Isolde Raftery has been the investigations editor at KUOW since 2022. Previously, she was the station's online managing editor.
She has worked for NBCNews.com, The New York Times (where she was a fellow on the Metro desk in 2010), and the Columbian and Skagit Valley Herald newspapers here in Washington state.
Born in Ireland to an Irish dad and a French mom, Isolde grew up in Dublin, Paris and Seattle, where she attended James A. Garfield High School. She later graduated from Barnard College in New York City and received a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon.
You can send her tips and story ideas via email or, more privately, by Instagram direct message @isoldedenise.
Languages: English, French
A retired Seattle police officer surrendered in Mount Vernon on Tuesday morning after a five-hour standoff with police at a single-family residence there.
A private fireworks show between Ballard and Bainbridge had residents across three counties wondering what the sound was.
After four days of striking, Seattle teachers late on Monday evening came to a "tentative agreement" with the school district over the details of their contract. Teachers will likely vote to suspend the strike at an 8:30 a.m. vote, so that members may consider the proposed agreement. Seattle Public Schools said it would send a message to families later in the day on Tuesday with more information about when school might start.
Seven years ago, my friend and colleague Ann Dornfeld sent me the photo above, showcasing worms in her blackberries.
If you appear to be snoozing on the sidewalk, Meghan Hushagen, a nurse who works on Aurora, will wake you up.
Kevin Gallagher wore all black to teach his kindergarteners on Wednesday.
Did you have an illegal abortion before 1973, when the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade? Soundside, KUOW’s noon show, asked for your stories, and a dozen of you left voicemails, sharing first-hand experiences. Transcriptions of those voicemails are below, and have been edited for clarity.
Happy Friday, friends. An embarrassing email landed in our newsroom inbox this week.
The day after the snowstorm, which was two days after Christmas, Seattle Schools officials learned that 60,000 antigen test kits could be theirs.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. only came to Seattle once, in 1961. He was invited by his longtime friend, Reverend Samuel B. McKinney of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. KUOW's Isolde Raftery tells Kim Malcolm about the message he brought with him that would become his most famous speech.