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Mushroom farm? Park? Oh, the possibilities for this Seattle tunnel

Sure, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is coming down — in 2019, after the new deep-bored tunnel route takes over. But don’t forget, there’s another large…

Hungry and disappearing: Is the orcas’ future already here?

Every day this summer, Jeanne Hyde scanned the waters off the west side of San Juan Island, hoping that the killer whales would show up.…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Romanian Film Festival Since 2014, the American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) has been hosting the Romanian Film Festival, giving local Romanian-Americans a place for community…

Court says ex-inmate can be a lawyer

Update: On Thursday, November 16, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Tarra Simmons "has the requisite moral character and fitness to practice law"…

Who Durkan chose for her transition — and what it may mean

In the hours following her election, Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan looked to both her decisive victory and that of Teresa Mosqueda’s for Seattle City Council and…

Don’t write off Sasquatch. Let’s research him

Sasquatch — also known as Bigfoot — continues to be a symbol of the great Northwest. Fifty years after the famed Patterson-Gimlin film of an…

Sessions sends warning to Seattle, King County on immigration policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent King County and Seattle officials letters on Wednesday inquiring about whether they are violating the terms of a U.S. Department…

Latino candidates triumph after Burien’s nasty campaign

Ask almost anyone in Burien and they will likely tell you about the city's growing pains, which are mostly centered around the issue of immigrant rights. Now…

West’s future looks gloomy in new Climate Change report

This story originally appeared on High Country News. The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in…

Want police to de-escalate situations? Support this

The nation’s rising awareness of police violence was tragically brought home to our community this summer with the shooting death of Charleena Lyles in an…

What Jenny Durkan and Bertha Knight Landes have in common

Seattle has now elected two women mayors — with a gap of nearly a century between their elections. It’s an interval that has served as…

If we can’t stop gun violence, we can plan for it

This month, a gunman opened fire in a San Antonio church, killing 26 congregants in the deadliest mass shooting ever in Texas. In October, in…

Will Seattle see more homeless when spending changes hit?

Social service providers are worried about how the homeless will fare in the face of fast-approaching changes to how the city funds its efforts to…

Weeks of tense fighting end in no extra homeless funding

There was as much as $34 million in new money for homelessness before the Seattle City Council Tuesday, but all of it was rejected. First…

A new political group will target the forgotten voters

As things fall apart, to bastardize W.B. Yeats, two veteran lawmakers hope to rekindle the vital center in American politics. Chris Vance, a former Republican…

In a warm-up for the real fight, lawyers argue about city income tax

Seattle’s new income tax has always been headed toward the Washington Supreme Court. But to get there, it had to start somewhere. That somewhere was King…

So about that Space Needle time capsule…

Time capsules and the future go together, but when the futuristic Space Needle was built in 1962, it didn’t get one. That omission was rectified…

Election data: Yes, Seattle played it safe

In the midst of a national storm driven by a chaotic presidency, declining institutional trust and increasing anxiety in blue America, Seattle’s voters did a…

Bill Nye isn’t just some science guy anymore

Famed science guy Bill Nye is looking a bit like Spock these days, with his long face and thick eyebrows that leap up at the…

A new political group will target the forgotten voters

As things fall apart, to bastardize W.B. Yeats, two veteran lawmakers hope to rekindle the vital center in American politics. Chris Vance, a former Republican…

Christian, bisexual and blocked from ‘dream job’

A former volunteer for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, a Christian organization that provides services to the homeless, is suing the nonprofit over discrimination. Matthew Woods,…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Romanian Film Festival Since 2014, the American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) has been hosting the Romanian Film Festival, giving local Romanian-Americans a place for community…

Will Seattle see more homeless when spending changes hit?

Social service providers are worried about how the homeless will fare in the face of fast-approaching changes to how the city funds its efforts to…

Sessions sends warning to Seattle, King County on immigration policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent King County and Seattle officials letters on Wednesday inquiring about whether they are violating the terms of a U.S. Department…

Court says ex-inmate can be a lawyer

Update: On Thursday, November 16, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Tarra Simmons "has the requisite moral character and fitness to practice law"…

Court says Legislature isn’t done on McCleary. So what now?

The state Legislature needs to speed up its compliance with the Washington state Supreme Court's McCleary ruling, the court announced Wednesday in a unanimous 9-0…

Latino candidates triumph after Burien’s nasty campaign

Ask almost anyone in Burien and they will likely tell you about the city's growing pains, which are mostly centered around the issue of immigrant rights. Now…

What Jenny Durkan and Bertha Knight Landes have in common

Seattle has now elected two women mayors — with a gap of nearly a century between their elections. It’s an interval that has served as…

If we can’t stop gun violence, we can plan for it

This month, a gunman opened fire in a San Antonio church, killing 26 congregants in the deadliest mass shooting ever in Texas. In October, in…

Weeks of tense fighting end in no extra homeless funding

There was as much as $34 million in new money for homelessness before the Seattle City Council Tuesday, but all of it was rejected. First…