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Ballard Terminal Railroad_09.20.2017

Today I was biking on the Burke-Gilman trail and I got to see the Ballard Terminal Railroad’s Lil’ Beaver engine coming down the line! Being an old school railfan, I hopped off my bike and started snapping pictures and videos.

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21st Century Viking: Goodbye, Viking Tavern!

My latest article for the Ballard News-Tribune is a farewell to the awesome Viking Tavern. Despite the loss of this great bar, I encourage Ballardites to have sisu, and remind everyone that there are many nanobreweries such as Populuxe Brewing

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21st Century Viking: What Would Joseph Coolidge Say?

My latest article for the Ballard News-Tribune was published a few hours after I posted the second part of my watertown_4.19.13 series. I submitted the editorial under a different title but it turned out that both the post and the

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Sunset Bowl Article Picked Up By Crosscut!

I just discovered that my recent article on the fate of Sunset Bowl was picked up that day by Crosscut’s “Daily Troll” column! Zachariah Bryan, the Ballard News-Tribune’s editor told me that the piece got over 1,200 views after the

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21st Century Viking: What Happened to the Sunset Bowl?

My latest opinion piece for the Ballard News-Tribune is about the demise of Sunset Bowl, Ballard’s beloved bowling alley. I also talk about the challenge of building community in a neighborhood undergoing rapid change.

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21st Century Viking: Vote No On The School Levies

Here’s the link to my latest opinion piece for the Ballard News-Tribune. This piece discusses my opposition to an operations levy and a capital levy totalling $1.25 billion to fund Seattle Public Schools. I do not discuss the details of

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21st Century Viking: Digging Deeper Into The Coal Train Controversy

Here’s the link to my latest opinion piece for the Ballard News-Tribune. It is a follow-up to a piece I did last month about the proposal to build coal export terminals on the Washington state and Oregon coats. If these

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21st Century Viking: What Is the Coal Train Controversy Really About?

My latest 21st Century Viking opinion piece for the Ballard News-Tribune is my first foray into the coal train issue. There is currently some proposals going around to build coal export terminals at ports along the Washington and Oregon coasts.

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21st Century Viking: McDermott debates…but not with the right person

After the Ballard News-Tribune published my 21st Century Viking column about why Jim McDermott should debate his general election opponent, Ron Bemis, I got a hot tip. McDermott was going to debate someone the week before the Nov. 6, 2012

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21st Century Viking: Why McDermott Must Debate Bemis

Here’s my latest 21st Century Viking article for the Ballard News-Tribune on the “race” for the 7th Congressional District (WA) seat. McDermott has so far managed to duck having to formally debate his current challenger, independent/Blue Republican Ron Bemis, a

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