KIRO Newsradio Opinion

balloon...
Dave Ross

Ross: Was it a Chinese spy balloon, or luxury space travel prototype?

The defense department says it has been tracking a huge Chinese balloon over Montana
3 hours ago
police...
Dave Ross

Ross: ‘Police used as substitute for properly funding social services’

The reason we keep seeing abuses like the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis. It’s rooted in American culture.
1 day ago
african-american studies...
Bill Kaczaraba

Gee & Ursula: FL downsizing Black studies ‘doesn’t erase history’

The College Board has released a stripped-down version of its new Advanced Placement course on Black studies.
2 days ago
millenials...
Dave Ross

Ross: More millennials need their parents help, but for how much longer

Dave was shocked to hear about the latest statistics from Money.com on the number of millennials being subsidized by their parents.
2 days ago
protests...
Spike O'Neill

Spike: Tyre Nichols protests were peaceful because police were held accountable

While there were protests in numerous cities around the country, including here in Seattle, it wasn't violent. It wasn't destructive.
3 days ago
Seattle Police...
Bill Kaczaraba

Gee & Ursula: Naming officer in pedestrian death was appropriate

Gee & Ursula believe that releasing the name of the police officer involved in the deadly pedestrian crash in Seattle was appropriate.
3 days ago
morning...
Dave Ross

Ross: Morning people have the ideal lifestyle, it’s just science!

When I took this morning job, there wasn’t much competition. It was basically, "we need someone who can be here at 4:45 a.m.”
3 days ago
Tips...
Bill Kaczaraba

Gee Scott on service charges at restaurants: ‘You’re getting no tip’

Right now, Washington state law dictates that all tips belong to employees, but which workers get the money is decided by management.
4 days ago
climate pledge...
L.B. Gilbert

Climate Pledge house band removed after calling Jeff Bezos a ‘jerk’

Climate Pledge Arena is without a house band after they got disinvited from their gig at Seattle Kraken games for making fun of Jeff Bezos.
4 days ago
tiktok challenge kia...
Dave Ross

Ross: Kia is getting sued for thefts, but why not TikTok?

According to Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison, Hyundai and Kia thefts are so out of control in Seattle that its a public nuisance.
4 days ago
The parents of Tyre Nichols, Mama Rose and Rodney Wells, attend a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichol...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Mother of man killed by police ‘urging people to protest peacefully’

Tyre Nichols died after a traffic stop in Memphis turned violent with police. His mother is urging people to protest peacefully.
7 days ago
doomsday...
Bill Kaczaraba

Poll: Nearly half feel we are nearing the end of the world

In a KIRO Newsradio Twitter poll, almost half of all participants feel we are nearing the end of the world.
8 days ago
awe...
Dave Ross

Ross: An odyssey of awe, a leaky ceiling and the power of self-confidence

Three weeks ago, Colleen and I interviewed researcher Dacher Keltner on the subject of Awe – which he defines as follows.
8 days ago
abortion...
L.B. Gilbert

Spike: WA constitutional abortion amendment should be an essential right

Spike says the right to bodily autonomy is an important aspect of people having the freedom to live their lives in the way they want.
9 days ago
doomsday clock...
Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show

Gee Scott on updated Doomsday Clock: ‘We’re close to the end’

A group of Atomic Scientists say we are "at a time of unprecedented danger" after moving the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight.
9 days ago
ticketmaster...
Dave Ross

Ross: Ticketmaster’s monopoly challenged in congressional hearing

Members of a Senate committee – Republican and Democrat seemed to agree at yesterday’s hearing that Ticketmaster has become a monopoly.
9 days ago
McCarthy house republican spending cuts...
Dave Ross

Ross: Republicans know their spending cuts are unpopular

Have Republicans specified what it is they would cut that's a big enough spending item to make a difference in the debt?
10 days ago
pierce county...
Frank Sumrall

Pierce County leaks precious data, KIRO’s Gee Scott among victims

The mistake was quickly spotted, according to county officials, as the information that went public was quickly deleted within two hours.
11 days ago
clayton...
Frank Sumrall

Rape victim offended by Kitsap County’s plea deal with criminal

Despite the decision from the Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office, Brandi Kruse sounded off on the ruling on KIRO Newsradio's Midday Show.
11 days ago
debt...
Dave Ross

Ross: A big, trillion dollar platinum coin can solve the debt crisis

A $1 trillion coin obviously has no practical use – my barista won’t take a fifty – but it would instantly put debt below the current limit.
11 days ago
sawant...
MyNorthwest Staff

KIRO, KTTH hosts react to Kshama Sawant not running for re-election

KIRO Newsradio and AM 770 KTTH hosts react to the news of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant not running for re-election.
14 days ago
housing...
Dave Ross

Ross: Finland’s affordable housing strategy could work here too

You can’t make a profit building low-income housing and providing support services to the residents, but one Finland resident found a way.
14 days ago
coffee...
Dave Ross

Ross: The coffee jitters are the least anxious part of my morning brew

Is it environmentally responsible to make your morning coffee with a single-use coffee pod? Dave dives into the data.
15 days ago
chatgpt...
Dave Ross

Ross: Can ChatGPT be trusted not to take over the government?

In my best effort to stop "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" from happening, I decided to confront ChatGPT about any nefarious plans. 
16 days ago