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The Seahawks season opener is nigh and there’s not much to do

The Seahawks season opener is nigh and there's not much to do between now and Sunday except make predictions and masochistically reflect upon last year's… Continue reading

You know Michael Savage, right? Best-selling author. Syndicated right-wing talk radio host.

You know Michael Savage, right? Best-selling author. Syndicated right-wing talk radio host. Jefe de Maximum of the the Savage Nation. The guy who once said… Continue reading

A Shot in the Dark: Whipped Into Shape

A Shot in the Dark: Whipped Into Shape

The tragedy of the recently opened Tiger Lounge may also be the coolest thing about it. Nestled in the shadow of the Seattle Design Center,… Continue reading

A Shot in the Dark: Whipped Into Shape
High Crimes

High Crimes

An Oxycontin robbery spree sheds light on Washington's status as a front-runner in prescription drug theft.

High Crimes

First Call is a weekly feature in which we walk into a

First Call is a weekly feature in which we walk into a bar and ask the bartender to make us his or her favorite drink.The… Continue reading

With early returns indicating the possibility of a loss, Mayor Greg Nickels

With early returns indicating the possibility of a loss, Mayor Greg Nickels strode to the podium inside the UFCW's local monument to collective bargaining in… Continue reading

When last we left Interim (with a capital “I”) King County Executive

When last we left Interim (with a capital "I") King County Executive Kurt Triplett, he was waxing reluctant on the county's $56 million shortfall and… Continue reading

Being a reckless youth, I sometimes find occasion to get irresponsible with

Being a reckless youth, I sometimes find occasion to get irresponsible with my gastro-intestinal system (remind me to tell you about the time I ended… Continue reading

Remember Anthony Curcio, the Lake Stevens man who robbed a Monroe Bank

Remember Anthony Curcio, the Lake Stevens man who robbed a Monroe Bank of America and then made his getaway on a life raft? His plan,… Continue reading

Fans of HBO’s The Wire will remember a season 3 plot thrust

Fans of HBO's The Wire will remember a season 3 plot thrust revolving around one frustrated Baltimore Police Lieutenant's efforts to legalize drugs revamp the… Continue reading

Spend enough of time talking to hardcore drug addicts (and, believe me,

Spend enough of time talking to hardcore drug addicts (and, believe me, I have) and you'll inevitably get drawn into a debate over a particular… Continue reading

A 22-year-old Sudanese man was shot and killed outside this Skyway nightclub.

Somali Silence Holding Up Murder Investigation

Officers say this growing community takes “don’t snitch” to new heights.

A 22-year-old Sudanese man was shot and killed outside this Skyway nightclub.

Hell is other drivers. Rather, Hell is suffering other drivers during mid-afternoon

Hell is other drivers. Rather, Hell is suffering other drivers during mid-afternoon traffic on one of the Seattle's many crowded arterials. All told, however, Seattle… Continue reading

After nearly a year of planning, Mayor Greg Nickels and various members

After nearly a year of planning, Mayor Greg Nickels and various members of the City Council officially kicked off the city's $8 million Youth Violence… Continue reading

The now-vacant Angle Lake Elementary School once served as SeaTac’s City Hall.

Sea-Tac’s Jet Ghettos

Residents are tired of waiting for the Port to develop vacant properties around the airport.

The now-vacant Angle Lake Elementary School once served as SeaTac’s City Hall.

Gang Combat

As the city launches a new effort to head off youth violence, some question the approach.

Remember the heady days of, oh, five months or so ago when

Remember the heady days of, oh, five months or so ago when the Mariners got that steal of a deal by unloading Aaron Heilman and… Continue reading

Long-time community activist, James “Omari Tahir” Garrett, notched another entry into his

Long-time community activist, James "Omari Tahir" Garrett, notched another entry into his legend today after being arrested in the Central District. Details of the arrest… Continue reading

A reportedly teary Scott Noble was sentenced to 8 months in prison

A reportedly teary Scott Noble was sentenced to 8 months in prison today after pleading guilty last month to felony vehicular assault. Noble's blood alcohol… Continue reading

Lock up your daughters, gents; the AP reports that former top NFL

Lock up your daughters, gents; the AP reports that former top NFL draft pick, Ryan Leaf is headed back to the Pacific Northwest after posting… Continue reading