It turns out Murder Inc. isn’t expanding in Seattle (City’s killing rate for 2012 is poised to be lower than average), NewToSeattle.com, December 28, 2012.
Seattle lawyers maybe not so liberal as local population (King County Bar Association system of evaluating judges is under attack), NewToSeattle.com, December 24, 2012.
Stampless in Seattle (Not for the first time, local Post Office branch is out of needed stamp), NewToSeattle.com, December 18, 2012.
Marijuana legalization is giving Seattle a goofy reputation (City’s image is, uh, rapidly changing), NewToSeattle.com, December 14, 2012.
Laws on weed and weddings put Seattle back in the news (New marketing opportunity clearly presents itself), NewToSeattle.com, December 6, 2012.
Monumental Seattle (Part 2) (What does “The Wall of Death” say about the city?), NewToSeattle.com, December 3, 2012.
Big Charity Admits Wildly Overstating Donated Goods (World Help says it will file amended tax return), Forbes.com, November 28, 2012
Why are some Seattle pedestrians so reckless in crosswalks? (They may be making political statements), NewToSeattle.com, November 24, 2012.
In Seattle, liberal politics, marijuana and the cops (They finally may be converging), NewToSeattle.com, November 17, 2012.
Big Seattle charity makes another iffy financial efficiency claim (United Way of King County says its charitable commitment is an amazing 98%), NewToSeattle.com, November 16, 2012.
Crista Ministries reduces an efficiency claim—a little (Claim of 94% disappears after challenge), NewToSeattle.com, November 11, 2012.
Seattle-area Crista Ministries now gilds gifts by only 6,400% (Deworming pill valuations still subject to great exaggeration), NewToSeattle.com, November 8, 2012.
Charity Regulators (Finally) Eye Overvaluation of Donated Goods, Forbes, November 8, 2012.
The Largest U.S. Charities for 2012 (United Way, Salvation Army lead list) and Methodology, Forbes, November 8, 2012.
Yellow Cab at Seattle-Tacoma Airport: What 10% discount? (Cab drivers profess ignorance of price break posted on Internet), NewToSeattle.com, November 2, 2012.
Charity pleading for money in Seattle spent 0% on its mission (That’s the official data on Vietnam Veterans of Washington State), NewToSeattle.com, October 12, 2012.
Seattle media go nuts over prediction of minimal rain (Prediction of minor weather event tops local news), NewToSeattle.com, October 11, 2012.
Dubious charity soliciting in Seattle gets a break in Olympia (An official state website says Washington AmVets has a terrific 100% charitable commitment ratio, but it looks more like a dismal 22%), NewToSeattle.com, October 8, 2012.
Departing Seattle Weekly owners were good copy (Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin covered the news—and made it, too), NewToSeattle.com, September 26, 2012.
The usual suspects of Seattle (plus others) (Bruce Nordstrom climbs onto the Forbes 400 list, but what about his sister?), NewToSeattle.com, September 23, 2012.
Chief Seattle statue’s 100th birthday recalls city’s grabby origins (Realizing the inevitable, he made the best of a bad situation), NewToSeattle.com, September 17, 2012.
Islamic Relief USA Says Drug Donations Fell 91% (Reduced claim comes after Forbes challenged accuracy of earlier numbers), Forbes.com, September 14, 2012.
Seattle floating homes and the U.S. Supreme Court (Owners of the city’s most famous residences file brief in Florida boat-seizure case), NewToSeattle.com, September 12, 2012.
Seattle’s .01 inch of rain gets national media attention (End of 48-day dry streak tickles fancy of far-flung outlets), NewToSeattle,com, September 10, 2012.
Does a 1941 depiction of Seattle still ring true? (‘Farthest Reach, by Nancy Wilson Ross, provided an unflattering view), NewToSeattle.com, September 3, 2012.
3-D Printing and the New Industrial Revolution (A looming impact on the metals industries), Forward (Journal of the Metals Service Center Institute), September/October 2012, p. 40.
Orange flags and bad drivers in Seattle (Local drivers fare even worse in annual Allstate study), NewToSeattle.com, August 28, 2012.
Proof of ‘Seattle Freeze’ is found in all the dogs (Canines outnumber children by better than a 3-to-2 margin), NewToSeattle.com, August 25, 2012.
New-arena debate in Seattle involves city’s self-image (Do residents want a big-city city, or not?), NewToSeattle.com, August 18, 2012.
Latest novel about Seattle lampoons city’s persona (Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple, finds much fodder in local doings), NewToSeattle.com, August 12, 2012.
California Sues ’Nonprofit Entrepreneur’ Roger Chapin And Charity Forbes Exposed (Help Hospitalized Veterans, its founder and others are accused of financial improprieties), Forbes.com, August 9, 2012
Eschewing A/C, hot Seattle residents head for their basements (Few homes have air conditioning), NewToSeattle.com, August 5, 2012.
Seattle plastic bag ban creates City of Clutchers (New law has unintended consequences), NewToSeattle.com, July 26, 2012.
Is the continuing rain dampening the Seattle psyche? (Residents seem worked up about summer storms), NewToSeattle.com, July 21, 2012.
Seattle’s love-hate relationship with its downtown waterfront (Tourists seem more interested in it than the locals), NewToSeattle.com, July 16, 2012.
Calling all behavioral economists: Stay in Seattle (Setting of tolls for waterfront tunnel project promises lots of material), NewToSeattle.com, July 11, 2012.
Congressional Incompetence: Why Capitol Hill does such a lousy job writing laws (Increasing complaints are heard about major legislation with major errors), Forward (Journal of the Metals Service Center Institute), July/August 2012.
Far from Seattle, Thomas Paine shrine lacks common sense (Nothing much happened at house bearing his name in New Rochelle, N.Y.), NewToSeattle.com, July 6, 2012.
The other museums of Seattle (Pinball machines, giant shoes, bizarre junk: The City has them all on display), NewToSeattle.com, June 27, 2012.
Another curious fundraising pitch in Seattle (This one is from an elusive police union on behalf of the My ID Club), NewToSeattle.org, June 21, 2012.
Back to the future, in Seattle trash (Time warp on a city web page for checking collection schedules), NewToSeattle.com, June 18, 2012.
Monumental Seattle (The city’s considerable number of public statues and memorials is revealing), NewToSeattle.com, June 9, 2012.
The 25 Best Places To Retire In 2012 (Affordability is among key factors), with SLIDE SHOW OF THE 25, Forbes, June 25, 2012.
Is Seattle still overacting about string of killings? (It’s important to put things in perspective), NewToSeattle.com, May 31, 2012.
Signs in Seattle of …. what? (Some public notices are, uh, thought-provoking), NewToSeattle.com, May 30, 2012.
The devil in Seattle’s suburbs: a tiger on the loose! (A Bengal tiger is reported on the prowl in Pierce County), NewToSeattle.com, May 24, 2012.
What do so many no-solicitation signs say about Seattle? (The city is not a very friendly place), NewToSeattle.com, May 23, 2012.
Crosswalk rights in Seattle versus California (In one Los Angeles suburb, pedestrians with the right of way get warned), NewToSeattle.com, May 17, 2012.
Different search engines see a different Seattle (Inclusions and omissions are interesting), NewToSeattle.com, May 13, 2012.
Seattle by the numbers (Answers to questions I get asked by friends everywhere), NewToSeattle.com, May 8, 2012.
Obama ‘endorses’ a mortgage broker in Seattle with a past (Paramount Equity runs a long presidential sound bite in its refinancing spots on the radio), NewToSeattle.com, May 3, 2012; Forbes.com, May 3, 2012.
Likkered up with an Amazon Kindle in Seattle (Prominent Fremont Bridge billboard gets a new advertisement), NewToSeattle.com, April 29, 2012.
Another day, another dodgy charity calls around Seattle (Kids Wish Network spends a lot more on fundraising than kids), NewToSeattle.com, April 27, 2012.
All sex-story roads lead to Seattle (Puget Sound angle seems to be everywhere), NewToSeattle.com, April 26, 2012.
’Damn Yankees’ is just a mile in Seattle from ’Damn Mariners’(Perfect game underscores long-suffering fans), NewToSeattle.com, April 23, 2012.
Starbucks bug story is big news outside Seattle (Headline writers have a field day), NewToSeattle.com, April 20, 2012.
Another dubious charity solicits in Seattle (This time it’s the United States Armed Forces Association), NewToSeattle.com, April 17, 2012.
The devil in the suburbs of Seattle (Pierce County seems to have more than its share of unfortunate incidents), NewToSeattle.com, April 15, 2012.
NY Times headline cites Seattle ‘bubbles of corruption’ (But it only refers to a novel), NewToSeattle.com, April 10, 2012.
The Rime of the Seattle Mariners (I hear little talk about the city’s baseball team), NewToSeattle.com, April 6, 2012.
Fifty shades of Seattle (New “mommy porn” trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, is set along Puget Sound), NewToSeattle.com, April 4, 2012.
To Seattle from a Californian: ’Take the Sacramento Kings. Please!”, NewToSeattle.com, April 7, 2012.
Searching the 1940 U.S. Census in Seattle: Oops! (Wait of 72 years will be a little longer), NewToSeattle.com, April 2, 2012.
Blogging the blogs of Seattle (Here are my periodic picks for the best), NewToSeattle.com, March 29, 2012.
Stressful Seattle: HOW CAN THAT BE??!! (Metro area ranks No. 9 in list of “most stressful” cities), NewToSeattle.com, March 22, 2012.
Jay Leno links politics, pornography—and Seattle weather (City image-makers should better market the rain), NewToSeattle.com, March 21, 2012.
Hollywood mystery solved in Seattle! (So where exactly is the headquarters of IMDb?), NewToSeattle.com, March 20, 2012.
Big Seattle charity uses accounting magic to look better (United Way of King County counts money in an unusual way), NewToSeattle.com, March 14, 2012.
Don’t Make These Dumb Mistakes With Your IRA (After all, your account is probably smaller than Mitt Romney’s), Forbes, March 12, 2012.
In Seattle, how do you solve a problem like Jean-Sun? (Miss Seattle’s disparagement of local weather and people draws international attention), NewToSeattle.com, March 8, 2012.
A dubious charity solicits in Seattle (Cancer Fund of America looks for donations around Puget Sound), NewToSeattle.com, March 4, 2012.
In Seattle, an anti-government protest over bridge tolls? (A 40% traffic drop might be caused by Tea Party-like sentiments), NewToSeattle.com, February 29, 2012.
Gender equality in Seattle (T-shirts cost 33% more for women than men), NewToSeattle.com, February 25, 2012.
What’s all this talk about crime in Seattle? (Rise in violent offenses looks more like a statistical blip), NewToSeattle, February 24, 2012.
Charities Fudge Their Fundraising Costs? Shocking! (Ability of St. Jude Children’s Research Center to attract funds draws attention), Forbes.com, February 22, 2012.
‘Oklahoma’ casting is PC reaction to Seattle’s racist past (Controversy misses the real issue), NewToSeattle.com, February 18, 2012.
Barrett among seven exiting staff of Forbes (Cited reasons include “reallocating resources” to hire freelancers, ex-interns and junior staffers with “different skill levels”), The New York Post, February 17, 2012.
The richest people in Seattle—a very long time ago (None of their descendants rank among the wealthiest today), NewToSeattle.com, February 12, 2012.
Has Personal Finance Goddess Suze Orman Lost Her Luster? (Review of her career cites at length 1998 Forbes article questioning her credentials and advice), Alternet.org, February 7, 2012. TO READ THAT 1998 FORBES STORY, CLICK HERE.
A ranking where Seattle just became No. 1 (Bad news: It’s the list of big-city sales tax rates), NewToSeattle.com, February 5, 2012.
IRS Tackles Giants Safety Antrel Rolle–Hard (Star defensive player agrees to pay $1.9 million to settle improper-deduction claim), Forbes.com, February 3, 2012.
BBB Asks Charities To Explain Deworming Med Valuations (Watchdog’s queries focus in on issue of made-up numbers), Forbes.com, February 2, 2012.
Average U.S. Sales Tax Rate Drops—A Little (Tuba City, Ariz. still leads nation at 13.725%; Chicago and Seattle top big cities at 9.5%), with SLIDE SHOW OF THE U.S. 25 WORST SALES TAXES, Forbes.com, February 2, 2012.
‘World’s Worst Banker’ Loses British Royal Honor—Like Mussolini (Fred Goodwin joins some infamous characters), with SLIDE SHOW OF 10 NOTABLES STRIPPED OF THEIR HONOR, Forbes.com, January 31, 2012.
IRS Audit: Big Charity Field Misleading Tax Return (But Food for the Hungry says it will challenge report it misvalued donated gifts, including deworming medicine), Forbes.com, January 30, 2012. Seattle angle,NewToSeattle.com, January 30, 2012.
In Seattle, car washes in the rain (Commercial facilities seem to do a good business, too), NewToSeattle.com, January 29, 2012.
History’s repeating loop in Seattle (Similar stories exactly a century apart in The Seattle Times), NewToSeattle.com, January 26, 2012.
How Romney Would Rank Among the Richest U.S. Presidents (George Washington still tops them all), with SLIDE SHOW OF THE 10 WEALTHIEST, Forbes.com, January 24, 2012.
Snow buries Seattle’s image, too (Ridicule, not sympathy, seems more the order of the day), with NewToSeattle.com, January 23, 2012.
25 Top Places To Retire—And Work (Cities across the country are identified for prospects and affordability), Forbes.com, January 23, 2012.
Shoveling snow in Seattle: “You must be new here” (Few seem to clear their sidewalks), NewToSeattle.com, January 19, 2012.
Bracing for Seattle ‘snow’: Armageddon with a smile (The city—or its media—is in a near-panic over what looks like next to no accumulation), NewToSeattle.com, January 14, 2012.
Online Critic Says He’ll Apologize to Public Company Suing Him (He says he can’t afford to fight Lecere Corp, effort to gag him), Forbes.com, January 11, 2012.
Where they’re from: the meaning of Seattle death notices (Most of them are for people born elsewhere who moved to the city), NewToSeattle.com, January 10, 2012.
IRS Admits Errors In Rejecting Workout Offer But Says Tough (Los Angeles man asked appeals court to make the agency follow the law for an offer-in-compromise), Forbes.com, January 5, 2012.
For whom the bridge tolls: a lesson in Seattle economics (How many drivers will waste time and money to save $3.50 crossing Lake Washington?), NewToSeattle.com, January 4, 2012.
Lamar Odom Stuffs IRS In Tax Case Over Fines, Fitness Fees (Feds take $7,800 to settle $87,000 bill for 2007 taxes), Forbes.com, January 3, 2012.