will be headed to the United States, and we are about to see how much support they get from the politicians who wanted them rescued.
2 months ago
Biden, Afghanistan...
MyNorthwest Staff

Fahrenthold: Biden takes heat for what past presidents wouldn’t do in Afghanistan

Washington Post's David Fahrenthold talks about the criticism of President Biden and his administration for the removal of US troops from Afghanistan.
2 months ago
video games...
Dave Ross

Ross: China believes video games are ‘spiritual opium’ – what if they’re right?

China's government issued a notice that beginning Sept. 1, video game companies must limit the time that minors spend gaming online to three hours a week.
2 months ago
Dave Ross on air at KIRO Radio. (Photo courtesy of KIRO Radio/YouTube)...
MyNorthwest Staff

Mercer Island MD explains Dave Ross’ heart surgery

There are now about a half million open heart surgeries in the United States every year. Dave Ross talks about his surgery with Dr. Gordon Cohen.
2 months ago
Afghanistan, Afghan refugees...
Dave Ross

Ross: There was never going to be a good time to pull out of Afghanistan

I, too, would like to think there was a better way to leave Afghanistan, so let’s run with that. Let’s presume we’d managed somehow to stay through October.
2 months ago
schools, washington, science, child care, masking, mask mandate...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former state AG: Battle over bans on mask mandates still ‘untested’ in courts

Former state AG Rob McKenna weighs in on the Biden administration suggestion that states prohibiting a school mask mandate may violate kids' civil rights.
2 months ago
Kabul airport, Afghanistan...
Dave Ross

Ross: Kabul airport bombing a reminder of the ruthless mathematics of war

Thursday’s suicide bombing was not only shocking – it was reminder to any American who still wants our soldiers to stay in Afghanistan what that would mean.
2 months ago
Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan...
Dave Ross

Ross: How another war with the Taliban could end up backfiring

We certainly could rain hellfire on the Taliban. In fact we did it back in 2001. It was called the "Daisy Cutter." Look it up. And yet – here we are.
2 months ago
Afghanistan, Kevin McCarthy...
Dave Ross

Ross: Will US end up fighting a third war in Afghanistan?

If Republicans can take back Congress in 2022, it sounds like their top priority might very well be returning our military to Afghanistan.
2 months ago
covid vaccine...
Dave Ross

Ross: Eventually, we’ll all need to take a leap of faith with the vaccine

Sooner or later, we're all going to have to take a leap of faith, whether it’s getting a vaccine, bungee jumping, or commuting to work.
2 months ago
Taliban, Afghanistan...
Dave Ross

Ross: Afghanistan withdrawal mission was doomed from the start

On this botched Afghanistan withdrawal, we are hearing a lot about bad decisions. But maybe the United States was misled on a few key details.
2 months ago
official proceeding...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former state AG: Jan. 6 judge attempts to define ‘obstruction of official proceeding’

Former state Attorney General Rob McKenna explains the felony charge -- obstruction of an official proceeding -- discussed in relation to events of Jan. 6. 
2 months ago
home office...
KIRO Radio staff

Home office space is now ‘very high on people’s list of requirements’

Between remote learning and remote work, the COVID pandemic in 2020 has shown us that home office space and internet access are not optional.
3 months ago
seattle housing, rental, home buyers...
MyNorthwest Staff

Economist: ‘Don’t give up hope’ on Seattle housing market

Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner tells prospective home buyers: "Don't give up hope," even in the current competitive market.
3 months ago
infrastructure...
MyNorthwest Staff

Fahrenthold: House basically has ‘to take whatever the Senate gives it’ on infrastructure bill

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold ultimately thinks the infrastructure bill will pass, in part because every district has roads and bridges.
3 months ago
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