Danny Westneat takes an opinionated look at the Puget Sound region's news, people and politics. Send tips or comments to email@example.com. His column runs Wednesday and Sunday.
Two years into his term, Gov. Jay Inslee finally rolled out a big idea.
It was a great run that brought relief to thousands of Seattle’s poor. But it’s the end of the roll for the Toilet Paper Guy, the nickname given to retiree Leon Delong.
It doesn’t seem that we’re really that troubled by torture. The only guy who is, John McCain, is the one who was once a victim of it.
Even good news can make you sullen when you’re being spun. But some acts are so genuine they can cheer even the grumpiest among us.
When you’re poor enough, sometimes even money can’t buy you a room for the night.
We don’t have California to kick around anymore when it comes to state budget dysfunction. Our deficit is now worse than theirs.
The mayor says Seattle is not Ferguson. But when it comes to not charging bad cops, we could be worse. Just take a look at some recent cases.
Obama’s first story, his immigrant story, was always his best.
With cops, schools, even traffic control in Seattle, the old saying “you get what you pay for” has never felt more true.
It’s not easy rallying against tyranny. It turns out you need a permit for that.
When we’re making low-wage workers sign noncompete contracts, we’re basically going back to a feudal system, Danny Westneat says.