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Feliks Banel

Seattle National Archives, Ferguson...
Feliks Banel

Bipartisan coalition pens letter calling for end to effort to close Seattle National Archives

Lawmakers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska sent a letter asking the federal government to give up its effort to sell the Seattle branch of the National Archives.
8 months ago
Art Langlie...
Feliks Banel

Art Langlie weighs grandfather’s legacy and a run for Seattle mayor

Art Langlie has has some serious history on his political resumé – his grandfather was mayor -- and then governor -- 80 years ago.
8 months ago
Nautical chart from 1886 shows Gray’s Harbor, eventual namesake of Grays Harbor County. (NOAA)...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: How Grant, Grays Harbor, and Island counties were named

We're exploring how Grant, Grays Harbor, and Island counties were named, in our fifth installment of our County Countdown KIRO Radio series.
8 months ago
The neon collection of Bob Kaufman, he says, “also covers how neon evolved into signage, culture,...
Feliks Banel

Seattle neon fanatic seeks home for his collection of signs

Bob Kaufman has spent decades putting together a sizeable collection of signs and other neon artifacts. Now, that collection faces an uncertain future.
8 months ago
navy, magnuson park...
Feliks Banel

Navy artifact uncovered at Seattle’s Magnuson Park

An artifact discovered at Seattle’s Magnuson Park is a reminder of the old Navy base at Sand Point, and the role of a unique building that still stands.  
8 months ago
Big One, earthquake...
MyNorthwest Staff

Video: Remembering the Nisqually earthquake 20 years later

Twenty years ago Sunday, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Olympia. What became known as the Nisqually earthquake shook the area for almost a minute.
8 months ago
Columbia River, Boston...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Vanished shipyards connect Pacific Northwest and Boston

Thousands of miles from the Pacific Northwest, a river near Boston was once home to bustling shipyards with a direct connection to the Columbia River.  
8 months ago
National Archives Seattle...
Feliks Banel

Can Seattle help create the ‘National Archives for the 22nd Century’?

Now that a judge granted a preliminary injunction, putting a stop to the sale of the National Archives in Seattle, could there be re-imagining of the space?
8 months ago
Jimi Hendrix grandparents...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Street named for Nora Hendrix, Jimi’s grandma

Nora Hendrix – grandmother of Jimi Hendrix – will have a new street named in her honor in Vancouver, B.C. But some aren't happy with the naming process.
8 months ago
Patches Pal...
Feliks Banel

With time running out for the Legislature, Gov. Inslee voices support for Patches Pal plate

The state Legislature must decide whether or not to approve a J.P. Patches and Gertrude specialty license plate. Patches Pals are voicing their support.
9 months ago
NWAC, avalanche...
Feliks Banel

Northwest Avalanche Center’s 1970s origins

The Northwest Avalanche Center is a forecasting and public education partnership with roots back to the 1970s, in what began as a modest operation.
9 months ago
San Juan Islands, San Juans...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: What happened to the ‘phantom islands’ of the San Juans?

How did a pair of so-called "phantom islands" appear in early maps of the San Juan Islands? The origins can be traced back to a Navy lieutenant and his team.
9 months ago
Larry King...
Feliks Banel

Remembering the night Larry King broadcast live from the Space Needle

Fans of Larry King remember his late night phone-in program, which stopped in Seattle in 1981 to broadcast straight from the Space Needle.
9 months ago
Renslow Trestle...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Iconic Renslow Trestle over I-90 set to open to public in March

A familiar sight for cross-state I-90 drivers  – and a relic of Northwest railroad history – will soon open to hikers and other non-motorized users of a popular trail.
9 months ago
Lame duck president Millard Fillmore...
Feliks Banel

How a lame duck president signed Washington Territory’s birth certificate on Inauguration Eve

It was just two days before the presidential inauguration of Franklin Pierce, when lame duck President Millard Fillmore signed the legislation creating the Washington Territory.
9 months ago
Gaston Mayes, US Navy...
Feliks Banel

US Navy formally notifies families about long-lost Seattle plane

The families of two lost Naval aviators have received notice from the U.S. Navy about the likely whereabouts of the men and their SNJ-5 trainer aircraft.
9 months ago
George, Washington map, first name towns...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: The surprising number of Washington towns inspired by first names

The list of various Washington towns, cities, and counties inspired by someone's first name is a long one. Here's the definitive rundown.
9 months ago
Constitution, demagogues...
Feliks Banel

Can history and civics ‘inoculate’ society against demagogues?

Is it possible for knowledge to “inoculate” society to make citizens better informed, and less likely to radicalize and become insurrectionists?
9 months ago
Seattle National Archives, Ferguson...
Feliks Banel

Saving Seattle’s National Archives will take a team effort

The effort to prevent the priceless federal records stored at Seattle's National Archives from leaving the Washington has progressed on two distinct tracks.
10 months ago
Stone Way Bridge...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Ghosts of Seattle’s long-forgotten Stone Avenue Bridge

Though nobody remembers it now, the late, great Stone Avenue Bridge carried wagons, cars, pedestrians, and streetcars across Lake Union for years.
10 months ago
Seattle Kraken, Canucks...
Feliks Banel

Will the Seattle Kraken get all ‘neighbourly’ with the Canucks?

Let's take a look into the history of the Seattle Kraken's nearest potential NHL rival, with the help of experts and non-experts from north of the border.
10 months ago
national archives...
Feliks Banel

AG Ferguson sues Trump Administration to halt sale of National Archives in Seattle

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that his office is filing suit against the federal government to stop the sale of the Seattle branch of the National Archives and Record Administration.
10 months ago
Seattle National Archives, Ferguson...
Feliks Banel

AG Ferguson battles on multiple fronts to save Seattle’s National Archives

The general public will finally get a chance to formally weigh in on the controversial decision to close the Seattle facility of the National Archives.
10 months ago
Burl Ives, Rudolph...
Feliks Banel

The Northwest connection between Burl Ives, Sam the Snowman, and ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” has been a fixture on national TV since 1964. But the animated narrator has a direct connection to the Northwest.
10 months ago