Parched summer could leave houseboats high and dry

Local lawyer/historian Howard Droker’s well-researched 2003 history of the Emerald City’s floating home community was called Seattle’s Unsinkable Houseboats. Well, the houseboats themselves may not…

Why Jay Inslee should run for President

The 1992 Democratic primary for President had a long-lasting impact on American politics. The nomination of Bill Clinton was a watershed moment, which lives on…

Tribes, fishermen battle salmon-eating sea lions

This story originally appeared in the Aug. 17, 2015, edition of High Country News. Rolling whitecaps thumped against the hull of the CRITFC3 as Bobby Begay piloted…

Announcing the nominees for Crosscut’s 3rd Annual Courage Awards

The nominations are in! Last month, we asked you to tell us about the people in your community who are bravely standing up for what’s…

What Ivar Haglund could teach us now

Last week, I went out to the Nordic Heritage Museum with KUOW producer David Hyde and we walked through the new exhibit about Seattle’s legendary…

Remembering the West Coast’s ugly anti-immigrant era

This is part of a series of Crosscut stories discussing race in the Puget Sound region. Led by Donald Trump, the GOP presidential candidates are…

Mike O’Brien takes a stand against Uber

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien says he has a plan to strengthen the collective bargaining power of drivers who work for companies like Uber, Sidecar…

On “scale” issue, a battle between neighborhoods and City Hall

This is the story of two buildings. Both are unloved by many of their neighbors, both share the same address. Given Seattle’s rapid growth, with…

Sorry, just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can take long showers again

It’s an odd thing for Western Washingtonians to see fires in the Olympics and water advisories in their mailboxes. But thanks to low snowpack and…

9 reasons to build that Canadian wall

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker says we should consider building a wall on the Canadian border. Because the only thing better than having a wall…

Q&A: Councilmember Sawant on public broadband and a socialist Microsoft

There are politicians who seem to inspire strong reactions in people almost exclusively, with little ground between full-fledged supporters and opponents. In Seattle, that politician…

Flashback: Hanford’s lack of a nuclear safety culture

On Wednesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the federal government, concerning the health risks posed to workers at the Hanford nuclear site. Crosscut will…

Flashback: Hanford’s lack of a nuclear safety culture

On Wednesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the federal government, concerning the health risks posed to workers at the Hanford nuclear site. Crosscut will…

Q&A: Councilmember Sawant on public broadband and a socialist Microsoft

There are politicians who seem to inspire strong reactions in people almost exclusively, with little ground between full-fledged supporters and opponents. In Seattle, that politician…

9 reasons to build that Canadian wall

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker says we should consider building a wall on the Canadian border. Because the only thing better than having a wall…

On “scale” issue, a battle between neighborhoods and City Hall

This is the story of two buildings. Both are unloved by many of their neighbors, both share the same address. Given Seattle’s rapid growth, with…

Sorry, just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can take long showers again

It’s an odd thing for Western Washingtonians to see fires in the Olympics and water advisories in their mailboxes. But thanks to low snowpack and…

Mike O’Brien takes a stand against Uber

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien says he has a plan to strengthen the collective bargaining power of drivers who work for companies like Uber, Sidecar…

Remembering the West Coast’s ugly anti-immigrant era

This is part of a series of Crosscut stories discussing race in the Puget Sound region. Led by Donald Trump, the GOP presidential candidates are…

Why Jay Inslee should run for President

The 1992 Democratic primary for President had a long-lasting impact on American politics. The nomination of Bill Clinton was a watershed moment, which lives on…

What Ivar Haglund could teach us now

Last week, I went out to the Nordic Heritage Museum with KUOW producer David Hyde and we walked through the new exhibit about Seattle’s legendary…

Tribes, fishermen battle salmon-eating sea lions

This story originally appeared in the Aug. 17, 2015, edition of High Country News. Rolling whitecaps thumped against the hull of the CRITFC3 as Bobby Begay piloted…

Parched summer could leave houseboats high and dry

Local lawyer/historian Howard Droker’s well-researched 2003 history of the Emerald City’s floating home community was called Seattle’s Unsinkable Houseboats. Well, the houseboats themselves may not…

Announcing the nominees for Crosscut’s 3rd Annual Courage Awards

The nominations are in! Last month, we asked you to tell us about the people in your community who are bravely standing up for what’s…

For Ed Murray’s staff, a revolving door

Most public offices have a revolving door of staff. In Mayor Ed Murray’s, however, that door spins a bit faster. Since Murray took office in…

The Weekend List: Gay softball drama, a sci-fi pop-up, and outdoor movies

* Events that are $15 or less John Baxter is a Switch Hitter Does one’s sexuality define us? And what does it mean to belong…