James Bush

Vance bottoms out

Working at an urban liberal rag like this one, it's a rare occasion when a Republican candidate impresses you.It was just a year ago that… Continue reading

West Seattle's Dennis Ross cries, "Foul!"

Vote due on Admiral garage

Having experienced nothing but trouble over the years dealing with parking garages, the Seattle City Council faces yet another vote on the topic.Residents and merchants… Continue reading

West Seattle's Dennis Ross cries, "Foul!"

Vote early

Damn those late absentee ballots!Here it is a week after the election, and we're all sitting around wondering who the next mayor is going to… Continue reading

Working the phones: organizers for Washington Conservation Voters Sarah Jaynes (left) and Karen Deal.

Voting green

Washington Conservation Voters target their key races for this year's election.

Working the phones: organizers for Washington Conservation Voters Sarah Jaynes (left) and Karen Deal.

War and taxes

WILL OSAMA bin Laden's jihad trump Tim Eyman's tax- cutting crusade?With the U.S. at war, government services seem more imperative, which could spell defeat at… Continue reading

Washington's recession

Washington’s recession

Hard times at Boeing and the dot-com collapse give us the highest unemployment rate in the nation.

Washington's recession

We aren’t the world

Seattle residents are exhibiting their traditional fear of world-class again, as the city's plan for the Washington Park Arboretum makes its tortured way through the… Continue reading

Livingston's labors: Activist Brian Livingston has labored mightily to help Seattle's neighborhoods.

Weary watchdogs

The Civic Foundation is plagued by debts and poor election prospects.

Livingston's labors: Activist Brian Livingston has labored mightily to help Seattle's neighborhoods.

Welcome to City Hall

Holding a press conference can be a risky proposition. And now, beyond the sobering thought of having nobody show up, activists face the added threat… Continue reading

Welcome to Seattle! Now move along

There will soon be a new friendly face on downtown Seattle's mean streets, steering tourists to nearby restaurants and guiding the homeless to social services.… Continue reading

Westside Greggets in early

Westside Greggets in early

Greg Nickels has jumped into the mayor's race, kicking off Seattle's 2001 election campaign.Well, not exactly. Newspaper headlines notwithstanding, don't expect to find the veteran… Continue reading

Westside Greggets in early

What’s in a name?

Seattle has never suffered from any shortage of controversy; then again, we've never had a shortage of people with good intentions, either. Is there a… Continue reading

What's Jan's plan?

What’s Jan’s plan?

By the time you read this column, City Council member Jan Drago may be a candidate for mayor.A Drago run would add a viable female… Continue reading

What's Jan's plan?

What’s the beef?

Mayor Paul Schell's effort to trim city ethics regulations continues, but backers of a less constrained city workforce still haven't cited a single case proving… Continue reading

Where are Mark's bucks?

Where are Mark’s bucks?

OK, the guy's bound to get plenty of votes come September, but why is the Mark Sidran for Mayor campaign moving so damn slow?First Sidran… Continue reading

Where are Mark's bucks?
City Council tough guys Licata, Conlin, and McIver need a challenge.

Where are the candidates?

The power of incumbency chills City Council races.

City Council tough guys Licata, Conlin, and McIver need a challenge.
Northwest Harvest may see donors turn into clients.

Where has all the money gone?

It's not just the terrorists, it's the economy

Northwest Harvest may see donors turn into clients.

Where’s Gary?

I was about to come face-to-face with a serial killer.OK, there's a sheet of bulletproof glass separating the King County Jail's courtroom from spectators, and… Continue reading

Where's Nate?

Where’s Nate?

Based on the all-staff memo, you'd think you should wish Nate Caldwell a nice vacation. Dated March 2, the mildly worded missive informs employees of… Continue reading

Where's Nate?

Where’s the permit?

The winners of a recent housing design competition got their award certificates, but now want building permits to go with them.Most of those testifying at… Continue reading