Gracie Todd is an investigative reporter at KUOW and is part of the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Roy W. Howard Fellowship program.
Before joining KUOW, Gracie earned her master’s in journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College. While working in the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, she contributed to a five-part investigation on the impact of saltwater intrusion throughout the United States. She was also the lead writer on the Center’s investigation of the government’s failure during the pandemic to protect essential workers at Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer. She covered campaign finance and police surveillance for the Capital News Service Washington Bureau.
She is from Eugene, Oregon, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Cornell University, where she wrote sports for the Cornell Daily Sun, ran track and field and captained the cross country team.
Hundreds more people died in Washington state during the last heat wave than previously reported, new analysis reveals.
Seattle's "Democracy Voucher" program is being touted as a national model for campaign financing in articles and books, and even in Congress this year, where a version made its way into the Democrat's giant voting reform bill HR 1. But the results in this year’s August mayoral primary – which is the first time vouchers have ever been used in a Seattle mayor’s race-- were mixed.
“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.
Washingtonians got to enjoy some new freedoms over the Fourth of July holiday.