Frank Sumrall

Frank Sumrall


Frank Sumrall is a content editor for MyNorthwest originally from the North Bay in California. After working as an online reporter for The Press Democrat and earning his journalism degree at San Francisco State University, he worked at NorthBay biz Magazine for three years as associate editor before joining Bonneville International and making the move up north. He loves hanging out with his 15 year old cat, Hobbes, and consuming sports on a daily basis.

Seattle Public Schools will not change start times despite growing bus driver staffing concerns

Superintendent Brent Jones has determined Seattle Public Schools (SPS) will continue the two-tier transportation system for the 2022-23 school year.
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Federal Indian boarding schools implemented systematic cultural whitewashing, new report reveals

The U.S. Interior Department published a report detailing the atrocities committed at boarding schools against Indigenous people. 
1 day ago

Seattle’s spring continues with coldest May 12 on record

Temperatures peaked at 51 degrees Thursday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, breaking the record for the coldest May 12 in Seattle.
5 days ago

Newly appointed King County Sheriff calls her department a ‘paramilitary organization’

Interim sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall described her department as a "paramilitary organization" one week before her council hearing and confirmation vote to be sworn in as King County Sheriff.
7 days ago

Seattle considers ‘Pay Up’ policy to increase wages for gig workers

Seattle City Council members are considering minimum pay rates for app-based delivery drivers.
13 days ago

Seattle Sounders break ticket record, on doorstep of MLS history

Seattle Sounders FC has officially broken the record for the highest-attended match in CONCACAF Champions League history, with more than 67,000 tickets sold. Fans eagerly await the club to make history tonight, as the Sounders look to become the first MLS team to win this iteration of the CONCACAF Champions League when it faces off against Liga […]
14 days ago

‘Save the Cedar River’ to file appeal this week against new asphalt plant in Renton

The group 'Save the Cedar River' has promised to make a formal appeal against the construction of a new hot-mix asphalt plant in Renton.
17 days ago

District eyeing significant demolition, rebuild for Alki Elementary

Alki Elementary School will undergo sizeable constructional changes after failing to receive landmark designation consideration.
20 days ago

Pilots close to striking over poor working conditions with Alaska Airlines

The Alaska Airlines Air Line Pilots Association's (ALPA) Master Executive Council (MEC) voted to authorize a strike, allowing the opportunity for pilots to strike for the first time in the company's 90-year history.
21 days ago

Union concrete workers, suppliers reach truce without scheduling new contract talks

Two weeks ago, the union reached a truce with the concrete companies so that construction projects could ramp back up over the next few months.
21 days ago

University of Washington creates new COVID-19 vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine, developed at the University of Washington School of Medicine, has been proven safe and effective in late-stage clinical testing and will be distributed royalty-free through the pandemic's duration.
22 days ago

Biden: ‘No one should suffer or die because they cannot afford insulin’

Biden promises to reduce the price of insulin and other prescription drugs during his visit to the pacific northwest.
26 days ago

King County turning former homeless hotel into temporary housing for refugees

The former Silver Cloud Inn in Redmond will temporarily house current and newly arrived refugees, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced.
27 days ago