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Dave Ross

Ross: Living defensively has its limits when facing ‘forever chemicals’

The trouble is that "living defensively" has its limits – as we heard when 3M lost control of its "forever chemicals."
6 days ago
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Angela Poe Russell

Angela Poe Russell: A PSA all pedestrians need to hear

A more common scenario playing out on roadways contributes to more than 9,000 accidents for pedestrians each year is Sun glare.
7 days ago
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Matt Markovich

Markovich: What would ‘the most trusted man in America’ think of AI, ‘news’ now?

What would Walter Cronkite think of artificial intelligence in our world of opinionated "news" outlets (and that's news in quotes)?
7 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: If you hope the government will save kids from social media, think again

Social media firm TikTok must sell itself to a non-Chinese company, or it goes dark in the U.S. But that law is headed straight to court.
8 days ago
MyNorthwest Video

Video: Are You Ready For The WNBA Season?

The WBNA season begins tonight, and the anticipation is high! Gee Scott joins Seattle Morning News to discuss ticket prices and the hype behind Caitlin Clark. Listen to the Seattle’s Morning News w/ Dave Ross & Colleen O’Brien Show every weekday at 5am on KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM Listen to the Gee and Ursula Show […]
14 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Social media companies must be responsible for content they broadcast

A phone call takes place between those who agree to talk. But a message posted on social media where anyone can see it? That's a broadcast.
15 days ago
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Colleen O'Brien

Colleen O’Brien: Who’s afraid of little old TikTok?

Why did President Joe Biden, with the overwhelming support of Congress, place a nine-month choke hold on TikTok?
16 days ago
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Colleen O'Brien

Colleen O’Brien: Mount McKinley became Denali; will Mount Rainier’s name also change?

KIRO Newsradio historian Feliks Banel thinks Mount Rainier will go back to its original name "in our lifetime."
18 days ago
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Travis Mayfield

Mayfield: Washington lawmakers must fix broken school funding system

Which leads us to Olympia where truly the blame for all this should rest. What lawmakers really did was make things worse.
19 days ago
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Angela Poe Russell

Angela Poe Russell: Don’t fall for this trap when watching the news

While watching news of the protests on college campuses, one segment caught my attention -- an anchor using a study to stir up a culture war.
21 days ago
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Julia Dallas

Lily Gladstone, other stars attend Met Gala as record breaking amount raised

Woodland nymphs, floral fairies and pompous princes walked the Met Gala carpet. The theme was "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion."
21 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Gov. Kristi Noem’s new book includes alleged meetings with dictators, dead dogs

Did South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as she claims in her new book?
23 days ago
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Spike O'Neill

Spike: Walmart can’t take a loss to provide affordable health care options to workers?

Recently, Walmart announced that they start closing down all 51 healthcare and telehealth facilities across multiple states.
26 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: We built it, and they had better come

About 17,500 people attended the opening of the Eastside light rail line. It shows a curiosity about getting to Redmond without driving there.
28 days ago
MyNorthwest Video

Video: Dude, Where’s My Zebra: Sam Campbell on the search for the North Bend Zebra

KIRO Newsradio’s Sam Campbell joined Dave Ross on Seattle’s Morning News with the latest updates on the missing zebra in North Bend. Sam says the case is pretty black-and-white at this point. Listen to Seattle’s Morning News with Dave Ross & Colleen O’Brien weekdays from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. on KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM. […]
28 days ago
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Matt Butler

Butler: It’s time for food delivery apps to ‘PayUp’ in Seattle, beyond

Thinking about the Seattle PayUp legislation, app firms have learned how to offload costs onto employees. But it puts more burden on them.
28 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Does the right to protest outweigh the right to learn?

When does a protest cross the line? I can answer that. When it devolves into violence, obviously it crosses a line.
30 days ago
seattle schools...
Angela Poe Russell

Angela Poe Russell: Some free answers for Seattle Schools’ $100,000 question

Seattle Public Schools has lost 4,000 students in the last five years as kids poured into private schools and other alternative programs.
1 month ago
Photo: Empty desks at Twentynine Palms Junior High School in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 202...
Colleen O'Brien

Colleen O’Brien: Is the FAFSA loan worth the degree?

The government revised FAFSA forms to make them less cumbersome. But the rollout of this new form at the start of 2024 was less than ideal.
1 month ago
Seattle pedestrians...
Colleen O'Brien

Colleen O’Brien: Seattle’s new walkability maps

If you've ever vacationed in a city where you are within a 15-minute walk of whatever you may need, then you know how awesome it can feel.
1 month ago
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Colleen O'Brien

Rep. Adam Smith: Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan ‘have waited way too long’ for U.S. aid

In a bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a key foreign aid package affecting funding for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan on Friday.
1 month ago
Taylor Swift's new album will be used as the soundtrack for a laser show at the Pacific Science Cen...
Paul Holden

Weekend revelry roundup: Record Day, Tay-Tay laser show, riding the bulls

A big weekend is on the way, and there will be a plethora of events to choose from, from laser shows to bull riding.
1 month ago
Angela Poe Russell

Angela Poe Russell: O.J.’s death reminds America of its persistent judicial problem

Most people who stand accused, regardless of guilt or innocence, can’t afford O.J.'s dream team of attorneys, much less standard fees.
1 month ago
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Jack Stine

Stine: ‘I gave a stranger on the internet money for bras’

My point is random acts of kindness, on the internet or not, keep our society functioning, and it can be for anyone, at any time.
1 month ago