The real reasons Eastern Washington voted for Trump

Dennis Chamberlain knows what I want to ask. Chamberlain is a lean 53-year-old who’s lived in rural parts of the Northwest for most of his…

Portland has what Seattle lost

For a Seattleite, entering Oregon is like visiting a foreign country. It’s familiar, but an alternate reality. Here we pump our own gas, in Oregon…

How fascism crept into America

Since the presidential election Nov. 8, there has been much discussion of the “f” word, as President-elect Donald Trump and some of his advisors and…

Ending Washington’s biggest budget battle

It's a multi-billion-dollar elephant in the room. Or not — because, unlike the proverbial elephant, this beast gets mentioned incessantly. So what should we call…

Clinton organizer wonders if she’ll be deported by Trump

As a Latina woman, Graciela Nuñez is a part of one of the least represented demographics in the field of politics, but that has never…

High-rises are energy hogs, not climate solutions

The City of Seattle has declared itself a leader in the effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, having committed itself to achieving “carbon…

The feds lost an airtight case against the Bundys. Here’s why

This article originally appeared in High Country News.  On Oct. 27, in federal district court, a jury delivered a not-guilty verdict for Ryan and Ammon…

Will Seattle’s drug policy experiments survive Trump?

For all the angst about the future of legal pot under President Donald Trump, there are, at least, business and public opinion arguments for the…

This tech hub actually fights gentrification

“How might we create fertile ground for the African-American community to grow with the city’s current tech boom?” That’s the question that David Harris posed…

Trump is the new hero in Timber Country

This story originally appeared on OPB/EarthFix. In Riddle, a town of 1,200 people in the southwest corner of Oregon, neighborhoods end where stacks of sprinkler-soaked…

Science: It’s not just for lab geeks anymore

Asked to imagine a future career in science, most kids will probably envision white lab coats and beakers, or line upon line of computer code.…

Suburban farms no match for hot real-estate market

On a small farm in the Sammamish Valley on the urban fringe just 13 miles northeast of the Space Needle, Hampshire pigs squeal for their breakfast.…

The new safe sex: How one HIV drug is changing lives

Joanne Stekler still remembers the day a colleague rushed into her office at the Duke University School of Medicine, exclaiming, “Oh, my gosh! Have you…

The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock

As the clash between police and protesters over the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota continues, tribal nations and environmentalists are gearing up to fight…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Mike Rizzo on Washington Beer History For beer lovers and history nuts out there, gone are the days of forced reconciliation — making only beers…

In Mexico, Murray joins united front against Trump

MEXICO CITY — Continuing his defiant tone following the presidential election, Mayor Ed Murray insisted that Seattle will continue to press forward on climate change…

The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock

As the clash between police and protesters over the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota continues, tribal nations and environmentalists are gearing up to fight…

Can Huskies football shake its scandal-plagued past?

SANTA CLARA, CA. – The toughest part of coach Chris Petersen’s task is not devising a plan for his fourth-ranked Washington Huskies to beat eighth-ranked…

Underfoot at Pike Place: Big names and oddball history

Pike Place Market is familiar to us all, yet full of surprises. According to the Market’s last annual report, the Market Foundation served 59,000 meals…

The quest to create a greener guitar

This article originally appeared on KCTS 9 and Earthfix. Steve McMinn ducks into the hollow of an old maple tree and tears a chunk of wood…

Suburban farms no match for hot real-estate market

On a small farm in the Sammamish Valley on the urban fringe just 13 miles northeast of the Space Needle, Hampshire pigs squeal for their breakfast.…

The new safe sex: How one HIV drug is changing lives

Joanne Stekler still remembers the day a colleague rushed into her office at the Duke University School of Medicine, exclaiming, “Oh, my gosh! Have you…

The feds lost an airtight case against the Bundys. Here’s why

This article originally appeared in High Country News.  On Oct. 27, in federal district court, a jury delivered a not-guilty verdict for Ryan and Ammon…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Mike Rizzo on Washington Beer History For beer lovers and history nuts out there, gone are the days of forced reconciliation — making only beers…

Will Seattle’s drug policy experiments survive Trump?

For all the angst about the future of legal pot under President Donald Trump, there are, at least, business and public opinion arguments for the…

How fascism crept into America

Since the presidential election Nov. 8, there has been much discussion of the “f” word, as President-elect Donald Trump and some of his advisors and…

This tech hub actually fights gentrification

“How might we create fertile ground for the African-American community to grow with the city’s current tech boom?” That’s the question that David Harris posed…

Trump is the new hero in Timber Country

This story originally appeared on OPB/EarthFix. In Riddle, a town of 1,200 people in the southwest corner of Oregon, neighborhoods end where stacks of sprinkler-soaked…

Ending Washington’s biggest budget battle

It's a multi-billion-dollar elephant in the room. Or not — because, unlike the proverbial elephant, this beast gets mentioned incessantly. So what should we call…

Clinton organizer wonders if she’ll be deported by Trump

As a Latina woman, Graciela Nuñez is a part of one of the least represented demographics in the field of politics, but that has never…