Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times

Jim Brunner

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

Washington’s COVID vaccine mandates ordered by Gov. Jay Inslee are among the strictest in the nation

Unlike most states that have imposed mandates, affected workers will not have the option of undergoing regular testing instead of shots. → 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

Washington begins coronavirus vaccinations for high-risk prisoners and staff

High-risk prisoners and prison workers began to receive initial doses of a vaccine this week. No general-population prisoners are getting the vaccine, according to the state Department of Corrections. → Read More

Gov. Inslee extends COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, restaurants, gyms to Jan. 4

Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered a three-week extension of sweeping COVID-19 restrictions, continuing the shutdown of indoor dining, gyms and limits on indoor gatherings beyond Christmas and New Year's Eve. → Read More

Jay Inslee defeats Loren Culp for governor in Washington state election results

Gov. Jay Inslee leading opponent Loren Culp in race for governor. → Read More

Washington turnout reaches nearly 73%; voting open until 8 p.m.

Early turnout continues to surge in Washington state, and voters have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to return ballots. → Read More

Washington tribes find new energy to vote in 2020 election, pour campaign cash into races

Some tribal leaders worry four more years of President Trump could erode treaty rights and environmental regulations. "This election means so much for us right now," said Rodney Cawston, of... → Read More

Loren Culp on the issues

Where Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp stands on some key issues. → Read More

Whale reportedly hit by Washington State ferry near Mukilteo

A humpback whale may have been struck by a Washington State Ferries vessel near Mukilteo on Monday. → Read More

Fox News runs digitally altered images in coverage of Seattle’s protests, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Fox News published digitally altered and misleading photos on stories about Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in what photojournalism experts called a clear violation of ethical standards for news organizations. As part of a package of stories Friday about the zone, where demonstrators have taken over several city blocks on Capitol Hill after Seattle police abandoned the East… → Read More

More than 100 Washington state parks will reopen Tuesday. Here is the list

Good news amid the coronavirus gloom: More than 100 Washington state parks will reopen for day use on Tuesday. → Read More

Tim Eyman, Clint Didier and small-business owners sue Gov. Jay Inslee over coronavirus stay-home order, calling it ‘tyranny’

The federal lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, says that Gov. Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order to fight the spread of the coronavirus is tyrannical and unconstitutional. Plaintiffs want businesses and schools to reopen. → Read More

Inslee orders Washingtonians to stay at home to slow spread of coronavirus

Watch live here: Islee to address spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Joe Biden maintains lead over Bernie Sanders in Friday ballot counts in Washington primary

Joe Biden maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders in new vote tallies Friday in Washington's presidential primary. → Read More

What you need to know about Washington state’s March 10 presidential primary

Washington's March 10 presidential primary: what you need to know and live updates. → Read More

Partisan oaths, 13 Democrats and Donald Trump: a guide to Washington’s presidential primary ballot

The presidential primary holds new significance this year — especially for Democrats, who are using its results to pick a favored candidate in the race to see who will take on President Donald Trump in November. → Read More

‘I misspoke’: Rep. Adam Smith of Bellevue backtracks after split with Nancy Pelosi on impeachment strategy

Rep. Adam Smith briefly broke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over a delay in sending articles of impeachment to the Senate. But within hours, he publicly fell back in line, saying he "misspoke." → Read More

Washington Rep. Matt Shea engaged in domestic terrorism against U.S., says state House report

The report found the Spokane Valley Republican is associated with several armed militias and uses his prominence in the Patriot Movement to dispatch militia members to conflicts with government officials. The House Republican minority leader said Shea is now suspended from... → Read More

Can you tell which face is real? UW and WSU plan to fight digital ‘deepfakes’

New research is intended to help everyone vulnerable to being fooled by online manipulation — whether it's schoolkids unsure about which news sites are trustworthy or baby boomers uncritically sharing fraudulent news stories on Facebook. → Read More

Live: On Election Day in Washington, voters tell us who they voted for — and why

Seattle and Bellevue City Council races; car-tab fees; and the fate of affirmative action in Washington state will be decided in the election that ends today. → Read More