Seattle predictions for 2016 (sort of) (Tongue is somewhat is the vicinity of cheek), NewToSeattle.com, December 28, 2015.
In Seattle, ’twas the night before something (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore), NewToSeattle.com, December 22, 2015.
Seattle’s United Way of King County still exaggerates (Large charity claims too-good-to-be-true financial efficiency), NewToSeattle.com, December 16, 2015.
Scammers invoking the IRS inundate Seattle (I am told the police may come for me very soon), NewToSeattle.com, December 10, 2015.
The Largest U.S. Charities For 2015(United Way, Salvation Army and Feeding America lead the list), with SLIDE SHOW and sidebar on Sizing Up a Charity, Forbes.com, December 9, 2015.
A century ago, the Great Seattle Boom was much bigger–and sketchier (Its origins were gold and vice), NewToSeattle.com, November 20, 2015.
Seattle homeless problem dates back to arrival of first gringos (Members of the Denny Party showed up in 1851 without a dry roof to put over their heads), NewToSeattle.com, November 12, 2015.
It was a dark and rainy day in Seattle, and now the news (Sustained sun is about to disappear for a long time), NewToSeattle.com, November 6, 2015.
One Seattle ballot question will test intelligence of new voters (Will newly arrived renters realize a property tax increase will be passed onto them?), NewToSeattle.com, October 27, 2015.
Sixth candidate in Seattle for ‘America’s Stupidest Charities’ list (National Police and Troopers Association, part of the International Union of Police Associations AFL-CIO, calls a known critic asking for money), NewToSeattle.com, October 2, 2015.
From Seattle, one on, one off new Forbes 400 list (Gabe Newell makes the mother of all rich lists, pushing off Bruce Nordstrom), NewToSeattle.com, September 30, 2015.
Is the Seattle boom about to implode? (Infrastructure isn’t keeping up with population growth), NewToSeattle.com, September 28, 2015.
The Rime of the Seattle Mariners (reprise) (Firing of team’s GM after dreary tenure recalls 2012 post), NewToSeattle.com, August 28, 2015.
Charity trolling in Seattle is sued for fraud by a donor (Florida lawyer files small-claims-court suit again Community Charity Advancement d/b/a Breast Cancer Research and Support Fund), NewToSeattle.com, August 24, 2015.
The Miser–‘worst statue in Seattle’–is quietly replaced (Another Tom Otterness work is installed outside the Seattle Grand Hyatt on Pine Street), NewToSeattle.com, August 17, 2015.
Seattle upzoning proposal collapses like the Mariners (Mayor Ed Murray withdraws support after huge homeowner backlash), NewToSeattle.com, August 3, 2015.
NewToSeattle.com quoted on Seattle racial profiling (Posts on neighborhood Web site are highlighted), NewToSeattle.com, August 1, 2015.
Police nonprofit soliciting around Seattle mainly benefited fundraiser (Firm working for Washington State Fraternal Order of Police got 62% of all donations), NewToSeattle.com, July 30, 2015.
In hot weather, residents of A/C-less Seattle head for their cool basements (City has low rate of homes with artificial cooling), NewToSeattle.com, July 20, 2015.
Will upzoning Seattle resemble no-zoning Houston? (Proposal to allow multi-unit housing on all single-family lots might do the trick), NewToSeattle.com, July 17, 2015.
When –not if–the Big One hits Seattle (Article in The New Yorker lays out the case for a catastrophic earthquake–relatively soon), NewToSeattle.com, July 14, 2015.
National prayer breakfast movement began in unchurched Seattle (New book highlights role and motives of local clergyman Abraham Vereide), NewToSeattle.com, June 29, 2015.
In Seattle Confederate flag is on open display (Engraved image tops Confederate veterans monument in old-money Lake View Cemetery), NewToSeattle.com, June 23, 2015.
Not far from Seattle, Spokane is perfect setting for Rachel Dolezal scandal (City has long history of deceptions and fraud), NewToSeattle.com, June 18, 2015.
Seattle liberalism: illegal to smoke in parks, but no penalty (Instead, violators will be talked to), NewToSeattle.com, June 11, 2015.
Alaska-Seattle tension goes back a long time (Complaints from up north started with 1897 gold rush), NewToSeattle.com, June 9, 2015.
Beacon Hill tops Seattle ‘hoods in letter carrier dog attacks (USPS records show four incidents in visually prominent area), NewToSeattle.com, June 3, 2015.
Yep, USPS still exaggerates Seattle letter carrier dog attacks (Counting incidents outside city limits boosts P.R.-driven count by 8%), NewToSeattle.com, May 29, 2015.
Management of Costco No. 1 in Seattle apparently has a low opinion of its workers (Sign visible to customers of employees recognized for “superior service” has no names), NewToSeattle.com, May 20, 2015.
Fraudulent cancer charities plaguing Seattle get nailed (The feds and every single state sue Cancer Fund of America and Cancer Support Services), NewToSeattle.com, May 19, 2015. TV INTERVIEW!
Cancer Charities Agree To Dissolve Amid Fraud Claims (Breast Cancer Society, Children’s Cancer Fund of America to fold after lawsuit by FTC and all 50 states),Forbes.com, May 19, 2015.
Is USPS still miscounting dog attacks on letter carriers in Seattle? (City ties for No. 13 in annual canine-charge list), NewToSeattle.com, May 16, 2015.
Scuzzy charity working Seattle calls for the fourth time (Breast Cancer Research and Support Fund again a candidate to be America’s Stupidest Charity), NewToSeattle.com, May 7, 2015.
The 25 Best Suburbs For Retirement In 2015 (Proximity to the big city, plus low crime, quiet, and more living space, all make a suburban retirement appealing), with SLIDE SHOW, Forbes.com, May 6, 2015.
State auditor indictment in Seattle is non-news nationally (Charges against Troy Kelley lay out fascinating scheme to swindle homeowners and tax collectors), NewToSeattle.com, May 5, 2015.
Another sketchy cancer charity trolls in Seattle (Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation spent only 5% of cash raised on stated mission), NewToSeattle.com, April 29, 2015.
Comcast finally pays for years of bad service, in Seattle and elsewhere (Voices of upset consumers are heeded as merger with Time Warner Cable goes down),NewToSeattle.com, April 26, 2015.
Gay marriage, Selma and the interesting origins of Seattle’s King County (Original honoree was an Alabama slaveholder likely in a same-sex relationship), NewToSeattle.com, April 15, 2015.
Amid buzz over minimum wage rise, higher Seattle sales tax is ignored (Levy, nation’s highest among big cities, rose from 9.5% to 9.6%), NewToSeattle.com, April 7, 2015.
Murky Florida fundraiser falsely invokes good name of Seattle nonprofit (Seattle Cancer Care Alliance denies any connection with Breast Cancer Research and Support Fund), NewToSeattle.com, April 1, 2015.
The Best Places To Retire In 2015 (Forbes chooses 25 venues with wide range of geography and climates), with SLIDE SHOW, Forbes.com, March 17, 2016.
My Seattle neighborhood debates racial profiling (Increased property crimes in Magnolia lead to heated back-and-forth about who’s responsible), NewToSeattle.com, March 16, 2015.
Same old Seattle faces adorn Forbes billionaires list (But group of nine is $11 billion richer than a year ago), NewToSeattle.com, March 2, 2015.
Cellphone use by Seattle drivers still a big problem (Another inattentive motorist nearly gets the dog and me), NewToSeattle.com, February 28, 2015.
Seattle Seattle pedestrians remain an impetuous lot (Reducing speed limits may not be enough for protection), NewToSeattle.com, February 19, 2015.
The Best Foreign Retirement Havens In 2015 (Forbes list of 20 venues abroad consider costs, medicare, climate), with SLIDE SHOW and VIDEO, Forbes.com, February 11, 2015, and Forbes, March 2, 2015.
Buses have gone to the dogs in Seattle (Rules allow non-service pets to ride along), NewToSeattle.com, February 10, 2015.
In Seattle, Richard Sherman charity spent little on stated mission (Less than 25% of what was raised went to grants supporting its cause), NewToSeattle.com, February 5, 2015.
In blasting Pete Carroll, Seattle forgets it grew through similar risk-taking (City’s history is that of audacious gambles), NewToSeattle.com, February 4, 2015.
Seahawks make locals forget about Seattle Freeze (Team’s success overcomes traditional aloofness), NewToSeattle.com, January 28, 2015.
Charity with murky financials trolls in Seattle (Watchdog says it is “unable to verify” accounting of Multiple Sclerosis Foundation), NewToSeattle.com, January 23, 2015.
Why impending sainthood of Junipero Serra is so controversial (Priest’s arrival in California eventually led to elimination of almost all Indians), Offside-A-Mystery.com, January 18, 2015.
Seattle’s home state still has country’s most regressive tax system (Poor pay seven times more of their income in state and local taxes than the rich), NewToSeattle.com, January 16, 2015.
Fifth candidate in Seattle for ‘America’s Stupidest Charities’ (Public Safety Employees Union 519 asks again for money), NewToSeattle.com, January 9, 2015.
Seattle murder rate drops, but … (More numerous lesser crimes go through the roof), NewToSeattle.com, January 4, 2015.
Hiring Smarter (Recruiting worthy new talent in metals service requires an aggressive, multi-pronged approach), Forward (journal of the Metals Service Center Institute), January/February 2015.