In Obama’s farewell, a hint of something new

The first artifact of the new year, then, will be a tweet by the outgoing President. It is a medium uncharacteristic of Barack Obama but…

Stories from the Pacific’s drowning islands

In conversation with the novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Nigerian-American writer and photographer Teju Cole writes of transatlantic identity: ...Nigeria haunts me in terms of being a…

6 questions to ponder while you vote on Sound Transit 3

Over the past month, I’ve spent a lot of time in transit. I’ve also spent a lot of time on transit. When a journalist who doesn’t own…

$50 billion for ST3: Too big a bet on an uncertain future?

This is the fourth in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3. Read part 1 here. By any measure, Sound Transit 3 is a megaproject. A…

The $54 billion question: Can we afford Sound Transit 3?

This is the third in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3. Read part 1 here. If you’re Washington’s King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, for…

Puget Sound’s $50-billion transit proposal, demystified

This is the second in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3. Read part 1 here. In the Central Puget Sound, a monster is lumbering…

Puget Sound’s transportation future is on the line — and the ballot

In October of an election year, perhaps the least likely sentence one would expect to hear from a representative of an agency staking its future…

Carbon tax initiative looks like a nail-biter

In December, Yoram Bauman had a crisis of confidence. The economist and stand-up comedian, having led a successful effort to collect more than 350,000 signatures…