Tensions high in Olympia after transpo boss’s firing

Everybody in Olympia, it seems, keeps a list. For each party, it's a list of things the other side has made fail — environmental issues for…

5 real fixes for homeless encampments

Shutting down a homeless encampment undeniably feels like decisive action against the phenomenon of people living outdoors, and is therefore gratifying to some. But it…

A new loophole in gun background checks?

A bill in the state Senate would create a new exception to the state’s background check laws, allowing for the transfer of firearms during nonprofit…

An ode to the retiring Beast Mode, Marshawn Lynch

My indelible off-field image of Marshawn Lynch will always be in victory. It was during the largest gathering in our civic history, when an estimated…

Breakthrough for special-needs kindergarten program

The Seattle school system has tentatively agreed to continue its support for an innovative kindergarten program that mixes children with developmental needs and those developing…

Artists search for space from Seattle to Mumbai

The issue of living and work space for artists in Seattle isn’t going away soon, though the artists themselves might very well.  As a Seattle-based…

All-out blitz for 1,000 new beds for homeless

Following a roundtable discussion with 12 service providers and advocates for the homeless last Friday, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw floated a test balloon over the weekend:…

Transgender threat? Other states don’t see an issue

Legislators seeking to roll back a recent ruling on transgender rights have warned of safety risks to women. But how much evidence of trouble is…

Police unions, citizen group forge unlikely partnership

In the posturing that is Seattle’s federally mandated police reform effort, the relationship between the innovative Community Police Commission and the well-established officers and leadership…

Corrections head steps down

The embattled head of the state Department of Corrections abruptly resigned Saturday, suggesting that he was trying to satisfy a “need for blood” on the…

Watch: How Pussy Riot’s punk prayers became a movement

Even for the non-religious, there’s a certain spirituality inside Moscow’s Church of Christ Our Savior. Its gold-leaf onion domes tower over the skyline of Russia’s…

In this living city, layers of meaning and memory

The landscape is squishy with memory for me, like a soggy sponge or bed of moss. Memories ooze when I step onto familiar ground. Two…

Smartypants guide to engaging Seattle’s vibrant ethnic media

How does one reach the Rising American Electorate? How does she message diverse communities? How can the messages be relevant and culturally competent? For many,…

New ‘purple card’ system would help people with dementia

Like many people caring for someone with dementia, Madeleine Fraley often found herself awkwardly trying to explain why her husband, Larry, couldn’t answer questions or…

Inslee’s story checks out, says Senate Corrections investigator

An investigator hired by the Republican-controlled state Senate says that Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee appears to have been telling the truth when he said he…

Attention: the public octopus sex act has been cancelled

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, which means one thing: It’s time to show a little love for one of our most enigmatic local creatures from the…

UW wants to nuke city’s landmarking powers along with reactor building

The University of Washington board of regents has green-lighted a project that will result in the demolition of a nationally recognized historic structure on its…

City delays police reform package, begs for patience

“You have to ask yourself,” said City Attorney Pete Holmes Wednesday, sitting at a conference table on the third floor of City Hall, “Why are…

Inslee’s story checks out, says Senate Corrections investigator

An investigator hired by the Republican-controlled state Senate says that Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee appears to have been telling the truth when he said he…

Skyping with the doctor: expanding electronic access to medical care in Washington

Instead of schlepping to a doctor’s office only to cool your heels in the waiting room, you could be Skyping with your physician from the…

Video: Key GOP senator defends transportation head’s firing

Responding to criticism from Gov. Jay Inslee that Republicans ambushed his Transportation Secretary, Senate transportation chair Curtis King explains why Republicans ousted Secretary Lynn Peterson. In this…

New ‘purple card’ system would help people with dementia

Like many people caring for someone with dementia, Madeleine Fraley often found herself awkwardly trying to explain why her husband, Larry, couldn’t answer questions or…

5 real fixes for homeless encampments

Shutting down a homeless encampment undeniably feels like decisive action against the phenomenon of people living outdoors, and is therefore gratifying to some. But it…

Kehinde Wiley exhibit: hip hop paired with aristocratic portraitures

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic * A retrospective of one of the most buzzed about contemporary artists whose work draws accolades from museum folk and…

In this living city, layers of meaning and memory

The landscape is squishy with memory for me, like a soggy sponge or bed of moss. Memories ooze when I step onto familiar ground. Two…

Watch: How Pussy Riot’s punk prayers became a movement

Even for the non-religious, there’s a certain spirituality inside Moscow’s Church of Christ Our Savior. Its gold-leaf onion domes tower over the skyline of Russia’s…

Smartypants guide to engaging Seattle’s vibrant ethnic media

How does one reach the Rising American Electorate? How does she message diverse communities? How can the messages be relevant and culturally competent? For many,…

Transgender threat? Other states don’t see an issue

Legislators seeking to roll back a recent ruling on transgender rights have warned of safety risks to women. But how much evidence of trouble is…

All-out blitz for 1,000 new beds for homeless

Following a roundtable discussion with 12 service providers and advocates for the homeless last Friday, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw floated a test balloon over the weekend:…

Tensions high in Olympia after transpo boss’s firing

Everybody in Olympia, it seems, keeps a list. For each party, it's a list of things the other side has made fail — environmental issues for…