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Parts of W. Washington seeing light snow

kirotv.com — Light snow is hitting Stevens with a rain-snow mix at Snoqualmie Pass. Stevens could go to rain briefly Friday afternoon before the cold front passes this evening. Stevens is likely to get six-12 inches of snow, and Mount Baker is likely to get more.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @KIRO7Seattle: .@DeborahKIRO7 braving the elements! First major snow of the season is slamming Stevens Pass. kiro.tv/PassSnow pic.twitter.com/uLSG2OvzXF

Nov 21, 2014

RT @KIRO7Seattle: From Stevens Pass this afternoon. I-90 currently closed WB at Ellensburg & EB near the summit. kiro.tv/PassSnow htt…

VIDEO: KIRO 7 has team coverage at Snoqualmie, Stevens pass

kirotv.com — Snow is falling at the passes and KIRO 7 has your team coverage.

Middle school student arrested for threatening students,...

kirotv.com — OLYMPIA, Wash. - A 13-year-old student was emergency expelled for threatening students and administrators with two knives, according to the Olympia School District. Investigators said she came out of a bathroom carrying two knives on Friday just before noon. According to police, the Reeves Middle School student appeared agitated when she threatened to harm students and administrators.
Nov 21, 2014

A 13 yo girl was arrested for threatening students/teachers with steak knives in Olympia. The principal stopped her- kiro.tv/MiddleSchoolTh…

Photos: 100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the 1st time

kirotv.com — Ruby Holt, 100, got to see the ocean for the first time during an all-expenses-paid trip to the Gulf of Mexico.

Lakewood homeowner who shot, killed robbery suspect talks to...

kirotv.com — LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Harry Lodholm says he was convinced three men who stormed into his Lakewood home Tuesday night were determined to kill him and his wife. "That was my fear," said Harry Lodholm. "Yeah, that was my fear, absolutely," added his wife, Janice Lodholm.
Nov 21, 2014

Lakewood homeowner who shot, killed robbery suspect talks to KIRO 7 bit.ly/1uJDZV3 pic.twitter.com/8jd6L7IqU6

Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier

kirotv.com — The Associated Press EVERETT, Wash. - Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface. This week they uncovered it - a boulder that's thousands of years old and bigger than an SUV, weighing an estimated 150 tons.

Mechanic leaves rude remark on receipt

kirotv.com — A mechanic in California left a rude remark on a customer's receipt, but the customer pointed the flaw in the insult.

VIDEO: Local man fights for change in police body cameras

kirotv.com — A local man forced two Kitsap police departments to rethink their decision on body cameras.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @RolandBailie: “@PoliceVideo: Super pleased with how well @RobKIRO7 at @KIRO7Seattle presented my project.” Thanks for trusting us. m.kirotv.com/videos/online/…

Councilwoman Kshama Sawant in $15 wage protest

kirotv.com — Socialist Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant in $15 wage protest
Nov 20, 2014

First socialist elected to Seattle City Council arrested in minimum wage protest kirotv.com/news/news/coun…

Nov 19, 2014

RT @KIRO7Seattle: Councilwoman Kshama Sawant booked into jail at 5:37 p.m. after arrest in $15 wage protest >> kiro.tv/SawantArrested

Washington state budget outlook predicts shortfall

kirotv.com — By RACHEL LA CORTE The Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state lawmakers are facing a projected budget gap of more than $2 billion for the next two-year budget ending in mid-2017, in large part due to a new voter-approved initiative to shrink class sizes, according to a state budget outlook released Wednesday.
Nov 19, 2014

When do you think #waleg lawmakers will end session(s) next year? July? August? Autumn? kirotv.com/ap/ap/washingt…

Nov 19, 2014

RT @RachelAPOly: Budget gap looming for Wash. lawmakers; much of gap through mid-2017 comes from cost of new class size initiative: bit.ly/1xQu6Gt

Nov 19, 2014

Budget gap looming for Wash. lawmakers; much of gap through mid-2017 comes from cost of new class size initiative: bit.ly/1xQu6Gt

Seattle’s mayor prepares Ferguson response

kirotv.com — SEATTLE - In Ferguson, Missouri, near St. Louis, anger over the killing of Michael Brown boiled over into violence. And it sparked demonstrations across the nation, including Seattle. "This is obviously a deeply felt and deeply emotional issue," said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray who began a news conference on his pre-school plan with a surprise statement on Ferguson.

Bullet rips through Shoreline Apartment, found in frozen...

kirotv.com — Husband and wife renters at the Canterbury Court Apartments in Shoreline are moving out of their unit as soon as possible. They told KIRO 7, they're concerned for their safety after a single bullet ripped through multiple walls of their unit Friday afternoon.
Nov 20, 2014

Local patriot shares a bullet with several walls (and the refrigerator) of a Shoreline, WA neighbor. #GunFAIL kirotv.com/news/news/bull…

Seattle Kickstarter project ZionEyez silent after 3 years with...

kirotv.com — Seattle Kickstarter project ZionEyez is a prime example of why the Washington Attorney General has his eye on unfulfilled Kickstarter projects. After three years and $343,415 to make glasses that shoot HD video, the founders have gone silent and backers are fed up. Seventeen people have filed complaints with the Washington Attorney General.
Nov 19, 2014

My story on a Seattle Kickstarter project that took $340K and disappeared. kiro.tv/KickstarterFail

PREVIEW: Kickstarter failures tonight at 5 p.m.

kirotv.com — PREVIEW: Kickstarter failures tonight at 5 p.m.
Nov 19, 2014

My story on Seattle startup that got $340K from Kickstarter and then disappeared is tonight at 5:40 on @KIRO7Seattle kirotv.com/videos/news/pr…

Seattle readies 'rapid response' to Ferguson decision

kirotv.com — SEATTLE - A grand jury decision is expected soon in the case of an unarmed black teenager killed by a white police officer during an altercation in Ferguson, Missouri in August. KIRO 7 has learned that Seattle will likely open its Emergency Operations Center to monitor the local protests that demonstrators are planning here.

GO PRO VIDEO shows Fourth of July sky dive over Lake Union

kirotv.com — A random throwback! SeattleInsider brings you Go Pro video from the sky dive that kicked off the Seafair Summer Fourth festivities on Lake Union.

Seattle zoo to phase out elephants, move 2 animals

kirotv.com — The Associated Press SEATTLE - Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo says it is ending its elephant program and will find a new home for its two endangered Asian elephants. Zoo president and CEO Deborah Jensen says they haven't identified a new facility for 47-year-old Bamboo and 35-year-old Chai but expect to relocate the two female elephants together in 2015.
Nov 19, 2014

Seattle zoo to phase out elephant program, move its 2 animals to another zoo is.gd/AuzDQ8

Trial to begin in murder of Seattle man Yancy Noll

kirotv.com — SEATTLE - After two years, a man accused of killing a QFC wine steward in North Seattle goes on trial in what prosecutors said may have been a thrill killing. Initially, police said they thought 43-year-old Yancy Noll was killed by 31-year-old Dinh Bowman in a road rage shooting.
Nov 20, 2014

Here's our story from the Dinh Bowman murder trial. Prosecutor's called it a "thrill kill". kiro.tv/BowmanMurderCa… pic.twitter.com/urpL2STnhx

Home invasion targets medical marijuana dispensary owners

kirotv.com — Pierce County investigators are working on a reported robbery and shooting on 19th Ave. Ct. E. in Tacoma. No one has been arrested, and a victim was sent to the hospital. Two victims tied were tired inside the home, and one victim was shot outside, police say.
Nov 19, 2014

Vehicles recovered in home invasion robbery south of #Tacoma bit.ly/1xPGOFy