I’ve got two new posts up on Seattle Weekly. First, read about how a bunch of loud (but nonviolent) protesters chased the UW’s Board of Regents away from their dinner and into a subterranean lair (I’m not making this up). Second, feast your brain on city councilor Kshama Sawant’s conference with Greenpeace’s oil-rig climbers (it […]

I’ve got a new piece in Seattle Weekly on implementation of Seattle’s new minimum wage. When Seattle’s minimum wage jumped to $11 per hour last week, bypassing the state minimum of $9.47 and giving the city its first taste of what a higher wage floor looks like in action, neither did the sky fall nor […]

Originally posted on Josh Kelety:
04.03.15 On Thursday morning, environmentalists gathered at Jack Perry Memorial Park at Alaskan Way and Marginal Way to launch a blimp reading “ShellNo, Join the Flotilla!” The blimp floated upwards of 150 feet in the air in an effort to both bring attention to the slated arrival and docking of Shell…

The first God of War​ is a pretty fun game on a technical level—button-smash fighting plus physical puzzles that you run around to solve—and it looks fantastic for a Playstation 2 title. However, GoW’s aesthetic appears to be engineered for emotionally disturbed teenage boys. You gain life from slaughtering innocent bystanders, every woman is whiny […]

I’ve got some exciting news, but first, my most recent stories: on CHS I’ve got an article covering Central District business owner and Ethiopian immigrant Messeret Habeti’s attempt to create an east African immigrant business association, and another on a miraculously unsuccessful attempted gang killing that happened outside my house in the CD. In the Seattle […]

I’ve got three new stories on CHS. First, there’s a profile of King County Councilor* Larry Gossett which highlights his journey from Black Power revolutionary to elected official. Second, there’s an interview with Seattle City Council district 3 candidate Pamela Banks on why she’s running. Finally, I stumbled into a “Coffee with a Cop” event […]

Yesterday while live tweeting a “Coffee with a cop” event at Starbucks, I inaccurately reported that Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole supports replacing the department’s internal Disciplinary Review Board (DRB, to which officers can appeal disciplinary decisions) with the Office of Professional Accountability (OPA): I misunderstood Chief O’Toole. Here is what she said verbatim: “[The Community […]

The following is an excerpt from my first Letter from the Editor at the Central Circuit, in our November 2013 issue. The Central Circuit exists to empower students and the SCCC community as democratic citizens, by providing relevant news and creating a forum for campus expression and discussion. In other words, we are biased: we […]

I’ve got another new piece on CHS; this one’s one how the political landscape of Seattle has been changed by district elections.

I’ve been sick as a dog so these are both about a week dated, but newish stuff: 1. I’ve got a CHS piece where I talk to Tenants Union director and upstart city council candidate Jon Grant about his quest to vanquish one of two incumbents, and 2. another piece covering a judge’s call for […]