Rick Anderson

Misleaders of the Pack

It was a banner election season for obfuscation.

RecordWest Seattle Blog nabbed honors as the nation’s best collaborative community blog

RecordWest Seattle Blog nabbed honors as the nation's best collaborative community blog over the weekend. Here's how an excited WSB editor Tracy Record reported it… Continue reading

The new central waterfront tunnel, part of the estimated $3.1 billion Alaskan

The new central waterfront tunnel, part of the estimated $3.1 billion Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement, will be built at or below the advertised cost of… Continue reading

Not that it was unexpected in what has become perhaps America’s slimiest

Not that it was unexpected in what has become perhaps America's slimiest state election campaign, but 31st District State Senator Pam Roach has launched another… Continue reading

Charlie Wilson, the Yakima County man who told Sen. Patty Murray she

Charlie Wilson, the Yakima County man who told Sen. Patty Murray she was "dead fucking meat," is not the only outraged wingnut who may have… Continue reading

Trespasser!Update: As usual, the coverup is always worse than the act: The

Trespasser!Update: As usual, the coverup is always worse than the act: The story Tony Hopfinger was after, resulting in his headline-making detention by Joe Miller's… Continue reading

Roach's Senate Challenger Gives 'Til It Hurts

Roach’s Senate Challenger Gives ‘Til It Hurts

His latest gift: "playing doctor" with two young girls.

Roach's Senate Challenger Gives 'Til It Hurts

Thanks to his stupidity, some fortunate timing, the siren call of Glenn

Thanks to his stupidity, some fortunate timing, the siren call of Glenn Beck, and an FBI agent posing as a Tea Partier, Charles Alan Wilson,… Continue reading

The soap opera known as the 31st District state senate race continues

The soap opera known as the 31st District state senate race continues to milk the pathos of voters never quite sure if they are to… Continue reading

EilerNothing, it seems, is going to persuade Judith Eiler she might be

EilerNothing, it seems, is going to persuade Judith Eiler she might be be confusing traffic offenders with serial killers. Not the "adequate" rating the veteran… Continue reading

Ballot Blunderers

Ballot Blunderers

Thousands of King County ballots went uncounted in the primary. Learn from these voters' mistakes.

Ballot Blunderers

City Aims to Put Out Fire Deputy’s Wrongful-Demotion Suit

Recent filings suggest hot heads at the department.

Shakedown Streets: Excerpts from Seattle Vice

Shakedown Streets: Excerpts from Seattle Vice

Longtime Weekly writer Rick Anderson's new book recounts the era of corruption that predated "Seattle Nice."

Shakedown Streets: Excerpts from Seattle Vice

Planning to fill out that Nov. 2 election ballot you just received

Planning to fill out that Nov. 2 election ballot you just received in the mail? Two things: Sign it, and mail back the envelope on… Continue reading

Pete Jackson over at crosscut.com is trying to make the case against

Pete Jackson over at crosscut.com is trying to make the case against Boeing and its involvement in the CIA rendition flights during the Bush administration… Continue reading

Cop Who Shot Native Woodcarver Can Expect to Skate

On Monday, King County Executive Dow Constantine ordered an inquest into the August 30 shooting of Seattle woodcarver John T. Williams by a Seattle police… Continue reading

Lying About Getting Laid, and Doing Time for It

Lying About Getting Laid, and Doing Time for It

Considering that Intelius, the Bellevue-based online people-searching/background-checking web service is frequently called a "scam" by its customers and "sleazy" by SW's Nina Shapiro (who wrote… Continue reading

Lying About Getting Laid, and Doing Time for It
Will the Gates Foundation's Journalism Gifts Taint Objectivity?

Will the Gates Foundation’s Journalism Gifts Taint Objectivity?

He's no Rupert Murdoch, but Bill Gates is making another media investment: His foundation will help fund a project at ABC News to increase its… Continue reading

Will the Gates Foundation's Journalism Gifts Taint Objectivity?

Considering that Intelius, the Bellevue-based online people-searching/background checking web service is frequently

Considering that Intelius, the Bellevue-based online people-searching/background checking web service is frequently called a "scam" by its customers and "sleazy" by Nina Shapiro (who wrote… Continue reading

KING-TVOsman AliIn the wake of a legal settlement over the death of

KING-TVOsman AliIn the wake of a legal settlement over the death of a 15-year-old boy, Children's Hospital now faces state review in three other treatment… Continue reading