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]

Former Seattle chief: Policing needs a license, just like doctors

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper knows he's established a reputation as a rabble-rouser, as a burr in law enforcement's saddle. Now he's suggesting policing is licensed.
4 years ago

Tell the boss you’re staying home, it’s International Clash Day

Today, nearly 100 radio stations, 13 cities and 38 record stores in nearly each continent host International Clash Day events.
4 years ago

Forget Washington’s east-west divide; the real fight is rural vs urban

For decades, pollsters have called it the Cascade Curtain, the apparent voting-habit divide between Western and Eastern Washington.
4 years ago

To thwart federal pot laws, cannabis sellers find an ally in fights over gun rights, Obamacare

Selling marijuana for a living means existing between what’s locally sanctioned and nationally forbidden, between customer demand and a skittish industry.
4 years ago

Seattle’s ‘Sandwich Nazi’ clips his barbs, makes his final lunch

Bakeman's, the downtown Seattle sandwich shop known for fast, cheap lunches served with a slice of irritation, closed its doors for good Friday after 47 years and thousands of sandwiches served
4 years ago

Seattle moves closer to NHL franchise deal, season-ticket sales

In the wake of Seattle's KeyArena agreement, the NHL proposal will ask the owners to set a timeline for awarding the franchise.
4 years ago

Seattle council approves KeyArena deal; NHL meeting this week

The Seattle City Council approved a $600 million agreement to allow the Oak View Group to redevelop KeyArena to NHL and NBA standards.
4 years ago

Watch: Seattle mayoral candidates hold final debate on KIRO Radio

Seattle mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon will hold their final debate Friday morning on Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross.
4 years ago

Election 2017: Expected low turnout favors conservatives

An off-year election, charged rhetoric and more are contributing to what officials expected to be a low voter turnout in Washington state.
4 years ago

Unlike in Seattle, Portland’s off-duty police hours are tracked and limited

While the FBI investigates Seattle police for years of potentially criminal mismanagement of officers' off-duty hours, Portland has become a national model for the effective administration of moonlighting cops' time.
4 years ago

Memo: Seattle cop bragged that ‘mini Mafia’ controlled off-duty contracts

As an FBI investigation into Seattle’s off-duty police work unfolds, additional claims of questionable tactics by officers have emerged.
4 years ago

Seattle cops off-duty work comes under investigation

Seattle police have been the focus of an investigation regarding the unchecked use of off-duty cops for high-priced security work.
4 years ago

New KeyArena deal heads to Seattle City Council

The group seeking to renovate the former KeyArena has offered a deal to the city that would double the size of the facility.
4 years ago

Dwindling options for second King County safe injection site

Seattle is the first choice, but finding a location for a proposed second safe injection site is proving difficult for King County.
4 years ago

Trump Effect? Number of students taking law school entrance exam soars

In the weeks following the presidential election, a University of Washington professor sensed an uptick in students' interest in law school.
4 years ago

Marina attack suspect missing again after questionable release

The man accused of assaulting a local restaurant owner who had caught him breaking into a marina boathouse has again disappeared after his attorneys successfully argued for his release from custody.
4 years ago

Seattle’s million-dollar experiment with Democracy vouchers is distributing thousands

With two months remaining in the primary, Seattle’s one-of-a-kind experiment with Democracy vouchers is off to a modest start.
4 years ago

Former Pearl Jam practice space, Black Dog Forge getting the boot out of Belltown

A historic music space Black Dog is where Seattle legends crafted their songs. It's about to be lost to development. Some are trying to save it.
4 years ago

Seattle mayor’s staff leaning toward Leiweke’s KeyArena proposal

Sources close to the KeyArena bidding process say that Mayor Ed Murray's staff is expected to recommend the Seattle arena proposal backed by Tim Leiweke.
4 years ago

Seattle mayoral race: Durkan vows to be Seattle’s agent of renewal

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan announced her candidacy Friday for mayor of Seattle.
4 years ago

Fentanyl deaths on the rise throughout Washington

Use of synthetic opiod fentanyl has risen in recent years throughout Washington state, contributing to overdoses. One third of the use is in King County.
5 years ago

UPDATE: Mount Vernon mayor responds about text from shooting suspect during standoff

Court documents show that a teen charged with shooting a Mount Vernon police officer was exchanging text messages with the mayor.
5 years ago

On the bench to On the Boards: March Madness in Seattle theatre

March Madness always brings a rush of memories for Lane Czaplinski, a 5-foot-11 guard on the University of Kansas Jayhawks' in 1992, who is now the artistic director of Seattle’s On the Boards theater.
5 years ago

State troopers barred then welcomed to Everett Community College event

State patrol recruiters were told to stay away from an Everett Community College minority students job and career fair because the troopers were white.
5 years ago