Tight budgets force cuts to King County Public Health

The scene last Friday at the Auburn Public Health Center wasn’t especially dramatic.  Just a handful of people, mostly public health workers, waving signs and wearing…

What’s softball got to do with helping homeless youth?

It would be easy to pooh-pooh the United Way All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth that took place at Safeco Field on Saturday afternoon. After…

Scandinavian birchboard: Bad art or ironically insightful?

These days, the Nordic Heritage Museum is full of bad art. All over the walls, from floor to ceiling. There are a total of 1,000…

Seattle Pacific University: An emerging community role

The author is a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific University. Zen question: If a university president retires and a new one comes in, and no one…

Midday Scan: Tim Eyman’s oil-fueled initiatives of the people

Tim Eyman is a complex man, to say the least (to say more, he is utterly confusing). A man of the people, pushing initiatives funded…

Geothermal the next big alt-energy? One company thinks so

The Seattle-based company AltaRock Energy, along with Oregon company Davenport Newberry, is embarking on a project that is a longstanding dream of sci-fi nerds everywhere:…

Midday Scan: Coping in Afghanistan, death in Pioneer Square

It can be easy to be cynical about a war which we know nothing about, and which seems to drag on forever. But The News Tribune has been…

Midday Scan: Tacoma’s more cynical approach to the world’s fair

Will one of the three superintendent finalists bring the composure and stability Seattle so desperately craves? Maybe. As Seattle Times education reporter Brian Rosenthal writes (with help…

Seattle Weekender: Apocalyptic beer, environmental beer, and Earth Day running

Walter Dean Myers Did you know there is a National Ambassador for Young People's Literature? Well, it's true. And his name is Walter Dean Myers,…

Midday Scan: Reading 50-year-old time capsule for good news? We didn’t get nuked

The ghosts of City Council past are speaking to us. Or, at least, they wrote us a letter, which was recently unveiled in a time capsule…

Midday Scan: McGinn stadium kerfluffle, Pulitzer upsets and congrats, the Space Needle goes gold

First, congratulations is in order. Bravo to Seattle Times reporters Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong, who were awarded the 2012 Pulitzer in investigative reporting…

Midday Scan: Is Amazon’s BFF the U.S. Department of Justice?

When William Shakespeare wrote Sonnet XXXV, he probably didn't predict how well his verse may have translated into describing the current view of Amazon.com in a…
1 3