License to kill: How Washington may lose its right to wipe out salmon

So you're a salmon heading upstream this fall. It hasn't rained much for months. The water is low. You reach a culvert that takes the…

Mayor’s homeless advisors are misguided

Last week Mayor Ed Murray issued an urgent call to action to significantly reduce the number of people sleeping outside. This includes about 500 homeless…

Puget Sound’s most courageous leaders of 2016

A veteran public servant who has spent decades in government and philanthropy. A banker who has worked to give immigrants a foot in the door…

4 fixes for Washington’s foster-care crisis

This story is part of a series produced by InvestigateWest for KCTS 9 and Crosscut about the crisis facing Washington’s foster care system. Start reading here.…

Carbon tax would hit working people hard

My whole life I’ve been an advocate for social justice and for the rights of working people. Whether it was on the job as an…

George Washington owned slaves. Should we rename the state?

Our American legacy of slavery and racism is being wrestled with everywhere. We’ve gone from demanding removal of the Confederate flag to rethinking the Star…

Tax carbon polluters, not working families

We’re three people of color. Two of us are immigrants. Another one of us grew up in poverty with two siblings and one working immigrant…

Scheduling law could set national precedent, combat inequality

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to enact legislation that has become known as Secure Scheduling, created in an attempt to provide stability to…

Debate rages over homeless camps in Seattle

The homelessness debate in City Hall has recently become a war of words. What is a suitable or unsuitable location to camp? What is safe…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bridge Over Mud The performers here include a train — yes, an actual train — on 195-feet of elevated tracks outfitted with mirrors and cameras…

Playing with fire: Inside Seattle’s fire-dancing scene

Real estate agents, circus performers, teachers, and software engineers — while the groups might not have much in common in their day-to-day lives, every other Wednesday…

At these schools, the classroom is the outdoors

This story first appeared on EarthFix. When 3-year-old Charlie McGlynn-Wright was born, her parents felt pressured to immediately start looking for a preschool. Their search confirmed…

‘Safety’ initiative aims to force hotels to unionize

Crosscut is publishing articles presenting varying perspectives on the general election's ballot measures. Hotels are stewards of our hospitality community and represent Seattle to the…

As nation erupts, Seattle moves toward police reform

As citizens of Charlotte took to the streets and NFL football players took to their knees, a different, quieter battle of police reform has been…

As nation erupts, Seattle moves toward police reform

As citizens of Charlotte took to the streets and NFL football players took to their knees, a different, quieter battle of police reform has been…

George Washington owned slaves. Should we rename the state?

Our American legacy of slavery and racism is being wrestled with everywhere. We’ve gone from demanding removal of the Confederate flag to rethinking the Star…

Playing with fire: Inside Seattle’s fire-dancing scene

Real estate agents, circus performers, teachers, and software engineers — while the groups might not have much in common in their day-to-day lives, every other Wednesday…

Debate rages over homeless camps in Seattle

The homelessness debate in City Hall has recently become a war of words. What is a suitable or unsuitable location to camp? What is safe…

4 fixes for Washington’s foster-care crisis

This story is part of a series produced by InvestigateWest for KCTS 9 and Crosscut about the crisis facing Washington’s foster care system. Start reading here.…

At these schools, the classroom is the outdoors

This story first appeared on EarthFix. When 3-year-old Charlie McGlynn-Wright was born, her parents felt pressured to immediately start looking for a preschool. Their search confirmed…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bridge Over Mud The performers here include a train — yes, an actual train — on 195-feet of elevated tracks outfitted with mirrors and cameras…

‘Safety’ initiative aims to force hotels to unionize

Crosscut is publishing articles presenting varying perspectives on the general election's ballot measures. Hotels are stewards of our hospitality community and represent Seattle to the…

Councilmember asks if Seattle has lost touch with reality

It was supposed to be a good week for Councilmember Debora Juarez. She’d spent the weekend writing a resolution in support of the Standing Rock…

Carbon tax would hit working people hard

My whole life I’ve been an advocate for social justice and for the rights of working people. Whether it was on the job as an…

Washington’s foster care system in crisis: A special report

Children entrusted to state care after they are abused or neglected by their parents are bouncing between hotels and other emergency housing, and even being…

Tax carbon polluters, not working families

We’re three people of color. Two of us are immigrants. Another one of us grew up in poverty with two siblings and one working immigrant…

Scheduling law could set national precedent, combat inequality

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to enact legislation that has become known as Secure Scheduling, created in an attempt to provide stability to…

Puget Sound’s most courageous leaders of 2016

A veteran public servant who has spent decades in government and philanthropy. A banker who has worked to give immigrants a foot in the door…