Rick Anderson

Charles Apple’s blog on the American Copy Editors Society website keeps track

Charles Apple's blog on the American Copy Editors Society website keeps track of, among other things, newspaper typos and assorted screwups, such as the one… Continue reading

Howard Schultz's Broken Promise

Howard Schultz’s Broken Promise

How Starbucks' campaign cash is making its CEO look bad.

Howard Schultz's Broken Promise

DickersonGrowing up African-American in the harbor town of Aberdeen, young Russell Dickerson

DickersonGrowing up African-American in the harbor town of Aberdeen, young Russell Dickerson III was just a "nigger" to some of his classmates. Miller Junior High… Continue reading

Fugitive MikeA bottle of wine (Chateau Lafite Rothschild) sold for $700, eight

Fugitive MikeA bottle of wine (Chateau Lafite Rothschild) sold for $700, eight pairs of shoes (Christian Louboutin) went for $2,100, and a car (2007 Bentley… Continue reading

Michael Mastro’s Storage Wars

On the lam and out of money, his stuff's now for sale.

Mastro’s 2007 BentleyWhen the Bentley convertible, Steinway baby grand piano, fur coats

Mastro's 2007 BentleyWhen the Bentley convertible, Steinway baby grand piano, fur coats and 25 Chihuly glass pieces are auctioned off along with most of his… Continue reading

LinehanSixteen years after she allegedly killed her Alaska fiance, is Mechele Linehan

LinehanSixteen years after she allegedly killed her Alaska fiance, is Mechele Linehan free to resume life as the soccer-mom wife of an Olympia doctor? The… Continue reading

Richard Poeton's Big Payday

Richard Poeton’s Big Payday

How a King County bookie got rich playing the county.

Richard Poeton's Big Payday

Amputated coniferGiven the choice between environmental protection and crime prevention, a Northgate

Amputated coniferGiven the choice between environmental protection and crime prevention, a Northgate man chose the latter last month, cutting limbs from nearly 50 trees at… Continue reading

A bookie lives and dies by the odds, and it looks like

A bookie lives and dies by the odds, and it looks like Richard "Treebark" Poeton has beaten them. An undercover investigator from the state Gambling… Continue reading

James Egan’s Dash-Cam Problem

Why the city is suing this lawyer.

It could turn out to be a much better year than expected

It could turn out to be a much better year than expected for Mark Brunell, the broke (on paper) ex-Husky quarterback who had to sell… Continue reading

BushLike Mark Brunell, Billy Joe Hobert, Drew Bledsoe and others mentioned in

BushLike Mark Brunell, Billy Joe Hobert, Drew Bledsoe and others mentioned in this week's SW cover story, Lew Bush was a 1993 NFL draft pick… Continue reading

BrunellAs a University of Washington quarterback in the early 1990s, Mark Brunell

BrunellAs a University of Washington quarterback in the early 1990s, Mark Brunell cherished his three Rose Bowl rings. Today, despite having earned more than $75… Continue reading

A star at the University of Washington, Brunell was named MVP of the 1991 Rose Bowl.

Mark Brunell’s Downward Spiral

How a former UW football star squandered $75 million in NFL earnings.

A star at the University of Washington, Brunell was named MVP of the 1991 Rose Bowl.

So when he accepted the job at The Los Angeles Times the

So when he accepted the job at The Los Angeles Times the other day, longtime Seattle Post-Intelligencer Cartoonist David Horsey said to his new bosses,… Continue reading

FBIJustin SolondzBack in 2001, Justin Solondz and Briana Waters were classmates and

FBIJustin SolondzBack in 2001, Justin Solondz and Briana Waters were classmates and lovers. They lived in Olympia, attended The Evergreen State College, and built incendiary… Continue reading

A 93 percenterThere are 9,684 charities registered in Washington State, 685 of

A 93 percenterThere are 9,684 charities registered in Washington State, 685 of which use commercial fundraising services. Ranked at the top of the Secretary of… Continue reading

SonntagAmong the Olympia department heads beseeching lawmakers not to make further gouges

SonntagAmong the Olympia department heads beseeching lawmakers not to make further gouges in their budgets, State Auditor Brian Sonntag may have the best argument: How… Continue reading

Rebecca Zahau’s Suicide

And the lawyer convinced she was murdered.