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Climate Pledge Arena...
MyNorthwest Staff

Climate Pledge Arena set for grand opening, Seattle Kraken debut

Climate Pledge Arena will open its doors for the first time under its new name this week, with a pair of concerts and the Seattle Kraken's home debut.
57 minutes ago
Gadsden flag...
Nick Bowman

Police watchdog to investigate photos of SPD vehicles adorned with Gadsden flags

The Office of Police Accountability is opening an investigation into photos circulated on social media of SPD vehicles adorned with Gadsden flags. 
2 hours ago
religious accommodation...
Nick Bowman

Washington State Patrol terminates 127 employees over vaccine mandate

Washington State Patrol has terminated 127 employees in the wake of the newly-implemented COVID-19 vaccine mandate that took effect on Monday. 
3 hours ago
hospitals...
Nicole Jennings

More staff in hospitals reporting vaccination, but some losses still likely

Reports of vaccination are growing among staff of the state's hospitals, but there will likely still be cuts to services caused by staffing shortages.
16 hours ago
school, vaccine...
Stephanie Klein

Seattle school district reports 99% COVID vaccine compliance

Seattle's school district says the "overwhelming majority" of its staff has shown proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
17 hours ago
money, minimum wage...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle minimum wage will increase on Jan. 1

Minimum wage in Seattle, and across Washington state, will increase on Jan. 1, 2022. Large companies will pay their employees $17.27/hour.
18 hours ago
stolen LEGOs...
Stephanie Klein

Seattle store owner arrested for trafficking stolen Star Wars LEGOs

A store owner in downtown Seattle was arrested on Friday for trafficking stolen Star Wars LEGOs, among other items.
19 hours ago
vaccine mandate...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle fire chief reports high compliance with vaccine mandate, consistent response times

Mayor Durkan, Fire Chief Scoggins allayed concerns over emergency service response times, report high compliance with vaccine mandate
21 hours ago
Dow Constantine, King County vaccine requirement...
Nick Bowman

Up next: King County vaccine requirement for restaurants, bars, more takes effect on Oct. 25

A King County vaccine requirement for restaurants, bars, music venues, and more is on the horizon, set to take effect on October 25.
22 hours ago
Vaccine mandate protest...
Nick Bowman

Judge denies latest attempt to halt Washington state worker vaccine mandate

A Thurston County Superior Court judge denied a request on Monday to halt Washington's state employee vaccine mandate as it takes effect.
23 hours ago
King County Metro employee arrested, armed person, Lynnwood...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Olympia police respond to bomb threat Monday morning

Olympia police officers are responding to a bomb threat Monday morning.
1 day ago
Seattle mayoral candidates Bruce Harrell and Lorena Gonzalez. (Ted Warren / AP News)...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Mayoral candidates debate, share vision for future of SPD

A Sunday debate hosted by the Washington State ACLU focused on public safety, with the main topic centered around the future of SPD.
1 day ago
crime, shooting...
Associated Press

Clark County deputies shoot, kill suspect after pursuit

Authorities say police shot and killed an assault suspect after a pursuit near Vancouver in southwest Washington.
1 day ago
rapid covid test...
MyNorthwest Staff

UW doctor: When to use a PCR versus rapid antigen test for COVID-19

Dr. Geoff Baird with UW Medicine has a simple formula for weighing the two main COVID test types: PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and rapid antigen.
2 days ago
Seattle Sounders FC (17-6-6) vs. Colorado Rapids (14-6-9) Commerce City, Colorado; Wednesday, 9 p.m...
Associated Press

Colorado Rapids and the Seattle Sounders take the field

Seattle Sounders FC (17-6-6) vs. Colorado Rapids (14-6-9) Commerce City, Colorado; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Colorado +116, Seattle +215, Draw +238; over/under is 2.8 goals BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rapids and the Seattle Sounders hit the field. The Rapids finished 8-6-4 overall a season ago while going 3-1-3 at home. Colorado scored […]
2 days ago
USS John McCain...
KIRO Radio Newsdesk

Naval Station Everett welcomes USS John S. McCain

The USS John S. McCain is now docked at its new homeport, Naval Station Everett.
2 days ago
Gov. Jay Inslee, Idaho...
Stephanie Klein

What to know now that Oct. 18 deadline for vaccine mandate has arrived

The deadline for state workers, including educators, and healthcare workers to show their employers proof that they're vaccinated against COVID-19 is Monday, Oct. 18.
2 days ago
medina...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Police: Two in custody after hit-and-run suspect rams patrol car; officer fires shots

Two people were taken into custody after a driver suspected of a hit-and-run rammed an officer’s patrol vehicle, resulting in the officer firing shots at the car Saturday night in Medina.
2 days ago
Seattle library...
MyNorthwest Staff

Last of Seattle Public Library branch closures from pandemic comes to an end

Seattle has reopened its NewHolly library branch, meaning that for the first time since the start of the pandemic, all 27 of the city's branches are now up and running.
3 days ago
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KIRO 7 News Staff

2 people shot in Seattle; suspect surrenders to police after SWAT negotiation

A suspect surrendered to police Saturday afternoon after two people were shot in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, the Seattle Police Department said.
3 days ago
shooting...
MyNorthwest Staff

New rules for visitors to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle

Starting Tuesday, visitors to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative test within three days of visiting.
3 days ago
seattle police...
Stephanie Klein

Seattle police patrolling lower West Seattle Bridge after reports of covered plates

Seattle police say they are conducting enforcement at the lower West Seattle Bridge after it was discovered that drivers have been obscured their license plates to avoid traffic cameras.
3 days ago
Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz, unvaccinated officers, seattle police...
Stephanie Klein

Seattle Police Chief asks officers to submit vaccine paperwork

As the Oct. 18 deadline to prove COVID-19 vaccination or risk losing a job looms, Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz sent a heartfelt memo to officers letting them know he doesn't want to lose them.
3 days ago
handgun...
KIRO Radio Newsdesk

Jail body scanner discovers handgun in folds of woman’s belly

Snohomish County Corrections deputies made an unexpected discovery while booking a 30-year-old woman into jail on Wednesday.
3 days ago