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Danny Westneat

Danny Westneat

Saturday, August 30
Right wing launches misguided protest against Labor Day | Danny Westneat

Of all the things to protest: Labor Day? Workers have it hard enough, so leave their one day alone.

Tuesday, August 26

Europe calls out corporate tax schemes our politicians won’t | Danny Westneat

At least somebody is questioning the tax-avoidance schemes of our tech companies.

Saturday, August 23

Some legislators have an insatiable hunger for free meals | Danny Westneat

An anti-hunger activist finds the neediest of all are in the state Legislature.

Tuesday, August 19

Seattle no place to look for a Ferguson solution | Danny Westneat

About the last place to go looking for how to stop the riots in Missouri would be Seattle.

Sunday, August 17

Feds’ failed school rules inspire revolting response | Danny Westneat

The federal government’s extreme labeling of all Washington state schools as failing could lead to a revolt. Not against the schools. Against the federal government.

Tuesday, August 12

$8,346.82! Beware the cost of crossing the 520 toll bridge | Danny Westneat

Some readers said my problem of being fined $40 on the 520 toll bridge was too petty for the newspaper. Then how about $8,346?

Saturday, August 9

520 bridge toll fines seriously out of whack | Danny Westneat

The 520 toll system finally caught me in its rigid bureaucratic web. I’m not alone: In a little over two years the state has levied $45 million in fines just on this one bridge.

Wednesday, August 6

Dan Evans, vestige of a GOP that believed in the American Dream | Danny Westneat

Former governor and U.S. Sen. Dan Evans told a stirring story about helping refugees the other day. But he didn’t mention that it’s his own party that’s shouting “stay out!” today.

Tuesday, July 22

City takes a whack at volunteer in Magnuson Park tree cutting | Danny Westneat

An exuberant volunteer cut down some invasive trees in Magnuson Park. The city seems bent on turning him into a criminal.

Saturday, July 19

On Alaskan Way Viaduct, a view even Darth Vader could love | Danny Westneat

Martin Selig has long been known as the Darth Vader of developers. So what’s he doing backing a park-preservation campaign with the Alaskan Way Viaduct?

Tuesday, July 15

‘No new taxes’ means no new anything in D.C. | Danny Westneat

If members of Congress seem more nonsensical than ever, it’s because they’ve pledged their judgment away.