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Dave Ross

commencement...
Dave Ross

Ross: Commencement speakers are talking to the wrong people

I will direct my remarks not to the graduates, but to people who will hire those graduates. Look for a graduate who could use the kind of breaks that I got.
4 months ago
Lafayette Park, media...
Dave Ross

Ross: The media got it wrong

The official report on Trump's walk to Lafayette Park was released Wednesday, and concludes that clearing demonstrators had nothing to do with the photo op.
4 months ago
pandemic...
MyNorthwest Staff

UW Virology head: ‘I hope we give science benefit of doubt’ in next pandemic

While it's been a tough year for everyone, the hope is that all the work done during the pandemic will prove crucial toward stopping another one.
4 months ago
Fauci...
MyNorthwest Staff

Dr. Fauci emails, reaction show how much he’s become a ‘really polarizing figure’

Washington Post reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb shares what she discovered in 866 pages of emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci in April and March 2020.
4 months ago
election reform...
MyNorthwest Staff

Fahrenthold: Election reform aims to benefit Republicans, but some ‘may get snagged’

There is an ongoing effort in a number of states, including Texas, to implement election reform. Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold explains.
4 months ago
senate...
Dave Ross

Ross: Keeping up with the Communists

If the China threat forced US senators on both sides to find common ground on a technology bill, how can they not agree on the infrastructure bill?
4 months ago
jobs, downtown Seattle...
MyNorthwest Staff

Economist: It’ll be ‘some time into next year’ before Puget Sound jobs rebound

Jobs lost in the Puget Sound due to COVID-19 are starting to come back, but Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner warns it's not yet a full recovery.
4 months ago
bitcoin, ransom...
Dave Ross

Ross: When the ransom gets kidnapped

The DOJ has figured out how to put exploding dye packs in crypto ransoms. And for their next trick, I’m hoping they’ll do something even more magical.
4 months ago
Dave Ross

Ross: How high does the water have to get?

We now have walk-up vaccinations, plenty of N-95 masks, and million-dollar prizes to help achieve herd immunity. The miracle we prayed for has happened!
4 months ago
lottery...
Dave Ross

Ross: Washington finally has a vaccine lottery!

We have no problem using lotteries to cater to plain old greed, so how can it be wrong to use a lottery to save lives? It can’t. So, good for Gov. Inslee.
4 months ago
Harvard...
Dave Ross

Ross: How Harvard can solve college admissions

The college admissions process presumes your past can predict your future. So for that group on the cusp, throw their numbers in a hat and let fate decide.
4 months ago
catalytic converter...
Dave Ross

Ross: Invasion of the body part snatchers

Dave Ross says just knowing there are people running loose in neighborhoods stealing catalytic converters is very annoying.
4 months ago
Flynn...
Dave Ross

Ross: A call to revolution from Michael Flynn … or not?

Michael Flynn was one of the keynote speakers at the "For God & Country Patriot Roundup" over the weekend, and offered a confusing response in the Q&A.
4 months ago
suburbs, driving...
MyNorthwest Staff

Driving skills may be rusty post-pandemic, but shouldn’t be lost forever

Dr. Elizabeth Walshe studies the neuroscience of driving and assures Dave Ross that it's normal to feel a bit rusty if you haven't driven for a while.
4 months ago
Dave Ross

Ross: Did China really win the pandemic?

If President Biden gets his way, in three months we will know the truth about how the coronavirus escaped, but there's a bigger question.
4 months ago
bitcoin, irs...
Dave Ross

Ross: It’s time for the IRS to step up on Bitcoiners dodging taxes

Our tax whisperer – long-time tax accountant Don DeSantis – told me about the IRS’s campaign to make sure Bitcoin transactions are properly taxed.
4 months ago
Wearing a mask habit, mask directive...
Dave Ross

Ross: When masking up becomes just another everyday habit

I’m trying to decide if I have become one of “those” people – a mask-worshiper trying to signal superiority – or if I'm just easing into a new habit.
4 months ago
Republican Party...
MyNorthwest Staff

Fahrenthold: Nothing unites the Republican Party ‘like Trump’s agenda’

The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold shares his insights as to why Donald Trump seems to be the voice of the Republican Party and if he may run in 2024.
4 months ago
Virus preparation...
Dave Ross

Ross: The best thing we can do right now is prepare for the next virus

There will be a new virus, and it will originate somewhere. Whether it’s released on purpose or by accident, the best thing we can do is be prepared.
4 months ago
The Seattle Asian Art Museum. (Rootology, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle Asian Art Museum set to reopen to public after 3-year renovation

The Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park has undergone a transformation after being closed for three years, and is reopening to the public on May 28.
4 months ago
Crowd of rioters, January, Epik6, Capitol, officers...
Dave Ross

Ross: Be careful what you tell an angry crowd of rioters

When leaders who organize demonstrations create a crowd of people, they are creating an organism that very often develops a mind of its own.
4 months ago
municipal broadband office, online privacy...
MyNorthwest Staff

Municipal broadband in Washington will soon offer options beyond Comcast

A pair of bills passed in Washington during the last legislative session is affording rural communities the ability to offer municipal broadband.
4 months ago
Hackers...
Dave Ross

Ross: It’s time for ‘good guy’ hackers to level the playing field

To stave off disaster at the hands of hackers with evil intentions, we're going to need some superheroes sooner rather than later.
4 months ago
Supreme Court abortion case...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former Washington AG: Supreme Court ‘deeply divided’ over upcoming abortion case

How will justices rule on an upcoming abortion case? Former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna provided some insight to KIRO Radio's Dave Ross. 
4 months ago
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