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.
The reaction to a university president’s comments about how his school needs to become less white was more revealing than the comments themselves.
It used to be businesses and workers negotiated pay and other benefits among themselves. Now they’re both going to government for leverage — with taxpayers squeezed in between.
Despite being given the largest state tax break in U.S. history, Boeing is shipping jobs out of the state. One guy that nobody listened to predicted it.
Rising right along with Seattle’s shiny new skyscrapers is a familiar agitation: Can we slow down?
The gay-rights side — the side I’m on — has just about won. But now we’re starting to act as intolerant as what we defeated.
The enrollment surge in Obamacare suggests a chance to move past all the hostility and fix, not nix, the health-care law.
Obamacare may have already brought the biggest increase in health coverage in this state in 50 years.
It’s true the government can’t save you from natural disaster. But it can try a lot harder than it did before the Oso slide.
The place that talks toughest about the government got the most government help. Is this the year Eastern Washington finally takes a stand against itself?
A longtime tenant discovers her landlord was shielding her from the modern economy.
Are Seattle voters ready for a taxation spending spree of historic proportions? The proposed parks levy is just the start.