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Coronavirus came to Seattle in late January and put our state on the front lines of a national public health crisis. Stay informed with KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo as they bring you daily, local news updates and track how COVID-19 is impacting our community.

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Coronavirus came to Seattle in late January and put our state on the front lines of a national public health crisis. Stay informed with KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo as they bring you daily, local news updates and track how COVID-19 is impacting our community.

    DAILY: Pinning Hope on a Federal Coronavirus Relief Package

    DAILY: Pinning Hope on a Federal Coronavirus Relief Package

    KIRO Radio's Dave Ross is back with all the coronavirus news you might have missed this week. 

    First: what's the hold up with the next federal stimulus package? Dave walks us through a few of the major arguments, and where lawmakers have been able to compromise.

    The national debate over vote-by-mail continues.

    And in the last weeks of summer, what's still open, and who is facing pandemic-related closures? An update on Washington State Ferries, Argosy Cruises, and the Space Needle.

    • 6 min
    DAILY: What's Going on in Yakima County?

    DAILY: What's Going on in Yakima County?

    Dr. Teresa Everson, the health officer for Yakima County Health District, joins KIRO Radio's Mike Lewis and reporter Aaron Granillo to discuss the current state of the coronavirus outbreak in Yakima. What have they done to slow the virus, especially in a largely agricultural community where many people have been unable to join a lockdown?

    • 9 min
    DAILY: Boeing Announces Production Cuts

    DAILY: Boeing Announces Production Cuts

    Transportation reporter Chris Sullivan joins the show to explain what's going on inside Boeing with newly announced job and production cuts. Is the coronavirus entirely to blame?

    KIRO Radio's Mike Lewis and reporter Aaron Granillo compare Seattle's case count to other countries. And Alaska has a new restriction for visitors entering the state.

    Plus, Mike recommends WindowSwap, which lets you gaze out different windows around the world (virtually, of course). Check it out right here.

    • 11 min
    DAILY: Teachers Approved to Strike by National Union

    DAILY: Teachers Approved to Strike by National Union

    The second-largest teacher's union in the country supports strikes if schools try to reopen where there are high infection rates. KIRO Radio's Mike Lewis and reporter Aaron Granillo discuss how much kids stand to lose from another six-month closure.

    And unions representing transportation workers want a federal mask mandate on planes, trains and buses. 

    Local government employees in Western Washington will continue working from home until at least January of 2021. Is this extension really just our new normal?

    Plus, is all the deep-cleaning and disinfectant spray at restaurants, in the subway and even at Disneyland simply "hygiene theater?" A new article in The Atlantic suggests as much, but Mike Lewis will keep wiping down the tables at his bar.

    • 11 min
    DAILY: Coronavirus Outbreak Disrupts MLB's Season Opening

    DAILY: Coronavirus Outbreak Disrupts MLB's Season Opening

    KIRO Radio's Mike Lewis and reporter Aaron Granillo bring Paul Gallant from 710 ESPN's Danny and Gallant on the show to talk about the coronavirus outbreak on the Miami Marlins team. How are incidents like this going to affect players, not just in baseball but in every sport?

    But first: an expanded mask mandate went into effect on Saturday, and a new nationwide poll shows that American support for wearing masks in public is more popular than ever. Lucky, because coronavirus cases in Washington are still on the rise. We seem to be at a turning point, a local study concluded. Mike Lewis and Aaron Granillo discuss.

    • 12 min
    DAILY: Previewing the Next Coronavirus Relief Package

    DAILY: Previewing the Next Coronavirus Relief Package

    KIRO Radio's Mike Lewis and reporter Aaron Granillo preview the new coronavirus relief package coming from Senate Republicans. Just how much can it boost economic recovery?

    The next phase of a promising vaccine trial kicks off today, with 30,000 participants.

    And, does a coronavirus outbreak on the Miami Marlins spell doom for the rest of the MLB season?

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

SapphireDE ,

It’s a good podcast for information

Even though I’m a teen I’ve started listening to this because I need information about how the corana-virus is spreading

Spride111 ,

Very Informative...concise, about 10 minutes

Dave Ross is great

Swankysadie ,

Confidence?

For real, Dave Ross? You think people protesting means they feel confident about covid riskand therefore might go to restaurants? Think more before speaking. People protest because it’s worth risking your life.

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