David Gutman, The Seattle Times

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Charleston, WV, United States

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Past articles by David:

UW professor says you’ll succeed even if you buy the wrong gifts

Gift giving has long-term positive effects -- making economies more dynamic and societies more trusting -- that outweigh the cash wasted on a sweater no one wanted. → Read More

In WA, incumbent members of Congress almost never lose. Will 2022 be different?

As campaigns enter the final stretch, voters will help determine the nation's path on health care, economic stability, reproductive rights and public safety. → Read More

West Seattle Bridge reopens after crash

All westbound lanes of the West Seattle Bridge were briefly blocked Saturday morning at the Harbor Island exit after a crash involving a King County Metro bus, the Seattle Department of Transportation said. The crash happened shortly before 9 a.m.... → Read More

Patty Murray still leads but Tiffany Smiley closes gap in new WA Poll

Washington's U.S. Senate race may be the closest one in 12 years, according to the results of a new statewide poll. → Read More

Investors, 80 ex-staffers demand new leadership at Seattle’s Forterra

Complaints are piling up about the Seattle-based land conservancy Forterra NW, a nonprofit that has expanded its mission and grown rapidly in recent years. → Read More

Snoqualmie Tribe says Forterra misled it, feds in $20M grant application

The tribe is accusing the Seattle nonprofit of touting timber harvesting plans the tribe never agreed to and unrealistic outcomes for a $500 million project. → Read More

Three boats catch fire at Lake Washington marina

The fire, near the Rainier Yacht Club on Seward Park Avenue South in Seattle, also involved an overhead structure at the marina. → Read More

Man shot in South Seattle, continuing weekend of shootings

This makes the 11th shooting in the Seattle area this weekend. → Read More

Woman killed by light rail at Mount Baker Station

Light rail service at three stations in South Seattle was halted after the fatal incident. → Read More

WA Poll shows Patty Murray up big over Tiffany Smiley

Sen. Patty Murray's 18-point lead is the biggest so far in her Senate race against Republican Tiffany Smiley. → Read More

Wiring, cables twice cut and stolen under Magnolia Bridge, bringing internet, phone outages

Copper wiring and fiber-optic cables were cut and stolen, and efforts to restore service continued Saturday evening. → Read More

No single cause for 2021’s surge in gunfire in Seattle. Grief, lack of answers plague families of victims

While 2021 saw fewer homicides in Seattle than the previous year, the city saw more gun violence than in any year in at least a decade — more people killed by guns, more people hurt by guns and more shots... → Read More

Boeing keeps giving big money to lawmakers who voted to overturn the election after Amazon, Microsoft stopped

In 2021, after a hiatus on political giving, Boeing donated $190,000 to 61 members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, according to federal campaign finance data. → Read More

Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen dies after battle with COVID

Ericksen said last month that he tested positive for the coronavirus, although his cause of death was not immediately confirmed on Saturday. → Read More

Kshama Sawant recall election is a high-stakes moment for Seattle

Only residents of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant's district are deciding whether she should be recalled, but the Dec. 7 vote could ripple through the entire city's political scene. Here's what's at stake. → Read More

Amendments to King County charter look to easily pass

Amendments to the King County charter appeared headed toward easy passage Tuesday. → Read More

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

Recall effort against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant can move forward, state’s highest court rules

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a socialist representing Capitol Hill and the Central District, was elected in 2013 and reelected in 2015 and 2019. Normally, she would not face reelection again until 2023. → 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