City Hall – Here to Help? By our count, it’s been 12 very long years since a Seattle mayor began a four-year term with an attitude toward the business community that might be considered “helpful.” That timeline would take us back to 2006. That’s when Tony...

Meet Mayor Durkan   Fresh from her landslide election victory in November, Mayor Jenny Durkan will meet with the industrial community at the Annual Meeting of the Manufacturing Industrial Council (MIC), Monday, January 29, 4-5:30 PM. Admission is free, but RSVP to becklynn@seattleindustry.org.   ...

Picking Our New Mayor Some people complain about their difficulty distinguishing between the two progressives vying to be our new mayor. But some of the fog cleared away this weekend as the Seattle Times came out 101 percent for  Jenny Durkan while The Stranger went over the top for Cary...

Growth Topics at Mayoral Forum Industrial Growth. Those words don’t meet often, but they will on Oct. 19 at the Seattle mayoral candidate forum during an update on the Georgetown Crossroads project now being built by Prologis. Upon completion in 2018, the multi-story warehouse/distribution center along East Marginal...

Homeless in the Mayor's Race Scott Lindsay, a candidate for Seattle City Attorney, will be a guest speaker Oct. 19 at the mayoral candidate forum in Georgetown. His invitation to speak at the forum is not an endorsement of Lindsay’s candidacy against incumbent City Attorney Pete Holmes. We know so little about the City...

Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan Looking ahead to November 7, we already know three things about the winner in the race for mayor: 1) The winner will be a woman - Seattle's first female mayor in nearly 90 years; 2) The new mayor will also be really progressive -...

Some political observers call Sara Nelson the “conservative” among candidates for Seattle City Council Position 8. That says more about Seattle politics than it does about Sara Nelson, and neither observation touches on the truly unique aspect of her candidacy. Nelson is a manufacturer. She and her...

President Trump’s nominee, Scott Pruitt, was finally confirmed to head the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), infuriating environmental advocates and Democrats who claim Pruitt will rollback regulations with ruthless relish. We have no idea if that’s true, but a few experts will provide their insights...

Both candidates for Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction were well-meaning people with good qualifications. However, the winner, Chris Reykdal, brings a resume that is exceptionally well-aligned with the challenges and opportunities that abound in the highly worrisome content area of career learning. Many assume –...

SODO businesses used to worry about “hide and ride” commuters – a term for those who parked in the industrial area, then commuted into downtown Seattle. Like the U.S. presidential race, the hide and riders can make us pine for the good old days compared...