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Mike Lewis

FAA appears poised to recertify the 737 Max this week

The Federal Aviation Administration appears poised to recertify the flight worthiness of the 737 Max this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday morning, said sources familiar with an expected FAA announcement. 
10 months ago
Amazon, antitrust...
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Amazon, UPS hiring over 100,000 seasonal workers for holiday season

Companies like Amazon, UPS, and others have announced a hiring surge for the holiday season. KIRO Nights' Mike Lewis discusses his own experience.
11 months ago
polling...
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UW professor: Election polling is ‘both art and science’

Mark Alan Smith, a political science professor at the University of Washington, shares insight on election polling and how the projections are made.
11 months ago
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Eastern Cottontail population in Puget Sound booms as Seattle is ‘bunny nirvana’

Noticing more rabbits lately? There's a bunny boom in the Pacific Northwest says Aaron Wirsing, wildlife biologist and professor at the UW.
1 year ago
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Pandemic ‘exacerbated an already tenuous situation’ in child care

This time last year, before anyone had heard of coronavirus, there was a child care crisis in the United States, and the pandemic has only made it worse. 
1 year ago
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Four months later, family has no regrets about moving to isolated cabin

Tom Paulson, former health reporter at Seattle P-I, moved his mom from a retirement home to an isolated cabin. Four months later, KIRO Nights checks in.
1 year ago
Cognitive dissonance...
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UW psychologist on why we can’t seem to agree on COVID-19

Why have Americans struggled to agree on health directives related to COVID-19? One UW professor points to a growing cognitive dissonance in the US.
1 year ago
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Local restaurant owner unsure how anyone will stay in business if restrictions remain

Small businesses across the country have been hit hard by the pandemic. Local business owner Tim Ptak runs three restaurants, and is trying to adapt.
1 year ago
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, universal basic income...
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Tacoma mayor considers universal basic income to ‘level the playing field’

Could a universal basic income pilot be on the way in Tacoma? Mayor Victoria Woodards hope to know for sure in the months ahead.
1 year ago
asset forfeiture...
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Civil asset forfeiture used by some law enforcement ‘as a major revenue source’

There have been movements to curb asset forfeiture after overuse that led some law enforcement departments to be funded, in part, by seized assets.
1 year ago
resilience...
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Examples of resilience from US history serve ‘as a refuge’ in present times

Tim Egan wrote "The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl." He says hope and resilience help in hard times.
1 year ago
downtown...
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Downtown core faces ‘stiff headwind’ to return, rebuild after riots

Downtown Seattle was hit by looting and riots over the weekend, and now must rebuild in the aftermath of both destruction and the hardships of COVID-19.
1 year ago
west seattle bridge...
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Former mayor says task force will work hard on West Seattle Bridge plan

The West Seattle Bridge has been closed to traffic since March 23, but now the question is: What are we going to do about it?
1 year ago
businesses adapt...
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UW economist says businesses must adapt to survive the new normal

Professor Jeff Shulman says being comfortable in large groups will be key to helping the economy, but businesses need to adapt if they're going to survive.
1 year ago
Murray...
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Sen. Murray calls for ‘national plan, and a national strategic goal’ to reopen

Senator Patty Murray says we're not yet where we need to be to reopen, primarily due to a lack of testing and commitment from the administration.
1 year ago
Donald Trump Amazon Microsoft...
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Amazon continues to spar with Pentagon, Microsoft over ‘war cloud’ contract

Microsoft and Amazon are competing for a $10 billion contract with the Department of Defense. Microsoft won the bid, but Amazon is arguing that decision.
1 year ago
Some Random Bar...
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Belltown’s Some Random Bar lost money staying open, but is hopeful for May

Some Random Bar owner Mike Maione stayed open for takeout orders in April, but lost more than if the doors had been closed. Was it worth it to stay open?
1 year ago
Mark Cuban...
Mike Lewis

Mark Cuban: If big companies get bailouts, taxpayers should get something in return

Billionaire Mark Cuban joined KIRO Nights Wednesday to offer a measured take on what taxpayers should demand when bailing out large corporations.
1 year ago
Murder hornets...
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How Washington is gearing up to fight the infamous ‘murder hornet’

Washington wildlife officials are gearing up to stop the spread of the so-called "murder hornet," before it takes root and decimates bee populations.
1 year ago
covid lockdown, reopening...
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‘Enormous chaos and confusion’ caused by Paycheck Protection Program

The PPP was designed to help businesses keep employees on payroll, but there has been confusion about who gets the loans and how much will be forgiven.
1 year ago
broadband office...
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Internet access proves necessary to ‘participate in life’ during pandemic

Reasonably priced, high-speed Internet access has been an issue in the United States for quite some time, even more evident during the pandemic.
1 year ago
construction...
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How WA construction sites are restarting work amid shutdown

Washington construction sites are reopening this week, as they figure out the best ways to keep workers safe, and projects on track.
1 year ago
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How running Mt. Rainier Park during closure is like managing ‘a small city’

Chip Jenkins, superintendent of Rainier National Park, talks about what employees are doing while the park is closed and how you can stay connected at home.
1 year ago
coronavirus, pandemic, response...
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Documentary examines pandemic response in both Washingtons

Miles O'Brien talks about his new PBS Frontline documentary, "Coronavirus Pandemic," focusing on the response in Washington state and Washington, D.C.
1 year ago
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