I try to write about the intersections of everyday life and big issues. I like to invite readers to think a little differently. The topics I choose represent the things in which I take an interest, and I try to deal with them the way most folks would, sometimes seriously, sometimes with a sense of humor. My column runs Mondays and Thursdays.
Mental-health care is overdue for the overhaul the recent state Supreme Court ruling might spur.
The shooting in Ferguson, Mo., is the latest racial flash point, but the underlying problems exist all over.
The Seattle Housing Authority will test its ability to move tenants into better jobs, and independent housing.
Two doctors say a stronger Liberia would not be prey to Ebola.
Nonprofits are helping each other help the community through a merger.
Communities suffer when people don’t feel and act connected.
We use all of our brain capacity, but we don’t always do it well. There are cures for that but no miracles.
A new national report shows that kids in Washington are better off than children in most states, but still too many lag behind.
Graduates of the social-service organization’s programs pass on their social skills and altruism at Goodwill.
University of Washington professor Robert Crutchfield’s new book — “Get A Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime” — is based on professional research and personal experiences, and offers suggestions to fight crime that revolve around employment and educatio
Keep gun-control momentum alive for the vote on Initiative 594.