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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Et tu, Tom Steyer?

How many single-issue climate change activist candidates does it take to run for president? I suspect it's like Highlander; there is only...

Hickenlooper Out? – But First An Inspirational Arts Story

It looks like the presidential campaign of former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is coming to an end. Key advisers are leaving, and...

Mayor Finesse: Boston and Seattle find a groove

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Boston and Seattle have a lot in common: politics that pushes to the left,...

No Debate Allowed!

I had a note from a reader last week about an event that had been scheduled for Ballard’s Peddler Brew Pub but...

Total Bore: Why Did Seattle’s New Waterfront Tunnel Have To Be So Ugly?

Has ever so dreary a car tunnel been constructed as the one we just built to replace...

Dancing around Gov. Inslee

A lot of Democrats are lining up for pole positions, assuming Jay Inslee decides not to seek a third term. Here's a...

Trump’s Evil Genius

Trump’s evil genius has been on full display of late. Image: Flickr On...

So You Think Local Newspapers No Longer Matter?

A study found that "despite the economic hardships that local newspapers have endured, they remain, by far, the most significant providers of journalism in their communities.

A Man of the People, Bill Ruckelshaus has Died

His guiding wisdom was that you need to level with the people, inform the people, and then trust them.

Urban Asset: What To Do With Underused Churches

Purchasing a church is not easy, as the congregation is normally split between the sell-and-move faction and the nostalgic-stay-put group. It took the congregation of the Christian Science Church about 10 years to make a decision -- the kind of debate and delay that often chases off developers. But what lovely assets these old sanctuaries are!