Caleb Hannan

The SuperSonics may now be the Thunder, but not all NBA teams

The SuperSonics may now be the Thunder, but not all NBA teams change names when they change locations. Hence the Lakers of relatively arid Los… Continue reading

The anti-cigarette backlash has finally done the impossible: it’s made me feel

The anti-cigarette backlash has finally done the impossible: it's made me feel bad for the tobacco companies. The impossible occurred at approximately 2:38 p.m. yesterday… Continue reading

There’s probably no downside to the Seattle police department’s new Twitter feed,

There's probably no downside to the Seattle police department's new Twitter feed, @getyourcarback, that sends out an alert every time a car is reported stolen.… Continue reading

Gateway to the Orient

Gateway to the Orient

Southwest Washington will be China's source for dirty coal.

Gateway to the Orient

When Gayle Kiser first heard about the plan to install a coal

When Gayle Kiser first heard about the plan to install a coal port close to her timber farm in Cowlitz County, the 15-year resident thought… Continue reading

Yesterday Cowlitz County commissioners voted to allow a permit for a coal

Yesterday Cowlitz County commissioners voted to allow a permit for a coal port in Longview on the banks of the Columbia River. The controversial decision… Continue reading

Cliff Mass has been busy over the past 24 hours. “It’s been

Cliff Mass has been busy over the past 24 hours. "It's been an exhausting day," the weather guru says by phone from his office at… Continue reading

In July Mayor Mike McGinn introduced his nightlife initiative, an ambitious eight-point

In July Mayor Mike McGinn introduced his nightlife initiative, an ambitious eight-point plan that aimed to dramatically reshape the way Seattle got its drink on.… Continue reading

It’s been six years since Washington voters decided to drop the voting-by-party

It's been six years since Washington voters decided to drop the voting-by-party format that's standard in almost every other state in favor of a "jungle… Continue reading

Three years ago, back when the City Council actually had money to

Three years ago, back when the City Council actually had money to spend, Mayor Greg Nickels tried to get it to spend some $9 million… Continue reading

This just in: Gov. Christine Gregoire is a cheap date. At a

This just in: Gov. Christine Gregoire is a cheap date. At a press conference this morning to announce an emergency ban on alcoholic energy drinks,… Continue reading

Back in April, Nina Shapiro wrote about how former Seattle police chief

Back in April, Nina Shapiro wrote about how former Seattle police chief turned Obama Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske wanted to chart a "new direction in… Continue reading

Hey everyone! There’s a new study out that confirms something you already

Hey everyone! There's a new study out that confirms something you already knew: the more sensational a politician, the more headlines they're likely to get.… Continue reading

Rossi Proves Money Doesn’t Follow Media Coverage

He collected big bucks, despite relatively little national attention.

My grandma always said, “Caleb, never turn your back on your four-year-old

My grandma always said, "Caleb, never turn your back on your four-year-old son, because that little scamp might just load a cartridge into a shotgun… Continue reading

Two weeks ago, Washington State Ferries had a big problem with a

Two weeks ago, Washington State Ferries had a big problem with a cover story we ran featuring Patty Murray in a suit made of meat.… Continue reading

Meet Erik Foss. That’s him to the right, wearing the Viking helmet.

Meet Erik Foss. That's him to the right, wearing the Viking helmet. Erik was once an average Seattle family man. In fact, he was so… Continue reading

South Park did an “Inception” spoof on Wednesday night. *BRAHHHM* If you’re

South Park did an "Inception" spoof on Wednesday night. *BRAHHHM* If you're familiar with South Park and familiar with "Inception" (*BRAHHHM*) then you can probably… Continue reading

Washington State Ferries have finally admitted that there wasn’t much meat on

Washington State Ferries have finally admitted that there wasn't much meat on the bone they picked with us last week. As you'll recall, WSF pulled… Continue reading

When State Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders said at a recent court

When State Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders said at a recent court meeting that African Americans are overrepresented in the prison population, he was stating… Continue reading