David Gutman, The Seattle Times

David Gutman

The Seattle Times

Charleston, WV, United States

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Past articles by David:

Seattle grew by more than 100,000 people in past 10 years, King County population booms, diversifies, new census data shows

Seattle is among 14 cities that grew by more than 100,000 people over the past 10 years, according to 2020 census data released Thursday. The city of Kent is among... → Read More

All Washingtonians 16 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 15

In a striking change, Washington will switch from its staggered approach for COVID-19 vaccinations on April 15, when all 6.2 million residents over 16 will become eligible. The federal government has signaled that vaccine supply will keep increasing. → Read More

Federal judge dismisses grocery industry suit against Seattle’s $4-an-hour hazard pay law

A federal judge dismisses a lawsuit against the city of Seattle for mandating large grocery retailers give workers a $4-an-hour hazard pay increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Co-owner of Fremont Brewing, Sara Nelson, running for Seattle City Council again

The co-owner of Fremont Brewing, Sara Nelson, is making her second bid at Seattle City Council, seeking Position 9, currently held by Council President M. Lorena Gonzalez. → Read More

Inslee releases new state standards, urges Washington districts to begin reopening some schools after COVID closures

Only about 15% of the state's students are going to school in-person. The new standards aims to encourage more school districts to reopen. → Read More

‘Everybody down!’: What happened at the shooting that killed a teenager and led to CHOP’s shutdown

Seattle police detectives didn't get to the scene of the fatal shooting to begin their investigation until 7:45 a.m., police said, nearly five hours after the shooting. → Read More

Sacha Baron Cohen, in character, seems to have performed a racist song at a right-wing Olympia rally

The actor and provocateur seems to have ambushed a right-wing rally in Olympia on Saturday, performing as a racist bluegrass singer. → Read More

Inslee to slowly reopen Washington state boating, fishing closed under coronavirus emergency order

Gov. Inslee is expected to announce Monday that boating from Washington state ramps and facilities will be able to resume May 5, with recreational fishing expected to reopen later in May. → 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

A Tacoma doctor treats patients and writes poems about coronavirus

Dr. John Okrent will scribble a line or two between seeing patients, or compose a few lines while taking a walk break. Late at night they become poems that have been well read on the poetry website that's publishing them. → Read More

A Tacoma doctor treats patients and writes poems about coronavirus

Dr. John Okrent will scribble a line or two between seeing patients, or compose a few lines while taking a walk break. Late at night they become poems that have been well read on the poetry website that's publishing them. → Read More

Inslee says now not the time for a coronavirus ‘shelter in place’ order in Washington

One-by-one over the past several weeks, Washington has gone through the steps at its disposal, each one more stringent and disruptive than the last, to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Encouraging hand-washing and cough etiquette. Telling people to... → Read More

King County wants to shoot fireworks at bald eagles

Bald eagles are attracted to the 2,500 tons of garbage deposited every day at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, near Renton. But the birds' feast is a nuisance for landfill... → Read More

Live: Slew of collisions, school closures in Seattle area Tuesday — and more snow coming tonight

A second night of snow and freezing temperatures caused school closures and treacherous commutes Tuesday. And there's been a major update to the weather forecast. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Why two allies of Washington state Rep. Matt Shea turned on the controversial lawmaker

As Shea's political problems mount, the roots of much of that turmoil can be traced back to election night 2016. → Read More

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock brings Democratic presidential campaign to Seattle area

Steve Bullock, who only launched his campaign in May, touted his record of progressive accomplishments as a two-term Democratic governor in a very conservative state, which he said put him in the strongest position to defeat Donald Trump. He pointed... → Read More

Live updates: Inslee Super PAC ad criticizes Democratic rivals as presidential debate nears

This may be the Washington governor's last shot at the massive platform and audience that these debates offer. The third round of debates in September will have more stringent requirements... → Read More

King County Ombuds says ethics investigation of Executive Dow Constantine is in ‘the public interest’

Constantine has strongly denied any wrongdoing and called on the Ombuds office to release its findings immediately. → Read More

It’s easy to figure out what to order at Cemitas Tepeaca 2 in Des Moines: the majestic namesake sandwiches

These sandwiches, cemitas, are the namesake of the restaurant. They are not dainty. They are not elegant. They are majestic — the circumference of a salad plate, the girth of a catcher's mitt. And utterly scrumptious. → Read More

Live updates: Debate finally turns to climate change, and Inslee gets the first question

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is one of 10 Democratic presidential candidates participating in the first debate of the primary season tonight in Miami. → Read More