Author Archives: George Howland Jr

About George Howland Jr

For many years, George Howland Jr has been a Seattle-based journalist.

Sexual Abuse and Addiction

Trying to soothe the pain An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Books) by Rebekah Demirel In his bestselling book on addiction, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Dr. Gabor Maté tells of his work serving … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Homelessness, Rebekah Demirel articles

A fallen giant

Ed Murray’s personal reputation is unlikely to survive allegations of sex abuse, but his political achievements will remain historic After accusations of sexual abuse by five men, Mayor Ed Murray, is finally resigning. His resignation does not leave me angry … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, Election 2017, George Howland articles, LGBTQ, Media, Politics

Trump supporter was first host for Lenin statue

In 1995, Suzie Burke, the “Land Baroness of Fremont,” found a place in Seattle for the figure of communist leader “Get a sense of humor,” says Suzie Burke, a supporter of President Donald J. Trump, who was the first host … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, George Howland articles, Media, Neighborhoods, Politics, Protest, Resistance

Why is Rob Johnson spinning the facts so hard?

Rob Johnson refuses to answer questions about overselling a key housing policy (Wikipedia) When it comes to HALA’s “Grand Bargain,” Councilmember Johnson has had major legislative success, but he has misled the press and the public about the extent of … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, George Howland articles, Housing Preservation, Media, Neighborhoods, Politics, Upzoning

Nikkita Oliver: A True Inspiration

People’s Party could be a new ongoing force in Seattle politics by George Howland Jr. Win or lose, educator-lawyer-poet-activist Nikkita Oliver’s mayoral campaign was truly inspirational. At the moment, Oliver is in third place trailing urbanist Cary Moon by a … Continue reading

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Jenny the Juggernaut

      Race for second place in mayor’s race between Moon and Oliver is very close, but Durkan is primary night’s big winner By George Howland Jr. On primary election night, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan was beating her … Continue reading

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$469 million cultural levy: badly conceived and terribly timed

Too much of Proposition 1, a county-wide tax measure, will go to  institutions that serve the wealthy and middle class or don’t deserve public money by George Howland Jr I love the arts, history and science, but I hate “Access … Continue reading

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