Ellis E. Conklin

Bertha’s lousy tunnel vision notwithstanding, the Alaskan Way Viaduct, our deteriorating double-decker

Bertha’s lousy tunnel vision notwithstanding, the Alaskan Way Viaduct, our deteriorating double-decker

Bertha’s lousy tunnel vision notwithstanding, the Alaskan Way Viaduct, our deteriorating double-decker dud, will one day soon come rattling down, setting the stage for the… Continue reading

Bertha’s lousy tunnel vision notwithstanding, the Alaskan Way Viaduct, our deteriorating double-decker
John Gleason, forefront, and other 98 Union residents fear an aerial peepshow if sky-borne pods were to travel beside their building.

Beneath a vast blue sky piled high with billowy white clouds, Kyle

Beneatha vast blue sky piled high with billowy white clouds, Kyle Griffith climbs out of his shiny black S300 Mercedes sedan. His dark-haired fiancee at… Continue reading

John Gleason, forefront, and other 98 Union residents fear an aerial peepshow if sky-borne pods were to travel beside their building.
Well, yes, it turns out there is. A lumberjack for one. Apologies

Well, yes, it turns out there is. A lumberjack for one. Apologies

Well, yes, it turns out there is. A lumberjack for one. Apologies to Monty Python, but no, being a lumberjack is not OK.CareerCast today unveiled… Continue reading

Well, yes, it turns out there is. A lumberjack for one. Apologies
Two men arrested after a drive-by shooting last night in Rainier Beach

A new poll is out today showing that two competing gun initiatives

A new poll is out today showing that two competing gun initiatives on the November ballot are both – at least at this point in… Continue reading

Two men arrested after a drive-by shooting last night in Rainier Beach
George W. Bush returned to his ranch in Crawford to clear brush

George W. Bush returned to his ranch in Crawford to clear brush

George W. Bush returned to his ranch in Crawford to clear brush after finishing a bruising second term and a presidency marred by war. Jimmy… Continue reading

George W. Bush returned to his ranch in Crawford to clear brush
Taking down a tree on your own property is not an easy

Taking down a tree on your own property is not an easy

Taking down a tree on your own property is not an easy task, not when government is involved, it isn’t. A couple of years back,… Continue reading

Taking down a tree on your own property is not an easy
For many fans, the memory of Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix will live on

For many fans, the memory of Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix will live on

For many fans, the memory of Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix will live on forever, so it is only fitting that the U.S. Postal Service today released… Continue reading

For many fans, the memory of Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix will live on
Mayor Ed Murray today announced that he will send legislation to the

Mayor Ed Murray today announced that he will send legislation to the

Mayor Ed Murray today announced that he will send legislation to the City Council proposing a new sustainable funding source to repair, maintain and restore… Continue reading

Mayor Ed Murray today announced that he will send legislation to the

Jess Spear is not satisfied. The organizing director of 15 Now, the

Jess Spear is not satisfied. The organizing director of 15 Now, the grass roots effort to raise the minimum wage in Seattle, continues to demand… Continue reading

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Abby Student (yes, that’s her real name) has penned a column for

Abby Student (yes, that’s her real name) has penned a column for The Daily Evergreen over at Washington State University that offers some real hindsight… Continue reading

Screenshot via Huffington Post Live
Harry Chan, owner of Tai Tung. Photo by Joshua Bessex

Djin Kwie Liem thought only of his fish.Forced to flee when the

Djin Kwie Liem thought only of his fish.Forced to flee when the power vanished, black smoke swirling from the roof of the Wah Mee building,… Continue reading

Harry Chan, owner of Tai Tung. Photo by Joshua Bessex
A shotgun is certainly one way to demolish a viaduct. Photo by Joe Szilagyi.

Let’s sum up the horror show, shall we?: Bertha is a bust

Let’s sum up the horror show, shall we?: Bertha is a bust and repairs to her cutter head will take at least six months (probably… Continue reading

A shotgun is certainly one way to demolish a viaduct. Photo by Joe Szilagyi.
There’s a program operating in downtown Vancouver, Canada, that is teaching incorrigible

There’s a program operating in downtown Vancouver, Canada, that is teaching incorrigible

There’s a program operating in downtown Vancouver, Canada, that is teaching incorrigible alcoholics how to brew their own beer and make their own wine, so… Continue reading

There’s a program operating in downtown Vancouver, Canada, that is teaching incorrigible

The depression was mild at first but then deepened, remembers Jennifer Stuber.

The depression was mild at first but then deepened, remembers Jennifer Stuber. It was the winter of 2011, and the economy remained sluggish—tough times for… Continue reading

It has been nearly three years since a massive earthquake and tsunami

It has been nearly three years since a massive earthquake and tsunami

It has been nearly three years since a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed almost 20,000 people. The catastrophe claimed another victim: the Fukushima… Continue reading

It has been nearly three years since a massive earthquake and tsunami
The most unsurprising news of the year is in: The Highway 99

The most unsurprising news of the year is in: The Highway 99

The most unsurprising news of the year is in: The Highway 99 tunnel will be late. Thanks a lot, Bertha.According to a report issued today… Continue reading

The most unsurprising news of the year is in: The Highway 99
Beware of debt collectors, they are one shady bunch.I once had a

Beware of debt collectors, they are one shady bunch.I once had a

Beware of debt collectors, they are one shady bunch.I once had a friend who racked up a pretty good-sized college debt and was getting harassing… Continue reading

Beware of debt collectors, they are one shady bunch.I once had a
Sen. Patty Murray says she is mystified why Republicans continue to block

Sen. Patty Murray says she is mystified why Republicans continue to block

Sen. Patty Murray says she is mystified why Republicans continue to block her efforts to overturn a ban -- in place since 1992 -- on… Continue reading

Sen. Patty Murray says she is mystified why Republicans continue to block
A shotgun is certainly one way to demolish a viaduct. Photo by Joe Szilagyi.

The Alaska Way Viaduct has sunk almost half-inch in a spot where

The Alaska Way Viaduct has sunk almost half-inch in a spot where the world’s largest tunneling machine has been chewing a highway tunnel (that is,… Continue reading

A shotgun is certainly one way to demolish a viaduct. Photo by Joe Szilagyi.
As the saying goes, it takes money to make money. It also

Mayor Ed Murray, rocked by a storm of criticism over his decision

Mayor Ed Murray, rocked by a storm of criticism over his decision to go along with interim Police Chief Harry’s Bailey’s initial resolve not to… Continue reading

As the saying goes, it takes money to make money. It also