Dyer Oxley, KUOW

Dyer Oxley


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Dyer:

Act fast: Macklemore spurs free concert on Seattle with less than a day's notice

Doors open for the show at 7 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. "Special guests" are expected. The free concert marks the debut of Macklemore's recently released album "BEN." In an interview with NPR, he describes the album as a return to his roots, having fun just making music and not being tied to any single genre or sound. Its title is based on his real name, Benjamin Haggerty. "Each… → Read More

Could ChatGPT write for KUOW?: Today So Far

How well can ChatGPT write, and how concerning should it be for teachers? How much recess time do you think school kids are getting these days? After a few generations of high schoolers being pushed into college, highly paid, skilled trades are experiencing a shortage. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for Valentine's Day, February 15, 2023. → Read More

Surge of federal funding targets 'alarming trend' on Washington state roads

Washington's roadways are the target of fresh federal funding, following a rise in unsafe driving and traffic fatalities in the state. → Read More

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles will not run for re-election in 2023, plans to retire

After seven years on the King County Council, and many more as a state lawmaker, Jeanne Kohl-Welles is retiring. → Read More

Leavenworth gets Prime screen time in 'Somebody I Used to Know'

The trailer for the film "Somebody I Used to Know" dropped early Thursday. Viewers from around Washington state may notice a familiar feature among the promotional footage — Leavenworth. Good times around the maypole, reindeer, giant pretzels and other Bavarian delights make a brief appearance in the rom-com trailer, also featuring Alison Brie ("Community," "GLOW"), Jay Ellis ("Top Gun:… → Read More

Another gun store fined for violating Washington's high-capacity magazine ban

A Lakewood gun shop will pay a $15,000 fine for violating Washington's ban on selling high-capacity magazines. → Read More

Former WSU coach Mike Leach has died

Former WSU football coach Mike Leach died Monday in Mississippi after reportedly suffering a heart attack. → Read More

What makes Seattle 'fun'?

Seattle is not very fun. At least, that's the case according to one recent analysis. Get ready, I'm going to gripe about another pop analysis that I found a bit amusing to think about. What makes a city "fun"? → Read More

What are you watching for the holidays?: Today So Far

The holiday season means there is plenty to watch, both on screen and on Seattle-area stages. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for December 6, 2022. → Read More

Season of goodwill and food banks: Today So Far

As we head into a season of giving, food insecurity is one issue we can address in the Seattle area. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for November 28, 2022. → Read More

Tiffany Smiley concedes to Patty Murray in race for Senate

Smiley made the announcement via Twitter, Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, a day after initial election results came in. → Read More

The smoking woman: Today So Far

What would you do if you woke up late at night, and someone was smoking next to your bed? This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for October 28, 2022. → Read More

This to expect when fall finally arrives in the NW: Today So Far

Fall rain is arriving later this week. That's good news for wildfire fighters and air quality, but it's concerning for health officials bracing themselves for a Covid and flu surge. There is also concern among food banks anticipating greater demand once pandemic orders phase out. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for October 18, 2022. → Read More

Seattle minimum wage will rise in 2023

The minimum wage in Seattle will go up in 2023, but how much depends on the employer. → Read More

Did you know?: You are probably spoiling your dog if you live in Washington

I'll tell you about today's "Did You Know" factoid in a second. But first, I have to spritz my dog Cosmo with a fur conditioner and give him a special Himalayan yak cheese chew as he lays on a dog bed shaped like an '80s tape cassette ... OK, where was I? Oh yeah, Washington state has the third most spoiled dogs in the USA. According to a Forbes survey of dog owners across the nation, our state… → Read More

Seattle police warn Kia drivers after TikTok trend prompts spike in thefts

The Seattle Police Department is sending a message to Kia owners: watch your cars closely and get extra anti-theft protection. A TikTok trend is being blamed for a recent rise in Kia thefts. The TikTok videos provide instructions for how to break into a Kia and start it using a unique hack — a USB charging cable. SPD says a recent rise in Kia thefts across the city may be inspired by online… → Read More

What's in a name? (maybe some uncomfortable history): Today So Far

The Seattle Audubon Society is dropping "Audubon" from its name. Kirkland police have taken in 151 guns in exchange for more than $18,000 in gift cards this summer. Overall crime in Washington is down ... but violent crime is up. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for July 22, 2022. → Read More

New Covid vaccine, tested at UW, en route for approval

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of a Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for adults 18 and older. The vaccine was tested at the University of Washington School of Medicine for emergency use. The vaccine is protein based and could soon be available to the American public, if the CDC gives the final thumbs up. “It's a vaccine that is more like traditional vaccines for hepatitis B or… → Read More

15 Washington counties have high Covid levels

A total of 15 counties in Washington state are experiencing high Covid community levels. According to the CDC, six of those are in Western Washington, including: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Lewis, Pierce, and Thurston counties. The remaining nine counties in Eastern Washington include: Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Spokane, Ferry, Lincoln, Walla Walla, Columbia, and Asotin. Community Covid levels… → Read More

Why there's room for Seattle rents to rise further: Today So Far

As the Seattle-area housing market cools, it's putting pressure on the rental market. Western Washington is trying out safe lots, one more time, in an effort to address hometry at starting safe lots Washington's new gun regulations This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for June 30, 2022. → Read More