Dyer Oxley

Dyer Oxley

Website: http://mynorthwest.com/

Dyer Oxley joined the MyNorthwest.com team in April 2015. He graduated from Portland State University and has worked as a reporter in the Puget Sound region since 2011. Email Dyer at [email protected]

And the best universities in Washington state are …

There are many universities and colleges to choose from in Washington. But only these 10 rise to the top of the pack. And only one is the most innovative.
2 years ago

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best on cop morale amid prolific offenders

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best seemingly comments and tweets about the city's ongoing prolific offender issue.
2 years ago

Sen. Ann Rivers: I-1000 will start a ‘race war’ in Washington

State Senator Ann Rivers argues that if I-1000 is not defeated in Washington, it will start a race war among minorities.
2 years ago

E-buses can replace light rail for 20 percent of the construction time and cost

Light rail may be superior to other forms of transportation, but its expensive. One expert notes a cheaper, efficient transit option available to cities.
2 years ago

For the last time: Stop standing in parking spots to save them

Can you stand in a parking space to reserve it? The answer is quite nuanced, but there is Washington state law that speaks to the issue.
2 years ago

What happened to crime under Washington’s legal marijuana?

Washington State University Professor Dale Willits explains the findings of a new study that considers crime rates under legal marijuana.
2 years ago

Want to shoot down a carbon fee? Just call it a tax

Why not a carbon fee? Washington voters have recently rejected two proposals. Probably because someone rebranded it as a tax.
2 years ago

Is the missing piece to Seattle’s homeless solution a job?

While Seattle area officials continue to scramble to find solutions to the homeless crisis, one organization says one factor is not addressed -- a job.
2 years ago

Semi-collision blocks all of I-5 traffic near Olympia Monday night

Both directions of I-5 are blocked after a collision involving a semi-truck Monday afternoon.
2 years ago

Washington union reports declining funds as anti-union effort continues

A right-wing organization is touting that its efforts have struck a significant blow to a large Washington state employee union.
2 years ago

Report: Texts indicate Boeing knew about 737 MAX problems in 2016

Text messages uncovered by reporters indicate that Boeing potentially knew about problems with its 737 MAX plane in 2016.
2 years ago

There are now more than 1,000 wineries in Washington state

There are now more than 1,000 wineries in Washington state, a milestone after decades of growth and proving the value of the Northwest scene.
2 years ago

Seattle officials push back against Amazon’s $1.5M election donation

Democratic officials protested Thursday, pushing back against Amazon's $1.5 million donation aimed at Seattle campaigns.
2 years ago

Which Seattle candidates made the list of tech company endorsements?

Washington's tech industry has focused in on the Seattle City Council election. It is speaking up with council endorsements for the general election.
2 years ago

Seattle politician aims to take safe gun storage law national

Congressmember Pramila Jayapal is co-sponsoring a bill that aims to establish safe gun storage standards on a national scale.
2 years ago

Shoreline becomes latest battleground for tree-saving activists

Shoreline is the latest battleground between trees and the region's growing need for housing. Activists have protested a recent clearcutting.
2 years ago

‘Paychecks just don’t keep up’ in Seattle and Bellevue

Earning $100,000 seems like quite a high salary to a lot of people ... unless you live in Seattle or Bellevue where the cost of living is high.
2 years ago

Seahawk Tyler Lockett publishes book of poetry and more

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett has released his first book, containing poetry, inspirational quotes, and more.
2 years ago

Does Washington need to change its approach to shoplifting?

Judges and lawmakers have noticed that shoplifting has become worse in recent years. Now they want to change the law's approach to the issue in Washington.
2 years ago

ICE points to Bellevue murder to counter sanctuary policies

Could a recent murder in Bellevue have been prevented? According to ICE, there was at least one way that was possible.
2 years ago

Boeing drops Muilenburg as chairman, but stays as CEO

Boeing's Charmian Dennis Muilenburg is out, sort of. He still retains his position as Boeing CEO, president and director.
2 years ago

Boeing partners with Porsche to develop market for flying cars

Boeing may have a hand in the coming market for flying cars. And its take on the concept aims to transport people in style with help from Porsche.
2 years ago

Not so fast: Washington’s manufactured home industry is not dying

After CommercialCafe released its study -- and we ran a blog post on its assessment -- Washington officials from the mobile home industry and the state's Labor and Industry department began calling foul.
2 years ago

Puget Sound sees record lows, freezing temps Thursday morning

Time to break out the scraper for that windshield frost. Thursday morning drivers will likely see some of the coldest temps in the season so far, perhaps setting records.
2 years ago