Ellis E. Conklin

While public support for same-sex marriage has reached all-time highs, the nation

While public support for same-sex marriage has reached all-time highs, the nation

While public support for same-sex marriage has reached all-time highs, the nation remains extremely divided as to whether gays should actually have sex with each… Continue reading

While public support for same-sex marriage has reached all-time highs, the nation
The days of being able to toss your half-eaten pizza and salad

The days of being able to toss your half-eaten pizza and salad

The days of being able to toss your half-eaten pizza and salad scraps into the garbage could soon be coming to an end. The Seattle… Continue reading

The days of being able to toss your half-eaten pizza and salad
Better make sure your morning coffee has a lid on it. What

Better make sure your morning coffee has a lid on it. What

Better make sure your morning coffee has a lid on it. What with the burgeoning number of roadways afflicted with broken, rutted, and cracked pavement… Continue reading

Better make sure your morning coffee has a lid on it. What
Sen. Maria Cantwell today revealed plans to revoke the NFL’s tax-exempt status

Sen. Maria Cantwell today revealed plans to revoke the NFL’s tax-exempt status

Sen. Maria Cantwell today revealed plans to revoke the NFL’s tax-exempt status unless league owners step up and convince the Washington Redskins to change the… Continue reading

Sen. Maria Cantwell today revealed plans to revoke the NFL’s tax-exempt status
If only their night could have turned out like this.

Usually we don’t do a whole lot of crime reporting on our

Usually we don’t do a whole lot of crime reporting on our Daily Weekly blog, but this one, well, it’s a doozy.A 53-year-old Gig Harbor… Continue reading

If only their night could have turned out like this.
SDOT eventually fixed this stretch of 15th Avenue Northeast—but can they keep it up?

Better make sure your morning coffee has a lid on it. What

Better make sure your morning coffee has a lid on it. What with the burgeoning number of roadways afflicted with broken, rutted, and cracked pavement… Continue reading

SDOT eventually fixed this stretch of 15th Avenue Northeast—but can they keep it up?
Essayist Lance Morrow once wrote, “A snowstorm in mid-April is a kind

Essayist Lance Morrow once wrote, “A snowstorm in mid-April is a kind

Essayist Lance Morrow once wrote, “A snowstorm in mid-April is a kind of outrage. It is a minor perversion of nature. It makes hairline fractures… Continue reading

Essayist Lance Morrow once wrote, “A snowstorm in mid-April is a kind
As we reported earlier this year, the beloved Streamline Tavern will be

As we reported earlier this year, the beloved Streamline Tavern will be

As we reported earlier this year, the beloved Streamline Tavern will be torn down in 2015 and replaced with a new building to house the… Continue reading

As we reported earlier this year, the beloved Streamline Tavern will be
The possibility exists that two rival gun initiatives in Washington, diametrically opposed

The possibility exists that two rival gun initiatives in Washington, diametrically opposed

The possibility exists that two rival gun initiatives in Washington, diametrically opposed to the other, could both prevail in November and throw one heck of… Continue reading

The possibility exists that two rival gun initiatives in Washington, diametrically opposed
The planned expansions will dwarf the new 2nd Ave protected bike lane in comparison. Photo by Morgen Schuler

Second Avenue has long been a Bermuda Triangle for Seattle cyclists. More

Second Avenue has long been a Bermuda Triangle for Seattle cyclists. More than 60 crashes involving bicyclists have taken place on this busy downtown thoroughfare… Continue reading

The planned expansions will dwarf the new 2nd Ave protected bike lane in comparison. Photo by Morgen Schuler
Ever wonder how many free meals it takes to corrupt a legislator?

Ever wonder how many free meals it takes to corrupt a legislator?

Ever wonder how many free meals it takes to corrupt a legislator? It’s a question, among others, that the Washington Legislative Ethics Board pondered for… Continue reading

Ever wonder how many free meals it takes to corrupt a legislator?
Knute Berger (center) and the original Keepers of the Capsule.

Think about it a minute, the question is fascinating: What would you

Think about it a minute, the question is fascinating: What would you like your fellow humans born hundreds of years in the future to know… Continue reading

Knute Berger (center) and the original Keepers of the Capsule.
On a cold gray afternoon, the first day of winter of 1989,

On a cold gray afternoon, the first day of winter of 1989,

On a cold gray afternoon, the first day of winter of 1989, we drove the final miles into Seattle from Los Angeles in a small… Continue reading

On a cold gray afternoon, the first day of winter of 1989,
Few places are as unremarkable as Fife, this industrial burb scattered along

Few places are as unremarkable as Fife, this industrial burb scattered along

Few places are as unremarkable as Fife, this industrial burb scattered along Highway 99 east of Tacoma. If it weren’t for the Poodle Dog diner… Continue reading

Few places are as unremarkable as Fife, this industrial burb scattered along
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Much like identifying good real estate, when it comes to inspired running,

Much like identifying good real estate, when it comes to inspired running, the key is often “location, location, location.” For decades the preferred route for… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
Illustration by Kelly Thompson

Kerry Park is a place that will make you proud you call

Kerry Park is a place that will make you proud you call Seattle home. It’s the ideal green chunk of landscape from which to gaze… Continue reading

Illustration by Kelly Thompson
As The Comet Tavern’s longtime former owner Sam Wright described its storied,

The vibe is good in Seattle’s most urban neighborhood. Dynamic, creative, chaotic,

The vibe is good in Seattle’s most urban neighborhood. Dynamic, creative, chaotic, the place is buzzing. Still the center of the city’s LGBT community, Capitol… Continue reading

As The Comet Tavern’s longtime former owner Sam Wright described its storied,
As The Comet Tavern’s longtime former owner Sam Wright described its storied,

The pace of Seattle’s transformation is mind-boggling. Seems the entire city has

The pace of Seattle’s transformation is mind-boggling. Seems the entire city has been turned into one massive construction zone. Everywhere, cranes color the skies: Amazon’s… Continue reading

As The Comet Tavern’s longtime former owner Sam Wright described its storied,
As The Comet Tavern’s longtime former owner Sam Wright described its storied,

Before there was a socialist in City Hall, there was Nick Licata.

Before there was a socialist in City Hall, there was Nick Licata. After 16 years on the City Council, this gentle, graceful man is the… Continue reading

As The Comet Tavern’s longtime former owner Sam Wright described its storied,
Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant met privately with embattled City Light

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant met privately with embattled City Light

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant met privately with embattled City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco two weeks ago and now plans to haul him before… Continue reading

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant met privately with embattled City Light