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Seattle police shoot black woman; tensions run high

Hours after Seattle Police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old African-American woman, in her Magnuson Park apartment, a growing group of people who described…

Did the cops really need to shoot Charleena Lyles?

As word spread of Charleena Lyles’ death Sunday, family and friends immediately began to question why, even if she had pulled a knife, officers needed to use their…

Interned in 1942, 92-year-old woman finally gets her diploma

Vashon High School graduated its Class of 2017 on a cold and drizzly evening last Saturday. Included among the exuberant and emerald-robed graduates was Mary…

New rainbow flag irks LGBTQ community

Earlier this month, the city of Philadelphia unveiled an updated Pride flag for this year’s celebration. In addition to the usual six colors, this one…

Update: Religious group puts hold on award to Seattle Police

Update, 11:30 a.m., June 21: In a statement Wednesday morning, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle said that, in light of the shooting death of…

We pay taxes for better police training, but it’s not being spent

The two King County Sheriff's deputies who shot and killed 23-year-old Renee Davis during a welfare check last October had each received 8 hours of…

State shutdown could wreck your 4th — and a lot more

People going to state parks for the Fourth of July weekend are in line to take the first hit. If the Washington Legislature cannot pass…

Charleena Lyles’ death sparks soul-searching, anger and tears

Days after the fatal police shooting of Charleena Lyles, the city continues to process its grief and outrage. A meeting in a downtown skyscraper is…

Is Sea-Tac too good for Ivar’s now?

I admit it. I’m an Ivar’s fan. After all, they once named a cocktail after me. But it goes deeper than that. Ivar’s is a…

Paris Climate Deal: 5 questions for next steps

This story originally appeared on OPB/EarthFix. In the wake of last week’s Trump administration announcement that the United States will pull out of the Paris…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

(Im)pulse June 12 marked the one year anniversary of the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, and this show is Donald Byrd's reaction. While it…

These murals will change the way you look at Tacoma

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Eli Tail paints a wall in Tacoma’s historic Brewery District. An enormous swathe of blue and gold, the wall on…

Is Sea-Tac too good for Ivar’s now?

I admit it. I’m an Ivar’s fan. After all, they once named a cocktail after me. But it goes deeper than that. Ivar’s is a…

These murals will change the way you look at Tacoma

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Eli Tail paints a wall in Tacoma’s historic Brewery District. An enormous swathe of blue and gold, the wall on…

New rainbow flag irks LGBTQ community

Earlier this month, the city of Philadelphia unveiled an updated Pride flag for this year’s celebration. In addition to the usual six colors, this one…

Charleena Lyles’ death sparks soul-searching, anger and tears

Days after the fatal police shooting of Charleena Lyles, the city continues to process its grief and outrage. A meeting in a downtown skyscraper is…

State shutdown could wreck your 4th — and a lot more

People going to state parks for the Fourth of July weekend are in line to take the first hit. If the Washington Legislature cannot pass…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

(Im)pulse June 12 marked the one year anniversary of the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, and this show is Donald Byrd's reaction. While it…

We pay taxes for better police training, but it’s not being spent

The two King County Sheriff's deputies who shot and killed 23-year-old Renee Davis during a welfare check last October had each received 8 hours of…

Update: Religious group puts hold on award to Seattle Police

Update, 11:30 a.m., June 21: In a statement Wednesday morning, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle said that, in light of the shooting death of…

Did the cops really need to shoot Charleena Lyles?

As word spread of Charleena Lyles’ death Sunday, family and friends immediately began to question why, even if she had pulled a knife, officers needed to use their…

Interned in 1942, 92-year-old woman finally gets her diploma

Vashon High School graduated its Class of 2017 on a cold and drizzly evening last Saturday. Included among the exuberant and emerald-robed graduates was Mary…

Paris Climate Deal: 5 questions for next steps

This story originally appeared on OPB/EarthFix. In the wake of last week’s Trump administration announcement that the United States will pull out of the Paris…

Seattle police shoot black woman; tensions run high

Hours after Seattle Police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old African-American woman, in her Magnuson Park apartment, a growing group of people who described…

In a more crowded Seattle, Discovery Park provides a lesson

On a recent sunny weekend, I was standing in Discovery Park with two of the people most responsible for the existence of this gem of…

9-year-old wants to make Bigfoot state’s official ‘cryptid’

If any place can claim to be the official home to Bigfoot, it’s Washington state. That’s why Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, promises to keep…