Jean Godden

Jean Godden wrote columns first for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and late for the Seattle Times. In 2002, she quit to run for City Council where she served for 12 years. Since then she published a book of city stories titled “Citizen Jean.” She is now co-host of The Bridge aired on community station KMGP at 101.1 FM. You can email tips and comments to Jean at

Succession Obsession: Roiling Intrigue to the Last

With millions of others, I had been following the fortunes of Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox), a Rupert Murdoch-like media magnate, and trying to guess who would eventually take over Waystar Royco.

Judges for Justice: Non-Profit Fights to Right Wrongful Convictions

The founder of Judges for Justice, retired King County Superior Judge Michael Heavey, explains that correcting errors of justice is an effort one person alone cannot accomplish. He concludes, “It takes a bucket brigade.”

Outstanding: More Nominations for Monumental Seattle Women

The absence of women from public art has consequences. Does it really matter? Yes, it does. It sends a message that women are not as important as men.

A Hero is Born: E. Jean Carroll

Perhaps the most telling witnesses on Carroll’s behalf – one who helped convince the jury -- was Trump himself.

Torment of the Monsters: But I Like Their Art

Monsters is an intelligent, passionate, sometimes comedic soul-search that journeys towards resolution.

Back to Square One on Abortion?

The fact that enacting strong anti-abortion laws does not improve electability has yet to dawn on many GOP presidential hopefuls.

Mayor Harrell: Fixing Downtown with “Space Needle Thinking”

Harrell’s activation kickoff, his so-called “Space Needle thinking,” cited steps he’ll be taking to make downtown safer and more welcoming.

Up on a Pedestal: Where are Seattle’s Women?

When trying to tally tributes to identifiable women, I could only count three.

Ron DeSantis’ Tribute to “Comstockery”

DeSantis's Florida laws allow parents and members of the public to select books they would like school districts to remove. All that’s needed to challenge a book is for just one parent to say it made their child uncomfortable.

Banned in Wyoming: Outlawing Abortion Pills

The anti-abortion crowd -- Republican-dominated and mostly white male -- have been outdoing themselves with their aggressive tactics. It is not enough to ban abortions. Instead this mob competes at crafting legislation to deny medication, criminalize care givers, and provide incentives to would-be vigilantes.