Rick Anderson

Ezell's Food Fight

Ezell’s Food Fight

The legal battle over Oprah's favorite fried-chicken empire.

Ezell's Food Fight

Oprah Loves Ezell’sA quiet battle among the ownership of Ezell’s Famous Chicken–the

Oprah Loves Ezell'sA quiet battle among the ownership of Ezell's Famous Chicken--the popular Seattle institution that grew to a dozen eateries and planned to go… Continue reading

Mike McGinn to Lawyer: Who You Callin' a Liar?

Mike McGinn to Lawyer: Who You Callin’ a Liar?

The e-mail spat between the mayor's office and a former U.S. attorney.

Mike McGinn to Lawyer: Who You Callin' a Liar?

For those still counting child-molester milestones, 48-year old Mary Kay Letourneau, still

For those still counting child-molester milestones, 48-year old Mary Kay Letourneau, still wed to her onetime (now age 27) child lover Vili Fualaau, is today… Continue reading

The five-year saga of the mentally ill West Seattle man who kept

The five-year saga of the mentally ill West Seattle man who kept $100,000 in his dresser drawers only to have it ripped off by a… Continue reading

GottliebThat was fast. Save for a few TV talking heads, chatter about

GottliebThat was fast. Save for a few TV talking heads, chatter about new gun controls has faded away just a week after the anti-gun rage… Continue reading

Latter-day GiversWhile, as noted earlier, Bill Gates threw a lot of money

Latter-day GiversWhile, as noted earlier, Bill Gates threw a lot of money to politicians in recent years, he's of course since aimed most of his… Continue reading

Olivia at one hour.While you were busy living, the King County Medical

Olivia at one hour.While you were busy living, the King County Medical Examiner's office was quietly adding $50 to your tab for dying. As John… Continue reading

Paul Allen's New Year's Cruise

Paul Allen’s New Year’s Cruise

Plenty of celebs, but not as exclusive as you'd think.

Paul Allen's New Year's Cruise

The Arizona murder trial of former Seattle prostitute and Everett city council

The Arizona murder trial of former Seattle prostitute and Everett city council candidate Shawna Forde is set to begin in a few weeks, followed in… Continue reading

The drive to recall Mr. Recall was given court approval to proceed

The drive to recall Mr. Recall was given court approval to proceed yesterday in Tacoma, where law and politics, when not weird, are dependably strange.… Continue reading

ToweryThe Army continues to hold back its completed report about John Towery,

ToweryThe Army continues to hold back its completed report about John Towery, the military spy who infiltrated anti-war protest groups in the South Sound. Barring… Continue reading

Bill Jr. is continuing his father's legacy of titillating morning jolts.

Sexpresso Operator’s Disappearance a Mystery

His son suspects his dad's wife--or is it ex-wife?--had him killed.

Bill Jr. is continuing his father's legacy of titillating morning jolts.

It’s called a sting, not entrapment, that led to the arrest of

It's called a sting, not entrapment, that led to the arrest of accused would-be bomber Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, in Portland Friday. As he pressed… Continue reading

LidtkeBurglar Jerry H. Christy, alias Nick Natti, has joined his wife, stolen-goods

LidtkeBurglar Jerry H. Christy, alias Nick Natti, has joined his wife, stolen-goods fence Georgia Christy, alias Monica Natti, and their co-conspirator, self-proclaimed criminal mastermind Kurt… Continue reading

DeanCity Hall clearly does not want to go to trial over the

DeanCity Hall clearly does not want to go to trial over the "shitstorm," as Fire Chief Greg Dean termed it, that erupted in the wake… Continue reading

Costly Clarification

Children's Hospital faces further investigations for tragic incidents.

When University of Washington provost Phyllis Wise took a seat on Nike’s

When University of Washington provost Phyllis Wise took a seat on Nike's board of directors late last year, she said it wouldn't be a conflict… Continue reading

EilerVoters last week not only did what the state Commission on Judicial

EilerVoters last week not only did what the state Commission on Judicial Conduct failed to do the past five years - remove Judge Judy from… Continue reading

WashamTacoma is the place to go on a slow political day elsewhere.

WashamTacoma is the place to go on a slow political day elsewhere. There's always the next act of Will Baker, the "International Man of Diplomacy"… Continue reading