George Washington owned slaves. Should we rename the state?

Our American legacy of slavery and racism is being wrestled with everywhere. We’ve gone from demanding removal of the Confederate flag to rethinking the Star…

4 fixes for Washington’s foster-care crisis

This story is part of a series produced by InvestigateWest for KCTS 9 and Crosscut about the crisis facing Washington’s foster care system. Start reading here.…

Debate rages over homeless camps in Seattle

The homelessness debate in City Hall has recently become a war of words. What is a suitable or unsuitable location to camp? What is safe…

Playing with fire: Inside Seattle’s fire-dancing scene

Real estate agents, circus performers, teachers, and software engineers — while the groups might not have much in common in their day-to-day lives, every other Wednesday…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bridge Over Mud The performers here include a train — yes, an actual train — on 195-feet of elevated tracks outfitted with mirrors and cameras…

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…

At these schools, the classroom is the outdoors

This story first appeared on EarthFix. When 3-year-old Charlie McGlynn-Wright was born, her parents felt pressured to immediately start looking for a preschool. Their search confirmed…

‘Safety’ initiative aims to force hotels to unionize

Crosscut is publishing articles presenting varying perspectives on the general election's ballot measures. Hotels are stewards of our hospitality community and represent Seattle to the…

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.…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Marge Simpson) 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…

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”…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

George Washington owned slaves. Should we rename the state?

Our American legacy of slavery and racism is being wrestled with everywhere. We’ve gone from demanding removal of the Confederate flag to rethinking the Star…

Playing with fire: Inside Seattle’s fire-dancing scene

Real estate agents, circus performers, teachers, and software engineers — while the groups might not have much in common in their day-to-day lives, every other Wednesday…