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.
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.
An exuberant volunteer cut down some invasive trees in Magnuson Park. The city seems bent on turning him into a criminal.
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?
If members of Congress seem more nonsensical than ever, it’s because they’ve pledged their judgment away.
The news that one landowner profited off the Oso landslide is challenging the tiny town’s most precious asset.
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.
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.