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1400 S 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98003 (courtesy of King County)...
MyNorthwest Staff

King County to repurpose homeless hotel to house Afghan refugees

$500,000 will assist Afghan refugees in the form of temporary housing and community services at Federal Way’s Extended Stay America.
2 hours ago
Dow Constantine, King COunty vaccine mandate...
Nick Bowman

King County reaches deal with ‘majority’ of unions on vaccine mandate

Officials say they have reached an agreement with a "majority" of unions on a vaccine mandate for King County employees taking effect in October.
5 hours ago
Sound Transit Northgate light rail...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Three new light rail stations to open in North Seattle next month

Commuters will soon be able to ride underground from Downtown Seattle to Northgate traffic-free when three new Link light rail stations open next month.
6 hours ago
capital gains, legislative districts...
Nick Bowman

Washington Republicans, Democrats spar over redrawing of state’s legislative map

The redrawing of Washington's state's legislative districts already has Democrats and Republicans at odds, with less than 2 months to come to an accord.
6 hours ago
Lenny Wilkens...
Dalton Day

Sonics’ Lenny Wilkens to be immortalized in namesake at Climate Pledge Arena

Seattle City Council voted to have “Lenny Wilkens Way" take the place of Thomas Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue North by Climate Pledge Arena.
12 hours ago
washington hospitals, test, variants...
Kathryn Altena

UW researchers help develop test to detect COVID variants in hours, not weeks

Researchers with the University of Washington are helping to develop a test that can identify different variants of COVID-19 within two hours.
13 hours ago
woodland park...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Protesters clash over Woodland Park, Green Lake homeless encampments

People in North Seattle protested on Tuesday afternoon, demanding the city clear the large homeless encampments at Woodland Park and Green Lake.
14 hours ago
Idaho...
Nick Bowman

Inslee, Idaho Gov. Brad Little clash over ‘clogging’ of Washington hospitals

With COVID rates in Idaho skyrocketing and Washington hospitals feeling the impact, Gov. Inslee issued a plea to the neighboring state's governor.
15 hours ago
Unvaccinated, misinformation...
Nick Bowman

Local health board declares public health crisis over vaccine misinformation

The Jefferson County Board of Health voted last week to declare a public health crisis over pandemic-related misinformation. 
1 day ago
Election Day, election lawsuits...
Nick Bowman

Group pushes lawsuits alleging ‘manipulation’ of Washington’s 2020 election results

Lawsuits filed in three counties allege that auditors manipulated ballots during the 2020 election in Washington, while pushing for a forensic audit.
1 day ago
Puget Sound orcas...
Nick Bowman

Researchers fear recent death of Puget Sound orca could have ‘severe consequences’

Researchers believe that two missing Southern Resident orcas are likely deceased, including one of the most "prolific" females in the entire region.
1 day ago
Seattle Mariners (82-69, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-69, second in the AL West)...
Associated Press

Flexen scheduled to start for Mariners at Athletics

Seattle Mariners (82-69, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-69, second in the AL West) Oakland, California; Wednesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Chris Flexen (12-6, 3.66 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 110 strikeouts) Athletics: Cole Irvin (10-13, 3.94 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 112 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Athletics -141, Mariners +122; over/under is 8 […]
1 day ago
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, coronavirus, eviction moratorium...
Nick Bowman

Mayor Durkan extends Seattle eviction moratorium into January 2022

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Tuesday that she will be extending the city's eviction moratorium through Jan. 15, 2022. 
1 day ago
carpenters...
MyNorthwest Staff

Day four of carpenters’ strike, picket locations across Puget Sound region

Tuesday is day four of the carpenters' strike. The Northwest Carpenters Union says workers want better pay to keep up with the cost of living.
1 day ago
Sound Transit, Northgate...
Kathryn Altena

Affordable housing project at Northgate Metro site takes step forward

King County is moving forward with the plan to build 232 affordable housing units near the soon-to-open Northgate Link light rail station.
2 days ago
Maple Valley hit and run...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Second victim of July Maple Valley hit-and-run driver sought

Detectives believe that a 15-year-old accused of a fatal July hit-and-run may be responsible for at least one additional incident.
2 days ago
Black Lives Matter buttons...
Nick Bowman

Labor board: Fred Meyer, QFC ban on Black Lives Matter buttons violated law

A labor board says that Fred Meyer and QFC violated labor laws when they banned employees from wearing Black Lives Matter-themed buttons. 
2 days ago
Golf cart...
MyNorthwest Staff

State troopers stop woman attempting to drive golf cart onto freeway

State troopers apprehended a woman attempting to drive a golf cart into oncoming traffic on SR 167 over the weekend.
2 days ago
Seattle Mariners (81-69, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-68, second in the AL West)...
Associated Press

Blackburn scheduled to start as Oakland hosts Seattle

Seattle Mariners (81-69, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-68, second in the AL West) Oakland, California; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Marco Gonzales (8-5, 3.98 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 95 strikeouts) Athletics: Paul Blackburn (1-2, 4.94 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 18 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Athletics -127, Mariners +109; over/under is 8 […]
2 days ago
Gov. Jay Inslee...
Nick Bowman

Gov. Inslee asks federal government to step in, help state with hospital capacity crisis

Gov. Jay Inslee has sent a letter petitioning the federal government to provide aid for Washington hospitals dealing with surges in COVID patients.
2 days ago
Seattle homeless, hotels, homeless authority ceo, housing...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle leaders announce new funding for permanent supportive housing

A big announcement is expected Monday from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan that aims to help people experiencing homelessness get and keep housing.
3 days ago
Kent shooting...
KIRO 7 News Staff

One killed, two injured in shooting at Kent gas station

One man was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Kent gas station early Sunday, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
3 days ago
Year round school, northshore...
MyNorthwest Staff

Northshore School District to test K-12 students weekly for COVID

Starting Monday, students in grades K-12 in the Northshore School District will start getting tested weekly for COVID-19.
3 days ago
Seattle Mariners (80-69, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-67, second in the AL West)...
Associated Press

Manaea scheduled to start for Oakland against Seattle

Seattle Mariners (80-69, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-67, second in the AL West) Oakland, California; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Tyler Anderson (6-9, 4.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 125 strikeouts) Athletics: Sean Manaea (10-9, 3.95 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 177 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Athletics -154, Mariners +132; over/under is 8 […]
3 days ago