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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…

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…

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…

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…

Fate of UW campus in hands of state Supreme Court

“This is what this case is all about,” said attorney Patrick Schneider. He is standing before the members of the Washington State Supreme Court in…

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…

New health care act would hit hard in rural areas

This story originally appeared in High Country News. On June 22, Republican leaders released a full draft of the Senate version of the new health care…

How activism changed the region’s transportation

Citizen activism is making a comeback, especially in Seattle. Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, we’ve seen the largest protest march in the city’s history — the…

At community colleges, who pays for tech upgrade fail? Students

Each year, a full-time Washington community college student pays an extra $115.56 for a long-planned upgrade of all the schools' computer software. The extra tuition…

A day for the homeless, and for solutions: #SeaHomeless

Homelessness by the numbers Click to view the full infographic Note: An earlier version of the infographic had the incorrect amount awarded to emergency shelters…

Black women demand police reform at tearful Lyles hearing

One by one, for more than two hours on Tuesday evening, Seattle residents spoke about the injustices that African Americans and people of color have…

The city that solved homelessness

Construction is everywhere. The economy is booming. And yet Seattle’s homeless problem continues to grow. If we can’t even make progress in good times, the…

The hard truths about Seattle’s new homeless fix

For Tammi Lynn, property management is a family business. Her mom, her dad, her stepdad, her daughter, her niece — all of them, over the…

In Olympia, lawmakers see the finish line

Democratic and Republican budget negotiators in Olympia reached a handshake deal Wednesday morning that they believe will head off a looming government shutdown. Few details…

Money for homelessness: It’s a competition now

It’s been ten years since the City of Seattle has made providers of homeless services seriously compete for money. On Wednesday, the city announced that…

A day for the homeless, and for solutions: #SeaHomeless

Homelessness by the numbers Click to view the full infographic Note: An earlier version of the infographic had the incorrect amount awarded to emergency shelters…

The hard truths about Seattle’s new homeless fix

For Tammi Lynn, property management is a family business. Her mom, her dad, her stepdad, her daughter, her niece — all of them, over the…

The city that solved homelessness

Construction is everywhere. The economy is booming. And yet Seattle’s homeless problem continues to grow. If we can’t even make progress in good times, the…

The tiny-house village that started a movement

Tucked into an industrial complex a few miles from Washington state’s capitol building in Olympia is a grassy field ringed by 30 tiny houses, each…

Part-time student, full-time homeless

*Michael carries his backpack nearly everywhere — a backpack so tightly bundled that he has to lean his weight on it so the zipper doesn’t…

Black women demand police reform at tearful Lyles hearing

One by one, for more than two hours on Tuesday evening, Seattle residents spoke about the injustices that African Americans and people of color have…

In Olympia, lawmakers see the finish line

Democratic and Republican budget negotiators in Olympia reached a handshake deal Wednesday morning that they believe will head off a looming government shutdown. Few details…

At community colleges, who pays for tech upgrade fail? Students

Each year, a full-time Washington community college student pays an extra $115.56 for a long-planned upgrade of all the schools' computer software. The extra tuition…

How activism changed the region’s transportation

Citizen activism is making a comeback, especially in Seattle. Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, we’ve seen the largest protest march in the city’s history — the…

Fate of UW campus in hands of state Supreme Court

“This is what this case is all about,” said attorney Patrick Schneider. He is standing before the members of the Washington State Supreme Court in…

New health care act would hit hard in rural areas

This story originally appeared in High Country News. On June 22, Republican leaders released a full draft of the Senate version of the new health care…

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…