Fighting Seattle’s ‘economic apartheid’

When Ubax Gardheere’s son was starting kindergarten, she made a tough choice. The single mother of three lived in SeaTac, worked in Seattle, and belonged…

Tiny house living: Coming soon to Seattle’s backyards

Councilmember Mike O’Brien unveiled legislation Thursday meant to spur Seattle homeowners into developing more backyard cottages and mother-in-law units, potentially significantly more. Although it’s difficult…

Beneath downtown Seattle, Bertha faces biggest test

The Seattle Mariners and the tunnel boring machine Bertha are following similar arcs lately. After years of wallowing in failure, both have shown a bit…

‘Jim Crow’ no more in Washington

All of the "Jim Crow" names on Washington state’s map could be erased before the end of this year. On May 19, the state’s Committee…

Green group turns attention to affordable housing

An organization best known for saving large natural areas in rural areas is taking on a new task: affordable housing in the city. Forterra, formerly…

Murray’s Jungle closure plan meets council resistance

When government representatives from Seattle and Olympia unveiled the plan to close the Duwamish Greenbelt — known informally as the Jungle — Mayor Ed Murray…

Republicans in denial on climate change, but the military isn’t

Climate change is a serious national security threat facing our country, and we are already seeing its effects in Washington. Our reliance as a nation…

Video: State GOP gathering shows Trump tensions

As Republicans gather in Pasco for their state convention, many of them have to decide whether to get on board the Trump train. Conventions attract…

NIMBYs are wrong on housing, says math

When it comes to the merits of desecrating graveyards, you’d likely find champions among some housing density zealots. “Sure, it’s disrespectful to build micro-apartments on…

Donald Trump, and other reasons tech IPOs are currently nonexistent

  The tech IPO market, which merely two years ago couldn’t stop churning out new offerings, has almost become nonexistent. In fact, there were zero…

Guide to Civic Cocktail: State GOP to talk future of party

What should Washington State Republicans do in the wake of Trump’s nomination? What will the party look like in years to come, and will it…

McGinn: Seattle Times continues phony ‘war on cars’

Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times has just “had it up to here” with the “War on Cars.”  His frustrations came pouring out in a…

Crowded field comes into focus in 7th Congressional District debate

Six of the candidates for one of Seattle’s biggest congressional prizes in a generation tried to paint themselves as the best choices in a key…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Oh, You Pretty Things: Glam Rock Party Dance like it’s the 70s for the night as STG and SIFF take the Neptune back to the…

Saving the language that brought us ‘Seattle’

For several hours each day, Amber Hayward slips out of English, her first language, and into Lushootseed, the Native American language that gave Seattle, Tacoma,…

An obstacle keeping people of color out of national parks

For those concerned about why people of color stay away from our national parks in droves, here's a thought: It’s not just a history of…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Oh, You Pretty Things: Glam Rock Party Dance like it’s the 70s for the night as STG and SIFF take the Neptune back to the…

McGinn: Seattle Times continues phony ‘war on cars’

Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times has just “had it up to here” with the “War on Cars.”  His frustrations came pouring out in a…

NIMBYs are wrong on housing, says math

When it comes to the merits of desecrating graveyards, you’d likely find champions among some housing density zealots. “Sure, it’s disrespectful to build micro-apartments on…

Crowded field comes into focus in 7th Congressional District debate

Six of the candidates for one of Seattle’s biggest congressional prizes in a generation tried to paint themselves as the best choices in a key…

Donald Trump, and other reasons tech IPOs are currently nonexistent

  The tech IPO market, which merely two years ago couldn’t stop churning out new offerings, has almost become nonexistent. In fact, there were zero…

What Seattle’s art scene needs most: A little more color


Republicans in denial on climate change, but the military isn’t

Climate change is a serious national security threat facing our country, and we are already seeing its effects in Washington. Our reliance as a nation…

Guide to Civic Cocktail: State GOP to talk future of party

What should Washington State Republicans do in the wake of Trump’s nomination? What will the party look like in years to come, and will it…

Beneath downtown Seattle, Bertha faces biggest test

The Seattle Mariners and the tunnel boring machine Bertha are following similar arcs lately. After years of wallowing in failure, both have shown a bit…

Murray’s Jungle closure plan meets council resistance

When government representatives from Seattle and Olympia unveiled the plan to close the Duwamish Greenbelt — known informally as the Jungle — Mayor Ed Murray…

Green group turns attention to affordable housing

An organization best known for saving large natural areas in rural areas is taking on a new task: affordable housing in the city. Forterra, formerly…

Fighting Seattle’s ‘economic apartheid’

When Ubax Gardheere’s son was starting kindergarten, she made a tough choice. The single mother of three lived in SeaTac, worked in Seattle, and belonged…

Video: State GOP gathering shows Trump tensions

As Republicans gather in Pasco for their state convention, many of them have to decide whether to get on board the Trump train. Conventions attract…