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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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Questions raised about number of minorities receiving alcohol, pot citations

A University of Washington analysis of Seattle Police Department citations for public consumption of alcohol and marijuana suggest that racial disproportionality is perhaps more deeply…

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…

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…

Developing: The latest on Seattle’s primary election

In the lead-up to election returns this evening, we'll be posting regular updates here. Check back throughout the day.  How the District 4 candidates are…

The many forms of rage beneath “Seattle nice”

The Seattle Times recently did a story saying “pedestrian rage is on the rise.” The sidewalks are crowded, the intersections are dangerous, Amazonians are walking…

Survivor City Council: Election will chop down a big field

The first district-based primary in more than 100 years could be something of a spectator sport. As of Monday night, only 16.5 percent of Seattle’s…

Are neighborhood ale houses losing their allure?

The front line of gentrification, as in most revolutions, is often the most dangerous spot. After a while, the avant-garde and new is no longer…

What will kickstart Northwest’s earthquake preparations?

A recent article in the New Yorker magazine about the Cascadia Earthquake threat received a great amount of attention in the popular press.  Multiple news…

How district elections will change governing

For the first time in a generation, voters are electing Seattle City Council members by district. Even though that’s the norm in most municipalities, it…

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…