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Despite warnings, Seattle still dangerously unprepared for megaquake

When it comes to our pathetic lack of action on earthquake safety in some of our most-used buildings, you can’t really blame the infamous Seattle…

Can a millennial mayor save Kurt Cobain’s dying hometown?

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Follow Route 101 through northwest Washington, and you’re sure to see it — the welcome sign outside…

Sorry Sonics fans, the council made the right call

When the Seattle City Council rejected a proposal to sell off a section of Occidental Avenue to make way for a new sports arena, no one seemed more…

Environmental study leaves Longview coal port bloodied but still alive

From OPB/EarthFix Coal dust, greenhouse gas emissions, noise and traffic congestion are among the environmental impacts from the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, according…

Whitman College ditches Missionaries mascot — part of a fresh look at the West

I recently returned from a 3,500-mile road trip through the American West. By western standards, that’s a jaunt: seven states, multiple national parks, Indian reservations…

Peaceful May Day march overshadowed by ‘black bloc’ protests

The once-a-year celebration of May Day in Seattle has for years now been two days in one — the permitted march for human and labor…

Communities of color should lead on environmental fight

In 1991, delegates from around the country came together in Washington, D.C., with representatives from Puerto Rico, Canada, the Marshall Islands, and Central and South America…

Following council vote, is Sonics arena dead?

Seattle City Council votes are very rarely a surprise. But coming into Monday’s meeting, councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Debora Juarez and Kshama Sawant had hardly murmured…

The virtual reality revolution starts here

I walked out of the Beijing airport last week, a bit lost. I didn’t know how to hail a cab or get help with my…

How economics turned NW coal ports into the walking dead

Those dominoes just keep falling. Not so long ago, it seemed as if every time you turned around, somebody new was proposing to ship fossil…

9 things to do in Seattle this weekend: Mom Edition

Things to do with mom It's Mother's Day on Sunday, so don't forget to call your mom! If you'd like to take it one step…

What’s happening with GiveBIG?

You deserve great journalism. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of feisty, skeptical, solutions-oriented journalists at Crosscut to tell the stories our region needs to…

Are Seattle schools prepared for heroin epidemic?

If there was an easy-to-use drug that virtually brought people back from the dead, wouldn’t you keep it close at all times? Naloxone – which can…

Trump is “toxic” at UW, say college Republicans

Only earlier this week, the University of Washington College Republicans were bracing for a contested political convention to determine their party’s standard bearer for the…

Republican Senate candidate, former head of state party, renounces Trump

State politics entered into new territory on Thursday by the nation's bizarre Republican presidential primary, as the party’s U.S. Senate candidate, Chris Vance, rejected his…

Fishery protections are under threat

The Pacific Northwest has always been synonymous with scenic waterfront views and fresh, sustainable seafood. However, just a few short decades ago, many of our…

Trump is “toxic” at UW, say college Republicans

Only earlier this week, the University of Washington College Republicans were bracing for a contested political convention to determine their party’s standard bearer for the…

Republican Senate candidate, former head of state party, renounces Trump

State politics entered into new territory on Thursday by the nation's bizarre Republican presidential primary, as the party’s U.S. Senate candidate, Chris Vance, rejected his…

How economics turned NW coal ports into the walking dead

Those dominoes just keep falling. Not so long ago, it seemed as if every time you turned around, somebody new was proposing to ship fossil…

Are Seattle schools prepared for heroin epidemic?

If there was an easy-to-use drug that virtually brought people back from the dead, wouldn’t you keep it close at all times? Naloxone – which can…

9 things to do in Seattle this weekend: Mom Edition

Things to do with mom It's Mother's Day on Sunday, so don't forget to call your mom! If you'd like to take it one step…

The virtual reality revolution starts here

I walked out of the Beijing airport last week, a bit lost. I didn’t know how to hail a cab or get help with my…

Sorry Sonics fans, the council made the right call

When the Seattle City Council rejected a proposal to sell off a section of Occidental Avenue to make way for a new sports arena, no one seemed more…

Can a millennial mayor save Kurt Cobain’s dying hometown?

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Follow Route 101 through northwest Washington, and you’re sure to see it — the welcome sign outside…

What’s happening with GiveBIG?

You deserve great journalism. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of feisty, skeptical, solutions-oriented journalists at Crosscut to tell the stories our region needs to…

Whitman College ditches Missionaries mascot — part of a fresh look at the West

I recently returned from a 3,500-mile road trip through the American West. By western standards, that’s a jaunt: seven states, multiple national parks, Indian reservations…

Communities of color should lead on environmental fight

In 1991, delegates from around the country came together in Washington, D.C., with representatives from Puerto Rico, Canada, the Marshall Islands, and Central and South America…

Your official GiveBIG cheatsheet

A guide to your ideal day to support Crosscut(nudge nudge) and the other non-profits you know and love.

Following council vote, is Sonics arena dead?

Seattle City Council votes are very rarely a surprise. But coming into Monday’s meeting, councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Debora Juarez and Kshama Sawant had hardly murmured…

Peaceful May Day march overshadowed by ‘black bloc’ protests

The once-a-year celebration of May Day in Seattle has for years now been two days in one — the permitted march for human and labor…