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David Hyde


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by David:

Period tracking apps would have to adhere to new Washington state health privacy laws if this bill passes

Health information people provide to period tracking apps and other health sites are not protected by federal privacy laws like HIPAA. → Read More

Will Trump’s impeachment revenge campaign backfire in Washington State?

In a normal election year, Democrats wouldn’t stand a chance. But Democrats hope this isn't a normal year. → Read More

New Pot Tax Proposal on Seattle City Council's Radar: Leaked Document

Seattle's city council's considering a new tax on pot sales. A proposal obtained by KUOW is circulating behind closed doors. Advocates say it would help address racial inequities in the industry. But pot business owners are raising questions about how the money will be spent. → Read More

Rudy Giuliani to be keynote speaker at King County GOP fundraiser

President Trump's former lawyer Rudy Giuliani will be the keynote speaker at a King County Republican Party fundraiser event in March. → Read More

Too verbose? Seattle Council approves 10 minute speech rule

You could call it the blowhard rule. This week, the Seattle City Council banned its members from droning on too long. → Read More

Sawant Recall Election in Seattle is about more than those 3 charges

The November elections are over, but there’s still a political battle brewing in one district, where the only socialist Seattle City Council member, Kshama Sawant, is the target of a December 7 Recall Election. Technically it’s a contest over three formal charges that Sawant broke the law, but for many voters in District 3, which includes Capitol Hill and the Central Area, it’s a referendum on… → Read More

Despite missing deadline, commission did draw a map for Washington's congressional districts

Paul Graves, a redistricting commissioner, is a former Republican state representative from Fall City. He hopes the Supreme Court will use the maps the commission came up with. "We worked very, very hard, and ultimately late in the night reached a framework that we all voted for," he said. Graves said he believes there are ways to avoid the deadline problem in future by setting the deadline five… → Read More

New voting maps to be drawn by state Supreme Court, after historic fail by commission

Washington was supposed to know by Tuesday, Nov. 16 what the state’s new political maps would look like. But the state's bipartisan redistricting commission has missed its deadline. The task now goes to the Washington State Supreme Court. → Read More

How did your neighbors vote in the 2021 Seattle mayoral race?

Bruce Harrell is now Seattle's mayor-elect. Where in the city did he draw votes? Seattle-based political consultant Ben Anderstone created the above map of election night results. → Read More

Candidates peddling conspiracy theories lose races in western Washington

Up in Snohomish County, candidate Anita Shad ran for a seat on a Public Hospital Commission with an innocuous voter's guide statement that emphasized her experience working with diverse communities in fields including Education and Medicine. It left out her record of spreading medical misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. → Read More

González concedes. Bruce Harrell will be Seattle's next mayor

Thursday night, two days after initial results came in for the November 2 election, the gap between L After the latest round of ballot counts, Lorena González announced that she is conceding from the race for Seattle mayor and had called Harrell to congratulate him. → Read More

Candidate for Renton public hospital commission spreads medical misinformation

A candidate who spreads medical misinformation online is running to serve on a Public Hospital Commission in Renton. → Read More

Seattle mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez will stop running political ad after backlash

More than 190 Asian-American leaders and residents signed on to a letter demanding the removal of a political ad against Seattle mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell, which was paid for by Lorena Gonzalez’s campaign, who he is running against. The open letter said the ad invoked racial bias and stereotypes. Harrell called the ad "wrong" and said it politicized "victims of sexual violence." Gonzalez… → Read More

In wake of legal defeat, Eyman joins national GOP push for voting 'integrity' laws

Earlier this year, Washington state ballot initiative king Tim Eyman was found guilty of “numerous and particularly egregious” violations of state campaign finance law and fined millions of dollars. Now he is taking his expertise on the road to help pass what he and other Republican supporters call voting “integrity” laws in 7 other states. → Read More

Seattle clearly has an election next week. 'It’s much less clear exactly what people want the city to do about it'

It’s showtime for the 2021 primary election. Most people will vote this weekend or at least by Monday. Be sure to get those ballots ready and have them postmarked by 8 p.m. Tuesday. → Read More

As candidates court voters with campaign ads, PAC cash flows into Seattle's mayoral race

“Tonight,” the scary movie trailer narrator reads under ominous piano music, “thousands of people will sleep outside in our parks, on our streets. Lorena Gonzalez and Bruce Harrell let this happen.” Some Seattle mayoral campaigns are spending $25,000 to $30,000 per week now on TV ads like that one, which was put out by homeless advocate Colleen Echohawk’s campaign. → Read More

KUOW asks: What is your top issue for Seattle's mayoral candidates?

Seattleites are voting for a new mayor this year. We're asking all the 2021 primary candidates how they would address a range of issues facing the city. And we are going further and putting those same questions to our KUOW audience. This week is a little different. Everybody has an issue that they focus on more than others. What's yours? → Read More

The one issue each Seattle mayoral candidate is passionate about

KUOW has asked each candidate running for Seattle mayor in 2021 seven questions addressing key issues facing the city and what they would do about it. This week: the issue each candidate is passionate about. → Read More

Twitter spats and smack talk — another week in Seattle politics

Downtown Seattle is front and center in the mayor’s race this week. And two frontrunners landed themselves in hot water this week. → Read More

Twitter spats and smack talk — another week in Seattle politics

Downtown Seattle is front and center in the mayor’s race this week. And two frontrunners landed themselves in hot water this week. → Read More