Nick Bowman

Nick was formerly a MyNorthwest.com Content Editor.

Report: SPD flouting of mask mandates throughout pandemic ‘indicative of a serious culture issue’

A newly released report revealed wide-ranging issues the Seattle Police Department had in getting officers to comply with masking requirements.
10 months ago

Washington Supreme Court rules against Edmonds gun storage law

The Supreme Court of Washington ruled against an Edmonds gun storage ordinance on Thursday, affirming a Court of Appeals decision.
10 months ago

‘Another tool for the toolkit’: Can social housing initiative help make Seattle more affordable?

Can a newly-proposed social housing ballot initiative in Seattle address the city's growing struggles with affordability?
10 months ago

Seattle schools to relax physical distancing requirements for students, staff

Seattle Public Schools will soon begin relaxing its physical distancing requirements for students as it pivots to a testing-centric approach.
10 months ago

Washington leaders rally around push to change banking laws for pot shops amid rash of robberies

With Washington in the midst of an uptick in pot shop robberies, state leaders have unified around a push to reform banking laws.
10 months ago

Seattle city attorney details plan to address case backlog with focus on violent crimes

Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison announced her plan this week to address a backlog of unfiled criminal cases dating back years.
10 months ago

‘If Starbucks can do it, why not us?’: Lynnwood, Everett Verizon workers join union push

While Starbucks workers across the nation continue to push for union representation, local Verizon employees are taking up a similar effort.
10 months ago

State insurance commissioner apologizes following reports of racial slurs

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued an apology on Monday over claims he had repeatedly used racial slurs.
10 months ago

Seattle sees positive results from scooter share pilot, lays groundwork for full-time program

An evaluation of an electric scooter pilot program in Seattle yielded largely positive results, with plans for more in the months to come.
10 months ago

Could newly-enacted changes to ballot initiatives curtail effort to repeal capital gains tax?

A new bill which changes how ballot initiatives are presented to voters could stand in the of efforts to overturn the state's capital gains tax.
10 months ago

Workers at two Seattle Starbucks take to picket lines on Friday over claims of union busting

Workers at a pair of Seattle Starbucks locations are going on strike starting on Friday over claims of union busting against the company.
10 months ago

King County health officer provides context behind recent rise in COVID cases

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have continued to rise in King County, with Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin offering some context.
10 months ago

Shoreline to explore ‘natural evolution’ to single-family zoning

Shoreline City Council approved an amendment this week to look into allowing duplexes and triplexes in areas zoned for single-family homes. 
10 months ago

Group behind initiative to repeal capital gains tax clashes with AG over how it would appear on ballot

The group behind an initiative seeking to overturn the state's capital gains tax filed a challenge this week over how it would appear on the ballot. 
10 months ago

Seattle lays groundwork for ‘shared vision’ of denser housing

Councilmember Tammy Morales led a forum focusing the growing need for denser housing, and what Seattle will need to do to address that. 
10 months ago

Lawsuit over planned Kirkland hotel shelter is ‘without merit’ says mayor

Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet responded to a recently-filed lawsuit over a planned permanent supportive housing facility in a vacant La Quinta Inn.
10 months ago

Wealthy donors grow war chest for PAC seeking to overturn state’s capital gains tax

The political action committee behind an initiative to repeal Washington's capital gains tax has continued to rake in funds from wealthy donors.
10 months ago

Income or excise? Figuring out how state Supreme Court might rule on challenge to capital gains tax

Is Washington's capital gains tax an excise or income tax? That's the question that could soon be presented to the state Supreme Court.
10 months ago

Search for next King County Sheriff narrowed down to three finalists

Executive Dow Constantine has unveiled the three finalists for King County Sheriff, after narrowing the list down from 12 initial candidates.
10 months ago

Gov. Inslee’s veto pen continues to run afoul of state lawmakers

Gov. Jay Inslee has again run into trouble with the Legislature with a partial line-item veto of a tax deferral program for rural counties.
10 months ago

Leader behind slew of voter fraud lawsuits in Washington files to run for secretary of state

The leader behind a group that filed a slew of lawsuits challenging the 2020 election is now running for secretary of state.
10 months ago

Flight cancelations continue at Sea-Tac amid ongoing Alaska Airlines pilot shortage

For the fourth straight day, dozens of Alaska Airlines flights passing through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have been cancelled.
10 months ago

A year after veto, Gov. Inslee signs pledge to end sale of new gas-powered cars by 2030

A year after vetoing it, Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a measure that would end the sale of new gas vehicles by the end of the decade.
10 months ago

Group of parents files lawsuit over planned homeless shelter in vacant Kirkland hotel

A group representing local parents has filed a lawsuit over plans to convert a vacant La Quinta Inn into a homeless shelter space.
10 months ago