Invader crabs from Europe threaten havoc in Puget Sound

This story first appeared on EarthFix. Emily Grason and Sean McDonald trudge through the mud of San Juan Island’s Westcott Bay on the hunt for something…

Girls who code: How images can help shatter tech’s gender stereotypes

Sex sells, or so the saying goes. So it should come as no surprise that in 2007, the top-selling image for the search term “woman”…

Colleen Echohawk tackles the traumas of life on the streets

A couple years ago, Colleen Echohawk was settling into her new job as executive director of the Chief Seattle Club, an organization with a long…

As nation erupts, Seattle moves toward police reform

As citizens of Charlotte took to the streets and NFL football players took to their knees, a different, quieter battle of police reform has been…

3 key takeaways from Ed Murray’s new budget

As Council Chambers filled Monday with department heads and the mayor’s invitees, the cries of protestors echoed their way up City Hall’s open, concrete steps.…

Bryant got aggressive in gubernatorial debate. But did it work?

To the extent that a state-level political debate — not shown in its entirety on any major network — is ever anyone’s big chance, last…

Don’t believe the hype: Sonics arena still a long shot

Chris Hansen's five-year pursuit of an arena in the Sodo District — meant to spur the return of the NBA, or the welcome of the…

Hotel worker protections would be a win for women’s rights

Seattle protects women. It’s what our city, with a legacy of dynamic female leaders, does. Seattle has a long history of brave women fighting for…

Trump could win this, UW prof says

A number of national polls show Donald Trump gaining ground on Hillary Clinton. Could Trump win? University of Washington political science professor Christopher Parker thinks…

Liveblogging the Inslee vs. Bryant debate

Washington's gubernatorial race is one of the least competitive in the last few cycles, with Governor Jay Inslee holding a comfortable lead in the polls over his…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Northwest Tea Festival In college, a couple of friends studied abroad in China while I studied abroad in Italy. While I came back with a…

Mayor’s business task force opposes rent control

Eleven months ago, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant stood in City Hall with a group of small business owners to announce that she'd found a…

Donors playing both sides of governor’s race — but much less than 2012

As their first debate approaches Monday evening, the latest poll shows about 16 percent of Washington voters remain undecided between Governor Jay Inslee and Republican nominee…

Havana meets Seattle: Artists find common ground, connection

Art and revolution are often said to go hand and hand, so it was fitting that Cuba serve as the destination for the inaugural voyage…

Washington oil export facility may have route to approval

A new environmental impact statement raises concerns about a proposed crude oil storing and shipping facility at Hoquiam on the Washington Coast but leaves options for the…

WSU: Hydropower dams contribute to climate change

This story was originally published by OPB/Earthfix. Hydroelectric power may not  be a carbon-free energy source after all. A new study from Washington State University finds…

Havana meets Seattle: Artists find common ground, connection

Art and revolution are often said to go hand and hand, so it was fitting that Cuba serve as the destination for the inaugural voyage…

The corn mazes of Puget Sound — a semi-factual guide

Every October the crisp autumn air gives rise to the finest merger of man and corn: the corn maze, though high-fructose corn syrup is a…

Can this app boost workers’ scheduling power?

Earlier this month, Seattle became the second U.S. city to pass “Secure Scheduling” legislation, regulating how employers communicate with their employees in order to help make workers’…

Winners and losers in mayor’s new budget: podcast

Amid the chants of protesters outside of the city council chambers, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray unveiled his 2017 budget this week. It was the first…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Northwest Tea Festival In college, a couple of friends studied abroad in China while I studied abroad in Italy. While I came back with a…

Mayor’s business task force opposes rent control

Eleven months ago, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant stood in City Hall with a group of small business owners to announce that she'd found a…

Don’t believe the hype: Sonics arena still a long shot

Chris Hansen's five-year pursuit of an arena in the Sodo District — meant to spur the return of the NBA, or the welcome of the…

Invader crabs from Europe threaten havoc in Puget Sound

This story first appeared on EarthFix. Emily Grason and Sean McDonald trudge through the mud of San Juan Island’s Westcott Bay on the hunt for something…

Colleen Echohawk tackles the traumas of life on the streets

A couple years ago, Colleen Echohawk was settling into her new job as executive director of the Chief Seattle Club, an organization with a long…

Bryant got aggressive in gubernatorial debate. But did it work?

To the extent that a state-level political debate — not shown in its entirety on any major network — is ever anyone’s big chance, last…

Everything you (and the Simpsons) ever wanted to know about registering to vote

This story originally appeared on What's Good 206 National Voter Registration Day is today and Americans are feeling the heat this election season, with two…