James Bush

Mayor Greg Nickels and wife Sharon are all smiles as former Mayor Norm Rice delivers the oath of office.

Who is this man?

Greg Nickels' take-charge behavior has shocked City Hall. But will he be able to get things done?

Mayor Greg Nickels and wife Sharon are all smiles as former Mayor Norm Rice delivers the oath of office.
Is that a settlement I see? strikers wonder while they leaflet downtown.

Who’s got the contract?

Each side accuses the other of gamesmanship in the newspaper strike.

Is that a settlement I see? strikers wonder while they leaflet downtown.
Who's tougher?

Who’s tougher?

Sidran and Nickels bring different strengths to the mayoral race.

Who's tougher?
Will he or won't he?

Will he or won’t he?

At the eleventh hour, Mark Sidran waffles on light rail in the mayor's race.

Will he or won't he?
Will the courts' bring back teen dances?
Will the courts' bring back teen dances?
Winner Jim Compton— the biggest deficit spender.

Winner Jim Compton— the biggest deficit spender.

Tim Eyman has ascended to political nirvana—and all we got was this lousy initiative.Yes, the Mukilteo everyman is now a full-time politico. Just a month… Continue reading

Winner Jim Compton— the biggest deficit spender.

Workers’ writes

A strike at Seattle's daily newspapers turns reporters into newsmakers.

Year of the council

Can you imagine a row of local political writers sitting around praising the Seattle City Council? This actually happened at an early December forum, with… Continue reading

Yellers and screamers

A community council dispute calls into question the neighborhood governance model.

Yes, Mr. Weyerhaeuser

After spending years and millions to gain approval for its proposed Snoqualmie Ridge development, the Weyerhaeuser Corporation now wants to use tax-exempt public bonds to… Continue reading

You can’t go home again

While residents of Tent City 2 were appealing to the City Council on July 6 not to clear their homeless encampment, employees of the Seattle… Continue reading

The leopard changed its spots: The Woodland Park Zoo became private this week.

Zoo giveaway

The Seattle City Council hands over zoo to private group.

The leopard changed its spots: The Woodland Park Zoo became private this week.

Zoo to-do

New parks district: scam or boon?