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Guest Opinion: Seattle should welcome new zoning ideas

In all my years as a Seattle native, I’m not sure I have seen as passionate a debate as the current discourse about the past…

Inslee might swallow ‘poison pill’ to reduce carbon in fuel

Gov. Jay Inslee is considering whether he wants to swallow a Republican-concocted “poison pill” or not. That “poison pill” is language in the 16-year, $16…

Crosscut names new Editor-in-Chief

I’m delighted to introduce Greg Hanscom as Crosscut’s new editor-in-chief. Greg is an award-winning reporter and editor with two decades of experience creating and leading online…

Digital surveillance firm has local police contacts, leaked emails reveal

A digital tool to monitor “all the devices,” whether they be smartphones or laptop computers. One that is “invisible to the user, evades antivirus and…

In Austria’s treatment of immigrants, a lesson for Seattle

Oddly enough, about every two decades or so, I have found myself right in the middle of a moment of historic proportions. The first time…

Mighty Tieton: USPS nixes Kickstarter-funded “coolest post office in America”

It’s a design that gives a whole new meaning to the term “post office wall.” It’s a project that might make tiny Tieton, Washington’s post…

City Superhero: Julia Massey, musician, mom

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: musician…

Snoqualmie Valley farmers fight drought with innovation

A water-wheel transplanter -- a light John Deere with two large water tanks at its flanks -- moves through dry fields at Local Roots Farm…

King County will push juvenile justice bias study

The most commonly levied complaint against the construction of a new juvenile detention center – named the Children and Family Justice Center by King County…

Guest Opinion: Erase the budget secrecy

On June 26, when the Senate Ways & Means Committee met to pass the 2015-17 budget agreement between the Democratic House and Republican Senate, the…

Continued failure to fund K-12 education, McCleary plaintiffs argue

The McCleary plaintiffs argue that the Washington legislature is still dragging its feet on its constitutional duty to adequately fund basic education, and that Washington…

Governor promises to put a lid on greenhouse gas emissions

Gov. Jay Inslee plans to install a regulatory cap on carbon emissions using existing laws. On Tuesday, he ordered the Washington Department of Ecology Tuesday to…

Questions raised about number of minorities receiving alcohol, pot citations

A University of Washington analysis of Seattle Police Department citations for public consumption of alcohol and marijuana suggest that racial disproportionality is perhaps more deeply…

Guest Opinion: ‘Second paycheck’ shouldn’t kill good jobs

As reported by Crosscut, a new wrinkle in the ongoing discussions about the Bellingham region’s future is the notion of a “second paycheck.” This is…

Murray concedes single-family fight

Mayor Ed Murray will no longer recommend adding more density to Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods. Instead, Murray said in a Wednesday news release, “We will refocus…

Nominations open for Crosscut’s 3rd Annual Courage Awards

A billionaire who speaks about the dangers of increased income inequality, and becomes a force in funding progressive, issue-based campaigns. Neighborhood organizers, who put themselves out there to…

Guest Opinion: Fight black market poachers, and support I-1401

With each passing day, some of our planet’s most rare and iconic animal species are being pushed closer to the brink of extinction. Poachers, acting…

The Weekend List: Two big art fairs and the poetic sculptures of Leo Saul Berk

* Events that are $15 or less Leo Saul Berk: Structure and Ornament * The Seattle artist pays homage to his childhood home through sculpture…

Must-see: The heroic fight against Japanese internment camps

I suspected I would like Jeanne Sakata’s play Hold These Truths at Seattle’s ACT Theatre. After all, I knew the story well, and Jeanne had…

In drought, conflict emerges between fish and man

Years ago, when a committee was putting together a groundwater management plan for Vashon Island, a consulting firm brought its groundwater expert to a public…

Murray concedes single-family fight

Mayor Ed Murray will no longer recommend adding more density to Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods. Instead, Murray said in a Wednesday news release, “We will refocus…

Governor promises to put a lid on greenhouse gas emissions

Gov. Jay Inslee plans to install a regulatory cap on carbon emissions using existing laws. On Tuesday, he ordered the Washington Department of Ecology Tuesday to…

Guest Opinion: ‘Second paycheck’ shouldn’t kill good jobs

As reported by Crosscut, a new wrinkle in the ongoing discussions about the Bellingham region’s future is the notion of a “second paycheck.” This is…

Questions raised about number of minorities receiving alcohol, pot citations

A University of Washington analysis of Seattle Police Department citations for public consumption of alcohol and marijuana suggest that racial disproportionality is perhaps more deeply…

Mighty Tieton: USPS nixes Kickstarter-funded “coolest post office in America”

It’s a design that gives a whole new meaning to the term “post office wall.” It’s a project that might make tiny Tieton, Washington’s post…

Snoqualmie Valley farmers fight drought with innovation

A water-wheel transplanter -- a light John Deere with two large water tanks at its flanks -- moves through dry fields at Local Roots Farm…

Continued failure to fund K-12 education, McCleary plaintiffs argue

The McCleary plaintiffs argue that the Washington legislature is still dragging its feet on its constitutional duty to adequately fund basic education, and that Washington…

King County will push juvenile justice bias study

The most commonly levied complaint against the construction of a new juvenile detention center – named the Children and Family Justice Center by King County…

Crosscut names new Editor-in-Chief

I’m delighted to introduce Greg Hanscom as Crosscut’s new editor-in-chief. Greg is an award-winning reporter and editor with two decades of experience creating and leading online…

In Austria’s treatment of immigrants, a lesson for Seattle

Oddly enough, about every two decades or so, I have found myself right in the middle of a moment of historic proportions. The first time…