Category: Seattle

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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
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Increase in Seattle Rape Unique on West Coast

Seattle’s Experiencing a Spike in Rape Reports Recently, Danny Westneat reported in The Seattle Times “Rape in Seattle is up an alarming 55  percent this year. There were 82 rapes in the city last year through Sept. 10; this year, through...

/ 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
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Has Seattle Lost Its Sense of Humor? Or, Does Amazocalypse Suck?

Zoe and the Amazocalypse have been covered in three major Seattle news outlets (Geekwire, Seattle PI and The Stranger) and one major Internet news site (Slashdot), but there’s been minimal interest and sparse sharing and pledging. After yesterday’s slog post,...

/ July 15, 2016
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The Road to Amazocalypse

I wanted to share some of Megan Marie Myer’s original sketches for Zoe and the Amazocalypse, our Kickstarter for an illustrated children’s book about the tech boom’s impacts on Seattle. She actually came up with the box monster concept used...

/ June 28, 2016