Jonathan Walczak

Forty years ago yesterday, Hale Boggs, a powerful Democratic congressman with a

Forty years ago yesterday, Hale Boggs, a powerful Democratic congressman with a colorful past, disappeared in a small plane over Alaska. The massive search that… Continue reading

 

McMichael was a fixture outside Seattle sporting events.

The Tuba Man, Billy Chambers, and the Day the Music Died

Is Ed McMichael's teen killer capable of rehabilitation?

 

At first, the protest seemed like it would fizzle out. Thin crowds

At first, the protest seemed like it would fizzle out. Thin crowds dotted Westlake Park last night as Occupy Seattle prepared to stage a march… Continue reading

 

In an extremely unscientific survey of “Occupy” Facebook groups conducted yesterday by

In an extremely unscientific survey of "Occupy" Facebook groups conducted yesterday by Seattle Weekly, Seattle, the nation's 23rd largest city, has the fifth-largest number of… Continue reading

Image SourceLiberty Bar likes to tout its large selection of liquors —

Image SourceLiberty Bar likes to tout its large selection of liquors -- 25 bourbons, 20 tequilas, 23 scotches, 22 gins, 18 rums, 22 vodkas, etc.But… Continue reading

Someone hides in your bushes and shoots your parent, spouse, or child

Someone hides in your bushes and shoots your parent, spouse, or child to death, fleeing into the night. You know that somewhere, that man or… Continue reading

There’s a new golf course in Bellevue, though the players who populate

There's a new golf course in Bellevue, though the players who populate it will be six feet under. Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home… Continue reading

As soon as she was acquitted by an Italian jury, Amanda Knox

As soon as she was acquitted by an Italian jury, Amanda Knox became the most hunted woman on the planet. Major media outlets jostled for… Continue reading

The two groups who shared Westlake Park today — Occupy Seattle and

The two groups who shared Westlake Park today -- Occupy Seattle and Target, a giant corporation they would like to destroy -- competed for the… Continue reading

A Seattle man says he has a “vampire photo” taken right after

A Seattle man says he has a "vampire photo" taken right after the Civil War of actor Nicholas Cage, and he wants $1 million for… Continue reading

Only five weeks remain before the Braam Settlement expires.October 31. That’s the

Only five weeks remain before the Braam Settlement expires.October 31. That's the day the Braam Settlement, a critical part of Washington's child-welfare oversight system, is… Continue reading

The holy grail of HIV/AIDS research: a one-shot cure.Research into developing a

The holy grail of HIV/AIDS research: a one-shot cure.Research into developing a widely available, functional cure for HIV/AIDS is moving at breakneck speed, prompted by… Continue reading

Should police officers be required to live in the city they serve?It’s

Should police officers be required to live in the city they serve?It's a debate that's played out nationally over the last decade, and one receiving… Continue reading

When the late-night munchies strike, you have two options: Scrounge together something

When the late-night munchies strike, you have two options: Scrounge together something at home, or make a dash for some fat-soaked, quick food.Looking disheveled, my… Continue reading

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s Speeding Ticket

The fender-bender that possibly nudged the 9/11 mastermind toward terror.

Steve Parker’s Hurricane Tracker

The Angry Birds-besting Issaquah app-man's biggest hit yet.

Ten years after 9/11, why does Sealy, the mattress company famous for

Ten years after 9/11, why does Sealy, the mattress company famous for its talking-sheep commercials, still have the World Trade Center on the side of… Continue reading

Ward working on his latest commission: KOMO's parking garage.

Ryan Henry Ward Paints the Town

The tragic past and optimistic future of Seattle's most prolific muralist.

Ward working on his latest commission: KOMO's parking garage.

Sprawled on a sunny beach while on vacation, the last thing most

Sprawled on a sunny beach while on vacation, the last thing most people want is a steaming cup of coffee. But according to a new… Continue reading

This week, both managing editor Caleb Hannan and I are on vacation

This week, both managing editor Caleb Hannan and I are on vacation on the East Coast. I'm in North Carolina, while Hannan is further north.… Continue reading