Category Archives: News

New York Fed Chief Stands Firm Against Charges of Weak Oversight

Bank President William Dudley said supervision is stronger than ever, but Democratic senators were unconvinced: “You need to fix it, Mr. Dudley, or we need to get someone who will.”

The Past, The Present, and the Future: Hunting For Housing In Seattle

R.V. Murphy looks into the bad juju of Seattle's current housing problems.

Secret Tapes Hint at Turmoil in New York Fed Team Monitoring JPMorgan

Examiners are reportedly blocked from doing their job as “London Whale” trades blow up. Jake Bernstein reports.

Farewell to Nowhere

The Ramps to Nowhere are finally going away. Jeff Stevens bids farewell to Seattle's longtime monument to successful citizen activism.

Strange Changes at The Stranger

What's going on at The Stranger? Jeff Stevens reports on recent intriguing staff changes that may signal a new editorial direction at Seattle's Only Newspaper.

British Spy Agency: We Don’t Need Warrant for Americans’ Data. We Have ‘Arrangements’

British intelligence agencies can access Americans' communications data without a warrant and keep it for two years, newly released documents show.

NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies

Documents describe “contractual relationships” between NSA and U.S. companies, as well as undercover operatives at some U.S. companies. ProPublica reports.

Next phase of search for MH 370 begins

The search for Malaysia Airlines MH 370 resumes--this time not on land, but underwater.

Analysis: Government’s New Doctor Payments Website Worthy of a Recall

Charles Ornstein gives you a look at just how well the new Open Payments system is working out for you and other Americans.

New Afghani President Sworn In

Afghanistan gets a new president...democratically.