Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times

Daniel Beekman

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Daniel:

Is your part of Seattle a ‘15-minute’ neighborhood? Check out this map

Research scientist Nat Henry was curious about the walkability of Seattle neighborhoods. So he made an interactive map. → Read More

Inspired to help, Seattle Times readers donate millions to Fund for Those in Need

The annual holiday campaign received more than 4,400 contributions, from $1 to $50,000. → Read More

“I’ve never seen it this bad”: USPS staffing woes hit Seattle area

Staffing challenges are slamming Puget Sound post offices as packages pile up, mail carriers work exhausting hours and customers wait for critical deliveries. → Read More

Power outage affects about 8,000 customers in South Seattle

A Seattle City Light outage left about 8,000 customers in South Seattle without power Sunday morning. As of 10:37 a.m., City Light was investigating the cause of the outage, according to a message the utility posted on Twitter. City Light's... → Read More

Where to find a WA ballot drop box to vote in the midterm election

There are more than 100 drop boxes in the Puget Sound region where you can return your ballot for the Nov. 8 election. → 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

Seattle City Council moves toward outlawing gas-powered leaf blowers

The Seattle City Council took a step Friday toward … BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR → Read More

Man found fatally shot in downtown Renton, police say

Police responded early Saturday to 911 calls about a shooting in the 200 block of Williams Avenue South. → Read More

Housing boom around University Village: Will it be a real Seattle neighborhood?

More than 2,300 apartments are newly completed, under construction or planned around U Village. → Read More

Seattle isn’t going to build a new community center at Green Lake, after all, Parks Department says

The Parks Department says $120 million is too much to spend all in one place, given needs across the city. Instead, the department hopes to put as much as $50 million into renovating the current structures. → Read More

Eight years after deadly landslide near Darrington, new industry could change timber town

Backed by the Seattle-based nonprofit Forterra, the Darrington Wood Innovation Center is supposed to invigorate a Snohomish County mountain community. → Read More

1 killed on I-5 in Mountlake Terrace after car hits mattress, then is struck by semitruck

A motorist lost control after hitting a mattress that had fallen onto the freeway and swerved into the path of a semitruck. → Read More

Phone was manually set to delete former Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s texts, forensic analysis indicates

A new report found the former mayor's texts were apparently set in July 2020 to delete after 30 says, and that the former police chief's texts were "periodically deleted." → Read More

Seattle council questions watchdog about police lies, investigation into faked radio chatter

Seattle officials are facing questions about police dishonesty and a 2020 incident involving fake radio chatter about Proud Boys roaming the city during protests that summer. → Read More

Snow means delayed flights, freeway collisions and canceled ferries for Seattle-area travelers

Snowy conditions complicated travel by land, air and sea in the Seattle area Sunday. → 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

Maps from Seattle elections that made Bruce Harrell mayor show where races were won and lost

Voting patterns in Seattle's Nov. 2 elections followed familiar political-geographic lines in certain races as Bruce Harrell, Ann Davison, Teresa Mosqueda and Sara Nelson won their races. → Read More

Seattle mayoral matchmaker

Wondering which Seattle mayoral candidate shares your views? Take this quiz, which summarizes where Bruce Harrell and M. Lorena González stand on some key issues ahead of the Nov. 2 election. → Read More

Ad barrage focuses on homeless encampments, donors in Seattle mayoral race

As ballots are mailed to Seattle voters ahead of next month's election, big-spending supporters of candidates Bruce Harrell and M. Lorena González are trading attack ads in the race for mayor. → Read More