James Bush

Beware of Kirkland Syndrome

Seattle says it wants more housing. But look what happens to cities that get it.

Beyond the punch lines

You just gotta love that Mark Sidran.That's the latest tack by Mindy Cameron and the Dump Schell gang over at the Seattle Times. Even as… Continue reading

Bigger and better

Let's get one thing straight—there will be an expanded Washington State Convention & Trade Center shading the streets just west of Interstate 5. Even City… Continue reading

Billing Peter to pay Paul

Having failed to find a private entity willing to overpay sufficiently for the city's Key Tower, Mayor Paul Schell would like to sell half the… Continue reading

Black mass

Seattle thrills to the reunited Ozzy and co.

Bondage

Supporters of the library find themselves in a bind.

Bonding with developers

How stealth corporate welfare gives Weyerhaeuser a windfall at Snoqualmie Ridge.

Boom and bust

Boom and bust

Shaking earth bails out shaken mayor.

Boom and bust
Boomer bust

Boomer bust

A book about a generation that just keeps getting bigger.

Boomer bust
The Family-Friendly Pioneer Square February Fest: coming soon?

Bored to death

If anyone fears that Seattle is losing its identity, they need only look as far as the recommendations of Mayor Paul Schell's first Mardi Gras… Continue reading

The Family-Friendly Pioneer Square February Fest: coming soon?

Brand new party

THIS YEAR'S ELECTION-NIGHT hot spot was the fourth floor of the Westin Hotel, where a ballroom full of Democrats awaited the arrival of a victorious… Continue reading

Hear in the Now: Queensrche.

Breaking the Silence

Queensrche return after a six-year absence.

Hear in the Now: Queensrche.
Brown bag lunch or show trial?

Brown bag lunch or show trial?

Its organizer, City Council member Richard McIver, called it a brown bag forum; City Attorney Mark Sidran dubbed it a "show trial."Whichever label you choose,… Continue reading

Brown bag lunch or show trial?
Sunny Kobe Cook teaches city workers about customer service.

Budget committee answers phone

Isn't it great to live in such exciting technological times?The Seattle City Council Budget Committee took a bold step where no legislators have gone before… Continue reading

Sunny Kobe Cook teaches city workers about customer service.
Is City Hall fiddling while the streets buckle?

Budget pothole

The business lobby starts a street fight.

Is City Hall fiddling while the streets buckle?

Building trust the public/private way

It's a tough job trying to give the city's public/private partnerships that stamp of respectability. Ask the members of the city's Public/Private Partnership Task Force,… Continue reading

Bye-bye Olympics?

We won't know until next Monday's City Council vote, but the proposal to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Seattle is looking like a major… Continue reading

Can’t place the name

In late January, the University District Plan became the first of the city's neighborhood plans to be challenged before the state's regional growth management appeals… Continue reading

Carlson for guv: first sign of apocalypse?

What a week! First, it turns out that public-private partnerships are a great idea after all, and then John Carlson decides to run for governor.Of… Continue reading

Too much money hurts democracy, warns Matt Fox.

Cashing in

Proposal could flood Seattle's elections with bigger campaign contributions.

Too much money hurts democracy, warns Matt Fox.