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Welcome to Seattle! Oh, what, you’re leaving?

The great writer Wallace Stegner, who once lived in rural Redmond, wrote about settlers in the American West. He said they came in two types,…

Election 2017: Want to know whom to vote for? Read this

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races The ballots are in the mail. The candidates are still campaigning. And all…

Seattle Weekly braces for dramatic changes

Last August, the publisher of the Seattle Weekly approached the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mark Baumgarten, and told him, "We've got to do something about the Weekly." The decline of revenue, which began after…

Will Democrats control WA? Independents may decide

In a half-filled hall on Microsoft’s Redmond campus, two first-time candidates presented voters with a choice: maintain the balance of power in Olympia or undo…

So how many #metoos is enough?

Somewhere out there is a magic number — a threshold that, once crossed, means that maybe Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby or the next as-yet-unnamed…

Are farm-raised salmon a ‘pollutant’?

If an Atlantic salmon swims free in the Pacific, is the fish itself a form of pollution? This little koan has a lot of legal…

How Trump mainstreamed the “alt-right”

Seattle-based journalist David Neiwert is an expert in the right-wing extremism that has gained notoriety of late. A "constellation of conspiracist, racist, anti-government hate-mongerers" spawned by our…

City Light CEO may lose his bonus for good

For Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis, his days as the only City of Seattle department head eligible for a bonus — technically, “performance pay”…

The Amazon groveling is turning into a sport

The deadline for Amazon’s HQ2 bidders has passed with a flurry of embarrassing promo efforts by North American cities groveling to serve. Now that Amazon…

Reporter’s notebook: The mayoral candidates

Two mayors ago, Jenny Durkan was a somewhat well-known former-U.S. Attorney with lots of insider connections and Cary Moon was an anti-tunnel activist with a byline…

You’ve heard of Humans of NY, now meet the creator

In 2009, Brandon Stanton moved to New York with a couple of suitcases, a camera, and the goal of photographing 10,000 New Yorkers. “I was so…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Ignite Seattle As the largest open submission public speaking event in The Pacific Northwest, Ignite Seattle brings to the stage 16 people to present their…

Fight like a girl? In this show, it’s ‘Fight like a bitch’

Fierce, muscular warriors ram into and flip each other. They collapse on their adversaries’ backs, choking and pulling and gripping. They grunt and they growl,…

Washington’s school-funding nightmare is over — or is it?

No doubt, the justices are sick of this. Who wouldn't be? The Legislature has mostly shirked its constitutional duty to provide ample funding ever since…

A coal mine could be revived in King County

The Pacific Northwest was once a coal mining powerhouse. In the late 1800s, the area around Oregon’s Coos Bay had over 70 coal mines. Later, Washington’s…

Sinclair won’t guarantee jobs for KOMO staff

If Sinclair Broadcast Group gets its way and completes a merger between KOMO News and Q13 FOX, the local news media giant won't guarantee employment for KOMO's 23…

State GOP says Sound Transit misled the public

Sound Transit deliberately misled the Legislature and voters on last year's $54 billion transit expansions package, GOP Senators say. After two recent hearings, Republicans on the…

Washington’s school-funding nightmare is over — or is it?

No doubt, the justices are sick of this. Who wouldn't be? The Legislature has mostly shirked its constitutional duty to provide ample funding ever since…

We shouldn’t play politics with our kids’ health

Ten years ago, the idea of providing health care for all Washington state children regardless of ability to pay was just a dream. However, thanks…

A coal mine could be revived in King County

The Pacific Northwest was once a coal mining powerhouse. In the late 1800s, the area around Oregon’s Coos Bay had over 70 coal mines. Later, Washington’s…

The Amazon groveling is turning into a sport

The deadline for Amazon’s HQ2 bidders has passed with a flurry of embarrassing promo efforts by North American cities groveling to serve. Now that Amazon…

Fight like a girl? In this show, it’s ‘Fight like a bitch’

Fierce, muscular warriors ram into and flip each other. They collapse on their adversaries’ backs, choking and pulling and gripping. They grunt and they growl,…

Are farm-raised salmon a ‘pollutant’?

If an Atlantic salmon swims free in the Pacific, is the fish itself a form of pollution? This little koan has a lot of legal…

You’ve heard of Humans of NY, now meet the creator

In 2009, Brandon Stanton moved to New York with a couple of suitcases, a camera, and the goal of photographing 10,000 New Yorkers. “I was so…

Seattle Weekly braces for dramatic changes

Last August, the publisher of the Seattle Weekly approached the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mark Baumgarten, and told him, "We've got to do something about the Weekly." The decline of revenue, which began after…

Reporter’s notebook: The mayoral candidates

Two mayors ago, Jenny Durkan was a somewhat well-known former-U.S. Attorney with lots of insider connections and Cary Moon was an anti-tunnel activist with a byline…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Ignite Seattle As the largest open submission public speaking event in The Pacific Northwest, Ignite Seattle brings to the stage 16 people to present their…

City Light CEO may lose his bonus for good

For Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis, his days as the only City of Seattle department head eligible for a bonus — technically, “performance pay”…

So how many #metoos is enough?

Somewhere out there is a magic number — a threshold that, once crossed, means that maybe Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby or the next as-yet-unnamed…

Welcome to Seattle! Oh, what, you’re leaving?

The great writer Wallace Stegner, who once lived in rural Redmond, wrote about settlers in the American West. He said they came in two types,…