James Bush

Debate turns in tents

Advocates and the City Council go head-to-head over tent cities.

Decision time for third parties

Decision time for third parties

Everything I know about third-party politics, I learned from Herman Kirsch.When I was growing up, Mr. Kirsch lived two doors down Albion Road in the… Continue reading

Decision time for third parties

Development bedfellows?

As the Quadrant Corp. pursues development of more buildings in its massiveoffice/commercial project adjacent to the Fremont Bridge, the company finds itself in court.The Fremont… Continue reading

Die, Olympics, die!

The effort to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Seattle is on life support and seems well on its way to the boneyard of civic… Continue reading

Do nice guys finish first?

Do nice guys finish first?

Greg Nickels may prove the answer is yes.

Do nice guys finish first?

Doing the council shuffle

A jazz combo played in the corner as the party-goers filed in. The summer sunlight barely penetrated the dim interior of Belltown's Speakeasy Cafe; every… Continue reading

Don’t touch that dial

Seattle should take a closer look before jumping into the cable business.

Downtown’s divided family

Denny Regrade takes a pass on 'business improvement.'

Driving Ms. Heidi

Driving Ms. Heidi

Intrigue! Excitement! Mystery! And all in Seattle's ever-dull City Hall!Yes, that's what went on late last week when anonymous tipsters dished some dirt about council… Continue reading

Driving Ms. Heidi

E-maelstrom

How citizen outrage stormed the electronic barricades at City Hall.

Gunning for Dunn: Eastside congressional candidate Heidi Behrens-Benedict.

Eastward ho!

Democrats see Eastside as land of opportunity.

Gunning for Dunn: Eastside congressional candidate Heidi Behrens-Benedict.

Edifice Complex

A proposed tribal colossus sets off the usual fireworks.

Election in a vacuum

When reading Seattle's voters' pamphlet, never is heard a disparaging word.That's because city elections regulators don't allow candidates to mention their opponents in their written… Continue reading

Emergency political services

"Never again!" was the cry last year, as county voters rode to the rescue of the Medic One program. Several key Republicans on the King… Continue reading

Envisioning the 2001 election

This is a city election year. During the next several months, candidates will utter many words, sometimes even arranging them into complete sentences. Just in… Continue reading

Exit, stage left

Hey, anybody want to know the real reason Tina Podlodowski is leaving the Seattle City Council?Now, we're not doubting that she really wants to spend… Continue reading

Eyman rules

Eyman rules

More tax cuts from Tim Eyman, Washington's initiative king.

Eyman rules

Eyman’s noxious nine

The radical tax cutter behind Initiative 695 spouts so much nonsense, we can barely keep up.

Fall fights

The primary election yields stark contrasts in races for three City Council seats.

Family Feud

Family Feud

Can Fairview Fannie get her groove back?

Family Feud