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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Crowded field comes into focus in 7th Congressional District debate

In the first televised debate for one of Seattle’s biggest political prizes in a generation, six candidates vying to represent the area in the U.S. House 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…

KPLU reaches its massive fundraising goal

The news director of public radio station KPLU, Erin Hennessy, came from a family of funeral home owners in Spokane. As the future of the NPR affiliate…

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,…

Obama’s Hiroshima visit has a unique Northwest link

When President Obama announced Friday’s visit to Hiroshima, local media outlets provided a one-size-fits-all script: “Japanese welcome Obama visit to Hiroshima, apology or not.”  Our…

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…

Crowded field comes into focus in 7th Congressional District debate

In the first televised debate for one of Seattle’s biggest political prizes in a generation, six candidates vying to represent the area in the U.S. House of…

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…

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…