Election 2016: a quick guide to your primary ballot

It's the middle of summer. Time for enjoying some sun, catching up on some reading and … voting. There's wide agreement that holding a primary…

True story: Trump’s family roots in Seattle

America is the land of opportunity for all, immigrant or native born. Work hard, get a little lucky, and even a simple barber can lay…

What if Seattle police were like Scotland’s?

A story from abroad, which I heard from a friend at a party the other night, points to ways of understanding police work here that…

UW’s ‘Nuke Building’ bites the dust

For nearly a decade, students and faculty at University of Washington, as well as Seattle preservationists, have fought to protect the More Hall annex — also…

Lt. Governor Owen responds on hypocrisy allegations

A July 8 op-ed, “Debating power and principle in the Lieutenant Governor’s office,” used creative legal interpretations to advance the belief that a lieutenant governor has…

Megaquake drill illustrates how underprepared region is

This story originally appeared in OPB/EarthFix. A Portland firefighter and a national guardsman check for bodies in a pile of crumpled cars at the base…

Reminder: Puget Sound has a ton of nuclear weapons

The ad pierces your consciousness and catches you by surprise. Plastered on the side of King County Metro buses, it hurls you momentarily back in…

Rebranding the Seattle waterfront

Sometime after 2020, Seattle will wake up to a spanking new waterfront. Assuming Bertha finishes her work, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is replaced with a…

How much money will it take to make King County arts better?

Gloria Plenkina, 14, is a student at Chinook Middle School in Bellevue. In her spare time, she’s a Russian gypsy. Plenkina, who moved with her…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Capitol Hill Block Party Not a big fan of crowds of people? Avoid Capitol Hill this weekend (and every weekend), but especially this weekend. Now…

Washington GOP’s week of tumult with Trump

Tacoma Pastor Rick Fritz went to Cleveland as a Republican delegate, hoping he could embrace the party’s nominee. But after four days, and watching Donald…

See something courageous? Report it.

What does courage look like? Through a haze of hateful twitter attacks, robust polarization in media, and the decline of civil dialogue in public life,…

With Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Battle of Seattle goes mainstream

The WTO anti-globalization demonstrations of 1999 — the so-called “Battle in Seattle” — have pretty much faded into history. Some have debated their lasting effect…

Former Seattle Chief: Are police really ‘protecting and serving’?

"This is what people want from their police: They want their police to protect and serve." - Norm Stamper In a candid conversation, former Seattle…

Meet Trump’s top donors in Washington

Donald Trump’s biggest financial supporter in Washington is a Tesla-driving, self-proclaimed leftist and feminist from the suburbs bordering Microsoft. And in a poetic turn, his…

Meet Trump’s top donors in Washington

Donald Trump’s biggest financial supporter in Washington is a Tesla-driving, self-proclaimed leftist and feminist from the suburbs bordering Microsoft. And in a poetic turn, his…

Give City Council more power in neighborhoods

Mayor Ed Murray’s abrupt dismissal of the three-decades old district council system neatly encapsulates the dynamic neighborhood activists have complained of for generations: Seattle process…

After scandal, eyes on state auditors race

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley's legal troubles have brought notable primary election attention to a position that has historically operated out of the limelight. Kelley took a leave of absence to prepare for a…

How saving a little red fish led to an urban refuge

This story originally appeared in EarthFix/KCTS9. America has more than 560 wildlife refuges. Most of them are what you’d expect: remote, untrammeled places where humans…

Reminder: Puget Sound has a ton of nuclear weapons

The ad pierces your consciousness and catches you by surprise. Plastered on the side of King County Metro buses, it hurls you momentarily back in…

With Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Battle of Seattle goes mainstream

The WTO anti-globalization demonstrations of 1999 — the so-called “Battle in Seattle” — have pretty much faded into history. Some have debated their lasting effect…

Former Seattle Chief: Are police really ‘protecting and serving’?

"This is what people want from their police: They want their police to protect and serve." - Norm Stamper In a candid conversation, former Seattle…

How much money will it take to make King County arts better?

Gloria Plenkina, 14, is a student at Chinook Middle School in Bellevue. In her spare time, she’s a Russian gypsy. Plenkina, who moved with her…

Rebranding the Seattle waterfront

Sometime after 2020, Seattle will wake up to a spanking new waterfront. Assuming Bertha finishes her work, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is replaced with a…

Washington GOP’s week of tumult with Trump

Tacoma Pastor Rick Fritz went to Cleveland as a Republican delegate, hoping he could embrace the party’s nominee. But after four days, and watching Donald…

Election 2016: a quick guide to your primary ballot

It's the middle of summer. Time for enjoying some sun, catching up on some reading and … voting. There's wide agreement that holding a primary…

Lt. Governor Owen responds on hypocrisy allegations

A July 8 op-ed, “Debating power and principle in the Lieutenant Governor’s office,” used creative legal interpretations to advance the belief that a lieutenant governor has…

Megaquake drill illustrates how underprepared region is

This story originally appeared in OPB/EarthFix. A Portland firefighter and a national guardsman check for bodies in a pile of crumpled cars at the base…

What if Seattle police were like Scotland’s?

A story from abroad, which I heard from a friend at a party the other night, points to ways of understanding police work here that…

See something courageous? Report it.

What does courage look like? Through a haze of hateful twitter attacks, robust polarization in media, and the decline of civil dialogue in public life,…