Nina Shapiro

One day in 2012, Megan Chance, a historical-fiction writer from the Kitsap

One day in 2012, Megan Chance, a historical-fiction writer from the Kitsap Peninsula, arrived at Amazon.com’s South Lake Union headquarters for a meeting. The retail… Continue reading

“No case has expressly considered whether a police officer’s right to self-defense

“No case has expressly considered whether a police officer’s right to self-defense is protected by the Constitution,” noted legal documents on behalf of more than… Continue reading

When the news of Mark Driscoll’s resignation from Mars Hill hit today,

When the news of Mark Driscoll’s resignation from Mars Hill hit today, Karen Schaeffer, once his personal assistant, logged onto a Facebook site reserved for… Continue reading

For decades, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma have been rivals, competing

For decades, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma have been rivals, competing for customers among the world’s biggest shipping companies. In the past couple of… Continue reading

A year ago around this time, an ambitious young educator named Hannah

A year ago around this time, an ambitious young educator named Hannah Williams was getting ready to take advantage of the state’s new charter-school law.… Continue reading

In the late aughts, a college student named Tiffany Johnson ran into

In the late aughts, a college student named Tiffany Johnson ran into her upstairs neighbor, Bernard, in a hallway of the San Francisco apartment building… Continue reading

Last week, SOAR Academy, a charter school opening next fall in Tacoma,

Last week, SOAR Academy, a charter school opening next fall in Tacoma, launched its student registartion drive. “I am both humbled and in awe of… Continue reading

On Friday, Brandon Olebar was awarded nearly half a million dollars after

On Friday, Brandon Olebar was awarded nearly half a million dollars after spending 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island occupies a funny place in the local gestalt. Like its

Bainbridge Island occupies a funny place in the local gestalt. Like its even more eccentric cousin, Vashon Island, Bainbridge sees itself as a world onto… Continue reading

A year ago at this time, an ambitious young educator named Hannah

A year ago at this time, an ambitious young educator named Hannah Williams was getting ready to take advantage of the state’s new charter school… Continue reading

City Hall’s Norm B. Rice Room wasn’t particularly crowded this morning as

City Hall’s Norm B. Rice Room wasn’t particularly crowded this morning as Mayor Ed Murray announced a three-pronged strategy to address what he has identified… Continue reading

After weeks of wrangling over the future of Nickelsville, the encampment’s roughly

After weeks of wrangling over the future of Nickelsville, the encampment’s roughly 35 residents finally have a new, permitted home. Volunteers spent Saturday moving a… Continue reading

Back in town for a visit after a year of government-supported work

Back in town for a visit after a year of government-supported work on the West Bank, John McKay revealed last night that he is taking… Continue reading

Tonight, the Seattle Housing Authority is kicking off the first of five

Tonight, the Seattle Housing Authority is kicking off the first of five public meetings on its proposal to radically change the way it charges rent… Continue reading

In a sprawling backyard in Everett last Wednesday, a dozen or so

In a sprawling backyard in Everett last Wednesday, a dozen or so former Mars Hill Church members gather around a large firepit offering warmth and… Continue reading

The revelations keep coming about imploding Mars Hill church, which this week

The revelations keep coming about imploding Mars Hill church, which this week announced that it was laying off staff and closing branches in the wake… Continue reading

On a sunny summer afternoon on Northwest 60th Street in Ballard, Tom

On a sunny summer afternoon on Northwest 60th Street in Ballard, Tom Bradish decides that he isn’t going to sit idly by while construction workers… Continue reading

Back in January, when the local activist group 15 NOW held a

Back in January, when the local activist group 15 NOW held a rally in support of radically raising the minimum wage, what music there was… Continue reading

Thousands of high schoolers and their parents got a shock some weeks

Thousands of high schoolers and their parents got a shock some weeks ago when they learned that their already brutal start time of 8 a.m.… Continue reading

It’s not exactly breaking news that the “Father Knows Best” era of

It’s not exactly breaking news that the “Father Knows Best” era of male-breadwinner families is over. Yes, there are some—about 22 percent of families, according… Continue reading