Danny Westneat takes an opinionated look at the Puget Sound region's news, people and politics. Send tips or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. His column runs Wednesday and Sunday.
After not one but two buses in a row pass you by because they’re too jammed to board, it’s time to get a car.
It’s starting to feel like the whole idea of public higher education is on the chopping block.
Remember a few years ago when there was so much demand on the state’s college system that we needed to build the equivalent of a new University of Washington just to keep up? Well, that has changed.
Of all the things to protest: Labor Day? Workers have it hard enough, so leave their one day alone.
At least somebody is questioning the tax-avoidance schemes of our tech companies.
An anti-hunger activist finds the neediest of all are in the state Legislature.
About the last place to go looking for how to stop the riots in Missouri would be Seattle.
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.
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?
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.
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.