Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

New Kingston-to-Seattle Ferry Service

Starting this Monday, there will be another attempt to start a passenger ferry service across Puget Sound from Kingston in Northern Kitsap County directly into Downtown Seattle.  This is a public endeavor by the Port of Kingston.  A similar, popular service was operated by a private company in the past, but did not on it’s […]

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Ivar Lives On

Anyone who has grown up in the Seattle area, especially if they are over the age of 40, is familiar with the exploits of Ivar Haglund.  Ivar is the well known founder of Ivar’s Restaurants in Seattle and throughout Cascadia.  He was also well known as a character and practical joker who formed a part […]

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The Newspaper of the Future

We have had some time to get used to the fact that Seattle is now a one newspaper town.  We have found that so far,  the world has not yet ended as we know it, nor has the level of journalism in the city’s other newspaper changed radically.  Of course, change has been happening all […]

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Poor Solutions for Growth

Currently, the Washington Legislature is working on a long-range plan for Washington State Ferries for the next 25 years.  The state ferry system acts as the primary means for commuters, residents, and commercial traffic to cross Puget Sound from the quarter of the state that comprises the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas to the Greater Seattle […]

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The P-I: Attachment to Institutions

It has taken me a couple of days to get the courage up to write this. The day that the Seattle P-I published it’s final newsprint edition forever on Tuesday, I admittedly had a fairly emotional reaction to the whole thing.  In fact, it took me until the next day to actually open it up […]

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Redefining the Newspaper

We have known for a long time that the newspaper industry is in decline.  Newspapers, large and small, have been cutting their staffs and the size of their print publications for several years now.  Despite the fact that the presence of competing media is good for the quality of journalism, it is looking like Seattle […]

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Going With the Tunnel

Finally.  Finally we have a decision on what will be built to replace Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct.  The 1953 monstrosity will be replaced with a tunnel. According to the Seattle P-I and other sources, the government entities who are involved with the decision will be announcing on Tuesday that they are choosing a 4-lane tunnel […]

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It’s in the P-I

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I contemplate the rumored sale of one of Seattle’s two daily newspapers, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.  While the newspaper’s owners claim that the paper has not made a profit in decades, it is truly important for a city or a region to have as many reliable news […]

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Prepared For Everything but Snow

All over Cascadia we are now at about “ten days and counting” on our current bout of extreme Winter weather.  It has been a real inconvenience for most of us, as we are mostly not able to get out and about to do our normal routines.  We cannot shop for necessary supplies or for Christmas […]

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Transit Planning and My Lifespan

I have reached a point in my life where I am starting to subtract my age from my expected lifespan.  It’s not that I feel so old.  It is more that it is striking me just how far technology has come in the first 46 years of my life.  Then I look like a kid […]

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