Ellis E. Conklin

The Solution to Seattle’s Homeless Problem Is Painfully Obvious

More than 15 years ago, Seattle began experimenting with Housing First and then stopped. Why?

 

Little Saigon is in decline and has been for some time. Fewer

Little Saigon is in decline and has been for some time. Fewer than 300 people live here, but then this small, tightly framed district has… Continue reading

 

Karluk Manor caters to the desperate and downtrodden on the periphery of

Karluk Manor caters to the desperate and downtrodden on the periphery of downtown Anchorage—about a mile away from the famed Captain Cook Hotel, where, until… Continue reading

 

Over the past 20 years, The Recovery Centers of King County have

Over the past 20 years, The Recovery Centers of King County have admitted thousands of impoverished drunks and addicts, laboring to get these desperate people,… Continue reading

Snoqualmie: A Tale of Two TownsBicycle bells and birdsong, sun-dappled lawns green

Snoqualmie: A Tale of Two TownsBicycle bells and birdsong, sun-dappled lawns green as newly minted fairways. Stroller moms in black yoga pants running in place… Continue reading

Bicycle bells and birdsong, sun-dappled lawns green as newly minted fairways. Stroller

Bicycle bells and birdsong, sun-dappled lawns green as newly minted fairways. Stroller moms in black yoga pants running in place in front of Brunello Ristorante,… Continue reading

Like any wildlife professor worth his salt, John Marzluff has eaten his

Like any wildlife professor worth his salt, John Marzluff has eaten his share of crow. “It tastes poignant, yet not overbearing,” deadpans the the bird-savvy… Continue reading

When you first meet Alex Zimerman, he’s all laughs and good cheer

When you first meet Alex Zimerman, he’s all laughs and good cheer and gives scant clue as to the depths of his fury—this tightly wound… Continue reading

State Sen. Marko Liias concedes he’s taking some heat these days. That

State Sen. Marko Liias concedes he’s taking some heat these days. That can happen when a well-entrenched payday-loan lender like Moneytree asks for favors, contributes… Continue reading

On March 16, 2009,the day before the Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its final

On March 16, 2009,the day before the Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its final edition, New York Times reporter Dan Barry put it just right: “For some,… Continue reading

Seattle’s political landscape is being dramatically transfigured before our very eyes. Palace

Seattle’s political landscape is being dramatically transfigured before our very eyes. Palace intrigue has City Hall ablaze in rumor and speculation. No one saw this… Continue reading

Close your eyes and just listen to her. Pay no attention for

Close your eyes and just listen to her. Pay no attention for a moment to the flowing white hair that rides down the back of… Continue reading

 Bertha, before the troubles. Courtesy of WSDOTAs the late-January morning fog gingerly

Bertha, before the troubles. Courtesy of WSDOTAs the late-January morning fog gingerly flees, revealing a postcard glimpse of Elliott Bay’s churning blue waters, Cary Moon… Continue reading

In a surprise announcement today, Councilmember Tom Rasmussen said he is calling

In a surprise announcement today, Councilmember Tom Rasmussen said he is calling it quits and will not seek a fourth term on the Seattle City… Continue reading

When was the last time you actually enjoyed a cup of coffee?

When was the last time you actually enjoyed a cup of coffee? I don’t mean slurping one down in traffic or sipping from a paper… Continue reading

Bill Scheidler has not had many satisfying moments with lawyers, and if

Bill Scheidler has not had many satisfying moments with lawyers, and if he gets his way, they’ll be paying through the nose because of it.… Continue reading

Bainbridge City Manager Doug Schultze, no doubt pandering to the collective 12th

Bainbridge City Manager Doug Schultze, no doubt pandering to the collective 12th Man, has issued Executive Order 121212 (what a coincidence!) that calls for a… Continue reading

Calling Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant a grandstander, political newcomer Morgan Beach

Calling Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant a grandstander, political newcomer Morgan Beach today announced her candidacy to run in the newly created District 3, which… Continue reading

There has been a fair amount of speculative whispering around City Hall

There has been a fair amount of speculative whispering around City Hall in recent weeks that Jean Godden, at age 83 and having served 11… Continue reading

Two years ago, you may recall, the owner of a Richland flower

Two years ago, you may recall, the owner of a Richland flower shop refused to sell flowers for the wedding of a couple of longtime… Continue reading