Council Candidate Advocating Foreclosure Protections Bought Foreclosed Home

1. City council candidate and Tenants Union executive director Jonathan Grant is running on a populist platform with a focus on housing affordability issues. One of Grant’s main campaign platforms is getting the city to help homeowners who are facing foreclosure. The city, Grant recommends, should buy mortgages from homeowners who are underwater thanks to […]

PubliCalendar: Breaking Down LGBT Inequities

For Today Understanding LGBT Inequities in America Today Concerns about the visibility and safety of trans folks are increasing. Seven transgender women have been murdered so far in 2015.  University of Washington professor Kristina Olson and Rice University professor Michelle Hebl are hosting a discussion about the rising number of children who identify and live as transgender and ideas […]

One Question for the Mayor: Did He Send Godden to Shut Down Sawant Amendment?

Here’s a follow-up to this morning’s Fizz report on city council member Jean Godden’s surprise appearance at the land use committee meeting where her decisive vote shut down Kshama Sawant’s amendment to the tent city legislation. Quick recap: mayor Ed Murray sent legislation to the council to authorize three tent cities in concert with social […]

Rant & Rave: Get a grip, spitting driver

RAVE My elderly friend and I went out for breakfast, a real treat for us. Two women watching us were holding back laughter watching us use little flashlights to see the menus. I said, “Someday this will be you two.” We continued chatting until they left, and you guessed it, they paid for our breakfast. […]

‘Broadchurch’ season premiere is a March 4 TV Pick

‘Broadchurch’ Let’s not mince words here. One of the best British television dramas in recent memory returns for a second season (and let’s not even discuss the unfortunate American remake, “Gracepoint”). If you haven’t seen Season 1, do yourself a favor. Find it. Watch it. The second season finds Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (the astounding […]

Craft website Etsy files for stock offering

Etsy, the global online marketplace for vintage and artisanal products, filed for a $100 million initial public offering in the U.S. That amount is a placeholder used to calculate fees that may change. Etsy didn’t specify the shares or price range for the offering in its initial prospectus Wednesday. The company, based in Brooklyn, New […]

Cheng-Tsung Pan wins Cabo Collegiate title

Cheng-Tsung Pan won his sixth career title and No. 19 Washington finished fourth at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Tuesday. Pan finished at 9-under 204. The Huskies finished at 2-under 850. The six wins for Pan ties Chris Williams for the most in program history. He has two wins this […]

Super Bowl tickets disappeared in an imperfect storm

Selling fans “options’’ to buy future Super Bowl tickets at face value seemed like a good way to help them avoid the shadiness often plaguing the loosely regulated resale market. Forbes, CNBC and other business media hailed a Chicago company’s website, called TeamTix, as a pioneer in selling options to the Super Bowl and other […]

‘Broadchurch’ season premiere is a March 4 TV Pick

‘Broadchurch’ Let’s not mince words here. One of the best British television dramas in recent memory returns for a second season (and let’s not even discuss the unfortunate American remake, “Gracepoint”). If you haven’t seen Season 1, do yourself a favor. Find it. Watch it. The second season finds Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (the astounding […]