Dalton Day

Website: https://mynorthwest.com/

Dalton Day was previously an Editor at MyNorthwest.com.

Smoldering Bolt Creek fire blankets greater Seattle area with smoke

The Bolt Creek fire continues to burn Wednesday morning, and its smoke has blanketed the northwestern part of the state with smoke, resulting in unhealthy levels of air quality for the region.
5 months ago

Resident of Bremerton’s Midway Inn investigated for arson after 2-alarm fire displaces 50

The Bremerton Fire Department (BFD) is investigating a resident of the Midway Inn for arson after the crews put out a 2-alarm fire at the motel Sunday.
5 months ago

Ship Canal Bridge lanes are reopened after ‘urgent maintenance’ Tuesday morning

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is performing “urgent maintenance” on the Ship Canal Bridge Tuesday morning.
5 months ago

US 2 remains closed near Stevens Pass as Bolt Creek fire stands ‘fairly in place’

A lack of winds and high humidity have stabilized the Bolt Creek fire west of Stevens Pass along US 2, portions of which remain closed Tuesday morning.
5 months ago

Seattle mayor breaks silence on KTTH exclusive, calls homelessness authority ‘one tool of many’

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell is looking to reduce funds to the King County Regional Homelessness Authority.
5 months ago

Starbucks workers and company gear up for legal battle over union election integrity

With Starbucks Corp. attempting to halt union elections over claims of ballot mishandling, the union suggests their complaint is tantamount to conspiracy.
6 months ago

Oxygen-tanker fire nearly causes evacuation of Mercer Street as integrity of I-5 remains in question

All lanes of southbound and northbound I-5 near Mercer Street are fully closed Thursday afternoon after a truck carrying propane and oxygen tanks caught fire.
6 months ago

Real estate investment firms buy up nearly 10% of King County’s residential homes in 2021

9.6% of residential homes in King County were purchased by real estate investment firms in 2021. Similar percentages were recorded in Pierce and Snohomish.
7 months ago

I-5’s rolled-over cement driver cited for negligence hours before company pours on I-5 project

A driver involved in the cement truck crash that closed I-5 for hours was cited for negligent driving, a mistake the Teamsters say could have been avoided.
7 months ago

Puget Sound fish farming unlikely to be the single cause of Chinook extinction, NOAA says

NOAA, in an analysis of the Puget Sound's fish-farming facilities, claims they are not likely to be the single cause of the extinction of Chinook salmon.
7 months ago

WA indigenous sovereignty in question after SCOTUS ruling on state-tribal domain

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Federal Government and the State have select, concurrent jurisdiction over Indian country.
7 months ago

SCOTUS limits EPA’s ability to regulate emissions in ‘stunning reversal of environmental laws’

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ruled on a 6-3 margin that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot regulate coal and natural gas plants.
7 months ago

US Supreme Court rules that Hanford-worker federal entitlements are discriminatory

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that a 2018 law — easing workers’ compensation for federal contract workers at the Hanford Site — is unconstitutional.
8 months ago

Inslee, GOP spar over push to breach Snake River dams as endangered salmon populations decline

With Inslee behind an appraisal of breaching the lower Snake River dams, the GOP sponsors a push to preserve the dams from structural modifications.
8 months ago

Prolific Aurora Home Depot shoplifter charged with felonies under new crime initiative

The case of one prolific shoplifter at Aurora Ave’s Home Depot shows the program in practice as the attorney looks to prosecute 118 such high utilizers.
8 months ago

Mayoral veto of rent-reporting legislation tied to data privacy concerns, says real estate researcher

Bruce Harrell strikes down legislation requiring landlords to report their rents to the city over data privacy concerns.
8 months ago

WA State Supreme Court redefines warrantless interrogation, concludes ‘race and ethnicity matter’

The Washington State Supreme Court issues a ruling that could redefine warrantless interrogations and seizures, a protocol police refer to as “Terry stops.”
8 months ago

Ballard, Interbay light rail connection design moves ahead with preference for tunnel option

Seattle formalizes a design for one of the largest infrastructure projects in Seattle’s history: the $12 billion task of expanding light rail into Ballard.
8 months ago

SPS walks back transportation contract decision, splits award between rival companies

Seattle Public Schools will award its transportation service contract to two companies for the 2022-2023 school year, First Student and Zum Services.
8 months ago

Seattle nears passage of nation’s first minimum wage for app-based, delivery gig-workers

Seattle verges on passing a first-of-its-kind minimum wage protection for app-based service workers.
8 months ago

Concrete strike’s impact on West Seattle Bridge timeline unclear as SDOT makes final pours

SDOT still hopes to open the West Seattle Bridge in “mid-2022." A to-be-announced, updated timeline will be delivered on June 9.
9 months ago

Seattle loses battle over Burke-Gilman Trail’s ‘missing link’ as project funds sunset

A spate of legal challenges over the 1.4-mile stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail's missing link jeopardizes its completion.
9 months ago

What Seattle’s recent election reveals about the success of democracy vouchers

Andrew Grant Houston's campaign for mayor asks questions about the success or failure of Seattle's democracy vouchers program.
9 months ago

Rival to First Student exposes Seattle Schools’ fumbled bus-bidding war

First Student's competition has accused Seattle Public Schools of “arbitrarily and improperly” awarding a district contract to First Student.
9 months ago