Matt Driscoll

Homeless and Hiding in Suburbia

Homeless and Hiding in Suburbia

In the woods outside of Seattle, the homeless are setting up camp, even building communities.

 

Last year, Washington state lost $319.7 million in tax revenue to contraband cigarette sales.

If one subject in Olympia divides Republicans and Democrats even more than

If one subject in Olympia divides Republicans and Democrats even more than the aisle separating seating in the House and Senate, it’s taxes. Democrats push… Continue reading

 

Geronimo stands strong as a worker scrubs away the vandal’s work.

The news came via a cryptic text message from a friend. As

The news came via a cryptic text message from a friend. As Andrew Morrison recalls, it read simply: “Hey, something happened to your murals.”That was… Continue reading

 

Photos by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.

So there’s a massive hole in your soul—a void in your life

So there’s a massive hole in your soul—a void in your life that, for five months or so, was filled with football. In Seattle, you’re… Continue reading

Photos by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.
In just under 40 minutes Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delivered his

In just under 40 minutes Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delivered his

In just under 40 minutes Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delivered his second annual State of the City Address. As is customary with such affairs,… Continue reading

In just under 40 minutes Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delivered his
Nickelsville almost disappeared after an internal battle.

At the gates of Nickelsville two Fridays ago, a week’s worth of

At the gates of Nickelsville two Fridays ago, a week’s worth of persistent, soaking rain combined with a week’s worth of turmoil inside the well-known… Continue reading

Nickelsville almost disappeared after an internal battle.
On Sunday, in the middle of a three-day holiday weekend and as

Things didn’t look good for the future of the Nickelsville homeless encampment

Things didn’t look good for the future of the Nickelsville homeless encampment last week.But things change.In an email sent to local media today, Scott Morrow… Continue reading

On Sunday, in the middle of a three-day holiday weekend and as
This could be the scene at Nickelsville again soon.

UPDATE: Scott Morrow has been reinstated at Nickelsville, averting a potential crisis.*Original

UPDATE:Scott Morrow has been reinstated at Nickelsville, averting a potential crisis.*Original story*We may well be witnessing the final days of the Nickelsville encampment at 1010… Continue reading

This could be the scene at Nickelsville again soon.
Doug Baldwin, mere moments before the Poopdown. CREDIT: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

We saw Doug Baldwin score a touchdown that put the Seahawks up

We saw Doug Baldwin score a touchdown that put the Seahawks up by 10 points. Then we saw the flag for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct… Continue reading

Doug Baldwin, mere moments before the Poopdown. CREDIT: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
It all started here.

A packed City Council meeting in Tacoma last week was the latest

A packed City Council meeting in Tacoma last week was the latest proof that the fight for workers’ rights has begun to take a firm… Continue reading

It all started here.
As we reported last week, Mayor Ed Murray recently met with NBA

As we reported last week, Mayor Ed Murray recently met with NBA

As we reported last week, Mayor Ed Murray recently met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to discuss the ongoing prospects of bringing professional basketball to… Continue reading

As we reported last week, Mayor Ed Murray recently met with NBA
Law enforcement agencies across the country - from L.A. to places like

Law enforcement agencies across the country – from L.A. to places like

Law enforcement agencies across the country - from L.A. to places like Bedford County, Virginia - are voicing concern over Google’s Waze traffic app. According… Continue reading

Law enforcement agencies across the country - from L.A. to places like
Last night roughly 800 volunteers across King County conducted the annual One

Last night roughly 800 volunteers across King County conducted the annual One

Last night roughly 800 volunteers across King County conducted the annual One Night County of people living without shelter. And with Mayor Ed Murray recently… Continue reading

Last night roughly 800 volunteers across King County conducted the annual One
Or not ...

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is currently in Washington D.C. for the U.S.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is currently in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. But before he arrived in the nation’s capital, according to… Continue reading

Or not ...
The mayor’s office is changing its plans for regulating medical marijuana businesses

In our legislative preview last week we listed reconciling the legal recreational

In our legislative preview last week we listed reconciling the legal recreational pot market created in Washington under Initiative 502 with the loosey-goosey medical marijuana… Continue reading

The mayor’s office is changing its plans for regulating medical marijuana businesses
Satellites like this CRS-S Dragon will fuel Seattle’s economy.

As we learned last week, Elon Musk’s innovative commercial rocket company, Space

As we learned last week, Elon Musk’s innovative commercial rocket company, Space Explorations Technology—or SpaceX, as it’s more commonly known—has landed in the Puget Sound… Continue reading

Satellites like this CRS-S Dragon will fuel Seattle’s economy.
It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a fact evidenced by the very

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a fact evidenced by the very

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a fact evidenced by the very real activism and protest in the streets of Seattle.The Seahawks won a big… Continue reading

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a fact evidenced by the very
Murray announced plans Wednesday to expand emergency homeless shelter beds and allow up to three permitted encampments in Seattle. Courtesy of the Mayor's Office

Last October, faced with a growing number of homeless people that call

Last October, faced with a growing number of homeless people that call Seattle home, and a growing debate over whether encampments might help or hurt… Continue reading

Murray announced plans Wednesday to expand emergency homeless shelter beds and allow up to three permitted encampments in Seattle. Courtesy of the Mayor's Office
On Monday the state legislature gathered in Olympia for the start of

On Monday the state legislature gathered in Olympia for the start of

On Monday the state legislature gathered in Olympia for the start of what’s sure to be a grueling 105-day session. In theory at least, bills… Continue reading

On Monday the state legislature gathered in Olympia for the start of
Michael Baumgartner: A man with a (debatable) plan.

Requiring a supermajority vote on all tax hikes, an idea once thought

Requiring a supermajority vote on all tax hikes, an idea once thought dead, could see new life this Legislative session. And Sen. Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane)… Continue reading

Michael Baumgartner: A man with a (debatable) plan.