Ellis E. Conklin

As we blogged earlier this week, Rick Santorum was a bit spooked

As we blogged earlier this week, Rick Santorum was a bit spooked by the stormy reception he received during his Monday visit to Washington. At… Continue reading

Four months removed from an Italian prison cell, Amanda Knox has agreed

Four months removed from an Italian prison cell, Amanda Knox has agreed to a nearly $4 million book deal about her trial and imprisonment for… Continue reading

It’s a veritable picnic these days getting across the 520 floating bridge.

It's a veritable picnic these days getting across the 520 floating bridge. That's the upside, one supposes, when one-third of the region's drivers have abandoned… Continue reading

The Great Depression is coming to the Washington State History Museum, offering

The Great Depression is coming to the Washington State History Museum, offering visitors a time-capsule glimpse into the harsh, desperate 1930s. Bread lines, millions of… Continue reading

A public firestorm has persuaded Josh Powell’s relatives to back off plans

A public firestorm has persuaded Josh Powell's relatives to back off plans to bury Powell in the same Puyallup cemetery (click here for Seattle Weekly's… Continue reading

Friends of the Food Forest gather at the site.Seven sloping acres at

Friends of the Food Forest gather at the site.Seven sloping acres at the southwest edge of Jefferson Park is being transformed into an edible landscape… Continue reading

Travel + Leisure magazine is out with a rather quirky story on

Travel + Leisure magazine is out with a rather quirky story on Seattle. Predictably, the piece pays homage to our usual array of homage-worthy highlights… Continue reading

Charlie and Braden Powell.The tragic saga grows uglier. Josh Powell’s relatives, the

Charlie and Braden Powell.The tragic saga grows uglier. Josh Powell's relatives, the ones he didn't trap and execute in a gas-fueled blaze Feb. 5, have… Continue reading

Ellen Taft, as we wrote Monday, has been waging war on dogs,

Ellen Taft, as we wrote Monday, has been waging war on dogs, cats, pygmy goats, and potbellied pigs (you name it) for years now. And… Continue reading

Nothing says humiliation like showing up for a date with a nonexistent

Nothing says humiliation like showing up for a date with a nonexistent teenager while toting a sex toy, lubrication, and condoms -- especially when the… Continue reading

Santorum exercises right to bare armsRick Santorum likes to kid that his

Santorum exercises right to bare armsRick Santorum likes to kid that his penchant for sweater vests is all about making a statement about the Second… Continue reading

The Seattle Times is out this morning with a spicy story on

The Seattle Times is out this morning with a spicy story on Aaron Reardon's lengthy affair with Tamara Dutton (click here for Seattle Weekly's take),… Continue reading

There’s still a lot of time — nearly nine months in fact

There's still a lot of time -- nearly nine months in fact -- but state Attorney General Rob McKenna is sitting pretty at the moment.… Continue reading

“The heartlessness of his acts is indescribable,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Masada

"The heartlessness of his acts is indescribable," Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Masada told a federal court judge last week, asking that Randall Morrison be sentenced… Continue reading

It has probably happened to everyone at some point in their life.

It has probably happened to everyone at some point in their life. You meet someone on an airplane, most likely a seatmate. For hours you… Continue reading

Seems as though Amanda Knox has the world by the tail. There

Seems as though Amanda Knox has the world by the tail. There she was yesterday, strolling around her old UW haunts, listening to music on… Continue reading

An emotional Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a historic measure

An emotional Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a historic measure to make Washington the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. "This is a… Continue reading

For years, Ellen Taft has waged war on animals: everything from banning

For years, Ellen Taft has waged war on animals: everything from banning pit bulls to ridding the city of pygmy goats and potbellied pigs to… Continue reading

News that it took nearly eight minutes between the time a social

News that it took nearly eight minutes between the time a social worker called 911 to report that Josh Powell's children were in danger and… Continue reading

Oh, those nutty couples down at Lewis-McChord. Seems the husband and wife

Oh, those nutty couples down at Lewis-McChord. Seems the husband and wife thought it would be great fun to run up to a Tacoma sex… Continue reading