Ellis E. Conklin

“Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has just turned on the fasten seat

"Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has just turned on the fasten seat belt sign."But, really, there's no need to buckle up, because if the plane… Continue reading

CNN’s Ovulation Gaffe

The network reported on a woefully sketchy study, with priceless results.

Jill Stein Is Mad As Hell

The Green Party presidential candidate says Obama and Romney won't talk real issues.

The Bizarre World of 520 Bridge Tolling

The Bizarre World of 520 Bridge Tolling

The state wants your money, whether it bills you or not.

The Bizarre World of 520 Bridge Tolling

So it seems Seattle’s Ann Rule, the country’s most prolific true-crime writer,

So it seems Seattle's Ann Rule, the country's most prolific true-crime writer, is on to a new book -- this one unearthing the unfathomable reasons… Continue reading

At 76, and after more than 20 published books, all things morbid

At 76, and after more than 20 published books, all things morbid continue to fascinate Seattle's own Ann Rule, America's most prolific true-crime writer. She's… Continue reading

Doomed in large measure to his lackluster response to a winter snowstorm,

Doomed in large measure to his lackluster response to a winter snowstorm, Greg Nickels got the boot three years ago when he couldn't survive a… Continue reading

Mike Seely penned a cheeky little post the other day about how

Mike Seely penned a cheeky little post the other day about how former Blanchet High schoolmates remembered Chris Hansen as a kid who "hung out… Continue reading

Rick Santorum, our favorite anti-gay cultural warrior, has been reduced to a

Rick Santorum, our favorite anti-gay cultural warrior, has been reduced to a pornographic spectacle, a composite image created entirely from gay porn. Look closely after… Continue reading

UPDATE: The suspect believed to have shot and killed a Washington State

UPDATE: The suspect believed to have shot and killed a Washington State Trooper early this morning near Gorst, in Kitsap County, has been found with… Continue reading

Ain’t no telling what ex-wives of ex-football greats will do once they

Ain't no telling what ex-wives of ex-football greats will do once they mount a horse and git along, little doggie on a rodeo trail ride.… Continue reading

All the hoopla and feel-good cheer that surrounded Mayor Mike McGinn’s rollout

All the hoopla and feel-good cheer that surrounded Mayor Mike McGinn's rollout last week of a new sports-arena proposal hinged to a large degree on… Continue reading

In October 2009 a jury awarded ex-Seattle firefighter Mark Jones nearly $12.8

In October 2009 a jury awarded ex-Seattle firefighter Mark Jones nearly $12.8 million, a full pension, and free medical care for life. But the city… Continue reading

It’s probably not the most unexpected piece of news that tolling on

It's probably not the most unexpected piece of news that tolling on the 520 floating bridge has cut deeply into the number of drivers crossing… Continue reading

UPDATE: Take a hike, Aaron. The Snohomish County Council voted 4-0 this

UPDATE: Take a hike, Aaron. The Snohomish County Council voted 4-0 this morning to urge county executive Aaron Readon to place himself on administrative leave… Continue reading

Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency

Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying such a requirement infringes on religious… Continue reading

Chone Figgins in happier times.Chone Figgins must have some compromising pictures of

Chone Figgins in happier times.Chone Figgins must have some compromising pictures of Eric Wedge stashed away somewhere. How else to explain 1) that he's still… Continue reading

Now that Mitt Romney has put the Church of Jesus Christ of

Now that Mitt Romney has put the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints back on the map, let's find out where one is most… Continue reading

Seattleites just aren’t warming to Mayor Mike McGinn. He’s becoming our own

Seattleites just aren't warming to Mayor Mike McGinn. He's becoming our own Mitt Romney: No matter what he says or does, something about him just… Continue reading

A lot of juicy details of Snohomish County Executive Aaron Readon’s long-running

A lot of juicy details of Snohomish County Executive Aaron Readon's long-running affair with bodybuilder Tarama Dutton were revealed last week. There were out-of-town junkets,… Continue reading