Category: Northwest

Townshend’s Mango Habanero Kombucha

I enjoy Kombucha and wish it was more widely available. The Townshend’s Mango Habanero is perfect for hot summer evenings.

/ August 2, 2017

Seattle Landlord Doubles Rent to Force Out Tenants

In Massive rent hikes, remodel renders Lake Union building ‘uninhabitable’, Daniel DeMay reports on a landlord that has increased rent 121 percent — from $1,985 to $4,387, and performed remodeling without a permit in a purposely obstructive way to force out tenants....

/ May 3, 2017

Major Construction Failure in Ballard, Seattle Building Inspectors Do Nothing

I’ve been covering the complete demolition and rebuilding of 60th Street NW in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood since last year. I posted an update in May 2016 and did this video walkthrough ten days ago. (The story was also popular on Slashdot due to...

/ November 17, 2016
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Revisiting the Redeveloped Block in Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

With all the tech-related growth in Seattle, many neighborhoods in Ballard are being completely torn down and redeveloped like this street: You can see the original post here and an earlier follow up here.

/ November 5, 2016

Increase in Seattle Rape Unique on West Coast

Update: The Seattle Police Department statistics for CY2016 are complete. There were 169 reported rapes in Seattle in 2016, up from 108 in 2015. That’s an increase of 56.5%. I believe there’s a relation to the growth of the technology...

/ October 26, 2016
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The Brilliance of Amtrak Security

Traveling in the Northwest by Amtrak was relaxing and beautiful. There were almost no lines and they seemed to know I was carrying a real laptop and had purchased my water at the train station. After having been felt up before a...

/ September 22, 2016

Notable comment on Success Ruining Seattle

I was touched by Adelaide McAllister’s comment on How Success is Ruining Seattle: I lived in Seattle my entire life. I was forced to move due to the cost of living doubling in that last few years. I am sickened...

/ September 18, 2016