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One simple idea to open up Downtown Seattle

In a city that dreams big, it seems appropriate a meeting about a huge city project would be held in a place called The Cloud…

Another sex abuse report raises questions, puts pressure on Murray

It happened again at City Hall on Friday: a cancellation of a press conference touting an administrative milestone. Mayor Ed Murray was scheduled to celebrate an…

Calls for mayor to step down; Murray: ‘I am not going to resign’

Despite calls to resign, including from his former legal counsel and sitting councilmember Lorena González, Mayor Ed Murray vowed Monday afternoon to finish out his term…

Seattle police leaders start applying elsewhere

Ever since Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole took a part-time gig advising Ireland's national police, speculation has swirled about her possible departure. O'Toole has thus far…

A solution to Seattle’s growth: Charging developers?

After being told to prepare for more density with the passage of the Growth Management Act 25 years ago, many Eastside cities decided that growth…

In a changing Eastside, who will control the state Senate?

The maze of a suburban cul-de-sac with one road curving into another had Rituja Indapure slightly lost. A candidate for Sammamish City Council, Indapure was…

Local Japanese Americans remember their imprisonment during WWII

This story originally appeared on KCTS9.org. Kay Sakai Nakao looks out at the shore from the back porch of her Bainbridge Island  home. She has…

First it was threatened, now could Hanford Reach expand?

Some Tri-Citians are pondering whether more land could be added to the Hanford Reach National Monument, now that the area has dodged a Trump administration…

Take the #3 or #4 downtown? Metro might be rerouting

This story originally appeared on The Urbanist. King County Metro is proposing to move the Route 3 and Route 4 off of James Street and…

Judge not ready to sign off on Seattle police reform

When it comes to the mind-numbingly complicated process of making Seattle police more accountable, there is one yawningly wide dark hole: union negotiations. With labor…

No deal on well drilling, so no deal on capital budget

The University of Washington lost out on more than $130 million in state construction money Wednesday due to legislative Democrats and Republicans being unable to…

After $15 million verdict, a Q&A about police shootings

Last week, after a three-week trial, a jury awarded the family of Leonard Thomas — an unarmed Fife resident fatally shot by police in 2013…

Road Trip: Seattle travels Highway 2

Seattle Meets Highway 2 Highway 2 was the first highway to link Washington east to west and along it lies a cross-section of the state's…

Records shed new light on police who killed Charleena Lyles

The two Seattle officers who fatally shot Charleena Lyles have a combined 11 years of experience. And their personnel files include commendations for their police…

Letting Murray stay in office is turning a blind eye to abuse

Thirty-three years ago I was a sophomore in high school when one night, I sat up in bed crying. For some reason, I had just…

Letting Murray stay in office is turning a blind eye to abuse

Thirty-three years ago I was a sophomore in high school when one night, I sat up in bed crying. For some reason, I had just…

Black, female and making theater. And she’s damn good at it

A college campus building. A late summer evening so a soft light fills the space: a rehearsal studio. There’s a bed, bookcase, a bench. A…

Records shed new light on police who killed Charleena Lyles

The two Seattle officers who fatally shot Charleena Lyles have a combined 11 years of experience. And their personnel files include commendations for their police…

Could a new flag bring divided America back together?

The morning after Donald Trump was elected as president, Seattle artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine got to work. Creating art was her way of coping with the…

Road Trip: Seattle travels Highway 2

Seattle Meets Highway 2 Highway 2 was the first highway to link Washington east to west and along it lies a cross-section of the state's…

Why a road trip across Washington?

Since last November’s election, it’s seemed more important than ever to get outside Puget Sound’s blue bubble. Political divisions have made it harder to connect…

In a changing Eastside, who will control the state Senate?

The maze of a suburban cul-de-sac with one road curving into another had Rituja Indapure slightly lost. A candidate for Sammamish City Council, Indapure was…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

FareStart Guest Chef Night Every Thursday, the nonprofit FareStart hosts its very special Guest Chef Night. A noteworthy chef from Puget Sound takes to the…

No deal on well drilling, so no deal on capital budget

The University of Washington lost out on more than $130 million in state construction money Wednesday due to legislative Democrats and Republicans being unable to…

Take the #3 or #4 downtown? Metro might be rerouting

This story originally appeared on The Urbanist. King County Metro is proposing to move the Route 3 and Route 4 off of James Street and…

A solution to Seattle’s growth: Charging developers?

After being told to prepare for more density with the passage of the Growth Management Act 25 years ago, many Eastside cities decided that growth…

After $15 million verdict, a Q&A about police shootings

Last week, after a three-week trial, a jury awarded the family of Leonard Thomas — an unarmed Fife resident fatally shot by police in 2013…

Seattle police leaders start applying elsewhere

Ever since Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole took a part-time gig advising Ireland's national police, speculation has swirled about her possible departure. O'Toole has thus far…

Judge not ready to sign off on Seattle police reform

When it comes to the mind-numbingly complicated process of making Seattle police more accountable, there is one yawningly wide dark hole: union negotiations. With labor…

First it was threatened, now could Hanford Reach expand?

Some Tri-Citians are pondering whether more land could be added to the Hanford Reach National Monument, now that the area has dodged a Trump administration…