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NIMBYs are wrong on housing, says math

When it comes to the merits of desecrating graveyards, you’d likely find champions among some housing density zealots. “Sure, it’s disrespectful to build micro-apartments on…

Saving the language that brought us ‘Seattle’

For several hours each day, Amber Hayward slips out of English, her first language, and into Lushootseed, the Native American language that gave Seattle, Tacoma,…

McGinn: Seattle Times continues phony ‘war on cars’

Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times has just “had it up to here” with the “War on Cars.”  His frustrations came pouring out in a…

An obstacle keeping people of color out of national parks

For those concerned about why people of color stay away from our national parks in droves, here's a thought: It’s not just a history of…

KPLU reaches its massive fundraising goal

The news director of public radio station KPLU, Erin Hennessy, came from a family of funeral home owners in Spokane. As the future of the NPR affiliate…

Waiting for the Jungle’s homeless cleansing

The deadline to leave the Jungle is June 6. At least that’s what Cassandra, camped in a clearing on the slopes of Beacon Hill, was…

Meet the Northwest’s environmental justice champions

There’s a movement afoot in Seattle. It’s a new breed of environmentalism, one that aims to put people who normally get left out of the…

Crowded field comes into focus in 7th Congressional District debate

In the first televised debate for one of Seattle’s biggest political prizes in a generation, six candidates vying to represent the area in the U.S. House of…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Oh, You Pretty Things: Glam Rock Party Dance like it’s the 70s for the night as STG and SIFF take the Neptune back to the…

Donald Trump, and other reasons tech IPOs are currently nonexistent

The tech IPO market, which merely two years ago couldn’t stop churning out new offerings, has almost become nonexistent. In fact, there were zero U.S.…

This year only, locals have special access to Washington’s best trail

If you’re a backcountry hiker at Mount Rainier, you may find a little more space than usual this year. You can thank a technological meltdown. Last…

Obama’s Hiroshima visit has a unique Northwest link

When President Obama announced Friday’s visit to Hiroshima, local media outlets provided a one-size-fits-all script: “Japanese welcome Obama visit to Hiroshima, apology or not.”  Our…

Trump may be doing permanent damage to Washington GOP

Was last Tuesday one of the worst moments for local Republicans in recent history? When it comes to their party’s long-term chances in Washington state,…

Is legal pot really leading to more underage use?

Hamza Warsame, a promising 16 year old student at Seattle Central College, died last December when he fell from a six story apartment balcony. Given…

Council wrangles with Murray on greenbelt cleanup

In a show of unity, the Seattle City Council passed a resolution Tuesday that aims to re-write Mayor Ed Murray's plan for the greenbelt known as…

Council wrangles with Murray on greenbelt cleanup

In a show of unity, the Seattle City Council passed a resolution Tuesday that aims to re-write Mayor Ed Murray's plan for the greenbelt known as…

Is legal pot really leading to more underage use?

Hamza Warsame, a promising 16 year old student at Seattle Central College, died last December when he fell from a six story apartment balcony. Given…

Trump may be doing permanent damage to Washington GOP

Was last Tuesday one of the worst moments for local Republicans in recent history? When it comes to their party’s long-term chances in Washington state,…

This year only, locals have special access to Washington’s best trail

If you’re a backcountry hiker at Mount Rainier, you may find a little more space than usual this year. You can thank a technological meltdown. Last…

Waiting for the Jungle’s homeless cleansing

The deadline to leave the Jungle is June 6. At least that’s what Cassandra, camped in a clearing on the slopes of Beacon Hill, was…

Meet the Northwest’s environmental justice champions

There’s a movement afoot in Seattle. It’s a new breed of environmentalism, one that aims to put people who normally get left out of the…

KPLU reaches its massive fundraising goal

The news director of public radio station KPLU, Erin Hennessy, came from a family of funeral home owners in Spokane. As the future of the NPR affiliate…

Saving the language that brought us ‘Seattle’

For several hours each day, Amber Hayward slips out of English, her first language, and into Lushootseed, the Native American language that gave Seattle, Tacoma,…

Obama’s Hiroshima visit has a unique Northwest link

When President Obama announced Friday’s visit to Hiroshima, local media outlets provided a one-size-fits-all script: “Japanese welcome Obama visit to Hiroshima, apology or not.”  Our…

An obstacle keeping people of color out of national parks

For those concerned about why people of color stay away from our national parks in droves, here's a thought: It’s not just a history of…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Oh, You Pretty Things: Glam Rock Party Dance like it’s the 70s for the night as STG and SIFF take the Neptune back to the…

McGinn: Seattle Times continues phony ‘war on cars’

Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times has just “had it up to here” with the “War on Cars.”  His frustrations came pouring out in a…

Crowded field comes into focus in 7th Congressional District debate

In the first televised debate for one of Seattle’s biggest political prizes in a generation, six candidates vying to represent the area in the U.S. House of…

NIMBYs are wrong on housing, says math

When it comes to the merits of desecrating graveyards, you’d likely find champions among some housing density zealots. “Sure, it’s disrespectful to build micro-apartments on…

Donald Trump, and other reasons tech IPOs are currently nonexistent

The tech IPO market, which merely two years ago couldn’t stop churning out new offerings, has almost become nonexistent. In fact, there were zero U.S.…