Ellis E. Conklin

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

Update: Ed Murray’s transition team announced more department changes this afternoon. See

Update: Ed Murray’s transition team announced more department changes this afternoon. See the bottom of this post for details.Mayor-elect Ed Murray summoned Seattle Department of… Continue reading

As the saying goes, it takes money to make money. It also
“John Kennedy’s bright trajectory ended in mid-passage, severed in the glaring Friday

“John Kennedy’s bright trajectory ended in mid-passage, severed in the glaring Friday

“John Kennedy’s bright trajectory ended in mid-passage, severed in the glaring Friday noontime in Dallas,” the great essayist Lance Morrow wrote years ago. “The moment… Continue reading

“John Kennedy’s bright trajectory ended in mid-passage, severed in the glaring Friday
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke will step down from his post

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke will step down from his post

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke will step down from his post as U.S. Ambassador to China early next year and return home to be… Continue reading

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke will step down from his post
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop has stood the test of time on the

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop has stood the test of time on the

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop has stood the test of time on the Seattle waterfront for 114 years. Several generations of tourists have flocked to the… Continue reading

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop has stood the test of time on the
It was Elton Mason who got the ball rolling, a Kirkland-based trucker

It was Elton Mason who got the ball rolling, a Kirkland-based trucker

It was Elton Mason who got the ball rolling, a Kirkland-based trucker whose complaint led to a scathing federal report that concluded that minority-owned businesses… Continue reading

It was Elton Mason who got the ball rolling, a Kirkland-based trucker
Courtesy of KOMO-TV

King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the fatal

King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Martin Duckworth by Seattle police on August 12, 2013.As Seattle Weekly… Continue reading

Courtesy of KOMO-TV
When it comes to dramatizing the plight of Tacoma’s pothole-plagued residents, Pothole

When it comes to dramatizing the plight of Tacoma’s pothole-plagued residents, Pothole

When it comes to dramatizing the plight of Tacoma’s pothole-plagued residents, Pothole Pig has gotten plenty of attention. Why, you could say he’s hogged the… Continue reading

When it comes to dramatizing the plight of Tacoma’s pothole-plagued residents, Pothole
Standing at his campaign headquarters, its desks now empty, computer screens darkened,

Standing at his campaign headquarters, its desks now empty, computer screens darkened,

Standing at his campaign headquarters, its desks now empty, computer screens darkened, Mayor Mike McGinn this morning delivered a quiet and cordial concession.“I called Ed… Continue reading

Standing at his campaign headquarters, its desks now empty, computer screens darkened,
Maybe it was just habit, or maybe the voters in Aberdeen’s Ward

Maybe it was just habit, or maybe the voters in Aberdeen’s Ward

Maybe it was just habit, or maybe the voters in Aberdeen’s Ward 5 just didn’t realize that John Erak Jr., their longtime state and local… Continue reading

Maybe it was just habit, or maybe the voters in Aberdeen’s Ward
Don’t bogart that joint, my friend, pass it over to Portland, Maine.Last

Don’t bogart that joint, my friend, pass it over to Portland, Maine.Last

Don’t bogart that joint, my friend, pass it over to Portland, Maine.Last night, while we were electing a new mayor, the people of Maine’s largest… Continue reading

Don’t bogart that joint, my friend, pass it over to Portland, Maine.Last
Standing at his campaign headquarters, its desks now empty, computer screens darkened,

In the end, Mike McGinn, it would appear from the drubbing he

In the end, Mike McGinn, it would appear from the drubbing he took this night, rubbed Seattle’s sensibilities the wrong way. He didn’t lose to… Continue reading

Standing at his campaign headquarters, its desks now empty, computer screens darkened,
Amanda Knox’s tell-all bombshell, Waiting to Be Heard, set to land in

The Huffington Post is reporting today that Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito

The Huffington Post is reporting today that Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito paid a secret visit in March to the grave of murdered student Meredith… Continue reading

Amanda Knox’s tell-all bombshell, Waiting to Be Heard, set to land in
The Rev. Sandy Brown is growing increasingly skeptical that Seattle Police are

The Rev. Sandy Brown is growing increasingly skeptical that Seattle Police are

The Rev. Sandy Brown is growing increasingly skeptical that Seattle Police are effectively dealing with disruptive and violent behavior that he believes is on the… Continue reading

The Rev. Sandy Brown is growing increasingly skeptical that Seattle Police are
Seattle Sounders vs NE Revolution 4_13 for SW

Mayor Mike McGinn and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales have a bet going

Mayor Mike McGinn and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales have a bet going on the outcome of the Western Conference Semifinals series between Seattle Sounders FC… Continue reading

Seattle Sounders vs NE Revolution 4_13 for SW
Admittedly, that headline makes the implications of Seattle’s recently approved Charter Amendment

“You know, if I were Schultz or Gates or Allen you guys

“You know, if I were Schultz or Gates or Allen you guys wouldn’t think a thing about it,” says Faye Garneau, when asked why she… Continue reading

Admittedly, that headline makes the implications of Seattle’s recently approved Charter Amendment
Jay Inslee still hasn’t made up his mind on whether he’s for

Jay Inslee still hasn’t made up his mind on whether he’s for

Jay Inslee still hasn’t made up his mind on whether he’s for or against the controversial ballot measure to require labels on genetically engineered foods.The… Continue reading

Jay Inslee still hasn’t made up his mind on whether he’s for
Back in May, Seattle P-I’s venerated political columnist Joel Connelly correctly observed

Back in May, Seattle P-I’s venerated political columnist Joel Connelly correctly observed

Back in May, Seattle P-I’s venerated political columnist Joel Connelly correctly observed that Mayor Mike McGinn was “the wolverine of Seattle’s 2013 election,” a man… Continue reading

Back in May, Seattle P-I’s venerated political columnist Joel Connelly correctly observed
Back in May, Seattle P-I’s venerated political columnist Joel Connelly correctly observed

The mayor is out with a new 30-second campaign ad that contains

The mayor is out with a new 30-second campaign ad that contains ten, count ‘em, ten, “I believe” pronouncements. Our favorite “I believe” is that… Continue reading

Back in May, Seattle P-I’s venerated political columnist Joel Connelly correctly observed
For the first time in 20 years the job is wide open:

For the first time in 20 years the job is wide open:

For the first time in 20 years the job is wide open: Seattle Monorail operator, someone to maintain, market and manage the 51-year-old train to… Continue reading

For the first time in 20 years the job is wide open:
Since its creation in 1971, Greenpeace has had its share of showdowns

Since its creation in 1971, Greenpeace has had its share of showdowns

Since its creation in 1971, Greenpeace has had its share of showdowns with whalers, seal hunters and illegal loggers. Now its environmental flagship, the Rainbow… Continue reading

Since its creation in 1971, Greenpeace has had its share of showdowns