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.
There is something that might have prevented the Marysville shootings — or at least held the gun owner responsible. But lawmakers were too afraid of the NRA to do it.
The chairman of the stricken Tulalip Tribes, a community filled with family of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School gunman, summed up how we deal with mass shootings.
Seattle’s got the traffic of a big-time city, but the spirit of a small town when it comes to doing anything about it.
Neither party is making much of a case it can solve the state’s problems. And on the biggest problems facing state government — education and transportation — we’re stuck. Voters are bored, uninspired and tuned out.
Though considered an embarrassing mistake, Seattle’s ramps to nowhere inexplicably became part of the fabric of city life. Now the state’s tearing them down after 51 years.
The red ink continues to flow on Seattle’s streetcar experiment.
Even the experience of mistakenly selling assault rifles to an eight-time felon isn’t enough to convince some gun enthusiasts of the need for background checks.
Seattle is like one big dysfunctional family, as this year’s election ballot shows.
Metro’s predicted financial “hurricane” apparently isn’t going to hit the bus system after all. But it may have done a whole lot of political damage.
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.