David’s people-focused politics coverage tracks local and national races. At KUOW, David has also reported for our Hearken Team answering listener questions,and covered a variety of other topics ranging from vaccine hesitancy to climate change.
Previously David worked as talk show producer and also frequently hosted interviews and live call-in segments. David's education includes a PhD ABD in U.S. History from Rutgers University and a BA in History from Reed College.
Professional Affiliations: Society of Professional Journalists
Seattle City Council rejects measure to let city attorney prosecute drug cases
Seattle City Council rejects measure to let city attorney prosecute drug cases WA's new drug law makes public drug use a gross misdemeanor
Are Seattle's democracy vouchers working? The results so far are mixed
Dozens of people are running for Seattle City Council this year, 45 to be exact. And they’re vying for just seven council seats. But, when you look at the last comparable election, the candidate field isn’t as crowded as you might think. There are about 18% fewer candidates than 2019, which is the last time we had seven council seats on the ballot in Seattle.
Seattle, King County candidates have until Friday to make it official
Head of King County Regional Homelessness Authority steps down
The backlash over Seattle's plan to reward drug users for staying clean
Darryl Lee shifts in his seat and stares down at his lap as he unearths some distant memories of childhood. This isn’t nostalgia. His dad was a “chronic alcoholic,” and “abusive.” To escape, his mom moved the family to Seattle from Dallas. Eventually, Lee fell in with the wrong crowd, he said. “I got addicted to drugs and started going to jail and started being a criminal, and it just snowballed after that,” he said.
Washington Republicans believe governor's race is winnable
Washington State Republicans have a problem. They hope to replace Governor Jay Inslee now that he’s bowing out. But their party hasn't won a gubernatorial race here since 1980.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson takes step toward gubernatorial campaign
What will Jay Inslee's legacy be after 12 years as governor?
KUOW Politics reporter David Hyde joins Soundside host Libby Denkmann to talk about Governor Inslee's announcement that he will NOT be seeking a 4th term.
Seattle leaders propose ban on public drug use, but others oppose the idea
Washington state currently has a misdemeanor law against possessing drugs like fentanyl or heroin, but it's a temporary law that expires July 1. The state Legislature failed to act to replace it during the session that ended last week.
Gun rights groups sue to stop WA ban on semi-automatic rifle sales
Gun rights organizations are suing to stop a brand-new ban on the sale of AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles from going into effect. The ban became official Tuesday after Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed it into law. Part of the goal is to prevent mass shootings.