Danny Westneat takes an opinionated look at the Puget Sound region's news, people and politics. Send tips or comments to email@example.com. His column runs Wednesday and Sunday.
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.
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.”
The measure to get big money out of politics failed to make the ballot because it lacked one thing: big money.
In culture and politics, atheism may be the last taboo.
George Orwell would love how the story of Seattle City Light’s fake-news-article generator turned out.
The strange, tribal ways fathers tell their sons: “I love you.”