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.
Can selling a newly legalized drug help revitalize a corner that has been plagued by illegal drugs? Or will it further the trouble?
The idea that we have become a poor country seems ridiculous. Unless you read the news as a foreigner might.
The NFL isn’t the only one with a widespread domestic-violence problem. In Seattle there are roughly two Ray Rice or worse domestic attacks, usually on women, each day. And those are just the ones reported.
Turns out Metro doesn’t have to cut the bus system as much as it once claimed. So maybe now we can get to what really needs to be done: expanding it.
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.