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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.
9 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. 
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
10 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.
10 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.
10 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.
10 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.
10 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!
10 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.
10 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.
10 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.
10 months ago
death rate...
Jacob Rummel

The KIRO Rundown: How to feel about Inslee’s new app

Gov. Inslee held a press conference to start this week off where he announced a new app you can download to assist in contact tracing.
10 months ago
inslee shutdown, senate minority leader...
Jacob Rummel

The Rundown: Return of the lockdown

Gov. Inslee announced new restrictions in response to increasing COVID-19 cases, including bans on indoor dining and caps on occupancy for retail.
10 months ago
Jacob Rummel

KIRO Radio hosts discuss their Thanksgiving plans amid a pandemic

We're two weeks from Thanksgiving, but plans are already being made and difficult conversations are being had.
11 months ago
Jacob Rummel

The Rundown: The election that won’t end

Last episode I said that I was hoping we'd have an actual winner to declare. It seems we have one, but it still doesn't feel like closure.
11 months ago
Trump Culp...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Loren Culp, Trump show a refusal to accept reality in both Washingtons

It's clear that Loren Culp's problem isn't that an election was stolen from him -- it's that like the president his politics are modeled off of, he simply doesn't like that he's losing.
11 months ago
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KIRO Radio staff

KIRO Radio presents: ‘A Walk in the Dark’

Every year at Halloween, the voices of KIRO Radio put on a special Halloween play. This year, not even the pandemic could stop the show from going on.
11 months ago
Drug users prepare cocaine before injecting inside of a Safe Consumption van set up by Peter Krykan...
Jacob Rummel

The KIRO Rundown: Should we pay people to stay sober?

We pay people to do things they wouldn't otherwise. Why not apply the same strategy to convince people to stop using substances they're addicted to?
11 months ago
Daylight Saving Time...
Nick Bowman

Washington to ‘fall back’ again, as wait continues for permanent Daylight Saving Time

It's been a year and a half since Washington lawmakers passed a bill to keep the state in Daylight Saving Time. So, why hasn't it taken effect?
11 months ago