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Demolition underway at Seattle’s Guild 45th Theatre?

Demolition of the old Guild 45th movie theatre in Wallingford appears to have begun. The marquee and neon sign on the eastern-most of the two-theatre...

Former Seattle mayors offer advice to Bruce Harrell on dealing with council, media, and more

Seattle’s new Mayor Bruce Harrell officially took office early Saturday as the New Year began. In the days and months ahead, he’s going to get...

KIRO Radio presents ‘Stocking Full of Northwest Holiday History’

For Christmas 2021, KIRO Radio resident historian Feliks Banel presents an hour-long special looking back at favorite Northwest holiday history stories from Seattle’s Morning News....

Lost and now found: 70 years of family history, thanks to Centralia’s ‘Magic Radio Santa’

Seattle’s Morning News replayed one of my vintage Christmas features last week: It’s a piece from December 2018 about Centralia’s “Magic Radio Santa,” who from...

All Over The Map: The magic of trains during Christmas season in the Northwest

As that old Amtrak TV commercial used to say, “there’s something about a train that’s magic”– and this seems to be especially true at Christmastime. From...

All Over The Map: San Juan Islands residents seek to rename passage honoring notorious Army officer

It’s not as well-known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca or Admiralty Inlet, but a group of residents of the San Juan Islands believe...

How crucial pieces of Northwest history are being preserved via Facebook

Facebook has been justifiably taking heat lately from whistleblowers and politicians for its role in spreading misinformation about elections, and for its algorithm that rewards...

All Over The Map: Thanksgiving Island Mystery solved?

“The Mystery of Thanksgiving Island” – a ‘cold case’ about the origins of that name first brought to the attention of KIRO Radio listeners and...

KIRO Radio ready to serve in case of emergency

In these times of political, social, and economic upheaval, we take for granted that the latest news is always just a click away on a...

World War II Navy chapel is still sacred to Shoreline residents

Tucked away in a forested part of Shoreline is a unique artifact dating to World War II and a once-sprawling U.S. Navy hospital. Now, almost...

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