Jason Rantz

King County jail, staffing...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: King County fired the unvaccinated, now pays $103 an hour to fix staffing crisis

The staffing situation at King County jails is so dire that some correction officers are now being paid over $100 an hour for overtime.
7 hours ago
car prowl...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Man allegedly car prowls for an hour in broad daylight, as police couldn’t respond

A man was caught on video as he appears to car prowl in Tacoma. Police officers were nowhere to be seen, but even if they were, he couldn't be detained.
19 hours ago
MLK Day assembly...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle-area school uses MLK Jr. Day to bash police and USA

A local school used a Martin Luther King Day assembly to amplify virulently anti-police and anti-American messages. Is this what the holiday is meant for?
2 days ago
Olympia, state House...
KTTH staff

New state Senator Simon Sefzik views his young age ‘as an asset’

The 42nd Legislative District has a new state senator: 22-year-old Simon Sefzik. He tells the Jason Rantz Show he's excited to learn and get to work.
2 days ago
seattle police, traffic stops...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: New equity policy bars Seattle Police from some traffic stops, opens door to more car theft

Seattle Police are now barred from many non-criminal traffic stops after activists claimed concerns over equity.
5 days ago
Sheriff Fortney...
KTTH staff

Snohomish County Sheriff Fortney will run for re-election after failed recall effort

After a failed recall effort against him last year, Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney says he will run for office again in 2023.
6 days ago
MultiCare hospitals...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: MultiCare hospitals order symptomatic COVID-positive staff to see patients

MultiCare Health Systems is forcing COVID-positive staff to work at its area hospitals, the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH has learned.
7 days ago
Redistricting ,senator...
KTTH staff

State senator escorted out after not submitting negative COVID test

State Senator Phil Fortunato was escorted out of the Legislative building in Olympia because he had not submitted a required negative COVID test.
7 days ago
King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, coronavirus...
KTTH staff

‘They never could figure me out’: Former King County Sheriff looks back on shortened tenure

Former King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht left office at the end of 2021, and spoke to KTTH's Jason Rantz Show this week to reflect on her tenure.
7 days ago
transgender, gender...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA laws now allow teen gender reassignment surgery without parental consent

Washington state now appears to allow minors to undergo life-changing gender reassignment surgery without parental consent.
9 days ago
SPD staffing, officers...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Police shed an astonishing number of officers in 2021, more expected soon

The Seattle Police Department lost 170 officers in 2021, but that's only part of the story. Dozens more will separate from the department in coming weeks.
9 days ago
Sam Low, primary challenge...
KTTH staff

GOP lawmaker backing claims of Trump voter fraud now faces opponent from own party

Snohomish County Councilmember Sam Low will mount a primary challenge against one-term incumbent state Rep. Robert Sutherland.
9 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: UW administrator goes to war over Seattle professor’s hilarious land acknowledgment joke

A left-wing University of Washington administrator censored the syllabus of a professor over a joke land acknowledgment she claims is offensive.
10 days ago
K-9, SPD...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Dem law led to K-9 line of duty death but Seattle activists blame police

Washington Democrats passed a series of anti-police laws pitched as "reimaging" public safety. A Seattle police K-9 is dead because of it.
10 days ago
Pramila Jayapal...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Rep. Jayapal fundraises off Jan. 6 riot, hopes you forget she tried to overturn election

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) is fundraising off the Jan. 6 riot and hopes you'll forget when she tried to overturn an election.
13 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Sound Transit spends billions, yet still can’t get escalators to work

Sound Transit has spent billions in tax dollars and will spend billions more for light rail service, yet they can't even get escalators to work.
14 days ago
crimes, seattle...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Prosecutor says ‘get used to’ no jail time for teen gun crimes, assault, theft

A top King County prosecutor told South Sound mayors that they better "get used to" no jail time for juvenile criminals.
15 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattleites complain they can’t find woke therapists for segregated health care

Welcome to the woke movement of segregated health care, where Seattleites complain they can't find therapists who look like they do.
16 days ago
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Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle COVID cases surge as vaccine mandate, passports fail miserably

King County and Seattle vaccine mandates and passports are failures. COVID cases are surging in the county, driven by Seattle.
17 days ago
lakeview, kirkland school outdoor lunch...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: School forces kids to eat outside in frigid, rainy weather, days after snowstorm

We're only days separated from a brutal winter snowstorm, but one school is forcing students to eat lunch outside. It's supposed to rain every day this week.
17 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: WA Democrats’ bill says it’s ‘racial equity’ to go easy on drive-by murderers

Washington Democrats hope to go easy on drive-by shooters in order to promote equity for criminals. It's the latest light-on-crime scheme pushed under the guise of being anti-racist.
22 days ago
A previous Polar Bear Swim in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Parks and Recreation)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle’s Polar Bear Swim ironically forces masks, COVID boosters on swimmers

Seattle's Polar Bear Swim changed its rules due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant of COVID. One rule could actually be dangerous.
23 days ago
Seattle Fire Department, vaccine mandate, Seattle Fire...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: COVID infects 29 staff in 3 days at already-depleted Seattle Fire Dept.

At least 29 Seattle Fire Department operations staff members are in quarantine after testing positive for COVID.
28 days ago
seattle police and fire, staffing...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Police, Fire staffing critically low and the vaccinated are getting COVID

Seattle Police and Fire are still dangerously understaffed, COVID is spreading amongst some staff, and city residents are not fully protected.
29 days ago
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