Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times

Lewis Kamb

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Lewis:

Seattle 911 response times climbed in summer 2020. Now, police and activists debate what comes next.

Seattle police response times spiked amid the pandemic and last summer's demonstrations for racial justice. Now, the question is how the 2020 uptick in response times should be interpreted, as police officials battle their critics over funding. → Read More

Not just the mayor: Text messages of Seattle police and fire chiefs from June 2020 also missing

The texts of three top Seattle leaders during a contentious period last year weren't retained and now can't be reviewed, attorneys suing the city say they recently learned. → Read More

Black newspaper delivery driver detained after Pierce County sheriff claims, then recants, threat to life

A newspaper carrier on an early-morning delivery route in Tacoma was surrounded by police officers after the Pierce County sheriff called 911 on him, claiming he threatened the sheriff's life. → Read More

On the verge of release, an Auburn-area Proud Boy charged in Capitol siege instead ordered transported to D.C.

A federal judge ordered Monday that an Auburn-area man accused of planning and participating in the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol last month be released pending a federal trial — but the government successfully filed an appeal. → Read More

Blaze at Skyway apartment injures man

The fire at the Greentree Apartments in the 6900 block of South 123rd Street was reported at 1:52 a.m., according to fire officials. → Read More

3 held in alleged murder-for-hire plot in which Bellevue man was shot multiple times

Police have arrested a Mountlake Terrace woman and two Skagit County teens in connection with an alleged murder-for-hire plot that left the woman's ex-husband shot nine times outside a Bellevue... → Read More

After prostitution arrest, Seattle police captain got preferential treatment from fellow officers

A Seattle police captain arrested in a prostitution bust got preferential treatment from fellow officers and commanders, prompting internal investigations. The captain remains on paid leave pending the criminal case. → Read More

A brief encounter, then gunshots. Now narratives fly after fatal Portland shooting.

Though the Saturday shooting was captured on video, some details remain unclear, and there also is plenty of disagreement when assigning blame. → Read More

‘Clearly false’ that Snohomish County man was coronavirus Patient Zero, public-health official says

Two Snohomish County patients who showed COVID-19-like symptoms in December — weeks before the first known case in the U.S. — have had positive antibody tests for the disease, but the county's top health officials says it's likely they picked... → Read More

Why the Seattle Sounders game March 7 went on despite coronavirus emergency

As virus fears grew, public officials and sports execs debated health risks — and PR messages — but let 33,000 into a March 7 Sounders match. At what cost? → Read More

Flood of coronavirus data overwhelms state’s disease-reporting system, leading to lag in data

Fore more than a week, problems have persisted with the Washington Department of Health's public reporting of statewide coronavirus case numbers. Officials say they're trying to address the problems to provide the public with accurate and timely data. → Read More

Inslee suspends some parts of open-government laws amid coronavirus crisis

The governor's proclamation contends “strict compliance” with the records law conflicts with the COVID-19 state of emergency because the law requires "bringing people in contact with one another at a... → Read More

State Coronavirus Response Hurt by Faulty Tests, Restrictive Guidelines

Aside from the delay in getting functioning kits to labs, coronavirus testing has been saddled with restrictive guidelines for who can be tested under the FDA’s "emergency use authorization" for labs allowed to conduct the assessments. → Read More

Faulty tests, red tape let coronavirus spread quietly for weeks in Washington, experts say

Among the issues: A problem with the federally approved testing kits initially supplied to state public health laboratories across the nation last month didn't work well and stymied testing for, and recognition of, the virus' spread in Washington. → Read More

Boeing internal documents reveal culture of deceit to keep down costs of 737 MAX

Boeing employee chatter reveals culture of deceit to keep down costs of 737 MAX, internal documents show. → Read More

As Boeing’s 737 MAX nears a return to service, will flyers return to it?

Grounded worldwide after two crashes killed 346 people, Boeing’s 737 MAX faces a potential consumer backlash as its return to flight looms closer. The fate of the MAX — along with Boeing’s reputation — largely depends on winning over nervous... → Read More

Events, celebrations set to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle area

The Seattle City Council dedicated the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day with a resolution in 2014. → Read More

Boeing CEO: Lingering engine fix will push back first flight and delivery of 777X

The further delay of Boeing's big new jet – already running months later than the company had initially anticipated – marks yet another setback for Boeing, as it grapples with the ongoing crisis of its grounded 737 MAX jet program. → Read More

Former city employee, North Bend man among victims of Seattle crane collapse

The four were killed when a tower crane plunged to the street on Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Seattle city attorney, in settling records suit, discloses memo advising council that income tax was illegal

The City Attorney's Office contends the memo is irrelevant to ongoing litigation over Seattle's "wealth tax" because it reflects legal advice about a different proposal from the measure that was ultimately adopted. → Read More