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]

Federal and state health experts: Teen e-cigarette use skyrocketing

The sharp decline in tobacco use among teens has been matched and sometimes exceeded by a parallel rise in vaping.
3 years ago

Starting today, legal immigrants face new hurdles to citizenship

Changes to policy language and U.S. immigration rules will not only make it more difficult for people to become citizens, it could increase the number of deportations for simply making a mistake on an application.
3 years ago

Showbox owner is suing the City of Seattle

The family that owns the Showbox theater is suing the City of Seattle for incorporating the iconic venue into the Pike Place Market Historical District.
3 years ago

Developer may abandon Showbox redevelopment

The prospective Showbox site developer, The Onni Group from Vancouver B.C., now is rumored to be pulling out the deal to purchase and develop the downtown property.
3 years ago

Federal judge to Seattle: Explain your ‘lack of compliance’ on police reforms

A federal judge has ordered Seattle city attorneys and police representatives to a meeting to discuss what he called a possible "lack of compliance" on court-ordered reforms for the Seattle Police Department.
3 years ago

Seattle City Council’s Sally Bagshaw to decline re-election bid?

Rumors are floating around Seattle's District 7 that Councilmember Sally Bagshaw will not seek re-election to her spot on the Seattle City Council.
3 years ago

Counties that favored Trump hit hardest by budding trade war

Washington counties that voted for President Trump in the 2016 election also rely on a farm industry that could be hit hard under Trump's emerging trade war.
3 years ago

The City of Seattle deserves praise: Wait, what?

This is not something you will hear often in Seattle: The mayor and the city council are pushing ahead a terrific idea for the City of Seattle's housing crisis.
3 years ago

Mad about a Seattle employee head tax? Not if you work in the ‘burbs

A portion of the regional business community is quietly celebrating Seattle's effort to make a head tax on large businesses a reality.
4 years ago

Has Hansen’s SoDo arena proposal become the civic Walking Dead?

A lingering civic question remains: What is happening with Chris Hansen’s competing SODO project? The city remains very quiet on the matter.
4 years ago

Investigators find an explosives lab in house of accused Everett man

Glass jars with powder and fuses and primers are just a few of the items authorities discovered inside the home of an Everett man.
4 years ago

Study: Legal marijuana appears to reduce prescription opioid abuse

A new study says states that legalized marijuana may see a reduction in opioid prescriptions. But does the data back that up?
4 years ago

Pierce County on record pace for murders

The murder rate in Pierce County this year has nearly tripled when compared to last year. Law enforcement says a growing population is partly to blame.
4 years ago

Controversial Seattle landlord law tossed out by judge

The controversial Seattle landlord law, requiring a first-come, first-serve approach, was knocked down in King County court.
4 years ago

Russia expert: Expect U.S. diplomats to be kicked out in retaliation

How will Russia react to the White House's move to expel 60 Russian diplomats and close the consulate in Seattle? Most likely by doing the same thing.
4 years ago

Will Washington begin to see fewer foreign-born tech workers?

Popular among technology companies, the skilled worker visa historically has been used by employers seeking workers with skills not easily found domestically.
4 years ago

Did Gov. Jay Inslee leak the name for Seattle’s possible new NHL team?

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee may have slipped up when referring to Seattle's yet-to-be named NHL team as the "Seattle Totems."
4 years ago

Homeless deaths soar in King County; meth use on the rise

There has been a 115 percent increase in homeless deaths since 2012, 30 percent of those are linked to drugs, according to officials.
4 years ago

Hockey fight: Seattle’s season ticket sales pits owners against scalpers

On the surface, the number of deposits for season tickets for a hockey team that doesn't event exist yet looks good. But there is an underlining problem.
4 years ago

Facing closure, West Seattle coffee shop saved by ‘miracle’

Facing the closure of their coffee shop when the space they lease went up for sale, Cameron and Pete Moores turned to the community they've built over 15 years in West Seattle and asked for help.
4 years ago

Would an NHL team reduce Seattle’s NBA chances? Some experts say yes

Seattle appears primed to secure an NHL team, should the sale of thousands of season-ticket deposits on Thursday go as predicted.
4 years ago

Consolidation of local media should be everyone’s concern

Sinclair Broadcast Group is poised to make a purchase that should have news consumers very concerned. It will weaken coverage and limit voices.
4 years ago

Seattle Thunderbirds’ GM: NHL team ‘would be great’ for all local hockey

How does the Thunderbirds general manager feel about the possibility of big-league competition coming to play in Seattle?
4 years ago

Seattle hockey group to announce season tickets sales

The prospective ownership group for a Seattle hockey franchise is set to announce season ticket sales, likely on March 1, National Hockey League sources said Tuesday.
4 years ago