Eric Scigliano

Ask the smart pig

Don't count the cross-Cascade fuel pipeline out just yet. Officials of the Olympic Pipe Line Company, which runs the north-south pipeline that went boom in… Continue reading

At Large

Mutt putt - Breaking golf's final barrier.

Bad Rep

If she's so 'committed to public service,' why is Jennifer Dunn eyeing the private sector?

Bear necessities

The scarce, elusive Cascade grizzlies go to court for a little respect—and room.

Promises, promises from Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge.

Bio Botch?

Experts doubt high-tech monitoring can save Seattle from bioattacks.

Promises, promises from Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge.

Blockbusted

The bad blood keeps flowing over the Seattle International Film Festival's taking sponsorship money from the giant Blockbuster chain and allegedly spurning independent local video… Continue reading

Books Quarterly: God Damn the Pusher Man

And God bless the patron saint of America's only sane drug policy: Dick Nixon.

Booster journalism

Booster journalism

"WE WANTED TO reconnect with our community."So we decided to reach out and touch someone."That's what The Herald newspaper did with its foray into civic… Continue reading

Booster journalism
It's our money! Christine Gregoire argues we can withhold it if we want.

Boycotts

Burma, sanctions, and the attorney general.

It's our money! Christine Gregoire argues we can withhold it if we want.

Bright night

HELL HATH NO FURY like a rugby player who fears being driven from the field by NIMBY complaints over bright lights shining in sleepless neighbors'… Continue reading

Firefighters tackle Washingtons Farewell Creek blaze this summer.

Burn the Forest for the Trees

It's time for Smokey Bear to retire, for the good of the woods. But Forest Service momentum and Bush timber policy stand in the way.

Firefighters tackle Washingtons Farewell Creek blaze this summer.
Bushron and Brazil

Bushron and Brazil

GREETINGS FROM—or should that be to?—the heartland of crony capitalism. Northeast Brazil, whence the editors have graciously let me file, is a vast scorched region… Continue reading

Bushron and Brazil
Busted

Busted

A while back, after many years away, I happened to visit a town where we lived for a few years when I was a kid:… Continue reading

Busted

Call waiting . . . and waiting

Twice lately I've had the same weird experience—once on the sidewalk on Broadway and once in a Safeway somewhere in the black hole of Highway… Continue reading

Chevron’s switch

Out on the desert sands (the sands of Eastern Washington, that is), a hard-fought petro-political intrigue is unfolding. On one side stands the Olympic Pipeline… Continue reading

Childproof Seattle

Remember 15 years ago, when Mayor Charles Royer's "KidsPlace" project was supposed to keep Seattle safe and congenial for families? Congenial it certainly seemed. I… Continue reading

Cleaning out the store

A new theft jackpot: storage lockers.

Cool house

How could the city go wrong picking an architect whose name sounds like "cool house"? But I'm still amazed that, with a selection process for… Continue reading

The Port of Seattle's present cruise-ship terminal at Bell Street Pier.

Cruising Is Bruising

As the Port seeks more cruise ships, critics decry inconsistent environmental regs.

The Port of Seattle's present cruise-ship terminal at Bell Street Pier.

Daredevils

Didja hear the news brief about the septuagenarian officials of a town back East who promised to jump out of a plane if voters would… Continue reading