James Bush

The fat lady taxes

Two stadiums, a symphony hall . . . what's left?

The forest for the trees

OK, don't fence it in. Now where will the Arboretum find the funds and vision it needs?

Face time for Times editor

The Great Wall of Fairview

Don't the very public security measures taken in response to the strike at The Seattle Times' Fairview Avenue headquarters make the paper look bad in… Continue reading

Face time for Times editor

The kids are all right

Reform may finally be on the way for Seattle's teen dance ordinance, a 1985 law aimed at separating that matches-and-gasoline combination of teenagers and live… Continue reading

The man vs. the cans

Billboard czar Barry Ackerley has long had a chip on his shoulder regarding the press, which, in his opinion, blames him for everything. Despite Mr.… Continue reading

Rails to nowhere? Dreams of extending the monorailare stalled.

The monorail’s last ride?

A funding crunch could eclipse Seattle's dream of elevated transportation.

Rails to nowhere? Dreams of extending the monorailare stalled.

The name ain’t Seattle County

It now appears that King County Executive Ron Sims will keep enough of his powers to fight another day. Just two weeks ago, it seemed… Continue reading

Carlson: Back to broadcast.

The new KVI?

Is Seattle radio station KVI replacing its traditional "hot talk" with smart talk?

Carlson: Back to broadcast.

The Olchefske files

A burglary at School District offices fuels critics' fire.

The outside’s new insider

Judy Nicastro's Cinderella victory suggests new life for an anti-establishment coalition.

I'm a freedom-loving guy.

The patriot

A right-wing revolutionary runs for Governor.

I'm a freedom-loving guy.

The race card

Hey, when will that dialogue about race get going?Even though we've been reading about the big chat for months, it seems mayoral candidate Greg Nickels… Continue reading

Malled in: Activists Janet Way and Bob Vreeland want to restore Thornton Creek.

Thornton’s ghost

Activists haunt Northgate shopping mall expansion in order to save a creek.

Malled in: Activists Janet Way and Bob Vreeland want to restore Thornton Creek.
A trio of white guys sitting around smiling.

Three becomes two

Nickels, Schell, or Sidran face elimination in mayoral primary

A trio of white guys sitting around smiling.

Three contenders three

Nobody will admit to being impressed with the three top candidates for Seattle City Council position 1, but nobody's shown enough guts to challenge them,… Continue reading

I do a mean F. Murray Abraham imitation!

Three-dot election

Nobody can call the Green Party of Seattle predictable. Last week, the greenies endorsed a mayoral candidate who won't even be on the ballot—write-in Christal… Continue reading

I do a mean F. Murray Abraham imitation!
Civil Action? Mayoral candidate Mark Sidran kicks it off at the Westin.

Tough guy rails

City Attorney Mark Sidran kicks off his race for mayor by blasting light rail.

Civil Action? Mayoral candidate Mark Sidran kicks it off at the Westin.

Towing the line

The city cracks down on chronic bad drivers—and parkers.

Where are all the riders? Downtown's bus tunnel can be a lonely place.

Transit Traffic

Few people ride; here's why.

Where are all the riders? Downtown's bus tunnel can be a lonely place.

Upward mobility

Paul Schell's attempt to slow down our economy's assault on renters proves useless.