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Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis
Mike Lewis is a reporter and a bar owner in Seattle. He's worked as an editor and reporter for, the Seattle P-I, and McClatchy Newspapers. Email Mike at

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Seattle restaurateur, attack, marina
Report: Man who allegedly attacked Seattle restaurateur released
Mike Lewis | March 28, 2017 12:35 pm
Seattle restaurateur Tim Ptak went to check on a reported prowler at the marina on his way to work. That's when things got weird --…
Teatro, Teatro Zinzanni
Former Teatro Zinzanni site is a sign of things to come for Uptown
Mike Lewis | March 23, 2017 5:46 am
A mandatory notice sent to neighbors on Seattle Center's north side explains the plans for the recently purchased Teatro Zinzanni.
(AP file photo)
Timeline: President Trump’s travel ban
Mike Lewis | March 21, 2017 5:51 am
Follow the evolution of President Trump's travel ban and the reaction from Washington state and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
overdose deaths
Seattle, King County set new record for overdose deaths
Mike Lewis | March 10, 2017 6:03 am
Seattle and King County set a new record for overdose deaths in 2016, according to new data from the King County Medical Examiner’s office.
state-owned banks
State-owned banks is the idea lawmakers love to kill
Mike Lewis | February 28, 2017 5:01 am
Sen. Bob Hasegawa’s state-bank idea has died in Washington for the fifth session in a row. “It is like Groundhog Day,” Hasegawa said laughing.
sewage, wastewater
Damaged Seattle wastewater plant continues to dump raw sewage
Mike Lewis | February 16, 2017 5:52 pm
Flooding at the West Point wastewater treatment plant in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood has reduced the plant's operation to 50 percent.
Atticus Effect
The Atticus Effect: Has Trump made attorneys popular again?
Mike Lewis | February 16, 2017 5:32 am
As President Donald Trump asserts power, lawyers are experiencing "the Atticus Effect." It's when the public starts to see them as heroes.
travel ban, robart
Washington’s travel ban lawsuit is back in court
Mike Lewis | February 14, 2017 5:20 am
A judge ruled the lawsuit by Washington against President Trump's travel ban can move ahead even as an appellate court considers the case.
ACLU membership
The Trump Effect: State, national ACLU membership soars
Mike Lewis | February 3, 2017 6:41 am
ACLU spokesman Doug Honig says the Trump administration has been an effective recruiter for the nonprofit, as ACLU membership has soared.
More than 1,000 people gather at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, to protest President Donald Trump's order that restricts immigration to the U.S., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Seattle.  (Genna Martin/ via AP)
Immigration attorney: Sea-Tac detainees initially denied lawyers
Mike Lewis | January 30, 2017 5:06 pm
Jorge L. Barón , executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, explains how he and a team of lawyers helped detainees at Sea-Tac Airport.