"I've got to be honest, this race is still a snoozer," says political consultant Brett Bader of the battle for Seattle mayor. "It needs a… Continue reading
The notorious Teen Dance Ordinance faces execution.
For those of you too busy to attend Mayor Paul Schell's State of the City address on January 29, here's the executive summary:Needless to say,… Continue reading
Coming off a disappointing 1999 city election campaign, the Civic Foundation is looking to make a comeback. Leading the charge will be Angela Toussaint, a… Continue reading
The Seattle City Council spiced up its two-day retreat last week with a panel discussion featuring their biggest critic of late—Seattle Times columnist David Brewster.… Continue reading
Will I stay or will I go?That's what Seattle's top 21 nonelected city officials, in charge of everything from the Fire Department to Seattle Center,… Continue reading
Pissed off about impeachment? Channel your anger over the Internet and throw the bums out.
To the surprise of no one, last year's mayoral election proved Seattle's most expensive ever.That fact comes courtesy of Washington state's campaign disclosure laws, which… Continue reading
What started as a Day of Music turned into a bizarre confrontation. New music composer/performer Mark Taylor-Canfield, an outspoken critic of the city's policies regarding… Continue reading
I was a twentysomething community journalist.And what makes that a bold statement? Well, nobody sets out to be a "community journalist"; writers view neighborhood non-daily… Continue reading
Look what Chris Bayley's got going for him in his Senate bid: money, style, experience. He's just running in the wrong decade.
There's an enduring, though probably apocryphal, Seattle political story about a bunch of Democrats discussing a school bond proposal. One Democrat jokingly likens the school… Continue reading
After the first round of public meetings on the future of the Cedar River Watershed, advocates of a no-cut timber policy for the city's forest… Continue reading
Clever political maneuvering or total break with reality? You be the judge as the Seattle Olympics-in-exile bid committee takes its game to the next level… Continue reading
JAMPAC's fight to overturn the Teen Dance Ordinance moves forward.
In a startling development, a judge found Thornton Creek hidden under a parking lot near Northgate Mall.OK, maybe not so startling. Much public money has… Continue reading
Is the city trying to put Seattle clubs out of business?
Our past good times are killing us.Last week, Mayor Greg Nickels held his first press conference. The topic was the sorry state of city revenues—and… Continue reading
Note to City Hall visitors: Don't worry about those circus animals, but watch out for the Seattle City Council's legislative pit bulls.When new members Judy… Continue reading