Rick Anderson

When David Weed lost his police brutality case against two Seattle cops

When David Weed lost his police brutality case against two Seattle cops in October, he told a Seattle Times reporter "at least we had our… Continue reading

8,000 failed the penmanship test.Four county races face mandatory recounts today because

8,000 failed the penmanship test.Four county races face mandatory recounts today because of close votes in the November 8 election. And while there's no way… Continue reading

Curtis Ebbesmeyer and the Japanese Tsunami

Why the debris expert says you should head for the beach.

Ebbesmeyer That floating debris dispatched to the Pacific in March by the

Ebbesmeyer That floating debris dispatched to the Pacific in March by the Japan earthquake and tsunami has likely already arrived on the Washington coast (chart… Continue reading

KOMO-TVTurner HeltonEven under the pressure of a federal investigation into potential civil

KOMO-TVTurner HeltonEven under the pressure of a federal investigation into potential civil rights violations and use of excessive force, the Seattle Police Department has played… Continue reading

South Whidbey RecordThomas in 2000It’s been eight years since Russel Douglas’ body

South Whidbey RecordThomas in 2000It's been eight years since Russel Douglas' body was found by a man walking his dog after Christmas 2003 on bucolic… Continue reading

Peggy Sue Thomas: Drop-Dead Gorgeous

Peggy Sue Thomas: Drop-Dead Gorgeous

An ex-beauty queen who once wed the owner of a Kentucky Derby champ stands accused of murder.

Peggy Sue Thomas: Drop-Dead Gorgeous

The Army has issued its final report on the mental state of

The Army has issued its final report on the mental state of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker soldier Brandon Barrett, who, in full body armor, planned… Continue reading

In a sense, the two major statewide ballot issues yesterday were both

In a sense, the two major statewide ballot issues yesterday were both traffic initiatives. Tim Eyman's effort to control highway tolls and derail mass transit… Continue reading

Gregoire's Guts

Gregoire’s Guts

Does she have enough to end Washington's corporate giveaways?

Gregoire's Guts

Candidate HillGood news for Tacoma voters. They’ll have the option of picking

Candidate HillGood news for Tacoma voters. They'll have the option of picking at least one political candidate who can prove he's not insane. All the… Continue reading

Malaika Brooks, the pregnant woman Tasered by Seattle police during a 2004

Malaika Brooks, the pregnant woman Tasered by Seattle police during a 2004 traffic stop, finally won her battle after seven years but may have lost… Continue reading

Kasey Keller.Thanks to that couple and their two kids who got hopelessly

Kasey Keller.Thanks to that couple and their two kids who got hopelessly lost in a Massachusetts corn maze (and became the butt of jokes by… Continue reading

As this week’s 393-obituaries-long print edition underscores, death is one of the

As this week's 393-obituaries-long print edition underscores, death is one of the ways of keeping score in America's wars. But as we reported in 2004… Continue reading

Unlike the online version of Seattle Weekly, today’s print edition contains just

Unlike the online version of Seattle Weekly, today's print edition contains just one story, 33 pages long (the entire issue, including advertisements, contains 56 pages).… Continue reading

John M. Russell.”If you can’t help me,” Sgt. John Russell told Army

John M. Russell."If you can't help me," Sgt. John Russell told Army doctors hours before he committed the deadliest act of soldier-on-soldier violence in the… Continue reading

News TribuneBelinda Stewart.In his own little investigation of a prisons official who

News TribuneBelinda Stewart.In his own little investigation of a prisons official who ran a handful of nonprofit businesses from her Tumwater state office, Sen. Mike… Continue reading

It likely doesn’t help the 9/11 Truthers’ cause that Charlie Sheen is

It likely doesn't help the 9/11 Truthers' cause that Charlie Sheen is among their supporters. On the other hand, ex-FBI Director Louis Freeh and former… Continue reading

The Code of Conduct for the Whidbey Island Tea Party Patriots cautions

The Code of Conduct for the Whidbey Island Tea Party Patriots cautions its members not to start fights with opponents, although "If you choose to… Continue reading

Donald Rumsfeld’s Widow Problem

What happens when you call the former Secretary of Defense a liar.