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Lumen Field, vaccine...
Nick Bowman

A modest proposal to fix Washington’s unbearably confusing vaccine phases

Washington's vaccine phases are too confusing, and it doesn't have to be this way. Here's how we could make this easier for everyone.
7 months ago
crows, crow hunting season...
Chason Gordon

Washington state does indeed have a crow hunting season

When is crow hunting season in Washington state? Asking for a friend.
7 months ago
construction, house...
Chason Gordon

If you move into a recently built house, bring your neighbors cookies

It's difficult to complain about the noise coming from your neighbor's house when it's actually being built and there's no one home.
8 months ago
King Conservation District, electronic voting, smartphone voting...
Nick Bowman

‘The difference is staggering’: King County district forges ahead on smartphone voting

A King County district is again implementing a smartphone voting system in 2021, while election officials mull potential expansion options.
8 months ago
Protest Olympia, protests, parties, reopen Republicans...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Why we can’t trust the latest reopening plan from Washington Republicans

Given that Republicans across the state have led calls to reopen since the very start of the pandemic, why should we trust their latest push?
8 months ago
retrofit, early warning system, earthquake warning system, big one, Washington earthquake...
Nick Bowman

20 years after Nisqually, Washington still isn’t ready for next big earthquake

With aging buildings and a partly-finished alert system, Washington still has a long way to go before it's ready for the next big earthquake.
8 months ago
earthquake...
Nick Bowman

Seismologist explains why a Nisqually-type earthquake is far more likely than ‘the Big One’

While a possible 9.0 earthquake is what makes headlines, seismologist Bill Steele believes that a Nisqually-type quake is more likely in the years to come.
8 months ago
QFC hazard pay...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Shades of hypocrisy, similarities in Seattle minimum wage and hazard pay debates

The battle for fair wages in Seattle is defined by defined by an argument from large-scale employers, who claim that increased wages are bad for everyone.
8 months ago
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)...
MyNorthwest Staff

Trivia: Which US President are you?

Think you've got what it takes to be the President of the United States? Celebrate President's Day with a little trivia.
8 months ago
Trump mob, insurrection, Washington Republicans...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Washington state’s Republicans share blame for Trump mob’s insurrection

On Wednesday, a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, emboldened by months of fiery post-election rhetoric. So, who's to blame? The list is a long one.
10 months ago
A happy holidays from all of us to you!...
MyNorthwest Staff

A holiday greeting from MyNorthwest, KIRO Radio, KTTH, and 710 ESPN Seattle

All of your favorite personalities, reporters, anchors, producers, and writers are here to wish you a happy holiday, and all the best as we head into the new year. 
10 months ago
KIRO Radio's 2020 holiday radio play was live on air, with favorite voices performing from home via...
KIRO Radio staff

KIRO Radio presents: ‘A Green & White Christmas’

This holiday season, Seattle Radio Theatre and KIRO Radio returned with the magic of a live old-timey radio drama.
10 months ago
cal anderson park...
Jacob Rummel

The Rundown: Cal Anderson Park sweep (or lack thereof)

Cal Anderson Park transformed into an unsanctioned homeless encampment in recent months, and the city planned to clear it this week.
10 months ago
vaccine, UW Medicine...
Jacob Rummel

Elvis convinced people to take Polio vaccine, could a famous Washingtonian do the same for COVID?

The first doses of a COVID vaccine rolled out in Washington. The question now is whether enough people are willing to get the injection when it's available.
10 months ago
holiday radio play, green and white christmas...
KIRO Radio staff

Sneak Preview of KIRO’s Holiday Radio Play

Hear a sneak preview of this year’s holiday radio play, “A Green & White Christmas.” Tune into the live show on KIRO Radio on Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
10 months ago
Seattle coronavirus washington shelter in place, local media, seattle times...
Jacob Rummel

The KIRO Rundown: US media seems to have a negativity problem

A working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests U.S. media is more negative in reporting on COVID than other English speaking media.
11 months ago
Red Lion Hotel, Renton hotel...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Bid to evict homeless from Renton hotel is laughably cruel

A proposal to evict 200 residents of a homeless shelter inside a Renton hotel is laughably cruel at best, and at worst, directly exacerbates an existing crisis.
11 months ago
Seattle police budget...
MyNorthwest Staff

Most popular blogs on MyNorthwest in 2020

Commentators and personalities on KIRO Radio, KTTH, and MyNorthwest provided insight on a variety of topics busy year of news both locally and across the U.S.
11 months ago
Pierce County Health Department...
Nick Bowman

Debate rages over proposal to dissolve Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department partnership

A hotly-contested debate has emerged over a proposal to dissolve the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department's city-county partnership.
11 months ago
cases, Inslee...
MyNorthwest Staff

Most popular news on MyNorthwest in 2020

As would be expected, the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions dominated headlines throughout 2020.
11 months ago
Jacob Rummel

The KIRO Rundown: Who will replace Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan?

We've only just learned this week that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't be seeking a second term. But it's never too early for irresponsible speculation!
11 months ago
Seattle City Hall, mayor race...
Nick Bowman

Speculating on potential candidates for Seattle’s 2021 mayoral race

With Jenny Durkan announcing Monday that she won't seek reelection as Seattle's mayor, the field is now wide open in 2021.
11 months ago
Curley Clooney...
Jacob Rummel

The KIRO Rundown: Everybody but John Curley thinks John Curley sounds like George Clooney

This week's rundown may be not the "biggest" story, but it's a fun one. The general consensus at KIRO Radio is that John Curley sounds like George Clooney.
11 months ago
bus ads, Seattle safe injection sites...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Seattle’s retooled plan for safe injection sites a huge step forward

After years of battling legal issues, Seattle may have finally found a viable solution for its plan for supervised safe injection sites across the city.
11 months ago