God is making a slight comeback in the Pacific Northwest, no longer the most church-averse region in the U.S. Meanwhile, Big-Tent Obama is playing footsie with the seculars.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
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The historic legacy of the original New Deal is endangered while we debate the the benefits of a new New Deal.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Oddly, both Sen. Ron Wyden and former Gov. John Kitzhaber could both be appointed to key roles, but chances are neither will get a call from Obama.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Seattle residents have teamed up with Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted Charles Manson, in a campaign to find a prosecutor to try President George W. Bush on murder charges for the deaths in Iraq of more than 4,000 U.S. soldiers.READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
Shrines of democracy, amid what looks like a refugee campREAD MORE COMMENT NOW
A last minute change in the rules for Oregon forests will be hard to undo, though the environmental lawsuits have already begun.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
In 2009, two Northwest states are honored with an endangered species: postage stamps.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
A Washington Post story indicates that after a major multi-decade, multi-billion-dollar effort, there's little or no progress in saving Chesapeake Bay.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The errors are not serious, though the Hillary Clinton conflicts with Bill's donors could make problems at State. These blips underscore how difficult it is to shift from campaigning smartly to governing well.READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
Some think the time is ripe to revive a New Deal program that put writers to work for the public good. Others say that's what bloggers are already doing.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
The state has only had three cabinet posts in its history, a distinct underperformance. But consider one forgotten success story involving former mayor Dorm BramanREAD MORE COMMENT NOW
Lacking top figures in the Obama administration from the region, area environmentalists are linking forest and salmon issues to a cause Obama understands better: climate change.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Another task Obama inherits is trying to bail out America's botched effort to have a pavilion at Shanghai's Expo 2010, the largest world's fair in history. There are reasons to hope that "yes, he can."READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
With Obama's new New Deal gaining momentum, let's remain skeptical of big projects that are touted as economic saviors. States like ours may be desperate, but a boondoggle is still a boondoggle.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
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FBI may outpace NSA on scope of digital snooping
Federal fusion centers could also fuel the spread of surveillance conducted by cities like Seattle even more rapidly.
Hanford a "dysfunctional mess"
Hanford is a mess, but it goes deeper than leaky tanks and behind-schedule vitrification.
Nuclear sludge and flammable gas
The DOE says there may be large bubbles of flammable gas in hanford sludge tanks. No one is excited.
DoE: Only 1 tank, not 6, leaking radioactive waste
In a reassurance that left us conflicted, the DoE released that only one of the suspect 6 tanks at Hanford is leaking radioactive waste into the ground. We're glad it's not 6, but 1 seems like 1 too many.
Sebelius takes blame for Healthcare.gov
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius publically took the blame this morning for the failures of Healthcare.gov. She pledged to fix the website, assure its security, and have it up and running by Nov. 30.
First Navy Supercarrier sold for scrap
The USS Forrestal, the Navy's first supercarrier, was sold for scrap to a Texas company for 1 cent.
Nuclear missile silos invite sleepiness
Two officers have been administratively punished for leaving blast doors open while asleep on their shift. The sleeping is acceptable, but leaving the blast door open while one or both slept? Not so much.
Got $32,400 for Obama?
President Obama will return to the Puget Sound region next month to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to the tune of $32,400 per couple.
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