Celebration and anger as Seattle’s neighborhood council system upended

Mayor Ed Murray dissolved all formal ties between the city and the 13 neighborhood District Councils last Wednesday, upending a system three decades old. Since…

Murray squanders chance for positive neighborhood reform

In rolling out a plan to change the way the city interacts with neighborhoods, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is following up on a concern of…

Orchards, wilderness, a mountain town: Who gets the water?

Beyond the water, green in the sunlight, Dragontail Peak rises from the shore of Colchuk Lake, its peak hidden in cloud, dark conifers on its…

In the future, we’ll all eat worms

Virginia Emery loves bugs. She loves them so much that last summer, Emery built a 100-square-foot barn in her backyard in Ballard for the sole…

Seattle demolitions bring displacement, not enough density

Whenever something new is built in a city, something old is inevitably lost. Sometimes the tradeoff is clearly worthwhile, as when a parking lot or…

Who’s fixing tech’s diversity problems?

The picture is by now familiar: Many tech companies are very white and very male. Women leave tech companies at a higher rate than men.…

True story: Trump’s family roots in Seattle

America is the land of opportunity for all, immigrant or native born. Work hard, get a little lucky, and even a simple barber can lay…

Wildlife refuge renamed for Native American leader

This story originally appeared on KCTS9/EarthFix. Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife…

What if Seattle police were like Scotland’s?

A story from abroad, which I heard from a friend at a party the other night, points to ways of understanding police work here that…

Just in: Read the city’s report on neighborhood councils and inequality

Following Mayor Ed Murray's executive order to cut ties with neighborhood district councils — arguing they are mostly comprised of white middle-aged homeowners, and therefore unrepresentative…

Lawsuit: Teacher pay should be same in rich, poor districts

It may not sound like a problem: In many Washington school districts, local taxpayers chip in to pay teachers salaries that are higher than the…

UW’s ‘Nuke Building’ bites the dust

For nearly a decade, students and faculty at University of Washington, as well as Seattle preservationists, have fought to protect the More Hall annex — also…

Election 2016: a quick guide to your primary ballot

It's the middle of summer. Time for enjoying some sun, catching up on some reading and … voting. There's wide agreement that holding a primary…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Capitol Hill Block Party Not a big fan of crowds of people? Avoid Capitol Hill this weekend (and every weekend), but especially this weekend. Now…

Lt. Governor Owen responds on hypocrisy allegations

A July 8 op-ed, “Debating power and principle in the Lieutenant Governor’s office,” used creative legal interpretations to advance the belief that a lieutenant governor has…

Election 2016: a quick guide to your primary ballot

It's the middle of summer. Time for enjoying some sun, catching up on some reading and … voting. There's wide agreement that holding a primary…

Lt. Governor Owen responds on hypocrisy allegations

A July 8 op-ed, “Debating power and principle in the Lieutenant Governor’s office,” used creative legal interpretations to advance the belief that a lieutenant governor has…

Megaquake drill illustrates how underprepared region is

This story originally appeared in OPB/EarthFix. A Portland firefighter and a national guardsman check for bodies in a pile of crumpled cars at the base…

What if Seattle police were like Scotland’s?

A story from abroad, which I heard from a friend at a party the other night, points to ways of understanding police work here that…

See something courageous? Report it.

What does courage look like? Through a haze of hateful twitter attacks, robust polarization in media, and the decline of civil dialogue in public life,…

True story: Trump’s family roots in Seattle

America is the land of opportunity for all, immigrant or native born. Work hard, get a little lucky, and even a simple barber can lay…

UW’s ‘Nuke Building’ bites the dust

For nearly a decade, students and faculty at University of Washington, as well as Seattle preservationists, have fought to protect the More Hall annex — also…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Capitol Hill Block Party Not a big fan of crowds of people? Avoid Capitol Hill this weekend (and every weekend), but especially this weekend. Now…

Seattle’s 30-year fight to end homelessness

This is the second in a three-part series about the region’s homelessness crisis. Read part 1 here. In a culmination of three decades of perpetual…

Murray squanders chance for positive neighborhood reform

In rolling out a plan to change the way the city interacts with neighborhoods, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is following up on a concern of…

Lawsuit: Teacher pay should be same in rich, poor districts

It may not sound like a problem: In many Washington school districts, local taxpayers chip in to pay teachers salaries that are higher than the…

Just in: Read the city’s report on neighborhood councils and inequality

Following Mayor Ed Murray's executive order to cut ties with neighborhood district councils — arguing they are mostly comprised of white middle-aged homeowners, and therefore unrepresentative…

Seattle demolitions bring displacement, not enough density

Whenever something new is built in a city, something old is inevitably lost. Sometimes the tradeoff is clearly worthwhile, as when a parking lot or…

In the future, we’ll all eat worms

Virginia Emery loves bugs. She loves them so much that last summer, Emery built a 100-square-foot barn in her backyard in Ballard for the sole…

Wildlife refuge renamed for Native American leader

This story originally appeared on KCTS9/EarthFix. Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife…