Casey Martin is a general assignment reporter who has covered everything from political protests to electric scooters. He is almost always out in the field where the news happens. Casey has reported on extremism, houselessness, politics and Seattle’s nightlife.
He got his start in radio at KBCS Community Radio in Bellevue and is a proud graduate of the Transom Traveling Workshop on Catalina Island.
Rail workers call for safety improvements in Washington state
Democratic Washington Senator Maria Cantwell said this week that lawmakers need to pass new safety rules to help prevent train derailments and prepare communities in case of railway emergencies. The legislation would also increase penalties for companies that violate federal rail safety statutes.
Bellevue struggles to open safe parking lot for people living in cars
The City of Bellevue wants to open a parking lot for people experiencing homelessness who live in vehicles. The city has the land and the funding, but can’t find a service provider to run the site.
Bellevue's safe parking challenges highlight its homelessness crisis
Seattle-area weather is hot, but the water is still dangerously cold
Extreme heat is in the forecast for the Seattle-area this weekend and early next week. Tempting as it might be to go jump in the lake, local health officials warn that the water isn’t safe yet for swimming
Seattle weather heats up this week with temps reaching the 80s
This week daytime temperatures are expected to climb into the 80s, maybe even the 90s by next Monday. Meteorologists say the heat could set new records for early May.
Mayor Harrell targets Seattle’s fentanyl crisis response in new executive order
The two-pronged approach addresses law enforcement and addiction treatment.
South Seattle activist remembered for opposing gun violence, speaking out
Elijah Lewis was a young community activist known for his work in the Central District and South Seattle. Lewis's family says he was shot and killed Saturday while driving in Capitol Hill with his nephew.
27 indicted in prison drug ring with ties to white supremacy
This week a federal grand jury in Tacoma indicted 24 people, most from Washington state, accused of trafficking drugs and weapons in multiple states. Federal authorities say many members of the drug ring have ties to a white supremacist prison gang.
Large tent encampment cleared from South Park following reports of violence
The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday began clearing a large tent encampment in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood that used to be home to at least 33 people. The Seattle Police Department says in the weeks leading up to this clearing, the camp has become dangerous and there have been multiple homicides at the location.
Seattle could get 2 new off-leash dog parks
Seattle’s Parks and Recreation Department said this week it wants to add a couple of new off-leash dog areas to some city parks. The first step in the multiyear process will be studying 30 potential locations around Seattle.