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pet names...
Stephanie Klein

Top dog and cat names in King County last year

King County released its 2021 list of most popular pet names and 'Bella' and 'Luna' came out on top.
24 days ago
Seattle election results, Seattle City Hall...
Nick Bowman

What Seattle can expect in new year with shakeups at city hall on the horizon

Seattle City Hall is in for a shakeup at the start of the new year, with a new mayor, councilmember, and city attorney all taking office in January.
29 days ago
unvaccinated officers Seattle...
Nick Bowman

Durkan, Seattle council engage in one final clash in closing days of mayoral term

With Jenny Durkan set to leave office in a matter of days, she and the council appear to have engaged in one final feud, this time over trees. 
30 days ago
Happy Holidays to all in 2021!...
MyNorthwest Staff

Happy Holidays from everyone at KIRO Radio, KTTH, and 710 ESPN Seattle

Your favorite cast of characters from KIRO Radio, AM 770 KTTH, and 710 ESPN Seattle present "A Visit from St. Nicholas."
1 month ago
seattle, blogs...
MyNorthwest Staff

Most read blogs on MyNorthwest in 2021

Commentators and personalities on KIRO Radio, KTTH, and MyNorthwest gave us insight into a range of topics in 2021.
1 month ago
most read stories...
MyNorthwest Staff

Most read news on MyNorthwest in 2021

Take a look back on 2021 and see what made the top-10 list of most read stories of the year on MyNorthwest.
1 month ago
Tim Burgess, Scott Lindsay, Seattle city hall...
Nick Bowman

Voices behind Compassion Seattle, ‘Seattle is Dying’ series score new roles in city hall

Two of the architects behind years of fundraising efforts and policy proposals will soon be returning to Seattle city hall for the first time since 2017.
1 month ago
survivor...
MyNorthwest Staff

Sedro-Woolley flight attendant makes it to ‘Survivor’ season finale

An Alaska Airlines flight attendant who lives in Sedro-Woolley has made it to the final episode of this season's "Survivor."
1 month ago
Kshama Sawant recall, Recall Sawant...
Nick Bowman

December election date likely made Sawant recall vote closer than it would have been

Whatever the reason, there's no denying that the turnout for a bid to recall Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been surprising.
2 months ago
Recall Sawant vote...
Nick Bowman

Where recall vote now stands with Kshama Sawant seizing narrow lead in latest tally

With razor thin margins and the number of ballots left to count dwindling, where do things stand now for the Sawant recall vote? 
2 months ago
Kshama Sawant recall...
Nick Bowman

Late tallies likely to take Kshama Sawant recall vote down to the wire

A recall vote for Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will likely come all the way down to the wire when it's all said and done.
2 months ago
Seattle election, Magnolia...
Nick Bowman

How wealthy strongholds helped deliver Seattle’s 2021 election to moderate candidates

Seattle's moderate candidates prevailed in the 2021 election on the strength of wealthy neighborhoods along its eastern and western coastlines.
2 months ago
Capital gains tax advisory vote, Seattle vote swings...
Nick Bowman

Seattle’s 2021 election establishes large, late swings for progressive candidates as new normal

Massive swings of late votes for Seattle's progressive candidates appear to have become the new normal after 2021's general election.
3 months ago
Amazon Seattle, corporate HQ...
Nick Bowman

Corporate money wins Seattle in new form after sparking ire of voters in 2019

A slate of business-friendly candidates won all but one major Seattle race, with corporate money finding influence in more subtle ways.
3 months ago
Seattle election results, Seattle City Hall...
Nick Bowman

Moderate Seattle candidates carry the night, as progressives face steep climb to close gap

The first round of Seattle and King County election results arrived Tuesday, with moderate and conservative candidates largely carrying the night. 
3 months ago
Seattle City Attorney candidates...
Nick Bowman

Contentious race for Seattle City Attorney winds to a close with decision now put to voters

Tuesday will close out what's been a contentious race between Seattle City Attorney candidates operating at opposite ends of the political spectrum. 
3 months ago
Compassion Seattle, homeless crisis, single family zoning...
Nick Bowman

How Compassion Seattle became dividing line between candidates following defeat in court

The debate around homelessness during this election cycle has centered on the now-defunct Compassion Seattle ballot initiative.
3 months ago
Seattle Democracy Vouchers...
Nick Bowman

With campaign spending at record heights, is Seattle’s Democracy Voucher program still working?

Given that campaign spending has soared to record levels in 2021, is Seattle's Democracy Voucher program still working as intended?
3 months ago
halloween...
MyNorthwest Staff

KIRO Radio’s Halloween special: ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’

If you missed KIRO Radio's live Halloween performance of "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" -- or if you want to hear it again -- you're in luck. 
3 months ago
Seattle mayors...
Nick Bowman

Can Seattle finally stabilize mayoral role mired in controversy, single-term tenures?

Seattle has maintained a dubious streak of one-term mayors dating back over a decade, all while the office has faced scandals and controversies to boot.
3 months ago
Nikkita Oliver, Seattle City Council race...
Nick Bowman

Seattle council candidate Nikkita Oliver aims for campaign beyond ‘a single issue race’

Seattle City Council at-large candidate Nikkita Oliver is urging voters to look at their race as one that goes beyond a single issue.
3 months ago
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.
4 months ago
candidates...
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.
4 months 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?
4 months ago