Rick Anderson

When he died three years ago at age 38, Russian-born Kyril Faenov

When he died three years ago at age 38, Russian-born Kyril Faenov was an American success story with a family, money, and a promising future… Continue reading

Wasn’t this a movie? A book, maybe? Two strangers from the same

Wasn’t this a movie? A book, maybe? Two strangers from the same place move separately to a far-away city, seeking their dream jobs. Finally on… Continue reading

Seven months back, we told you about a story that may not

Seven months back, we told you about a story that may not be true, but had been spreading across the Internet. The May 13 Seattleland… Continue reading

The newly reased CIA torture report is an encouraging first step in

The newly reased CIA torture report is an encouraging first step in providing more details on Boeing’s and Seattle’s role in the extraordinary rendition flights,… Continue reading

Michael Brown. That name you know. It was in all the papers.

Michael Brown. That name you know. It was in all the papers. He was the black teen shot to death August 9 by white police… Continue reading

Michael Brown. That name you know. It was in all the papers.He

Michael Brown. That name you know. It was in all the papers.He was the black teen shot to death August 9 by white police officer… Continue reading

Right off, I should say something about my minor role in helping

Right off, I should say something about my minor role in helping send old Nick to prison. As Oregon deputy district attorney Stacey Borgman told… Continue reading

This is the story of the teen high-school football player who committed

This is the story of the teen high-school football player who committed murder in Marysville because his girlfriend apparently had a sexual relationship with a… Continue reading

On the humid morning of July 5, 30-year-old Roman Seleznev was passing

On the humid morning of July 5, 30-year-old Roman Seleznev was passing through security screening at Male International Airport in the Maldives, about 400 miles… Continue reading

In life as in soccer lately, Hope Solo has had to rely

In life as in soccer lately, Hope Solo has had to rely on a strong defense. The superstar goalie defended her ex-Seahawks bad boy/husband Jerramy… Continue reading

Tim Blixseth’s six-bedroom, five-bathroom estate was sold a few months ago for

Tim Blixseth’s six-bedroom, five-bathroom estate was sold a few months ago for the price of a very nice Winnebago. The two-level home with a finished… Continue reading

“Unfortunately, I’ve got to admit my awareness is different than it was,”

"Unfortunately, I’ve got to admit my awareness is different than it was,” Pete Carroll said last week. This was after the Seahawks coach had seen… Continue reading

Sex and coffee? That may seem an improbable combination, like love and

Sex and coffee? That may seem an improbable combination, like love and sodium pentothal. But here in caffeine-sloshed Seattleland, mixing nudity with a cuppa joe… Continue reading

Ex-Navy commander Charles Swift couldn’t do for the Capitol Hill arsonist what

Ex-Navy commander Charles Swift couldn’t do for the Capitol Hill arsonist what he did for Osama bin Laden’s chauffeur – set him free. Salim Hamdan,… Continue reading

When the body of a deputy sheriff was found sprawled along a

When the body of a deputy sheriff was found sprawled along a Washington coastal highway on the early morning of March 10, 1936, Charlie Eddy… Continue reading

Now 72, former University of Washington running back Dave Kopay was the

Now 72, former University of Washington running back Dave Kopay was the first professional athlete to openly declare, after his playing days, that he was… Continue reading

If you really have to have a heart attack, do it in

If you really have to have a heart attack, do it in Seattle. Your chance of survival is better than anyplace else in the U.S.,… Continue reading

The bearded, diminutive Pike Place Market social worker Joe Martin has been

The bearded, diminutive Pike Place Market social worker Joe Martin has been described as a leprechaun who looks like he fell off a charm bracelet.… Continue reading

Sex with the teacher is risky business—if you’re the teacher. You’ll lose

Sex with the teacher is risky business—if you’re the teacher. You’ll lose your job, your career, and likely your freedom.Then again, after prison, you could… Continue reading

The communists in Seattle—as other parts of the state think of us—would

The communists in Seattle—as other parts of the state think of us—would likely have an easy time picking their candidate if they could vote in… Continue reading