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.

‘Health care workers are at their breaking points’: Coalition pushes state lawmakers for solutions

The last year has been a difficult one for Washington's health care workers, with a coalition now pushing for legislative solutions.
3 days ago

Franklin High School students stage sick-out to demand better COVID safety precautions

Students at Seattle's Franklin High School are planning a sick-out on Friday, claiming that COVID measures are not being adequately enforced.
3 days ago

Dog rescued after being trapped for days inside Seattle house that slid off foundations

A dog trapped in a Magnolia home that slide off its foundations was rescued by Seattle firefighters on Thursday afternoon.
4 days ago

Gov. Inslee deploys National Guard, halts non-urgent procedures amid hospital staffing crisis

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that he will be deploying the National Guard to hospitals across Washington state.
4 days ago

COVID cases in Seattle schools skyrocket, as cancellations, remote learning shifts mount

COVID-19 cases continue to mount among staff and students in Seattle schools, with some opting to move back to remote learning.
5 days ago

Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival to return with new partner, reworked format

After nearly a year of deliberation among city leaders, a new partner has been found for Seattle's Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. 
5 days ago

Mayor Harrell extends Seattle eviction moratorium another 30 days

Mayor Bruce Harrell announced Wednesday that he will be issuing a 30-day extension for Seattle's eviction moratorium. 
5 days ago

Fired SPD officer who punched handcuffed suspect to sue city over termination

Former SPD Officer Adley Shepherd has filed a new lawsuit claiming that poor training and racial discrimination factored into his dismissal.
6 days ago

‘We need action’: Gov. Inslee’s State of the State address highlights lengthy to-do list in 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his annual "State of the State" address on Tuesday, laying out a broad, ambitious swathe of goals for 2022.
6 days ago

King County omicron surge ‘likely to get more difficult’ before situation improves

The omicron variant continues to stress health care systems across King County, with hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases continuing to rise.
10 days ago

Gov. Inslee proposes bill making it illegal for elected leaders, candidates to spread election fraud lies

Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a new bill to make it illegal for elected leaders or candidates to spread unfounded claims of voter fraud. 
11 days ago

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell: SPD Proud Boys protest hoax was ‘totally unacceptable’

City leaders issued criticism for SPD on Thursday, after it was revealed that several officers had participated in a coordinated hoax in 2020.
11 days ago

King County district to use one-of-a-kind smartphone voting platform for third straight year

For the third straight year, the King Conservation District will be running its annual elections through a smartphone voting platform. 
11 days ago

Watchdog group: SPD ‘added fuel to the fire’ during 2020 protests with fabricated Proud Boys threat

An investigation revealed that several Seattle police officers participated in a coordinated misinformation effort during the height of protests in 2020. 
12 days ago

Opting against closures, Gov. Inslee shifts focus to increased COVID testing and boosters

Gov. Inslee announced a handful of mitigation measures Wednesday, designed to combat Washington's recent rise in COVID cases.
12 days ago

In wake of legal troubles, failed ballot initiative, Tim Eyman pivots to lawsuit against Gov. Inslee

Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman announced a new lawsuit on Tuesday, filed in Thurston County Superior Court against Gov. Jay Inslee. 
12 days ago

Interim SPD Chief Adrian Diaz could get chance to take over role in permanent capacity

With Mayor Bruce Harrell taking office, Seattle could soon get some long-awaited clarity on the future of interim SPD Chief Diaz.
13 days ago

State lawmakers seek to close crucial loophole in pause of long-term care tax

Washington lawmakers could soon be looking to close a loophole in a recent delay of the state's controversial long-term care tax.
13 days ago

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell outlines vision for ‘one Seattle’ in inaugural address

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell was sworn in Monday, and detailed his vision for the city as his term kicks off in earnest this week.
13 days ago

Capital gains tax, minimum wage increase among new laws taking effect in 2022

The 2021 legislative session was a busy one in Olympia, with a handful of new laws set to take effect at the start of the new year. 
16 days ago

Lorena Gonzalez bids farewell as tenure on Seattle City Council winds to a close

Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez leaves office at the start of the new year after five years on the dais in city hall.
17 days ago

Latest ballot initiative from Tim Eyman misses signature deadline for 2022 ballot

The latest ballot initiative from anti-tax activist Tim Eyman appears to have failed before ever getting off the ground.
17 days ago

‘Hearsay and double hearsay’: State Supreme Court official calls voter fraud lawsuit into question

A Washington State Supreme Court commissioner heard arguments this week in a lawsuit levying allegations of widespread voter fraud.
18 days ago

What Seattle can expect in new year with shakeups at city hall on the horizon

Seattle City Hall is in for a shakeup at the start of the new year, with a new mayor, councilmember, and city attorney all taking office in January.
18 days ago