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  • Flat feet to the rescue
    We pre-20-year-olds were just getting into enjoying the summer scene in Madison Park in 1957 — the singles haven of Seattle.  However, the knowledge that the draft was imminent severely dampened our joy.
  • CARTOON: Launching a career
    Milt Priggee is an award-winning syndicated cartoonist. His work can be found at miltpriggee.com.
  • Seattle’s robust economy and strong demand for housing are changing our neighborhoods.
  • So with the national (and global) mood taking such a swift, sudden turn, what will be "on the rise" or "approaching demise?"
  • An Unholy Alliance?: Speak Out Seattle yells
    In order to broaden their appeal, leaders of the Neighborhood Safety Alliance recently formed Speak Out Seattle (SOS), a new coalition of Seattle “residents, business owners and community groups,” to fight legalizing homeless camping, oppose legalized drug-consumption and treatment sites, and demand as many as 300 new police officers by the end of the year.
  • The safety of enemies
    Mayor Murray's dramatic declaration that he will sue the federal government for any information they don't hand over about President Trump's immigration orders sounds good -- but it's the legal equivalent of promising to check out a library book.
  • The Iceman Cometh
    Early Saturday morning, a short 66 years ago, I took the No. 11 bus and found myself standing on the corner of Broadway and Pike, right where the QFC is now.
  • Departed Pronto, we hardly knew you
    It would be easy to blame Mayor Ed Murray for pulling the plug on Pronto. But the City Council approved a budget in late November that anticipated Pronto’s end this March.
  • Living beside four new Madison Valley construction projects in the past five years has given me a first-hand view of differences that exist between residential and commercial building in Seattle.
  • The incoming total-control regime in Washington, D.C., and its egomaniacal central figure are existentially frightening in their threat to every aspect of the American republic, its people and, by extension, all the peoples of the globe.
  • Responding to our story about Seattle Public Schools’ potential budget deficit, a reader wrote:
  • With Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally effective health insurance — a plant-based diet.
  • HALA's hypocrites

    There’s a false narrative driving the massive upzoning of Seattle’s neighborhoods — the centerpiece of Mayor Ed Murray’s so called Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA).

  • So you marched. Now what?
    Marches are great for primal scream therapy and for community solidarity. They lubricate activist networking and inspire future organizing. They convince nobody of anything, but those other elements are essential.
  • Too Much Fun
    Large, stately mansions were leased to several responsible types who threw parties requiring dress attire and propriety.
  • The project that seeks to develop over the site of City People's has been delayed for a number of important reasons.
  • EDITORIAL: Our brutal year
    By show of hands, who is just absolutely relieved it’s about to be 2017?
  • It’s the season for gift giving, resolutions, and New Year's wishes. Here’s our political wish list for 2017 — presents we'd like to see under every Seattle resident’s tree.
  • Our divisive garments

    How many of us were told it wasn’t polite to discuss politics in mixed company? I would guess the answer is “a lot.”

    Of course, the important phrase in that rule was “mixed company."

  • Seattle by Night: Keep it on the down-low
    If First Avenue was so bad, why did all the young ladies look like they felt quite comfortable there? Why was it so crowded? We had heard of ladies of the night but we liked to think of them more as friends of the serviceman.  
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