Will Washington state stop neglecting its own history and heritage?

Back when the recession hit and the budget watering holes in Olympia began to dry up, heritage advocates experienced some dark days. During the Christine…

How Seattle can deal with the Ellen Pao setback

Ellen Pao has lost her gender discrimination lawsuit against venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins. Only time will tell if she and other professional women will…

Seattle activists raft up to protest Shell oil rigs

The fleet of kayaks moves deliberately through the waters on Seattle's Elliot Bay. Gliding past ferries, freighters and oversized seals camped out on buoys, the…

The boys behind the budget doors

As the Legislature gets down to the business of writing a budget for the next two years, most of the work is being done by…

Familiar names apply for Sally Clark’s council seat

The applications for Sally Clark’s vacant Seattle City Council seat are in, all 44 of them. And there are some recognizable names: former council members Jan…

Seattle’s name: Ripe for a change that you can make.

A little more than a year ago, in my monthly column for Seattle magazine, I put forward the idea that Seattle needs a new nickname. We’ve been…

Why force works better than persuasion when it comes to doing the right thing

On January 1, the garbage cops started patrolling Seattle for banana peels and pizza boxes along with cans, bottles and grass clippings. That was the…

Cook This: A salad for spring in Seattle

Last June, after almost five years, I left my post as Canlis' office manager/media and public relations coordinator for the world of corporate PR. I'd…

Steinbrueck wanted to ‘make a statement’ with withdrawal from council contention

Former Councilmember and mayoral candidate Peter Steinbrueck withdrew his application to finish out Councilmember Sally Clark's term Thursday. As a former council president and chair…

Having fun yet? Legislature’s endgame is just beginning

The Washington Legislature is just entering the endgame for its 2015 session. That's the behind-the-scenes budget negotiations on operating the state in 2015-2017. As we…

How much is that songbird at the feeder? Finch financials in Seattle v. Berlin

How much are songbirds worth? The question recalls that "Priceless" punchline from the Mastercard commercials and a poem by e.e. cummings: “I’d rather learn from…

Premera cyberattack: How an ancient state law makes our data vulnerable

Odds are good you got one of these letters from Premera Blue Cross, too. The Mountlake Terrace-based health insurer sent them out to 6 million…

6 surprises from the Troy Kelley indictment

State Auditor Troy Kelley’s indictment paints a picture of someone who could be a bit of a criminal mastermind. Kelley has pleaded innocent and expressed…

Troy Kelley declares innocence, slips away

Consulting a paper in his hand, embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley on Thursday declared his innocence of federal charges at a press conference in a…

The Weekend List: Allen Stone croons around town. Swan Lake at PNB. Reptar does the Tractor. Seattle architecture explained.

* Denotes events that are $15 or less Allen Stone: Evolution of an Artist There’s something unique about singers that grew up in church. Aretha…

What a way to go. Woodland Park packs off its elephants.

On Wednesday, without announcement or ado, the Woodland Park Zoo packed Bamboo and Chai, its two remaining elephants, off to the Oklahoma City Zoo. There…

6 surprises from the Troy Kelley indictment

State Auditor Troy Kelley’s indictment paints a picture of someone who could be a bit of a criminal mastermind. Kelley has pleaded innocent and expressed…

The many faces of Seattle Superhero Celene Queeno Ramadan

Welcome to City Superheroes, the second installment of a regular column that highlights the powerful figures walking among us with the help of a (usually…

Guest Opinion: State Legislature must step up on cancer research

Just down the road in Portland, $200 million in taxpayer’s money will expand the state’s cancer institute and help support a massive $1 billion public-private…

Premera cyberattack: How an ancient state law makes our data vulnerable

Odds are good you got one of these letters from Premera Blue Cross, too. The Mountlake Terrace-based health insurer sent them out to 6 million…

Troy Kelley declares innocence, slips away

Consulting a paper in his hand, embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley on Thursday declared his innocence of federal charges at a press conference in a…

Steinbrueck wanted to ‘make a statement’ with withdrawal from council contention

Former Councilmember and mayoral candidate Peter Steinbrueck withdrew his application to finish out Councilmember Sally Clark's term Thursday. As a former council president and chair…

State auditor pleads innocent, takes leave

A federal grand jury has indicted embattled Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley on 10 charges, including stealing large sums of money while running a business, lying…

The boys behind the budget doors

As the Legislature gets down to the business of writing a budget for the next two years, most of the work is being done by…

Surprise applicant Howard Wright talks about City Council

Howard S. Wright III, whose family developed the Space Needle, has applied to fill Sally Clark’s vacant council seat until next fall. He is known…

Having fun yet? Legislature’s endgame is just beginning

The Washington Legislature is just entering the endgame for its 2015 session. That's the behind-the-scenes budget negotiations on operating the state in 2015-2017. As we…

Legislators focus on dealing with school funding obligations

Two school levy reform proposals hit Olympia on Wednesday, bringing the total up to three such measures this week. School levy reform is a major…

Seattle activists raft up to protest Shell oil rigs

The fleet of kayaks moves deliberately through the waters on Seattle's Elliot Bay. Gliding past ferries, freighters and oversized seals camped out on buoys, the…