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Echo Glen...
Dalton Day

Echo Glen youth detention center, site of recent escape, understaffed, underfunded, report says

A 2018 report indicates that employees of Echo Glen insist that the detention facility is short staffed, and that its counselors are not sufficiently trained.
6 hours ago
Washington voting...
Nick Bowman

Washington weighs significant changes to how (and when) it votes in 2022

A trio of proposals related to how Washington conducts its elections could bring dramatic voting changes to the state by the end of the legislative session.
11 hours ago
Paine Field 5G...
KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

5G concerns, fog lead to more cancellations at Paine Field

More Alaska Airlines flights out of Paine Field were cancelled Thursday, citing issues created by the combination of 5G signals and fog.
14 hours ago
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Adna 71, Morton/White Pass 35 Auburn 59, Kennedy 42 Auburn Mountainview 62, ...
Associated Press

Thursday’s Scores

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Adna 71, Morton/White Pass 35 Auburn 59, Kennedy 42 Auburn Mountainview 62, Kent Meridian 22 Bonney Lake 79, Spanaway Lake 39 Cedar Park Christian Lynnwood 35, Lopez 10 Crosspoint Academy 53, Northwest Yeshiva 23 Enumclaw 77, Franklin Pierce 48 Grandview 71, Ephrata 43 Lake City, Idaho 54, West Valley (Spokane) 48 Lake […]
16 hours ago
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Aberdeen 75, Shelton 30 Anacortes 58, Meridian 36 Auburn 107, Kennedy 45 Aubu...
Associated Press

Thursday’s Scores

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Aberdeen 75, Shelton 30 Anacortes 58, Meridian 36 Auburn 107, Kennedy 45 Auburn Mountainview 74, Kent Meridian 35 Blaine 58, Oak Harbor 54 Bonney Lake 79, Spanaway Lake 39 Bridgeport 55, Entiat 27 Camas 80, Battle Ground 38 Cedar Park Christian Lynnwood 56, Lopez 45 Columbia River 64, Washougal 53 Connell 61, […]
16 hours ago
catalytic converter...
MyNorthwest Staff

Competing proposals for catalytic converter theft crackdown up for Thursday vote

Competing proposals from Democrats and Republicans to crack down on catalytic converter thefts are set for committee votes on Jan. 27.
1 day ago
Gov. Jay Inslee, long-term care tax...
MyNorthwest Staff

Gov. Inslee approves 18-month delay on long-term care tax

The Washington State Senate voted to delay implementation of the new long-term care payroll tax on Wednesday. 
1 day ago
Rideshare companies...
Nick Bowman

Rideshare companies pour millions into PAC ahead of push for Washington ballot initiative

Rideshare companies have poured over $2 million into a new PAC, in what appears to be the precursor for a Washington ballot initiative. 
1 day ago
MyShake, earthquake...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Earthquake early warning app now available in Washington

Washington residents can now download MyShake, an earthquake early warning app, and get extra seconds of warning before the ground shakes.
1 day ago
hit-and-run...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Suspect arrested in Pierce County hit-and-run that killed one 12-year-old girl, injured another

A Pierce County SWAT team has arrested a 32-year-old man believed to be responsible for a hit-and-run collision that killed one 12-year-old girl.
1 day ago
Bills, pickleball...
Nick Bowman

Pickleball, dinosaurs, and a state nickname: Lawmakers weigh trio of lighthearted bills

Among the bills under consideration during the 2022 legislative session are a handful of more lighthearted proposals from lawmakers.
2 days ago
Echo Glen...
MyNorthwest Staff

Third teen who escaped from youth detention center arrested in Kirkland

A group of inmates reportedly escaped from the Echo Glen Children's Center in Snoqualmie on Wednesday morning. One has been taken into custody.
2 days ago
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Annie Wright 75, Franklin 69 Asotin 57, Reardan 43 Bellarmine Prep 71, South ...
Associated Press

Wednesday’s Scores

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Annie Wright 75, Franklin 69 Asotin 57, Reardan 43 Bellarmine Prep 71, South Kitsap 55 Blaine 64, Squalicum 52 Central Kitsap 91, River Ridge 66 Colville 74, Riverside 58 Curtis 69, Sumner 54 Ferndale 55, Lynden 52 Gig Harbor 49, Capital 33 Kalama 67, Winlock 31 King’s 89, Bear Creek School 57 […]
2 days ago
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Arlington 69, Glacier Peak 58 Ballard 57, Chief Sealth 16 Bellarmine Prep 67...
Associated Press

Wednesday’s Scores

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Arlington 69, Glacier Peak 58 Ballard 57, Chief Sealth 16 Bellarmine Prep 67, South Kitsap 51 Bellingham 40, Oak Harbor 30 Bethel 61, Graham-Kapowsin 22 Blaine 38, Squalicum 36 Bothell 65, North Creek 45 Central Kitsap 58, River Ridge 32 Centralia 44, Black Hills 42 Chief Leschi 67, North Beach 40 Colville […]
2 days ago
university district...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle police investigate series of assaults, robberies in University District

Three violent crimes and two failed carjackings were reported in Seattle's University District in one night. Police are investigating a possible connection.
2 days ago
Tacoma fire...
KIRO Newsradio staff

Police now investigating more than a dozen Tacoma-area arsons

In the Tacoma area, there are now more than dozen fires reported in the past 48 hours, and police are investigating these as arson.
2 days ago
hospitalizations...
Nicole Jennings

Hospitalizations plateauing in Western WA, peaking in Eastern WA

Omicron hospitalizations appear to be slowing or even descending in Western Washington. But in Eastern Washington, it's another matter entirely.
2 days ago
hazard pay...
Dalton Day

With divisive vote, Seattle council upholds grocery worker hazard pay ordinance

Reversing its position in December, Seattle council has upheld the city's $4 an hour hazard pay requirement for grocery workers.
2 days ago
Ballot drop box King County, elections even year...
Nick Bowman

State lawmaker: Bill moving Washington elections to even years is a ‘common sense’ shift

A newly-proposed bill in the state Legislature would seek to move most of Washington's statewide and local elections to even years. 
2 days ago
Paine Field...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Fog and 5G cancel air travel at Paine Field

Alaska Airlines canceled all flights in and out of Paine Field on Monday amid foggy weather and concerns about 5G.
2 days ago
Starbucks...
Dalton Day

Trio of Seattle Starbucks locations now pushing to unionize, claim company is ‘stalling’

With three Seattle Starbucks locations attempting to unionize, Councilmember Sawant introduces a resolution to simplify the organizing process.
2 days ago
Olympia high school...
Nicole Jennings

Dad presses district for solutions after racist incident at Olympia high school

In the days since a racist video taken at a basketball game circulated, parents and students are demanding change in the Olympia School District.
2 days ago
Sea lions...
MyNorthwest Staff

Group of sea lions overtakes privately-owned Ballard dock

A privately-owned dock in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood is now home at least 20 sea lions who moved in over the weekend.
3 days ago
Omicron sub variant...
MyNorthwest Staff

Presence of omicron ‘sub-variant’ confirmed in Washington state

The state Department of Health has identified a new sub-variant of omicron, after confirming its presence in two new COVID-19 cases. 
3 days ago