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MyNorthwest Staff

Follow MyNorthwest on Election Day for live results, analysis

Sticking to the theme of 2020, Election Day is sure to be an unprecedented event. Spend the day and evening with us.
11 months ago
presidential primary 2020, ballots, turnout, election results...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Washington state proves why Trump is dead wrong about election results

If Washington state's history of mail-in ballots proves anything, it's that very little about the way Trump views election results makes any sense.
11 months ago
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Jacob Rummel

The KIRO Rundown: Law enforcement gears up for Election Night

After a several month stretch of what felt like non-stop protests, local law enforcement agencies are drawing up plans for how to respond to whatever happens on Election Day.
11 months ago
Jacob Rummel

The Rundown: Who gets the vaccine first?

When the coronavirus becomes available in Washington state, who should get it first? KIRO Radio hosts weigh in.
11 months ago
Breanna Stewart #30 of the Seattle Storm wins the Finals MVP award after the winning the WNBA Champ...
Jacob Rummel

Is it racist to not like women’s basketball?

The day after that column was published, Rapinoe's girlfriend Sue Bird won the WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm.
11 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Election Town Hall: Mike Lewis, Jason Rantz debate the impact of I-976 on the 2020 election

In this week's Election Town Hall, KTTH's Jason Rantz and KIRO Radio's Mike Lewis discuss the state Supreme Court's ruling against I-976.
11 months ago
car tabs...
Jacob Rummel

Who will listen to the voters that approved $30 car tabs?

Initiative 976, maybe better known as the $30 car tabs measure, was struck down today by the Washington Supreme Court.
12 months ago
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Jacob Rummel

Should Washington state change its name?

George Washington owned slaves. Is that enough of a reason to change the name of our state?
12 months ago
Gov. Jay Inslee...
Nick Bowman

Who becomes governor if Jay Inslee joins Joe Biden’s cabinet in 2021?

What happens if Gov. Jay Inslee wins reelection, but then takes a White House cabinet posting? State statutes lay out the next steps should that occur.
12 months ago
seattle chickens...
Chason Gordon

It’s legal to own chickens in Seattle, but they’re bad neighbors

Owning chickens in Seattle is legal, but you're not supposed to hear farm animals in the city, just like people in the country don't expect to hear rave music.
12 months ago
voting, ballot drop box...
MyNorthwest Staff

MyNorthwest 2020 Voters Guide

Sure you have the voter's pamphlet, but do you have all of the background stories on the 2020 candidates? Check out the MyNorthwest Voters Guide for more information.
12 months ago
teachers...
Stephanie Klein

A thank you note to teachers

It's been about a month since we started remote learning and there's one issue that's without question: Teachers are heroes.
12 months ago
school...
Stephanie Klein

Advice for parents as Washington schools resume online: Treasure the small moments

Starting school on the Friday before Labor Day weekend is just the tip the iceberg in what most families will describe as a strange year of education.
1 year ago
Draze, Building Black Wealth...
KIRO Radio Newsdesk

Draze hosts ‘Building Black Wealth’ forum with Seahawks legends

In a celebration of Black businesses, Seattle rapper Draze hosted a live virtual marketplace Tuesday night with a host of former Seahawks stars.
1 year ago
Seattle police, SPD...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: OPA reports show Seattle cops get away with despicable behavior

Thee system of accountability SPD has in place right now is not only failing to root out the bad apples -- it's allowing their seeds to take root and grow.
1 year ago
SPD Chief Carmen Best, Seattle police...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: SPD’s plan for reform is stagnant Seattle politics as usual

The latest reform plan from SPD is little more than the latest chapter in Seattle's long, storied history of slowing the winds of change to a crawl.
1 year ago
Lieutenant Governor...
Stephanie Klein

Lieutenant gubernatorial race by the numbers

There are 11 people running for the office of Lieutenant Governor in Washington this fall, as current Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib vacates the position. 
1 year ago
attorney general, vote...
Stephanie Klein

Washington state Attorney General race by the numbers

There are four candidates for Attorney General in Washington. Here’s a breakdown of what the candidates prioritized based on key words in their statements.
1 year ago
superintendent...
Stephanie Klein

State superintendent’s race by the numbers

There are six candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction in the August primary for Washington. Here’s a breakdown of what each candidate prioritized in the voter's pamphlet.
1 year ago
governor's race...
Stephanie Klein

Washington state governor’s race by the numbers

There are 36 gubernatorial candidates in the Aug. 4 primary. Here's a breakdown of some key words in the voter's pamphlet ahead of the governor's race.
1 year ago
Federal agents, Portland...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Police concerned about safety shouldn’t want federal agents in Seattle

If Seattle police truly want to hold onto their budget in the name of safety, they shouldn't support the presence of federal agents accountable to no one.
1 year ago
Seattle police, Mayor Durkan...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Cuts are coming to Seattle’s police budget, with or without Mayor Durkan

A proposal for reform from Mayor Durkan and Chief Best is little more than a series of smokescreens which carefully avoid any true, systemic change.
1 year ago
Amazon Seattle, tech companies...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: It’s time to stop letting Amazon hold Seattle hostage

With rumors that Amazon might leave Seattle over a new business tax, we need to remember that large corporations should exist to enhance cities, not run them.
1 year ago
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, resignation, recall...
Nick Bowman

Opinion: Seattle Mayor Durkan distracts from crisis with Sawant feud

In the midst of a trio of crises, Seattle's Mayor is instead asking us to direct our attention toward a petty feud with a sitting city councilmember. 
1 year ago