Spokane dad killed man who sold his daughter for sex: Listeners repond

A Spokane dad, John Eisenman, 60, was charged with zip-tying his 19-year-old daughter’s boyfriend, slamming his head with a cinder or concrete block, and then allegedly repeatedly stabbing the beau, also 19, before stuffing his body into the trunk of a car. Eisenman, who has no prior criminal history, has reportedly confessed to the deed. … Read more

Why advisory vote to repeal state capital gains tax does (and doesn’t) matter

The “repeal” side of an advisory vote on a capital gains tax approved by the state Legislature is out to an early lead following Tuesday night’s election results. Washington officials expect just 40% voter turnout in 2021 The Democrat-led Legislature approved the 7% tax on capital gains over $250,000 in 2020, which is estimated to … Read more

Seattle-based Zillow to get out of home flipping, layoff 25% of workforce

In this file photo, a Zillow Offers Renovation Estimator evaluates a home for a possible purchase by Zillow in Lauderhill, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Seattle-based online real estate company Zillow is getting out of the home flipping business, as it prepares to lay off about 25% of its … Read more

Washington officials expect just 40% voter turnout in 2021

So far in the 2021 general election, overall voter turnout in Washington state is low — and it may not get much higher. State officials have said they expect just about 40% of registered voters to turn in a ballot in November’s election. See all local election results In Snohomish County, about 100,000 ballots have … Read more

‘A bittersweet night’ as Sec. of State Wyman reflects on her last Washington election

As results for November’s general election came in, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman marked the end of an era Tuesday night. She joined KIRO Radio’s Nights with Jack Stine to discuss the election process and her hand in preserving its integrity. It will be the end of a 30 year career assisting the state’s … Read more

Dori: Can Seattle Marxists print your Election Day ballot?

Is it possible that Seattle Marxists can print an election day ballot? Yup. And it’s all legal. That’s right. When listeners started sending The Dori Monson Show tips about activists in downtown Seattle waving hand-written signs that read “Lost your ballot? We’ll print one for you,” it seemed impossible. But our team has confirmed that … Read more

Kathy Lambert trails early in race for King County Council, rest of incumbents out to early lead

There are five King County Council positions up for election, and an incumbent is in each race. In early returns, one notable incumbent is trailing, while the rest have jumped out to sizable early leads. In one of the more talked about races before Election Day, incumbent Kathy Lambert is trailing challenger Sarah Perry by … Read more

Operator of Tacoma ICE detention center ordered to pay $23.2 million over unfair labor practices

The Northwest Detention Center is a privately run, federal detention center in Tacoma. (Nicole Jennings, KIRO Radio) (Nicole Jennings, KIRO Radio) The company in charge of operating a Tacoma ICE detention center will have to pay out $23.2 million, stemming from a lawsuit over the facility’s alleged unfair labor practices. ICE offers rare tour of … Read more

Seattle Public Schools sets new timeline for clearing Bitter Lake homeless camp

After months of delays, Seattle Public Schools has now established a timeline for the removal of a Bitter Lake homeless encampment. Formerly homeless ‘first time fliers’ signal gradual removal of North Seattle encampment The encampment has sat in a park neighboring Broadview K-8 for roughly six months, having been a flashpoint for parents and residents … Read more

Local races have direct impact on daily lives for Washington voters

With few major issues or races on the ballot, the general election in 2021 may feel like an off-year election, but it could also have a bigger impact on your daily life than 2020’s presidential vote. What to watch in Tuesday’s elections “Really, this is a hyper local election,” Washington State Elections Director Lori Augino … Read more