Category Archives: George Howland 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

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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

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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

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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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Seattle politics: liberal versus left

  Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan (left) represents the status quo while Nikkita Oliver will bring transformational change By George Howland Jr. As Mayor Ed Murray prepares to leave office, let’s say goodbye to one of his favorite tropes: Seattle is … Continue reading

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Homeless housing in Magnolia faces tough odds

A school, a park and housing compete for Fort Lawton’s 28 acres of surplus federal property By George Howland Jr. Twenty-eight acres of surplus federal property should be a great opportunity for Seattle. Instead, it shows signs of becoming a … Continue reading

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