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The 8-year-old girl who trades gifts with crows

Eight-year-old Gabi Mann sets a bead storage container on the dining room table, and clicks the lid open. This is her most precious collection. "You…

How neighbors are replacing blight with thriving local businesses

Editor's Note: This article was produced by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, as part of its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and partners with…

Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is awash in fortune-seeking men again

Seattle is booming. Newcomers are swarming to town. A largely male workforce is spending big, driving up rents and real estate prices, but no one…

Democrats stall a Senate transportation package

It was a desperate last-gasp parliamentary trick. No one knew if it would work. In fact, no one knows yet if Democratic Sen. Annette Cleveland's…

Field Notes from Olympia: What if lawmakers were more like the people they serve?

Observing the state legislature, I am struck by how different most lawmakers are from the constituents they represent. Washington’s senators and representatives are largely white,…

Guest Opinion: Transportation bill neuters WA’s climate change response for next 16 years

For several years, negotiations have stalled in the Washington state Senate on a transportation package that would fund necessary investment in Washington’s roads, bridges, ferries…

Will Woodland Park’s elephants be OK in Oklahoma?

There’s one good reason to send a press release on a Friday: to escape the news cycle and get as little coverage as possible for…

Guest Opinion: Can Seattle police help South Park?

(Editor’s note: South Park resident Jeff Hayes sent an email to neighbors and several groups, including Crosscut, after a woman’s body was found there Feb.…

Ed Murray’s transportation plan: Is everybody happy?

Using the backdrop of a noisy Market Street in Ballard, Mayor Ed Murray launched Seattle's new transportation vision, Move Seattle. The Seattle Department of Transportation program…

Senate puts transportation into higher gear

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen ruled Monday that the Washington Senate's new internal procedural rule to require a two-thirds majority to pass any new taxes is…

Guest Opinion: Where should Port draw line on oil?

What is really going on with that Port of Seattle lease with Foss Maritime? Port Commissioners have been getting an earful from environmental leaders upset…

The downtown bicycle revival circus

I'm about to confess to a guilty pleasure. For a number of years I lived in the northwest sector of Seattle. To get to my…

$12 minimum wage passes House, moves to Senate

pRep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, unleashed the forces of science on a Washington House minimum-wage bill Tuesday, arguing that it made no economic sense. "All these…

Olympia: Minimum wage, gas tax on the agenda

Bills to increases Washington's minimum wage and to impose mandatory sick leave at many companies are expected to go to full House votes early this…

Sawant forum to tackle Capitol Hill’s anti-LGBTQ crime spike

Capitol Hill has long been seen as Seattle’s most LGBTQ-friendly neighborhood. However, a spike in bias-driven crime toward members of the LGBTQ community has many…