Nina Shapiro

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner never expected to be a stay-at-home mom. Her own mother,

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner never expected to be a stay-at-home mom. Her own mother, after getting divorced, impressed upon her the need for women to be financially… Continue reading

The controversy over Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl came to a Congressional committee yesterday.

The controversy over Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl came to a Congressional committee yesterday. Responding to questions about why Congress hadn’t been notified about the prisoner swap… Continue reading

Hugo Lucitante had never been so tired. He was 10, and on

Hugo Lucitante had never been so tired. He was 10, and on an epic journey that started in a remote village in Ecuador’s rain forest,… Continue reading

When Kathleen O’Toole, the mayor’s pick to be the next police chief,

When Kathleen O’Toole, the mayor’s pick to be the next police chief, met the city’s press corps earlier this month, astute observers may have noticed… Continue reading

As David Rolf and Howard Wright told me just yesterday, they are

As David Rolf and Howard Wright told me just yesterday, they are hoping that City Council doesn’t tinker with the deal they brokered as co-chairs… Continue reading

Earlier this month, Howard Wright and David Rolf brokered a deal for

Earlier this month, Howard Wright and David Rolf brokered a deal for raising the minimum wage in the city of Seattle to $15 an hour… Continue reading

Last year, we looked at growing support for immigration reform among Republicans

Last year, we looked at growing support for immigration reform among Republicans as their party realized they desperately need to court the Latino vote. Yesterday… Continue reading

Given the news that an apparent dispute over terms is leading Amazon

Given the news that an apparent dispute over terms is leading Amazon to punish book publisher Hachette, delaying shipping of the publishers’ books and reducing… Continue reading

The conflict that has plagued the Northwest Detention Center for almost two

The conflict that has plagued the Northwest Detention Center for almost two months appears to be wrapping up—for now. The ACLU of Washington and Columbia… Continue reading

Living on the side of a mountain nine miles north of the

Living on the side of a mountain nine miles north of the eastern Washington town of Colville, Larry Harvey and Rhonda Firestack-Harvey grow and hunt… Continue reading

Reached this morning about the lottery results for pot retail stores announced

Reached this morning about the lottery results for pot retail stores announced by the state Liquor Control Board on Friday, entrepreneur Shy Sadis was on… Continue reading

When the City Council on Monday voted to put a measure on

When the City Council on Monday voted to put a measure on the August ballot that would create a Seattle Parks District with permanent taxing… Continue reading

The Seattle Police Department held a series of media briefings today in

The Seattle Police Department held a series of media briefings today in anticipation of a May Day that, as my colleague Kelton Sears tells us,… Continue reading

It was on a trek through the Himalayas that Pasang Gelzen Sherpa

It was on a trek through the Himalayas that Pasang Gelzen Sherpa met the wealthy California businessman who would change his life. Sherpa (a name… Continue reading

Where are you right now? I’m in midtown Manhattan. Today [Friday, April

Where are you right now? I’m in midtown Manhattan. Today [Friday, April 18], I spent the day with elected officials in Brooklyn, specifically with the… Continue reading

In recent years, there has been more and more talk about the

In recent years, there has been more and more talk about the possibility of an HIV cure. Seattle’s own Timothy Ray Brown, who moved to… Continue reading

Anita Opens Fri., April 4 at Sundance Cinemas. Not rated. 77 minutes.

Anita Opens Fri., April 4 at Sundance 
Cinemas. Not rated. 77 minutes. You may find yourself wondering, in the opening minutes of this new documentary,… Continue reading

Tensions remain high at the Northwest Detention Center as authorities put a

Tensions remain high at the Northwest Detention Center as authorities put a number of detainees into solitary confinement for their role in protests, including a… Continue reading

Ari Kohn is no longer locked out of the prisons. The blunt

Ari Kohn is no longer locked out of the prisons. The blunt patron saint of ex-cons and the state Department of Corrections have resolved their… Continue reading

Many people are glad that former Kirkland mayor Joan McBride is taking

Many people are glad that former Kirkland mayor Joan McBride is taking on Rodney Tom in the primary for the 48th District Senate seat. Tom… Continue reading