Ellis E. Conklin

Two years ago, we wrote that the Kalakala was living on borrowed

Two years ago, we wrote that the Kalakala was living on borrowed

Two years ago, we wrote that the Kalakala was living on borrowed time, having been badly damaged by a snow and ice storm. This, most… Continue reading

Two years ago, we wrote that the Kalakala was living on borrowed
Bamboo and Chai will be lonely no more. The Woodland Park Zoo

On Dec. 2, nearly 50 activists braved freezing temperatures to attend a

On Dec. 2, nearly 50 activists braved freezing temperatures to attend a meeting of Woodland Park Zoo’s Board of Directors. They had come to discuss… Continue reading

Bamboo and Chai will be lonely no more. The Woodland Park Zoo
You mean this guy?

Gov. Jay Inslee is calling for a tax hike of nearly $1.3

Gov. Jay Inslee is calling for a tax hike of nearly $1.3 billion, to be achieved largely from a 7 percent capital gains tax, a… Continue reading

You mean this guy?
For a week now, the world’s largest boring machine has sat idle

Looks like we can no longer blame the world’s largest (and most

Looks like we can no longer blame the world’s largest (and most unreliable) tunneling machine for the sinking and shifting and cracking landscape in Pioneer… Continue reading

For a week now, the world’s largest boring machine has sat idle
Gov. Jay Inslee today unveiled a 12-year, $12 billion plan to overhaul

Gov. Jay Inslee today unveiled a 12-year, $12 billion plan to overhaul

Gov. Jay Inslee today unveiled a 12-year, $12 billion plan to overhaul Washington state’s transportation system. Nearly one-third of that price tag, he proposed, should… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee today unveiled a 12-year, $12 billion plan to overhaul
Taxing times at the state Capitol.

On a frosty February morning in 2009, in the midst of the

On a frosty February morning in 2009, in the midst of the Great Recession, state House Speaker Frank Chopp implored a gathering of labor leaders… Continue reading

Taxing times at the state Capitol.
The morning of November 25 broke dark and wicked cold. Ed Murray

The morning of November 25 broke dark and wicked cold. Ed Murray

The morning of November 25 broke dark and wicked cold. Ed Murray had been up late the night before. Weary and worried, he didn’t get… Continue reading

The morning of November 25 broke dark and wicked cold. Ed Murray

What’s up with the Seattle School Board? On the day before Thanksgiving,

What’s up with the Seattle School Board? On the day before Thanksgiving, the Board very quietly added to its agenda for this Wednesday’s meeting a… Continue reading

A shotgun is certainly one way to demolish a viaduct. Photo by Joe Szilagyi.

The specter of the viaduct replacement saga becoming an historic public-works boondoggle

The specter of the viaduct replacement saga becoming an historic public-works boondoggle has some jittery members of Seattle City Council rapidly losing confidence that the… Continue reading

A shotgun is certainly one way to demolish a viaduct. Photo by Joe Szilagyi.
Well, we can all rest easier now. Seattle streets, at least for

Well, we can all rest easier now. Seattle streets, at least for

Well, we can all rest easier now. Seattle streets, at least for the time being, are free of people who steal Jack LaLanne Power Juicers.A… Continue reading

Well, we can all rest easier now. Seattle streets, at least for
Superintendent Larry Nyland.

What’s up with the Seattle School Board? On the day before Thanksgiving,

What’s up with the Seattle School Board? On the day before Thanksgiving, the Board very quietly added to its agenda for this Wednesday’s meeting a… Continue reading

Superintendent Larry Nyland.
Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant met privately with embattled City Light

A contrary Kshama Sawant cast the lone dissenting vote today for Mayor

A contrary Kshama Sawant cast the lone dissenting vote today for Mayor Ed Murray’s budget, calling the city’s $4.8 billion financial footprint for 2015-2016 “business… Continue reading

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant met privately with embattled City Light
Hours before President Obama was to reveal plans Thursday evening to shield

Hours before President Obama was to reveal plans Thursday evening to shield

Hours before President Obama was to reveal plans Thursday evening to shield up to five million undocumented workers from deportation, dozens of people gathered outside… Continue reading

Hours before President Obama was to reveal plans Thursday evening to shield
Bamboo and Chai will be lonely no more. The Woodland Park Zoo

Bamboo and Chai will be lonely no more. The Woodland Park Zoo

Bamboo and Chai will be lonely no more.The Woodland Park Zoo has just announced that it will find a new home for its two solitary… Continue reading

Bamboo and Chai will be lonely no more. The Woodland Park Zoo
Photo by Anna Erickson

Councilwoman Kshama Sawant plays by her own strange and bewildering rules when

Councilwoman Kshama Sawant plays by her own strange and bewildering rules when it comes to dealing with the media – not to mention her colleagues… Continue reading

Photo by Anna Erickson
Like an old familiar friend, Joan Baez appeared on stage Friday evening

Like an old familiar friend, Joan Baez appeared on stage Friday evening

Like an old familiar friend, Joan Baez appeared on stage Friday evening at The Moore Theatre, and for 105 enchanting minutes she ushered a decidedly… Continue reading

Like an old familiar friend, Joan Baez appeared on stage Friday evening
In passing a $4 billion budget for Seattle today by a 9-0

In passing a $4 billion budget for Seattle today by a 9-0

In passing a $4 billion budget for Seattle today by a 9-0 vote, the Council’s Budget Committee also unanimously approved an amendment by Councilmember Kshama… Continue reading

In passing a $4 billion budget for Seattle today by a 9-0
Stambaugh on the campaign trail.

From the outset to the bitter end, Democrats would not take her

From the outset to the bitter end, Democrats would not take her seriously. She was too young, they said, unseasoned and unqualified—just a pretty face… Continue reading

Stambaugh on the campaign trail.
Twenty-four-year-old Melanie Stambaugh will likely help shrink the House majority Democrats have enjoyed since 2002. Courtesy of the Melanie Stambaugh Campaign

Lost in all the hubbub over Republicans tightening their grip on the

Lost in all the hubbub over Republicans tightening their grip on the Washington State Senate is the prospect that the GOP could pick up as… Continue reading

Twenty-four-year-old Melanie Stambaugh will likely help shrink the House majority Democrats have enjoyed since 2002. Courtesy of the Melanie Stambaugh Campaign
It is interesting to note this election eve that even in America’s

It is interesting to note this election eve that even in America’s

It is interesting to note this election eve that even in America’s most bedrock, red-ribbed conservative crannies, initiatives to raise the minimum wage are expected… Continue reading

It is interesting to note this election eve that even in America’s