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Luke got married!

Congratulations to Luke and his beautiful bride, Carey!
10 years ago
Jamie Skorheim

Mayor Mike McGinn shares a handy trick

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn really impressed KIRO Radio host Luke Burbank with a technique he uses to keep his suit jacket looking sharp even when he's got to pack it away for his bike ride to work.
10 years ago
KIRO Radio’s Luke Burbank is magnanimously offering to take the $50,000 that was raised for S...
Josh Kerns

Luke offers semi-legal Seattle fireworks show

While the organizers of Seattle's Family Fourth say they're cancelling the fireworks show this year because of a funding shortfall, KIRO Radio's Luke Burbank is magnanimously offering to take the $50,000 that was raised put on a pretty impressive show of his own.
10 years ago
Find Dave and Luke on their new blog pages. (KIRO Radio/file)...

Dave and Luke now have their own blogs

Dave Ross and Luke Burbank now each have their own shows. Find updates from Dave Ross on Seattle's Morning News and from The Luke Burbank Shows on their new blogs.
10 years ago
With Canada phasing out the penny, KIRO Radio’s Luke Burbank argues it’s time the U.S. ...
Josh Kerns

Canada kills the penny; should we follow?

Canada is saying "so long" to the penny, ending distribution of the one cent coin after Feb 4. And KIRO Radio's Luke Burbank says it's time for the U.S. to follow.
10 years ago
Oprah trivia is the subject of this week’s knowledge-off quiz. (AP Photo/OWN, George Burns)...
MyNorthwest.com

Weekly Burbank Knowledge-off Quiz: Oprah Trivia

Oprah is the topic of this first ever only Burbank Knowledge-off Quiz.
10 years ago
FILE – In a May 9, 2012 file photo, Capt. Sara Rodriguez, 26, of the 101st Airborne Division,...

Soldiers weigh in on women in combat

Service members call in to the Luke Burbank Show to offer their insights into the Pentagon's decision to allow women in combat.
10 years ago
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn sat down for a Q & A with Ross and Burbank on Thursday. (MyNorthwest....
MyNorthwest.com

Q & A with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn joined KIRO Radio's Ross and Burbank Show to discuss many issues concerning the city this Thursday morning. They covered the Sacramento Kings deal, the tunnel boring machine delays, drugs in Belltown, and guns.
10 years ago
President Barack Obama waves to crowd after his Inaugural speech at the ceremonial swearing-in on t...
Alyssa Kleven

It wasn’t your typical presidential inaugural address

In a speech that typically stays general, President Barack Obama kicked off his second term appealing to the liberal base of his party.
10 years ago
In this Sept. 15, 2012 photo, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o points to the sky as he leaves...
Alyssa Kleven

NFL hopes dashed? Where the Manti Te’o hoax stops, starts is still a mystery

It's all some kind of hoax, and we're not sure where it ends and where it begins. We don't fully know Manti Te'o's involvement, but now we do know that his girlfriend that died of Leukemia never existed.
10 years ago
Regardless of why Thomas has been so tight-lipped, everybody’s wondering what he meant when h...
Alyssa Kleven

Lost in translation: Justice Clarence Thomas breaks 7-year silence

Justice Clarence Thomas is famously quiet on the Supreme Court bench. On Monday, he broke seven years of silence, and although no one is 100 percent positive, it was likely to make a joke about his alma mater, Yale.
10 years ago
This Dec. 8, 2012 photo provided by ThoughtWorks shows Aaron Swartz, in New York. Swartz, a co-foun...
Alyssa Kleven

In wake of Aaron Swartz suicide, friend says prosecution was unjustifiable

Struggling with depression wasn't an unfamiliar feeling for Aaron Swartz, and his federal court case was set to begin in February, where he was facing up to 35 years in prison. The walls might have felt like they were closing in.
10 years ago
Hell has frozen over, as Luke Burbank and Dori Monson actually agree on something: Both calling for...
Josh Kerns

Another mudslide brings avalanche of calls to kill Sounder north train service

In the wake of more mudslide spawned cancellations, a growing chorus of critics is calling for Sound Transit to permanently scrub Sounder north line train service.
10 years ago
A member works out at Downsize Fitness, a gym that only allows members who are at least 50 pounds o...
Josh Kerns

Unique gym only allows overweight members

While many people have joined gyms the past week as part of their new year's resolutions, a new chain is offering a unique twist: members must be at least 50 pounds overweight.
10 years ago
Jamie Griswold

Luke Burbank: Conflict shown in latest SPD video didn’t have to happen

After watching a video released Friday by a lawyer showing a Seattle police officer striking a man during an arrest in 2010, KIRO Radio's Luke Burbank says the thing that bothers him most is that it appears the conflict didn't have to happen.
10 years ago
This Oct. 8, 2012 photo taken by the International Red Cross and provided by the family of Muhammed...
Alyssa Kleven

Quirky letters from Guntanamo prisoner describe desire to do ‘Gangnam Style’

In a letter from Mohammed Rahim al-Afghani to his attorney, Carlos Warner, he wrote "I like this new song Gangnam Style. I want to do the dance for you but cannot because of my shackles."
10 years ago
Bellevue’s Roger Stidell behind the wheel of The Destroyer during the 2012 Monster Jam at the...
Josh Kerns

Boys and their toys: Monster trucker lives childhood dream

It would be tempting to tell Roger Stidell to grow up and stop playing with toys. But when his toy is a 10,000 pound monster truck, you probably don't want to make him mad.
10 years ago
Forget love. A new report says a lot more people consider credit scores an important factor when th...
Josh Kerns

For love and money: how credit scores have become a big part of dating

When it comes to dating these days, a good credit score can be as important as actual attraction.
10 years ago
Seattle PI.com reporter Casey McNerthney told the Ross and Burbank Show of the devastating pain and...
Josh Kerns

Seattle reporter shares his Christmas in Newtown

Seattle PI.com reporter Casey McNerthney shares his experience of giving up Christmas to cover the Ct. shooting tragedy so others can be with their own families.
10 years ago

Merry (Insert Greeting Here)!

Doing a little last minute shopping in downtown Seattle, I passed a print shop on Pine Street displaying the ultimate answer to the War on Christmas: It is a declaration so boldly non-committal that I felt instantly empowered to wish myself the greeting of my choice, uninhibited by the messages imposed by others. I also […]
10 years ago
In the movie Contagion, researchers work to halt a deadly pandemic. In real life, experts are debat...
Josh Kerns

Government debates allowing super virus development at risk of outbreak

In the movie Contagion, a deadly virus created by researchers gets out of the lab and kills millions. Fears of the same thing happening in real life prompted a moratorium on real life tests with the deadly H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic. Now, the government is debating whether the benefits are worth the risk.
10 years ago
13-year-old McKenna Pope’s petition and video helped convince Hasbro to offer a gender neutra...
Josh Kerns

Easy Bake ovens aren’t just for girls anymore

Talk about cooking up some change. A teen girl has convinced Hasbro to releease a gender neutral model of its Easy Bake oven for boys.
10 years ago
Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration ...
Jamie Griswold

Obama: ‘The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse’

Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with digging into the complex issue and coming out with some concrete proposals to reduce gun violence.
10 years ago
MyNorthwest.com

Video: This eagle didn’t actually pick up a baby

Sorry eagles, it wasn't a real life reverse Thanksgiving.
10 years ago