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cruise ship...
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Canada extends cruise ship ban to 2022, essentially canceling season for Seattle

Canada extended its cruise ship ban to next year, which essentially cancels the 2021 season in Seattle, and is a major hit to the region's economy.
12 months ago
community transmission, schools, vaccines...
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WA Superintendent: Vaccines should be ‘backstop,’ not requirement for reopening schools

Vaccinating Washington teachers against COVID is a priority, but the state superintendent says it's not a necessity for getting students back in classrooms.
12 months ago
sports...
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Principal pushes to extend opportunity to play sports ‘to all of our kids’ in WA

The principal of Odessa High School in Lincoln County is frustrated that students in some parts of the state can return to sports while others cannot.
12 months ago
Tacoma homeless tent ban...
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Why a Tacoma homeless activist dumped garbage on city official’s property

Irene Morrison, a Tacoma homeless activist with Tacoma Housing Now, explains why the group dumped garbage on the city manager's property.
12 months ago
split Washington state...
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Lawmaker explains why he introduces Eastern Washington secession bill every year

Rep Rob Chase on the continued effort to split Washington state, making a called Liberty on the east side, and why he feels a new bill is necessary.
12 months ago
Seattle Police K9, dog, Katniss...
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K9 officer: WA bill limiting K9 use makes it hard to catch fleeing violent suspects

A K9 officer joins the show to discuss why a new WA K9 bill proposal would make it difficult to catch or track down violent suspects.
12 months ago
sports, Kent high school...
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Kent students, parents push district to let them play sports this year

Kent students and parents rallied to save sports from being cut this year. One student says not playing could keep kids from getting college scholarships.
12 months ago
seattle unsafe, crime victim rights...
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Assault victim: Lived in NY, ‘never felt unsafe’ until moving to Seattle

A Seattle woman was attacked entering her Greenwood home. She says she lived in Chicago and NYC, but never felt unsafe until living to Seattle.  
12 months ago
Steele Barber, theft insurance...
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Seattle barbershop owner struggles to find theft insurance after break-in

The Ballard location of Steele Barber was burglarized last year. Now, adding insult to injury, his insurance canceled theft insurance.
1 year ago
eviction ban, evicted...
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WA landlord unable to get rent or evict criminal tenant for nine months

Dori talks with a Whatcom County landlord who cannot evict a tenant and is being financially ruined by the eviction ban.
1 year ago
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Why Snohomish County closed vaccination sites Monday

Jake Scherf, CEO of the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association, confirmed that vaccination sites were closed Monday due to the threat of winter weather.
1 year ago
bail reform...
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Judge Ed McKenna: WA bail reform bill ‘does not protect the public’

Judge McKenna says the "no jail, no bail" bill is the wrong approach and does not protect the public for many offenses.
1 year ago
kayaks, paddleboard...
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WA Rep: ‘Our waters are dangerous,’ wants licenses for kayaks, paddleboards

Rep. Lovick says pros outweigh cons with regards to his proposal of a license requirement and safety course for kayaks and paddleboards.
1 year ago
Spiffy's...
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L&I to collect fines from Spiffy’s despite owner claiming he’s ‘not liable’

Spiffy's Restaurant in Chehalis has closed its doors for indoor dining after facing $400,419 in total fines from the state for defying COVID restrictions.
1 year ago
Tenino, Washington...
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Tenino mayor says city was scammed out of $270,000 last year

A scam recently hit the city of Tenino, which allegedly lost $270,000 last year. Mayor Wayne Fournier shares details of the ongoing investigation.
1 year ago
Phil Sulman...
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Seattle veteran shares his story of fighting in WWII as a young man

World War II Veteran Phil Sulman was only 18 years old when he was inducted into the military, and 19 years old when he first went overseas.
1 year ago
Loren Culp, lawsuits...
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Former gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp drops election lawsuit

Former gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp's campaign lawsuit against Secretary of State Kim Wyman alleging voter fraud is being dropped. 
1 year ago
Olympia, legislative session, inslee covid, capital gains tax, unemployed...
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WA lawmaker: We need relief from the government’s COVID-19 response

Senator Doug Ericksen on what to expect from upcoming legislative session, and his criticism from the government's COVID response.
1 year ago
pub, garage...
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Burlington pub owner told to close, with open garage door walls violating restrictions

The owner of Burlington's Railroad Pub and Pizza was told he could not serve diners with three walls of garage doors open as they're permanent structures.
1 year ago
Mountain View Diner, Gold Bar...
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Gold Bar diner latest to defy COVID restrictions and open indoor dining

A few restaurateurs are opening their businesses in defiance of Gov. Inslee's lockdown orders. One such establishment that made the decision to reopen indoor dining as of January 1 is the Mountain View Diner in Gold Bar.
1 year ago
Bloodworks Northwest...
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Pop-up centers open Bloodworks Northwest to ‘whole new audience’

Bloodworks Northwest has hosted safe pop-up donation centers in sporting and entertainment venues that have been closed due to the pandemic.
1 year ago
sonics Seattle...
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The driving force behind the renewed Seattle Sonics expansion talk

Seattle Center community commissioner Brian Robinson on the latest with Save Our Sonics, and what's driving the renewed talk of NBA expansion.
1 year ago
Cal Anderson Park, seattle parks...
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Seattle activist: Our tax dollars are helping the destruction of parks

Community advocate Erika Nagy on the state of Seattle homelessness and why she believes Seattleities are enabling the city's approach.
1 year ago
COVID vaccine, herd immunity...
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Nurse describes getting COVID vaccine at Everett hospital that treated first US case

Everett nurse Seth Fikkert describes the emotional experience that was receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at the hospital where the US outbreak began.
1 year ago
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