Vancouver’s housing mess: Could it happen here?

Listen up, Seattle: That rushing noise you hear to the north? It’s the sound of capital gushing out of Vancouver’s collapsing housing market. Home sales…

Eyman initiative is starving rural Washington

Down the road from city hall in the eastern Washington town of Lind, construction of a wastewater treatment plant is well under way. The $3.2…

Seattle’s construction noise is out of control — and deadly

Seattle’s current noise code dates back at least to the 1970s, when Seattle was much smaller and little was known about the health impacts of…

Why Seattle can’t let go of the past

  The media is full of stories bemoaning change in Seattle. Old cafes closing, landmarks demolished, efforts to save legacy businesses like that dive bar…

What Ben Carson, Trump could mean for affordable housing

There is hardly a bigger issue for Seattle than the lack of affordable housing and its unfortunate cousin, homelessness. And on no other issue have…

Understanding why Eastern Washington votes Republican

This article originally appeared on KCTS 9. On this edition of Reporter’s Notebook, Crosscut staff reporter David Kroman talks with me about his recent stories…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker The Land of the Sweets never looked as sumptuous as it does in this production with what has to be the…

The magic and the madness of foster parenting

This essay originally appeared in The Evergrey, a new daily newsletter that helps Seattleites make the most of their city. Sign up here. I was…

$18 million GMO fine: A victory too late

Three years ago, corporate interests intent on defeating a state initiative to require labeling of GMO grocery products resorted to tactics that recently brought the…

Reality check: Our democracy isn’t “rigged”

These words jumped off my computer screen last week: Across numerous countries, including Australia, Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States, the…

Google’s Northwest data centers will be powered by solar and wind

This story was produced by Northwest Public Radio/ EarthFix. Data centers that house YouTube videos and Gmail messages need power constantly. Google announced Tuesday that…

Big housing hurdles ahead under Trump and Ben Carson

This story originally appeared on KCTS 9. President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and a former presidential candidate,…

Where the robots of Seattle roam free

You've probably heard of the Living Computer Museum, but chances are you haven't been there, since attendance totaled merely 14,000 last year. Long a home…

Social workers fleeing troubled foster care system

Tanya Copenhaver followed in her father’s and grandmother’s footsteps by becoming a social worker for Washington state’s Children’s Administration, a difficult but fulfilling calling she…

Reality check: Our democracy isn’t “rigged”

These words jumped off my computer screen last week: Across numerous countries, including Australia, Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States, the…

Where the robots of Seattle roam free

You've probably heard of the Living Computer Museum, but chances are you haven't been there, since attendance totaled merely 14,000 last year. Long a home…

Big housing hurdles ahead under Trump and Ben Carson

This story originally appeared on KCTS 9. President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and a former presidential candidate,…

Social workers fleeing troubled foster care system

Tanya Copenhaver followed in her father’s and grandmother’s footsteps by becoming a social worker for Washington state’s Children’s Administration, a difficult but fulfilling calling she…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker The Land of the Sweets never looked as sumptuous as it does in this production with what has to be the…

Google’s Northwest data centers will be powered by solar and wind

This story was produced by Northwest Public Radio/ EarthFix. Data centers that house YouTube videos and Gmail messages need power constantly. Google announced Tuesday that…

What Ben Carson, Trump could mean for affordable housing

There is hardly a bigger issue for Seattle than the lack of affordable housing and its unfortunate cousin, homelessness. And on no other issue have…

The magic and the madness of foster parenting

This essay originally appeared in The Evergrey, a new daily newsletter that helps Seattleites make the most of their city. Sign up here. I was…

$18 million GMO fine: A victory too late

Three years ago, corporate interests intent on defeating a state initiative to require labeling of GMO grocery products resorted to tactics that recently brought the…

Vancouver’s housing mess: Could it happen here?

Listen up, Seattle: That rushing noise you hear to the north? It’s the sound of capital gushing out of Vancouver’s collapsing housing market. Home sales…

Why Seattle can’t let go of the past

  The media is full of stories bemoaning change in Seattle. Old cafes closing, landmarks demolished, efforts to save legacy businesses like that dive bar…

Understanding why Eastern Washington votes Republican

This article originally appeared on KCTS 9. On this edition of Reporter’s Notebook, Crosscut staff reporter David Kroman talks with me about his recent stories…

Eyman initiative is starving rural Washington

Down the road from city hall in the eastern Washington town of Lind, construction of a wastewater treatment plant is well under way. The $3.2…

Seattle’s construction noise is out of control — and deadly

Seattle’s current noise code dates back at least to the 1970s, when Seattle was much smaller and little was known about the health impacts of…