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.

First candidates concede as November showdown for Seattle mayor takes shape

A few Seattle mayoral candidates have officially bowed out of the race, announcing their concessions as more election results come in.
2 months ago

Seattle City Attorney faces prospect of being odd candidate out in tight three-way race

The race for Seattle City Attorney is shaping up to be one of the most compelling and consequential races so far during 2021's August primary. 
2 months ago

Can challenger for King County Executive get late surge needed to unseat Dow Constantine?

Despite 12-year incumbent King County Executive Dow Constantine holding an early 23-point lead, challenger Joe Nguyen remains confident.
2 months ago

State sounds alarm over latest rise in COVID cases with hospitals strained to their limit

Health officials are urging Washingtonians to get vaccinated, as the state's hospitals deal with the fallout from a sharp uptick in COVID-19 cases.
2 months ago

Seattle voters split down stark political lines in early primary election results

With the first round of primary election results in, Seattle voters appear to be split down stark ideological lines for council and city attorney.
3 months ago

Despite voicing concerns, Seattle mayoral candidates get wide support from PACs in primary

Despite voicing early concerns over outside spending, Seattle mayoral candidates have garnered wide support from local PACs in the primary.
3 months ago

Chehalis restaurant that racked up $400,000 in fines over COVID rules to close permanently

Spiffy's Restaurant, which racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for flouting Washington's COVID-19 restrictions, will be closing for good.
3 months ago

Amid 15-way race for Seattle mayor, candidates express support for ranked-choice voting

With 15 people vying for Seattle's mayoral seat, a handful of candidates have voiced their support for a switch to ranked-choice voting.
3 months ago

Behind in fundraising with razor-thin polls, Seattle City Attorney faces uncertain path to reelection

Twelve-year Seattle City Attorney incumbent Pete Holmes could very well be facing a difficult fight to keep his job with August's primary on the horizon.
3 months ago

Washington shatters records in midst of ‘early, alarming’ start to wildfire season

With wildfire season starting earlier than usual this summer, state officials say that Washington has already doubled the amount of fires it saw in 2019.
3 months ago

Seattle proposal to end ‘single-family zoning’ label garners wide support in public hearing

Seattle City Council's land use committee held the first public hearing for a proposal to do away with the "single-family zoning" label on Wednesday.
3 months ago

‘Compassion Seattle’ homelessness initiative qualifies for November ballot

Compassion Seattle, a proposed city charter amendment that could alter Seattle's homeless response, has officially qualified for the ballot.
3 months ago

Kshama Sawant supporters say they’ve collected enough signatures for November recall vote

Supporters for Kshama Sawant announced Tuesday that they have collected the remaining signatures needed to trigger a November recall vote. 
3 months ago

Seattle council asks public to weigh in on plan to do away with single-family zoning label

A Seattle City Council committee will be holding the first public hearing for a proposal to do away with the "single-family zoning" label on Wednesday.
3 months ago

8 Washington counties issue joint statement urging residents to mask up in public

Eight counties released a joint statement on Monday, recommending that all residents -- regardless of vaccination status -- wear a mask in public. 
3 months ago

Washington town ‘might have poorest air quality on the planet’ due to wildfires

The Methow Valley region in Central Washington is experiencing what the National Weather Service says could be the worst air quality in the entire world.
3 months ago

Seattle begins to lay foundation for new approach to single-family zoning

As Seattle begins to weigh plans for reimagining its single-family zoning, stakeholders and councilmembers gathered this week to discuss their goals.
3 months ago

Interim head of Seattle’s homeless response to leave role as search for full-time director continues

Seattle's interim Human Services Department Director Helen Howell informed staff this week that she will be leaving for a new job in September.
3 months ago

Future of Seattle’s proposed I-5 lid will likely fall to city’s next mayor

Where does the future of a proposed lid over I-5 through downtown Seattle stand with the city poised to elect a new mayor later this year?
3 months ago

Washington’s fentanyl crisis deepens as overdose deaths continue to rise

Washington continues to grapple with a troubling increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths, according to recent data from the state Department of Health.
3 months ago

Former, current council presidents lead early polling in race for Seattle mayor

New polling numbers for Seattle's mayoral race are now out, with former and current council presidents leading the way early on.
3 months ago

Officials hope to have homeless camp next to Bitter Lake school cleared by September

Seattle Public Schools announced Thursday evening that it hopes to have a homeless camp next to Broadview-Thomson K-8 cleared by September.
3 months ago

Election officials say Sawant supporters can continue collecting recall signatures

Kshama Sawant and her supporters will be permitted to continue collecting signatures for her recall, according to King County Elections.
3 months ago

King County buys fourth hotel to house homeless individuals

King County continues to expand its roster of hotels to house the region's homeless population, announcing the purchase of Redmond's Silver Cloud Inn.
3 months ago