James Bush

Hale to the Chief

Seattle U hangs up its mascot. Tribes and alumni give a cheer.

Here’s Paul

A year after election, a leader in spite of himself.

Hey, big spenders

U.S. SEN. MARIA CANTWELL became Seattle's most celebrated self-funded candidate when her RealNetworks wealth allowed her to pump some $9.2 million into her successful $11.5… Continue reading

His values are your values

OK, here's the scenario: The neighborhood planning group on First Hill says keep on-street parking on Madison Street for neighborhood businesses, but the fun-loving Seattle… Continue reading

History house

Capitol Hill neighbors battle to save 1904 home from demolition.

Port candidate Laurie McDonald Jonsson's hit piece failed to defeat her opponent.

Hit ’em again!

The only people who discuss negative campaigning seriously in Seattle are unsuccessful candidates who wish they'd done more of it. Charlie Chong, the once and… Continue reading

Port candidate Laurie McDonald Jonsson's hit piece failed to defeat her opponent.

Hitchman House: nice old building or landmark?

Seattle's most popular viewIt's nice to be famous, although the long wait getting there can wear on you. Ask activist Irene Wall, who has been… Continue reading

Holiday on the line

Holiday on the line

The backdrop of chain-link fences and boarded-up windows provided by Seattle Times management didn't add to the Thanksgiving spirit, but striking Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild… Continue reading

Holiday on the line

Home improvements

Mayor Schell's modest housing agenda: many small tweaks and a boost to the market.

Home, safe home

Faced with a potential election challenge from City Attorney Mark "Misdemeanors Matter" Sidran, Mayor Paul Schell has switched into crimefighter mode. Why, just the other… Continue reading

Hot wheels

In summer, a young person's fancy turns to thoughts of muscle cars and cruisin' the strip.

Attorney Dave Osgood plays the ponies and wins.

Illegal after the fact

A county judge swats the City of Shoreline for instant lawmaking in a horse racing case.

Attorney Dave Osgood plays the ponies and wins.
Pam Johnson and Knoll Lowney of Yes for Seattle are pissing off the politicos.

Imperiled initiative?

Initiative 63 is the target of much City Hall maneuvering.

Pam Johnson and Knoll Lowney of Yes for Seattle are pissing off the politicos.
Impound law just sucks

Impound law just sucks

Dear Mr. Bush, writes reader Cliff Anderson of Bellevue. "Surely you're not proposing that it's OK to drive without a license (and insurance, I suspect)… Continue reading

Impound law just sucks

In full retreat

Despite some whiny comments about "wasting time" and political correctness, the City Council managed to approve a resolution providing for the videotaping of portions of… Continue reading

In Palestine's Eyes

In Palestine’s Eyes

Writings that side against Israel.

In Palestine's Eyes
Gov Jeb: This presidential brother has his own gas chamber.

Inauguration Day resolutions

In just a few short days, we'll have our brand-new president inaugurated, thus granting us closure on the election season and license to ignore national… Continue reading

Gov Jeb: This presidential brother has his own gas chamber.

Indy mail

Are the rules of politics made to be broken?Three independent expenditure campaigns are purposely violating the adage that you always play to your candidate's strengths… Continue reading

Sportswriter on a stick: P-I columnist and union spokesperson Art Thiel gets a show of support.

Ink-stained wretches, unite!

"It isn't just our fight": Times/P-I staffers hold out for a better contract.

Sportswriter on a stick: P-I columnist and union spokesperson Art Thiel gets a show of support.
With friends like these

Is Mayor Paul Schell destined to become a new man?

That's what The Seattle Times wants us to think. In a recent Sunday editorial, the Northwest's largest daily newspaper boldly stated that Hizzoner needs either… Continue reading

With friends like these