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Why Seattleites marched for science

On a drizzly Saturday in Seattle, thousands of scientists, supporters and enthusiasts gathered at Cal Anderson Park and marched to the Seattle Center on the 47th Earth…

Who we need as our next Seattle mayor

Who’s going to be the next mayor of Seattle? The question is in play every four years, and it’s newly relevant this election cycle in…

Why science is so white, and why it needs to change

The following has been adapted from a speech the writer delivered at Seattle's March for Science on April 22.  Throughout my entire life, I have…

Has Seattle finally figured out redevelopment?

Over the last few years, virtually every neighborhood in Seattle has seemingly been inundated with large development projects. Entire blocks have been transformed with new…

Progressive Seattle? Not always and not quite yet

This column previously appeared in the March issue of Seattle Magazine. I was recently asked if Seattle has always been a progressive city. It’s an…

Black Student Union is back at Rainier Beach

While taking a leadership class at Rainier Beach High School, Grace Williams was looking into potential groups to lead or start. A black student union…

Legislature back for a second chance on budget talks

After some weekend gamesmanship aimed at embarrassing the opposite party, legislators launch a special today with one big task: writing a state budget for the…

Tacoma mulls the fate of an immigrant prison

For those who want to make Tacoma a welcoming city to immigrants and refugees, the Northwest Detention Center is a tumor. For those who manage…

Seattle should just say no to May Day riots

Every first day of May since 2012, the large, loud and peaceful May Day march featuring thousands has been easily overshadowed by several dozen people…

Sickness or safety? A new crisis for immigrants

Last month, the nurses, doctors, dentists, assistants, interpreters, and social workers of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic listened as their boss, Dr. Jeff Sperring, echoed what many had…

Don’t let Trump kill Teach for America

When I think about how teachers make a difference for students, I consider a fifth grader I taught in Atlanta during my second year in…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Punk Rock Flea Market Not that we need to prove it, but instead, prove that Seattle is still SO punk rock. Head to Seattle Center…

Talented, brilliant and NFFTY filmmakers

Young filmmakers from across the globe are making their way to Seattle this week for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). The film…

Years of police reform tension blow up city attorney’s race

It’s hard to know when, exactly, City Attorney Pete Holmes lost the support of key members of the Community Police Commission, but a decent guess…

Years of police reform tension blow up city attorney’s race

It’s hard to know when, exactly, City Attorney Pete Holmes lost the support of key members of the Community Police Commission, but a decent guess…

If North Korea attacks, is Washington doomed?

From his offices at Columbia University, Dr. Irwin Redlener spends his days thinking about the unthinkable. An earthquake opens up beneath midtown Manhattan, for example.…

Talented, brilliant and NFFTY filmmakers

Young filmmakers from across the globe are making their way to Seattle this week for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). The film…

Seattle should just say no to May Day riots

Every first day of May since 2012, the large, loud and peaceful May Day march featuring thousands has been easily overshadowed by several dozen people…

Sickness or safety? A new crisis for immigrants

Last month, the nurses, doctors, dentists, assistants, interpreters, and social workers of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic listened as their boss, Dr. Jeff Sperring, echoed what many had…

Don’t let Trump kill Teach for America

When I think about how teachers make a difference for students, I consider a fifth grader I taught in Atlanta during my second year in…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Punk Rock Flea Market Not that we need to prove it, but instead, prove that Seattle is still SO punk rock. Head to Seattle Center…

Tacoma mulls the fate of an immigrant prison

For those who want to make Tacoma a welcoming city to immigrants and refugees, the Northwest Detention Center is a tumor. For those who manage…

Progressive Seattle? Not always and not quite yet

This column previously appeared in the March issue of Seattle Magazine. I was recently asked if Seattle has always been a progressive city. It’s an…

Has Seattle finally figured out redevelopment?

Over the last few years, virtually every neighborhood in Seattle has seemingly been inundated with large development projects. Entire blocks have been transformed with new…

Black Student Union is back at Rainier Beach

While taking a leadership class at Rainier Beach High School, Grace Williams was looking into potential groups to lead or start. A black student union…

Why science is so white, and why it needs to change

The following has been adapted from a speech the writer delivered at Seattle's March for Science on April 22.  Throughout my entire life, I have…

Who we need as our next Seattle mayor

Who’s going to be the next mayor of Seattle? The question is in play every four years, and it’s newly relevant this election cycle in…

Legislature back for a second chance on budget talks

After some weekend gamesmanship aimed at embarrassing the opposite party, legislators launch a special today with one big task: writing a state budget for the…