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  • Ari Hoffman's KVI Voter's Guide: 2021 General Election Recommendations

    ...- KVI Staff
    From Ari Hoffman: I did not endorse candidates in every race. These are people I have met or interviewed. Not all of you will agree, but feel free to reach out and ask me why I picked these candidates. Also, do your own research. Alignvote. com is a great tool. Remember to vote. Many people gave their lives so you could have the right and others in the world would to have it. Any candidate who has not been interviewed yet, feel free to reach out.
  • Olympia Police still searching for suspected shooter who wounded Proud Boy

    ...- KVI Staff
    The search continues after more than a week for a suspected shooter in Olympia WA who opened fire wounding a Proud Boy member when the group was confronted by alleged Anti-fa. The confrontation erupted after the Proud Boys gathered at the location of a political candidate's campaign rally, as told to KVI's John Carlson last week by writer and city council candidate, Candace Mercer. The man who was wounded is recovering from the gun shot to the lower leg.
  • You're invited: September 11th memorial dedication at Triangle Park in Milton.

    ...- KVI staff
    The public is invited to the dedication of a new September 11th memorial on Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2021, in Milton, Washington. The ceremony will be led by KVI show host John Carlson, starting at 3pm, at the city's Triangle Park. Carlson tells KVI listeners, "I want everyone to know that if they want to remember 9/11 in a very moving, profound way, there's nothing better they can do than to bring their family and join us this Saturday.
  • Join 570 KVI for the City of Auburn's 56th Annual Veterans Parade and Observance

    ...- KVI Staff
    570 KVI along with KOMO 4 and KOMO Newsradio invite you to the City of Auburn's 56th Annual Veterans Parade and Observanceon Saturday, November 6. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. Now in its 56th year, the parade has grown into one of the largest parades of its kind in the United States of America. If you are unable to join in person, KOMO 4 will livestream the parade here on KOMONews. com hosted by KOMO 4's Lee Stoll and Theron Zahn.
  • Help make a wish come true! Donate airline miles now to Make-A-Wish to put #WishesInFlight

    ...- KVI Staff
    You, yes you, can help give flight to a child's heartfelt wish. Thursday, August 5 is the annual Make-A-Wish "Wishes in Flight" effort, which 570 KVI is proud to partner on with KOMO 4 TV, KOMO Newsradio and STAR 101. 5. It's as easy as donating your unused airline miles (and goodness knows after the year we've had - you likely have some stocked up)! (Image: Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington) More kids than ever are waiting for their wishes, and we need your help!
  • Toll hike deadline today for comment on Narrows Bridge, 520 Bridge and Seattle Tunnel

    ...- KVI Staff
    Today, Wednesday June 14th 2021, is the last day to submit public comment for or against proposed toll hikes on the New Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the Highway 520 floating bridge and the downtown Seattle tunnel for Highway 99. To share your comments with the WSDOT, click this link and fill out the form.
  • LIST: July 4th events around Western Washington

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    With restrictions now lifted across Washington, several cities are holding events for the 4th of July. The state is experiencing extremely dry conditions and many cities and counties have local ordinances that prohibit the use of personal fireworks. Before to check your cities' laws before setting off fireworks this weekend. Bellevue 4th of July fireworks. Fireworks will go off at approximately 10:05 p. m. on July 4 from the Downtown area and last for 15-17 minutes.
  • How  worker shortage is impacting Sea-Tac Airport

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    On Monday morning (June 28th), Sea-Tac Airport was as packed-out busy as it is the day before Thanksgiving: Long delays at TSA checkpoints and a shortage of operating gates, because not enough employees are showing up to work. On my flight to Tucson (I flew to Arizona to escape the Seattle heat), all the passengers were on board and we were ready to go, but the plane remained at the gate.
  • Attempted murder in Seattle over $1000 theft

    ...- Commentary: Phil Vandervort
    Catalytic converters are the new hot commodity for Seattle thieves but the latest report involving a catalytic converter theft in Seattle shows how brutal and reckless the city's crime and public safety problems have become. Last Saturday, a suspected catalytic converter thief or thieves allegedly shot at a witness who noticed the crime being committed across the street from his house.
  • Resources for staying cool during this week's heat wave

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    Most of Western Washington and the greater Puget Sound region is facing a heat wave Thursday, Friday and into Saturday. Heat safety tips from the National Weather Service. Seattle cooling centers. Bellevue cooling center. Snohomish County cooling centers. King County cooling centers. Pierce County cooling centers. Pierce County Metro is offering free transit rides to all cooling centers. City of Fife cooling center. Gig Harbor cooling center.
  • Fund started to continue legacy of Seattle PD officer killed helping motorists on I-5

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    It's always sad when a good cop dies young. Seattle Police Officer Lexi Harris, still in her 30s, had stopped to help out at an accident scene on I-5 in Seattle just minutes after completing her shift last weekend, when she was hit by another vehicle. She died at the scene. Officer Harris was known throughout the department for bringing the community and fellow cops closer together. Her sudden loss has shocked fellow officers and the many people who dearly cared about her.
  • Roll Up Your Sleeves: Donate Blood Today!

    ...- KVI Staff
    Bloodworks NW and blood centers across the U. S. need your help to donate blood since they see blood shortages during the summer months. 570 KVI and our parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group have partnered with the Bloodworks NW for Sinclair Cares: Roll Up Your Sleeves, kicking off on World Blood Donor Day, June 14. If you're healthy and feeling well, please schedule your next blood donation in the days and weeks ahead. This campaign is ongoing through July 23.
  • Snohomish Co. officials admit lucrative vaccine incentives aren't working

    ...- KVI Staff
    On the same day as Washington's first lottery drawing to reward vaccine recipients, Snohomish County public health officials admitted during a video press briefing--including the county's top elected leader, Executive Dave Sommers, pictured below--that financial incentives like lottery prizes and free college tuition are not resulting in more unvaccinated people getting vaccinated. According to KOMO News, the lucrative vaccine incentives announced on June 3rd by Gov.
  • WA Congresswoman defends Trump impeachment vote on KVI

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI mid-day host (noon-3p), Lars Larson, interviewed U. S. Rep. Jamie Herrera-Buetler about her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump following the mob attack on the U. S. Capitol on January 6th this year. Click the image above to listen to the full interview as heard on KVI. Herrera-Buetler tells KVI she's still a constitutional conservative but says Trump failed to live up to his duties as Commander in Chief on January 6th.
  • John Carlson urges your donation to Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraiser

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's morning host, John Carlson, is also a Salvation Army NW board member and this week is the annual Red Kettle fundraiser, conducted digitally due to logisitical reasons in the wake of the pandemic. If you're able to make a donation to Salvation Army NW, please click here. You contribution via this link will help John reach his individual goal for Salvation Army NW. Thank you for your support of the tremendous local help that Salvation Army NW does for vulnerable people around the region.
  • Ari Hoffman's KVI Voter's Guide: 2021 General Election Recommendations

    ...- KVI Staff
    From Ari Hoffman: I did not endorse candidates in every race. These are people I have met or interviewed. Not all of you will agree, but feel free to reach out and ask me why I picked these candidates. Also, do your own research. Alignvote. com is a great tool. Remember to vote. Many people gave their lives so you could have the right and others in the world would to have it. Any candidate who has not been interviewed yet, feel free to reach out.
  • Olympia Police still searching for suspected shooter who wounded Proud Boy

    ...- KVI Staff
    The search continues after more than a week for a suspected shooter in Olympia WA who opened fire wounding a Proud Boy member when the group was confronted by alleged Anti-fa. The confrontation erupted after the Proud Boys gathered at the location of a political candidate's campaign rally, as told to KVI's John Carlson last week by writer and city council candidate, Candace Mercer. The man who was wounded is recovering from the gun shot to the lower leg.
  • You're invited: September 11th memorial dedication at Triangle Park in Milton.

    ...- KVI staff
    The public is invited to the dedication of a new September 11th memorial on Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2021, in Milton, Washington. The ceremony will be led by KVI show host John Carlson, starting at 3pm, at the city's Triangle Park. Carlson tells KVI listeners, "I want everyone to know that if they want to remember 9/11 in a very moving, profound way, there's nothing better they can do than to bring their family and join us this Saturday.
  • Join 570 KVI for the City of Auburn's 56th Annual Veterans Parade and Observance

    ...- KVI Staff
    570 KVI along with KOMO 4 and KOMO Newsradio invite you to the City of Auburn's 56th Annual Veterans Parade and Observanceon Saturday, November 6. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. Now in its 56th year, the parade has grown into one of the largest parades of its kind in the United States of America. If you are unable to join in person, KOMO 4 will livestream the parade here on KOMONews. com hosted by KOMO 4's Lee Stoll and Theron Zahn.
  • Help make a wish come true! Donate airline miles now to Make-A-Wish to put #WishesInFlight

    ...- KVI Staff
    You, yes you, can help give flight to a child's heartfelt wish. Thursday, August 5 is the annual Make-A-Wish "Wishes in Flight" effort, which 570 KVI is proud to partner on with KOMO 4 TV, KOMO Newsradio and STAR 101. 5. It's as easy as donating your unused airline miles (and goodness knows after the year we've had - you likely have some stocked up)! (Image: Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington) More kids than ever are waiting for their wishes, and we need your help!
  • Toll hike deadline today for comment on Narrows Bridge, 520 Bridge and Seattle Tunnel

    ...- KVI Staff
    Today, Wednesday June 14th 2021, is the last day to submit public comment for or against proposed toll hikes on the New Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the Highway 520 floating bridge and the downtown Seattle tunnel for Highway 99. To share your comments with the WSDOT, click this link and fill out the form.
  • LIST: July 4th events around Western Washington

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    With restrictions now lifted across Washington, several cities are holding events for the 4th of July. The state is experiencing extremely dry conditions and many cities and counties have local ordinances that prohibit the use of personal fireworks. Before to check your cities' laws before setting off fireworks this weekend. Bellevue 4th of July fireworks. Fireworks will go off at approximately 10:05 p. m. on July 4 from the Downtown area and last for 15-17 minutes.
  • How  worker shortage is impacting Sea-Tac Airport

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    On Monday morning (June 28th), Sea-Tac Airport was as packed-out busy as it is the day before Thanksgiving: Long delays at TSA checkpoints and a shortage of operating gates, because not enough employees are showing up to work. On my flight to Tucson (I flew to Arizona to escape the Seattle heat), all the passengers were on board and we were ready to go, but the plane remained at the gate.
  • Attempted murder in Seattle over $1000 theft

    ...- Commentary: Phil Vandervort
    Catalytic converters are the new hot commodity for Seattle thieves but the latest report involving a catalytic converter theft in Seattle shows how brutal and reckless the city's crime and public safety problems have become. Last Saturday, a suspected catalytic converter thief or thieves allegedly shot at a witness who noticed the crime being committed across the street from his house.
  • Resources for staying cool during this week's heat wave

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    Most of Western Washington and the greater Puget Sound region is facing a heat wave Thursday, Friday and into Saturday. Heat safety tips from the National Weather Service. Seattle cooling centers. Bellevue cooling center. Snohomish County cooling centers. King County cooling centers. Pierce County cooling centers. Pierce County Metro is offering free transit rides to all cooling centers. City of Fife cooling center. Gig Harbor cooling center.
  • Fund started to continue legacy of Seattle PD officer killed helping motorists on I-5

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    It's always sad when a good cop dies young. Seattle Police Officer Lexi Harris, still in her 30s, had stopped to help out at an accident scene on I-5 in Seattle just minutes after completing her shift last weekend, when she was hit by another vehicle. She died at the scene. Officer Harris was known throughout the department for bringing the community and fellow cops closer together. Her sudden loss has shocked fellow officers and the many people who dearly cared about her.
  • Roll Up Your Sleeves: Donate Blood Today!

    ...- KVI Staff
    Bloodworks NW and blood centers across the U. S. need your help to donate blood since they see blood shortages during the summer months. 570 KVI and our parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group have partnered with the Bloodworks NW for Sinclair Cares: Roll Up Your Sleeves, kicking off on World Blood Donor Day, June 14. If you're healthy and feeling well, please schedule your next blood donation in the days and weeks ahead. This campaign is ongoing through July 23.
  • Snohomish Co. officials admit lucrative vaccine incentives aren't working

    ...- KVI Staff
    On the same day as Washington's first lottery drawing to reward vaccine recipients, Snohomish County public health officials admitted during a video press briefing--including the county's top elected leader, Executive Dave Sommers, pictured below--that financial incentives like lottery prizes and free college tuition are not resulting in more unvaccinated people getting vaccinated. According to KOMO News, the lucrative vaccine incentives announced on June 3rd by Gov.
  • WA Congresswoman defends Trump impeachment vote on KVI

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI mid-day host (noon-3p), Lars Larson, interviewed U. S. Rep. Jamie Herrera-Buetler about her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump following the mob attack on the U. S. Capitol on January 6th this year. Click the image above to listen to the full interview as heard on KVI. Herrera-Buetler tells KVI she's still a constitutional conservative but says Trump failed to live up to his duties as Commander in Chief on January 6th.
  • John Carlson urges your donation to Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraiser

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's morning host, John Carlson, is also a Salvation Army NW board member and this week is the annual Red Kettle fundraiser, conducted digitally due to logisitical reasons in the wake of the pandemic. If you're able to make a donation to Salvation Army NW, please click here. You contribution via this link will help John reach his individual goal for Salvation Army NW. Thank you for your support of the tremendous local help that Salvation Army NW does for vulnerable people around the region.
  • Seattle Police Foundation raising money for drug sniffing K9 units

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson also serves on the board of the Seattle Police Foundation which is raising money to fund two narcotics sniffing K-9 officers. If you're interested in donating to the K-9 unit effort, click here. Right now, according to Seattle Police Assistant Chief, Deanna Nollette, the department doesn't have any drug sniffing K-9s. The private fundraising would provide for both the training of the dogs and the officers who handle the dogs.
  • Teachers' union finally waking up to north Seattle homeless problem

    ...- COMMENTARY: Phil Vandervort
    Teachers at a north Seattle school are finally voicing their concerns about an illegal/unsanctioned homeless camp trespassing on school property at Broadview Thomson K-8 in the Bitter Lake neighborhood. Natalee Powell, a second-grade teacher (pictured above) at Broadview Thomson K-8 and the Seattle Education Association's representative for the school issued the letter to the Seattle Public Schools Superintendent, Dr.
  • The Lame List for 2021

    ...- KVI Staff
    As KVI has added new afternoon talk show host, Ari Hoffman, the KVI show producers have been brainstorming new segments and ideas with Ari for his show. In the course of creating some new features for Ari's show, a shared admiration was discovered for the brilliant segment from the KING 5 show "Almost Live" known as "The Lame List". It featured a variety of Seattle rock musicians who, unbeknownst to most of us, were about to be launched into fame on the strength of grunge music in early 1992.
  • 570 KVI welcomes The Ari Hoffman Show, weekdays from 3-6 PM

    ...- KVI Staff
    SEATTLE, Wash. -- On Monday, April 26th The Ari Hoffman Show will be officially added to the Talk Radio 570 KVI line-up, from 3 – 6 p. m. weekdays. Ari Hoffman has been filling in for us since long-time host, Kirby Wilbur retired at the end of January. A local businessman and civic activist, Hoffman ran for Seattle City Council in 2020. Now he has a more powerful platform on America’s first conservative talk radio station, 570 KVI.
  • COMMENTARY: Twitter double standard on censorship

    ...- Producer, Phil Vandervort
    This tweet from a Pacific Northwest social justice group seems to be a call to commit crimes. There definitely is a call to action by Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front. Their Twitter following is significant with more than 36,000 followers. This post was made just a few hours before groups gathered in both Seattle and Portland to ostensibly honor police shooting victim in Brooklyn Center, Minn. , Daunte Wright.
  • LISTEN: Kirby Wilbur remembers KVI producer Daryl Summers

    ...- KVI Staff
    Click the image above to listen to Kirby Wilbur pay tribute to the late Daryl Summers. KVI afternoon talk show producer, Daryl Summers, passed away unexpectedly last week. Daryl had worked in broadcasting for 30 years, mostly between Seattle and Portland radio stations, serving as the mid-day DJ on KRWM Warm 106. 9 from 1999 - 2012. We were fortunate enough to have Daryl as our Afternoon Show producer for the last five years.
  • COMMENTARY: What happened to Washington's Constitution?

    ...- Producer: Phil Vandervort
    Um, what happened to the backers of the McCleary decision that cited the Washington Constitution's fateful words the "paramount duty of the state" is education of children to legally justify the allocation of more taxpayer money to public schools? Remember McCleary? It was affirmed by the Supreme Court of Washington (SCOW) in a 9-0 ruling and it led to billions of extra Washington tax dollars supporting K-12 public instruction.
  • KVI grieves the sudden passing of talk show producer, Daryl Summers

    ...- KVI Staff
    Click the image above to listen to the KVI Morning Show's On-Air Tribute to Daryl Summers. KVI afternoon talk show producer, Daryl Summers, passed away unexpectedly last week. Daryl had worked in broadcasting for 30 years, mostly between Seattle and Portland radio stations, serving as the mid-day DJ on KRWM Warm 106. 9 from 1999 - 2012.
  • WATCH: KVI Salutes Kirby Wilbur Virtual Event, Full Video

    ...- KVI Staff
    For those of you who weren't able to join us, or would like to view it again, you can click the link below to watch the FULL KVI Salutes Kirby Wilbur Virtual Event. CLICK TOWATCH THE EVENT HERE. After 20+ years on 570 KVI, Kirby Wilbur is headed to Texas to enjoy his well-deserved retirement with his family.
  • COMMENTARY: Seattle City Council cronyism benefits a labor union

    ...- Show Producer Phil Vandervort
    Is this legal? The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to require "grocery companies with more than 500 employees worldwide and to stores larger than 10,000 square feet", according to Q13 News, to pay employees $4 per hour for 'hazard pay' during the COVID pandemic. The vast majority—if not all—of these employees are going to be United Food and Commercial (UFCW) labor union members at grocery stores like Safeway and QFC, thus the cronyism.
  • COMMENTARY: Hey Twitter, what's the difference between AOC and Trump?

    ...- show producer Phil Vandervort
    Two days after U. S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted "Abolish ICE", cities likeSeattle andPortlandwere attacked and damaged by anarchists who organized "abolish ICE" protests. ICE is commonly referred to in political circles as an acronym for U. S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, which deals with immigration issues and cross-border traffic. In Seattle, the anarchist mob threw rocks and water bottles at photographers and journalists trying to observe and monitor the mob.
  • UPDATED COVID Vaccine info and availability

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded the COVID-19 vaccine criteria now allowing more people to be eligible for inoculation. For complete criteria and vaccine locations in your county, click this State Dept. of Health link.
  • You're Invited: Celebrate Kirby's career with "KVI's Salute to Kirby Wilbur" virtual event

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's Kirby Wilbur is setting the headphones down and trading in a blue state for a red one. After 20 combined years on our airwaves, 570 KVI's Kirby Wilbur is moving to the Lone Star State to embark on a well-earned retirement. You can watch Kirby make the announcement to his listeners liveHERE. "There is a point in everyone’s life when change comes. The Wilbur family has reached that point.
  • KVI listeners crown definitive Christmas songs of all-time

    ...- KVI Staff
    During the month of December, KVI listeners were asked to vote on the greatest, worst and most definitive Christmas songs of all-time and the voting concluded with a tie for greatest Christmas song of all time. The vote was split between Nate King Cole's "The Christmas Song" and Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" with each receiving 45. 4% of the vote. The song "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey collected the remaining 9. 2%.
  • Happy Thanksgiving from 570 KVI: Notes from John Carlson & Kirby Wilbur

    ...- KVI Staff
    All of us here at 570 KVI are wishing you and your families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. See below for notes from KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur. John Carlson:"This was the most volatile year of my adulthood. Not since the late 60’s and very early 70’s, when I was just a boy, was there a more challenging year for our country than this one. And yet, oddly, it reminds us why Thanksgiving is so important.
  • Donate now to the 2020 KOMO Toy Drive

    ...- KVI Staff
    It's time for our annual KOMO Toy Drive - a great way to bring joy in a challenging time. Help put toys under the tree and hope in the hearts of local kids in need this holiday season. Here's how you can help make a difference: Donate new unwrapped toys or donate money to benefit The Salvation Army Toy and Joy program. ONLINE NOW: Make an online monetary donation HERE. Shop directly from The Salvation Army's Wish ListHERE and send toys directly to Toy and Joy. IN STORE:
  • COMMENTARY: Reasons to resist new Inslee lockdown

    ...- KVI Staff
    Written by KVI's morning show host, John Carlson: Has Governor Jay Inslee presented scientific evidence that socially distanced restaurant dining has spread COVID? No, he has not. Has the Governor presented evidence that socially distanced movie viewing, gym workouts, museums and worshipping have spread COVID? No, he has not. Don't you think he should, before he throws thousands of people back out of work, and tosses a wrench into the retail industry during the Christmas shopping season?
  • COMMENTARY: AP story picks low hanging fruit on The Rona

    ...- Producer, Philip Vandervort
    Give the first few graphs of this Associated Press story a read until you get to this important nugget: Though Redlener sees some of the new wave as inevitable... Doom and gloom, doom and gloom, doom and gloom, but, ohp, wait, this might be inevitable. Seriously, for all the anti-Trump bluster of ‘Trump’s responsible for 230,000 deaths’, what would those critics have done differently to prevent 1. ) a brutal economic collapse or 2.
  • 2020 General Election: John Carlson's Voter's Guide

    ...- KVI Staff
    Below are John Carlson's recommendations for the 2020 General Election. You can see the full 570 Guide to the 2020 Election here. FEDERALPresident of the United States: Donald J. TrumpNo Senate race in WA this yearHouse of Representatives. 10 races. Vote Republican in all of them. In the 10th Congressional district (parts of Pierce, Thurston and Mason counties), write in Marty McClendon. STATEWIDE RACESReferendum 90: Should WA have a new statewide sex-ed curriculum?
  • Salvation Army Red Kettle 'virtual' fundraiser today

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    Hey KVI listeners, let's all come together for a moment. The Salvation Army had to postpone its annual Red Kettle fundraiser last Spring because of the coronavirus. Since then, there’s been huge demand on their services during the pandemic, and even more during the recent wildfires. Through it all, they keep helping those who need it most. Today, they are having a "virtual" Red Kettle Luncheon, and I hope you'll join me in helping the Army by clicking on this link to generously donate.
  • Join 570 KVI for the "Your Voice, Your Choice" Virtual Town Hall

    ...- KVI Staff
    Join 570 KVI for the "Your Voice, Your Choice" Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 PM! Hosted by KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur, the discussion will cover the recent protests, the pandemic - and of course, the Presidential Race. Space for the free event is limited and registration is required.
  • A Note from KVI's John Carlson on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    ...- KVI Staff
    Since Monday is Martin Luther King Day, let’s spend a few moments remembering what made Martin Luther King distinctive from other civil rights leaders during his lifetime, and what makes him different from many civil rights leaders today. Perhaps you've seen the TV commercials, on-line messages or newspaper ads appealing to us to remember Martin Luther King's legacy. Almost all of them remind us of the common thread woven between past and present: "The Dream. " "A day to dream.
  • KVI Commentary: what to make of Seattle's "Street Czar"

    ...- KVI Producer: Phil Vandervort
    Seattle is spending $150,000 for a new position, loosely designated as a "Street Czar". The man hired for that position--as the city continues to struggle with anti-police vandalism and property damage--is the driving force behind the voter approved I-940 which intends to bring more accountability to police officer involved shootings (OIS). Andre Taylor helped lead the voter approval of I-940.
  • KVI Commentary: Why Gov. Inslee is wrong about "climate fires"

    ...- KVI's John Carlson
    So Gov. Jay Inslee, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, U. S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and practically every other Democratic politician are blaming the west coast wildfires, particularly the ones in Oregon and Washington, on "climate change". Gov. Inslee insists on calling them "climate fires". I interviewed University of Washington climate sciences professor and meterologist, Cliff Mass, about the fires and Inslee's claims during yesterday's show.
  • Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief Fund

    ...- KOMO News Staff
    KOMO-TV and KOMO Radio are joining with the Salvation Army's Northwest Division to collect money for “Sinclair Cares and The Salvation Army: Washington Wildfire Relief. ” The fires have scorched several parts of eastern and western Washington, threatening property and homes for the state's residents. If you would like to donate to the effort to help those affected by the wildfires, your monetary gift will be appreciated. >>>>>To donate: click here.
  • 570 KVI helps FUND the Seattle Police Department, amidst efforts to defund it

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle, Wash. -- On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Talk Radio 570 KVI’s morning show host, John Carlson, rallied his audience to help FUND the Seattle Police Department despite the city’s effort to DEFUND it. After discovering that protesters have been pointing eye damaging lasers at officers, Carlson made an impromptu plea to listeners to help purchase protective eye wear for Seattle police officers through the Seattle Police Foundation’s Got Your Six fundraising campaign.
  • 570 KVI's Guide to the 2020 Elections

    ...- KVI Staff
    All of 570 KVI's 2020 Election resources in one place. Tune in to 570 KVI AM for expert analysis from conservative most trusted voices John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Lars Larson and Sean Hannity. On Election Night KVI's Kirby Wilbur will be live from 3 - 9 PM as the results roll in. John Carlson will join Kirby with his reaction and also participate in KOMO 4 TV's Election Coverage. Listen LIVEHERE or tell your smart speaker to "Play 570 KVI" from anywhere. IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
  • Racism declared public health crisis in Pierce County

    ...- KVI Staff
    The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health voted to declare racism a public health crisis. In a press release about the vote, the TPC Health Department states, "The COVID-19 pandemic and the legacy of racism are ongoing public health concerns. "The decision to declare racism a public health crisis is connected in part to the recent police involved deaths of black men, Manuel Ellis in Tacoma on March 3rd, George Floyd on May 26th in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks on June 12th in Atlanta.
  • Record setting manhunt for murder suspect ends in arrest near Cle Elum WA

    ...- KVI Staff
    The "largest manhunt in county history", according to Kittitas County officials, ended with the arrest of a murder suspect hiding out in the mountains near Teanaway valley northeast of Cle Elum WA. Jorge Alcantara-Gonzalez was arrested by the Kittitas County Sheriff's Department yesterday afternoon for the murder of Ian Eckles, a 41-year-old Kent WA man who had been missing since May 17. Alcantara-Gonzaelz was spotted in Eckles's SUV by sheriff's deputies on May 23rd.
  • Tacoma woman arrested in arson of Seattle cop cars during protest

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson reacts to the arrest of a 25-year-old Tacoma woman, Margaret Aislinn Channon, for allegedly setting five Seattle police patrol vehicles on fire that were parked in the area of Sixth and Pine during the May 30th protests for justice for George Floyd. U. S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said the 25-year-old was caught on multiple cameras using an accelerant lit like a blowtorch to start fires in five police vehicles.
  • Narrows Bridge tolls could go up due to virus restrictions

    ...- KVI Staff
    Toll bridge crossings from Gig Harbor to Tacoma plummeted as COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in mid-March before ticking back up in late May, leaving a financial hole for the new Narrows Bridge. The 11 week economic shutdown pencils out to be an expected loss of $4. 6 million in toll revenue for the new Narrows Bridge, according to The Kitsap Sun.
  • Nirvana bassist counter-points Trump critics regarding looting

    ...- KVI Staff
    Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic exposed the double-standard that critics of Pres. Trump would likely demand if destructive looting and pillaging were being caused by right-wing "patriot militias". Novoselic posted on his personal Facebook page: The violence, (and not the protests) appear as leftist insurrction. Imagine if so-called "patriot militias" were raising this kind of hell? If this were the case, left wing people would welcome federal intervention.
  • 85 crew on Seattle fishing boat now infected with COVID

    ...- KVI Staff
    The crew of the Seattle-based American Dynasty are now in quarantine after arrving back at their home dock because of a rampant COVID-19 infection that hit virtually the entire crew. American Seafoods Company discovered that 85 crew members tested positive on May 30th. They suspect the infection hit the boat after docking in Bellingham, according to KOMO News reporter, Sue Romero.
  • Seattle Police Chief refers to George Floyd's death as "tragic murder"

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle Police Chief, Carmen Best, describes the death of a handcuffed Minneapolis man during an arrest by police as a "tragic murder" in a written statement addressing the case involving four police officers who have already been fired. Video recording of a police officer kneeing George Floyd in the neck to subdue him during the arrest spread quickly on social media, intensifying claims of police brutality between a black suspect and a white police officer.
  • Pt. Angeles based cutter quarantined after drug bust

    ...- KVI Staff
    A cocaine bust at sea turns into quarantine for the entire crew of the Port Angeles, WA ported U. S. Coast Guard cutter Active after nabbing three drug smugglers in open waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. According to USCG officials, the crew is quarantined on board the vessel in San Diego after they captured three suspected cocaine smugglers at sea who were infected with coronavirus.
  • Yakima Co. Coroner explains virus death classification protocol

    ...- KVI Staff
    Earlier this week, the accuracy of Washington's reported 1031 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic were called into question based on how deaths were classified or connected to the virus. Now the Yakima County Coroner tells our sister station, KIMA, that when someone dies they go through a very specific process to determine the cause of death.
  • Defiant gyms face legal wrath from Olympia

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has issued a legal ultimatum to two different gym owners: close down voluntarily or go to court. The Associated Press reports, Ferguson is suingNorthwest Fitness Co. , in Puyallup and Power Alley Fitness, or PA Fitness, in Arlington, arguing their partial re-opening to members in violation of Phase 1 endangers public health and engages in unfair business practices because their competitors have followed the state’s rules.
  • Virus hit Snohomish County, WA earlier than previously believed

    ...- KVI Staff
    An antibody test for a Snohomish County woman shows the COVID-19 infection arrived in Washington--and the United States--in December, not January as was previously believed. The Seattle Times published the testing results of the retired 64-year-old nurse who tested positive for COVID-19 anti-bodies. It's forcing health experts to rethink how the virus first reached North America.
  • Normal start to Washington's fall school year still in doubt

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington school officials are still refining their plans to restart classes on campus this fall. KOMO News reports that school officials will unveil some possible scenarios in early June. So far, school planners are considering contingencies for a September re-start on campus in case there's a spike in virus infections.
  • Uncertainty for restaurant owners as Phase 2 plans unfold

    ...- KVI Staff
    Restaurants have been financially crushed by closures and restrictions from the virus pandemic. Now eight of Washington's 39 counties are opening for Phase 2 which allows restaurants to have limited dine-in service provided they follow a variety of criteria for sanitization and distancing along with acquiring customer contact data for possible tracing.
  • Central WA county reverses course on reporting virus data

    ...- KVI Staff
    Less than a week after announcing a decision to stop reporting ethnic data for virus infection cases, the Chelan/Douglas County Health District abruptly reversed its decision. The Wenatchee World reported,the health district stopped releasing a breakdown of cases by ethnicity on April 28 after it said it received concerns from members of the local Latino community, Administrator Barry Kling said Friday.
  • Eating out at WA restaurants requires registration

    ...- KVI Staff
    Eating out at restaurants during the Phase 2 opening in Washington will require customers to log their contact information with the restaurant to create a database for potential contact tracing if an infection is sourced to the eatery. The new model for eating out in Washington's Phase 2 requires you give your name, address, phone number and e-mail to the restaurant, according to KOMO News. The names and contact info will be kept for 30 days by the restaurant.
  • Irony of Seattle's homeless problems impacting immigrants, women

    ...- Commentary: Phil Vandervort
    Seattle's 'progressive' politicians proudly stand up for immigrants and women. Their vocal advocacy for those two demographics are usually the backbone of campaigns and political policy in Seattle. But the advocacy quickly becomes lip service from those same political figures when it comes to how Seattle politicians and officials handle the on-going problems of drug addiction, repeat criminals and homelessness in the city.
  • "Nobody wants to be sitting next to somebody who has a 104 degree temperature"

    ...- KVI Staff
    Everett's Paine Field is now screening passengers for fever before they can board a plane in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection. During the screening process, airline passengers will stand before a no-contact thermal camera which quickly displays their body temperature. If your temperature is above 100. 5 degrees, TSA screeners pull you aside for extra evaluation. If your body temperature is in the normal range, you proceed to boarding the plane.
  • Commissioners reverse their vote on over-riding Gov. Inslee order

    ...- KVI Staff
    By a 2-1 vote, Franklin County Commissioners in Pasco, WA reversed their vote earlier this week on a motion to allow jobs shuttered by Gov. Jay Inslee's 'stay home' order to be re-opened. KVI's Lars Larson interviewed KOMO News reporter, Jeff Pohjula, about this quick change in direction from the county commissioners. Click the image above to listen to the KVI interview.
  • Face mask required to shop at Costco starting May4th

    ...- KVI Staff
    Starting next week Costco will require customers to don face masks when they shop at stores, according to KOMO News. The policy, which goes into effect on May 4, will mandate that all guests "must wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times while at Costco," according to a post updated Wednesday morning on the company's web page. Exceptions will be made to those under 2 and who are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition.
  • Businesses allowed to re-open in Eastern WA county defying Gov. Inslee order

    ...- KVI staff
    Franklin County Commissioners voted 3-0 today to allow businesses to re-open in a move that openly defies the statewide 'stay home, stay healthy' order by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. It is the first known decision by an elected body in Washington to re-open sectors of the economy as Gov. Inslee has resisted suggestions to re-open some sectors of the job market.
  • Virus pandemic produces mix of defiance and nanny-state across WA

    ...- KVI Staff
    The angst of the COVID-19 pandemic is summed up nicely in this lengthy article about 'stay home' scofflaws and the state website that collects private reports of people ignoring the statewide 'stay home' order. Are we becoming 'tattle-tale nation' as elected and public health officials demand we all "hunker down" to "flatten the curve"? According to the Kitsap Sun,roughly 1,000 raw, unsubstantiated reports a day are filed through a website created by Gov. Jay Inslee's administration.
  • Lewis Co. Prosecutor skeptical of Gov. Inslee's prisoner early release plan for COVID

    ...- KVI Staff
    Gov. Jay Inslee has announced he intends to release 950 state prison inmates earlier than there sentence ordered. The Governor justified his early prisoner release plan as an effort to prevent COVID-19 spread inside prisons. The 950 prisoners are classified as non-violent offenders but Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney, Jonathan Meyer, says the public may feel differently about what constitutes a violent crime in Washington.
  • Dispute over infected sailors assigned to Bremerton-based air craft carrier

    ...- KVI Staff
    According to the Kitsap Sun Newspaper in Bremerton, the US Navy is denying that two sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz have tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the vice-chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that the Nimitz crew includes positive cases. The Joint Chiefs of Staff provide "professional military advice to the Secretary of Defense (Pentagon) and President" of the United States, according to Wikipedia.
  • Sign the petition: Tell Gov. Inslee that construction work is essential for our economy

    ...- KVI Staff
    A note from 570 KVI's Kirby Wilbur on the state of construction work during the current COVID-19 outbreak in our state. The private construction industry is essential for our state's economy and the Governor should not have deemed it non-essential. Oregon and Idaho have deemed it essential and only three states have joined Governor Inslee in declaring it non-essential. Please do three things:1.
  • Prolific car prowler sent to prison for crime spree at Olympic & Mt. Rainier nat'l parks

    ...- KVI Staff
    A serial car-prowler, smashing into cars and trucks at trailheads in the Olympic and Mt. Rainier national parks in 2019, has been sentenced to 25 months in federal prison. Information below is from a press release by Olympic National Park. Following an investigation by US Park Rangers, Michael Wayne Pickering, age 41, prowled at least four dozen cars at more than seven different trailheads and parking lots in Olympic and Mount Rainier national parks.
  • Issaquah Boy Scouts band together to make medical masks for hospital

    ...- KVI Staff
    Future Eagle Scouts in Issaquah WA are using their socially distanced time to help medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Six Boy Scouts from Troop 636, working toward their Eagle Scout badges, are sewing masks and urging the public to fund their efforts via crowd sourcing. Their goal is to produce 10,000 masks for Swedish Hospital in Issaquah and UW Medicine's Valley Medical Center in Kent.
  • Why WA voters will have to wait longer for $30 car tabs

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI morning show host, John Carlson, interviews the sponsor of I-976, Tim Eyman, about the continuing legal odyssey over his latest voter-approved initiative for $30 car tabs in Washington.
  • Choir stricken with COVID-19 in Mt. Vernon WA

    ...- KVI Staff
    A devastating outbreak of COVID-19 has turned fatal for two members of a Skagit County choir. After a March 10th practice for 60 members at the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, two singers in their 80s are dead and 25 more are infected, according to KOMO News reporter, Patrick Quinn. The full story can be viewed here. Seventeen more choir members are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Nurses in the Kirkland COVID-19 vortex explain the chaos

    ...- KVI Staff
    "When you're living it every day for long days and you've seen what we've gone through, it feels like a bomb dropped in the middle of it and we're trying to pick up the pieces", says the operations vice-president from the Life Care Center in Kirkland, about being at the forefront of the first fatal outbreak in the U. S. COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Help support The Salvation Army's relief efforts amid the coronavirus outbreak

    ...- STAR Staff
    In uncertain times, you can be certain of this: The Salvation Army is serving those most in need with help and hope. Please consider joining KOMO News, STAR 101. 5 and 570 KVI in supporting The Salvation Army's local relief efforts in response to the coronavirus outbreak in our community. DONATE HERE. As COVID-19 impacts the Northwest, The Salvation Army is increasing efforts to provide basic needs to our most vulnerable neighbors.
  • Seattle's socialism experiment and the 2020 campaign

    ...- KVI Staff
    Seattle has been incubating socialism that current presidential contender, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants to showcase to the rest of America to convince people to vote for him over Pres. Donald Trump (and the Democrats other main presidential contender, Joe Biden).
  • Seattle is (still) dying

    ...- KVI Staff
    In the aftermath of a gunfire rampage in downtown Seattle that killed one woman, hospitalized six by-standers (including a 9-year-old Pt.
  • Arrest finally made nearly a month after Graham carjacking put teen in coma

    ...- KVI Staff
    Pierce County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspected carjacker who beat the 18-year-old owner from Graham, Washington so badly it put the victim in a coma. The carjacking occurred when the young owner and his grandfather met the suspect to sell an Audi sedan they had listed on the website OfferUp. So far the Sheriff's Department hasn't released any more details about the arrest. KOMO News reported on the original crime on Dec. 29th, last year.
  • KVI Political Calendar

    ...- KVI Staff
    See below for a list of political events, rallies and more in the Puget Sound area that 570 KVI's hosts believe our audience may be interested in. INFORMATION PAGE FOR ALL RESOURCES REGARDING COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS from the Washington State Department of Health. CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: All information surrounding COVID-19 and what you need to know.
  • Congressional Gold Medal for Spokane native suffering ALS after NFL career

    ...- KVI Staff
    NFL veteran, Steve Gleason, faced an unthinkable medical diagnosis in 2011: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS,Five years before ALS, Gleason--a Spokane WA native--became a New Orleans Saints folk hero by blocking a punt that turned into a defensive touchdown in the team's first game at home in the Super Dome since the team was forced to relocate following the Hurricane Katrina damage and recovery.
  • Highway 2 road closure provides learning lesson for Governor

    ...- KVI Staff
    More problems on Highway 2 in eastern Snohomish County, keeping Stevens Pass roadway closed. Here's a tweet from a WSP trooper on the scene as of 10:49am PT today: It bears mentioning that if state DOT road crews were able to trim back some trees or branches in warmer months like April, May, September or October perhaps the trees wouldn't be so susceptible to falling off in winter weather conditions.
  • Stopping the squeeze on kids lemonade stands in WA

    ...- KVI Staff
    Every year or two we hear or read about the story of a kids lemonade stand that gets shut down over government red-tape. A State Rep. from Lynden WA, Luanne Van Wervan (R-42nd) is proposing a legislative bill to prevent those lemonade stand shut downs that violate the letter of the law. KOMO's Brian Calvert reports that sometimes it's under the guise of a "health code violation" and sometimes "child labor laws" are cited.
  • Fox News close-up on San Francisco looks like it was inspired by "Seattle Is Dying"

    ...- KVI Staff
    The first of a five-part series on San Francisco's homeless and crime problems aired by host Tucker Carlson on Fox News looks like it was inspired by the KOMO News special report, "Seattle Is Dying", but its much more blunt (and political).
  • Trump/Pence sign starts as prank, turns in to free speech case in WA city

    ...- KVI Staff
    What started as a prank between friends is turning into a free speech case in Bremerton WA. The Kitsap Sun website reports that a "Trump/Pence 2020" sign was erected in the yard of Bremerton resident Kevin Chambers, who describes himself as anti-Trump. Chambers' friend posted the sign as a prank while he was out of town on a work trip.
  • Man in coma after meet-up to sell car in Pierce County

    ...- KVI Staff
    An 18-year-old Pierce County man is in a medically induced coma after a vicious attack from a possible car buyer he met through an on-line re-sale site, Offerup. com . KOMO News reports that Xavier Gamez was beaten and left for dead after meeting a prospective buyer for his Audi sedan at a grocery store in Graham, WA. His grandfather says Gamez chose the Graham Safeway parking lot for the transaction last Sunday morning, considering it a safe place for such a transaction.
  • Tumbleweeds bury cars on rural WA highway

    ...- KVI Staff
    In what looks to be the first viral news story of 2020, national news media outlets are publicizing the story of a tumbleweed avalanche 20 miles northwest of Richland, WA. KING 5 posted video clips of the tumbleweed tsunami, too. , which required DOT snowplows to clear. Washington State Patrol Trooper Sarah Clasen was there. “It was an interesting night. Definitely not the New Year’s Eve I planned on working patrol,” she told KATU-TV via telephone.
  • KVI interview with KOMO's Steve Pool

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI morning show host, John Carlson, interviews his long-time colleague from KOMO News, meterologist, Steve Pool, who signed off on the air yesterday after 40 years. Carlson asks, "So, on a healthy scale, ya know, one being you're in real bad shape, ten being you've never been healthier, where is Steve Pool on a 1-to-10 spectrum? " Pool tells KVI, "That's a good question, John. I would say kinda in a seven and going up on the good side.
  • KVI Thanksgiving Brunch raises over $21K for cancer research

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI listeners and our sponsors raised $21,295 for Fred Hutchison cancer research at our first ever KVI Thanksgiving Brunch in Bothell at Russell's Restaurant and Loft. Special thanks to Russell Lowell, owner of Russell's Restaurant and Loft and Brown Bear Car Wash for their generous donations. The $35 brunch admission ticket price all goes directly to Fred Hutch thanks to Russell's generosity.
  • Kirkland YMCA staff complain about police arrest of a 14 yr old suspect

    ...- KVI Staff
    Internal security cameras at the Kirkland YMCA show a Kirkland Police officer taking a 14-year-old arrest suspect to the floor in order to handcuff him. Kirkland Police say the 14 year old was resisting the officer. YMCA staff say the police officer used excessive force. See the story from KOMO News here. See the story from KING 5 here. Corrected to note the age of the suspect as 14-years-old.
  • Labor unions versus tech workers on I-1000 vote

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson pens this op-ed about I-1000 and the political battleground in Washington over the attempt to bring back Affirmative Action policies with the referendum on I-1000.
  • 2019 John Carlson Voter's Guide--ballot endorsements

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI morning show host, John Carlson, provides his ballot and candidate endorsements for the November 5, 2019 general election. Carlson urges the following statewide votes: --Referendum 88 ( I-1000 ) – REJECT the return of race preferences. --Initiative 976 – YES to $30 license tabs and a rebuke to Sound Transit. --Advisory votes 20-31 – Repeal, even though its only symbolic. --SJR 8200 - REJECT (It’s a bit of an overreach says Carlson) KING COUNTY. Proposition 1 – YES on Medic 1.
  • Join us for the KVI Thanksgiving Brunch hosted by John Carlson, benefitting Fred Hutch

    ...- KVI Staff
    Join us for the start of a new tradition – the KVI Thanksgiving Brunch hosted by John Carlson, benefitting the Fred Hutch's research for breast cancer, on Saturday, November 16th! Before you celebrate Thanksgiving with your family, celebrate with your KVI Family as we raise money for a cause near and dear to John’s heart at Russell's Restaurant (3305 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA. 98021).
  • Carlson: chronic shoplifting embodies Seattle's failures

    ...- KVI Staff
    What happens when the word gets around in Seattle that you won't get arrested or face a judge for shoplifting, asks KVI's John Carlson ? Well, we’re finding out. In his latest Crosscut. com column, Carlson writes: keep this in mind the next time you hear the Mayor’s Office reporting a reduction in crime downtown. What’s decreasing, I suspect, is the number of crimes being reported.
  • Carbon footprint hypocrisy for Oregon's governor

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI show host Lars Larson writes:It surprises no one that Governor Kate Brown ranks as a major league hypocrite when it comes to climate change. Brown pressured the last legislature to pass new carbon taxes, only stopped when Republican reps staged a walkout and fled from the state. Brown plans to press again for that tax a few months from now. It’ll cost Oregonian families at least hundreds of dollars a year in taxes designed to discourage the use of carbon fuels.
  • Ohio Democratic debate remixed

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI has boiled down the most incongruous soundbites of the fourth 2020 Democratic Presidential debate and remixed them into a digital word salad, strictly for your dining and dancing pleasure. Share it with a friend and fondly remember the Westerville, Ohio Democratic presidential debate. Click on the image above to hear the exclusive KVI remix. Remember, this remix is for entertainment purposes only.
  • Seattle's Showbox showdown encapsulates city's dysfunction

    ...- Commentary: Phil Vandervort
    Seattle's myriad and most fundamental problems all collide in a quiet legal decision made last week about The Showbox music venue across the street from Pike Place Market. The problems in Seattle involve activist city council members, housing affordability, drug addiction, crime and homelessness.
  • One public health crisis gets a ban, the other gets supervised heroin injection sites

    ...- KVI Staff
    Flavored vaping products--including those with nicotine and the cannabis extract THC--were banned in Washington yesterday by a vote of the State Board of Health in response to illnesses, and even death in other states, connected to such products. The swift move by the State Board of Health is contrasted by the King County Board of Health's continuing effort to open supervised heroin injection sites in Seattle and King County because of the significant use by addicts.
  • Opinion: A Seattle "told ya so" two-fer

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI show hosts have been repeatedly covering the problems in Seattle related to the city's failed response to drug addiction, property crime and homelessness. KVI's John Carlson presents two more stories that showcase why the city continues to struggle with preventing crime and how its impacting businesses that are giving up and leaving Seattle altogether. Listen to this portion of The Commute With Carlson to hear both stories.
  • Carlson: Expect a disinformation campaign from I-1000 supporters

    ...- KVI Staff
    On the upcoming November 5th, 2019 general election ballot in Washington, voters will decide the fate of race-based preferences for public university enrollment, government contracting and hiring. KVI morning show host John Carlson has been at the center of this debate in Washington dating back to a statewide campaign he chaired back in 1999 for Initiative 200, which was approved by Washington voters and ended a state sanctioned policy of Affirmative Action.
  • KVI's John Carlson op-ed on Ref. 88 to overturn I-1000

    ...- KVI Staff
    KVI's John Carlson co-authors a Seattle Times op-ed urging a no vote on Referendum 88, which essentially puts I-1000 up for statewide public vote on the Tuesday November 5th, 2019 general election ballot. I-1000 was adopted by the Washington Legislature in late April this year in the last days of the Democratically controlled legislative session.
  • $30 car tab decision looms for voters' wallets and lawmakers' credibility

    ...- KVI Staff
    Washington voters could decide to reduce their car tab taxes to $30 on the November 5, 2019 ballot with Initiative 976. I-976 was authorized for statewide vote in response to the car tab tax formulation used by Sound Transit to pay for the third phase of the light rail transit expansion. KVI's John Carlson interviewed an opponent of I-976, State Sen.
  • Seattle refuses a bridge that's already funded

    ...- Phil Vandervort
    COMMENTARY from KVI Producer, Phil Vandervort: If someone offered you a free bridge, you'd probably take it, right? Not in Seattle. It seems to show how deeply some Seattle leaders really hate cars (and their drivers). Seattle City Councilman, Mike O'Brien, just blocked a chance to build a second bridge across the Montlake Cut between Highway 520 and Husky Stadium. Click on the photo above to hear the KOMO News story about the city council committee vote.
  • COMMENTARY:  Environmental lip service from WA A.G. Ferguson

    ...- KVI Producer: Phil Vandervort
    Washington’s Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, has entered into a bizarre legal contortion in the last two months involving the U. S. Navy. On July 9th, 2019, Ferguson sued the U. S. Navy to halt training flights of the EA18-Growler, near Coupeville WA.
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