Dyer Oxley joined KUOW as a web editor in 2020, handling day-to-day upkeep of the station’s website while providing editorial oversight. He also helms KUOW’s Today So Far newsletter, an insightful daily roundup of what KUOW is reporting ... so far.
A newspaper reporter at heart, Dyer came to KUOW via various Seattle-area media — spanning talk radio, podcasts, and TV — where he covered the emerging opioid epidemic, Washington’s evolving transportation/traffic, and local government/politics. But his passion is reporting on pop culture (and what he calls the “geekonomy”) especially in the Northwest which he argues is one of the nerdiest places on the planet. You can count on him to keep up on the region’s many comic cons, science and entertainment news.
Location: Pacific Northwest
Languages: English, Limited Klingon and Vulcan
Get ready for 'peak dryness' across the NW: Today So Far
Peak dryness is coming to the Northwest much sooner than expected this year. Property values are going down around Seattle. A challenge to Washington's "assault weapon" ban gets an answer from the court. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for June 8, 2023.
Drugs, the law, and Seattle: Today So Far
The Seattle City Council voted against a new drug possession law, but does that means drugs are legal in the city? "Follow your passions" — really? This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for June 7, 2023.
How Seattle's churches are evolving: Today So Far
We're becoming less religious, and that poses a problem for our region's churches, especially if they own considerable property. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for June 6, 2023.
Washington state GOP chair Caleb Heimlich is stepping down
How Seattle plans to ditch disposable coffee cups: Today So Far
Would you take a free travel mug from your local coffee shop ... if you promised to return it? Also, KUOW has a new podcast to help catch you up on the day's news. And our region is experiencing the lowest tides of the year right now. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for June 5, 2023.
Did You Know? The Northwest's pinball culture is flipping hot
In honor of the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show coming up in Tacoma, here's a little pinball history from Seattle and beyond.
Let's get weird: Today So Far
TSF readers weigh in on the word "weird" and whether or not Seattle and the Northwest have retained their signature weirdness. Also, Seattle's schools have become less diverse in recent years. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for June 2, 2023.
State Sen. Mark Mullet enters race for Washington governor
Drama at Burien City Hall is about more than one city: Today So Far
Drama erupted at a Burien City Council meeting this week as tempers flared over a tense issue. But this happens at a lot of council meetings in a lot of cities. Stranger things are happening in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood. Amazon employees walk out in protest of the company's return-to-office policy. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for June 1, 2023.
Is Seattle still 'weird'? Today So Far
Is the Northwest weird? Is Portland weird (and should it be kept that way)? Is Seattle weird? Should we even be using the word "weird" so much? This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 31, 2023.