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Woodlawn Cemetery...
Rachel Belle

Green burials can feel raw, cathartic and are easier on the environment

KIRO Radio's traffic reporter Chris Sullivan tells the story of burying his best friend's mom, at what turned out to be a green burial. And Rachel Belle visits Snohomish's Woodlawn Cemetery, that has a special section just for green burials.
3 years ago
shooting...
Ron Upshaw

When will America hit rock bottom on gun addiction?

I'm sad and frustrated. I barely even read past the headline "12 Killed in California Shooting" before I just looked away.
3 years ago
snopes...
Rachel Belle

The founder of the fact checking website Snopes lives in Tacoma

If you've ever asked the Internet a question like, "Is Tupac still alive?" or "Did an Indian woman gave birth to eleven baby boys all at once?" you've probably ended up at Snopes.com.
3 years ago
Shower Thoughts with Ron Upshaw...
Ron Upshaw

Shower Thoughts: Post-election hangover edition

Good job on voting everybody -- your prize is going to be at least several years of total gridlock, name-calling, bitterness, lies, and inefficiency. So we all that that to look forward to, which is nice.
3 years ago
This midterm election in 2018 carries massive stakes...
Ron Upshaw

There’s more at stake than ever in 2018’s midterm election

It is interesting to me to see how motivated people are to exercise their constitutional right this time, and it feels like there's a lot riding on the midterm elections this year.
3 years ago
homeless rvs...
Ron and Don Show

SDOT tells business owners to remove no-parking signs for homeless

Business owner Air Hoffman received a letter from the city saying he cannot put up 'no-parking' signs to deter homeless people in RVs. He believes his rights are being violated.
3 years ago
(AP image)...
Ron Upshaw

Why Daylight Saving needs to go

Isn't there one brave senator that can draft the 2019 bill to stop being stupid and end this Daylight Saving fiasco?
3 years ago
KIRO 7 tracks the trio of Vancouver Island earthquakes, earthquake alert...
Ron and Don Show

Washington is falling way behind California on earthquake safety

The ShakeAlert -- earthquake alert -- system is designed to warn the West Coast in the moments before an earthquake strikes, but Washington state remains woefully under-prepared.
3 years ago
Ron Ellis, the director of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, holds the puck used when Canada&#821...
Ron Upshaw

Time to ditch the mercy rule and teach kids how to lose

There's a controversy afoot in youth hockey after the 8-year-old Jr. Rangers beat the Jr. Hawks 41-0.
3 years ago
seattle traffic, congestion pricing...
Ron and Don Show

Is the city putting new forms of ticketing over actual traffic fixes?

The city is looking to expand traffic cameras to catch blocking-the-box violations. Is it another sign of city prioritizing ticketing over traffic solutions?
3 years ago
Shower Thoughts, Halloween Edition...
Ron Upshaw

Shower Thoughts, Halloween Edition: Should you wear a costume to work?

For this special Halloween edition of Shower Thoughts, we figure out how appropriate it is to wear a costume at work, the one candy you should never give out, and the advantages of leaving Facebook.
3 years ago
Ron Upshaw

The evils of Halloween candy

One of the biggest things I wish I could change about my life is my relationship with sugar. It’s a battle every day.
3 years ago
Confederate monument, make it right...
MyNorthwest Staff

Group puts up billboard calling for removal of Seattle Confederate monument

A group that advocates for the removal certain monuments in cities across the country is turning its attention to Seattle and its local Confederate monument.
3 years ago
seahawks...
Ron Upshaw

Changing my Seahawks prediction

Obviously a lot can happen in the next nine weeks, but I think it's time to dust off your discount bin Richard Sherman jersey and get back on the Seahawks bandwagon.
3 years ago
Southern resident orcas...
Ron and Don Show

Is Washington’s orca task force focusing on the wrong solutions?

Washington's orca task force released its list of recommendations to revive the local killer whale population, but according to The Outdoor Line's Tom Nelson, it's not prioritizing the right fixes.
3 years ago
art, king county...
Rachel Belle

King County study shows art boosts health, graduation, volunteerism

A brand new study from Seattle non-profit ArtsFund looked at the social impacts of art in King County. The results show that the arts have huge benefits to our community, our children and our health and wellness.
3 years ago
incident response team, rapid response team...
Ron Upshaw

SDOT’s Incident Response Team will only get stuck in Seattle traffic

KIRO Radio's Ron Upshaw has two questions about the Seattle Department of Transportation's new Incident Response Team.
3 years ago
Shower Thoughts with Ron Upsaw...
Ron Upshaw

Shower Thoughts: Surprise, I didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot

I didn't win the Mega Millions, my boyhood team is in the World Series, and the Hawks are back off of their bye week. Let's talk shower thoughts.
3 years ago
landed...
Ron and Don Show

‘Landed’ wants to help Bellevue teachers buy their first home

San Francisco startup Landed is hoping to help teachers afford their first home by offering teachers up to half of a 20 percent down payment.
3 years ago
Paris...
Ron Upshaw

London, Paris can figure out homelessness, so why not Seattle?

Neither London nor Paris politicians stand by handwringing while people just pop a tent on any sidewalk or in any park.
3 years ago
weconnect, utah, Virginia Mason...
Ron and Don Show

Can you game addiction? A Seattle-based app for addicts

The new Weconnect app just raised $6 million for an app that aims to help people in drug and alcohol addiction recovery treatment programs.
3 years ago
backyard cottage...
Ron and Don Show

Queen Anne Community Council appeals the city’s backyard cottage ordinance

The Queen Anne Community Council community council has filed an appeal to the city's new backyard cottage ordinance, because they're concerned about the greater impact on neighborhoods.
3 years ago
Ron and Don in Europe...
Ron Upshaw

A trip to Europe taught us one, important lesson about people

After a whirlwind trip to Europe, the kindness with which we were treated at every turn led to one, simple conclusion about human nature.
3 years ago
Normandy...
Don O'Neill

I went looking for courage and found it 4,941 miles away

I took a trip to Europe despite my fear of flying and finally visited the beaches of Normandy. This is where history tells the stories of true courage.
3 years ago