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.

Controversial Sammamish web-hosting company falls victim to ‘massive’ hack

Epik, a Sammamish-based hosting company known for its hosting of several controversial websites, was reportedly hacked last week. 
25 days ago

After early challenges, state eradicates third Asian giant hornet nest

After encountering difficulties early on, state entomologists say they have successfully eradicated a third Asian giant hornet nest.
25 days ago

Councilmember: Seattle bid to end single-family zoning label designed to ‘reflect reality’

Seattle City Council's Land Use Committee met Wednesday to discuss a proposal to do away with the city's "single-family zoning" label.
25 days ago

King County reaches deal with ‘majority’ of unions on vaccine mandate

Officials say they have reached an agreement with a "majority" of unions on a vaccine mandate for King County employees.
26 days ago

Washington Republicans, Democrats spar over redrawing of state’s legislative map

The redrawing of Washington state's legislative districts already has Democrats and Republicans at odds, with less than two months to come to an accord.
26 days ago

Inslee, Idaho Gov. Brad Little clash over ‘clogging’ of Washington hospitals

With COVID rates in Idaho skyrocketing and Washington hospitals feeling the impact, Gov. Inslee issued a plea to the neighboring state's governor.
26 days ago

Local health board declares public health crisis over vaccine misinformation

The Jefferson County Board of Health voted last week to declare a public health crisis over pandemic-related misinformation. 
27 days ago

Group pushes lawsuits alleging ‘manipulation’ of Washington’s 2020 election results

Lawsuits filed in three counties allege that auditors manipulated ballots during the 2020 election in Washington, while pushing for a forensic audit.
27 days ago

Researchers fear recent death of Puget Sound orca could have ‘severe consequences’

Researchers believe that two missing Southern Resident orcas are likely deceased, including one of the most "prolific" females in the entire region.
27 days ago

Mayor Durkan extends Seattle eviction moratorium into January 2022

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Tuesday that she will be extending the city's eviction moratorium through Jan. 15, 2022. 
27 days ago

Labor board: Fred Meyer, QFC ban on Black Lives Matter buttons violated law

A labor board says that Fred Meyer and QFC violated labor laws when they banned employees from wearing Black Lives Matter-themed buttons. 
28 days ago

Gov. Inslee asks federal government to step in, help state with hospital capacity crisis

Gov. Jay Inslee has sent a letter petitioning the federal government to provide aid for Washington hospitals dealing with surges in COVID patients.
28 days ago

Looking back on mayoral term marked by years of conflict between Jenny Durkan, city council

However brief Jenny Durkan's tenure as mayor will be, it's one that's been punctuated by frequent flare-ups of conflict between her office and city council.
1 month ago

Seattle bid to decriminalize psychedelics could have ‘profound’ effect on treating addiction

Seattle Councilmember Andrew Lewis hosted a panel of experts last week to provide insight into a bid to decriminalize psychedelics citywide.
1 month ago

Douglas County judge allows lawsuit against capital gains tax to move forward

A Douglas County Superior Court Judge has denied a motion asking that he throw out a lawsuit filed against the state's recently passed capital gains tax. 
1 month ago

‘Not a time for baby steps’: Gov. Inslee ‘actively considering’ expanded vaccine requirements

Gov. Jay Inslee expanded the state's mask mandate this week, while hinting that additional vaccine requirements could potentially be on the horizon. 
1 month ago

Kshama Sawant recall campaign turns in signatures, sets sights on winter vote

The campaign seeking to recall Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant has officially turned its signatures in to King County Elections.
1 month ago

Tim Eyman announces new ballot initiative seeking to invalidate state’s capital gains tax

Activist Tim Eyman announced a new ballot initiative on Thursday, which would seek to overturn Washington state's recently-passed capital gains tax.
1 month ago

Over a year later, poll shows broad support for Seattle’s big business tax

Over a year after Seattle City Council passed its "JumpStart" big business tax, polling appears to show wide support for the measure among voters.
1 month ago

Mayor Durkan leaves newly-passed bill limiting SPD’s use of less lethal weapons unsigned

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan left a recently passed bill limiting the police department's use of less lethal weapons during protests unsigned.
1 month ago

King County to explore enacting new vaccine requirements for indoor businesses

King County has officially started the process to explore requiring proof of vaccination for select non-essential indoor businesses and venues. 
1 month ago

What went wrong for Compassion Seattle’s homeless initiative, and what’s next?

With a judge striking a proposed charter amendment from Compassion Seattle off the ballot, what's next for the group ahead of November's election?
2 months ago

Red-lining, race, and wealth continue to form borders between Seattle voters

Candidates Seattle voters chose in the August primary paint a stark picture of a city divided by racial and economic lines dating back nearly a century.
2 months ago

‘This pandemic rages on’: Delta variant has state’s hospitals filled to record levels

State health officials continue to express concerns over a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, as hospitals across Washington have filled to record levels.
2 months ago