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Seattle 2035: Five maps that will determine the city’s future

For those in Seattle who believe smaller is better, the news continues to be bad. Though the city lost its title as America’s fastest growing metroplex this year,…

The Solowheel: Transportation solution or Segway sequel?

Ted McDonald glides up to Seattle’s Solowheel headquarters on his tiny electric “unicycle,” gracefully slows, steps off and picks up the 25 pound wheel with one…

Yesler Terrace 2.0, this time with private developers

Mayor Ed Murray was on hand to celebrate the opening of Anthem apartments on Tuesday. Anthem is the first private development in the Seattle Housing…

To reduce prostitution, Seattle gets experimental

In the north parking lot of the Aurora Avenue Home Depot, a woman loads her car with bags of mulch, two men fill a U-haul…

What drought? Meteorologist Cliff Mass vs. nearly everyone

“The drought is unlike any we’ve ever experienced.” “Over 90 percent of Washington is abnormally dry, over half is in moderate drought, and nearly 25…

Republicans want union contract talks open to the public

A bill to require that closed-door collective bargaining talks with state employees be open to the public will likely receive a vote by the full…

Legislature’s next round: compromise?

Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered a second-30-day special session to begin Friday in order to resolve sluggish talks on the 2015-2017 budget for Washington. And…

Coffee in NYC: No one got the message?

It is weird, the coffee in New York. We have plenty of desultory coffee shops here in Seattle, hiply desultory, and the coffee will follow…

Podcast: Tony Angell’s “House of Owls”

Owls have captivated us for thousands of years, appearing in our art, informing our environmental understanding and living in our forests (even if we rarely…

Smartypants Guide to Civic Cocktail: Gov. Jay Inslee and Cliff Mass

It should be a great evening of discussion: June's Civic Cocktail features Gov. Jay Inslee and one of the region's renowned meteorologists, Cliff Mass. Come…

Guest Opinion: Where is the region’s viable and sustainable transportation plan?

According to the long-range transportation plan for the region, in 2040 the Puget Sound area will have built light rail lines from Everett to Tacoma and from…

City Superheroes: KEXP’s luminous Riz Rollins

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

Senate eager to add more money for drought prep

The Washington Senate Ways & Means Committee unanimously recommended Tuesday that $18 million be allocated to fight Washington’s drought for the remainder of fiscal 2013-2015…

Should Arctic drilling opponents take on Shell, or our own craving for crude?

Ok, admit it — you’re a little queasy about the recent “Paddle in Seattle” protests against Shell. It’s not that you questioned their cause: the…

The Weekend List: With guest curator Mark Siano

Mark Siano has a thing for soft rock. “Phil Collins, Lionel Richie songs — they were rambling, glorious celebrations of really mellow music.” He says this…

Republicans say capital gains tax won’t fly

With only one House Democratic tax revenue proposal still on the bargaining table, legislative Republican leaders doubled down on their previous stance — that a…

Should Washington’s death penalty be dropped?

Is it time to kill the death penalty in Washington? That question has been brought to the fore in the last year. Gov. Jay Inslee…

Campaign finance: Seattle could set new standard

An organization called Honest Elections Seattle filed 32,000 signatures Monday to run an initiative that they hope could blaze new trails nationally while dramatically overhauling…

Inslee’s carbon plan dead but capital gains tax still alive

Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon tax proposal is dead for this year. But state Democrats’ capital gains tax plan is still in play in the Washington…

Guest Opinion: Where is the region’s viable and sustainable transportation plan?

According to the long-range transportation plan for the region, in 2040 the Puget Sound area will have built light rail lines from Everett to Tacoma and from…

Viral Video: The late, great Mary Ellen Mark

The formidable photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who died last week at age 75, will forever be linked to the streets of Seattle. Her series of…

Should Arctic drilling opponents take on Shell, or our own craving for crude?

Ok, admit it — you’re a little queasy about the recent “Paddle in Seattle” protests against Shell. It’s not that you questioned their cause: the…

What drought? Meteorologist Cliff Mass vs. nearly everyone

“The drought is unlike any we’ve ever experienced.” “Over 90 percent of Washington is abnormally dry, over half is in moderate drought, and nearly 25…

City Superheroes: KEXP’s luminous Riz Rollins

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

Podcast: Tony Angell’s “House of Owls”

Owls have captivated us for thousands of years, appearing in our art, informing our environmental understanding and living in our forests (even if we rarely…

Coffee in NYC: No one got the message?

It is weird, the coffee in New York. We have plenty of desultory coffee shops here in Seattle, hiply desultory, and the coffee will follow…

Seattle 2035: Five maps that will determine the city’s future

For those in Seattle who believe smaller is better, the news continues to be bad. Though the city lost its title as America’s fastest growing metroplex this year,…

Legislature’s next round: compromise?

Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered a second-30-day special session to begin Friday in order to resolve sluggish talks on the 2015-2017 budget for Washington. And…

The Weekend List: With guest curator Mark Siano

Mark Siano has a thing for soft rock. “Phil Collins, Lionel Richie songs — they were rambling, glorious celebrations of really mellow music.” He says this…

To reduce prostitution, Seattle gets experimental

In the north parking lot of the Aurora Avenue Home Depot, a woman loads her car with bags of mulch, two men fill a U-haul…