Why Jay Inslee should run for President

The 1992 Democratic primary for President had a long-lasting impact on American politics. The nomination of Bill Clinton was a watershed moment, which lives on…

What Ivar Haglund could teach us now

Last week, I went out to the Nordic Heritage Museum with KUOW producer David Hyde and we walked through the new exhibit about Seattle’s legendary…

On “scale” issue, a battle between neighborhoods and City Hall

This is the story of two buildings. Both are unloved by many of their neighbors, both share the same address. Given Seattle’s rapid growth, with…

9 reasons to build that Canadian wall

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker says we should consider building a wall on the Canadian border. Because the only thing better than having a wall…

Remembering the West Coast’s ugly anti-immigrant era

This is part of a series of Crosscut stories discussing race in the Puget Sound region. Led by Donald Trump, the GOP presidential candidates are…

Mike O’Brien takes a stand against Uber

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien says he has a plan to strengthen the collective bargaining power of drivers who work for companies like Uber, Sidecar…

Q&A: Councilmember Sawant on public broadband and a socialist Microsoft

There are politicians who seem to inspire strong reactions in people almost exclusively, with little ground between full-fledged supporters and opponents. In Seattle, that politician…

Sorry, just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can take long showers again

It’s an odd thing for Western Washingtonians to see fires in the Olympics and water advisories in their mailboxes. But thanks to low snowpack and…

Death of a clown bar: The fight to save Shorty’s

We emerged from the restaurant, a successful date night almost complete. Around us, Belltown’s usual Friday night crowd was in full effect. The human subgenre known…

Flashback: Hanford’s lack of a nuclear safety culture

On Wednesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the federal government over its lax safety standards at the Hanford nuclear site. For perspective, here's…

State sues the feds, citing “toxic roulette” for Hanford workers

Diana Gegg says her right side shakes at times, she gets fierce headaches, and she stutters when she’s nervous. David Krug says part of his…

The best of Bumbershoot, Gastropod’s last gasp, and art at Rainier Beach: your Weekend List

Bumbershoot This year’s Bumbershoot music festival has arranged its three-day lineup by assigning each day a different genre. It’s not a rigid rule; there is…

In climate fight, Inslee tests limits of executive power

A top state Republican lawmaker says Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to use executive action to trim carbon emissions is not supported by state law, citing…

Rapper Matt ‘Spek’ Watson says go out and make the world you want to live in

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

The best of Bumbershoot, Gastropod’s last gasp, and art at Rainier Beach: your Weekend List

Bumbershoot This year’s Bumbershoot music festival has arranged its three-day lineup by assigning each day a different genre. It’s not a rigid rule; there is…

Death of a clown bar: The fight to save Shorty’s

We emerged from the restaurant, a successful date night almost complete. Around us, Belltown’s usual Friday night crowd was in full effect. The human subgenre known…

Rapper Matt ‘Spek’ Watson says go out and make the world you want to live in

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

In climate fight, Inslee tests limits of executive power

A top state Republican lawmaker says Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to use executive action to trim carbon emissions is not supported by state law, citing…

State sues the feds, citing “toxic roulette” for Hanford workers

Diana Gegg says her right side shakes at times, she gets fierce headaches, and she stutters when she’s nervous. David Krug says part of his…

Flashback: Hanford’s lack of a nuclear safety culture

On Wednesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the federal government over its lax safety standards at the Hanford nuclear site. For perspective, here's…

Q&A: Councilmember Sawant on public broadband and a socialist Microsoft

There are politicians who seem to inspire strong reactions in people almost exclusively, with little ground between full-fledged supporters and opponents. In Seattle, that politician…

9 reasons to build that Canadian wall

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker says we should consider building a wall on the Canadian border. Because the only thing better than having a wall…

On “scale” issue, a battle between neighborhoods and City Hall

This is the story of two buildings. Both are unloved by many of their neighbors, both share the same address. Given Seattle’s rapid growth, with…

Sorry, just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can take long showers again

It’s an odd thing for Western Washingtonians to see fires in the Olympics and water advisories in their mailboxes. But thanks to low snowpack and…

Mike O’Brien takes a stand against Uber

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien says he has a plan to strengthen the collective bargaining power of drivers who work for companies like Uber, Sidecar…

Remembering the West Coast’s ugly anti-immigrant era

This is part of a series of Crosscut stories discussing race in the Puget Sound region. Led by Donald Trump, the GOP presidential candidates are…

Why Jay Inslee should run for President

The 1992 Democratic primary for President had a long-lasting impact on American politics. The nomination of Bill Clinton was a watershed moment, which lives on…

What Ivar Haglund could teach us now

Last week, I went out to the Nordic Heritage Museum with KUOW producer David Hyde and we walked through the new exhibit about Seattle’s legendary…