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Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross

Dave Ross breaks down the day's most important stories weekdays 6 to 9am on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM. Along with anchor Colleen O'Brien, Chris Sullivan on traffic, and KIRO7 meteorologist Nick Allard, nobody looks at the news quite like Dave.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Feliks Banel on the Seattle General Strike of 1919

More than 65,000 workers walked off the job for the Seattle General Strike of 1919. But many history students don't hear anything about it.

January 23, 2019

Feliks Banel marking the centennial of the Seattle General Strike // Major Garrett on the government shutdown/ the 2020 race for the White House // Hanna Scott on a pair of death penalty bills in Olympia // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- Chik-fil-a makes a rare Sunday exception // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on Edgar's ticket to Cooperstown/ the 2019 Mariners // Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now // Carolyn Ossorio with the Charity of the Month -- American Parkinson's Disease Association

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019

Rachel Belle with Jada Yuan, NYT 52 Places travel writer // Steven Portnoy on the government shutdown // Jeremy Smith, author of Breaking and Entering, and his subject, a hacker named Alien // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- Steve Hartman's feature on a gracious wrestler // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil with more of what makes Edgar Martinez great/ the Mariners-Yankees-Reds trade // David Fahrenthold live on the government shutdown/ the Mueller probe // Hanna Scott on firearms legislation in Olympia // Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- 99 update and diverging diamonds

Rob McKenna on Supreme Court's denial of Coach Kennedy case

Bremerton football coach Joe Kennedy has brought his lawsuit involving school prayer all the way to the United States Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court has opted not to hear Coach Kennedy. Former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna explains the laws and policies around the case.

The New York Times' '52 Places Traveler' on what it was like to visit 52 places in a year

Thirteen thousand people responded to a New York Times job post looking for a traveler/writer hybrid willing to visit 52 destinations around the world in a single year.

Monday, January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019

Hanna Scott on legislation to push up the WA 2020 primary // Paging Dr. Cohen -- hearing loss // Hanna Scott on the latest ST3 car tabs lawsuit // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- contractor for non-profit finds bag of cash under floorboards, and gives it to the non-profit // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on the NFL playoffs

Friday, January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019

Austen Allred, founder of Lambda School, which charges students zero tuition until they get a job // Hanna Scott on the elderly residents of a mobile home park who will soon lose their homes // Margaret Brennan on the government shutdown/ Michael Cohen // Tom Tangney's review of Glass // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- the goodness of a self-described "softy" police officer // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on the Pats as underdogs/ the Seahawks' new backup QB // Hanna Scott on legislation to expand our state's ERPO laws // Dave Ross and Hanna Scott on the series of shootings on Highway 509

Thursday, January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019

Microsoft President Brad Smith live on the 500-Million-dollar housing pledge // Hanna Scott on a measure in Olympia to provide longterm care for the elderly // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- feeding furloughed federal workers // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on Edgar Martinez's last shot at Cooperstown // Don DeSantis, tax whisperer, on whether now might be a good time to cheat on your taxes (it's not) // Seattle U. Prof John Kirkman on monopolies in 2019 // Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- so far, so good in the post-Viaduct era

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Congressman Heck: 'We are full blown into Manchurian Candidate territory'

Washington Congressman Denny Heck expresses deep concerns that President Trump is closer to Russian influence than many realize. He is hoping an investigation will soon bring evidence to light. He speaks with Dave Ross about what Congress has investigated, and what it hopes will happen ahead of the next presidential election.

January 16, 2019

Feliks Banel makes his case for naming the new tunnel after Paul Thiry // Hanna Scott on legislation to abandon Daylight Saving clock changes/ firearms training for lawmakers // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- helping strangers in a snowstorm // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on playing hurt vs. playing injured // Bill Rehkopf live on the State of the Union/ the Barr hearings // Casey Newton from The Verge on the spread of fake news, via the elderly // Hanna Scott on the "human composting" measure in Olympia

The architect who argued against the Alaskan Way Viaduct in 1947

In 1947, architect Paul Thiry called for a tunnel under downtown rather than a viaduct. Over half a century later, his dream is being realized, and naming the new tunnel after him would be the perfect tribute.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019

Rep. Denny Heck on the various investigations into the president and his campaign // Hanna Scott on evolution of WA police use of force laws // Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- plans for various "what if?" scenarios before the new 99 tunnel opens // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- more selfless people helping furloughed federal workers // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on the NFL playoffs/ the passing of Mel Stottlemyer // Hanna Scott on using cameras to enforce bus lanes // David Fahrenthold live on the government shutdown/ the William Barr hearings

Monday, January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019

Hanna Scott on the backlog of untested rape kits in our state crime labs // Paging Dr. Cohen -- salt vs your heart // Jill Schlesinger on the partial government shutdown's effects on the economy // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- feeding the furloughed workers // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on replacing Sebastian Janikowski/ the Heisman winner's professional options // Jay Willis, Seattle-based GQ writer, on firearms training for teachers // Hanna Scott on legislation to modernize our state crime labs

Friday, January 11, 2019

How Inslee plans to pay for and operate Cascade Care

Jason McGill, Governor Inslee’s Senior Policy advisor for health care, explains how officials aim to start Cascade Care, a public option for health care in Washignton. McGill touches upon how officials plan to pay for the proposal.

January 11, 2019

Jason McGill, Inslee policy advisor, on a WA public health option // Hanna Scott on 2019 legislative priorities -- education, homelessness, taxes // Tom Tangney's Critics Choice ballot // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- Adrianna Diaz's "transplant buddies" feature // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on a football weekend without Seahawks // Maj Mike Lyons live on the complicated situation in Syria // Margaret Brennan on what's happening during the government shutdown

Thursday, January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019

Don DeSantis, tax whisperer, on 2019 tax reforms/ the shutdown's effects on the IRS // Hanna Scott on making it easier for schools to get money though bonds // Chris Sullivan's Chokepoint -- post-viaduct traffic enforcement // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- discounts for federal workers affected by the shutdown // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on the return of Dustin Ackley/ Russell Wilson going to the Pro Bowl // Carolyn Ossorio on her visit to a homeless camp // Mike Lewis on the NHL Commissioner's visit to Seattle

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Does Gov. Inslee's marijuana pardon measure not go far enough?

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a measure to grant pardons to certain people with past marijuana convictions in the state, but can it -- and should it -- take things further? Seattle University law professor Deborah Ahrens thinks so.

January 9, 2019

Feliks Banel on the day in 1922 when Vancouver BC switched sides of the road for drivers // Hanna Scott on legislation in Olympia to enact a statewide plastic straw ban // Seattle U. Law Prof Deborah Ahrens on vacating pot convictions // Colleen O'Brien's dose of kindness -- escape a life of homelessness, then help others do the same // Sports Insider Danny O'Neil on the bill in Olympia to allow college athletes to get paid // Rep Pramila Jayapal live // Rep Adam Smith live

Rep. Pramila Jayapal response to Trump address

President Donald Trump's address to the nation Tuesday evening outlined what he labeled as a humanitarian crisis at the border. Washington Representative Pramila Jayapal, though, disagreed, commenting on the address Wednesday morning on Seattle's Morning News. 

Vancouver BC drivers switched from driving on the left 97 years ago

The coming Viadoom is not the first time Northwest drivers have had to cope with a new landscape. It was 97 years ago that Vancouver BC was among the last on the continent to convert to right-side driving. Historian Feliks Banel explains.