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On Earth Day, check your privilege

On the first Earth Day 47 years ago Saturday, some 20 million Americans marched to focus attention on the need to protect our environment. Here…

At first candidates’ forum, Murray moves left

If energy equals votes, Nikkita Oliver will be the next Seattle mayor. In what could have been a sleepy first forum with a panel of…

Why Seattleites marched for science

On a drizzly Saturday in Seattle, thousands of scientists, supporters and enthusiasts gathered at Cal Anderson Park and marched to the Seattle Center on the 47th Earth…

How Seattle’s March for Science came to be

What started out as the internet’s distraught reaction to the Trump administration's proposed environmental budget-cuts and Scott Pruitt's nomination to head of the EPA is materializing…

Who we need as our next Seattle mayor

Who’s going to be the next mayor of Seattle? The question is in play every four years, and it’s newly relevant this election cycle in…

Legislature: What, us worry about finishing on time?

Think of a chess game that won’t begin because neither side wants to move the first pawn. That is how Washington state’s Legislature has tackled…

Why science is so white, and why it needs to change

The following has been adapted from a speech the writer delivered at Seattle's March for Science on April 22.  Throughout my entire life, I have…

Has Seattle finally figured out redevelopment?

Over the last few years, virtually every neighborhood in Seattle has seemingly been inundated with large development projects. Entire blocks have been transformed with new…

Progressive Seattle? Not always and not quite yet

This column previously appeared in the March issue of Seattle Magazine. I was recently asked if Seattle has always been a progressive city. It’s an…

Legislature back for a second chance on budget talks

After some weekend gamesmanship aimed at embarrassing the opposite party, legislators launch a special today with one big task: writing a state budget for the…

Black Student Union is back at Rainier Beach

While taking a leadership class at Rainier Beach High School, Grace Williams was looking into potential groups to lead or start. A black student union…

Tacoma mulls the fate of an immigrant prison

For those who want to make Tacoma a welcoming city to immigrants and refugees, the Northwest Detention Center is a tumor. For those who manage…

Seattle should just say no to May Day riots

Every first day of May since 2012, the large, loud and peaceful May Day march featuring thousands has been easily overshadowed by several dozen people…

Sickness or safety? A new crisis for immigrants

Last month, the nurses, doctors, dentists, assistants, interpreters, and social workers of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic listened as their boss, Dr. Jeff Sperring, echoed what many had…

Seattle should just say no to May Day riots

Every first day of May since 2012, the large, loud and peaceful May Day march featuring thousands has been easily overshadowed by several dozen people…

Sickness or safety? A new crisis for immigrants

Last month, the nurses, doctors, dentists, assistants, interpreters, and social workers of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic listened as their boss, Dr. Jeff Sperring, echoed what many had…

Don’t let Trump kill Teach for America

When I think about how teachers make a difference for students, I consider a fifth grader I taught in Atlanta during my second year in…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Punk Rock Flea Market Not that we need to prove it, but instead, prove that Seattle is still SO punk rock. Head to Seattle Center…

Tacoma mulls the fate of an immigrant prison

For those who want to make Tacoma a welcoming city to immigrants and refugees, the Northwest Detention Center is a tumor. For those who manage…

Progressive Seattle? Not always and not quite yet

This column previously appeared in the March issue of Seattle Magazine. I was recently asked if Seattle has always been a progressive city. It’s an…

Has Seattle finally figured out redevelopment?

Over the last few years, virtually every neighborhood in Seattle has seemingly been inundated with large development projects. Entire blocks have been transformed with new…

Black Student Union is back at Rainier Beach

While taking a leadership class at Rainier Beach High School, Grace Williams was looking into potential groups to lead or start. A black student union…

Why science is so white, and why it needs to change

The following has been adapted from a speech the writer delivered at Seattle's March for Science on April 22.  Throughout my entire life, I have…

Who we need as our next Seattle mayor

Who’s going to be the next mayor of Seattle? The question is in play every four years, and it’s newly relevant this election cycle in…

Legislature back for a second chance on budget talks

After some weekend gamesmanship aimed at embarrassing the opposite party, legislators launch a special today with one big task: writing a state budget for the…

Why Seattleites marched for science

On a drizzly Saturday in Seattle, thousands of scientists, supporters and enthusiasts gathered at Cal Anderson Park and marched to the Seattle Center on the 47th Earth…

On Earth Day, check your privilege

On the first Earth Day 47 years ago Saturday, some 20 million Americans marched to focus attention on the need to protect our environment. Here…

At first candidates’ forum, Murray moves left

If energy equals votes, Nikkita Oliver will be the next Seattle mayor. In what could have been a sleepy first forum with a panel of…