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
Stranger Things experience turns Seattle upside down
"Stranger Things: The Experience" is Netflix's in-person, immersive event for fans of its popular show set up through the summer in a SoDo warehouse.
A fresh effort for an old idea to split up the Northwest: Today So Far
The Greater Idaho movement has garnered a lot of headlines in recent months. It's a fresh effort based on a very old argument, and it faces a lot of challenges. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 26, 2023.
Small business factor in the Seattle City Council race: Today So Far
There are 45 people running for Seattle City Council. One initial takeaway: There's a handful of candidates from corners of business. The Forward Party welcomes Nirvana's Krist Novoselic to its board. Also, Chris Vance leaves the emerging third party. Seattle considers new rules for delivery app companies. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 25, 2023.
Vance out, Novoselic in: Forward Party gets Washington state switch up
Looking for mushrooms in all the right places: Today So Far
Could magic mushrooms also be magic therapy? Spring is prime mushroom foraging season in the Pacific Northwest. Here are a few tips. Bellevue has a safe lot for people living in vehicles, but no one is stepping up to run it. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 24, 2023.
Balancing downtown Seattle and the future of remote work: Today So Far
Seattle is at a crossroads. Can it balance helping downtown's struggling businesses with a future of remote work? There's that word again — "gubernatorial." This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 23, 2023.
Why some folks in Kent are celebrating: Today So Far
Why Seattle is watching its wallet: Today So Far
The city of Seattle will have a balanced budget this year. Maybe next year, too. After that ... well, we'll see. Seattle School Board believes it has a solution to next year's budget woes, but it's more of a patch. PCC just announced to its members that it won't be distributing dividends this year. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 19, 2023.
NASA contract has Kent's Blue Origin feeling over the moon, and on it
What are we going to do about AI? Today So Far
There's a lot of talk around artificial intelligence these days, from DC to the office. Former finance director pleads guilty to embezzling millions from Seattle nonprofits. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 18, 2023.