Rick Anderson

Ricardo Cruz Mejia’s final days began with a stomach problem. It was

Ricardo Cruz Mejia’s final days began with a stomach problem. It was October 2010. After the 26-year-old Walla Walla State Penitentiary inmate discovered blood in… Continue reading

Some Seattleites, you might recall, didn’t take well to the idea of

Some Seattleites, you might recall, didn’t take well to the idea of police drones last year. Critics raised the specter of airborne peeping Toms and… Continue reading

The gunfire was still echoing from Seattle Pacific University’s mass shooting yesterday

The gunfire was still echoing from Seattle Pacific University’s mass shooting yesterday when, of course, the gun debate, with all its recycled arguments, began anew.… Continue reading

When I knocked on the door of Dennis Montgomery’s Yarrow Point mansion

When I knocked on the door of Dennis Montgomery’s Yarrow Point mansion around noon, several large dogs began howling inside. I could hear them barking… Continue reading

Among the odd spiritual teachings of JZ Knight, the wizard of Yelm,

Among the odd spiritual teachings of JZ Knight, the wizard of Yelm, the most telling is likely her command to go forth and create your… Continue reading

As mayor-in-training Ed Murray was happily announcing his choice of former Boston

As mayor-in-training Ed Murray was happily announcing his choice of former Boston police commissioner Kathleen O'Toole as new police-chief-in-training this week, you could walk along… Continue reading

When it came time to announce his divorce plans last month, Seattle

When it came time to announce his divorce plans last month, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson decided to issue a brief statement through his football… Continue reading

UPDATE: In a last-minute plea deal, Danford Grant admitted guilt to five,

UPDATE:In a last-minute plea deal, Danford Grant admitted guilt to five, amended, third-degree rape charges and one burglary count, and faces 25 years in prison.… Continue reading

Edward Courtney’s cross-country, school-to-school, boy-to-boy journey lasted more than 30 years and

Edward Courtney’s cross-country, school-to-school, boy-to-boy journey lasted more than 30 years and scarred the lives of more victims than he could remember. But by the… Continue reading

The likelihood that no one believed her never seemed to rattle Peggy

The likelihood that no one believed her never seemed to rattle Peggy Sue Thomas. Cops, prosecutors, and most of Whidbey Island eventually came to suspect… Continue reading

When state Rep. Matt Shea arrived at the Bundy ranch outside Las

When state Rep. Matt Shea arrived at the Bundy ranch outside Las Vegas two weeks ago to join the grazing-lands standoff against the federal government,… Continue reading

One year ago this month, 42-year-old Maurecio Bellpushed through the doors of

One year ago this month, 42-year-old Maurecio Bellpushed through the doors of the University Street entrance to the Metro tunnel. It was shortly after 5… Continue reading

The sounds of Mariner baseball are in the air—a swing and a

The sounds of Mariner baseball are in the air—a swing and a miss, the groan of the crowd, GM Jack Zduriencik promising another building year—as… Continue reading

About a half-hour into Seattle Vice, the new musical that premiered at

About a half-hour intoSeattle Vice, the new musical that premiered at ACT last weekend, there’s tittering not only from the bare-breasted dancers but from the… Continue reading

For a man whose suicide was unequivocally confirmed and his case then

For a man whose suicide was unequivocally confirmed and his case then closed—slammed permanently shut by police, it seemed—Kurt Cobain has been a lively corpse.He… Continue reading

It shaped up as Timothy Dobbs’ perfect crime—relentlessly stalking and threatening to

It shaped up as Timothy Dobbs’ perfect crime—relentlessly stalking and threatening to kill a former girlfriend who was left so shaken that, when it came… Continue reading

It’s no great surprise that the Pentagon does not believe that its

It’s no great surprise that the Pentagon does not believe that its Marines and sailors—many of them from Seattleland—were hit with life-threatening illness after pitching… Continue reading

When Gary Locke departed China for Seattle last week after two and

When Gary Locke departed China for Seattle last week after two and a half years as U.S. Ambassador, the Beijing government saluted him with a… Continue reading

If prosecutors have it right, Musab Masmari intended to kill everyone in

If prosecutors have it right, Musab Masmari intended to kill everyone in sight when he allegedly set a New Year’s Eve arson fire at Neighbours,… Continue reading