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Podcast: Seattle Interagency Academy rocked by 6 student deaths in 6 months

In the last six months, six students at Seattle Interagency Academy have been murdered or committed suicide. The oldest was 20. Interagency Academy is a…

What missing our fundraising target means

Each month, around 150,000 of you have read Crosscut.com, and over 5,000 of you have received news through our eNewsletters. We've counted on you, our…

Think tank to Seattle: Forget redeveloping Rainier Beach. Try a little TLC.

When Mayor Murray announced two weeks ago that a delegation from the renowned Urban Land Institute (ULI) would visit and advise on what to do…

Officials say Sound Transit needs to go big

The King and Pierce county governments want Sound Transit to be able to ask voters for up to $15 billion for transit expansion in the…

Commentary: Missing the point on McCleary

The most important policy debate in Washington State today, arguably in our generation, is the debate raging right now over the McCleary vs State of…

Nuclear power measures face questions

Critics raised questions Wednesday about three nuclear-related bills that the Washington Senate has passed and a House committee is considering. The big topic at the…

How warmer waters will affect our swimming creatures

Scientists nicknamed it “the blob” last summer. Since then the mass of water penetrating the North Pacific has become persistent in waters from Alaska to…

Seattle mayor announces affordable housing ‘stretch goal’

Mayor Ed Murray announced an ambitious goal to add 50,000 housing units in the city of Seattle Thursday. The units would phase in over the…

GOP response to House Dems’ budget proposal portends legislative OT

No one in Olympia really believed that the State Legislature would adjourn by its April 26 target. The initial response from Senate Republicans to the…

Fish hatcheries: A 19th century fix that won’t die

If you found yourself recently in Marblemount, say, or North Bend, it might have been a good idea to visit the cold waters of the Cascade River…

Only 3 days left in our Spring Member Drive. DONATE, please.

I sat down to write you a note about the integral role you fill here at Crosscut, about the $50 match pledged today for new and renewing…

Now Showing: ‘Backcountry’, another way to lose your lover

Backcountry expresses a novel way of getting rid of a partner who has become a drag in your relationship. Go on a backpacking trip together…

Vancouver sending heritage homes to the wood chipper

The Vancouver Sun calls spring the “demolition season” in Vancouver, BC. Growth and development in the city are booming, driven in part by demand from…

State Legislature has huge budget disagreements to overcome

A capital gains tax? Democrats want it. Republicans hate it. An increased business-and-occupation tax on service firms? Democrats say it's needed. Republicans say it's too…

The Weekend List: Native art weekend. Plate of Nations. Shaprece. Caspar Babypants.

* Denotes items that are $15 or less  Native Art Weekend * The Burke is hosting a weekend-long celebration of Northwest Native art, in conjunction…

Bertha Rising: The ailing cutterhead assembly breaks the surface

Update 5:00 PM Tuesday: At 2:30 PM, Bertha's cutterhead was successfully placed down on the surface, marking the end of what turned out to be…