Rick Anderson

The persistent pest

Kurt Hettiger, notorious rumor-monger, scores some legal points in his dogged crusade against City Hall.

The Port: low pay, but high returns

The job pays a mere $6,000 a year, but big money is driving the debate in this year's two Port of Seattle Commission races.Make that… Continue reading

Port Commissioner Clare Nordquist (front) and executive director Mic Dinsmore spent nearly $90,000 on travel last year.

The port’s jet set

High-flying Port bigwigs spent $126,000 on travel last year.

Port Commissioner Clare Nordquist (front) and executive director Mic Dinsmore spent nearly $90,000 on travel last year.
Jack Abramoff listens to his attorney during an appearance last year before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. He refused to answer questions.

The Preston Gates Mates

The venerable Seattle law firm launched key players in the Tom DeLay scandal.

Jack Abramoff listens to his attorney during an appearance last year before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. He refused to answer questions.
Assistant city attorney Sean Sheehan parses the mayoral mailing for the ethics board.

The Propaganda Bomb

When Mayor Greg Nickels printed and mailed campaign material at city expense, he wasn't seeking to influence just anybody.

Assistant city attorney Sean Sheehan parses the mayoral mailing for the ethics board.
A land use dispute at this Georgetown residence.

The Rezone Zone

A neighborhood leader wonders what it takes to win friends and influence people at City Hall.

A land use dispute at this Georgetown residence.
After a national search, it turns out the superintendent was just down the hall: Raj Manhas.

The School Board Flunks Google 101

In rounding up superintendent candidates, it seems no one did their homework. And what about the $63,500 head-hunting firm?

After a national search, it turns out the superintendent was just down the hall: Raj Manhas.
Allen: sixth-richest man.

The Seattle Oil Tycoon

An update of Paul Allen's world: pipelines, insurance, and maybe some bankruptcy.

Allen: sixth-richest man.

The Silas file

Police profile the Aurora shooter.

The sky’s the limit

The city that supposedly hates skybridges is building one for Paul Allen, and letting other big shots bridge at will.

A memorial quilt for Trevor Simpson.

The slot machine

THERE ARE ALWAYS signs, but they aren't always readable. Trevor Simpson, 16, was in a long funk—sleepless, and he had given away his favorite hat.… Continue reading

A memorial quilt for Trevor Simpson.
KeyArena: More luxury seating needed.

The Sonics’ Venue Envy

Seattle's only championship-winning big-league team wants taxpayer help to tear down KeyArena and build a new home—just like the Seahawks and Mariners.

KeyArena: More luxury seating needed.

The SPD blues

When it comes to dealing with cop crimes, Chief Stamper's message is a mess.

The media horde spies Susan Lindauer in New York after a court appearance last week.

The Spy-cific Northwest

Journalists, sailor, diplomat—spies. Why is Washington so spooky?

The media horde spies Susan Lindauer in New York after a court appearance last week.
The governor with the 7E7 in his grasp at the big announcement in December.

The State’s Two-Timing Consultant

Taxpayers paid Deloitte Consulting $715,000 to help woo Boeing—which just happens to be a $5 million Deloitte client.

The governor with the 7E7 in his grasp at the big announcement in December.

The Stripper King

The story of Frank Colacurcio, the Bellevue boy who built a notorious nightlife empire.

The Sweet 16

A sex scandal widens among guards at the county jails and juvie hall.

The tankers

The tankers

These candidates are going down fighting.

The tankers
Cop out: Attorney Tony Savage kept accused cop Sonny Davis out of jail.

The thick blue wall

When the jury got a look at police conduct in the Sonny Davis case, it didn't help the prosecution. Tony Savage made sure of that.

Cop out: Attorney Tony Savage kept accused cop Sonny Davis out of jail.

The Track Is Clear

Like the third time, the fourth time was the charm, too, for the planned $1.6 billion monorail project, re-approved Tuesday night, Nov. 2, as Seattle… Continue reading