Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis is a co-host on KIRO Nights on KIRO Radio - weeknights 7-10 p.m. He also owns a bar in Seattle. He's worked as an editor and reporter for Patch.com, the Seattle P-I, and McClatchy Newspapers. Email Mike at [email protected]

FAA appears poised to recertify the 737 Max this week

The Federal Aviation Administration appears poised to recertify the flight worthiness of the 737 Max this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday morning, said sources familiar with an expected FAA announcement. 
1 year ago

Mark Cuban: If big companies get bailouts, taxpayers should get something in return

Billionaire Mark Cuban joined KIRO Nights Wednesday to offer a measured take on what taxpayers should demand when bailing out large corporations.
2 years ago

Beast Showed: Ranking Marshawn’s acting credits after ‘Westworld’ cameo

After Marshawn Lynch appeared in the background of Westworld's Season 3 trailer, it didn't take long for both sci-fi and sports fans to make it a national story.
2 years ago

New state bill would let Washington cyclists roll through stop signs

When can red mean yellow? The answer: When riding a bicycle in Washington state, according to legislation approved by the the state Senate.
2 years ago

Mike: We should not restrict guns but their owners are different story

If you are a commercial pilot or general contractor likely you understand the value of licensing; So why not license gun owners?
2 years ago

Mike: Replace Washington gas tax by inflating tire prices

While Washington ponders how to make the switch from a gas tax to a miles-traveled tax, it is faced with pushback from people who don’t want their cars tracked by a state-mandated device.
2 years ago

Mike: Take a year off and don’t buy anything for anyone this Christmas

Start using the gift that asks less of your wallet and more of you. It won’t be lost. It won’t be forgotten or exchanged.
2 years ago

Mike: Washington’s vaping ban is little more than a political ploy

The Washington state vaping ban on juices is a mildly effective political ploy says KIRO Radio's Mike Lewis. But as a health matter, it’s all smoke. 
2 years ago

Opening bids to buy (and save) Seattle Showbox likely to fail, sources say

A joint offer from two Seattle non-profits to purchase the Showbox Market is rumored to be well short of the asking price, and is likely to be rejected outright.
2 years ago

Mike: UW’s quarterback should declare for the NFL draft ASAP

If the NFL and NCAA insist on treating college football like a business, then UW's Jacon Eason should take that lesson and treat it the same way.
2 years ago

Mike: Tell Me I’m Wrong, Seattle’s best sports moment of 2019 was on Sunday, not Monday

Monday’s Seahawks win in San Francisco mattered a bunch -- just not as much as Sunday’s MLS Cup Sounders win.
2 years ago

Mike: Tell Me I’m Wrong, we should move Halloween

Put simply, we are long past needing Halloween to fall on the 31st. We roll the date for Thanksgiving. We can do it for Halloween, too.
2 years ago

Mike: Tell Me I’m Wrong! The Supreme Court is too old and we need term limits now

Since the country began, we’ve had 15 presidents who call themselves Democrats and 19 who call themselves Republicans. It’s a split, a shift of the power center we all should be proud of.
2 years ago

New report asserts Seattle won’t prosecute nearly one of every two arrests

Seattle's city attorney won't prosecute approximately 50 percent of the non-traffic arrests brought to his office by police and then moves so slowly to file charges on the rest that hundreds of offenders disappear and never face jail time or diversion programs, according to a report released Monday.
2 years ago

8 years of polls show Seattle council’s downward popularity slide

The popularity of the Seattle council has been on a steady, downward trajectory for over a year now, devastated by the controversial head tax vote.
2 years ago

Seattle’s District 7 candidates set to debate crime, homelessness

Seattle's District 7 covers much of the downtown core and popular neighboring areas. A Tuesday forum will press candidates on their vision of the district.
3 years ago

Seattle crane accident: Missing connector pins considered as possible cause

State safety inspectors are examining the possibility of missing connector pins as the primary cause of a tragic construction crane collapse in Seattle, April 27, 2019.
3 years ago

Is Seattle planning to tax Uber, Lyft rides to pay for transit and homeless?

A recent poll loosely affiliated with Seattle City Council asked respondents about a potential tax on rideshare services like Uber and Lyft.
3 years ago

Secret poll reveals deep unpopularity of Seattle City Council

A poll conducted to gauge voter support of levies and other Seattle issues also asked about approval or disapproval of city leaders. While the mayor seemed to garner more praise, the City Council's approval rating tanked.
3 years ago

Ballot bust: Pre-paid postage for Washington ballots didn’t increase voter turnout

Washington state’s experiment with pre-paid, mail-in ballots didn’t turn out as predicted. There was no increase in voter turnout in the 2018 midterm election, state officials recently confirmed.
3 years ago

Washington carbon tax initiative: Where there’s smoke there’s ire

It's not just Washington voters who are focused on Initiative 1631 which seeks to tax fossil fuels. Groups for and against so-called carbon taxes across the country are paying close attention.
3 years ago

NHL executive committee recommends Seattle expansion team

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the executive committee has recommended an expansion team in Seattle.
3 years ago

Legal experts: Seattle council’s Showbox zoning on shaky ground

The Showbox has spurred more than Seattle nostalgia and an effort to preserve it, it has put the city in the middle of a legal argument that experts are not sure it can win.
3 years ago

Balloon payment: Seattle owes cops $65M under new budget

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan will present a city budget with one new and expensive line item: $65 million in wages benefits owed in a balloon payment to SPD.
3 years ago