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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…

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…

Spotting Bigfoot in Washington: A few pointers

In Washington, there have been roughly 600 sightings of Bigfoot over the years, making our state the most likely place to run into the hairy humanoid.…

The demographics that may determine City Council primaries

The year was 2004. The nation was flooding theaters to see The Notebook. An obscure web site called TheFacebook.com was launching from a Massachusetts dorm…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

In Washington’s pot industry, pesticide use remains hazy

When the state of Washington began selling legal marijuana just over a year ago, advocates bathed in the glow of a market that could come…

Seattle’s “most dangerous street” will see changes, Murray announces

They waved paper plates across their faces to combat the stifling heat, but the lack of A/C didn't stop more than 300 residents from gathering last night…

A curated guide to this weekend’s biggest art fairs

As an independent artist in Seattle, I love going to art shows. I am guaranteed to like only about 10 percent of the art, but…

How much of Seattle’s housing is affordable? No one knows for sure

Until last month, I managed a 20-unit apartment building in Lake City. A one bedroom rented for about $900 a month; a two-bedroom, $1,100. One…

Spotting Bigfoot in Washington: A few pointers

In Washington, there have been roughly 600 sightings of Bigfoot over the years, making our state the most likely place to run into the hairy humanoid.…

The demographics that may determine City Council primaries

The year was 2004. The nation was flooding theaters to see The Notebook. An obscure web site called TheFacebook.com was launching from a Massachusetts dorm…

Lawmaker takes a shot at top education job

State Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Olympia, said Thursday that he is running for Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. That makes him the second official candidate for…

Lawsuit aims to halt Eyman initiative

Opponents of Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax ballot measure filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging that the initiative promoter’s new proposal is unconstitutional. If passed by Washington’s voters in…

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…