There is an art to giving, and as a philanthropist, Debbie Killinger
has mastered it.
It’s a good thing for the environment that the Shell Oil Co. decided
to discontinue its pursuit of untapped oil reserves in Alaska’s Chukchi
Sea. But local environmental activists are misguided if they think their
efforts in May had any impact on that decision.
Only a short time ago, the weather temperature was in the mid-80s. We were sweltering. It was too hot!
It may be in the Seattle Police Officers Guild’s
interest to keep officers employed, but it was in the city’s best
interest that Officer Cynthia Whitlatch no longer wears a shield.
We all knew he was going. But it was still a total surprise to learn that he’d died on a mid-August Monday morning.
Last week, I looked at myself in the mirror and staring back at me
was a woman with long hair, sun-bleached curls topped by a few inches of
gray-streaked, darker hair. As my mother would say, “Tacky.”
Every so often, I receive a most unexpected invitation: Would I consider coming to Tower, Minn., to read from my new book?
Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien announced
on Sept. 1 that two pieces of legislation moving forward to the City
Council for approval would provide an estimated 6,000 affordable housing
units over 10 years — all with the help of developers’ fees.
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is doing its best to keep up with
a spike in violent crime this summer — or at least that’s the report
Chief Kathleen O’Toole recently gave during a press conference that
focused mostly on gang activity in the city.