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.

Seattle council approves measure to do away with ‘single-family zoning’ label

The Seattle City Council approved a bill on Monday to officially retire the "single-family zoning" label, replacing it with "neighborhood residential."
14 days ago

Narratives for pair of Seattle council races paint dramatically different pictures

With election day less than a month away, the predominant narratives for both of Seattle's at-large council races are significantly different.
14 days ago

Washington Sec. of State: GOP needs to get ‘back to principles’ amid claims of election fraud

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman addressed a wide range of questions in a Reddit "ask me anything" session this week.
17 days ago

Washington state prisons end use of solitary confinement as punishment

The Washington Department of Corrections announced this week that has ended its use of solitary confinement for disciplinary purposes. 
17 days ago

Interim SPD Chief: Likely ‘hundreds’ of unvaccinated police officers with deadline approaching

Interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz expressed concerns on Friday over the large number of officers who have yet to submit their proof of vaccination. 
17 days ago

Seattle mayoral candidates released from spending limit as PAC funds continue flowing

Both Seattle mayoral candidates have officially been released from the general election spending limit, as contributions continue flooding in.
17 days ago

Harrell, Gonzalez square off in mayoral debate over how to address Seattle homeless encampments

Seattle mayoral candidates Bruce Harrell and Lorena Gonzalez debate their respective proposals to address the city's homeless crisis.
18 days ago

State Supreme Court upholds B&O tax on large banks in Washington

The Supreme Court of Washington State ruled on Thursday in favor of a B&O tax on large banks doing business in Washington state.
18 days ago

Amazon settles with pair of Seattle employees fired over criticism of company’s climate policies

Amazon has settled with a pair of Seattle employees after they were illegally fired in retaliation for their criticism of the company's climate policies.
18 days ago

Seattle mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez lays out plans for policing, homelessness, and income tax

Seattle mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez believes her more recent service in the city council gives her a leg up against her opponent, Bruce Harrell.
18 days ago

Gov. Inslee: Lax mask, vaccine policies in Idaho are ‘jeopardizing’ Washington hospitals

Gov. Jay Inslee continued to express frustration on Wednesday with the influx of COVID-19 patients flooding into Washington from Idaho.
19 days ago

Kshama Sawant recall petition officially certified, vote now set for December 7

King County Elections announced Thursday that it has officially certified the petition to recall Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant.
19 days ago

Seattle city attorney candidate focuses message on ‘making sure people are safe’

Seattle City Attorney candidate Ann Davison is on her third campaign trail in as many years, but says her priorities have remained largely the same. 
19 days ago

State commission warns of discipline for doctors who grant vaccine exemptions without ‘legitimate’ reason

A state commission stressed its opposition to COVID-related misinformation last week, threatening discipline for physicians who help it spread.
20 days ago

Seattle city attorney candidate: Abolitionist platform is about ‘scaling back and building up’

For "abolitionist" city attorney candidate Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, this election is about changing how Seattle approaches crime on a fundamental level.
20 days ago

After 15-month delay, Washington plastic bag ban takes effect Oct. 1

Washington state's plastic bag ban is set to take effect on Friday, Oct. 1, after a lengthy 15-month delay brought on by the pandemic.
21 days ago

‘Tough few weeks ahead’ as state’s hospitals continue to struggle with flood of COVID patients

While Washington's COVID crisis has begun to stabilize in recent weeks, health officials warn that the state's hospitals are not quite out of the woods yet. 
24 days ago

Former state unemployment worker arrested, charged for alleged role in payment scheme

A former ESD employee was arrested and charged on Friday, for allegedly defrauding the state out of thousands in unemployment payments.
24 days ago

Seattle reaches agreement with labor groups on vaccine mandate, still no deal with police union

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Friday that the city has reached a tentative agreement with several unions on an employee vaccine mandate.
24 days ago

Bipartisan group of state lawmakers ask Gov. Inslee to pause long-term care insurance tax

A bipartisan group of state senators issued a letter to Gov. Inslee, calling on him to suspend an upcoming long-term care insurance tax. 
24 days ago

Gov. Inslee: State ‘not considering’ offering extension for worker vaccine mandate

Gov. Jay Inslee says he will not be offering an extension for a Washington state employee vaccine mandate ahead of an Oct. 18 deadline.
24 days ago

Seattle mayoral candidate unveils expansive plan to address city’s homeless crisis

Seattle City Council President and mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez unveiled her plan to address the city's homeless crisis in her first 100 days.
25 days ago

Gov. Inslee extends eviction moratorium ‘bridge’ period through end of October

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that he is extending an eviction moratorium "bridge" period another month, until Oct. 31.
25 days ago

Seattle ‘reviewing’ recently-reinstated 72-hour parking enforcement policy

The City of Seattle could soon be considering changes to its 72-hour parking enforcement policy for the second time, after it was reinstated in early April.
25 days ago