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Former commercial airline pilot identified in small airplane...

kirotv.com — An eyewitness says as he watched a small plane spiral into the Hood Canal Monday, he was certain whoever was inside would be killed. "It didn't look like anyone was going to survive that," said John Marker. Marker was at his home near Seabeck just before 1:00 p.m.
Jan 28, 2015

Pilot lost in a crash in the Hood Canal identified. bit.ly/1yxjTMk http://t.co/acOz6dYxzi

Drizzly Tuesday, but the sun will return!

kirotv.com — It's been a drizzly morning and while there will be a few light showers this afternoon, actual precipitation accumulation isn't going to be great around the area. The weak front that is limping into the region bringing clouds and the drizzle will be slowly fading through this evening.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @MorganKIRO7: If you missed my forecast, here you go. Don't worry #Seattle, sun will return! @SamArgierKIRO7 has more from 5. kirotv.com/weblogs/morgan…

Jan 27, 2015

If you missed my forecast, here you go. Don't worry #Seattle, sun will return! @SamArgierKIRO7 has more from 5. kirotv.com/weblogs/morgan…

Pilot says drone put Seahawks, fans in danger

kirotv.com — As thousands of fans cheered on the Seahawks as they rolled by on team buses on Sunday a drone was buzzing overhead. Helicopter pilot Jez Manners spotted it below his chopper and says it was dangerously close. "About 50 feet below me and the helicopter," said Manners.
Jan 27, 2015

Helicopter pilot told me illegal drone for #seahawks #SuperBowl send off put team, pilots,thousands of fans in danger kiro.tv/DroneDanger

Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

kirotv.com — By PHUONG LE The Associated Press SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases with a charge on polluters is being heard Tuesday in the House Environment Committee. The plan would cap the overall amount of carbon emissions in the state and require major polluters to pay for each metric ton of carbon released.
Jan 27, 2015

MT @apseattle: Gov. Inslee wants big Washington polluters to pay for CO2; $ would go to transportation, education. bit.ly/1zrucbX

Jan 27, 2015

All you need to know about WA Gov's cap-and-trade plan for making polluters pay for carbon emissions is.gd/01myQB (By @AP_Phuong)

Will this mild winter lead to a summer drought?

kirotv.com — SEATTLE - On an unusually mild January day, Scott Pattee, a water supply specialist with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, took measure of something else unusual. At a Stevens Pass monitoring site, he measured a snow depth of 41.5 inches -- about half what it should be this time of year.
Jan 26, 2015

There could be a downside to this lovely January weather. kiro.tv/DroughtWorries

Eastside parents upset about plan to reduce overcrowding in...

kirotv.com — REDMOND, Wash. - Eastside parents will voice their anger over plans to ease overcrowding in schools. Lake Washington School District had warned that if bond questions didn't pass last year, they would use more portables and school boundaries would likely be changed. The district projects about 4,000 more students will enroll over the next eight years.
Jan 26, 2015

800 students forced to change schools in Lake WA District. Why parents are protesting. kiro.tv/EastsideOvercr… pic.twitter.com/bYtwWPWGsG

Flights investigated after security concerns at SeaTac

kirotv.com — SEATAC, Wash. - Two flights were the subjects of security concerns at SeaTac Airport on Sunday evening. SeaTac Airport confirmed on Sunday that both planes had safely landed, were deplaned, and that there were no reported injuries sustained. Police had surrounded both of the planes, and were investigating at around 5:30 p.m.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @KIRO7Seattle: 1 flight cleared of security concern; 2nd flight still undergoing investigation at SeaTac >> kiro.tv/FlightConcerns http…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @KIRO7Seattle: 1 flight cleared of security concern; 2nd flight still undergoing investigation at SeaTac >> kiro.tv/FlightConcerns http…

Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

kirotv.com — The Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.H. - A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food. Janelle Jones says she discovered on the way home that the bag did not contain the sweet tea and junior spicy chicken sandwich that she had ordered Friday at the Rochester fast-food restaurant.
Jan 26, 2015

HAVE IT YOUR WAY: Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru shar.es/1bQnxC