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Seattle City Attorney race...
Nick Bowman

Newly-formed PAC with cast of familiar faces floods money into Seattle City Attorney race

A new PAC has already raised $280,000 in support of Seattle City Attorney candidate Ann Davison, with a cast of familiar faces working behind the scenes.
6 days ago
Seattle endorsements...
MyNorthwest Staff

Seattle election preview: Mayoral, city attorney candidates make their case

With Election Day just around the corner, we spoke to the Seattle mayoral and city attorney candidates for insight into each of their respective campaigns.
7 days ago
mayoral debates, seattle, mayor...
MyNorthwest Staff

Submit your questions for the Seattle Mayoral Debate

Lorena Gonzalez and Bruce Harrell will face off in two debates on Oct. 14 and Oct. What questions do you have for the candidates?
12 days ago
Seattle mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell...
Nick Bowman

Seattle mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell: City needs ‘sense of urgency’ to address homeless crisis

Seattle mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell lays out his plan to address Seattle's homeless crisis amid a hotly-contested election cycle.
13 days ago
Seattle City Council races...
Nick Bowman

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.
15 days ago
Seattle mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez...
Nick Bowman

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.
19 days ago
Seattle City Attorney candidate Ann Davison...
Nick Bowman

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. 
20 days ago
Seattle City Attorney abolitionist Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, candidate...
Nick Bowman

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.
21 days ago
ice seattle Durkan, oil furnace...
Nick Bowman

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
sept 11...
MyNorthwest Staff

KIRO Radio shares memories from Sept. 11, 2001

These are the stories from KIRO Radio's hosts and reporters as they recall and honor Sept. 11, 2001.
1 month ago
Compassion Seattle...
Nick Bowman

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
Seattle red lining...
Nick Bowman

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
Burgess, Seattle conservatives...
Nick Bowman

In city that rarely elects Republicans, Seattle conservatives aim for influence behind the scenes

Conservative groups, donors, and campaign operatives have looked to subtly wield their influence throughout Seattle's current election cycle.
2 months ago
homeless, sales tax, Compassion Seattle...
Nick Bowman

Large donations to ‘Compassion Seattle’ homelessness initiative dwarf all other races in 2021

While donations have flooded in to Seattle election races in 2021, no single candidate or campaign has raised as much as Compassion Seattle.
2 months ago
Loren Culp...
Nick Bowman

Amid run for Congress, Loren Culp continues to push election fraud narrative

Amid a nascent Congressional campaign, former gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp has maintained his insistence that the 2020 election was stolen.
2 months ago
Nikkita Oliver, progressive candidates...
Nick Bowman

Another election, another late surge for Seattle’s progressive candidates

As consistent a tradition as any in Seattle elections, progressive candidates have benefitted from a late surge of ballots tallied after election night.
2 months ago
Kshama Sawant recall...
Nick Bowman

What’s next for Kshama Sawant recall with November vote no longer likely?

With the likelihood of a recall vote for Kshama Sawant taking place in November quickly dwindling, questions remain as to what comes next.
2 months ago
fundraising Seattle City Attorney...
Nick Bowman

With 12-year incumbent out, tectonic changes are on the way for Seattle City Attorney’s office

With incumbent Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes having bowed out, the political gap between the remaining two candidates is the widest of any other race. 
2 months ago
Seattle City Attorney...
Nick Bowman

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. 
3 months ago
Ballots, election day, Seattle primary...
Nick Bowman

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
SPD, police officers, law enforcement...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: SPD’s ‘exodus’ of police officers is entirely self-inflicted

We should be calling SPD's "forced exodus" of officers over the last three years what it really is: Abandonment by our public servants.
5 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

‘It was relentless’: KIRO Radio’s Chris Sullivan tells his COVID story

KIRO Radio traffic reporter Chris Sullivan tells us about his recent experience with COVID-19, urging everyone to get vaccinated.
5 months ago
Mariners...
MyNorthwest Staff

10 reasons why we’re excited for the start of Mariners baseball

The Seattle Mariners return to play this week, and the MyNorthwest team is excited. Find out what we're most looking forward to this year, and go Mariners!
7 months ago
mole, transfer station...
Stephanie Klein

It wasn’t a pipe bomb that shut down the Factoria Transfer Station — it was a mole killer

A tweet from the Bellevue Police Department on Thursday speaks to all those who've dealt with moles.
7 months ago