Spotting Bigfoot in Washington: A few pointers

In Washington, there have been roughly 600 sightings of Bigfoot over the years, making our state the most likely place to run into the hairy humanoid.…

Seattle’s “most dangerous street” will see changes, Murray announces

They waved paper plates across their faces to combat the stifling heat, but the lack of A/C didn't stop more than 300 residents from gathering last night…

The demographics that may determine City Council primaries

The year was 2004. The nation was flooding theaters to see The Notebook. An obscure web site called TheFacebook.com was launching from a Massachusetts dorm…

How much of Seattle’s housing is affordable? No one knows for sure

Until last month, I managed a 20-unit apartment building in Lake City. A one bedroom rented for about $900 a month; a two-bedroom, $1,100. One…

Guest Opinion: ‘Second paycheck’ shouldn’t kill good jobs

As reported by Crosscut, a new wrinkle in the ongoing discussions about the Bellingham region’s future is the notion of a “second paycheck.” This is…

Must-see: The heroic fight against Japanese internment camps

I suspected I would like Jeanne Sakata’s play Hold These Truths at Seattle’s ACT Theatre. After all, I knew the story well, and Jeanne had…

In drought, conflict emerges between fish and man

Years ago, when a committee was putting together a groundwater management plan for Vashon Island, a consulting firm brought its groundwater expert to a public…

Murray concedes single-family fight

Mayor Ed Murray will no longer recommend adding more density to Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods. Instead, Murray said in a Wednesday news release, “We will refocus…

Lawsuit aims to halt Eyman initiative

Opponents of Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax ballot measure filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging that the initiative promoter’s new proposal is unconstitutional. If passed by Washington’s voters in…

A curated guide to this weekend’s biggest art fairs

As an independent artist in Seattle, I love going to art shows. I am guaranteed to like only about 10 percent of the art, but…

Guest Opinion: Fight black market poachers, and support I-1401

With each passing day, some of our planet’s most rare and iconic animal species are being pushed closer to the brink of extinction. Poachers, acting…

Governor promises to put a lid on greenhouse gas emissions

Gov. Jay Inslee plans to install a regulatory cap on carbon emissions using existing laws. On Tuesday, he ordered the Washington Department of Ecology Tuesday to…

Lawmaker takes a shot at top education job

State Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Olympia, said Thursday that he is running for Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. That makes him the second official candidate for…

The Weekend List: Two big art fairs and the poetic sculptures of Leo Saul Berk

* Events that are $15 or less Leo Saul Berk: Structure and Ornament * The Seattle artist pays homage to his childhood home through sculpture…

In Washington’s pot industry, pesticide use remains hazy

When the state of Washington began selling legal marijuana just over a year ago, advocates bathed in the glow of a market that could come…

Jean Godden’s City Council career in peril

Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden appeared unfazed as she dangled 184 votes away from the end of her political career. Godden placed third Tuesday evening…

Seattle City Council election results: Godden in trouble, other incumbents doing well

The field of 47 candidates for Seattle City Council was thinned Tuesday night with few surprises, save one: Sitting Councilmember Jean Godden is trailing badly…

The long day waiting on Seattle’s primary election returns

Candidates had busy days in the lead-up to election returns Tuesday evening. How Pamela Banks and Kshama Sawant are finishing out their campaigns Update 6:55 p.m. Things…

The many forms of rage beneath “Seattle nice”

The Seattle Times recently did a story saying “pedestrian rage is on the rise.” The sidewalks are crowded, the intersections are dangerous, Amazonians are walking…

Survivor City Council: Election will chop down a big field

The first district-based primary in more than 100 years could be something of a spectator sport. As of Monday night, only 16.5 percent of Seattle’s…

Are neighborhood ale houses losing their allure?

The front line of gentrification, as in most revolutions, is often the most dangerous spot. After a while, the avant-garde and new is no longer…

What will kickstart Northwest’s earthquake preparations?

A recent article in the New Yorker magazine about the Cascadia Earthquake threat received a great amount of attention in the popular press.  Multiple news…

How district elections will change governing

For the first time in a generation, voters are electing Seattle City Council members by district. Even though that’s the norm in most municipalities, it…

In Washington’s pot industry, pesticide use remains hazy

When the state of Washington began selling legal marijuana just over a year ago, advocates bathed in the glow of a market that could come…

Seattle’s “most dangerous street” will see changes, Murray announces

They waved paper plates across their faces to combat the stifling heat, but the lack of A/C didn't stop more than 300 residents from gathering last night…

A curated guide to this weekend’s biggest art fairs

As an independent artist in Seattle, I love going to art shows. I am guaranteed to like only about 10 percent of the art, but…

How much of Seattle’s housing is affordable? No one knows for sure

Until last month, I managed a 20-unit apartment building in Lake City. A one bedroom rented for about $900 a month; a two-bedroom, $1,100. One…

Spotting Bigfoot in Washington: A few pointers

In Washington, there have been roughly 600 sightings of Bigfoot over the years, making our state the most likely place to run into the hairy humanoid.…

The demographics that may determine City Council primaries

The year was 2004. The nation was flooding theaters to see The Notebook. An obscure web site called TheFacebook.com was launching from a Massachusetts dorm…

Lawmaker takes a shot at top education job

State Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Olympia, said Thursday that he is running for Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. That makes him the second official candidate for…