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.
The mayor says Seattle is not Ferguson. But when it comes to not charging bad cops, we could be worse. Just take a look at some recent cases.
Obama’s first story, his immigrant story, was always his best.
With cops, schools, even traffic control in Seattle, the old saying “you get what you pay for” has never felt more true.
It’s not easy rallying against tyranny. It turns out you need a permit for that.
When we’re making low-wage workers sign noncompete contracts, we’re basically going back to a feudal system, Danny Westneat says.
It turns out those alleged car prowlers columnist Danny Westneat couldn’t get the police to do anything about weren’t just any car prowlers.
The big story of the local election is that the gun-control movement finally had the electoral breakthrough it has always sought.
If your car is broken into and your stuff stolen, don’t bother calling the police. They won’t come even if you track down the thieves yourself.
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.