Ellis E. Conklin

On December 24, the Associated Press ran a story detailing an alleged

Like the Bible, it would appear there are many ways to interpret

Like the Bible, it would appear there are many ways to interpret the state’s legal marijuana law.Today, in a long-awaited opinion, Washington Attorney General Bob… Continue reading

On December 24, the Associated Press ran a story detailing an alleged
As Seahawk Nation knows, the mayors of Seattle and San Francisco threw

As Seahawk Nation knows, the mayors of Seattle and San Francisco threw

As Seahawk Nation knows, the mayors of Seattle and San Francisco threw down the proverbial gauntlet yesterday and made a smiley wager on who will… Continue reading

As Seahawk Nation knows, the mayors of Seattle and San Francisco threw
But ultimately the Hawks won the day.

The Seahakws are looking for any edge they can get next Sunday

The Seahakws are looking for any edge they can get next Sunday afternoon over their hated rival. The team, no doubt wanting to make sure… Continue reading

But ultimately the Hawks won the day.
A hefty increase in the minimum wage may be resonating in Seattle,

A hefty increase in the minimum wage may be resonating in Seattle,

A hefty increase in the minimum wage may be resonating in Seattle, but it sure as heck isn’t with most of the country. A mere… Continue reading

A hefty increase in the minimum wage may be resonating in Seattle,
The fiery, ever-quotable and occasionally profane Dwight Pelz is packing up his

The fiery, ever-quotable and occasionally profane Dwight Pelz is packing up his

The fiery, ever-quotable and occasionally profane Dwight Pelz is packing up his old campaign buttons, bumper stickers and posters and getting ready to fly the… Continue reading

The fiery, ever-quotable and occasionally profane Dwight Pelz is packing up his
With one pot shop for every 4,850 people who live here, Seattle

With one pot shop for every 4,850 people who live here, Seattle

With one pot shop for every 4,850 people who live here, Seattle finished third in a ridiculous rating of the 10 “highest” cities in America… Continue reading

With one pot shop for every 4,850 people who live here, Seattle
Paul Berendt, the longest serving Democratic Party chairman in the nation when

Paul Berendt, the longest serving Democratic Party chairman in the nation when

Paul Berendt, the longest serving Democratic Party chairman in the nation when he stepped down eight years ago, is having a hard time coming to… Continue reading

Paul Berendt, the longest serving Democratic Party chairman in the nation when
As Seattle Weekly first reported back in July, Mayor McGinn plans to

Mike McGinn this afternoon closed the book on his four years as

Mike McGinn this afternoon closed the book on his four years as Seattle’s mayor and issued the following statement:Thank you.As my term in office officially… Continue reading

As Seattle Weekly first reported back in July, Mayor McGinn plans to
“It’s all a blur now,” Ed Murray says of that chilly November

“It’s all a blur now,” Ed Murray says of that chilly November

“It’s all a blur now,” Ed Murray says of that chilly November evening when he became Seattle’s 53rd mayor. “I heard some of my campaign… Continue reading

“It’s all a blur now,” Ed Murray says of that chilly November
It’s all a blur now,” Ed Murray says of that chilly November
It’s all a blur now,” Ed Murray says of that chilly November
It has been an unsettling year for King County Metro bus drivers.They

It has been an unsettling year for King County Metro bus drivers.They

It has been an unsettling year for King County Metro bus drivers.They saw one of their own wounded in downtown Seattle by a lunatic’s gunfire… Continue reading

It has been an unsettling year for King County Metro bus drivers.They
Photo credit: Marcus Courtney AFL-CIO

Whether by intention or coincidence, Amazon workers kept their distance this morning

Whether by intention or coincidence, Amazon workers kept their distance this morning as a union protest, in support of German warehouse employees, unfolded on Terry… Continue reading

Photo credit: Marcus Courtney AFL-CIO
For a week now, the world’s largest boring machine has sat idle

For a week now, the world’s largest boring machine has sat idle

For a week now, the world’s largest boring machine has sat idle 60 feet below South Main Street as engineers work ‘round-the-clock to figure out… Continue reading

For a week now, the world’s largest boring machine has sat idle
Earlier this week, my trusty colleague Matt Driscoll wrote about the office

Earlier this week, my trusty colleague Matt Driscoll wrote about the office

Earlier this week, my trusty colleague Matt Driscoll wrote about the office holiday party that ended on a less than cheery note, when the young… Continue reading

Earlier this week, my trusty colleague Matt Driscoll wrote about the office
Teaching at Seattle's First Place Scholars, which converted to a charter school after the 2012 initiative passed.

A King County Judge today ruled that a charter school cannot be

A King County Judge today ruled that a charter school cannot be defined as “common school” because it not governed by voters in a school… Continue reading

Teaching at Seattle's First Place Scholars, which converted to a charter school after the 2012 initiative passed.
The other day, Slate published a story by Aisha Harris titled “Santa

The other day, Slate published a story by Aisha Harris titled “Santa

The other day, Slate published a story by Aisha Harris titled “Santa Claus Should Not be A White Man Anymore.” In the piece, Harris, a… Continue reading

The other day, Slate published a story by Aisha Harris titled “Santa
Fresh from his Big City Mayor 101 class at the Kennedy School,

Fresh from his Big City Mayor 101 class at the Kennedy School,

Fresh from his Big City Mayor 101 class at the Kennedy School, Ed Murray today began to fill the office he’ll assume Jan. 1 with… Continue reading

Fresh from his Big City Mayor 101 class at the Kennedy School,
Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in this pro-49ers screed are

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in this pro-49ers screed are

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in this pro-49ers screed are those of Ellis E. Conklin and do not reflect the views and opinions… Continue reading

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in this pro-49ers screed are
An outlaw wind races across these barren hills as the late-November sun

An outlaw wind races across these barren hills as the late-November sun

An outlaw wind races across these barren hills as the late-November sun glints off the curled wreaths of razor wire that embrace Coyote Ridge Corrections… Continue reading

An outlaw wind races across these barren hills as the late-November sun
This really shouldn’t came as a huge surprise, but working in an

This really shouldn’t came as a huge surprise, but working in an

This really shouldn’t came as a huge surprise, but working in an Amazon warehouse can turn you into a prime candidate for the Funny Farm.A… Continue reading

This really shouldn’t came as a huge surprise, but working in an