On April 27th, 2019, four people lost their lives when a crane tower fell onto one of the busiest streets in Seattle. Several others were injured and rushed to the local trauma hospital. What is becoming apparent is that the crane fell because short-cuts were taken. Short-cuts that should never have occurred. Experts weigh in [...]
Seattle rarely has snow, but, when it does, the city comes to a standstill. This is true not only in the downtown area, but throughout the local region. Why does Seattle shut down in the snow? Based upon my experience of living in Seattle for nearly my entire life, I think there are a number [...]
The Seattle community near 35th Avenue NE is coming together to make a dangerous roadway safer. In the area are many businesses, schools, and community activities. And there is a serious car crash nearly every week. A safety project proposed by a group of neighbors will help people walking, people on bikes, people driving and [...]
On a sunny winter afternoon in Seattle, a kid I’ll call “Marcus” was walking home from middle school. He was with his classmate and good friend. Marcus' grandmother dropped the boys off to get a soda; they would walk the familiar route home together. At a street corner, the boys waited to cross. An oncoming [...]
How did a Seattle cabbie steal a $164,000 from an elderly woman – with state investigators watching?
Last week, King County prosecutors filed charges against 56-year-old David G. Money for stealing from an elderly nursing home patient. The two met when Mr. Money picked her up as a fare a few years ago. Since then, the woman has written $164,000 in checks to Mr. Money, and another $90,000 in suspicious checks to [...]
Biking around Seattle can be scary. Unless you ride regularly, it’s easy to forget the bicycling laws – and heavy car traffic is intimidating. Bicycling Laws 101: Yes, you have to wear a helmet. It’s the law in King County: police officers can fine you $100 for riding a bike without a helmet. More importantly, [...]