Blog Archive


Video: The Northwest’s “Bomb Trains”

Vice News takes an in-depth look at oil trains running through Cascadia.

There’s Plenty of Room at Hotel California

How Oregon and Washington Could Link to California’s cap-and-trade program.

Why Washington State Should Adopt a BC-style Carbon Tax

My personal prescription.

Highest and Best Use…Or Not.

When NOT improving property is highly profitable.

A Downtown School Just Dropped in Seattle’s Lap

For free (maybe). Will the school district take it on?

Seattle Sets Ride-Service Companies Free

The city council's about-face is a win for Lyft, uberX, consumers.

Want to see a post-Citizens United America? Look North

Canadian politicians do not dial for dollars.

Seattle’s $28 Million Hole

4th Ave and Cherry construction crater nears 10-year milestone.

Event: Sightline on Oil Trains in Anacortes

A community forum to answer your crude-by-rail questions.

The Ingredients for Pro-Kid Cities

A Q and A on how to build dense, family-friendly neighborhoods.