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Washington dawdles as megaquake looms

Back in the summer of 2015, an article on “The Really Big One” in the New Yorker had just captured national and Northwest attention with its…

The real lessons from the Fizzle in the Drizzle

The series of weather events that were threatening Western Washington are now in our rear view mirror. While it was windy and several inches of…

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…

Living with risk: Yes, but don’t you love the view?

The average person doesn’t necessarily think about risk on a daily basis, which makes most people novices when it comes to understanding and calculating risk.…

Trust requires more than government telling the truth

A great deal has been written about the need for transparency in government. This call for transparency has come from the lack of it being…