Reminder: Puget Sound has a ton of nuclear weapons

The ad pierces your consciousness and catches you by surprise. Plastered on the side of King County Metro buses, it hurls you momentarily back in…

Meet Trump’s top donors in Washington

Donald Trump’s biggest financial supporter in Washington is a Tesla-driving, self-proclaimed leftist and feminist from the suburbs bordering Microsoft. And in a poetic turn, his…

How much money will it take to make King County arts better?

Gloria Plenkina, 14, is a student at Chinook Middle School in Bellevue. In her spare time, she’s a Russian gypsy. Plenkina, who moved with her…

Rebranding the Seattle waterfront

Sometime after 2020, Seattle will wake up to a spanking new waterfront. Assuming Bertha finishes her work, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is replaced with a…

With Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Battle of Seattle goes mainstream

The WTO anti-globalization demonstrations of 1999 — the so-called “Battle in Seattle” — have pretty much faded into history. Some have debated their lasting effect…

Washington GOP’s week of tumult with Trump

Tacoma Pastor Rick Fritz went to Cleveland as a Republican delegate, hoping he could embrace the party’s nominee. But after four days, and watching Donald…

Give City Council more power in neighborhoods

Mayor Ed Murray’s abrupt dismissal of the three-decades old district council system neatly encapsulates the dynamic neighborhood activists have complained of for generations: Seattle process…

After scandal, eyes on state auditors race

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley's legal troubles have brought notable primary election attention to a position that has historically operated out of the limelight. Kelley took a leave of absence to prepare for a…

Former Seattle Chief: Are police really ‘protecting and serving’?

"This is what people want from their police: They want their police to protect and serve." - Norm Stamper In a candid conversation, former Seattle…

Lt. Governor race gets bloody

The realist, the fighter, the outsider, and the really, really experienced one — that’s how you might think about the four top candidates in the race for…

How saving a little red fish led to an urban refuge

This story originally appeared in EarthFix/KCTS9. America has more than 560 wildlife refuges. Most of them are what you’d expect: remote, untrammeled places where humans…

Is there ancient treasure to be found on our coasts?

The Oregon coast is encrusted with vacationers this time of year, many of them beach combing for items ranging from Japanese fishing floats and tsunami…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Barbara Earl Thomas She’s been deemed both “genius” (by The Stranger) and “treasure.” I’d say she’s a force because the span and breadth and power…

Gov. Jay Inslee in national spotlight at DNC

This story originally appeared on OPB. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, warning that “we are the last generation” that can combat climate change, is featured in…

Data dive: Fake Twitter followers abound in local politics, media

Like so much about Twitter, the hordes of fake accounts on the service are strange and mostly pointless things to think about. But because I gravitate toward…

Oregon derailment was one of many for Union Pacific

This story originally appeared on OPB/EarthFix. After last month’s fiery oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge, federal regulators put the blame on Union…

Data dive: Fake Twitter followers abound in local politics, media

Like so much about Twitter, the hordes of fake accounts on the service are strange and mostly pointless things to think about. But because I gravitate toward…

Pro: We need a modern lands commissioner

Every four years, at the height of the presidential circus, voters scan a list of unfamiliar, down-ballot names and elect the chief environmental officer for…

Con: Timber does Washington good

During the time I worked at the state Department of Natural Resources, a meeting with members of the Washington Environmental Council stood out. They demanded…

Lt. Governor race gets bloody

The realist, the fighter, the outsider, and the really, really experienced one — that’s how you might think about the four top candidates in the race for…

Is there ancient treasure to be found on our coasts?

The Oregon coast is encrusted with vacationers this time of year, many of them beach combing for items ranging from Japanese fishing floats and tsunami…

Gov. Jay Inslee in national spotlight at DNC

This story originally appeared on OPB. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, warning that “we are the last generation” that can combat climate change, is featured in…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Barbara Earl Thomas She’s been deemed both “genius” (by The Stranger) and “treasure.” I’d say she’s a force because the span and breadth and power…

Meet Trump’s top donors in Washington

Donald Trump’s biggest financial supporter in Washington is a Tesla-driving, self-proclaimed leftist and feminist from the suburbs bordering Microsoft. And in a poetic turn, his…

Give City Council more power in neighborhoods

Mayor Ed Murray’s abrupt dismissal of the three-decades old district council system neatly encapsulates the dynamic neighborhood activists have complained of for generations: Seattle process…

After scandal, eyes on state auditors race

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley's legal troubles have brought notable primary election attention to a position that has historically operated out of the limelight. Kelley took a leave of absence to prepare for a…

How saving a little red fish led to an urban refuge

This story originally appeared in EarthFix/KCTS9. America has more than 560 wildlife refuges. Most of them are what you’d expect: remote, untrammeled places where humans…

Reminder: Puget Sound has a ton of nuclear weapons

The ad pierces your consciousness and catches you by surprise. Plastered on the side of King County Metro buses, it hurls you momentarily back in…

With Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Battle of Seattle goes mainstream

The WTO anti-globalization demonstrations of 1999 — the so-called “Battle in Seattle” — have pretty much faded into history. Some have debated their lasting effect…

Former Seattle Chief: Are police really ‘protecting and serving’?

"This is what people want from their police: They want their police to protect and serve." - Norm Stamper In a candid conversation, former Seattle…