Nick Bowman

Nick Bowman

Nick has lived in Seattle for nearly a decade and a half. He joined the MyNorthwest team in 2018, covering everything from local politics to transportation. Contact Nick at [email protected] Follow on Twitter @NickNorthwest.

King County reports 97% compliance with worker vaccine mandate

King County reported Tuesday that 97% of its employees have submitted paperwork in compliance with its vaccine mandate; 92% are fully vaccinated. 
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King County Council to forge ahead on bid to acquire troubled City Hall Park

King County Councilmembers voted 7-2 on Tuesday to approve legislation to explore options to assume control over Seattle's City Hall Park.
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Former WSU football coach Nick Rolovich to file lawsuit after getting fired over vaccine mandate

Former WSU head football coach Nick Rolovich will be filing a lawsuit this week, after he was terminated for not complying with a state vaccine mandate.
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SPD to terminate six officers over vaccine mandate, 103 await decision on exemptions

The Seattle Police Department reports that it has begun the separation process with six employees over the vaccine mandate for city workers. 
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Attempt to fast-track bill leads to heated back-and-forth between Seattle councilmembers

An attempt from Councilmember Kshama Sawant to fast-track a bill to require contractors to pay parking costs led to a contentious back-and-forth.
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Police watchdog to investigate photos of SPD vehicles adorned with Gadsden flags

The Office of Police Accountability is opening an investigation into photos circulated on social media of SPD vehicles adorned with Gadsden flags. 
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Washington State Patrol terminates 127 employees over vaccine mandate

Washington State Patrol has terminated 127 employees in the wake of the newly-implemented COVID-19 vaccine mandate that took effect on Monday. 
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Up next: King County vaccine requirement for restaurants, bars, more takes effect on Oct. 25

A King County vaccine requirement for restaurants, bars, music venues, and more is on the horizon, set to take effect on October 25.
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Judge denies latest attempt to halt Washington state worker vaccine mandate

A Thurston County Superior Court judge denied a request on Monday to halt Washington's state employee vaccine mandate as it takes effect.
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With focus on ‘preservation,’ Wallingford inches closer to historic district designation

A bid to acquire a national historic designation in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood has continued to make significant progress over the last two years.
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Judge denies request to halt vaccine mandate for Washington state employees

A federal judge denied a request on Friday to halt Washington's vaccine mandate for state workers ahead of an Oct. 18 deadline. 
5 days ago

Seattle resumes enforcement of 72-hour parking rule for first time since start of pandemic

The Seattle Department of Transportation has restarted its enforcement of the city's 72-hour parking requirement, after setting an Oct. 15 deadline last week. 
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Gov. Inslee remains firm on Oct. 18 vaccine deadline for state workers

Despite pressure from lawmakers and industries to extend the deadline for state employees to be vaccinated, Gov. Inslee made clear on Thursday that he's holding firm to the Monday, Oct. 18 date. 
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What does ‘COVID endgame’ look like in years to come? Seattle researcher lays out road ahead

Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson scientist Trevor Bedford laid out his own thoughts on Twitter this week on the future of COVID-19 in the years to come.
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Newly-formed PAC with cast of familiar faces floods money into Seattle City Attorney race

A new PAC has already raised $280,000 in support of Seattle City Attorney candidate Ann Davison, with a cast of familiar faces working behind the scenes.
7 days ago

Region’s year of record-breaking weather continues with coldest early-October day in 125 years

Seattle's year of record-breaking weather has marched on in the first two weeks of October, with frigid temperatures arriving to start the month.
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Hope on horizon for struggling Point Roberts community with US/Canada border set to reopen

After 19 months, the U.S. will finally be reopening its land border with Canada, providing hope for struggling towns like Point Roberts.
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Seattle councilmember: Removing homeless camps without shelter options ‘a cruel, wasteful game’

Seattle Councilmember Andrew Lewis published a report Monday, detailing the impact the pandemic has had on the city's homeless crisis.
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Bruce Harrell faces heat for unmasked fundraiser, last-minute threat to pull out of debate

Bruce Harrell faced criticism over the weekend, after photos surfaced of a large, indoor fundraiser where few attendees appeared to be wearing masks.
9 days ago

Local lawmaker pushes alternative for unvaccinated workers ahead of mandate deadline

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is asking that local leaders carve out a weekly testing exception into an upcoming vaccine mandate.
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Seattle police officer being investigated over Twitter account with history of offensive posts

A Seattle police officer is under investigation over allegations that he was behind an anonymous Twitter account with a history of inflammatory posts. 
10 days ago

Power outage to blame for state ferries website failure after weekend of delays, reduced sailings

After days of canceled and reduced sailings, Washington State Ferries is now dealing with a website outage affecting its schedules and alerts.
10 days ago

Washington AG renews legal fight against ‘drastic’ changes to US Postal Service

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is again joining a legal challenge to fight a series of large-scale operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service. 
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Seahawks’ live mascot takes detour before Thursday game, lands on fan’s head

A Lumen Field tradition went awry during Thursday night's showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.
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