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Gordon Sondland – The Transactional Witness And His Northwest Power Moves

How does a businessman whose image at home has been relatively benign, if at times controversial, find himself in this sort of hot water, with the heat being turned up by both parties?

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Bipartisan Salutes to Impeachment Witnesses for Public Service. Really?

Two words pop into my head every time I hear House members – from both parties – thank the impeachment inquiry witnesses for...

An Anatomy of Boeing’s Problems. And Seattle’s.

As for the impact on Seattle if Boeing is really crippled, I wonder how well local planners are taking that into account.

The Sounders Lift Our Spirits. Let Me Count the Ways.

For millions of short or average height—like me—this is such a refreshing change from the super-bulked athletes of professional football or the towering giants of basketball.

Uber is Escalating the Scooter Battle Into a War Over Big Data

"Grab the popcorn. This is a major power struggle over the future of city streets, and it’s just getting started.”

The Kennedy Center’s New Campus And Its Seattle Connections

One wonders, as former Seattle Symphony exec Deborah Rutter reinvents the cultural center to reach wider audiences with striking architecture, whether that might have happened (or still could happen) at Seattle Center.

As California Burns, Will Climate Refugees Head This Way?

The rest of the West has always been peopled by former Californians, and that includes the Northwest. I wonder how much our demographers are calculating for this new migration.

Gordon Sondland – The Transactional Witness And His Northwest Power Moves

How does a businessman whose image at home has been relatively benign, if at times controversial, find himself in this sort of hot water, with the heat being turned up by both parties?

Intiman: Theatre Of The Future? (an update on the “theatre that wouldn’t die”)

The existential question is what exactly Intiman is at this point. The speed at which money has been raised so far suggests there's still a constituency willing to find out, but the Big What is still an open question.

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Gordon Sondland – The Transactional Witness And His Northwest Power Moves

How does a businessman whose image at home has been relatively benign, if at times controversial, find himself in this sort of hot water, with the heat being turned up by both parties?

Blown away by an unfiltered Mayor Pete

Simple outcome. I was blown away. Twenty minutes of house party stump speech was even better than I had any reason to guess I would come away with. Answers to questions were even better.

13 Things You Can Do About Climate Change

There are a variety of actions you can take to get on a path to a lower personal carbon footprint and work toward ensuring a lower carbon future.

Bipartisan Salutes to Impeachment Witnesses for Public Service. Really?

Two words pop into my head every time I hear House members – from both parties – thank the impeachment inquiry witnesses for...

Trump Trashes Yet Another Strong Woman

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Bipartisan Salutes to Impeachment Witnesses for Public Service. Really?

Two words pop into my head every time I hear House members – from both parties – thank the impeachment inquiry witnesses for...

An Anatomy of Boeing’s Problems. And Seattle’s.

As for the impact on Seattle if Boeing is really crippled, I wonder how well local planners are taking that into account.

Gordon Sondland – The Transactional Witness And His Northwest Power Moves

How does a businessman whose image at home has been relatively benign, if at times controversial, find himself in this sort of hot water, with the heat being turned up by both parties?

Trump Trashes Yet Another Strong Woman

Should any president now or in the future be allowed to get away with such behavior?

After Day One: Failure To Move The Needle

While everybody here is pretty much on the mark for the way they and people in the liberal bubble saw and reacted...

Enough Stress Already!

Our system wasn’t designed to tolerate this level of partisan stress.  A system based on checks and balances, and dependent...

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An Anatomy of Boeing’s Problems. And Seattle’s.

As for the impact on Seattle if Boeing is really crippled, I wonder how well local planners are taking that into account.

At This Point Amazon Seems Unstoppable. But Don’t Be Too Sure

A major article concludes: “Jeff Bezos has won capitalism. The question for the democracy is, are we okay with that?”

Start-Up Madness: Is Sanity Returning?

The shift to more disciplined, slower-growth, enduring-value companies might just be a cyclical shift based on current economic fears, not a tectonic one.

Has Amazon Grown Too Large?

In the latest issue of the New Yorker, writer Charles Duhigg raises many of the concerns frequently expressed by Elizabeth Warren and others that Amazon may have become too powerful.

The Numbers Are In: Trump Trade War Slows Economy

Two economic reports released this morning underscore the extent to which President Donald Trump’s trade conflict with...

Uber is Escalating the Scooter Battle Into a War Over Big Data

"Grab the popcorn. This is a major power struggle over the future of city streets, and it’s just getting started.”

Jim Ellis’s Five Lessons On How To Get Big Things Done

Anyone with gauzy notions that things were easier back then — the myth of the ten white guys with cigars calling the shots from the Rainier Club — has not studied much regional history. Getting stuff done was hard back then, too.

Scooter Wars: As Seattle Ponders, Other Cities Take A Bumpy Ride

Pretty obvious lessons do emerge. Don’t start too big. Do earnestly protect the rights and safety of non-users. Don’t pretend rules will be followed without enforcement. Insist on defect-free and properly maintained devices.

Indexer: Why It Feels Like Seattle Is Growing Faster (When It’s Not)

Growth is everywhere, our infrastructure is straining to keep up, and it feels like we're growing at an unprecedented rate. We're not. So why does it feel that way?

Indexer: Seattle’s Growth In Context

While Seattle is growing nicely, it isn't gaining in national rankings over the past 30 years. Seattle’s relative isolation, high costs and niche economic roles make it an unlikely breakout story.

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13 Things You Can Do About Climate Change

There are a variety of actions you can take to get on a path to a lower personal carbon footprint and work toward ensuring a lower carbon future.

As California Burns, Will Climate Refugees Head This Way?

The rest of the West has always been peopled by former Californians, and that includes the Northwest. I wonder how much our demographers are calculating for this new migration.

What Should We Call Mt. Rainier?

There is no easy answer to the question "what did native people call it?" Keep in mind that there were many native groups speaking many languages in sight of the enormous peak, and they had their own names for it.

To Save the Orcas, We Need to Stop Eating Their Lunch

If we stopped catching wild fish in the ocean and kept hatchery salmon off their spawning grounds in the rivers, we might wind up pretty quickly with as many fish as we have now.

The Climate Change Debate: Shift Focus to Weather

In a debate one side wins and the other side loses. How many debates end with the...

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