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Nickelsville, in its most recent incarnation near Daybreak Star Center in Discovery

Nickelsville, in its most recent incarnation near Daybreak Star Center in Discovery Park, has been given until noon Monday by the city to depart. (The… Continue reading

photo by Kevin P. CaseyThe latest Rasmussen Reports poll has Gov. Christine

photo by Kevin P. CaseyThe latest Rasmussen Reports poll has Gov. Christine Gregoire tied with challenger Dino Rossi at 48 percent apiece-- an improvement for… Continue reading

Nickelsville showing up at the Daybreak Star Center in Discovery Park last

Nickelsville showing up at the Daybreak Star Center in Discovery Park last night presents and interesting conundrum for the United Indians of All Tribes, which… Continue reading

Gregoire’s Red Scare

Why is an incumbent Democratic governor in a dark-blue state having such a tough time in her quest for re-election?

King County Executive Ron Sims may have hopped on the bandwagon late–

King County Executive Ron Sims may have hopped on the bandwagon late-- staying with Sen. Hillary Clinton until the bitter end-- but he's on with… Continue reading

Lost in the public announcement of House Speaker Frank Chopp’s vision for

Lost in the public announcement of House Speaker Frank Chopp's vision for the Alaskan Way Viaduct last week was the fact that in addition to… Continue reading

As I left the encampment a few moments ago, Seattle police were

As I left the encampment a few moments ago, Seattle police were still making their way past the pink tents, arresting anyone who hadn't vacated… Continue reading

Four days in, Nickelsville is starting to look like the semi-permanent encampment

Four days in, Nickelsville is starting to look like the semi-permanent encampment its organizers intended. There are a couple of large tents tents for the… Continue reading

Photo by Peter MumfordResidents of the homeless encampment at 7115 West Marginal

Photo by Peter MumfordResidents of the homeless encampment at 7115 West Marginal Way SW are inviting all-comers to show up tonight at 7 p.m. to… Continue reading

Living With Goodwill

Literally.

Apparently the triangular piece of land chosen by the Nickelodeons is a

Apparently the triangular piece of land chosen by the Nickelodeons is a popular one. It's also one of the parcels the city's considering in its… Continue reading

Video by Laura OnstotAfter three months of planning this morning was it.

Video by Laura OnstotAfter three months of planning this morning was it. The Nickelodeons were up at 3:30 a.m. grabbing coffee and packing supplies. At… Continue reading

Residents of SHARE’s Safe Haven shelter have finally found a taker. Goodwill

Residents of SHARE's Safe Haven shelter have finally found a taker. Goodwill Industries of Seattle has offered space to the shelter on the second floor… Continue reading

Not only was voter turnout for the Aug. 19 primary abysmal– at

Not only was voter turnout for the Aug. 19 primary abysmal-- at 34.86 percent it was the worst in the state. That's right King County.… Continue reading

The Homeless Are an Economic Engine

Parks employees are paid a premium to “clean out” vagrants in city greenbelts.

Tossed this bumper sticker on my bookshelf last spring after receiving it

Tossed this bumper sticker on my bookshelf last spring after receiving it in an unmarked envelop and thinking, Sarah Palin? Huh. Apparently "Mothers Against Gov't… Continue reading

photo by Harley SoltesThe Seattle City Council this week voted to give

photo by Harley SoltesThe Seattle City Council this week voted to give Parks Department workers a premium of 10 percent over their regular hourly wage… Continue reading

Which in Washington, according to the campaign, is more than four percent

Which in Washington, according to the campaign, is more than four percent of the citizenry. Campaign officials, during a conference call this afternoon, said there… Continue reading

Harassing Gas

A Green Party gubernatorial candidate rings a biodiesel merchant’s bell, and gets accused of criminal behavior for it.

King County Executive Ron Sims isn’t the only convention attendee bent on

King County Executive Ron Sims isn't the only convention attendee bent on giving us the blow by blow via Twitter.Last week, you were gripped by… Continue reading