James Bush

Strike cents

Strike cents

The costs of the newspaper strike are heavy for both sides.

Strike cents
Solidarity, whatever: Strikers held out 49 days but gained little.

Striking Lessons

In Seattle's newspaper strike, both management and labor learned from Detroit's five-year-long labor dispute.

Solidarity, whatever: Strikers held out 49 days but gained little.

Suicide Pact

The Times and P-I set the stage to put one of them out of business.

Supreme showdown

Some seek judicial harmony, and others sound strident notes in this year's battles for the state's high court seats.

Take my density—please

The county has a great idea for Seattle neighborhoods.

Talking the talk

Talking the talk

"I love these meetings where the public turns out," said ever-cheery Seattle City Council member Judy Nicastro on the elevator ride up to the 11th… Continue reading

Talking the talk
Save the greenbelt! cries Magnolia's John Spear.

Tall tree trouble

Lose views or chop trees? Magnolia neighbors square off.

Save the greenbelt! cries Magnolia's John Spear.
Task force follies

Task force follies

Schell's Mardi Gras panels produce yet another crisis at City Hall.

Task force follies

Tax scratch fever

Initiative 695 proposes to give you cheap car tabs and make state government disappear.

Team Schell

Team Schell

The mayor uses government to aid his re-election bid.

Team Schell
Teen dance fix nixed

Teen dance fix nixed

Last week, supporters of efforts to bring all-ages dancing back to Seattle notched one glorious victory and one crushing defeat.On Monday, the City Council approved… Continue reading

Teen dance fix nixed

That other source of campaign cash

Civic Foundation administrator Brian Livingston is best known by local media types as a tireless promoter of his organization—maybe this year he can add the… Continue reading

Professional European Rem Koolhaas and his creation.

The art of being Rem

People can talk all they want about culture-changing inventions like the microchip and the transistor, but my favorite technological marvel is that little button on… Continue reading

Professional European Rem Koolhaas and his creation.

The bill at the end of the road

They're usually small, sometimes scenic, the city has 149 of 'em, and they're going to be more expensive to lease in the future. The items… Continue reading

The Black Hole of Holly Park

First the Seattle Housing Authority eliminated hundreds of low-income units in Holly Park. Now it's spending millions more than expected on that renovation. And, as Mark Worth recounts, it's got the same sort of plans for White Center.

The bright side to I-695

The much-touted post-Initiative 695 politics are off to a depressing start, but a few surprises may lie down the road.Having been told for months that… Continue reading

The Case of the Tuggable Chief

Pulled by politics and scandal, can "New Age" Norm Stamper fight crime, clean up the department, change cop culture, and keep his job?

Seattle's bad air day: Quality office space now available.

The cost of flying

Don't turn out the lights in Seattle just yet, say economists.

Seattle's bad air day: Quality office space now available.

The dailies wake up

What's wrong with our beloved downtown business community, stewed one political observer. Didn't they realize that the passage of the All-Ages Dance Ordinance was an… Continue reading

The debutant

Our new mayor unveils a wonkish, well-balanced staff, an upbeat agenda—and his first trial balloon.