Ellis E. Conklin

The Washington State Transportation Commission, the agency that sets tolls and has

The Washington State Transportation Commission, the agency that sets tolls and has

The Washington State Transportation Commission, the agency that sets tolls and has the power to suspend them during huge highway projects, was never given advanced… Continue reading

The Washington State Transportation Commission, the agency that sets tolls and has
For all of you out there outraged over the U.S. Supreme Court

“Your health care decisions are not your boss’s business,” Sen. Patty Murray

“Your health care decisions are not your boss’s business,” Sen. Patty Murray declared today. “Since the Supreme Court decided it will not protect women’s access… Continue reading

For all of you out there outraged over the U.S. Supreme Court
For all of you out there outraged over the U.S. Supreme Court

As we reported the other day, Hobby Lobby is making big plans

As we reported the other day, Hobby Lobby is making big plans to open a huge store in North Seattle. And now, flush from their… Continue reading

For all of you out there outraged over the U.S. Supreme Court
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Jorge Carrasco, the second highest-paid public employee in Seattle, will have to

Jorge Carrasco, the second highest-paid public employee in Seattle, will have to get by on $245,000 for the indefinite future. Of course, one might say… Continue reading

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For all of you out there outraged over the U.S. Supreme Court

For all of you out there outraged over the U.S. Supreme Court

For all of you out there outraged over the U.S. Supreme Court decision today that closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage… Continue reading

For all of you out there outraged over the U.S. Supreme Court
Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that employees with religious objections can opt

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that employees with religious objections can opt

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that employees with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under Obamacare was condemned by state Insurance Commissioner… Continue reading

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that employees with religious objections can opt
Tim Lincecum fired his second career no-hitter this afternoon, as the first-place

Tim Lincecum fired his second career no-hitter this afternoon, as the first-place

Tim Lincecum fired his second career no-hitter this afternoon, as the first-place San Francisco Giants beat San Diego, 4-0. A sellout crowd at AT&T Park… Continue reading

Tim Lincecum fired his second career no-hitter this afternoon, as the first-place
Now that we’ve legalized the stuff, our leaders can’t stop falling all

Now that we’ve legalized the stuff, our leaders can’t stop falling all

Now that we’ve legalized the stuff, our leaders can’t stop falling all over themselves to make sure we don’t go overboard. State troopers and the… Continue reading

Now that we’ve legalized the stuff, our leaders can’t stop falling all
Frances Bean Cobain was a wee toddler when her famous father killed

Frances Bean Cobain was a wee toddler when her famous father killed

Frances Bean Cobain was a wee toddler when her famous father killed himself at his home on Lake Washington Boulevard more than 20 years ago.… Continue reading

Frances Bean Cobain was a wee toddler when her famous father killed
The climactic moment of the first gay-pride event took place in the International Fountain.

This weekend, Seattle Gay Pride will be celebrated with picnics, parties, and

This weekend, Seattle Gay Pride will be celebrated with picnics, parties, and reunions rife with tears and hugs, and culminate Sunday in a huge parade,… Continue reading

The climactic moment of the first gay-pride event took place in the International Fountain.
Above: SDOT bridge crew chief Joe Grande oversees the country’s busiest drawbridge. Inset: The Fremont Bridge tallies one of the first of its 652,444 openings.

At your next cocktail party, when talk turns to Seattle’s drawbridges, as

At your next cocktail party, when talk turns to Seattle’s drawbridges, as it inevitably will, you might mention that the Fremont Bridge, since its christening… Continue reading

Above: SDOT bridge crew chief Joe Grande oversees the country’s busiest drawbridge. Inset: The Fremont Bridge tallies one of the first of its 652,444 openings.

Have you ever noticed that often the beauty of a restaurant seems

Have you ever noticed that often the beauty of a restaurant seems to enhance the flavor of its food, or that a car invariably runs… Continue reading

His pain was so searing it left me gasping. I’ve not seen

His pain was so searing it left me gasping. I’ve not seen

His pain was so searing it left me gasping. I’ve not seen anything in a long time so crushing and heartbreaking as the sight of… Continue reading

His pain was so searing it left me gasping. I’ve not seen
Jean Godden announced she will again run for City Council in 2015.

One evening in the early 1980s, Jean Godden, then a staff writer

One evening in the early 1980s, Jean Godden, then a staff writer at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, was invited to a lavish party in Broadmoor, a… Continue reading

Jean Godden announced she will again run for City Council in 2015.
Poor Barry, he really could use some cheering up. “The onetime messiah

Poor Barry, he really could use some cheering up. “The onetime messiah

Poor Barry, he really could use some cheering up. “The onetime messiah seems like a sad sack,” as New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has… Continue reading

Poor Barry, he really could use some cheering up. “The onetime messiah
“Too many good soldiers have had their lives destroyed.”

Years have passed since Jacques Pugh’s time in Bosnia and later in

Years havepassed since Jacques Pugh’s time in Bosnia and later in Iraq, where he served in the 81st Infantry Brigade. But the pain lingers; you… Continue reading

“Too many good soldiers have had their lives destroyed.”
Krisana Bick, Kali Henson, and Thomas Terry

Mayor Ed Murray’s frosty reception to a Seattle-only ballot initiative to staunch

Mayor Ed Murray’s frosty reception to a Seattle-only ballot initiative to staunch gaping cuts to Metro bus service is at least partially due to the… Continue reading

Krisana Bick, Kali Henson, and Thomas Terry
Bertha, the world’s biggest tunnel boring machine, is expected to dock in

Washington State Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson today told KIRO Radio’s Dori

Washington State Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson today told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson that considering the fact that the tunnel project will remain at a… Continue reading

Bertha, the world’s biggest tunnel boring machine, is expected to dock in
You got to be 21 to buy alcohol and pot. So why

You got to be 21 to buy alcohol and pot. So why

You got to be 21 to buy alcohol and pot. So why shouldn’t cigarette smokers follow suit?“It’s considered to be the number one health issue… Continue reading

You got to be 21 to buy alcohol and pot. So why
It’s finally happening. Soon we will all feel the earth move –

Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, Bertha, the world’s largest –

Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, Bertha, the world’s largest – and most temperamental – tunnel boring machine will resume her dirty diet of… Continue reading

It’s finally happening. Soon we will all feel the earth move –