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No air conditioning? Boohoo

If you’re cold, put a sweater on. If you’re too warm, take a layer off. Everyone here learns to dress in layers, right? Not anymore.…

Is it really OK to eat steelhead?

What does "good" mean? If you're trying to be environmentally responsible while picking out a steelhead fillet to grill or saute or maybe steam with…

Development deal aims to save Seattle’s black community

The 2.5-acre plot on the southeast corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street in Seattle’s Central District — once a cornerstone of historic black Seattle…

City Light under fire for smart meter cuts

The already-tense relationship between Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis was made worse in recent days following a Crosscut report that…

Could Seattle Center become cool again?

Despite an administration in the “other” Washington that is pursuing trade and immigration policies antithetical to ones that have helped make this free-trade, diverse and…

Seattle’s Filipino community grapples with ‘My Family’s Slave’

On Wednesday evening, some 15 people filtered into the archives room of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) located in the basement of a…

Until we can do better, build more tiny homes

In the search for housing for the homeless “we need more landlords to be engaged,” said Lauren McGowan, director of Financial Stability for United Way…

Four years in the making: more citizen oversight of Seattle cops

Four years, ten months and twenty-five days after Seattle signed an agreement with the Department of Justice to overhaul its police department, the Seattle City…

Seabird deaths offer clues to ocean’s mysteries

This story originally appeared in Hakai Magazine. Coleman Byrnes leads our small team of four through the rainforest of Olympic National Park in Washington State.…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

ShortsFest There’s a lot to love about SIFF, but the thing I always look forward to is ShortsFest, which SIFF programmers correctly bill as “a…

Ask Rep. Pramila Jayapal about her first days in Congress

Pramila Jayapal’s first act in Congress was to rise and object to the certification of the Electoral College vote tally that would hand Donald Trump…

Don’t rail on the Monorail, it might be our future

The Monorail isn’t supposed to be here. It was built as a demonstration project for mass transit for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and was…

Don’t rail on the Monorail, it might be our future

The Monorail isn’t supposed to be here. It was built as a demonstration project for mass transit for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and was…

Until we can do better, build more tiny homes

In the search for housing for the homeless “we need more landlords to be engaged,” said Lauren McGowan, director of Financial Stability for United Way…

Ask Rep. Pramila Jayapal about her first days in Congress

Pramila Jayapal’s first act in Congress was to rise and object to the certification of the Electoral College vote tally that would hand Donald Trump…

Seattle’s Filipino community grapples with ‘My Family’s Slave’

On Wednesday evening, some 15 people filtered into the archives room of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) located in the basement of a…

Seabird deaths offer clues to ocean’s mysteries

This story originally appeared in Hakai Magazine. Coleman Byrnes leads our small team of four through the rainforest of Olympic National Park in Washington State.…

Could Seattle Center become cool again?

Despite an administration in the “other” Washington that is pursuing trade and immigration policies antithetical to ones that have helped make this free-trade, diverse and…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

ShortsFest There’s a lot to love about SIFF, but the thing I always look forward to is ShortsFest, which SIFF programmers correctly bill as “a…

City Light under fire for smart meter cuts

The already-tense relationship between Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis was made worse in recent days following a Crosscut report that…

Development deal aims to save Seattle’s black community

The 2.5-acre plot on the southeast corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street in Seattle’s Central District — once a cornerstone of historic black Seattle…

No air conditioning? Boohoo

If you’re cold, put a sweater on. If you’re too warm, take a layer off. Everyone here learns to dress in layers, right? Not anymore.…

Is it really OK to eat steelhead?

What does "good" mean? If you're trying to be environmentally responsible while picking out a steelhead fillet to grill or saute or maybe steam with…

Four years in the making: more citizen oversight of Seattle cops

Four years, ten months and twenty-five days after Seattle signed an agreement with the Department of Justice to overhaul its police department, the Seattle City…

No one ever knew Chris Cornell, but he knew us

Soundgarden was my first favorite band ever. I know I’m not alone, especially in this city, especially right now. But when I discovered them while…

Gen X, millennial, boomer: Crossing generational lines

Generational warfare has always struck me as nuts. What healthy society, or family, pits old and young against one another? But millennials hate boomers, Gen…

Murray’s supporters scatter to the political winds

By the end of filing day Friday, 21 candidates declared for Mayor, with six people seriously competing to survive the primaries. It's a celebration of sorts,…