Guest Opinion: Seattle should welcome new zoning ideas

In all my years as a Seattle native, I’m not sure I have seen as passionate a debate as the current discourse about the past…

Getting to no on growth. To get to yes.

In recent months, we have been inundated by scary newspaper stories, snarky columnists, lively KUOW interviews and hand-wringing public lectures about how the city is…

Police training: What’s reasonable when a gun is involved?

The two seconds it takes me to draw my 9-millimeter and get off three shots is not fast enough to save my life. Sean Ryan,…

Inslee might swallow ‘poison pill’ to reduce carbon in fuel

Gov. Jay Inslee is considering whether he wants to swallow a Republican-concocted “poison pill” or not. That “poison pill” is language in the 16-year, $16…

Housing and growth may fire up primary voters

The mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda just might be a gift to the new city council district elections. It has highlighted splits in Seattle's…

Death-by-inertia for top conservation fund

In Congress, it’s death-by-inertia. Rip an institution down to its studs and allow the clock to run out. Voila! On July 1, the federal Export-Import…

Book City: Gov. Jay Inslee talks reading

Jay Inslee is a home-grown governor. His Dad was a biology teacher at Garfield and Sealth high schools, and Inslee’s first foray into public service…

Crosscut names new Editor-in-Chief

I’m delighted to introduce Greg Hanscom as Crosscut’s new editor-in-chief. Greg is an award-winning reporter and editor with two decades of experience creating and leading online…

Legislature writes own report card for court

Is the Washington Legislature getting the job done on fixing its overcrowded classroom in Grades K-3? No one really knows. Many legislators have admitted that. On…

Digital surveillance firm has local police contacts, leaked emails reveal

A digital tool to monitor “all the devices,” whether they be smartphones or laptop computers. One that is “invisible to the user, evades antivirus and…

The Weekend List: The story of Billy Bolden, an epic Indian film trilogy and the epic Capitol Hill Block Party

* Items that are $15 or less Emboldened: The Rise and Fall of King Bolden the First Have you ever heard of Buddy Bolden? Chances…

City Superhero: Julia Massey, musician, mom

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: musician…

County voters to decide what’s best for kids

King County Council members are adding a bit more heft to this fall’s voting pamphlet, approving a property tax measure that could rake in a possible…

Marriage equality: A road not finished

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month on marriage equality was a watershed moment for inclusion of a great many people who had been excluded from a…

In Austria’s treatment of immigrants, a lesson for Seattle

Oddly enough, about every two decades or so, I have found myself right in the middle of a moment of historic proportions. The first time…

Mighty Tieton: USPS nixes Kickstarter-funded “coolest post office in America”

It’s a design that gives a whole new meaning to the term “post office wall.” It’s a project that might make tiny Tieton, Washington’s post…

Snoqualmie Valley farmers fight drought with innovation

A water-wheel transplanter -- a light John Deere with two large water tanks at its flanks -- moves through dry fields at Local Roots Farm…

Continued failure to fund K-12 education, McCleary plaintiffs argue

The McCleary plaintiffs argue that the Washington legislature is still dragging its feet on its constitutional duty to adequately fund basic education, and that Washington…

King County will push juvenile justice bias study

The most commonly levied complaint against the construction of a new juvenile detention center – named the Children and Family Justice Center by King County…

Crosscut names new Editor-in-Chief

I’m delighted to introduce Greg Hanscom as Crosscut’s new editor-in-chief. Greg is an award-winning reporter and editor with two decades of experience creating and leading online…

In Austria’s treatment of immigrants, a lesson for Seattle

Oddly enough, about every two decades or so, I have found myself right in the middle of a moment of historic proportions. The first time…

Guest Opinion: Erase the budget secrecy

On June 26, when the Senate Ways & Means Committee met to pass the 2015-17 budget agreement between the Democratic House and Republican Senate, the…

Digital surveillance firm has local police contacts, leaked emails reveal

A digital tool to monitor “all the devices,” whether they be smartphones or laptop computers. One that is “invisible to the user, evades antivirus and…

Guest Opinion: Seattle should welcome new zoning ideas

In all my years as a Seattle native, I’m not sure I have seen as passionate a debate as the current discourse about the past…

City Superhero: Julia Massey, musician, mom

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: musician…

Inslee might swallow ‘poison pill’ to reduce carbon in fuel

Gov. Jay Inslee is considering whether he wants to swallow a Republican-concocted “poison pill” or not. That “poison pill” is language in the 16-year, $16…

Book City: Gov. Jay Inslee talks reading

Jay Inslee is a home-grown governor. His Dad was a biology teacher at Garfield and Sealth high schools, and Inslee’s first foray into public service…

The Weekend List: The story of Billy Bolden, an epic Indian film trilogy and the epic Capitol Hill Block Party

* Items that are $15 or less Emboldened: The Rise and Fall of King Bolden the First Have you ever heard of Buddy Bolden? Chances…

Getting to no on growth. To get to yes.

In recent months, we have been inundated by scary newspaper stories, snarky columnists, lively KUOW interviews and hand-wringing public lectures about how the city is…

County voters to decide what’s best for kids

King County Council members are adding a bit more heft to this fall’s voting pamphlet, approving a property tax measure that could rake in a possible…