Kipp Robertson

Website: http://mynorthwest.com/

Kipp joined the MyNorthwest.com team in February 2015. He's worked as a reporter in the greater Seattle area since graduating from Western Washington University in 2010. Email Kipp at [email protected]

Gov. Inslee gives Inslee-style answer to tolling question

With more tolls coming, we ask Gov. Jay Inslee if tolling is the new norm when it comes to funding transportation projects ...
3 years ago

In King County, our deaths will be reported accurately

King County Sheriff's Office will update their public information processes after they failed to correct inaccurate information about the fatal shooting of Tommy Le.
3 years ago

Ballard High’s senior prank is something Seattleites face daily

Ballard High School staff arrived to work Friday morning to learn they were the victims of a senior prank. Bikes were scattered all over the parking lot.
3 years ago

Officials explore contracted Seattle bus service as traffic worsens

The work to contract out Seattle bus service has mostly been overshadowed by the city's ORCA card program, which passed through committee Tuesday.
3 years ago

Seattle council member hears good news on injection sites, runs with it

When she heard that U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams came out in support safe consumption sites, Seattle Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda could hardly hold back her excitement.
3 years ago

Should teachers have the right to request student disarmament?

Should teachers have the right to petition a court to take away firearms from students? At least one governor says so.
3 years ago

Yes or no: Is Jay Inslee planning to run for president?

Is the refusal of a spokesperson to answer a simple yes/no question yet another reason to believe Gov. Jay Inslee is planning a run for president?
3 years ago

Seattle’s ‘war on pedestrians’ is already underway

The "war on cars" is debatable. But what about the "war on pedestrians"? A former secretary of transportation for WSDOT says it's real.
3 years ago

Redfin CEO responds to Seattle head tax

Redfin continued its refusals to sign anti-tax petitions despite the company believing a head tax is wrong for Seattle. But it's CEO has a message beyond that.
3 years ago

Why state senator believes Seattle’s head tax ‘will be revoked’

What makes Senator Mark Schoesler think the Legislature can reverse Seattle's head tax? The fact that it is unconstitutional, he says.
3 years ago

In homeless crisis, Seattle’s challenge is its own progressive attitude

What else besides funding and resources could get in the way of Seattle solving its homeless crisis? Try the people that live here.
3 years ago

Will businesses be spared during May Day 2018?

Will this year's May Day protests remain peaceful? There's reason to believe it will, or at least be more tame than years past.
4 years ago

Problematic behavior outside King County Courthouse continues

What is being done to address the problems around the King County Courthouse? Apparently not enough, council members found out today.
4 years ago

King County bans pro-players from using any tobacco during games

The King County Board of Health is considering a total ban of all tobacco products at all stadiums countywide. This includes players.
4 years ago

Civil engineer pushes for tunnel under Puget Sound

Should Washington State Ferries be phased out of Central Puget Sound? There was an argument to do just that on Tuesday.
4 years ago

Gridlock guru believes congestion pricing would change status quo

Is congestion pricing the solution to Seattle's traffic woes? Gridlock Sam says it could be, if drivers aren't currently pleased with the status quo.
4 years ago

Gov. Inslee’s ‘disaster’ comment distracts from underlying issue

Gov. Inslee says the "press wants to write a story that autonomous vehicles will be a disaster." He's wrong.
4 years ago

State funding for school earthquake assessment far too low

Experts say that 72 percent of K-12 public schools are at "high or very high seismic risk." And a Nisqually earthquake is likely in the next 50 years.
4 years ago

Traffic is ‘number one concern’ for KeyArena group

Traffic is inevitable when there is a major event at KeyArena. The ownership group that will renovate the aging arena says there is a plan.
4 years ago

Key factor missing in list for top places for LGBT seniors to retire

Seattle made the list for the top 20 cities in America for LGBT seniors to retire. But the service that compiled the list left out a critical factor.
4 years ago

Washington state Republican promotes lie to protect gun rights

A Republican lawmaker lowered himself to the level of those elsewhere in the country in an attempt to deflect the conversation away from gun control.
4 years ago

Seattle mayor leads first State of the City address with homeless issue

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan opened her first State of the City address with much of the same that we've heard from previous administrations.
4 years ago

Drivers OK with $10 toll lanes, what about $30?

Tolls on the I-405 express lanes are set at $10 max, but a notion passed at the Washington Transportation Commission could tweak that cap.
4 years ago

Is it time for DUI checkpoints in Washington state?

An off-the-cuff discussion on DUI checkpoints was sparked by a presentation on traffic fatalities Tuesday with the state transportation commission.
4 years ago