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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.
10 days ago
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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.
15 days 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?
26 days 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.
30 days 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.
1 month ago
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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.
1 month ago
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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
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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. 
2 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.
2 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.
4 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.
4 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!
6 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.
6 months ago
Lumen Field, vaccine...
Nick Bowman

A modest proposal to fix Washington’s unbearably confusing vaccine phases

Washington's vaccine phases are too confusing, and it doesn't have to be this way. Here's how we could make this easier for everyone.
6 months ago
crows, crow hunting season...
Chason Gordon

Washington state does indeed have a crow hunting season

When is crow hunting season in Washington state? Asking for a friend.
6 months ago
construction, house...
Chason Gordon

If you move into a recently built house, bring your neighbors cookies

It's difficult to complain about the noise coming from your neighbor's house when it's actually being built and there's no one home.
7 months ago
King Conservation District, electronic voting, smartphone voting...
Nick Bowman

‘The difference is staggering’: King County district forges ahead on smartphone voting

A King County district is again implementing a smartphone voting system in 2021, while election officials mull potential expansion options.
7 months ago
Protest Olympia, protests, parties, reopen Republicans...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Why we can’t trust the latest reopening plan from Washington Republicans

Given that Republicans across the state have led calls to reopen since the very start of the pandemic, why should we trust their latest push?
7 months ago
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Nick Bowman

20 years after Nisqually, Washington still isn’t ready for next big earthquake

With aging buildings and a partly-finished alert system, Washington still has a long way to go before it's ready for the next big earthquake.
7 months ago
earthquake...
Nick Bowman

Seismologist explains why a Nisqually-type earthquake is far more likely than ‘the Big One’

While a possible 9.0 earthquake is what makes headlines, seismologist Bill Steele believes that a Nisqually-type quake is more likely in the years to come.
7 months ago
QFC hazard pay...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Shades of hypocrisy, similarities in Seattle minimum wage and hazard pay debates

The battle for fair wages in Seattle is defined by defined by an argument from large-scale employers, who claim that increased wages are bad for everyone.
7 months ago