Fighting Seattle’s ‘economic apartheid’

When Ubax Gardheere’s son was starting kindergarten, she made a tough choice. The single mother of three lived in SeaTac, worked in Seattle, and belonged…

Tiny house living: Coming soon to Seattle’s backyards

Councilmember Mike O’Brien unveiled legislation Thursday meant to spur Seattle homeowners into developing more backyard cottages and mother-in-law units, potentially significantly more. Although it’s difficult…

Addiction and homelessness: fixing the vicious cycle

Only one in three heroin users have stable housing. The other two are either homeless, on the verge of being homeless or in jail. So…

After time in the wilderness, urban news media is finding its way

San Franciscans have had it with homelessness. The tents and trash in the city’s green spaces. The panhandling and harassment on the sidewalks. The jobless,…

Beneath downtown Seattle, Bertha faces biggest test

The Seattle Mariners and the tunnel boring machine Bertha are following similar arcs lately. After years of wallowing in failure, both have shown a bit…

‘Jim Crow’ no more in Washington

All of the "Jim Crow" names on Washington state’s map could be erased before the end of this year. On May 19, the state’s Committee…

7 things to do in Seattle this weekend

“Catio” Tour Seattle Portlandia is real. A company called Catio Spaces makes Catios — outdoor enclosures for cats — in homes across Seattle. This weekend,…

Green group turns attention to affordable housing

An organization best known for saving large natural areas in rural areas is taking on a new task: affordable housing in the city. Forterra, formerly…

Video: State GOP gathering shows Trump tensions

As Republicans gather in Pasco for their state convention, many of them have to decide whether to get on board the Trump train. Conventions attract…

Murray’s Jungle closure plan meets council resistance

When government representatives from Seattle and Olympia unveiled the plan to close the Duwamish Greenbelt — known informally as the Jungle — Mayor Ed Murray…

Republicans in denial on climate change, but the military isn’t

Climate change is a serious national security threat facing our country, and we are already seeing its effects in Washington. Our reliance as a nation…

Guide to Civic Cocktail: State GOP to talk future of party

What should Washington State Republicans do in the wake of Trump’s nomination? What will the party look like in years to come, and will it…

NIMBYs are wrong on housing, says math

When it comes to the merits of desecrating graveyards, you’d likely find champions among some housing density zealots. “Sure, it’s disrespectful to build micro-apartments on…

Donald Trump, and other reasons tech IPOs are currently nonexistent

  The tech IPO market, which merely two years ago couldn’t stop churning out new offerings, has almost become nonexistent. In fact, there were zero…

NIMBYs are wrong on housing, says math

When it comes to the merits of desecrating graveyards, you’d likely find champions among some housing density zealots. “Sure, it’s disrespectful to build micro-apartments on…

Donald Trump, and other reasons tech IPOs are currently nonexistent

  The tech IPO market, which merely two years ago couldn’t stop churning out new offerings, has almost become nonexistent. In fact, there were zero…

What Seattle’s art scene needs most: A little more color


Republicans in denial on climate change, but the military isn’t

Climate change is a serious national security threat facing our country, and we are already seeing its effects in Washington. Our reliance as a nation…

Guide to Civic Cocktail: State GOP to talk future of party

What should Washington State Republicans do in the wake of Trump’s nomination? What will the party look like in years to come, and will it…

Beneath downtown Seattle, Bertha faces biggest test

The Seattle Mariners and the tunnel boring machine Bertha are following similar arcs lately. After years of wallowing in failure, both have shown a bit…

Murray’s Jungle closure plan meets council resistance

When government representatives from Seattle and Olympia unveiled the plan to close the Duwamish Greenbelt — known informally as the Jungle — Mayor Ed Murray…

Green group turns attention to affordable housing

An organization best known for saving large natural areas in rural areas is taking on a new task: affordable housing in the city. Forterra, formerly…

Fighting Seattle’s ‘economic apartheid’

When Ubax Gardheere’s son was starting kindergarten, she made a tough choice. The single mother of three lived in SeaTac, worked in Seattle, and belonged…

Video: State GOP gathering shows Trump tensions

As Republicans gather in Pasco for their state convention, many of them have to decide whether to get on board the Trump train. Conventions attract…

‘Jim Crow’ no more in Washington

All of the "Jim Crow" names on Washington state’s map could be erased before the end of this year. On May 19, the state’s Committee…

Tiny house living: Coming soon to Seattle’s backyards

Councilmember Mike O’Brien unveiled legislation Thursday meant to spur Seattle homeowners into developing more backyard cottages and mother-in-law units, potentially significantly more. Although it’s difficult…

After time in the wilderness, urban news media is finding its way

San Franciscans have had it with homelessness. The tents and trash in the city’s green spaces. The panhandling and harassment on the sidewalks. The jobless,…

Addiction and homelessness: fixing the vicious cycle

Only one in three heroin users have stable housing. The other two are either homeless, on the verge of being homeless or in jail. So…