Salmon farming on the rise in Washington

Human travelers have I-5 and I-90. Salish Sea salmon have the Juan de Fuca Strait. It’s the route that they all swim on their way…

The best under-the-radar food trucks in Seattle

Remember when food trucks were a rarity in Seattle? Back before roving restaurants became ubiquitous, it was big news when a newcomer popped up. Food…

Why Pramila Jayapal is winning

In her speech on primary election night, Pramila Jayapal had something for just about everyone in this left-leaning city. She talked about expanding the middle…

The key to beating the Seattle Freeze: Rock ’n’ roll, baby

For most of my adult life, music has been the most reliable KrazyGlue to my most important friendships — listening to it, loving it, hating…

Seattle steps up defenses against housing discrimination

Growth isn't sustainable. At least, not the kind we're seeing here in Seattle, where a bloated private housing market, inflated by a thriving economy, is…

Activists mount last stand against Asian trade agreement

The sing-song cadence of activist chants insinuate like a jingle. At the Showbox in Sodo on Friday, it was “hell no, TPP!” chanted to a beat,…

Murray pitches next steps for the Jungle and homeless sweeps

There are fewer tents beneath I-5 than there used to be. Several still hug the highway’s pillars, but unlike even three months ago, there is a…

Amazon’s spheres are out of a dystopian nightmare

Every time I pass by the Amazon spheres at Seventh and Lenora, my mind wants to go to Buckminster Fuller. Instead, it goes to Bruce…

Could families get real help when they need it most?

While the nation is preoccupied with presidential wars and impending elections, the next big thing is brewing almost unnoticed. It is a universal issue, but…

Unearthing the T-Rex of Hell Creek

Luke Tufts and Jason Love have been digging up bones together for more than 15 years. Each spring they stuff boots, ski poles, rain coats,…

60 reasons to be optimistic about the Northwest’s future

Measuring and comparing courage is a difficult task. We’re reminded of this each time you — our readers — send us nominations for the Crosscut Courage…

One woman’s quest to see all 59 national parks

Could this really be it? Going to work, staring into a computer screen for hours every day so I could have health insurance and pay…

Seattle public broadband hinges on a President Hillary Clinton

On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray joined 41 other mayors and city leaders in an open letter to the mayors of Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC.…

One woman’s quest to see all 59 national parks

Could this really be it? Going to work, staring into a computer screen for hours every day so I could have health insurance and pay…

The hell with Seattle Process, advocates say. Fix homelessness.

When Barbara Poppe, the city’s hired consultant on all things homelessness, was in town last June, she cosigned a long-lived stereotype of the Seattle Process.…

Seattle public broadband hinges on a President Hillary Clinton

On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray joined 41 other mayors and city leaders in an open letter to the mayors of Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC.…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

CID Block Party Six Asian Pacific Islander musicians headline this inaugural block party in Seattle’s Chinatown International District: Awkwafina, Shawn Wasabi, kero uno, Tele Fresco,…

60 reasons to be optimistic about the Northwest’s future

Measuring and comparing courage is a difficult task. We’re reminded of this each time you — our readers — send us nominations for the Crosscut Courage…

Seattle’s homeless crisis: Where do we go from here?

This is the final piece in a three-part series about the region’s homelessness crisis. Read parts 1 and 2 here and here. It has been…

Unearthing the T-Rex of Hell Creek

Luke Tufts and Jason Love have been digging up bones together for more than 15 years. Each spring they stuff boots, ski poles, rain coats,…

Amazon’s spheres are out of a dystopian nightmare

Every time I pass by the Amazon spheres at Seventh and Lenora, my mind wants to go to Buckminster Fuller. Instead, it goes to Bruce…

Why Pramila Jayapal is winning

In her speech on primary election night, Pramila Jayapal had something for just about everyone in this left-leaning city. She talked about expanding the middle…

Activists mount last stand against Asian trade agreement

The sing-song cadence of activist chants insinuate like a jingle. At the Showbox in Sodo on Friday, it was “hell no, TPP!” chanted to a beat,…

Seattle steps up defenses against housing discrimination

Growth isn't sustainable. At least, not the kind we're seeing here in Seattle, where a bloated private housing market, inflated by a thriving economy, is…

Could families get real help when they need it most?

While the nation is preoccupied with presidential wars and impending elections, the next big thing is brewing almost unnoticed. It is a universal issue, but…

Murray pitches next steps for the Jungle and homeless sweeps

There are fewer tents beneath I-5 than there used to be. Several still hug the highway’s pillars, but unlike even three months ago, there is a…