Follow us:
Danny Westneat

Danny Westneat

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.

Friday, July 11

Oso spirit slides a bit on story of landowner’s pricey demand | Danny Westneat

The news that one landowner profited off the Oso landslide is challenging the tiny town’s most precious asset.

Tuesday, July 8

Tim Eyman losing support, money from business | Danny Westneat

Tim Eyman isn’t on the ballot this year for the first time since 2006. It’s because his money pipeline from business suddenly ran dry.

Friday, July 4

Mega-millionaire in warfare against his own class | Danny Westneat

Seattle mega-millionaire Nick Hanauer likes to poke at his fellow plutocrats. But now he’s visualizing a revolution against them — and getting a huge audience for it.

Saturday, June 28

Are we still in the land of the free? | Danny Westneat

For me, freedom is now being able to jaywalk without getting a ticket. But for others, Seattle and Washington state have “bound us in red tape and drowned us in red ink.”

Tuesday, June 24

It takes money to get money out of politics | Danny Westneat

The measure to get big money out of politics failed to make the ballot because it lacked one thing: big money.

Saturday, June 21

Poll finds Americans’ growing tolerance stops at atheists | Danny Westneat

In culture and politics, atheism may be the last taboo.

Tuesday, June 17

City Light spins its PR wheels as publicity ploy backfires | Danny Westneat

George Orwell would love how the story of Seattle City Light’s fake-news-article generator turned out.

Saturday, June 14

Dads, sons and a tribe called sports | Danny Westneat

The strange, tribal ways fathers tell their sons: “I love you.”