Author Archives: William P. Barrett

New To Seattle has a new Web address


Still alive and kicking, New To Seattle has migrated to a new Web address. The blog can be found at http://www.newtoseattle.com. All previously posted material has been moved there. Please come and visit.

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A Seattle roof gathers woe moss


Clearing house tops of green stuff is a significant industry Continue reading

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‘Seattle Freeze’ is now an accepted fact around Seattle


Assertion appears at the top of front page of The Seattle Times. Continue reading

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Delta CEO snookers Seattle with old planes that don’t work well


Wi-Fi failure blocks passengers from seeing dramatic U.S.-Ghana soccer finale. Continue reading

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Seattle embraces high tech–except for the Internet


Online outtages belie city’s image. Continue reading

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Liberal Seattle tolerates guns


Outrage over college shooting incident may not change anything Continue reading

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Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage captures wide fancy


Media far and wide cover the story Continue reading

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Repeat nomination in Seattle for ‘America’s Stupidest Charities’


Breast Cancer Research and Support Fund, part of Community Charity Advancement, again pitches a known critic Continue reading

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Are Seattle pedestrians really that safe?


New study says metro area is third least dangerous for those on foot Continue reading

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Bad public signage continues to plague Seattle


Problems include unmarked forks, missing markers and cryptic symbols Continue reading

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